What a fun night to photograph. Louise's partner Bob contacted me to photograph the big surprise party he had organised for her 50th Birthday celebration, I was excited because surprise parties are the best to photograph!
She was definitely surprised on arrival at The Palais at Luna Park Sydney, there was close to 100 guests who had travelled from all over to be there. She's a very lucky lady to have such loving family and friends, and they sure know how to party! All helped along by their Croatian band Sto Na Sat
who were fabulous.
Little Olivia's Christening was held at St Peter's Cremorne, a lovely family feeling church. I've been lucky enough to photograph a number of family occasions for Olivia's family, its always a pleasure to work tith families and see how they change and grow. This family has expanded by a few little ones since the last occasion and the older children have grown quite a lot.
It was such a lovely day capturing this families celebration back at the family home, and getting to catch up with these lovely people!
Western Earth Moving is celebrating 60 years this year and its really easy to see why they have been a successful company for so long, and will stay strong long into the future. Their approach to business is that their employees are their family, and the success of their business is all about relationship with their business partners.
This event was a celebration for them while also being a opportunity to strength their business and the industry for the future. The guests were all from the industry and were encourage to network and create new friendships with others to build better working relationship. While also enjoying the fabulous setting and food provided by their hosts.
Once again thank you Graham, Mike and family for asking me to capture your event for you.
I recently attended the MTHFR Methylation Summit
in Sydney as the professional photography for the conference. I was booked for the event by an old colleague of mine from my Professional Conference Organising days Lisa Harrison from Urban Event Management
who organised the Summit which ran seemlessly as any event Lisa manages does.
My brief was the capture all aspects of the event both for the company running the event MTHFR Support
and their exhibitors. This was an easy task as the conference was well attended and organised allowing plenty of time for the delegates to interact with each other and the exhibitors in breaks, plenty of room to absorb all the information in the conference sessions making notes and a good amount of question time allocated to each presentation.
I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend working in such a great atmosphere, and also found the content of the conference fascinating!
So last weekend I was invited to photograph an elopement or secret wedding. The only people that knew about the event were the immediate family and a couple of close friends who had been invited along to Rathborne Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
I was first contact by the sister of the bride whose wedding we photographed a number of years ago, it was one of the most fun weddings we ever worked on so I was very happy to be invited along to another family function. Then Kimberley called and explained their plans for a small private wedding.
It was a beautiful day, and lovely setting with Rathborne Lodge offering the perfect set up for a event of this size. And as expected I had lots of fun capturing the event for them, and as you can see they couldn't have been happier with their special day.
Thank you Kimberley & Andrew for asking me to photograph your secret wedding!
There is something special about the job we do, and that is we get to capture lifes important moments for families. For this family we first met them when they were in the bridal party of a friends wedding, since then we've photographed their wedding, family portraits and christenings for their children. Its always lovely to arrive at an event and know many of the faces and feel involved in the celebrations. Thank you Rachel and Prentice for allowing us to be a part of your extended family it's a real priviledge.
Here are the photos from their youngest Leo's christening day last weekend, a beautiful (if a little cold) winters day in Sydney. The ceremony was held at St Anthonys Catholic Church in Marsfield. We worked unobstrusively through the ceremony abidinb by the priests wishes, and capture the details for their memories.
We photographed Julieanne's 1st birthday party
6 years ago and were delighted when her parents contacted us to capture her 7th birthday party. A unicorn my pony party held at a property in Galston Gorge. All the children enjoyed the fabulous spread of food and goodies, then they had a ball riding the ponies.
Thank you for inviting me, and I look forward to seeing you again at the beach this year for Aussie Santa photos
as always Jasper & Glen!
Western Earth Moving really know how to look after their employees they call their extended family. Saturday night they spent the evening cruising the harbour.... it was such a fabulous evening for it. The cruise started at King Street Wharf on the Star Ship Aqua, then enjoyed cruising around the harbour to Farm Cove, and up to Rose Bay before floating back under the bridge.
I really enjoyed being able to capture the event for them, and thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend sitting out on the deck watching our stunning city float by so I'm sure all the guests did too.
Here are some of the photos to remember the night by.....
We love what we do here are J Roberts Photography documenting the lives of our clients and their families, this does also sometime extended to the lives fo their friends and family. I was delighted to be asked to photography Annalise's Christening Day, not only have we captured the memories of her brother Joshua's Christening but there was also another 3 children at the ceremony whose baptisms we've photographed!
Another beautiful day filled with family and friends all so excited for baby Annalise. Luckily this time I was at the church for the ceremony, then we followed on to a beautiful lunch at Oatlands House.
