Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last few weeks

Well the end of 2011 is upon us.  I have done my photo's of the week for project 52, however I do not have my editing software where I am at the moment, so I will be unable to process them until I return.  Which will not be until 2012!

I see 2012 as a very exciting year for MiCreations.

So stay safe everyone, and enjoy you break, because I know I will.

Take care,


Saturday, December 10, 2011


w48 by LoveMicreations
w48, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Nearly at the end of this project.

Miles again. This time on the swing (he loves swings), at the Horsham Botanical Gardengs Playground.
Again a snap shot, but I love it all the same.




w47 by LoveMicreations
w47, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Yes I cut off Miles feet, but you know what, I love the image all the same. Sure it's a snap shot. Not all snap shots have to be perfect (if this would be perfect I would not have cut off the feet, and I would have not used shutter priority (it's not quite auto).
I also processed this image with a whimsicalness dreamy feel to it.




w46 by LoveMicreations
w46, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

When I took this photo the settings were way off. However I wanted to capture the moment, so I didn't bother looking at my settings. Thank goodness for editing software and me being able to recover details.
Kayla might not be looking at the camera, but that is one of the reason I love this image because she is relaxed and you can see that beautiful smile of hers.




w45 by LoveMicreations
w45, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Oliver (our cat) Loves Kayla (and vice versa). He loves sleeping on her bed. He was sleeping with her a couple of days before I took this photo, but before I could get the camera he jumped off the bed.
This time around however I saw him on the bed and happened to be very close to my camera, so he didn't see me coming and had no time to jump off.
I just love how he has his paws. It's like he is saying "she's mine".



Wednesday, November 23, 2011


w44  by LoveMicreations
w44 , a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I have not done a self portrait in a very long time. This is me. Taken with the help of the mirror in the bathroom.

Yes I normally wear glasses, but it's hard not to get that green glare, I'm still mastering that.
So no glasses in this image.



w43 by LoveMicreations
w43, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Opps... on the watermark that is. The watermark says week 42, it should say week 43. I obviously was not paying attention very well when I was saving for the web.

Anyway this shot is definitely from week 43. We were walking home from Cato Park. Miles had fallen behind so as we were waiting for him I got Kayla to sit down on the picnic bench. That's where I took this photo. I just love the bokeh, it really makes the image. And yes it was windy that day.


Sunday, November 6, 2011


w42  by LoveMicreations
w42 , a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Yes I'm aware it's out of order, but I wasn't paying attention with my uploading.

Ok so this is from one of my sessions (as I hadn't taken any other photo's for the week... eek!).
I just love his melancholy expression.




w41 by LoveMicreations
w41, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

The kids had just had a haircut, and wanted to get some photo's of them with their spunky new looks.
Kayla got her hair done up in braids (i'm terrible at braids, plaits I'm fine with).
Got this photo of the two of them together. I love the way it came out, captures them to a tea.




w40 by LoveMicreations
w40, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I wasn't aware how far behind I had gotten. I know have this on my to do list to get done, as well there is no excuse for being slack.

So that being said, is is week 40.

Miles my happy little vegemite on the swing.



Thursday, September 29, 2011


w39 by LoveMicreations
w39, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

It's very rarely for me to take photo's at night time. So when I had the opportunity to do time lapse, I grabbed it.

This image is the roundabout in town.

Via Flickr:
Main St, Barnes St & Scallan St
Stawell, Victoria

exif data for those who are interested are:
aperture: f22
speed: 230secs
iso: 160
lens: 35mm
wb: tungstan




w38 by LoveMicreations
w38, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I don't have many photo's of my kids together. I have great ones of them separate, but trying to get them together is like a nightmare for me. I get really frustrated. I don't mean to but it happens (I'm sure you can relate).

Well on this particular day we went out to take some photo's. I did get some great ones. And well we were walking back to the car, and I captured this image. This was taken on auto. Yes I normally shoot in manual, however I didn't want to miss the shot, so I switched the dial and this is what I captured.
I adore this image. It reminds me of an image that I took in May 2010, which I also have as a canvas on my wall.
So yes there are no faces, but this image is so very much how my kids are.

Enjoy it as much as I do.



w37 by LoveMicreations
w37, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

A blossom bud. I'm actually not sure from which tree it's from, so don't ask!

