The Kimberley or Kimberleys?
The age old question... is it the Kimberley? Or Kimberleys?
It's a common talking point around the caravan parks, or sitting on top of a waterfall and overhearing a different term being used for this beautiful region.
I understand it's a difficult topic to broach when you don't have a solid reference to back it up mid conversation...
Well, it's your lucky day as this webpage now exists, you're welcome.
I have done the research...
After many hours...
Some serious thinking and pondering time...
As we all know this is a common debate topic...
And many people who live here are quite protective of the correct term...
Because of course, there is...
Yep, you heard it here first folks!
The Kimberley 🙂
Kinda like when someone says they are thinking about a Pacific moment, and we gently correct them. It's ok though, we're all human. We can now all work together to educate, inform and guide our peers (and strangers), in the right direction.
(There are also some additions floating around the interwebs - such as the Kimberly, Kimberlys, Kimberley's, Kimberly's, Kimberlies... please know that it hurt to type these out. Every time one of these versions is used, a puppy cries. You don't want any puppies to be upset do you!?)
Thanks for reading.
We love the Kimberley!
East Kimberley Charters
New Business Images
It's always exciting when a new business is launched in the East Kimberley, it's even more exciting when the new business has been launched by friends!
Brad and Kate had been busily working behind the scenes for some time to create East Kimberley Charters, before our photoshoot day in August 2021. When I say busy, I mean busy! These guys take so much care and pride in every aspect of the business, to ensure it's how they envisaged right from the start.
Brad has been a keen fisherman since he was a young kid, born into a fishing lifestyle under his dad - Dick Pasfield. Maybe it was destiny? Maybe he had no choice thanks to his dad? (Jokes...) Either way, Brad's passion for fishing in the East Kimberley region has been a huge part of his life and has now brought him to today - bringing his and Kate's dream to life.
The aim for the photoshoot was to capture a feel for East Kimberley Charters and the quality services that they offer. The images needed to show the beautiful region and landscape, fishing in action, the amazing vessel, food and drink on offer, fishing gear and the different tour options. These photos were captured to be used for the website, social media, tour booking pages, brochures and any other advertising and promo.
Now, back to the exciting stuff. This isn't just your every day fishing charter company. Not only do they offer half day or full day fishing experiences out from Wyndham, they also offer the Ultimate Fishing Experience! The name gives off the vibe for this tour, but keep reading to find out what it's all about. You arrive to your boat and skipper who are waiting for you in the Lyne River via seaplane with Kimberley Air Tours. A fly-in fishing tour, next level stuff. This brings you to one of Australia's most remote fishing locations... as well as an incredible scenic flight there and back! A warm coffee and snacks are on offer when you land to kick off the morning, before heading to your first location to throw in the lines. This is absolutely one to put on your to do list.
As expected one of the main aims for the tours is to catch the elusive barramundi, however it's often said that the experience in itself is a highlight. Being out on the water in the Kimberley landscape, watching birds and wildlife in their natural habitat, seeing locations that not many others get to see and experiencing this beautiful part of Australia.
I hadn't been out to this location before, so the day itself was super enjoyable for me! I loved being out there to soak up the sights, sounds, smells and all aspects of the area. I feel priviledged to be able to create this image gallery for Brad and Kate to launch their new venture.
A huge credit to all the hard work they have put in to get this up and running! (And from what I hear, bookings are steadily flowing in. If this is something that's up your alley, you may want make contact soon.)
See more from East Kimberley Charters:
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Lake Argyle Swim 2021
A record field successfully completed the 2021 Kimberley First National Lake Argyle Swim.
It was the first time I had been out on the water to experience the swim... and wow it was incredible! Such good vibes all day from competitors and so many hands on deck behind the scenes making sure everything ran smoothly.
Competitors from across the country made up 123 teams of solos, duos and quad teams in the 10km and 20km swims.
All swimmers, skippers and paddlers celebrated late into the evening with special guest MC Peter Rowsthorn and great music from Part Time Pirates and DJ Scotty.
The table service dinner was a fantastic end to an amazing day - catering for a whopping 700 guests!
Final results can be found here on the website: http://www.lakeargyleswim.com/
Monday 1/11/2021 at 9:00am. Don't forget this date as it's when registrations open for the 2022 swim!