I was recently asked to cover an event for Suttons Motors to use for their business public relations. Suttons undertakes a number of charity initiatives and the most recent one was for the Fred Hollows Foundation. For the month of October they donated a percentage of sales from all car window tints to the foundation and I was there to photograph the presentation of the $30,500 cheque to the representative from the Fred Hollows Foundation. This was a wonderful initiative that from all accounts both management and the sales staff got a lot out of, and raised some much needed money for the foundation. During the presentation there was also a surprise additional cheque from the parts department who had done their own fundraising to add to the donation.
While the whole team were together they also took the opportunity to update their corporate headshots which I took very quick and efficiently utilising a lovey blue wall within the conference room :-)
Thanks Suttons for inviting me along to capture this, and for the great charity work you do. Looking forward to working with you again!
The CSR Value Champions Awards Dinner for 2015 was held at Public Dining Room at Balmoral. The award winners spent the day doing fun team building activities with their partners and colleagues, then had an afternoon of pampering before a water taxi ride from Circular Quay to Balmoral, arriving in style on a beautiful (if a little windy) afternoon in Sydney.
This is a wonderful event to photograph as the winners have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievement and te management team are very support of everyone. A event I look forward to photographing each year.
The CSR Value Champions dinner is a wonderful event we get to photograph each year. In 2016 is was held at The Tea Room, Gunners' Barracks Mosman a stunning location overlooking Sydney Harbour with fabulous food. The theme this year was red and they did a lovely job theming the room while in keeping with its style.
The Value Champions dinner is about rewards CSR employees who go above and beyond in their jobs and they are voted on by their peers. The winners come to Sydney with their partners and spend the day doing fun activities and getting pampered before their awards night. We always comemorate the event with a couple photograph at the location of the dinner which they keep as a souvenir.
The Oracle Annual Conference was held this year at the Grand Hyatt Sydney, a great conference venue which is beautifully situated within the heritage part of the hotel. Delegates arrvied first thing in the morning and spent the day conferencing, then held a dinner and awards ceremony that evening. We captured the days activities and presented a slideshow of these photographs at the dinner, which was a big success and all the delegates enjoyed reviewing the day plus providing a talking point for them at dinner.
"The client was very happy with the images, and my knowledge from by years as a Professional Conference Organiser ensured that I understood the flow of the conference, and captured the outcomes the client was after. See below testimonial..... love a happy client :-)
Jennifer was incredible! She went above and beyond what she was hired to do and even helped, when she didn’t have to.
Amazing photos. She really captured the day.
Just such a pleasure to work with. No fuss, got the job done with the up must professionalism.
Highly recommend to anyone who wants quality and someone who cares deeply about the job at hand and the clients wishes.
Thank you so much Jennifer.
Madelynne Finnigan | Events Coordinator"
Zara Turns One…. isn’t she adorable! She just like a doll, and such a smiley happy little girl with all her loving family around her. And what a stunning theming her very clever Mummy created for her first birthday party at Otto Ristorante in Wooloomooloo. The spring florals by @seedflora in a range of pinks and soft pastels looked amazing and also smelled fabulous, plus all the other lovely details.
Thanks Yasmina for inviting me to capture your memories of such a special event!
All props, custom wall, tall flower stands and cake plinths @partyatmosphere
Strawberry Tower @strawberriesandco_
Gold Tiffany Chairs @royaltea_hightea
Duke's first birthday party was themed beautifully by his clever Mummy in a woodlands theme, which worked perfectly with the background of The Camperdown Commons
. Duke's little Peter Rabbit outfit, plus the woodland critters were very cute. They also hired some soft play euipqment and ball pit which were set up in the courtyard and all the toddlers enjoyed playing in there.
Duke is a very lucky boys, first of the next generation for both sides of the family he is doted on my aunts, grand parents and great grandparents, which created a loving atmosphere for the party. Plus as you can see he REALLY enjoyed eating his birthday cake, love the facial expressions and the tongue!
Thanks for inviting me to capture your memories of this lovely birthday party Kristyl & Ben :-)
We've been photographing this families celebrations for a number of years now, they are always lots of fun with a lovely warm feeling, which I think says a lot about the hosts. Happy 60th Birthday Graham it was a pleasure to be involved in such a celebration.
It was a glorious afternoon for lunch at Aqua Dining
, Milsons Point, everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, catching up and eating delicious food with an amazing view. Guests were entertained by Tony Magic Show
as Tony moved around the room with his card and magic tricks, plus a birthday floor show for all the guest. This was followed by some great heart felt speeches.
A fabulous afternoon!
