I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connections and beauty wherever I go.
I'm Mandy and I'm so happy you found the Sugar Tree blog. Here you'll find posts from recent sessions, personal ramblings and tips and tricks on anything from taking better selfies, to how to get great snapshots of your kiddo's. Stay a while and say hello!
Pont De Val is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding. Set on the banks of the Vaal River, Pont De Val a french provençal themed estate, is an absolute dream with it’s red brick squared arches and earthy tones. The newly planted vineyards, Bev and Werner celebrated their special day with family and friends […]
Photographers can be difficult subjects to photograph, as we’re so picky about photographs of ourselves. Well most people are, but I think photog’s are possibly even more so!! But this past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to capture the amazing Illuminare Photography under the trees and on the beach of Darook Park in Cronulla, […]
I can’t say that I always dreamed of being a photographer. When I was young, I used to watch LA Law (giving away my age with that one!!! :p) thinking what they did was so cool and dream of being a lawyer. At Uni I majored in law and accounts (sensible -read boring – majors […]
High School Formals!! Fancy dresses and rented suits. Pretty shoes, make up and endless excitement. High school generally passes in a blur of tests, endless homework and studying for said tests. So when the chance to dress up comes along, everyone jumps at the chance to get in on the action. But no matter how […]
Professional Business Head Shots. With the advent of the digital market space, it’s become so important for small business owners to have a professional online presence. More and more people want to attach a face to the brand they are going to pledge “retail allegiance” to. Nowadays most initial interactions happen online. And for a […]
Tegan and Matthew were married on a magnificent summer afternoon in February. The weather was perfect, the excitement was palpable and the activity levels were all over the place. When we originally met to chat all things weddings, one of the first things Tegan said to me was that she wasn’t good in front of […]
Who doesn’t love a picnic? And a teddy bear’s picnic to boot?? Take two little girls, add pretty headbands, teddy bears, a picnic blanket, wildflowers and cupcakes and you have a recipe for magic to happen. Nothing delights little girls more than having a dress up tea party with their bestie and these little besties […]
New Things Coming We’re still in the midst of the school holidays this side and I find that last week passed in such a blur of activity that this week caught me a little by surprise. I have been working furiously on an update for the Sugar Tree digital home and I can’t wait to […]
Moving to a new neighbourhood means you get to scout out the area and find fun new places to do portraits. This can be a really fun and daunting task at the same time. But throw in your 15 year old teenage son and it turns into an entirely different adventure altogether. No time to […]
You’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to have a photoshoot. You’ve found your photographer and booked a session date. Now you can finally sit back and wait for the shoot date to arrive. Nothing more to plan until the shoot rolls around, right? Wrong…….!!! :p Booking the shoot is the first step in the […]
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