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Adelaide Teen Photography Session – Rhoda

Some more from my 2014/15 teen reps

I still can’t believe how lucky I was getting three of the coolest girls to be my teen reps last year. Rhoda here is so stunning and her incredibly bubbly personality shines through. She is an absolute dream to photograph and is so versatile. I find this age group so interesting how they can look like young girls one minute and like sophisticated women the next. Tall, elegant, beautiful and loads of fun too – Rhoda has a big future ahead of her, you can just sense she is going to take the world by storm. Here are more of her images from the session.

Teen Photo Rep Instagram Competition

Adelaide Photographer

Adelaide PhotographerSo once upon a time there was a lovely High School Senior who dreamed of being a superstar. She imagined a time when she could get her hair and makeup done, throw on some uber fashionable outfits and have a photo session where she looked and felt amazing. She pictured how her friends would ooooohhh and aaahhhh and be suitably jealous at how incredible her photos were. They would look sadly at their smart phone selfies and then they too would dream of being featured on a website and on social media…….

This could be your reality. There are 3 spots up for grabs to be my next Teen Representatives. This means you get a full 2 hour makeup and photo shoot. A pre-shoot catch up to talk through clothing, accessories and overall look and feel for the session. A get together afterwards to pick out your favourites and 3-5 digital images to share (low res and watermarked). All this is free, zilch, zero, a big fat “no cost” to you. All you need to do is enter the Teen Photo Rep Instagram competition, be picked as the winner, then bring all that personality to a really fun photo shoot.

Make sure though that Mum, Dad, Great Uncle Pete … whoever it is that calls the shots at your place is okay with you potentially being a superstar. It may help to push the fact that a parent/guardian should come along to all our catchups and the session so you and I can share the experience with them.

So if you are an Adelaide High School/Graduating Senior (16-19 years) jump onto your Instagram account, upload an original image of you. Make sure you follow @kellidphotobox and #rockyourempire. Share the comp with your friends and keep checking the hashtag #rockyourempire to check out your competition and for winners names. If you want to keep up with all the news from Kelli D Photography you can head over and like my Facebook page

For more information on the role as Teen Rep click here

Good luck!

 

Bianca’s Moment [Adelaide Photography]

Bianca's Moment [Adelaide Photography,

Mum's Moment Adelaide PhotographyLast week I got to spend a fantastic, and eye opening, afternoon with an amazing family. As you have all been so avidly following my posts (right?) you will know that I decided to run a little project in the lead up to mother’s day and get people to nominate a mum who has it pretty tough and would be really deserving of winning a bit of a pamper and some photos. I had some amazing letters but Bianca Henderson was chosen as the recipient of the package. Bianca is mum to Declan who has a rare form of Epilepsy. It was so great to meet Bianca and then her husband and Declan. To do Bianca’s family justice I’ve split this story into two parts and will share the family photos in a second post so firstly I will focus just on Bianca’s Moment.

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Bianca’s afternoon started with some hair styling by the lovely Jacki Hann (Jacki’s Hairdressing) who was being very shy and hiding from the camera but did a lovely job of making Bianca’s hair a glossy mane. I am always in awe of the job hairdressers do with the straighteners as I can never ever achieve this with my own hair. I blame low dexterity and patience. Here is a bit of before and after action of Bianca’s locks.

 With her hair done we whizzed Bianca off for a makeup session with Collette (Endless Beauty by Collette) where Bianca had to sit patiently, unable to see the work in progress, until the big reveal at the end.  This has got to be a little disconcerting when you can hear a camera clicking away. I can’t thank Jacki and Collette enough for donating their time and expertise for this project and making Bianca look so beautiful. When I came up with the idea for this project I wanted to give a mum a break from the ordinary and felt like we achieved this.  As you will see below Bianca looked incredible and I think it’s safe to say that it was not how she usually spent a Sunday afternoon.

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Mum’s Moment Adelaide Photography and Pampering Session Giveaway

Mum's Moment Adelaide

After launching my mum’s moment project last weeks I’ve been getting some emails nominating some truly brave women. It’s going to be so difficult to pick someone for the photography session. There are so many deserving women and mum’s giving it all for their families.

Hearing these stories gives a profound perspective on hardship. I spent last month frustrated with computer problems and feeling like there just weren’t enough hours in the day for work, kids, housework, etc, the stuff lots of us juggle on a daily basis. But WOW, other people’s stories can instantly remind you to not sweat the small stuff. That those small hurdles we face are nothing by comparison. Living in the moment is where it’s at and being grateful for what we do have. Say for example the health of your children..

I’d like to introduce Hayley who has been nominated by her sister and best friend Tammy. Hayley has two children Kai (4) and Dahlia (6) who are both suffering from cystic fibrosis. That’s right, not one but both of her kids. This year alone Hayley has already spent over 50 days in hospital with both children dealing with illnesses related to their cystic fibrosis.

For those not sure what the condition is the Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia offers this information:

“Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common, genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today.  It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, however, it also affects a number of other organs and systems. Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of (self) care and support. On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene (most of whom are unaware they are carriers). There is currently no cure. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system. The mucus causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections which lead to irreversible damage. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy. In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four day.

Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. A person with CF may consume up to 40 capsules daily to help digest food and may need to do up to three hours of airway clearance each day.

Treatment generally involves:

  • Intensive daily physiotherapy to clear the lungs
  • Enzyme replacement capsules with food to aid digestion
  • Antibiotic therapy to treat lung infections
  • Aerosol mist inhalations via a nebuliser to help open the airways
  • Salt and vitamin supplements
  • A nutritious, high calorie, high salt, high fat diet
  • Exercise – important to help clear the airways and build core strength”

Often Hayley’s children require hospitalisation at separate times meaning that not only does Hayley have to worry about her ill child but she has to spend a huge amount of time away from the other and misses out on events we take for granted like being there when our children receive awards, start kindy, etc. I can only imagine there has been a few birthdays and christmas’ spent at the hospital too.

Every day Hayley’s day is a myriad of treatments, medications & appointments for the children and with both Dahlia and Kai requiring physio once or twice a day which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour per child. With that type of schedule there would be little time left for mum. Hayley obviously has huge support from her sister Tammy, who thinks Hayley “takes it all in her stride, and could do with some pampering”. Tammy, thank you so much for sharing Hayley’s story. I’m truly astounded by the resilience and strength people show when they are thrown these types of challenges.

You can find out more about Cystic Fibrosis at http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au

If you know somebody who deserves to be nominated you can do that below:

Mother’s Day Photography and Pamper Session Giveaway – Mum’s Moment [Adelaide]

Free Adelaide Photography session give-away - Mum's MomentKnow a mum who could really do with some good luck coming her way? Somebody who deserves to win a full photography session plus images … and hair, makeup and nails for the shoot? Nominate her here: