Good Times

“The road to a friends house is never too long.” - Danish proverb.

Wishing you beautiful light.

Creatively yours,

Nicole Boenig McGrade Photography

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A Room of One's Own

I recently once again had the pleasure of photographing the award-winning author Alice Nelson after ten years. Alice Nelson's beautiful writer's room was designed by Hartree Architects. As Virginia Woolf once said "A woman needs a room of one's own in order to write." - Alice Nelson: "I've had plenty of rooms of my own, and plenty of desks, but never one as beautifuil as my light-filled desk-in-a-window. It's the perfect space to write, to read, to dream." Some of her works include the books "The Last Sky" published by Fremantle Press and "After This - Survivors of the Holocaust speak". Her first novel, The Last Sky, was shortlisted for the Australian / Vogel's Literary Award (2004), won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award (2006) and was shortlisted for the Australian Society of Authors' Barbara Jefferis Award (2009). She was also named Best Young Australian Novelist of 2009 in the Sydney Morning Herald's national awards program. Alice Nelson has two more books being published in the near future!

Alice Nelson portrait photography by photographer Nicole Boenig McGrade.

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Going with the Grain - Black and White Family Portraits in Winter

Winter. My absolute favourite time of year for painterly black and white portraits (of baby, child, teenager or the whole family). I work with traditional darkroom black and white film, that has a kind of magic which does not require much work other than seeing the beautiful mood, texture and tones unfold right through the lens. 

Spiritual or not, I love this quote... "Works of Love are Works of Peace." - Mother Theresa

Wishing you beautiful light.

Creatively yours,

Nicole Boenig McGrade Photography

Family is... having someone to love

"Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family." - Donna Hedges

Family portrait photographs … it’s what we love and cherish.

Wishing you beautiful light.

Creatively yours,

Nicole Boenig McGrade Photography

When souls dance...

"Some people move our SOULS to dance." [- Unknown]

Traditional black and white film creates a magical grainy softness that is visually tactile, an art form that is unique in a digital age. This is my passion.

Wishing you beautiful light.

Creatively yours,

Nicole Boenig McGrade Photography

Family is...

... crazy at times. My passion is creating soulful portraits using the magical art of traditional black and white film. My photography sessions are simple, relaxing and fun.

"Where there is LOVE, there is LIFE." - Mahatma Gandhi

Family is... Nicole Boenig McGrade Photography

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Stay Safe - WA Firefighters

Good morning Perth and country WA, thinking of family and friends this week fighting fires in the extreme heat and would like to send my thoughts out to all our hard working fire fighters (and their supporting families) dealing with the extreme conditions. Stay safe, Nicole xx

Small Wonders

When photographing people, young or old, there is an emotional inspiration that words cannot describe. There is so much natural peace and beauty in all of us. Looking through the lens slows down time, it is peaceful and meditative, painting a portrait with light requires patience and timing is everything. Like all the good things in life, it's not quantity, it's quality.

"Having a place to home is a home. Having someone to love is a family." - Donna Hedges