February 15, 2013 In photography

Australia Reminiscing

Good morning! I’m back for Part 3 of my “Winter Project Show & Tell.” In Part 1, we looked inside my United Kingdom trip (links to all blog posts included) and in Part 2, my Quebec album (links to all blog posts included, as well.) The last trip of my crazy year of travel was our 2 week trip to Australia. My parents spent a few weeks in Australia on their honeymoon, 25 years ago, and it’s somewhere I’ve always dreamed of going. When the opportunity to shoot Roxy & Diego’s wedding a few hours outside of Sydney arrived, I knew I needed to take it. My friend Leanne came with me and we traveled to Sydney, the Southern Highlands (Bowral – where the wedding took place), Melbourne and did a day-trip all along the Melbourne coast one afternoon, too.

A few things I loved about Australia: humid summer weather, thundering-tropical-rain-storm (most amazing one I’ve ever experienced), two lovely, very hospitable couples we stayed with (Ben & Karalee Fielding in Syndey, NSW; Amy & Nathan Oliver in Blackburn, VIC), the Thai food near Karalee’s house we ate twice, morning runs in Sydney across the bridge and to the Opera house, water ferries, Hillsong church (we attended two services at two campuses), their accents and… driving on the left side of the road (I rocked it, no big deal.) Oh and the coffee. Great coffee there.

A list of blog posts I wrote in Australia:
1. Halfway Across the World
2. Jill & Matty McCloghry’s Family
3. Roxy & Diego’s Engagement
4. Everything was Created
5. Sydney, Australia
6. Roxy & Diego’s Wedding
7. Kangaroo Meat
8. Australia through my iPhone


  • This is honestly such a great idea and I’m so impressed that you do this. These books are gorgeous and you’ve inspired me to start preserving more of my memories in physical form :)

  • Love your books! Your a clever girl! xx

  • Is that the 8×8 size? Looks like a beautiful book. :)

  • I wish I had known beforehand that you where coming I would of arranged to meet up with you ! And if you really want a humid summer come to darwin :)

  • miss jamie, you inspire me to print books for my travel too! thanks for sharing!

  • love this Jamie and I LOVE those images of you on the beach. :) Your dress is adorable. :)

  • These are so wonderful! So much better than printing one million photos to sort into albums and WAY easier to pass down to family. I’m going to have to adopt this method!