Little Olaf came into the studio last week and he brought his little person with him, you may have seen them both star in lats weeks Project 52 post about Books….


They really are the most super cute little pair!

Now it’s time to share more of Olaf’s pet portrait session….





I seriously adore having kittens in the studio! Look at those time paws and those whiskers! Too cute for words!

But those eyes, just look at Olaf’s beautiful eyes….sharonstokes_centralcoastpetphotography_7488

Olaf’s little Person is very serious about how much she loves him – these two are pretty much inseparable…


She looks quite proud of Little Olaf, don’t you think?

Here is one more image of Olaf, well, because you just can’t have too many cute kitten images…. right?


I hope you all enjoyed the images from Olaf’s Pet Portrait Studio Session, I certainly did.

Sharon Stokes ~ APP

Central Coast Photographer



For week 5 of my Project 52, I chose ‘Books’ as my theme.

I had a few ideas in mind, but when I realised I had young Miss Arlia and her new kitten Olaf coming into the studio today, I knew what image I wanted.


Aren’t they just the cutest pair!?


I will share more of their studio session soon, but for now I hope you have enjoyed this weeks instalment of my project 52.

See you next week.

Sharon Stokes ~ APP

Central Coast Pet Photography

For week 4 my theme is Adventure, this worked well as it tied in nicely with the last weekend of school holidays, Australia Day and a Family weekend away – which is always an adventure!

We are blessed with very close Friends who own a very beautiful property north east of Gloucester, NSW. We had 4 wonderful days away where the kids and dogs got to run wild, the Dad’s got to enjoy some work-free time and us Mum’s got to relax and enjoy the scenery!

As the theme is adventure – I am going to base my images and storyline around the kids – they had a new adventure every day!

The weekend started off with an ominous looking storm moving in and it was a race to get the bikes off the trailer and grab a 1st ride before the storm hit….




No – Ash does not ride the big bike – thats Dad’s bike! Ash got his 1st ride in and was happy then, to watch the storms roll over.

Next morning dawned foggy and a bit wet, but that never stops Ash! 1st ride before breakfast…


After some breakfast the fog lifted and the little boys changed 2 wheels for 4 and took off exploring the front paddock…


Now I put the camera down for a while (ok, for a day) and put my feet up while the kids radiated between, motor bikes, mowers, swimming in the creek and archery, meanwhile the Dad’s were ‘out the back’ cutting a new bike track through the paddocks and wooded hills.

Australia Day was a beautiful sunny day, Ash even managed to get his bike bogged in a very convenient photo spot!


Happy Australia Day!

Next it was time for me to drive out to photograph the boys riding the new track, the little boys were very excited as this new track had some seriously long, steep hill climbs that they had not tried before! Aimilee tagged along for the 1st section then jumped in the car with me…


Dad, gave safety instructions and directions then it was time to tackle the biggest hill….






Everyone safely at the top! I could not believe just how steep that hill was and how easily the little boys tackled it!! Little super-stars!

Then it was along the ridgetop to the next set of hills (can you spot Skarla? She ran the entire track as well!)…



While I got into position at the top of the next hillclimb, I took the chance to grab a few images of Skarla in the long grass – because you can never have too many pictures of your dog!


The boys were taking a bit of time and I was starting to worry, there had been a fall and while no-one was injured one of the bikes needed to go back for repairs – that’s adventure for you! So it was up to Ash to ride the hill on his own!!





I really am so proud of this kid, I can not tell you the guts it takes to jump on a motorbike, ride steep hills with your Dad then go and ride those hills on your own at 7 years old!!!

It was about now that I realised I had lost my glasses somewhere on the track!! Ash headed back to the shed and Aimilee, Skarla and I spent the next 40 minutes scouring the long grass and scrub along the track before I finally found them – a little bit twisted but ok, at the spot where I had taken photos of Skarla!

Told you this was an adventure!!

Finally I drove Aimilee back to her bike and she rode back to the shed where it was time to pack up and head home after an awesome Family adventure!




I hope you all enjoyed this weeks project 52 instalment and our Family adventure xo

Sharon Stokes ~ APP

Central Coast Photographer.

For this weeks theme – week 3 – I have chosen Black & white.

I love black & white images, it’s hard to explain why, sometimes I find colour distracting, sometimes I ‘feel’ more with a black & white image.

I like this quote about black & white photography…

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant

So with this in mind, I set out to see which images from a recent sunrise shoot would make the best black & white conversions – now a note here, personally, I don’t think any and every image can or should be black & white, some images do work best in colour.

Tell me, do you think these images ‘work’ in black & white?




I like the way I can see the different quality and intensity of the rising sun from 3 different perspectives on the beach.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Project 52 instalment, see you all next week.

Sharon Stokes ~ APP

Central Coast Photographer

Wow, Xmas is creeping closer, day by day!

I have 2 locations and several dates booked this year for my Mini Sessions, the dates are filling up fast!

If you would like to book your pets in for a Xmas Pet Photography Mini Session at Squawks Pet Store, with Santa on the 5th or the 12th December, please see the following information and please contact me as soon as you can so your pets do not miss out…

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If you would like to book your pets in for a Xmas Grooming & Pet Photography Session at Lei Lani Pet Spa, please see the following information about packages and dates, to book please contact the lovely Girls at Lei Lani directly….

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We have put on extra dates this year, as last year plenty of pets missed out. Be sure to book your pets their spot soon so they do not mis out this year.

Hope to see you all soon

Sharon Stokes ~ APP

Central Coast Pet Photographer