I was however really impressed how it came out. I really love the colours and the depth of field.
Taken with my Tamron 90mm Macro lens.



Catch up and other info

Ok well we are all on the mend.  100% better, yay!  I tell you what it's no fun when you are sick, and your kids are sick at the same time.  No one takes care of mum when she is sick hey.

So what's been happening? I hear you say.  Well I have been doing some 'free' sessions in my home studio. I have this great indoor kit, which I have tested out on my kiddies, but I needed some subjects.  So I posted on facebook (great marketing tool), and got some sessions.  I'm still after some sessions to build up my portfolio. I have a great 'outdoor' portfolio, but need to build up my indoor portfolio.
The sessions I have had are Miss H, a newborn.  She was a premmie, so currently 5 weeks, but still as tiny as a newborn (she's only like 6lbs!).
Then there was Miss M. She is 8 months old, had no hair, but still adorable.
Then siblings Miss J aged 6, and her brother Master J aged 3.5.

I had a great time shooting these sessions.

I am still after the following:
Newborn baby BOY (aged 2 weeks to 6 weeks young)
Baby boy aged 4-10 months old
Girl aged 3
Boy aged 4-7

So if you know of anyone that falls into these categories, email me at matilda@lovemicreations.com for bookings.
These sessions will have the session fee waved.  You will receive NO PRINTS.  Prints are available for purchased however. All models (parents) will need to sign a model release as these images will be used on my website/blog/facebook page for advertising and marketing.

Images of my current sessions will soon be posted, along with my 52 project images.

Thanks for getting this far.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Challenge delay

Ok well my 30 day challenge is not going very well.  On day 6 I got sick (and I'm still recovering).  It's taken a lot out of me, and alas I will to complete 30 consecutive days. I will pick up from where I left off once I'm back at 100%.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 4 - Clouds (and w 36)

Day 4 - Clouds by LoveMicreations
Day 4 - Clouds, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.
For day 3, Clouds.
Much better clouds, this was taken in the morning. I just love the shape and the texture.
Added contrast so it would pop a bit more.

So what do you see?



EDIT 29.9.2011
This image is also the image of the week for project 52

Day 3 - something green

Day 3 was suppose to be clouds, but we had seriously crappy clouds, like those whispy ones, which are pathetic to photograph. So I decided to do day 4, which is 'Something green'.
I'm not too sure about the end of this one, I was after a look, and it just wasn't doing it for me, I properly would need to re-shoot at a different time of day.

Either way, Enjoy


Day 2 - what I wore today

On this particular day (Friday). I wore Jeans, a long sleeve top and my kathmandu jacket (which I ended up taking off around lunch time as it got too hot).
And my puma walkers.

I like to be comfortable when I don't have to go anywhere, and well I didn't have to be any where, so hence the extremely casual look.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 1 - Self Portrait

Day 1 - Self Portrait by LoveMicreations
Day 1 - Self Portrait, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

There are many challenges out there. But today I came across this one (http://whitepeachphoto.com/2011/05/25/photography_challenge/), and I thought "hey why not".
So here is Day 1. A Self portrait. Processed it with a warm/mellow feel in mind.




w34 by LoveMicreations
w34, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I love the lines of this shot, and the way the light fell. This is SOOC (straight out of camera), only adjustments is resizing for web.




w33 by LoveMicreations
w33, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Week 33, only 20 weeks left to go.
This weeks entry is Kayla, but from a different perspective.
I love the angle of this shot, I just wished I didn't cut off her feet, oh well next time.



Saturday, August 13, 2011


w32 by LoveMicreations
w32, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

It's me! Arrrrhhhhh! Run away now! No just kidding. Let me tell you it's hard to hold a camera with a speedlite attached. I took a few photo's but thought this one was the best out of the bunch.



w31 - Miles

w31 - Miles by LoveMicreations
w31 - Miles, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

My sweet little boy. I couldn't just pick 1 image. And I really liked his expression in theses ones, so I decided to put it together as a triptych.
I just love the bokeh in the background.




w30 by LoveMicreations
w30, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

This is about 10 metres from my house. It's the school crossing. Processed it with an urban autumn feel to it.
I like the different textures.



