Archive for August, 2012


Kelly and Jules are another beautiful couple from the Oyster days (story here!). We were all in quite junior positions when working together all those years ago so it has been amazing to watch these two become so deservedly successful in their chosen fields.

The day of their shoot was another stunner of an English summer’s day at the glorious Richmond Park. I lived in London for almost six years and I guess I knew of all these wonderful parks and open spaces but I’m not sure I appreciated them quite so much at the time. Probably because I was too busy sleeping off some outrageous hangover from all that beer drinking and scintillating late night conversation!

So often when I was editing these pics I found myself thinking, “OMG, Kelly has awesome hair!” Isn’t she just beautiful in these photos? Watching Jules as a Dad was a spin out too… he is pretty awesome at it. You can see the joy their adorable son brings to their life in these photos and I love that we were able to capture that feeling here. A beautiful and important record for posterity!


About 12 years ago I was living in London. I was fresh out of university and I had landed a junior job at an exciting digital agency in Islington, at the time called Oyster Partners. The dot com boom was in full swing, the office was humming with enthusiastic, brainy, creative, often intimidating, but mostly inspiring, hard working people. The two years in that job are some of my most memorable… the energy of those early months when projects, money and talent were bursting to get through the door, the close friendships forged over a pint or five at one of the many drinking establishments in the local neighbourhood, the mind expanding conversations with co-workers with dazzling intelligence usually followed with a chaser of complete random silliness (so very British I now realise after ten years living overseas!). Roll on 12 months later, the bubble has well and truly burst, and half these folks have dispersed after multiple rounds of heartbreaking redundancies, budgets squeezed and reality bites!

As you can imagine, with so many beautiful young people all crammed together in this pressure cooker of circumstances, love blossomed…more then once. In fact, Oyster could probably have doubled as a dating agency for all budding relationships played out over it’s network on MSN messenger. A heartwarmingly high number of these relationships have stood the test of time. Ten years on and babies are being born!

David and Katie are two of my closest friends from this time in London. You know when I talked before about complete random silliness… David is the king, the master, the guru, the expert at making me burst out into a fit of giggles and Katie comes a pretty close second! Brains that would boggle science and perfect together. I’ve only seen them twice in the last ten years so I was delighted at the opportunity to spend some time with them and meet their gorgeous daughter; who is just a lovely as her parents and a delight to be near!


Hey there! Anyone noticed how awesome the weather has been the last few days…. It feels like Spring is in the air : )

Just twice a year, around the time of Mother’s Day (Autumn) and Father’s day (Spring), I offer specially priced family sessions to celebrate and reward all your parenting efforts throughout the year!  An opportunity to spend a relaxing hour having fun with your kids and in the process capturing this time in your family’s life for posterity. These images only get more valuable as time passes, your kids and yourselves will cherish these photos in 20, 40, 60… years time, so don’t miss this opportunity capture your family at this awesome price.

Over $600 in value for only $395; available between 15th to the 30th September. Read on below for the finer details…

Your $395 Spring session includes:

  • One hour on location photo session with Sophie for up to five people (additional family members can be added for $25 per person);
  • a private online gallery with 20 to 30 fully edited Kisschasey signature style images to choose from;
  • ONE 8×12 wall print;
  • TWO matted 5×7 gift prints;
  • THREE high resolution digital files of the images you chose for the prints included in this package;
  • a very special 10% spring session discount of anything else you decide to order on top of this package!
  • All high resolution digital files from the session available for purchase at the amazing price of $995 (usually sold for $1,695)

Terms and conditions:

  • $395 shoots must be booked at a location within the Kiama local area (anywhere from Wollongong to Nowra). However Sydney families can book in for $450 (to cover additional travel expenses) or why not come down to Kiama for a family weekend away and book in for a shoot a spring session the same time…I can recommend some pretty gorgeous places to stay!
  • Payment in full is required immediately on booking to confirm your session spot;
  • The session must take place between the 15th – 30th September however fees are transferable in the case of bad weather or illness.  Fees are non-refundable if the session is cancelled with less then 7 days notice;
  • These sessions are not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Want to book?

Email or call Sophie now! Phone 0400 402 251 or email These sessions can book out quickly, and there are a limited number available, so don’t delay.