Just a beautiful family! No easy feat with so many in studio and a lot of editing, what you may ask? " Photographers secrets!) A "little" extra work but when you get messages like this, nothing is too hard, especially when you love what you do, blessed to be able to create family portraits for today and many years to come. Thank you for allowing me to record a moment in your personal family story.
"Just checked emails. Family photo looks AMAZING?!! LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much. My mum looks great!!! Definitely finalise finalise finalise!!! Thanks!!!"
Corporate Headshots can take anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on how much you laugh! What an absolutely lovely guy, his laughter was contagious and left me with a big smile, he made my day!
I don't believe that "families" are black and white, they come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own morals, standards and beliefs. Each with their own unique dynamics, I can't believe how many times I said to my children statements sounding like our parents that I thought i would never say! we take what we learn and add our own spin to it raising the next generation, Maybe they didn't get everything right but I so appreciate now the lessons I was taught growing up, what I do know is they did their very best. While I raise my girls they are raising a mother, a mother to be her very best and forgiven when i make mistakes, the most beautiful gift they have taught me is unconditional love and so much more. The one thing I know for sure no matter how your family is made up, putting their well being first, parents through mutual respect for each other and their children will raise amazing kids, they are the future. I am so very proud of them in the most humble way. Last week my little one interviewed me for school homework and asked what my greatest achievement was? I said "the 3 of you" she's says that's not an achievement! I said "yes it is! in fact you are and will always be my greatest achievement! I can't wait until they have their own kids one day then they will know i am right!!!! Im so in love with these 3 girls! I refer to my girls as my gift, my joy and my miracle, all three a blessing. God bless all the children around the world.
Last night I attended a rather large business event put together by my local council. It’s fantastic to see that they are working so hard to help local businesses grow. My way of supporting my community is to source local businesses where ever possible or at least in Australia.
It was great to connect with locals in business from small to large. One in particular was so great encouraging me to make a quick video about networking, I'm like “noooooo", she’s like yessss, so i said 'why don’t you do it?” she says “I’’ll do it if you do it!” so I said, “you go first!” and she did! And then I did! maybe it was encouragement and not taking it too seriously or maybe in was the Moscato! Crazy right, if you know me personally you know I am never short of something to say!
I was asked quite a few times last night “what type of photography do you do?” Well, I’m consider myself and been recognised as a professional portrait photographer and digital artist, it is where my passion lives! Portrait for me expands to corporate, personal portraits and weddings. My style will range from a timeless classic minimal look to a fine art piece created just for you. For me, most importantly it’s the connection created between you and I, the camera, the best lighting for you, to make it uniquely yours, how you would like to present yourself? remembered? your legacy? how would you like to give of yourself to generations to come? For any portrait, its all about team work, while we chat in our first consultations I get to know a little or a lot about you, to a place where you are comfortable and what you would like and happy to suggest, occasionally I hear 'I can’t model", well unless you are a professional model, all you need to be is just be you and have fun, the rest is my job. I don’t like to rush any shoot as we all take different times to just go with it, although an hour is usually enough time. I will usually post only one image online with your permission, yes, I know you are excited by the end of your shoot! I do however like to take my time with editing and portraits are personal and should be viewed by you first.
So I looked up the words Portrait Photographer and this is what I found,
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
Of course it can be more, limited only by the imagination.
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning"drawing with light".
Portrait photography is a popular commercial industry all over the world. Many people enjoy having professionally made family portraits to hang in their homes, or special portraits to commemorate certain events, such as graduations or weddings. Since the dawn of photography, people have made portraits. The popularity of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century was due in large part to the demand for inexpensive portraiture.
So what are you waiting for? everyone deserves to be acknowledged, loved and be love. To book for a studio shoot in Taylors Hill or on location.
A few weeks ago I was asked to photograph a large family portrait, while the easiest thing would be to take them out on a location shoot, they much prefer a studio portrait, the welcomed challenge is on! so this morning I set up in room 2 in my Taylors Hill Studio to ensure they all fit in the frame, with this set up there are endless possibilities of styling them to create the perfect family portrait and plenty of natural shots. It will look a little different once the family is on set and that's where I workout the final touches, every professional portrait required careful planning for it to be successful, I spent less than an hour this morning doing just that! Preparation is everything.
Euphoria from the moment you hold your precious cargo in your arms and then there is this, breastfeeding , the most intimate moments a mother will cherish forever.
For me it was not so easy with my first one but we finally got the hang of it, I did have to give her a bottle as well, as mums we just need to do what we need to do to ensure they get their proper nutrition.. This was a home visit newborn shoot at just 12 days new. I'm looking forward to photographing this little one over the next 12 months in my studio in Taylors Hill.
This was beautiful to photograph and thank you Mummy for allowing me to share this image.
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It has been an amazing year for me bother personally and in business, a year of growth, love and wealth, the kind wealth only found in love and experience, what makes the heart sing around those I love. And those I love that support me and my familyI am so very blessed to do what I love as gift for others by capturing precious moments and a life time of memories, for today and generations to come. The financial year is nearly over! For the first 5 people to contact me, this is a gift for you. Part of my motivation for the love of photography is to use it to bless others, for charity for those who may not be able to afford high quality professional photography and prints, An amazing well to document life in the moment. You are most welcome to share this with your family and friends or book a shoot in for yourself. Come visit me in my studio in Taylors Hill or contact me for location shoots. Have a blessed day. Claim this offer by the 31st of July 2017, confirmed with your book, offer is valid for 12 months.
A heart filled gratitude for your continued support over the last 7 years!
A sincere thank you to those who have given me the honour and privilege, to those who have allowed me to be part of their beautiful memories and moment and tell their story frame by frame. So many amazing people and so many new friendships and recommendations, I will be forever grateful..
Please note this cannot be used with any other offer.
Corporate shoots not included.
Standard print sizes 5x7, 8x12, 12x18. 16x24 to 30x40 inches, I usually print at standard sizes making it easier to you to purchase a standard frame, Do you want a custom size print to fit your space? consider a frameless print, mounted, optionally laminated, hooks at ready to hang! 10% offPrints for all past clients, offer ends 31st of July, Conditions apply. Print sizes don't include frame size, don't worry I run through all that before you order your prints, Precious moments deserve high quality prints on archival paper, paper choices from from true black and white to metallic printed right here in Australia. I support local businesses. For more info feel free to contact me directly. Chart below is just an example of siziing,Printing prices start at $45
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Well here's a blast from the past, just over 3 years to be exact, just as well I keep 2 copies of all my images for at least 3 years, in saying that most go back to 2009! Occasionally I get contacted for copies, So what does one do after 3 years? you re edit with new photoshop skills of course!