Saturday, July 30, 2011


It's been quite the last few weeks, with winter and all, but I still have been working hard.  I have decided to have a SALE.  Now everyone loves a good sale.
I have had a lot of clients tell me they love their photo's and would love to get more, so I figured this would be a good way for clients to get more for less.
I've gone over all the photo's, and found some that I didn't include in galleries, so I have put them in there.

Now of course there are terms and conditions regarding the sale, so here is my flyer:

You can also download it HERE

I figured this will also be a good way to get prints as gifts, because prints make excellent presents, especially with Christmas not all that far away. 

Get up to 50% off
Prints & Discs

Terms & Conditions

·         Minimum Order $50
·         Discount is progressive on Edited Images
Orders over $50 get 10% off
Orders over $100 get 20% off
Orders over $200 get 30% off
Orders over $350 get 40% off
Orders Over $500 get 50% off
·         All unedited images get 25% off
·         A $5 per image processing fee applies to have any 'unedited images' edited.
·         Orders will only be accepted via the shopping cart from the
 www.lovemicreations.com website
·         There is NO discount on postage
·         Galleries will be open from 9am 8th August 2011
·         Orders placed before this date will not be receive a discount
·         All orders must be placed by 5pm 19th August 2011
·         All orders MUST be paid for by 2pm on 24th August 2011
·         Sale only applies to customers who placed orders from October 2010 to June 2011
·         Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Week 28

w28 by LoveMicreations
w28, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I'm not too sure about this particular shot, but it was the only decent shot I took of the week. It's a tree at the playground of Cato Park.

Either way, Enjoy


Week 27

w27 by LoveMicreations
w27, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

A building on Burke St, somewhere in Melbourne. I couldn't tell you the exact location.
I just love the abstractness of it. I love the reflection of the mirror windows, and black and white gives it more of a pop



Week 26

w26 by LoveMicreations
w26, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

We were over at my Mother In Law's house. Her partner was washing the hot rod, I just love how Kayla is standing there "i'm so pretty", yes you are sweety, yes you are.



Monday, July 18, 2011

What I take on holidays - IHF Props

 -What I take on holidays by LoveMicreations
What I take on holidays, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.
This is my son Miles. As you can see he is screaming. However it is a happy scream, not a 'omg get me out of here' scream. What he was screaming about, I could not tell you.

I had set up my new continuous lights which I had just purchased, and I was also wanting to test out my new backdrop.
I love both my new lights (protog.com,au), and my new backdrop (vinyl from spotlight $9.95 p/m).

This particular suitcase I picked up at the local op shop. I stained it a darker brown, I need to stain it again however.
I love this particular prop as it's fun to use, and kids seem to like it too.



Monday, July 11, 2011

Week 25

w25 by LoveMicreations
w25, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I processed this image with an urban feel to it (on purpose).
The kids and I were posting a letter. They are forever fighting over posting mail (so I have to make sure I have 2 things to post, one for each).
This letter box has seen better days, it's a bit battered on bruised.



week 24

week 24 by LoveMicreations
week 24, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I've gotten a bit behind with my posting, so you will get a couple of weeks worth.

This shot was taken on 16th June and it's of my 2 kiddies. We were having a break from playing and having a snack. So yes that is food on Miles chin (typical boy).
I just love this shot though, it's so very them.



Sunday, June 19, 2011

master a sm

master a sm by LoveMicreations
master a sm, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Master A is the godson of one of very good friends.

The smash cake session was her gift to her sister.

Master A did a more of a lick and grab, than a real smash, but every kid is different. The most important thing is that he had a good time.

And doesn't he have the most amazing brown eyes. I can see why he is loved to bits.



week 23bw

week 23bw by LoveMicreations
week 23bw, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

And in Black and White, because I liked it in black and white too.

week 23

week 23 by LoveMicreations
week 23, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

While walking home from the playground, back to my parents house. I noticed these leaves, and thought they made a great pattern.

I also processed it in bw (see the next post).



Saturday, June 18, 2011


w22 by LoveMicreations
w22, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I got my blue sky, and what a contrast it is to the rose leaves.

I used my 90mm Tamron lens (it's macro). I just love the detail in the leaves.




w21 by LoveMicreations
w21, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Because sometimes we just need to stop in our lives.

It is also 'Something beginning with S".

