Saturday, August 30, 2014

To the beach

Today I took a trip to the Great Ocean Road with a couple of gal pals, I've gotta say I'm pretty wrapped that Spring is only a day away...

Saturday, April 26, 2014


I'm in Apollo Bay at the moment having some R & R and a good break from daily life in the city. Besides the beautiful scenery of this seaside village I noticed so many beautiful colours, textures and details in ocean life.
As I write this the sweetest true life seaside story about Andre the seal is on the telly.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Pastry Edition

A few pastry delights for you to feast your eyes on ... wonderful styling from Joanna at The Visualary . Thank you so much Jo I love working with you, you make everything so beautiful!

Monday, March 10, 2014


I recently moved into a one bedroom apartment in the city which has beautiful natural light so naturally, I wanted to test it out.

My lovely friend and aspiring photographer, Paige was kind enough to let me borrow her face to get these photographs.

Muchos muchos muchos gracious also to Joanna from The Visualary  for styling and reflector holding help. Xo to you both.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

In an Instagram

Hello stranger. Haven't seen you in a while, which isn't to say I haven't been photographing. The past few months have been busy, working on the other side of the city (hello hour and a half long commute!) has put a halt on my blog but I have been shooting, including a major food photography project (which I will share once the final product is out!). I have also been instagramming. I only got a smart phone earlier this year and was totally against them. Now I have a somewhat love hate relationship with my phone, it's not at all fancy, actually it was the cheapest one in the shop. So with this non fancy phone I've grown to love Instagram. I love that I can whip my 'camera' out and take sneaky photos of people on the street, or record wonderful colour combinations or quickly snap a fleeting moment when the light is just so. Here are a few of my instagram shots, I hope you enjoy them. You can follow me there at /oliviablackburnphotography .

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Tropical Conversation

It's been a while since my last blog post, I have a new day job which has been taking up a lot of my time. A holiday was in order and I was lucky enough to take a few days off and head north to Port Douglas in tropical north Queensland. Sunshine, oceans swims, gondola rides through the rainforest and lazy afternoons sitting under palm trees. Such bliss to get away from it all to this beautiful tropical paradise.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Wedding Series - She's a Dreamer & Wore Flowers in her Hair

Welcome to the final look for The Wedding Series! This one was my fave, Gina from Donovan Floral Design's flower crown creation set the mood for this dreamy, relaxed look which I think suited our stunning model, Elly to a tee. I love the 60s style short lace dress, super comfy but also on point for style and cuteness. Thanks again to Joanna from The Visualary for her styling genius and the wonderful folks over at Little Curio Hire for their beautiful vintage crockery, linen, tableware.