Beautiful day last weekend for Charbel’s 1st Birthday party, beautifully themed by his talented Mummy @laurahazzouri who clearly has a designers eye with the amazing set up and colour palate for his wild theme.
I've been photographing this extended families celebrations for the last 6 years, they are always spectacular but the best thing about them is the love and warmth the whole family shows towards each other and everyone else. Its a pleasure to watch and capture. Thank you Hazzouri's!
Kids tables set-up, design, complete papery set, favours, party hats, info graph, signage @paperplayground
Table Linen @mayronisevents
Balloon art @bubblemooballoons
Wall, plinths, signage @partyatmosphere
#charbelturnsone #firstbirthday #partyphotographysydney #professionalpartyphotography #sydneyprofessionalphotographer #jrobertsphotography
We have been very priviledged to capture a number of celebrations for this family, and little Addison's christening was a lovely as the rest. A beautiful autumn day with the ceremony held at Kings School Chapel, where Addison enjoyed all the attention the only process she didn't like was having the water dabbed on her head.... she pushed the ministers hand away.
After the ceremony everyone headed to Biviano's in Dural for the afternoon where Addison's mother had created a beautiful dessert buffet in rich creams and golds.... definitely looked to good to eat!
Thank you for inviting us to capture this event for you, as always a pleasure to work with the Ragg family x
I was very priviledged last weekend to be invited to capture this families second christening day. They are such a beautiful family both outside and inside and I really enjoyed photographing their elder daughters christening day
a couple of years ago, so I was really looking forward to Simon James' day.
As you can see we have photos at their house getting Simon dressed by his god parents, then family photos before heading to Saint Charbel's Church in Punchbowl for the christening ceremony. I then left the family to a lovely seafood lunch by the river at Aquarius Restaurant, George's Hall.
Thank you for inviting me along to be part of Simon James' day Amanda and Serge, as always a beautiful day celebrating.
This family do parties so well, even when they are just having a small party for their youngest 3rd birthday it's still fabulous!
They requested a quick family portrait sessions just before the party started to update their photos of their three beautiful girls, it's a great opportunity as they kids grow so quickly at this age, ask us about it when you book in for your next party photography booking.
Then the Madagascar themed party began with fabulous animal face painting, pass the parcel, musical statues and a fabulous cake :-)
Annaleise's Christening Day
I've photographed many events for this extended family over the last few years and just love seeing this large family all together.
We started photographing Annaleise's christening day with some family portraits at the family home before heading off to Our Lady of Lebanon in Harris Park for the ceremony. It was a very hot afternoon and little Annaleise's fell asleep during the ceremony and didn't even wake up with the water was being poured over her head! She is just adorable and loved being handed around to all the family, and she's so photogenic I couldn't get enough of her.
After the ceremony the celebrations continued in Woolwich at Cucinetta's with a wonderful atmosphere and view across the harbour.
Thank you for inviting me again to capture this special time for your family guys x
Carolyn and Brett wanted to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary with a ceremony renewing their vows and a fabuous party..... so that's exactly that they did!
The idea came about as their daughters were watching their wedding video and asked why that hadn't been at the wedding.... and were very disappointed not to be involved. So the 10 year anniversary plan came together including the children in the bridal party what lucky kids!
So here are the memories of a lovely afternoon at Penrith Baptist Church and a local park. Thanks for including us in your day guys :-)
Sue's 50th Birthday party was supposed to be a garden party held on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens, a fabulous location with views of the Opera House and Harbour but unfortunately the weather was very wet in the lead up to the day and on the morning so the decision was to go with Plan B which was the Frisco Hotel in Wooloomooloo..... and what a great back up plan it was. Our on the verandah with the afternoon sun was a great location for all the guests.
Sue wanted to have all the important women in her life together for the afternoon, and her birthday wish was for a group photo with everyone.... so that's where I came in!
The atmosphere was very fun, with everyone chatting and catching up. The speeches were great too, then we headed down the road to the park for the big group photo and lots of little groups of people so that Sue can remember all the lovely people that were there. And I'm sure once I left the party went into full swing as the husbands and partners turned up to party the night away!
Doug's 90th Birthday was such a lovely celebration, as it should be at that age, held with his family and old friends around. With his children, grand children, great grand children, cousins and old friends all involved it was a lovely afternoon.
The speeches also included celebrations for the recent birthdays of one of his grandsons 18th birthday and one of his great grand daughters 3rd birthday..... lots of milestones!
Thanks for inviting me to capture the lovely memories, and the warmth of the gathering x
So here are some highlights of a fabulous Bar Mitzvah celebration for Josh last weekend. The atmosphere was filled with fun, love and excitement, a joy to photograph ..... Mazel Tov Josh!
