| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Capture with Lorde this Christmas

As the new year roles around, it’s a really good time to think about how many photos you have of you and your kids. Photographs have this amazing ability to capture and preserve one single moment in time.

One of our favourite local photographers is Lorde Photography.

Owned and operated by the Jayde Gerke, Lorde Photography is your go-to for all your photography needs. Jayde will shoot weddings, families, events, businesses and anything else you need.

Jayde obtained her diploma in photography a few years ago and since that time her business has grown significantly. She has had a few breaks to have her 3 babies and to get married herself.

A photo shoot with Lorde Photography is relaxed, enjoyable and affordable. When Jayde did our family photoshoot we had an absolute blast. She made us all feel comfortable and she even put up with a very naughty baby (here’s looking at you Tommy!)

If you want a photographer then you want Lorde Photography:

| Phone: 0422 580 947 |

| Email: jayde_lee_roche@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @LordePhotography |

| Instagram: @lorde__photography |


Jayde is offering one very lucky nester a mini shoot* to used for a family, engagement, maternity or lifestyle or couple shoot.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Lorde Photograph as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

*Prize can’t be used on weddings or events*

{Girl Crush Tuesday} Captured by Aimee

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are hearting hard on the gorgeous Aimee Cook from Aimee Cook Photography.

Aimee Cook is a local lady who loves capturing the important moments and sharing them for everyone to see. Aimee is a baby, family and wedding photographer based in Bathurst. She is creative, talented and above all, completely lovely.

One of the most wonderful things about Aimee is that she started the Beautiful-You campaign. This is a program that allows parents of children with special needs to obtain photographs of their little superheros at no cost. Aimee offers a safe environment for these children to flourish which in turn allows Aimee to capture the perfect moments of childhood without a judgmental stare. What I love most about the Beautiful-You project is that it provides a place for children to be children while mum and dad are gifted with special memories for always.

Aimee loves being involved in the local community and regularly donates her time and skillset wherever she can.

Thanks Aimee for showing all little girls that through hard work and a kind heart you really can make the world around you a better place.


{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Capture the moment

So there is this madly skillful lady I know, who just happens to be one of the quickest rising talents in the area.

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Danni Evans = GIRL BOSS.

She is a photographer who specialises in wedding, family and portrait photography. She services Bathurst, the Central West and the Blue Mountains.

Plus, she is so ridiculously talented that she is even being scouted to photograph weddings in the US of A! Whoop whoop!


What sets Danni Evans apart is her ability to get to know all the couples that she meets, to understand the values that each family has and to capture that exact feeling in each one of her shots.

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She makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and like you are simply hanging around with your friend.

Danni is young, motivated and vibrant. She is fiercely passionate and is someone you need to call today!

 The thing with memories are, that you need to be reminded of them so they can stay fresh and vibrant. Let Danni help capture those memories for you.


Phone | 0478 038 275 |

Email | dannievansphoto@hotmail.com |

Webwww.dannievansphotography.com |


The beautiful Danni from Danni Evans Photography is offering a sensational prize to one lucky Nester. She is offering a Lifestyle Family Session valued at $599! WOW!

This session means that instead of a studio setting you will be going out to a field or garden to take some pretty photos, your family does an activity (like mini golf, or a trip to Annies ice cream) and then you are able to capture much more real, candid moments. Brilliant!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Danni Evans Photography on Facebook and The Central Nest as well as ‘like’ the competition post on our page!

For an additional entry into this wonderful giveaway you can ‘tag’ a friend!

Good luck nesters x

{This is life} Scar stories are worth a look

Every so often you stumble across something that makes you wonder why someone hasn’t done this before.

This is one of those very beautiful examples. scars

‘Scar Stories’ is a collection of images from Jasmine Gailer.

The images showcase a group of cancer surviviors who instead of hiding and being ashamed of their cancer scars embrace and proudly display their battle wounds.

The powerful images have been exibited around Australia and have raised over $7,000 for CanTeenscars2

Have a look at these remarkable images and maybe today is the day to make a donation to CanTeen.

{Love Birds} Edana and Daniel, a love louder than words

‘You see, giant proclamations
Are all very well
But our love is louder than words’

– Bloc Party – Sunday


I love weddings HARD and luckily running this blog I get to see quite a few of them, but this one is simply spectacular. A well planned, creative day filled with love and smiles and all things nice. Edana and Daniel, you really are lovely and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us.

