Monday, October 28, 2013


Last Wednesday I had the absolute pleasure of attending LIFE: CAPTURED, a photography and memory keeping workshop in Sydney's Waterloo. The day was hosted by blogger and brainiac Pink Ronnie along with photographer extraordinaire Trish from Tealily Photography.

Together they wined* and dined their guests in an uber hip warehouse studio commonly used as the setting for Kinfolk gatherings and commercial photo shoots. Upon arrival we were presented with hand printed calico bags containing everything one would require for such an event - notebook, customised pencils, resource list, life captured handbook, a copy of fete magazine AND a jar of lollies. BAM.

As we sipped hot tea from vintage fine bone china, Trish took us through the manual functions on our cameras and uncovered some of those 'lighting' secrets that seem to be so tightly held by the professionals. While I have admired Trish's work online for some time, it was SO lovely to see her in action - shooting from multiple angles and capturing misty golden light, all with a sure but quiet humility.

After a delicious catered lunch Ronnie enlightened us on all things Lightroom/ Photo Organising and Memory Keeping and I'll be honest, this was so very useful for a scatter hatter like me.

Ronnie has a beautiful brain. It's crisp and organised and logical and alert. She communicates ideas clearly, slowly and precisely. I came away with a greatly enhanced understanding of how to archive and organise my images. Ronnie even made it seem easy, breaking each week/ project into manageable compartments.

If you have an interest in photography on any level, you'll really want to hop along. Trish and Ronnie make the perfect team and together they teach a truly comprehensive course covering the basics of shooting on manual, photo editing, organising and archiving.

Trish and Ronnie are planning their next workshop for Friday 30th May 2014. Places are strictly limited and I suspect they will be selling quickly (attendees traveled from all over Australia and Internationally to be there) . To register your interest, please email them at

And in the mean time, visit them in their personal/professional spaces and oogle at their talents.

Pink Ronnie - Life is Colourful
Tealily Photography

Ronnie and Trish, thank you for such a beautiful day**

*okay, okay so there was no wine.

** Made possible by Sue (my favourite mother in law) who came and doted on Elke whilst I concentrated.


  1. The whole event looks absolutely beautiful - and a perfect way to take a new approach to thoughtfully and tenderly write the stories and keep the memories of our families and lives. Photography has always been one of those things that I'd like to know more about and be better at, but for one reason or another I continue to retreat to the safety of my iPhone camera. Maybe by next May I'll be in a difference frame of mind!

  2. That photo of Elke! Oh so sweet! Looked like a wonderful day! Hope to attend one next year

  3. Wow, this sounds great, I'm seriously considering attending in May! Beautiful photos Emily :)

  4. Sounds like something I want to immerse myself in & get lost for a day without any other care in the world. Beautiful images. All of them. xo

  5. You must be the first person to describe my brain as beautiful!
    Thank you, my dear friend, for all your kind words. It was such a delight having you there. And Elke was such a little trooper.... so glad I got to give her a cuddle!
    Ronnie xo

  6. What an amazing space they have and little Elke looks so sweet in her little moccasins in that hanging chair,your pictures are beautiful ,I would love to learn photography and I think I might just do it next year,Thanks for the inspiration EM xxLisa Mckenzie

  7. beautiful images, terrific blog to add to my favourites.
    Bec x

  8. this sounds awesome! i wish i lived in australia... i bet it was amazing. ronnie is great and has such an eye for the beauty in stillness. i haven't seen tealily photography but am off to visit as soon as i finish this comment!

    i adore that third photo (from the top) those bubble/circle chairs are too cool. i also love the photo (actually, a photo OF a photo) that has the girl with curls and a dress... such an amazing photograph!

    thanks for sharing :) i'm an aspiring photographer so this was a really inspiring read for me!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em