This was the first Bar Mitzvah celebration that I've photographed, they are so much fun, all the dancing and exciting for this proud family and young man it's lovely. The theming was superbly put together by Josh's Mum and the team at Funky Functions, such a lovely colour palette to work with, and the setting at Monash Country Club was pretty spectacular.
Thanks for inviting me to capture the day for you Carmel x
What a beautiful afternoon this was with all of Jenny & Charles' close family and friends there to celebrate this milestone with them. People tend to surround themselves with like minded people and the whole group were the most lovely, generous, fun loving people I really enjoyed attending and felt priviledge to photograph this group.
The luncheon was held at The Kirribilli Club's Water Terrace on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon and the guests enjoyed sitting outside, and the fabulous food. The desserts were organised by Jenny's close group of friends and they not only looked spectacular but they tasted delicious too!
Congratulations Jenny & Charles and thanks for including me in your day.
Nanette's 80th Birthday celebrations last weekend at The Sebel Hawkesbury in Windsor was a lovely afternoon, filled with her family and friends. Everyone was relaxed thanks to some lovely baby sitters who looked after the little ones, and such a loving atmosphere.
Nanette's advice to all about enjoying a long life is to keep both your body and mind active with crosswords, bridge and different sports.
Thanks for inviting me to capture more family events for you Anne, I enjoyed seeing everyone again after your sons Christening last year!
What a fabulous party for Roger's 50th Birthday party, his wife Karen had done an amazing job theming the party James Bond Casino Royale and all the guests got into the swing of the theme getting dressed up and enjoying the night.
As you can see there was a red carpet entry with Casino Royale signage, martinis on arrival, casino theming and backdrops around the room and after speeches the casino itself started up.
A great night all around, thanks for asking me to capture your memories for you Karen and Roger!
I was invited along to the Carlile Swimming Operations Managers Conference last month to capture some lovely friendly corporate headshots of their staff, and also photograph a session of their annual conference.
It was a beautiful winters morning down at Novotel Manly Beach, and I had a lovely time with their fantastic, friendly staff. I think we captured the essence of their personalities in their images below....
Apre Ski in Mosman.... where else?
What fabulously themed party, the blue wash, the fire pit with white leather couch and fur rugs in the back garden, ski's, snow shoes, deer head, logs, schnapps.... and a crowd of people dressed for apre ski!
Such a great party, Happy Birthday PT x
We were lucky enough to photograph Madison's parents wedding a couple of years ago, so when Rachel and Prentice contacted me and asked me to photograph their little girls baptism I was honoured to say yes. We were actually leaving on a family holiday that day, but with a little bit of flexibility we managed to fit photographing the Christening in first..... I wouldn't have missed it!
Congratulations guys she is just gorgeous and so easy going, just look how relaxed she was with the water. It was also lovely to see all your family again too x
We love being involved in a surprise.....
Prad's 50th birthday party was a complete surprise for him, all the guests arrived at 6pm and waited for Prad to arrive, he was bought to this fabulous Indian Restaurant, Urban Tadka in Terrey Hills but his father, brother and nephew but had no idea that all his friends would be there to join him. As you can see from the photos it took him a while to take it all in, especially one of his very old friend who had travelled from Hong Kong for the party.
The night included lots of great speeches, a beautiful indian buffet, lots of fun and ended with great dancing.....
Happy Birthday Prad!
Nicholas' Mum is a very old friend of mine, so I was honoured when she asked me to photograph his Christening & 1st Birthday Party!
The celebration was being held at the family home, so we arranged for me to arrive early to get a few family portraits before the guests started arriving, always a good idea. Nicholas is the smiliest 1 year old I know so he was easy, his big brother on the other hand was not so keen on the camera.... but very cheeky! And as you can see they are both besotted with their Grandma.
Then the party began with lots of family and friends around to help celebrate, and a lovely naming ceremony carried out by one of our favourite celebrants Elaine Searle
, held on the deck with the lovely afternoon sun in the background.
A beautiful day, thanks for inviting me to "Capture Your Memories" guys x
Steph & Garth's engagement party was last Saturday night at the Pump House at Darling Harbour, it's quite a funky little venue and the space they had on the enclosed verandah was perfect for the occasion.
Steph originally booked me to photograph the party a couple of months ago, it was actually their engagement party and Steph's 30th Birthday, a great excuse to party! She then decided she wanted some engagement portraits
taken too, so I was very lucky to meet them both the weekend before, which was lovely as I got to know them both a little before the party. It also meant I knew the background to the seal and bear figurines on display as these were used as props in Garth's creative proposal.....
A lovely evening guys, thanks for inviting me to "Capture Your Memories" for you!