Life goes by way too quickly and we can easily forget the little things that make us smile or the people who make us laugh

Photography has become a huge part of my life and I believe it should be a big part of everyone’s life. Photos help remind us visually of how lucky we are to be here and how blessed we are to have people around, who love and care for us.

At Kylie Gillis Photography we specialise in capturing families of all shapes and sizes, at all stages

* pregnancy and newborns
* babies and children
* families and couples
* even pets
* we also offer WEDDING photography!

Email me today for my package prices and inclusions. We also offer packages for weddings to capture your special day!

At Kylie Gillis Photography, we believe in a relaxed approach to each photographic session to ensure the experience is unforgettable and fun, we strive to provide you with wonderful memories that will last a life time!

We prefer to shoot in the comfort and convenience of your home to help make it easy and help keep the children and animals, relaxed and secure. However we are available for travel to a pre discussed location to capture your family in other familiar surroundings.

We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to meeting and photographing you, your family and pets, your engagement and wedding, your pregnancy, your birthday party, your modeling portfolio, or any other event……. If you want it photographed, we’ll shoot it!!

Contact Kylie today on
0400 826 366

Also, I have a selection of photographs and photographic products that are available to purchase, in a range of styles and sizes incorporating many different subjects and styles so there will be something there that everybody will like. And if you see something you like, please contact me for print information!!

Be sure to click on any of the labels in the right hand column to see different styles and examples of my work ------}

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0400 826 366

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

WEEK 50 - Fun Foto Friday...... I haved missed one.... whoops :)

This week was a busy last week before Christmas and I'm looking forward to having a quiet picnic tomorrow with my husband, eating great food, drinking good wine, lazing around, reading books.....  sounds like the perfect Christmas to me!!

To everyone out there, I wish you a safe and happy Christams and hope you enjoy your day, whatever you are doing and where ever you are.  I look forward to sharing many more photos with you in the coming year but until them, he is a little bit of Xmas to finish this week.


Monday, December 19, 2011


As per usual, I'm late with this weeks photos.  Although, to make up for it, I have a beautiful little 9 day old named Harvey.  We had a tough shoot last weekend with him but I think he just wanted cuddles from mum and didn't want to have his photos taken.  We put him in the suitcase on the super soft blanket and almost right away, he went to sleep and started smiling.  He was so incredibly cute and it was almost like he as having a wonderful dream with the grins he turned on and off (mum said it was probably wind but I'm going with, he was performing for me and the camera hehe).  We didn't get everything we wanted that day but I'm looking forward to going back when he is a few months older and we'll try again with a few different ideas.  Thanks to Colleen and Joel for letting me capture your little bundle of smiles and I look forward to seeing you all again. 

 Have a super week everyone :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

FASHION Shoot #3 - Pine Forest

Third on the list was a pine forest close to my heart.  We went into Landsborough off Forestry Road which is where I used to walk my dog when I lived in Landsborough, many moons ago.  I grew up not far from where we where shooting and it brought back so many memories from school times and even shoots I've done in and around the area......  memory lane was especially warm that day :)
Renee and I had shot previously in a different part of the forestry for a wedding and returned for some more glorious light and trees.  This time along for the ride was the stunning Ashlee, newbie Sharon and Renee's sister Tanya.  We also had Renee's little girl Eden with us so it was really just a ladies day out in the woods!!
I think my favourites form the afternoon were these of Sharon.  She told us how old she was and we were pretty gobsmacked (I won't mention here though).  She was so much fun and had a contagious giggle that made the day a lot of fun.

Ashlee was fantastic as always and totally suited the little outfits which was great too.  The boots were her own and everyone of us cursed just a little bit under our breathes haha :)

And this is Tanya who was just so easy going and fun and as a Skewis family member, she is used to having her photos taken by her photo mad sister hehehe :)  I don't know if Tanya liked this one but I thought she looked super cute!!

I have one more shoot to share after this and then that will be the end of my Thai label journey.

Massive thanks goes to Renee Skewis again for letting me tag along and snap away, I always have a blast with you!!  And thanks to all the gorgeous girls for your time and modelling skills..... you were all fabulous!!!


Friday, December 2, 2011

WEEK 47 - Fun Foto Friday

With summer now officially upon us (although it feels like its been summer for weeks now) I couldn't help but share this little guy who was out and about at a recent photo shoot.  He was such a stunning orange and he hung around for a while watching and fluttering about, like he wanted his photo taken too.  Once I'd shot him he pretty much left almost straight away like his work there was done.

