What camera do I take on holiday?....

"WANDERLUST"
(n.) A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world

Slow down, look around.  The view isn't the only thing worth documenting.

Slow down, look around.  The view isn't the only thing worth documenting.

Keep your camera ready and with you at all times.

Keep your camera ready and with you at all times.

If you are like me you have a strong case of the Wanderlusts and there is NO cure.  All you can do is dream of your next holiday, save your pennies and actually print photos of your previous holidays, hang them on the wall and appreciate them!!!!  

Someone asked me a question today and it was "what camera/s do I use on holiday"  and at first I didn't know how to reply as it really does depend on the kind of holiday I am going on.  But then I started reflecting on my absolute favourite images that I treasure from past holidays.  Why do I treasure them?  What camera did I take? What did I like about that camera?  hmmmm

This is where Tuscany comes into the picture.  I have to say I could fill my house with the images I took of Tuscany.  Why?  Well it was a bunch of stuff really.  The holiday was with close friends, we had the best time, the place is paradise seriously, paradise and I took a no fuss 35mm film camera with me.  It was a little semi automatic Contax.  

Some of the images I got back were miss I have to be honest but the ones I hit were AMAZING and atmospheric and glorious and there was no editing!!!!! WIN WIN

  I hang them all around my house and even in my kitchen.  

Backlit sunflowers is always a good idea

Backlit sunflowers is always a good idea

Its not that I don't like my digital camera but taking it on a long international holiday is just too difficult - I can't relax and concentrate on being on holiday, I'm too worried about my camera either killing my shoulder or getting damaged. 

I also get stuck in this weird "I have to take a photo of everything because I can" headspace and I miss out really on the experience. (And walk into a lot of poles or do that really embarrassing half trip thingy which is WAY more embarrassing than actually tripping... and you know what I'm talking about...)

So film slows me rights down.....  I have to think about every shot I take because...  1) you just can't rush it, exposures have to be spot on.  2) It costs $$$ every time I press that shutter.

The bonus about this is...... I only take a photo if the light is exactly right and it means something, every shot has a purpose and a memory attached to it. 

 

I like that.  Its not about showing every single moment with my camera pressed to my face and missing out on living those moments to the full, its about capturing a feeling or amazing light hitting a leaf or even a vintage clothes line :).

Yes I took a photo of a clothes line, look at it, its magnificent!  

The memories are in the sometimes quirky details...

The memories are in the sometimes quirky details...

Tuscany = paradise

Tuscany = paradise

When you get back from holiday guess what?! You have the pleasure of waiting for that film to come back and you get to relive your holiday all over again!!!  Its the BEST I totally recommend it.  

 I am by no way a camera guru.  I have just found what works for me by googling the hell out of topics such as "what is the best 35mm film camera to take on holiday" etc etc haha. I also have a fabulous Canon 1V that I adore and take away with me too but she's a biggin so be prepared to have some physio when you get back.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions and I will by all means try and help if i can.

Hope you have enjoyed this chat about holiday and film cameras.  And if you are a fellow "wanderluster-er" I feel your pain!

Ciao

Bx

Family made in heaven {Brisbane Family Photographer}

The perfect client... does it exist?  YES IT DOES.  These guys were perfection from start to finish.  Simmone and I worked along with eachother to make their afternoon perfect.  We spoke about clothes, hair and makeup, where to meet, what time, what to expect and how to get the most out of their time with me.  You can see from the images that everything fell together beautifully but these things don't happen by chance.  It takes planning and effort but its so worth it!  These images will be treasured for a life time and i'll be proud of them for about the same amount of time. :)

What a stupidly gorgeous family they are.  In love with these 5.

Lots of love from me.  Hope this isn't the last time we meet.