Would have loved to have taken the shot with a blue sky, but alas I can't change the weather to suit my needs.


w20 by LoveMicreations
w20, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

One thing I love about autumn are the colours. I wish I took this photo a couple of days previous (of the actually day I took it). But such is life, I should have had my camera in my bag, but alas I did not.

I just love the colours against the blue sky.



w18 - miles

w18 - miles by LoveMicreations
w18 - miles, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I love this shot, so much so that I got it printed up as a canvas (which I'm now enjoying viewing on my wall).
Miles is yelling out to his sister "Kayleeeeeeeeee" so very cute.

Enjoy it as much as I do.


w17 - kayla bonus

w17 - kayla bonus by LoveMicreations
w17 - kayla bonus, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I'm behind at updating my blog, but there is a reason for that. In a previous post I mentioned that I made a mistake somewhere along the lines, and had too many images. So I had to delete the set and upload them again in the correct order.

So this particular image (which my sister calls "Medusa hair" was the bonus for the week.
I just love the catch lights in her hair.



Friday, June 17, 2011

Mobile Test

fn:Matilda Iglesias

I'm testing to see if mobile email to blog does work, and if it does,



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Price Increase

My print/disc prices are at an excellent price, however as of the 1st July 2011 alll print/disc prices will rise. Session Prices will remain the same until further notice.

So please be aware that if you place your print order after 30th June 2011 you will incur the new pricing structure.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Project 52

While going through my diary I noticed that I have made some mistakes regarding my project 52.

to see the correct order go to my Flicker Stream for Project 52 Set it will be in the correct order.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Serious Note

I take my job very seriously.  I'm a professional. I love what I do.

I do however do not appreciate people bad mouthing me or my business.  If you have an issue with ANYTHING, the please contact me directly to discuss the issues so they can be resolved.  You can contact me via phone on 0410533861 or by email matilda@lovemicreations.com .
I DO NOT appreciate my name and my business being slandered on a public website, whether that is Facebook, my Blog, or even my Website.
This comes about due to 3rd party accusing me of false advertising on my own facebook page. I was not even aware of this until a client told me about the comment that they made on my page. (I saw it on the Friday, they made the comment late Wednesday evening).  I have page notifier on my facebook page, but sometimes it doesn't always work, and I don't always get comments come through to my email. This particular comment I never received (and I have no idea why).
When I finally saw the comment I tired to contact the 3rd party, but I was unable to do so.  Facebook is a great marketing tool, but it's not always the best for communication. It would have been better for this person to contact me directly via email or even by phone.
Oh and I was not false advertising, I had full right (and legal right at that too), to advertise the images on my facebook page.  I had not done anything wrong.

So as noted previously if you have any concerns, or unhappy about anything, please contact me directly rather than comment on facebook.

Thank you.

Matilda - MiCreations.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week 18 - Project 52

w18 by LoveMicreations
w18, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

The kids had spent Easter with their dad. Let me tell you it was great to have a break away from the kids. I caught up on all my editing, but by the end of the break I was getting bored. My mother in law and her partner took me out for a drive to Halls Gap in the EH. She's had it for a while now and can you believe it, I've never been in it for a ride!

So this shot is the mirror reflector. Was trying out something different. Gave it a vintage throwback feel to it too.


xx Matilda

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Master S Cake Smash - Sneak Peak

master s cs by LoveMicreations
master s cs, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

A cake smash is normally for a childs birthday, however I'm happy to do them whenever.

However Master S was the exception (it was his birthday the next day). And wow out of all the cake smashes I have done Master S has had to have been the most enjoyable. He loved it, he seriously smashed into that cake. He also LOVED the camera (can you tell).

And I hope his parents will enjoy the shots, cause I know I had fun.

xx Matilda

Miss L - Sneak Peak

miss l by LoveMicreations
miss l, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Such a happy go lucky little girl. Ok so not so little, 18 months, but still very very cute.
And so many faces for a happy little girl.
She just loved the bubbles (but then what kids don't).


xx Matilda

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miss T - Sneak Peak

miss t sp by LoveMicreations
miss t sp, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

MIss T is 7 weeks new, and oh so very tiny! She only just around 8lbs, but still oh so adorable.

I love photographing newborns, and Miss T although unsettled at times was still a cutie regardless.