Have a beautiful first weekend of summer, where ever you are and whatever you do :)


Thursday, December 1, 2011

FASHION Shoot #2 - Fields

Our second shoot for a Thai fashion label was this time at a beautiful Sunshine Coast location with lots of fields and overgrown grass and weeds, perfect for a photography shoot!!

We had Melissa again along for the ride and as always, she didn't disappoint.  We also met Erin, her sister Belinda, Cathy and Renee's mum Karen who all produced some great shots :)

Cathy had never done anything like this before but proved to be a natural in front of the camera.

This is Belinda who I thought looked a lot more mature than her 15 years, perhaps an old soul......

This is Erin, I didn't get a lot of her but I really like this one....

Again, the always fabulous Melissa, working the light perfectly for me here

And lastly, this is Renee's mum Karen, who was such fun to shoot.  I think she's had her photo taken a lot by her daughter hehe

It was a great location and a great bunch of girls together with great fellow photographer Renee Skewis......... so again GREAT thanks xx

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

FASHION Shoot #1 - City Urban

I had the absolute pleasure to help out my awesome friend Renee Skewis in some shoots for a Thai company looking to expand in Australia.  We had so much fun and had terrific models, some I'd met and photographed before and others that were all just as delightful and fun which made the whole experience so rewarding on so many levels.  To top it all off, Renee happily let me have a shot here and there when I wasn't doing my assistant-ly duties ie holding reflectors and equipment and props but always having a ball and always loving it!!

Our first location shoot was in the City using some funky alley ways and streets.  I used my fish eye for this shoot for an added some extra and I was so happy with how they all worked out!

We started with the lovely Melissa whom I had met at a previous shoot with Renee and she is so gorgeous with that gorgeous hair and is such a super nice person.

I loved this alley way so much and I'd never noticed it before.  I say alley way buy it used by cars and delivery vehicles and people and bikes.......

Loved loved loved the painted roads..... LOVED :)

Next we had the delightful Kaylani.  I didn't get as many shots of her due to the real 'job' at hand hehe but I loved this one particularly

Kinda looks like a big eye..... and 'eye' love it hehe :)

This was our second stop along the way and I absolutely loved everything I got at this stop.  I love the wall, I loved the girls, I loved it all!!!

We met with Ashlee at this spot too, again whom I'd met and adored at a previous shoot.  I was unlucky not to get many shots of her this time round but knew I'd be seeing her again so wasn't too worried.  This one I got of her though was kinda cool with the bent ladder.

Lastly, Melissa rocked this funky door way!!

Thanks to all the ladies and to Renee for letting me tag along once more...... I had such a fun afternoon :)


Ohh...... and this is my smiling building. Makes you want to smile too huh?!


Monday, November 21, 2011

WEEK 45 - Fun Foto Friday

Again..... I forgot about my poor old blog when it came to putting up my Friday photo for this week. 

This is Colleen and Joel who we did a maternity shoot for during the week.  We were on the Sunshine Coast, chasing the sun for the beautiful afternoon light.  The sun was behind clouds for such a long time that I figured I wouldn't get the gorgeous sun glare shots that I love.  But to our surprise, just as we were about to finish up, the sun came out all bright and beautiful!!  We were able to get a few snaps before it disappeared again. 

I absolutely loved this shot, the way they are positioned and the way they are looking - and I gave them no instruction.  I think I was still trying to get the light right in the camera and I snapped this.  I have so many beautiful shots from this shoot that they will end up with so many shots to choose between, it may be hard.  So sorry guys, but you were too good hehe :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

FUN FOTO FRIDAY - Week 43 & 44

So its totally official, I'm pretty slack some weeks..... well..... most weeks (lets be honest) when it comes to the Fun Foto Friday.  I'm trying hard not to give up because I've some so far this year already, it would be silly to throw away all the effort.  The two photos that are featured this week (and last) are two that I did for the Canon 5 Comp. 

The first is "Foam" and shooting macro - I used a shot glass in dish washing bubbles and swooshed it around then stood it in the light of the afternoon coming through the window.  It has been edited and cropped from the original but the shapes that are inside the glass where made with foam.  My hubby pointed out the trophy and I saw the bear at the bottom.  I loved the colours and how it all looked in the end.

This was my "Powder" attempt and I wasn't all the happy with it in the end.  I had to use a fast shutter and I was trying to capture both the colours as they fell but like most things, they never work the way you hope on the day!  The green looked awesome though and against the darker green background, I loved it!! 

