Tuesday

Busy Days!

Hello!

It's not you, it's me .. well, of course it's me, this is my blog right?


End of year shenanigans on top of us again and the fun never stops!

What have I been up to?


Headshots
Lots of corporate work, new businesses, start-ups, excited, lovely fresh new shiny people to make
look pretty and help make their new websites shine.

Product Work
As above ( I will have to dedicate a new post to their pretties soon )

Kinder Photogaphy
Wow, what a year!  With my good pal Dale ( who takes wonderful family portraiture
in her not-so-spare-time
) we've covered most of Melbourne with our good humour,
silly ways, and of course, excellent photos.  More than just kinder shots, we take portraiture
you'd be proud to frame and own.  You should check us out ( The Wonder Years )

Community Cookbook
In conjunction with Bentleigh West Primary School and Karen Martini, a good chunk
of time was taken up in photographing, and helping on the design/layout for their latest,
and greatest successful fundraiser.  If you're a local or passing through, you really should
pop on into Benn's Books on Centre Rd Bentleigh and grab yourself a copy. 

At only $35 for over 250 full colour pages and beautiful recipes, it's bound to be a favourite
under the Christmas tree this year..







Radelaide

Last seen as a 5yr old, I just had a feeling i'd really love Adelaide.. not sure why, but a city that can put an "R"
in front of its name and simply become Rad by doing so, is pretty cool I think.  I hung out with some friends
and soaked up the sun and ambiance, and spent a day meeting a heap of lovely people to photograph their homes.




A photo posted by Leanne (@hbfotografic) on




I really love photographing the spaces where people live. 
The people I meet are fabulous and really inspire me. 

Also, a lot of them own cats, so it's free cuddle town for me.  Love. 

Monday

House Tour #2 : Apartment Therapy

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/mariana-marks-artistic-melbourne-home-house-tour-211614



Good Morning!

How scary was the storm last night?  Thunderbolts and Lightning!

My 2nd tour for A.T. is now up on site.

I loved Mariana's home.
You can pop over and see it here if you like:
Mark & Mariana's Artistic Melbourne Home



***


Do you know someone with a cool home?
Maybe it's you?


Apartment Therapy is not about having the best things or the most money. 
It’s about real people with real lives.  It’s about people that craft a home with what they have
and curate and comfort their nest with a mixture of old and new, of things bought,
of things found or things made with their own hands.

Items that reflect their travels and interests and people that follow their heart.

Words I would use to describe a good Apartment Therapy “fit” would be:

- artists
- artisans
- collectors
- eclectics
- designers
- hipsters
- eccentrics
- scavengers
- amassers
- lovers of colour
- creatives
- individuals


So, you know ... people-people! 

If this is you or someone you know, get them to flick a few pics my way and say Hi!
You ( or they ) can reach me at: apartmenttherapy@leannebertram.com


Thanks again Mariana - it was nice to get to see a space i've admired on flickr for so many years now.


xx
Lea

2 Weeks in Spain with a sideorder of Dubai

Arrived home tonight - what a trip, what a treat!


spain-iphone-montage-hbfotografic-2


I grabbed these pics from my Instagram account, which I updated daily while I was away - it was fun..
I really do love travelling in the cyber age .. people give you real-time feedback and tips, and you can look things up
as you go if you get stuck ( such as the time I wanted a bowl of olives but the lady had no idea what I was talking about. 
I google-translated automatically on the spot and got the Spanish translation: "de oliva". 

Yeah, I know .. lost in translation .. ha ha! )


 spain-iphone-montage-hbfotografic-1

To view them chronologically, you have to start at the bottom image and work from the bottom right corner,
reading left and moving upwards.  Or, if you view them "the regular way", you can start at our day of between-flights
rest in Dubai .. and work backwards.

The itinerary over 2 weeks:

Melbourne
Barcelona
San Sebastian
Biarritz, France
Bilbao, Spain
Leon, Spain
Lerma, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Dubai
Melbourne


Today is reality - washing, shopping for food, picking up the cats, and back to the packed lunch whining.. ah well ..
all good things must come to an end, and Home is good too. 

Back to work this week too.
If you've sent an email while I was away, i've come back to a tonne, so give me a day or so to get back
to you if you are waiting :)

Thanks for following!

- Leanne

Hooray! Hooray!

it's a holi-holi-day! :)






Just a little note that the office will be closed from this week until the 10th October.
You'll still see me around, but taking some much needed R&R.

