Jul
06

The beautiful Rana Rankin, and her lovely family, came to our rescue this week when I put a shout-out for models to shoot a camping scene as part of our  Tourism Shellharbour project (hence the Shellharbour logo as the watermark on these images!).

The afternoon was full of many things I love: building an campfire fire, scouting out the best hammock tree, hanging out with gorgeous fun kids, but most of all capturing a beautiful family enjoying spending time with each other. Rana, I’m so thankful our universes aligned this week! Your children are a credit to you guys.

I had to rush off at the end of the shoot to pick up the kids from daycare… I was one of the last mum to stumble in with grass all over my back and the smell of campfire permeating the air all around me, a silly grin on my face. Thankfully the teachers know me as a photographer and twigged i’d been on a shoot : )

Paul and I have been working more and more together on these kind of projects so this post is a collection of both our images. He totally rules BTW!

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  • Yewenyi

    They are great photos. Love the ones of the tent at the start and the sun set at the end.

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  • awesome.. man i love these ..

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  • Em

    Beautiful.. especially with those trees as a backdrop!

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  • Kris McCann

    Wow !! I really want to go camping now. They are just gorgeous. What a wonderful collection of family images to be treasured.

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  • Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness! These are amazing Sophie, thank you so so so much. I am smiling so big right now.. Good thing I have lots of wall space! Love them all. Was so lovely to meet you and Paul, next time hopefully we have time for a wine! Thank you again, can’t wait to see which ones they use!

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  • Did I mention I love them!

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  • I want to go camping now! And I am SO not a camping person LOL. Rana you have the most perfect, beautiful family and Sophie these images are amazing and totlly portray the essence and enjoyment of camping with your family. I adore the ones at dusk.

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  • Wow!!! Absolutley gorgeous! Rana, your family are so wonderful and happy, they make me smile.

    I adore the campfire by sunset photos.

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  • Oh wow Sophie! These are just gorgeous! Totally makes me want to go camping too! Rana, you and your family are GORGEOUS!

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  • Utterly.Amazing.Xx

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  • Incredible Soph! You are truly amazing. Rana you have the most gorgeous family!

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  • Oops! Just read the post properly. Paul you are amazing too!

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  • Gosh- just so stunning!!

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  • Oooh, just magical. Rana your family is so good-looking! Awesome concept, photographed beautifully Sophie and Paul. And now I feel like eating marshmallows.

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  • Beautiful! Well done makes me want to go camping! :)

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  • OMG these are so awesome and wonderful reminders of all the fun things in life!

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  • Ohhhh Rana your family is so beautiful!! I love each and every photo, hard to choose a favourite. How will you ever be able to decide on what to put on your walls! Stunning session.

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  • jem

    Ohhhhhhh…. pure AWESOME! As expected ♥ Off to mark our next camping trip on to my calendar :)

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  • OH oh oh these are just fabulous. Rana your family are perfect. I just love all of them!!!! So great!!!

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  • These are fantastic! Oh Rana you look amazing and your family is beautiful. Love the looking into the distance hammock shot, for some reason that really resonates with me. Lovely work, Sophie, as always.

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  • What a seriously awesome session. What a great idea – absolutely freaking awesome. Love these so much, they are so warm and beautiful. One of the best shoots I’ve seen in ages – love that it’s just so different!! Gorgeous!!!!!! Gorgeous family too xx

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  • Love love love this session! I’m jealous Rana you are so lucky to have this stunning series of portraits. You have a beautiful family and Sophie you did an incredible job.

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  • Love love love! I LOVE the session. It looks like such amazing fun I just want to pack up my family and go NOW. And RANA, you look freaking amazing! Your family is just so gorgeous and you all look so loving. xxx

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  • Wow!
    Lucky Rana and her beautiful family.

    Great work to both of you – this is a fabulous shoot – the images speak volumes!

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  • Um, wowsers, campiing never looked so good. Rana you and your family are beautiful. Divine!

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  • So Beautiful! Rana, your family is Gorgeous!! I love love those last few around the fire :)

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  • Stunning images how lucky and special . I for one hate camping but these images just make me want to pack up and go CAMPING amazing

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  • Jolien

    Amazing photos of a gorgeous family and a lovely camping spot, makes me want to go and camp there!

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