And thanks to my awesome husband Mark for his assistance and hands xx

Friday, October 28, 2011

WEEK 42 - Fun Foto Firday

These are the younger magpies that like to hang around our clothes line waiting for the guy upstairs to throw down his scrap bread crusts.  It can get annoying on washing day just because I can get the occasional dropping on my clothes or towels.  Magpies don't generally like me either and they tend to want to 'go' me whenever they can or swoop and dive.  I've been told that magpies are excellent at remembering faces so if you are nasty or aggressive towards them ie. "shooo you bugger.... get outta here" waving arms and yelling, they will always remember and will 'go' for you again and again.  On that note, I don't look them in the eyes so I seem submissive and they will know that I mean nothing to them. 
Big toughy I am!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I totally forgot to post this one last Friday.  I managed to get it onto my facebook page but neglected my dear old blog.  This weeks photo is of the adorable little Reagan.  She was on a visit from Melbourne and we spent a cloudy afternoon with the mossies getting some shots of her in my headbands.

She was such a well behaved little girl.  She is nearly 3 but you would have never guessed - she did everything she was told and did it all with a big smile.  Big thanks to her mum Yesmin and little brother for their patience while we fussed about getting some gorgeous shots of this beautiful girl. 

Thanks Reagie to you too xx

I can't wait to share more from this afternoon, she was such a sweet heart......

Friday, October 14, 2011

WEEK 40 - Fun Foto Friday

It was very difficult to pick only one photo from this shoot.  We had postponed twice already due to the recent bad weather and yesterday was no exception.  Leading up to the shoot, in stormed and rained heavily and even when I was on my way to meet Corinne at the beach, it was raining and I was driving towards a massive dark cloud.  I truly thought I'd get there and once again, we'd have to make another day or cancel all together.  To my absolute surprise, by the time we got to the beach itself, the sun appeared from behind a cloud and for 20 minutes, we had the most unbelievable light!!  We were even lucky enough to have a random beach go-er come a give us a quick hand, getting the material in the air. 

I am delighted with the shots that we got and this one is all in the name of FUN.  In the editing process I gave it a vintage wash and an old school feel.  The sky was just beautiful at that moment and I just love this shot and Corinne's big smile.  Thanks for you patience and persistence and I can't wait to share more!


Friday, October 7, 2011

FUN FOTO FRIDAY - Week 36, 37, 38 & 39.... whoops ;)

Well, aside from my first anniversary falling during the week and my husband taking the day off to hang out with me, I have had a very quiet and some might even say lazy week..... I haven't even picked up my camera.  I did however spend a lot of time editing this week and getting some model call outs finalised for the coming weeks.  This series of shots is from my recent trip to Stradbroke Island.  We were watching a pod of dolphins way off shore for ages and then a small group made their way towards us.  I was so excited that I was able to capture them as they broke the surface..... not just once but twice..... WOOHOO for me!!

This is the series as they got closer to us, first swimming, then one popped out the front and a little bit later, one popped out the back.  The water was such an unbelievable shade of bluey green and was crystal clear - it was just amazing.

This is the beautiful Sarah and Jake from their recent wedding at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast.  It was such a most gorgeous location, it was actually hard to shoot at as there was so many different places to shoot, I felt a little overwhelmed.  This is one of my favourite shots of the day and I adore the look of love that is being exchanged here...... *sigh*

I love Spring and I especially love the smell of Spring.  This 'yesterday, today and tomorrow' tree grows outside my office window and when the breeze is just right, I get a big whiff of its glorious scent.  I spotted this little fella on a return from a walk and didn't think I'd be lucky enough to get in the house, get my camera, put in the card and get back outside to shoot him before he took off.  But luck was on my side that day and he was still there. 

I love the colours together and I can't wait to print this baby on a big ol' canvas :)

I recently did a model call out on my facebook page for some little girls to model some of the headbands that I've been making.  This is little Charlotte who is 8months old and was such fun to photograph.  Mum, Rowena, was an amazing help getting her to smile and clap, she even had me giggling!  We spent a windy afternoon at their picturesque home on the Sunshine Coast and we go lots and lots of gorgeous shots of this little princess. 

Obviously this isn't on of the headbands that I've made, but a beanie I bought as a prop.  I hadn't used it and my adorable model was more than happy to help me out hehehe!

Who doesn't love a little monkey!?!?  Can't wait to share more from this shoot........ :)


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