Melbourne Cup Rockstars and Essence Styling!

It is official!!! I now own the PERFECT Julie gown, made by the very talented Vicky at Rockstars and Royalty whom we all love here in Canberra. She makes our waists smaller and our gowns sexier than anyone else around!!! This is a highly recommended experience and expense ladies!!!
I have an official photo that shows me, Capturing Essence on the Myer fashion on the field cat walk showing it off.. hahah yeah i thought it was funny as well!

Pre race nerves had me giggling away but with gorgeous accessories, fascinator and a stunning gown I was on my way!

My make up was done by Melissa Rusconi at Rogue Avenue-
She is divine and so lovely and easy to work with.

By the end of the long day and fun night, big brother Regan, gave me his coat and made sure I got home ok.


Canberra Bride Advertising

CANBERRABRIDE.COM.AU is Canberra and the surrounding region’s premier online bridal services directory. I have chosen to advertise with them for a year to see how things go.
Their layout and web site is really easy to do and they have done a beautiful job of my listing.

I’d love feedback if anyone has the time to have a look.
Take care

Capturing Essence expands

Hi all!
Welcome back! I’m pleased- very much so to announce that CE will be now officially shooting model portfolios. Need an update of your portfolio with something a little different?
In conjunction with a local agency and freelance work the packages will start from $275 including a professional make up artist.
I do have an award winning hair stylist on board as well it just depends what you have in mind for their prices.

I have a mobile studio set up so I can come to you or we can shoot on location with lighting. Contrary to that we can select a few locations and head out for a full day of shooting. Let me know your ideas and I will quote you from there.
With a Style Crew team I can now cater for nearly anything you require. With a Stylist, Hair designer, Make up Artist and event organiser on board your concepts can be a reality all from one source.

We are ALL willing to travel too so let me know what you have in mind and we’ll go from there.

Take care and there will be more updates ver soon!

Cathy & Gregs Wedding

Friday 17th October will be a very fond memory for myself. I had the great pleasure of photographing two very special people’s wedding- Greg and Cathy. I met Cathy about 10 months ago at a girlfriends hens party and we hit it off, giggling away in the corner about anything and everything.
The couple were amazing on the wedding day and nearly every photo from that day has such warmth and happiness to it that they are a pleasure to look over.
My favourite one is above and as the couple haven’t received the pictures I will not post anymore until they have seen them.

I hope you like the snapshot of their happiness on their special day.

Love to all,


What a week!

Hey all!
This week has been so hectic! 4 shoots in a week! FOUR!

It started with Dee on her purple Harley, which was very hot and the pics have come out beautifully! Thanks again to Player Haters Clothing who sent us down some gear to play with!

Then onto Michelle from Model Mayhem who we photographed in R&R gowns in a theatre- how very dramatic!
Vick created this crystal mask especially for the shoot. It is just incredible!

Next was R&R’s latest advertising shoot for Vicks up and coming advertisment in the Bride’s Diary.

Finally today was a shoot for Brides of Manuka’s internet dress page- basically so brides can see gowns before they come in and try them. A mini portfolio.

I will post more pics later but hope you enjoy the teaser!!!

Wedding Season is a coming!!!

Hi all!
Well wedding season is upon us and with quite a few jobs up my sleeve, it will be a very busy end of the year.
I am so pleased the way things have been picking up lately with all the networking and talking to people- it still amazes me how busy the books are with so little advertising.

I’ve got a great bunch of support people who work with me and help me grow each and every day. You couldn’t ask for anyone better or more honest. If I seem to be heading in a misguided direction they are there to keep me on track and will question decisions. I can’t thank you all enough!!!

As 2008 starts its grind to wind up I’m finding I am being booked out for next year already too. With some weddings in March, June, September and October already I feel my second year of being ‘open for business’ will be a wonderful, busy experience.

The moments that people allow me to capture on their one truly special day are an incredible experience.
I thank each and everyone of them for allowing me the privilage to enter into that intimate cirlce and photograph it.

May there be many more happy days to come and may you book early! Times are a busy XXX
Thanks again, lots of love, and I hope you continue to enjoy my work XXX

Canberra’s got Bollywood

On Saturday 13th September, a local group from the Canberra school of Bollywood Dancing will take part in a fundrasier for the “Kids with Cancer Foundation” at the Auditorium of the Erindale Vikings Club.
I have had the pleasure of taking their pictures for their promotional stuff, with a few more shoots yet to come.
Krisha Jilson who is the main organiser and teacher of the event has said, It will be a fantastic night of entertainment for all the family. With 80 of her student performing throughout the night the vibrant Bollywood dancing will blow you away!

“It will be a fantastic night of entertainment for all the family” Krisha Jilson

With all the costumes, time and effort going into arranging the evening I have no doubts it will be a spectacular!

So with all the dancers rehearsing and the costumes being made, make sure you call the Erindale Vikings Club for tickets on 6121 2131
Tickets are:
Adults $21
Children (+5) /Concession $16
Children under 5 free.

Just remember this is a fundraising event for a very worthy cause!

Weekend of shooting

Wow! What an incredible weekend! Saturday had me down the south end of Canberra shooting a gorgeous model and then I was off to Sydney for my other job! Whirlwind of fun! Below are two of the final images from the shoot- once again incorporating Rockstars and Royalty, Model Mayhem models, Creative Artistry Make up and Capturing Essence Photography. What a fantastic team!

Julz top two photos

For any further information about people I work with or the pictures please don’t hesitate to contact my email.

About Us!

Capturing Essenceis a young and vibrant photography & design company.
Julie Emonson-Clyde runs the ever expanding company, and her main aim in her work is to literally capture the essence of a moment and preserve it, for years to come. She loves what she does and tries to cater for all photographical needs, for all budgets. Please enjoy the online portfolio at our website and for any further information you may have.

The business opened in October of 2007 and ever since, it has been growing and growning. It started out as a Wedding photography company and has slowly grown to cover fashion shoots, model portfolios and even commercial photography.

The graphic design side of things is also covered by Julie, and includes anything from photo re-touching to business cards and advertising. She uses a fantastic printing team locally who provide fast, top quality product everytime.

I hope you enjoy this blog and keeping up to date with how everything progresses!
When I work out how to add images I will!!! 🙂