October is mega-busy but there are still a few dates left in November/ 2014 .. ( maybe !! )


xx
take care,


Leanne








Tuesday

Apartment Therapy - Australian Style

Hello there!

Did you know that August was Small Business Festival time in Victoria?

I sure did .. at least I *think* that's why I was under the pump this month.

Fingers in all the pies, that's me.

And .. I scored a new gig.
My dream job, actually.

Over 700 applicants, and I was one of a handful chosen..



New Job :)


You are in the cyber-company of the newest contributor to Apartment Therapy.


And today is my debut House Tour ( !! )
It's all very exciting .. and you know .. scary too..

I hope you like it!!


housetour1




You can pop over and see it here:
Apartment Therapy


***

Do you know someone with a cool home?
Maybe it's you?


If you're not familiar with Apartment Therapy, they are an international interior design blog recently rated by Forbes
as “one of the most influential interior design sites on the web

New posts hit over 10,000 unique view in the first day alone, and over a million unique hits per month.


Apartment Therapy is not about having the best things or the most money. 
It’s about real people with real lives.  It’s about people that craft a home with what they have
and curate and comfort their nest with a mixture of old and new, of things bought,
of things found or things made with their own hands.

Items that reflect their travels and interests and people that follow their heart.

Words I would use to describe a good Apartment Therapy “fit” would be:

- artists
- artisans
- collectors
- eclectics
- designers
- hipsters
- eccentrics
- scavengers
- amassers
- lovers of colour
- creatives
- individuals


So, you know ... people!

If this is you or someone you know, get them to flick a few pics my way and say Hi!
You ( or they ) can reach me at: apartmenttherapy@leannebertram.com


I hope you love Jo's house .. make sure you leave her some love .. I know she's pretty nervous too!

xx
Lea




Monday

A Look Back: Melbourne Small Business Photographer

Winter's not over yet but my Winter Warmer specials all got snapped up!

Were you debating, thought you still had time?

Well, if you're a bit of a follower and you mention how nice and pretty what a super-awesome person I am ..
like a lot, and with meaning, I may be able to slot just one more person in, but you really do need to be
organised for next week and next week only.

Otherwise, i'm booked out until the end of October. 


leannebertram-hbfotografic-koren-headshots


All my latest small business sessions are currently under wraps, awaiting new marketing material to be developed,
so today i'm featuring the gorgeous Koren Harvey, Wedding Celebrant Extraordinaire.

I'm actually re-doing my own website at the moment and i'm surprisingly making progress
( the old site has actually had a little "Coming Soon" sticker on it at the moment....  
I popped that sticker up in *cough* 2012 .. terrible!! )

So in the midst of designing, I thought i'd dig up some nice things people have said about me and remembered
Koren had blogged our session, so I went to look it up.

Four years on and Pow!  I'd forgotten all the nice things she wrote, and thought I should share them here,
where others ( perhaps you, pondering whether to get some new images yourself? ) could read them.


leannebertram-hbfotografic-koren-headshots


Koren writes:

" Now, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve not posed for pictures since my schooldays.

The idea of doing so as an adult filled me with dread. You mean… I’d have to pose? By myself?

Without a wine glass/statue/landscape to camouflage myself against? GAH!

What if they were horrendous? What if I looked naff? What if someone saw them?
(By now my hysteria had taken over and I’d forgotten why I was having them done).

And then I met Leanne of h&b foto.grafic.

Calm, personable and seriously talented, I was referred to Leanne by someone I trust
and the images on her website took my breath away. Everything looked completely unposed
and yet absolutely perfect. If she could make me look half as wonderful as all the people on
her website I’d be doing well!

On the day, Leanne had me comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera in about 3 minutes flat.
The entire experience felt like I was walking around chatting with a girlfriend who just happened
to have some very impressive camera kit with her.

In fact, I found myself wanting to do it again just so we could hang out more!

Like most women, it takes a LOT for me to like a photograph of myself (why are we always
our own harshest critics? …) … I LOVE THEM!
"


leannebertram-hbfotografic-koren-headshots


Do you know what?
Tears rushed to my eyes when I read that.

That's exactly how I like my clients to feel.
I like to have fun and be besties for a little while. 
I know what it's like to not love your natural image, and I know that having
your picture taken is a bit like a dental visit for a root canal treatment.

So thankyou Koren, for writing those kind words.  They mean a lot.


If you want to love  your business/branding/headshots as much as Koren, let me know!
( and meantime, if you're planning a wedding - Koren's your girl! )


xx
Lea