The lovebirds: Edana, 26 & Daniel Crombie, 27

Ceremony: Millthorpe Public School

Reception: Tonic (in the old Theatre next door)441

Theme: Vintage Fair

The Dress: “Odette” by Lisa Gowing

Groom & wedding party attire: ASOS and Tarocash

Hair: Gavin Cochrane Hair Design097

Beauty: Illume Make up and Beauty Bar

Decorations:  Romantic feminine floral colours are the base or jade and gold old world accents. Some of the deco included gold vases, black and white photos of the couple with their guests, peacock feathers, blue glass antique style vases, pink paper flowers and gold sparkly table runners. Everything was light romantic with a tinge of the 1920’s039

Food: The feast began with 10 different Hors d’oeuvres while photos were being taken. This led to mains of local meat and best baked potatoes! The desserts were canapés and delivered to the guests while mingling.

Cake: The cake was make by the maid of honour’s mother. The detail in peonies as the cake topper  were amazing and also made of gold!

Drinks: Local champagne and ciders were offered to the guests. 042

Photographer: Seth Buchanan

Cars: Orange limousines

Rings: Antique Engagement Ring.

Stationary: Handmade, designed by an Etsy Seller353

Music: A playlist of triple J alternatives, classics, and 80’s tunes. Foster the People, Billy idol and songs the couple had listened to for the last 10 years played all day.

Special moments:  Speeches were made by the the maid of honour, the bride’s brothers, the groom’s father and the best man. They were both tear worthy and hilarious. Malcolm’s speeches had everyone in stitches- he so cleverly weaved in and disguised rude stories.

Edana says spending the day with her best friends was so much fun, it was all smiles and laughter. It was so relaxing and it’s a time that she will cherish for ever.

The bride says there was a special moment when her cousin came to see her before the wedding with her gorgeous boy (the page boy) and at the moment she realised it was happening and started to cry!

The couple were lucky to have near perfect weather at Millthorpe for the day, not too hot or cold and the wind carried the smell of the nearby flowers.

In a nice tribute to the couple their friend Matt spoke some words during the ceremony, it was a mash up between two bloc party songs.

Guests: 110 377

Stockists: Reception: Millthorpe Public School | Ceremony: Tonic | Dress: Lisa Gowing | Suits: ASOS | Hair: Gavin Cochrane Hair Design | Makeup: Illume Makeup and Beauty Bar| Photographer: Seth Buchanan | Cars: Orange Limousines | Flowers:  Megan Claire Floral Design


{Mother’s Day Love} Win a photography session with No Added Cheese!

This mother’s day we are so excited to announce that one deserving Nester will win a photography session with the incredibly talented Penny from No Added Cheese!

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No Added Cheese offers documentary and Lifestyle photography located in Orange, NSW. Penny is friendly, approachable and talented. She offers the ability to capture your little family so that the memories will live on for always.


This mother’s day the generous Penny, in combination with The Central Nest wants to share the love and is offering one lucky Nester the opportunity to win a Family Photo Shoot (which includes photographs on disc!)
To be in the running just make sure you are a ‘liker’ of No Added Cheese and The Central Nest and answer the following: ‘The best piece of advice my mother ever gave me was…’ 
*Winner will be announced on Mother’s Day at 11am
*Winner must be located in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Cowra, Parkes, Forbes or any area in between.
*Entries close midnight Saturday 9 May 2015
*Answers can be on the blog or on the Facebook post
Happy Mother’s Day Nesters and Good Luck!!

{Girl Crush Tuesday} Local superstar Jennifer Stocks

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place.

Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is a very special one, she is someone who I not only professionally admire, but more than that, I personally love.

Local superstar  Jennifer Stocks is quite possibly the Central West’s most admired photographer. She is undoubtedly stamping her authority over the photography landscape of Australia. She is talented, innovative and quite simply a creative genius.

Last week she was named the 2014 Australian Institute of Professional Photography NSW Professional Photographer Year. That is MASSIVE!

Jennifer is an absolute star. She is energetic and clever, smart and enthusiastic – she really epitomises girl power at its finest.

Plus, not only is she professionally successful but on a personal level she is an absolute champion. She is a wife and mother to four children. She has three growing and busy boys and one deliciously perfect daughter.

We salute you Jen, you really give all little girls someone to aspire to. Have a dream, work hard and you will be rewarded.

Images: Katie McKay Photography, Kisschasey Photography

Images: Katie McKay Photography, Kisschasey Photography

{‘Beautiful You’} Aimee’s new project celebrating special children

Local photographer Aimee Cook is making a difference. She is making a stand against the norm and celebrating the smiles of some very special little children.

Her latest project ‘Beautiful You’ is moving, strong and remarkably generous.

You can check it out on her blog -> Aimee Cook ‘Beautiful You’.


The first life she captured as part of the project just happens to be one of our favourite little Nesters, Darius. You can find his story here -> ‘Special Needs a mother’s story’

The Nest salutes Aimee for taking the time to create such a beautiful project.