Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beautiful Balmoral

Balmoral, which is a beach in Sydney is stunning. Here are some pictures. Enjoy X

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Posing Couples

The most important thing when posing couples is making sure there are not many spaces between them.   When couples pose they tend sit and stand quite wide apart. Inform them that getting closer for the photo creates the best visual.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

How to get the best photograph

When I have a studio photographic session with toddlers, I always am prepared. As gorgeous as they are and no matter how much I love photographing them (babies and children are my favourite subject) I always need to of had a coffee first! The little ones usually run around non stop and the LAST place they want to be in quietly in front of the camera. 

To capture this photo, the subject was running around inspecting everything in the studio. Then I said "Oh look I think there is a puppy dog inside this camera." And click- I got the shot. 

You don't have long, but its a good tool for grabbing a beautiful photograph. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Published in Northside Magazine

My picture was chosen for "Picture to the editor," in the current issue of Northside magazine. Its particularly exciting when you are published in a magazine that you enjoy reading yourself.
Thanks Northside.
I have previously been published in Northside magazine.
I was their cover girl once!
Kate Branch on the cover of Northside magazine
Kate Branch 

Kate Branch on the cover of Northside magazine
Kate Branch 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to pose little ones

Trying to take a photo of your little one and finding they will not keep still. Here are some tips to get them looking toward the camera

1) Say "Oh my...did you just see that little fairy jump out of the camera" Make sure you point towards the camera- they might not know where to look to see the fairy. Also keep in mind they will want results so I keep little $2 fairy wands spare to give them at the end of the photo shoot and say "The fairy left this behind for you as a special present for taking such nice pictures today"

2) Get Mum of Dad to do a silly dance right next to the camera lens. This works a treat most of the time. Just make sure they realise to keep their hands moving close to the camera lens as possible. This will make the image appear as if the child (who is 99% of the time laughing at daddy's dancing style )  is looking at the lens.

3) The photographer can wear a funny hat/headband with brightly coloured animal on top, or place a toy on their head. I reserve this for studio shoots, and always offer the parents to wear the funny hat first.

4) If all else fails or it's a big group of kids offer chocolate. I however hand it to the parents to give their children as they know how much sugar their kids can have. Always ask the parents if thier kids have allergies first and keep strawberries and fruit on reserve.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


At how to pose we look at Art and photographic models and what makes the magic that causes the image to become one rarity. And sometimes (as much as you may not want to hear this) the images are not always 100% pretty. This is a blog that likes to discuss what makes images of people and figures stick in the publics mind. Below is a genius that perhaps creates images that the models themselves may not like- but I truly believe these images will last longer than the original ad campaign that they posed for. The original ad campaign will dissolve back into the pile of model images before and after them, however the art that was inspired by them will stay in the collective for many years to come. Vermibus- A pure artistic genius.

You can find the original here 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fridays Famous Photo

How to pose to be remembered through out history? Over the next few weeks I will be posting images of the most photographed and worshipped model of all time. This woman knew how to pose, and models today from all different genres hail her as their idol. Why do we see universal beauty in Marilyn Monroe?
Maybe the answer is not what people want to hear. This lady that possessed such great beauty never aged. By passing away at 36 she remained eternally beautiful. There is also a vulnerability that seeps through images of her.
The only ironic thing is that when models recreate her look today- they are so retouched that no vulnerability ever seeps through. This makes the images lack a certain Junoesque - This makes Monroe beauty unique and will so forever more.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Posing with personality

These are images of Carin who has a husband from India. Due to this she has been to the country many times and is inspired by the culture.  I suggest to all my clients when posing to add their own style and flavour to the image. It's important you keep you personality shining through when posing. You will receive so many more comments because people love seeing new and exciting images. These images remind me of the classic images of Elizabeth Taylor posing as cleopatra.