It’s not often someone gets to play in a grand final, let alone win one! Yesterday makes two in a row for my eldest son Matthew, better known as…
I’m busily tapping away, answering, deleting, filing and junking emails. So much digital crap to weed through to get the work done. The…
This is one of my favourite photos I’ve captured this year. It was shot at Terrigal Beach, where I spend many mornings and an occasional afternoon walking, talking and coffee shopping with Linda… my number one. This photo was uncommissioned, wasn’t shot on one of my professional cameras and there are
Talk about freezing! This was not a good day for a portfolio photography shoot where we were hoping to go for a “summery” feel. Kass was looking to add to her portfolio and as an an experienced model wanted to introduce her boyfriend Beau to the idea.
With the date and time locked in and busy schedules, there was no choice but to go ahead with the shoot at the Newcastle Baths. Lucky for Kass and Beau, this wasn’t a swim suit shoot which was also happening at the same time and location. And who says modelling isn’t a tough job!
As a first try at this modelling gig, Beau did
“Are you ok if I take a couple of photos while you fish?” I asked who I found out later to be Murph, a definite and obvious local at Tathra Wharf on the far South Coast of NSW. The other fishermen knew him by name and although none of them had much to say to each other, there seemed to be a definite
January 2014 my son Matthew, brother Simon and his mate Shaun and I, set off to ski Japan and opted to stay with a Japanese family in the Pension Yubokumin in Hirafu Niseko on the Island of Hokkaido. Below is a recap of our trip in photos.
All photos taken with one camera/lens combo; a fixed 35mm lens on the Fuji X100s and freezing cold hands!
If you’d like to check out more of the Japan ski holiday, there’s a bunch of other photos on my Instagram feed: http://instagram.com/andrew_hellmich
The car was parked roughly, a ‘k’ away via the beach, a k-and-a-half by road but I had no shoes. We’d just run from the beach to the deserted coffee shop as the storm hit. The only warning was an announcement by the lifeguards that most people ignored until it was absolutely thumping down.
The coffee shop was packed now. Not by coffee drinkers so much as
Work calls to say you don’t need to come in today, have the day off. Would you still go in? I’m guessing no. I’m also guessing that’s why I’m so damn lucky to be doing what I love to do for work.
I had a wedding booked last Saturday. The wedding was cancelled close to the
“Holy freakin’ s@#t, it’s cold!” I was yelling inside my head while tip toeing from the steps into the ocean pool. Mum and Dad were in earshot and I wanted them to stay proud while pointing my way to their swimming friends – “Yes, that’s our eldest son, Andrew,” they boasted, “he’s visiting.”
I’m unsure whether it’s the same for girls as it is boys when entering cold water. For boys, there comes a point as the cold water travels slowly up the thigh when it’s do or die. It’s either get in or get out because entering slowly just prolongs the anxiety of cold, retreating tackle.
Anyway… I made it all the way in, finished two laps and told dad I’m
It was all fun and games till one of the girls hit the deck screaming in pain with a twisted look of anguish on her face. I though the leg was broken for sure. The other girls must have too, they immediately stopped with the closest skaters from each team yelling for help.
Last week I didn’t have a clue that Roller Derby existed in Australia, let alone the Central Coast. I was told about it by Sam Woods who mentioned her daughter Jordi competed (or played – I’m not up with the lingo yet). Jordi! was my
I’ve had a great couple of shoots experimenting with a new technique that we can now happily offer to you if you’d like to have some light painting photography for your Central Coast wedding. Obviously, these images can only be created at night time but will work in just about any location or venue.
The best time for shots like these on your wedding day would be just before
Yes, it’s been a while between posts, for good reason. I’ve been in France to see the Tour and it was bloody fantastic!
It’s been very difficult getting back into the swing of things but that’s about to change.
I’ve been hearing and getting lots of comments about the advice section of this blog and you’ll be happy to know I have plenty more great information and interviews to come in future posts. You do know that you can get all the information in one spot right now (past and unpublished future material) at the Your Wedding Made Easy website. If you aren’t aware, I wrote a book to cover everything you need to know about booking every service for your wedding.
Say ‘Hello’ to our new little Shiba-Inu puppy, Ryu. He arrived at Sydney airport on Saturday morning 6am, along with his little sister Juno.
I am by no means a landscape photographer but like so many photography enthusiasts, I’ll have a go at anything – even if it’s for just a little fun, some self gratification, hone some skills or just playing around.
This is a tough shoot to categorise as Tara and Jo are actually a couple and are engaged to be married in 2012 so I guess it was an e-session but it doubled as a shoot for Kelly from Kel-Leigh Couture to photograph a couple of her new gowns. I also had the chance to be very selfish and choose the location and style of images to shoot – basically a bit of a play with some new equipment before bringing it out at a real wedding.
Holidays and long weekends are a pretty standard time to get together with family and this weekend was no different for us. My brother Dave with his wife and children plus my parents came up from Sydney for Sunday lunch. Although it would have been nice to have the rest of the family here we all still had a great time together.
I was lucky enough to experience skiing in Japan earlier this year with my youngest brother Simon and four good mates. This was my first ever trip to Japan and although we didn’t see much apart one very small part of the country on the northern island of Hokkaido I saw enough to know just how lovely the Japanese are, ever willing to please and help with any request, they are gentle, easily approachable, ever so polite, have great food, are proud and welcoming.
As you may know, last Friday, Gosford was host to race number three of the NSW Cycling Grand Prix and being a fan of the sport I was keen to grab a few photos if I could get close enough to the action.
I spend so much time photographing and showing images of other families, I thought I’d share a couple of photos I took this morning of my family.
I happened to have a little time yesterday to finally start the massive task of sorting through the photos from my trip to France in July. The reason it is such a massive task is that I’m sorting my images plus those of 11 mates and trying to put them in some type of order for a DVD and a coffee table book of the trip.