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Ladies Day!

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Known as the ultimate style day of the Carnival, and commonly referred to as ‘ladies day’, women of all ages come together dressed in their most feminine ensemble. The winner of the national competition of Myer Fashions on the Field is announced on VRC Oaks Day, reinforcing its importance on the fashion calendar. We have a little winner right here!!! Have a great day ladies!


Passenger or the Pilot?

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That is the question!

Last Friday the 27th of November I thought I’d be the pilot with my very experienced grade one pilot Norm out in Essendon fields, 30 or so minutes on the ground training and a 20 minute flight over Westgate bridge to Princess Pier and back. I can only compare the intensity and concentration to giving birth to my first daughter! The unknown, unexpected euphoria of it all. My instructor was great, he allowed me to taxi, radio call, take off, steer the plane and land, under his instructions and careful supervision of course. On Tuesday night I met some incredible inspiring woman from Women’s Pilots Association, Peta the president had sent me a wealth of info the week before and I didn’t waste any time looking into a TIF (Training Instructional Flight) These woman just blew me away!

My mind was on overload, clarifying as we went along, It might of been about half way during the flight where I had to clarify the most important thing of all, “Right now I’m the pilot right? you are my co pilot?” “That’s right!” no i wasn’t joking i don’t think i had any space left in my mind to joke. Norm also made a joke as we were landing, saying that he’s had trouble landing the last few flights, if i could help him out, I’m like sure! guess that joke went over my head, but hey, as he called out 150 feet, 10 feet, i pulled back the control, nose up, back wheels down first and then i went slightly to the left after landing, ooppppps! all good. I think this is what they call whole body listening! I taxed back to our starting point, rather calm, like it never happened, got in the car, mind still intense, missed my turn off, went home, laid down in the fatal position and went to sleep! Full on mind exhauster from something that didn’t even seem real.

Thinking what should i do with my girls today on Melbourne cup day, I thought I’d give Norm a call and ask for a little tour, he was great and said yes! This morning I took my girls to go checkout the planes, one out of 3 got in, one said “that’s so small, my bedroom is bigger than that!” The other did her usual cartwheels around the planes, not a lot phases her. So here is my dilemma do I want to be the pilot or the passenger, I have been travelling for 34 years and visited 34 countries and countless cities and a few more on my list, and the list just gets longer. I can be both I guess although there is only so much one can afford. Last year I went to Broome, was on a 6 seater and finally had the opportunity to do aerial photography, I absolutely loved it, the pilot was great, not a bump in the sky except for when I grabbed the control accidentally, he did say be careful not to touch the controls, oopsssss! As the passenger you get to enjoy the view and in my case photograph, as the pilot, i was so focused i didn’t get to look around much at all. So to do both I need a truck load of cash! Whether I travel with my girls or solo, I love everything that comes with it, mostly the people you meet along the way, culture, scenery and of course what my camera and I create together……..So whatever I choose to do, it really was and incredible experience and opportunity, I’m so very grateful. It’s not fear nor the money, it’s which do I love the most? and continue charity work, home and away.

It’s an amazing experience even if you only try once! Why not?!

Silvia Tomarchio Photography_Taylors Hill_Children's Portraits.jpgCatching up on edits today of the brave Mr A, how very sweet of him to bring in his little sister to share the limelight, so very adorable. I just had to stop and

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Trick or Treat

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Happy Halloween! Nothing scary about this gorgeous little girl! Trick or Treat?!

Studio location in Taylors Hill

Australia Music Education Academy

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Whatever your style of music you love their is no doubt that music is a gift, just look at those beaming smiles. Almost 150 students performed for Australia Music Education Concert, they are celebrating 10 years this year, all the proceeds are donating to The Smith Family, so far raising over $20,000, that’s incredible!
My 3 daughters have all attended, two of them learning to play the piano, currently my youngest is learning to play guitar. Music tuition was introduced to my family around 10 years ago, music is more than playing a musical instrument, it shows in so many positive ways in other areas of their young lives, the benefits are amazing. Lorenzo Capitanio​ has been amazing with teaching my kids along with other amazing teachers at the Academy, I highly recommend his school to any family wanting to learn, there is singing, piano, guitar and violin. It was a great day to see these children shine, photograph while I listened to them play.
For More info please head over to Australia Music Education Academy Facebook Page

I believe the school offers a free lesson. To book please click here,


Bhutan_Silvia Tomarchio PhotographyI recently read that Bhutan is one of the least visited countries in the world, wow, what a privilege for me, it’s actually the most peaceful country I have ever been to.

Moto GP, 2017

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A big day yesterday at Moto GP, Phillip Island, a little wet at times and then blessed with a little sunshine, great day, thankfully for some great people allowing me in the get some pics, 3 of the images are from the last lap of the last race, in true Australian fashion, a few great and very funny guys shared their table for me to stand on, of course they made sure I wasn’t rooting for Valentino Rossi lol, despite wearing his colour and number, hey what does one do? I went along with two bus loads of international students and mostly Italian, it was a fun day indeed. The atmosphere was pretty chilled and always great to meet other photographers and talk shop. We met a lovely girl from Germany who came just to watch the race then off to New Zealand for a few weeks, always great to meet travellers. I thought i might of being bored being such a long day, but I love the sound of the bikes, speed and their skills are amazing! And of course meeting random people and being part of something different.

Kicking Butt!

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So great to see this little superhero today. If you would like to know about this amazing little man and how you can assist please checkout the links below. Keep kicking butt!!


Little Things, Mount Hotham

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After sunrise, i continued to walk up the hill around the road and sitting in safe places, quiet even though it was windy, watching the day fully come to life. It’s these moments that I am most grateful for. the simple things, the simplicity of my life, just the way i like it. Mount Hotham, Victoria. You can purchase this image here, or contact me directly.

The Perfect Frame

Who’s says you have to buy new frames? It was a good day #opshopping I thought it was a print someone must have #embroided with love and whoever #framed it did a heck of a job, I think my little one is going to love this, hanging above their #piano