Dandenong Ranges

Having fun while learning how to cook. Family Session, documentary style Photography by Erika's Way

Love what you do

‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Confucius   I had two little friends and their beautiful Mum over at …

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Amazing Italian Style Biscuits in the Hills

Belgrave Bakery

‘One of the nicest things in life is the way we must regularly stop whatever is that we are doing and devote our attention to eating.’ Luciano Pavarotti, Italian Tenor …

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Ricketts Sanctuary: a MUST visit in Olinda, Dandenong Ranges

Around Melbourne and the Dandenong Ranges with a tourist

The past month of September was a very busy month for me. Not as in work related busy, but as in Family related busy. My Father came to visit all …

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Article about the local Bendigo Bank on Ferntree Gully-Belgrave-Mail Newspaper

In the Local Newspaper

It’s really exciting to open the local newspaper and see one of your photos appearing! This is (part of) the Team of the local Monbulk and District Community Bendigo Bank, …

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Father and Daughter looking at the camera

Happy Father’s day!

Today I’m heading to the airport to pick up my Father. He is coming to visit me from Italy and he’s staying for few weeks. The last time he came …

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Product deisgn Professional photography by Eriika's Way Photography based in Belgrave

Product Design Photography- OAD-Open Audio Designs

I’m really excited to share few pictures from a recent Photo Shooting. This stunning Ultrafidelity Amplifier/Audio system is designed and produced in the Dandenong Ranges. Isn’t is incredible? I’m always …

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Waratah Organics Cafe: interior design decoration and set up

Waratah Organics Cafe – Web Design & Business Photo Shooting

I met the owners of this gorgeous Cafe of the Dandenong Ranges almost by accident. I love these kind of accidents. You know when you meet somebody for the first …

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Family Photos in Silvan

  Brooke wrote me just a couple of weeks before to arrange a two Families Photo shooting session for Family Photos for their Grandmother’s 70th Birthday. We met in a …

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Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Grants and Sponsorship Night

‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.’ Helen Keller I am so proud of the Community I live in. It’s simply great to see how …

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Belgrave Lantern Parade 2017

Winter Solstice Festival in Belgrave I love this Community. Every year I love it more and more. I just came back from the annual Lantern Parade. I can’t find enough …

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Daniel Beeson, Motivational Speaker

Business Headshot in Gembrook

“Get Addicted – life coaching solutions” Meet Daniel, life coach and motivational speaker at “Get Addicted – life coaching solutions”. I had a Business Headshot session with him at his …

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A 3.5 years old girl dancing under a rain of Autumn leaves. Photo by Erika's Way Photography

Family Session with Autumn colours and lots of leaves at Alfred Nicholas Garden

A beautiful Family of four + a warm Autumn day in the Hills + colourful leaves everywhere = an amazing Family Session. 🙂   ‘Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are …

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Flash Mob event at Upwey IGA

“Plastic Bag Free Dandenong Ranges” launch at Upwey IGA

An amazing Event in the Hills at Upwey IGA Last Saturday I had the pleasure and the honour of taking a few pics for a local Event: the launch of …

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Kathie Thomas from Dandenong Ranges Photography, business headshot by Erika's Way Photography

Business Headshot in the Dandenong Ranges: Kathie Thomas

Last week I had the pleasure (and the honour!) to meet an amazing local Nature Photographer. And just because meeting her and walk right next to her was not enough, …

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Mother holding her son at the Park in the Dandenong Ranges

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums!

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New Born Photography with a big brother. New Born and Family Photography in the Dandenong Ranges. ©Erika's Way Photography

Baby Everley and her Family

I’m always excited to write about a blog post, but this one is quite special. Meet baby Everley and her beautiful Family of four, with her big brother Spencer and …

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Mother's day Photo shooting session special in the Dandenong Ranges

Mother’s Day Special! Make it special and get $100 OFF any Family booking!

It’s Mother’s Day. Well, almost. We are getting close, and of course it’s time to think of something special to let her know how important she is and how much …

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Techno night in the Hills

When you are invited for dinner and you think of a normal pizza night, but then you find out that 5 crazy Italian Backpackers are invited to the “Party” too. …

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portait of an Alpaca

Farm Life

“I’d rather be on a Farm than be Emperor of the world.” George Washington   I am so thrilled about this Photo shooting. I was asked to take some photos …

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Mum smiling proud and happy at her daugher

Bertie and Christian’s Family, six months later

Kids grow fast. Very fast. They are born, they are there, they smile, they cry. They put their first teeth. Next thing you know they are running around like crazy, …

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Mum and Dad and one year old daughter walking together. Copyright Erika's Way Photography

Paisley and her Mum and Dad

‘Start shaping your own day. Start walking your own way.’ Steve Maraboli   Last Sunday I met this gorgeous little lady and her beautiful parents. We went for a walk …

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Mum and Daughter. ©Erika's Way Photography

Family Photo Shooting at Pirianda Graden

A beautiful Photo Shooting Session with Anne, her five children, their husbands and Mia, her incredible one-year-old Granddaughter. I really love this. It’s not just about having photos done. It’s …

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‘We are Pregnant!’