Bx

Pre-Wedding Shoot {Brisbane}

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Kimmy & Patrick few all the way from Hong Kong to have their wedding portraits done together.  This is my first Pre-Wedding Shoot experience and I absolutely loved it!  1.5hrs in the gorgeous Brisbane sunshine, natural surroundings and a stunning couple.... more please?  Bx

Family Love {Brisbane Family Photography}

Beautiful little Auty caught in the natural light of Brisbane.  Love this little one so much, such attitude and spunk!  But she looks so angelic here :)

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Baby Michael {Brisbane Family Photographer}

Oh man do I get to photograph the cutest kids ever?! Yes i do!  

little Michael was a dream and i loved hanging out with his parents too.  Get in touch if you would like some natural portraits of your family in the Brisbane area. 

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Britt and her family..... {Brisbane}

EVERYONE should have a family photo!  Even the photographer....

It's why I love what I do so much.  In this day and age photography is about camera phones and well camera phones.  When was the last time you got all dressed up and got some really beautiful photos of your family and then got them printed and hung on the wall?  

It's so important to capture these beautiful moments during our life and I don't mean selfies (although they have their place and so does snap chat thank you).  

Do I love my photo being taken?  Nope.  Not even a little bit, I absolutely HATE it with a passion but I know the value and I know its priceless to my family and my husband.  For the photoshoot we let go of our insecurities for 1 hour for our loved ones so that we can capture our love and cherish it for a very long time.  

So here is my family (the girls) from the left my niece Ishtar, my darling sis Jasmine, my little niece Athena, my awesome Mumma Marilyn and goofy old me..... x  

{Thanks Granty for the image you did GOOD!!!}

Caitlin & Dexter (Family Photographer Brisbane)

Be still my beating heart.....

Caitlin sharing a moment with her little Dexter.  Dexter on the other hand couldn't stop checking out my camera! haha.  Those eyes .....  

Mother and Son.  Photography by Britt Spring - Family Photographer Brisbane Australia

Mother and Son.  Photography by Britt Spring - Family Photographer Brisbane Australia

Mark & Bek {Mapleton Queensland}

Its wedding season here in Queensland and boy has it been a good one.  This is my second last wedding for 2016 and Mark and Bek did not disappoint.  More to come soon!

Ben & Kara {New Farm Brisbane}

Ben & Kara got hitched at New Farm, Brisbane.  

A little sneak peek of their amazing connection.  What a beautiful day this was.

Mother & Daughter Session {Brisbane Family Photographer}

It is the BIGGEST privilege to photograph people in this way.  I love the relationships mothers have with their children and this is the type of photography I want to do a lot more of in the future.  In a relaxed setting in a gorgeous sunlit location.  I am honestly so lucky to have this job. x

Beautifully engaged.... {Brisbane Photographer}

Let us love, since that is all our hearts were made for......
— St Therese de Lisieux

We met in the beautiful fields of Nudgee Beach, they said they were nervous I said don't worry Im nervous too.  Lets just hang out and take some photos and get to know each other.  So we did and they are some of my favourite engagement images i have ever taken.  Thank you Ben & Kara you two are super special and i can't wait for your wedding!!!! Bx 

#family #photography #brisbane #couples #engagement #love #newstead #newfarm #wedding #australia 

Wedding heaven..... {Brisbane Wedding}

I don't do many weddings but boy am i glad i chose to do this one?  More to come of these two love birds.... Matt & Kat xoxo {Mount Cootha - Botanical Gardens}

Women's Portraiture {Brisbane Newstead Photographer}

And then i realised.... adventures are the best way to learn.
Breanna bathed in the glorious afternoon light of Brisbane Australia.  Women's portraiture Brisbane 

Breanna bathed in the glorious afternoon light of Brisbane Australia.  Women's portraiture Brisbane 

A little "adventure" i undertook with some of my dear friends.  One of those ideas that quickly become a reality and actually comes together how you imagined it.  Can't wait to share more.  Bx 

Jessica Leigh Irwin {Brisbane Portrait Photographer}

This beautiful woman is a local singer and songwriter and i had the amazing priviledge of taking her portraits at the Brisbane Old Museum recently.  I really with my whole heart wish Jessica all the best in her career! Here are some of the images we made together Bx

Beautiful Jessica in the Brisbane sunlight

Beautiful Jessica in the Brisbane sunlight

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Womens Portraiture by Britt Spring Photography

Womens Portraiture by Britt Spring Photography