Amanda and Suzanne had a gorgeous civil union ceremony and reception against the beautiful backdrop of Mulgoa Valley Receptions. Amanda’s two daughters from a previous were a part of the bridal party making the wedding extra special. Congratulations Mrs and Mrs, your wedding was a joy to photograph, we hope you enjoy this selection of sneakpeaks.
For a full gallery of the images from the day, check out my Facebook Page.
The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Robyn Parker announced that the Western Sydney Parklands Trust will be expanding its immensely popular pilot, ’100 schools program’.
Over the next four years, the 500 schools plantings program will see 20 thousand school children plant 100 thousand trees in the Western Sydney Parklands.
Since the program began, 4000 school children from 75 schools in the western Sydney region have planted 15,000 native trees in the parklands. “By the end of the year we anticipate 5000 western Sydney schoolchildren from 100 schools will have planted 20,000 native trees and shrubs, which is a fantastic outcome for the western Sydney region,” she said. Western Sydney Parklands Trust director Suellen Fitzgerald said the school program was an important aspect of the trust’s work with the community, as the parklands played a pivotal role connecting western Sydney residents with the natural environment.
Photography commissioned by Western Sydney Parklands Trust
I had the chance to revisit South Korea last month for the third time in 9 months for work and was fortunate to be approached by Aiden for a portrait photography session in Hongdae.
Aiden is an American expat living and teaching English to university students in South Korea. She is also the host of QROK for BBSK Radio as well as performs in her drag persona on occasions. Aiden tells me she has previously been photographed numerous times and for this particular shoot, she was interested in exploring her capabilities in adapting to both her masculine and feminine side. Following are some of the images we captured that day:
For more photographs from the shoot, check out my Facebook page and please do take a moment to ‘like’ my page if you liked any of my images.
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Tagged Aiden Wilson, butch, DJ, dyke, femme, genderplay, Hongdae, 홍대, lesbian, QROK, queer, South Korea
Last month I was in South Korea on assignment and thought I would mix work with pleasure by attending a 3 day camping music festival on my last weekend there which coincided with their Buddha’s birthday long weekend celebrations.
The 6th Annual World DJ Festival was located about an hour outside of Seoul in Yangpyeong Narukke Festival Park and spans around 5 stages with a camping area already set up when we arrived.
The line-up was not incredible and mostly consists of local acts with a few underwhelming international DJs from Australia and the States but nontheless there was an enormous turn out as well as a significant expat presence, soaking in the cocktails by the bucketful, soju and the festive spirit.
According to its website, their first event in 2007 was recognized as becoming one of the largest festivals in Korea, as it has attracted more than 90,000 people over three days. It was certainly one of my memorable moments during this last trip to South Korea and I can’t wait til I go back again in August. Annyong Karseyo Korea and Komapsumnida for the memories!
** On a side note, I’m due back in Korea on assignment throughout the month of August. If anyone is seeking a photographer for your event, engagement, wedding; in search of someone to capture some images between you and your loved one / family; or wishing to update your modelling portfolo – gimme a holla: mail[at]josephineki.com.au or kakao (triggersnappy) **
Posted in music, photojournalism, wanderlust
Tagged music, music festival, outdoor festival, Seoul, South Korea, travel, travel photography, travel photos, World DJ Festival 2012