There’s plenty about this business I could live without (daily software crashes and BAS statements come to mind) but that is a small price to pay for the immeasurable joy I have to wake up every morning, knowing I get to make my living capturing the most precious moments a bride and groom share on their wedding day AND being invited photograph families through all stages of life 👶🏼👧🏻👩🏻 I honestly can’t imagine anything better. What’s the single best part of what you do?
Lauren and her best girls giving me all the feels 😍 I admit on occasion to get a reaction from my brides I might ask them to look at their favourite bridesmaid which usually elicits lots of laughter because she can never choose one - that's why she has 4! Join me on the blog today for more of Lauren and Adam's @matildabayrestaurant wedding ⛵ Flowers @twillery_floral_studio #angelahiggins
Someone once said: “The best time for new beginnings is NOW.” So this is me, here, promising to wake up an hour earlier for the rest of this week to get in some exercise, a healthy breakfast and get a little more self-aware about my needs 💓 Tell me friend, what is your new beginning? Let’s do this together!
Did you catch my FB Live last Friday all about copyright and how to credit on social media? No? Well lucky for you I wrote a blog post all about it too. See the link in my profile! 👆🏻 This is such an important topic and I've been so happy to have conversations with photographers and creatives across the country after sharing my thoughts🙌🏻🎉 So go read the blog or have a peek at my recent IG Live and tell me your thoughts! #angelahiggins
Nothing good comes without sacrifice👍🏻 Today, as I think back on how 10 years ago I walked away from my office job with regular wages, superannuation and holiday/sick leave, I’m thankful I pushed through my doubts, all in the name of pursuing wedding and family photography 💑 It wasn’t easy...but I remain thankful🙏 To the friends, clients and family who supported me, thank you. I wouldn’t be here with your belief in my ability to succeed ❤️
Running my own business means keeping odd hours, working weekends and taking holiday after the holidays are over 🙄 THIS weekend, though, is mine all mine! 🙌🏻 My big plans include hosting my in-laws for pizza tonight, binge watching The Handmaids Tale, listening for the 3rd time to the GP and Oprah @goop podcast and dipping my toes in the ocean while enjoying a fruit icypole. What’re you up to?
I used to be afraid of the reception part of a wedding 👰🏻 All those people that I would need to document in some way for my clients overwhelmed me but now I find it hard to pull myself away at the end of the day. No matter how many weddings I photograph there is always something new to be learned and really, I'm just getting started 💥#angelahiggins
Hanging on to the last bit of summer, which means I’m all stocked up on my seasonal favourite: figs! ❤️ (Preferably accompanied by a soft goats cheese 🧀 ) And since I work by myself at home, I can eat them all day long and no one has any idea I’m emailing them with sticky, figgy fingers ... oh ...maybe you now know! What’s your favourite summertime snack? 🍒🍇🍓🥑
Nikki & Chad 🍾❤️ Yesterday these two love birds not only became husband and wife, but Chad has officially begun his new life in Perth after moving from Canada to be with his love. I am so happy for these two and can't wait to show you more soon! 💓 Huge thanks to the team - Planning/Styling @brankat Flowers @matthewlanders Celebrant @shannonthecelebrant Hire @pompetteevents Video @orrissfilms Venue @cavershamhouse #angelahiggins
Oh you know he would have!! 🧙♂️ On days like today its hard not to think of the women who paved the way for us to be able to vote, to dress how we want, to pursue careers previously only held by men and ultimately to do whatever the heck we want! 🤛 Who is your favourite heroine - fictional, dead or alive? 👩🎓👩⚕️👮♀️👷♀️👩🏼🍳👩⚖️👸👩🚒👩💻👩✈️ #girlpower
Over the years I've been able to photograph not only weddings but also families and other important events that NEED to be documented 📷⏰ I like to think it makes me an historian as I capture a snapshot in time that their family members I've never met will look back on - decades down the line. Can you tell I’m a romantic? 💘 This image was from a family photo shoot with one of the most lovely families I've ever met where they shared a Sunday lunch that I photographed from prep to table at their weekender in Toodyay before we stepped out into the paddock for family portraits 👫🐴🌾 My favourite thing about it was that this was who they were. They weren't pretending to be anyone else as they gathered around the table just like any other Sunday afternoon before watching the sunset over the hills (PS lunch was delicious!) 🌙 What do you want documented in your life for future generations to relive years from now?
This late summer weather has me wanting to grab a fresh poke bowl and a ginger kombucha and watch the sunset tonight at the beach but alas we'll be sticking with Taco Tuesday at home🌮 because we’re an old married couple 👵🏻🧓🏻 Double tap if you're heading to the beach this afternoon to escape the heat! ☀️🔥
Nothing good comes without sacrifice. Today, as I think back on how 10 years ago I walked away from my office job with regular wages, superannuation, public holidays and holiday/sick leave, I’m thankful I pushed through my doubts, all in the name of pursuing wedding and family photography 🙏📷🌈 💚 It wasn’t easy...but I remain thankful. To the friends, customers and family who supported me, thank you. I wouldn’t be here with your belief in my ability to succeed 😘
As an entrepreneur, it's in my DNA to dream big. Seriously, I have to keep telling myself to slow down and conquer one thing at time. Among those dreams, a trip to Italy this year‼️ I’m dying at the thought of all those photos I’ll be taking (and pasta I’ll be eating) 🍝🍕🍷🇮🇹 What are you dreaming of?
THAT lamington cake! 🍓Definitely one of my favourite cakes ever by the amazing @thecakeandi 🙌🏻 Oh and side note, you know you're eating habits have changed when you want to devour those juicy strawberries before anything else 😊 #angelahiggins . . . . . #cakedesign #cakedecorating #cakestagram #instacake #cakesofinstagram #cakedecorator #weddinginspo #weddingideas #weddingcake #weddingstyle #perthweddingphotographer #weddingphotographerperth #perthwedding #weddinginspo #weddingphotography #perthbride #thatsdarling #loveauthentic #perthphotographer #perthphotography #perthbride #weddingphotography #weddingphoto
Before I photographed my first wedding, I had attended just 2 weddings as a guest. Just 2! I really didn't know how things went or what was involved but now after almost 10 years, its safe to say I know weddings inside and out! 😊 I am ready when your mum starts to cry during the precessional or your best friends give you the biggest hug in the world to congratulate you and I'm ready when you steal a glance at your husband, the most handsome man in the room! 👰🏻🤵🏻 Being a wedding photographer is a waiting game and I am ready to wait forever to capture those moments that are important to you 📸 🙋🏼
A home is made up of so much more than bricks and mortar and for me, smell is so important 👃🌷 Whether its fresh baked bread or cookies, the smell of a bouquet of roses or the attitude-changing qualities of essential oils it makes a huge impact and I’m conscious of avoiding synthetic fragrance and air fresheners to keep our homes toxicity as low as possible 🏡🚫 Today I shared some of my favourite oil blends on my stories today along with a peek at our diffuser that is on constantly to help make our house feel like a home. What is your favourite scent that just makes your home feel like home? ❤️
Sometimes a couple knows how how big the pay off will be and they’ll let me tap them on the shoulder and follow me out of their reception for a few more portraits during that magic hour. No regrets! Wouldn’t you agree? #angelahiggins #sandalfordwinery