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Action Girl

My business coach nicknames me AG Kez. Action Girl Kez. I am not one to muck about. Always been a super hard worker. Since the very first day I started working at 14 while at school,  a takeaway shop at nights and picking strawberries on the weekend.

Today was day 2 of the ownership of my new digs and I had painters inside the house and concreters doing the studio floor. I have limited time to pack, move, unpack, get sorted, renovate a studio and settle.

My little darling abode didn’t know what had hit her  :)

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Never stop believing

Yesterday I picked up the keys to my little dream house in the country. With my family, we had bubbles and a picnic dinner. It was one of the most special nights of my life. Not because of material things, it meant many many things to me on so many levels.

Never stop believing

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Evi and Chris …

Two of the loveliest, humble people you will ever meet, Evi and Chris were married on January the 11th 2015 on a very wild and windy summer’s day ! It was forecast in Adelaide to be a potentially horrendous and wet day for a wedding, we had back up plans to back up plans ! Fortunately it ended up spitting here and there and hardly effected the day at all. I was very very relieved as had been so looking forward to this wedding for ages.

The wedding was quite traditional and a blend of Greek, Italian and Australian families. They had beautiful Australian floral flowers and light blue silver dresses. Loved the guys floral bow ties and funny socks. The ceremony was very old school and was at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The reception at the John Di Fede Reception Hall at Windsor Gardens.

We went to some cool back streets and old shop fronts and sheds in Prospect, Adelaide and then to The Waite Institute for some awesome trees for photo locations.

It was pretty special to capture this part of Evi and Chris’s love story <3

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Paula and Man’s engagement session

I was contacted by this lovely couple Paula and Man, wanting to do their engagement shoot in Australia and fly from Hong Kong where they live. Paula is a great fan and follower of my work. In their culture, they wear their wedding clothes for an engagement session whereas in Oz, we tend to do them in casual and more normal clothes. We are a super gorgeous time and I think the photos look pretty Australian ! :)

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Tahlia + Daniel ~ 8.3.15 ~ First Look

Tahlia and Danny

8.3.15 ~ Waverley Estate

First Look

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Meg + Luke ~ 28.2.15 ~ First Look

Meg and Luke

28.2.15

First Look

Grand Cru Estate, Springton, Barossa Valley, South Australia ( one of my very favourite venues )

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Jonas Peterson

I am not one to attend tons of workshops and seminars or follow many photographers work. I find too much clouds my sight and I stop seeing how I see.

I do, however, at the beginning of each year, work out what I need in terms of inspiration and growth and plan for 1-3 workshops a year.

On Tuesday I attended Jonas Peterson’s workshop called ” A greater story ” . It was absolutely wonderful. Truly what I needed.  Jonas is a world class wedding photographer, in fact, voted in the top 10 in the world. I have adored his emotive, delicate, gentle, story telling style for several years and he has been on my list to go and see speak, was so excited when he decided to visit little ol’ Adelaide.

The workshop had very little to do with photography. Which pleased me. I don’t need to learn to pose or shoot. It was about the human spirit, about being your authentic self, being brave, taking chances, being real and honest and your story being a part of your uniqueness in business. And about rather than being a story teller when you shoot, but a good listener. Shoot what you see, not what you create.

All of which I believe in, and live by. It just reinforced and taught me new things, spoken by a man who although super confident, competitive, crazy successful and driven is quite shy, quietly spoken, down to earth and humble from what I perceived.

I loved sitting and listening to Jonas’s story. His vulnerability, his struggles. The balancing act and realization that as a photographer, a busy one, you become a spectator in people’s lives. The loneliness and solitude of that takes its toll. I have been doing that for years, 17 years in my business and 25 in the industry, dedicated my life to my business and other people’s stories that it rang very true to my heart. In the last few years I have taken stock and worked towards more life balance, trying to find tools to shut off before and after the adrenaline high and emotional roller coaster of massive all day shoots.

This was one of the best days I have had in ages :)

Below are a few or my favourite of Jonas’s wedding images as well as some shots taken of the workshop by Pete Thornton, one of Adelaide’s lovely and super talented photographers. Pete’s studio is on his country property just out of Gawler and it reminded me very much of what my life is about to become as I move out of the big smoke and build my studio in the Adelaide Hills.

It was a very inspiring day all round and I drove home feeling grounded and carrying a happy heart

Kerin xx

AIPP Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Business Coaching

I have a business coach / mentor, Richard Verco of Rawson Verco Accountants, who I have been working with for about 18 months. It has been the best money I have ever spent on my business in 17 years of being self employed. Richard has been my financial advisor since I first started in business in 1997 and has watched my business grow and as it got busier and busier, watched me continually spin wheels and try keep a handle on it, he would help when he could. He then became a qualified business coach and so I jumped on board.  I was seeing him once every 3 weeks for the first year and now I see him once every 2 months.

I studied photography when I was 19 – 23 and got my Diploma in Commercial Photography. I worked for labs, newspapers and studios from 17 – 27years old and then went out on my own and have been in my own photography business trading under my name for 17 years. I have no formal business training, my business has been run on passion and heart and common sense. All I ever wanted to do was be a photographer and be my own boss from very young.

And so this has helped me out of this world. Things are still crazy busy.  I am also without my darling assistant at the moment and have been for months as she is expecting a little bubby ( very exciting !!! )  and she has been very ill :( but this will not be forever.  We love working together and I adore having her here and am excited for when things go back to normal for us both.

  My work is monitored, goals are measurable and actioned, workflow is better. I get incredibly exhausted as I work very long hours but things are on the improve in terms of life balance and health and will only get so much better over the next year.

Some massive goals have been ticked off in the last couple of months and this would not have been possible without the help, guidance, wisdom and care of my coach. He is the best thing since sliced bread and I am forever grateful that the universe presented him to me when I needed it.

Every successful athlete has a coach, they would be lost without one. I feel exactly the same. How can I be reach my potential in business without an external advisor, a mentor, a coach ?

In a month’s time I will move back to the Adelaide Hills, out of the big smoke and build my studio separate to my house which will help me shut off when I need to as working from inside my home has been a constant struggle for years. I am a workaholic and I need a door to shut :) I have lived in the city for 12 years as I built my business and reputation but now I am established and have a strong following, I can move back home to the Hills, be closer to my mum and family and have a country life xx ( and maybe marry a farmer with a land drover defender, swoon and a border collie, hee hee )

I have been a photographer for 25 years and I still am very passionate and in love with what I do.

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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( I need to get a pic of me and my coach :) )

Tamra + George ~ 21.2.15 ~ First Look

Tamra + George ~ 21.2.15 ~ First Look Album

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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Carly and Keith

Carly and Keith’s ” Antique Vintage ”  wedding day on the 13th December 2015 at Howard’s Winery in the Adelaide Hills was breathtaking. Colours of ivory and nude, wild posies, mason jars and at one of my favourite venues, right near my home town where I grew up.

Carly and Keith and their wonderful bridal party laughed, supported and joked together all day. I had a great time photographing them all.

Carly and Keith met at work in 2010 and clicked instantly. They love travelling, wining and dining and Keith proposed on a little remote beach in Borneo in 2013. They live in Adelaide with their 2 dogs and cat, Max, Ruby and Eva :)

I loved capturing this part of their love story

Kerin xx

Master Photographer

Kerin Burford Photography

http://www.kerinburford.com

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