Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Redefining beauty and a few stills

This past week has been a real whirlwind for me and some turmoil has arisen in my heart.

I am very lucky to have a beautiful family to keep me afloat and to bring the important joys in my life to the forefront of my mind.

I have just finished reading Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson from the Nienie Dialogues and it has really go me thinking. After a plane crash where 85% of her body was severely burnt, she was able to find her beauty again.

I started thinking the other day how we define ourselves as beautiful. How many times in our lives have we defined our worth and beauty by our outer beauty and forgotten all of the other talents and inner beauty that we possess. How quickly we forget the beauty in raising loved children, finding and honing new-found talents, and being a empathetic and loyal friend.

I am guilty of this almost everyday and yesterday as i sat deep in thought it came to me. I am slowly finding my own beauty through the lens of my camera. I am finding a new sense of self worth and beauty in capturing beautiful images.

The images I take are always taken with one aim in mind, emotion. Whether it is the joy in a belly laugh or an embrace or two souls who are in love, I aim to capture that emotion. Hearing words of gratitude from my clients as to how those images bring them great joy and allows them to see what what was right in front of them warms my heart and brings me a new self worth.

With that in mind, here are the last of the Adelaide photos in a few stills











1) An orange or mandarin tree in my parents back yard
2) My Dad making his 4 layer Orange cake, topped with mango and coulis, an artist in every sense of the word.
3) This little piano bunny has been on top of our piano since I can remember and brings back happy feelings.
4) AMEN!
5) He's into cutlery
6) Getting pensive
7) Lasagne face
8) Upon the coffee table

28 comments:

  1. Lovely post and that cake looks yum!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Anne :)
      The cake was so yummy :)
      Ellen xx

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  2. lovely photos! your babe has the bluest eyes :) so cute!

    xo,
    kristyn

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    1. Thanks Kristyn :) I am a little bit smitten with him!
      Ellen xx

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  3. Ellen you take some beautiful pictures lovely! My camera is relatively new and I'm still stuck in the Auto mode but I found myself running around snapping everything at first and now just like you said I'm beginning to see and appreciate the beauty in simple things... I want to savour the simple beautiful things in hope that others share a love of aesthetics. It's more than just prettiness. It's real life.

    Forgive me for going all philosophical on you :) but I love this post...

    Sophie xo

    P.S. Your little man is adorable!

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    1. Ae Thanks Sophie :) I totally understand what you mean. I like the simple :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ellen xx

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  4. Oh, I love little boy food faces!

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    1. I know! Cracks me up but then kinda grosses me out! Thanks for coming over to my little space :)
      Ellen xx

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  5. I loved that book as well! Made me so inspired. p.s. Noah is a cutie! xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today :)
      Ellen xx

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  7. thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! you have a lovely blog, and you take such amazing pictures...i definitely see beauty through your pictures :)

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    1. That is so lovely of you to say Helen, thank you :) And thanks for stopping by my blog!
      Ellen xx

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  8. Wow! Great pics. I'm completely smitten with your blog. x

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  9. Loving your blog...........my wee man loves wooden spoons :-)

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    1. I KNOW! What is up with the cutlery obsession with kids? Thanks so much for leaving a lovely comment :)
      Ellen xx

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  10. Gorgeous gorgeous photos. So precious to have a photo of your dad making his special cake. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Looking forward to a nosy around your archives.

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    1. :)Yeah my Dad is an expert at making his layer cake and crepes. Thanks so leaving some love on my blog :)
      Ellen xx

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    1. Thanks Courtney for stopping by :) xx

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  12. This is beautiful. You take gorgeous pics too.

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  13. There are some lovely shots here, you are very talented at finding the beauty in things.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love Gillian :)
      Ellen xx

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  14. Lovely photos! And that cake looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks Liv :) The cake WAS delicious!!
      Ellen xx

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