More images here: Landi Bradshaw Photography Facebook Page - Head to 'Photos', then 'Albums', then 'Lake Argyle Swim 2021'
Emma Gorge & Amalia Gorge
with a 50mm Lens
Everyone in Kununurra, plus a huge influx of visitors, are ecstatic with the news that El Questro has reopened for 2021! After remaining closed in 2020 for obvious reasons, we are so glad that we can visit this stunning part of the East Kimberley once again.
Today consisted of a visit to Emma Gorge and Amalia Gorge. Both were flowing beautifully and it was a welcoming feeling to be amongst the lush green surroundings once again.
I took along one camera only with a 50mm lens. It's a prime lens which means it stays at one focal length and doesn't zoom in and out.
Taking along one lens really makes you look deeper into the things right in front of you, or seeing things in the distance from a different perspective. We quite often get used to the focal length of our phones, which fit in the whole landscape in front of us, even more so with most phones having the option of a wide angle lens.
I really like way the 50mm lens makes you look at what's around you, in a way that you may not have with the naked eye.
Don't forget to click on the images below to view them in full size.
Absolutely love El Questro and would like a piece on your wall? Click here for El Questro Landscape Prints
Ord Valley Chiropractic
Ord Valley Chiropractic is a locally owned and run small business by Sally Earl.
Sally required some updated images for the business website, social media and general use. We had several planning sessions to ensure that we were both on the same page for what was needed for the business.
The scope was to capture clean and modern imagery for the clinic, showing the beautiful space as well as the friendly staff who work there.
I had a lot of fun with this shoot and think that the final image gallery shows off the warm and welcoming vibe of Ord Valley Chiropractic!
St Joseph's School - Quiz Night Print Donation
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Kununurra hosts an annual St Patrick's Day Quiz Night. It's a highlight event of the year with usually more than 300 people attending in their best St Paddy's Day dress up!
The event is run with an amazing amount of support from local business, contributing toward the fundraiser. This year I donated a a print to be auctioned off on the night.
The stunning 1.2 metre wide print features the side view of King George Falls on Balanggarra country. It was captured at sunrise with a gorgeous Kimberley golden glow filtering through the rocks. The image was professionally printed on a beautiful high quality fine art paper, ready to be framed.
I hadn't printed a copy of this image until this point... and to see it finally come to life as a fine art print and not just on the computer screen, made me very happy! You can lose yourself looking into all details of the photo.
This print is also available to order here: Print Store
New Family Photo Packages
It's finally here, my new family photo packages are now live on the website!
I have been working on these packages for a long time... research, trial and error, practise, forcing my friends to be test dummies for new ideas. Which has all led to a thorough fine tuning process of what is now on offer.
Over the years I had a clear vision of how I wanted the packages to be, however all good things take time and I've finally created it to suit what I was working towards.
The aim of my family photo sessions are to create beautiful images that tell a story. These aren't just quick snap type shoots, they're quality package options with memorable results.
With a focus on all things real and natural, there's nothing forced or awkward - just you and your loved ones captured in images. The photographs will be kept forever and give you that nostalgic feeling when you look back on them for years to come.
Click on the button below to see what it's all about.
Little Lewis Kimpton is Here
The best thing about my job, is that I get to use my photography skills for friends and family.
It seemed like we were waiting forever for my friends Tegan and Blair's baby to arrive. During February of 2021, baby Lewis John Kimpton came into the world!
Lewie, Lew, Lewdacris, Lewie Vuitton, you name it. One of our favourite things is the many variations of our new little friend's name.
I love that I am able to give the gift of photos, something that can be held onto forever and treasured over the years to come.
It was a hot and humid wet season day, so the best option was to capture images of Lewie and his family in their beautiful home just out of town of Kununurra.
Tiny babies grow so quick, I was so happy we have these pictures whilst he is still brand new. A perfect afternoon.
If you would like to book at 'at home' photo session, full information here: Photo Session Packages
St John Ambulance Kununurra
Open Day 2021
St John Ambulance Kununurra's open days are always a great time for the community.
Everyone is welcome to check out the base, see the day to day operations and chat with the staff and volunteers.
The team always welcome new volunteers, keep up to date with their Facebook page for the latest info.