Here is something a bit different for the usual. 🙂 Bonnie and Carl are having a baby! They wanted to make the announcement to family and friends a little bit …

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Black and white Family Photography in the Dandenong ranges ©Erika's Way Photography

Sarah&Catherine

Sarah called me few months ago. She was looking for a photographer to take pictures of her and her sister for a little surprise for their parents. Sarah is leaving …

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Four generations of girls holding hands copyright Erika's Way Photography

Four Generations

‘Now join your hands: and with your hands, your hearts’ William Shakespeare   This past Christmas Holiday I got the chance to hang out with these four beautiful ladies. Four …

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Mum cuddling her new born baby daughter ©Erika's Way Photography

Baby Alyssa, one-month-old

After meeting Baby Alyssa at the Hospital when she was just one day old, I was lucky enough to get to visit her at her house for another Photo-shooting session, …

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Italian classes in the Dandenong Ranges

Italian Language Classes in the Hills

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS AND TRAVELLERS Tuesdays,14th Feb- 28th March, 7-9pm @Kallista Community House, Kallista, Vic  $160 For bookings and info visit Kallista Community House Website. Would you like to learn Italian? If …

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Christmas socks and Christmas lights

Christmas in the Hills

After the little three days hike at the Prom, (I talked about it in my previous blog post, here) we headed back home, ready for a very long Christmas day: …

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New born baby feet

Baby Alyssa, one-day-old

So…they say new year, new start…and what’s better start than a new life? For my very first post of the year, here something really special and exciting!!!!! This little Masterpiece …

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hands in the air to form hearts while looking at the City of Melbourne ©Erika's Way Photography

A Christmas Card from the Hills

My neighbours wanted something special as a Christmas Card for this year. As we live in the Hills, we thought it was a good idea to find some outdoor location …

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I love living in the Dandenong Ranges

2017- ‘Love the Hills’ Calendar by Stockdale & Leggo

Last month I submitted this photo for the ‘Love the Hills’ Art Competition by Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate in Emerald, Vic. The theme was to submit an artwork that described the …

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Silky Terrier puppy playing with a big hand

Three little Australian Silky Terrier Puppies

Last year I got asked to do a photo shooting and the related website of a gorgeous little family of Australian Silky Terries for a local breeder (here you can find …

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Family looking at the first granddaughter ©Erika's Way Photography

Neil’s Family

So, this is Neil. For his ** Birthday his children (five in total!) decided to do a family photo shooting: Neil, his five children, their partners and of course Mia, …

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Mum and daughter laughing together photo shooting copyright Erika's Way Photography

Liz and her Mum

No daughter and Mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. Christie Watson Liz and her Mum Liz live in two different cities, in two different states. …

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Sunset over Sherbrook forest, Dandenong Ranges, Vic, ©Erika's Way Photography

2017-Dandenong Ranges Calendar Competition by Bendigo Bank

Few months ago I saw this ad about a local Calendar Competition: the theme was to capture a photo of the Dandenong Ranges. I sent this picture above, which is …

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Baby Hannes, peaceful in him Mum's arms ©Erika's Way Photography

Baby Hannes

While we were away on holiday in Europe, we stayed few days with family friends in the north of Germany. It was great to be able to catch up with …

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Family Photo shooting in Sherbrook Forest ©Erika's Way

Bertie&Christian’s Family

Now, really, how beautiful is this Family? Meet Bertie and Christian and their young Family. We went for a little walk around Sherbrook Forest, in the Dandenong Ranges. There are …

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Very cool pregnant couple ©Erika's Way Photography

Lauren&Theo

These two amazing Humans are going to be parents very soon!!!!! We went for a little walk through a blooming Rhododendron Garden up in Olinda. Just beautiful. The sun was …

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Dandenong Ranges A-vard track

A’vard and Pound Tracks in the Dandenong Ranges

A little walk in your backyard is one of the best things you can do after work, especially at sunset, when everything changes so dramatically with amazing lights effects. Even …

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Ginko Biloba leaves in Autumn

Alfred Nicholas Garden in Winter

A little walk in the Hills in Winter. Always amazing! 🙂

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Kids playing at the Lantern Parade in Belgrave

Belgrave Lantern Parade 2016

Few shots from the annual Belgrave Lantern Parade, to celebrate Winter Solstice and new beginnings. As always, I’m amazed by this beautiful Community of the Hills.   Enjoy! 🙂

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sun rays filtering through the trees in Belgrave, Vic

Winter sun in Belgrave

This morning I went out for a run. Absolutely the perfect morning for it. So perfect I actually had to stop and take pictures. 🙂 The photos below were taken …

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red mushroom with white spots

Fairy Autumn in the Hills

A friend asked me to take some photos of her Autumn garden. Between red Maple leaves and Fairy Mushrooms. Just amazing! 🙂

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the most beautiful sunrise in the Dandenong Ranges

Sunrise over Hamer Arboretum

The colours of the sunrise are always magic. And the light changes in such a dramatic way! I went for a walk with my camera around Hamer Arboretum, up in …

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Couple photography in the Dandenong Ranges

Lovers in the night

Few experiments of night photography I took the other day. Personally I really love a picture that can combine nature, a starry night sky and a human connection. I always …

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Bromeliad blooming

Flowers

Funny thing is, I actually tried to poison this plant when I first moved in. Glad I didn’t. This plant is called Bromeliad Billbergia Vittata. Isn’t it just beautiful?  

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Looking at the city lights by night

Melbourne by night from Mt Dandenong

The view point from Mt Dandenong overlooking the city is definitely one of my favourite spots in the area. I’m really lucky to live near by. The other day, I …

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the best professional head-shot photo

Alessandra

Alessandra is a beautiful woman, a professional and a great friend. She moved to Australia about a year ago, with a very strong will of changing something in her life, …

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gumtree at sunset

Alfred Nicholas Garden to Sassafrass walk

I love walking. After a long day sitting in front of my computer, I love walking even more. And if I can walk in a National Park or a forest, …

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Woman and ferns

Geoerge Tindale and Alfred Nicholas Gardens with Maria

  Every times we have visits, we always find some time for a drive and a walk in the Dandenong Ranges. I believe that, to fully appreciate the area, you …

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