I normally don't do sneak peaks in just black and white, but I thought why not.


xx Matilda

Master K - Sneak Peak

master k sp by LoveMicreations
master k sp, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Second shoot for the week was the delightful 4 month old Master K.

He was a talker, and just so happy go lucky and carefree, and LOVED the camera. This little boy is such a poser! Made my job so easy that's for sure.

So hard to pick a few images for the sneak peak as there were so many that I loved. Just had to show the 'novelty' dummy though.

Thanks for looking

xx - Matilda

Thursday, April 28, 2011

C Family

cfam sp by LoveMicreations
cfam sp, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

This was two sessions back to back.
We did the family 1st, with all the kids. This Session was tough cause it was either the girls were grumpy, or one of the boys where pulling a face, but we got there in the end.

Then it was the cake smash. Miss J wasn't really into the cake, she tasted the icing a bit and then after 5 minutes she was done. Miss G had more of a go with it and either way they did enjoy it.

B Family Sneak Peak

blake sp by LoveMicreations
blake sp, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Up here in Stawell we have been having some fantastic weather, especially considering it's suppose to be the middle of Autumn.

This week has also proven to be an extremely busy week with 5 shoots in 3 days.

The 1st shoot for the week was the B Family out on their family home.
Master D was a bit overwhelmed and had his grumpy pants on, but we still managed to have a good time.

So enjoy the sneak peak.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

week 17

week 17 by LoveMicreations
week 17, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

The 3 of us. It's very rare for me to get a family picture of just the three of us. 1 because i'm behind the camera, not in front of it, 2 it's seriously hard to take a family photo on your own (even a tripod is a pain in the bum. and 3, not everyone is happy to take a photo. Ok so Kayla and Miles are looking off to the left (at my parents), but they have smiles on their faces, and that's the main bit.
At least you know what I look like.

I set this photo up, my sister pressed the trigger.

Week 16

Kayla by LoveMicreations
Kayla, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Kayla looks so much older than 4 in this photo. I just love her eyes, processed it in black and white (MCP brownie sundae), to give it more depth emotionally.

Week 15

Week 15 by LoveMicreations
Week 15, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I'm a bit behind with my project. So here is week 15.

I've also decided to scrap my themes. 1 because I stuffed up and got one of them out of order and 2, there were photo's that I loved, but didn't fit the theme, and I rather put a shot that I love (hang on the wall type), than something mediocre.

This photo is of Ivy on the mortians wall. I love the texture. Processed with MCP actions to give it a real autumn feel to it.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Miss L - Smash Cake

Miss L - Smash Cake by LoveMicreations
Miss L - Smash Cake, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Besides forgetting part of my lighting kit (doh!), I had and Miss L had lots of fun with this smash cake session.
Miss L has these amazing eyelashes! I mean wow, incredible, I wish I had eyelashes like that.
She was very cute, and thoroughly enjoyed the cake.

H Family

H Family by LoveMicreations
H Family, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

Who knew boobies and boogers could be such a laugh! Master J loved it. It helped him to relax and most importantly have fun.
Miss K was just adorable, 4 weeks young, and just adorable.

week 14 - random

week 14 - random by LoveMicreations
week 14 - random, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

I purchased some new photoshop actions during the week (MCP & Forabella), and I have been playing with the actions all week, and I'm in love.

This photo was pure luck. I had the camera out to see if I could complete a JustMommie Challenge. That didn't end up happening, but I did capture (what i think) this fantastic photo of my daughter Kayla.
I just adore how the wind has flown out her hair like that. I processed this win my new actions too, I just love how it has come out, it's just so yummy!

Oh and i'm fully aware week 2 in the month of april will be Kayla again, but that's what having a random week is all about, it can be anything, and this time around it's my Kayla.

w13 - macro

w13 - macro by LoveMicreations
w13 - macro, a photo by LoveMicreations on Flickr.

It feels like ages since I have posted something. And technically it has been over 7 days since week 12's image was taken (on the 15th March), to week 13's image (taken on 25th March. But my week's are from Saturday to Saturday. It wasn't until the the Friday before the end of the week (14th of March), that I realised that I had not taken my weekly shot!

So Here it is. A kiwi fruit. Enjoy!