It’s such a lovely thing to meet new families and watch as they welcome new little additions into their lives. This beautify family invited me into their home to document their pregnancy, and again to meet little Patrick for his newborn session. I was so excited when they contacted me a while back to photograph their lovely family and Grandparents, all the way over on a visit from Germany.
I was excited to be able to use my beautiful French Provincial couch as the main prop for their portraits, and I think it worked perfectly with our sunny afternoon session. I loved watching the family hang out together, and seeing the Grandparents with their beautiful little Grandchildren was so lovely. Throw in a few little toddler tanties, a mighty cold bayside wind, and it made for an interesting but fun afternoon at the beach.
Note: The French Provincial Couch that is pictured is available for hire for special events and to other Photographers in Brisbane. Please contact me for further details.
I’ve been up since 7.30 this morning counting names and numbers, over and over again, checking and double-checking. Firstly a big THANKYOU to everyone who has voted – friends, family, students, Facebook followers, etc etc. These students did such a great job at the workshop, and their images are creative, witty, and fun! I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to vote for their favourite images. Thankyou also to St Paul’s School for asking me to hold the Photography workshop at their Imagen8 conference – we all had such fun!
So, the votes are in…. And after an incredible 354 votes submitted altogether, the end results were SO CLOSE, with only 5 votes separating first and second place! Our last vote just scraped in at 11.55pm last night, and a sneaky little vote didn’t get through at 21 seconds past the cut-off time at midnight – sorry!
FIRST PLACE - And the winner of a $40 Gift Voucher of your choice is ALICE! Congratulations Alice.
SECOND PLACE – And the winner of a $20 Gift Voucher of your choice is SARA. Well done Sara!
Seriously, the results were so CLOSE!!! Alice took out the lead on 99 votes, with Sara following so closely behind at 94 votes. Even Alex our 3rd place student was only a few votes behind, at 84!
Alice and Sara, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your favourite shop, and your address where I can post your vouchers! I’ll have the Gift Vouchers in the mail to you soon.
Thankyou again everyone, and congratulations Alice and Sara. You guys have some fierce support on here, and it’s so good to see your awesome images have done so well.
I just love this family!
I’ve known these guys for *years* and was stoked when they wanted to buy a Gift Voucher for their Mum for Mothers Day. Such a great idea! And so we went about planning their session… Grandparents J & C live on the beach, which was a perfect location for their big family portrait session. And ohhhhh, I just LOVE it when my clients get their styling so RIGHT! Casual jeans – plus blue, white and a pop of red. Aaaand, they nailed it.
Hope you love your images, you beautiful family. Thanks for hanging out with me on that freezing cold overcast day, braving the spots of rain and being good sports and jumping in the freezing cold water. It was worth it, don’t you think xx
I’m just loving my new area of Boudoir photography!! I love hanging out with beautiful women who are empowering themselves and celebrating their bodies with their own Boudoir session.
Boudoir sessions are fun, a teeny bit nerve-wracking at the start, but definitely worthwhile. It’s your chance to dress up (or down), get your hair & make-up done and embrace what you love about your body. And afterwards, one of my favourite things is presenting my clients with a beautiful album of their stunning images.
My clients have a choice of these 3 Album packages, and boy oh boy, do they love them!!
Ivory Wildgrass 12 page Mini Flushmount Album
Holi red 20 page Flushmount Album with torn paper edge. Multiple album colour choices available.
*Photo taken by my supplier*
Dupion Silk 20 page matted Album with cream roses on the cover, 5 images matted as Art Mounts (ready for framing), a full CD of Digital Images from your session, and a sweet little chocolate surprise. All presented in a beautiful Dupion Silk box with white ribbon.
So here it is… we have 19 amazing images here from our very talented students who attended the Imagen8 conference at St Paul’s this week. To reward their extremely creative photography (and as a bit of an incentive to capture some rocking images!), I’d love everyone to VOTE ON THEIR FAVOURITE IMAGE.
TO VOTE : Comment below with the student’s name, OR Click on an individual photo and comment there.
(note: yes you can vote for multiple students, but only once each)
You can also see their beautiful work on my Facebook page, however to play by Facebook’s rules we have to run the competition here, so remember your “Likes” and “Comments” are lovely, but they won’t count in the competition.
Good luck! You have from today, Sunday 8th July until midnight on Friday 13th July to rack up as many comments as you can. I will announce the TWO highest winners here on Saturday 14th July.
1st prize – $40 Gift Voucher / 2nd prize – $20 Gift Voucher
Your prize – Your choice!! Choose your voucher from iTunes, City Beach, Valley Girl, Event Cinemas, Gloria Jeans…… etc, etc. The choice is yours
If you know these kids, make sure you congratulate them on such a high standard of work. They really showed me up! Hehe
Good luck guys, it was a pleasure hanging out with you this week. You should be so proud of your work! – Claire x
10 July **note: Olivia’s image was mistakenly displayed incorrectly, and has been switched with this one below**
This is the first year St Paul’s have run this, and let me tell you it was AWESOME! Imagen8 is designed for imagination, creativity and innovation, and it was so much fun to hang out with all these kids and push their creative limits! During our 2 day workshop we explored the limits of our cameras, and learnt how to take awesome photographs with our cameras on manual. We pushed the limits of our camera’s shutter speed to capture apples falling into water and bursting water balloons in midair! We posed our beautiful models Maddie, Deli and Paige, and learnt to rely on our camera’s Aperture to get beautiful images of our models with blur in the background. And, I think we all had fun as well
I tried these concepts out at home last week and let me tell you, these kids ROCKED the session, and heaps of their photos were so much better than mine, haha! (especially balloon bursting!).
These kids have taken some unbelievable photos over the last 2 days, and as I promised them, we’ll be running a little COMPETITION to find the best 2 images! But…. we’re missing some student’s names, so it’s a bit unfair to start voting just yet.. So STUDENTS – if you can’t see your name below, PLEASE EMAIL ME – email@example.com and tell me your name, because I have your photos here and I need your names to match them up
Competition will run from Sunday 8th July to Friday 13th July. You’ve got 5 days to ask your friends/family/relatives to come and vote for your image! Remember, don’t start voting until Sunday! :) Voting is easy – Head to my Facebook page, Find the Imagen8 images, and comment your name below the photo you like! (As per Facebook’s rules, the winner will be announced here on my blog, on Saturday 14th July).
Ohhhhh, and the prizes?? FIRST PRIZE – $40 VOUCHER. SECOND PRIZE – $20 VOUCHER. Gift vouchers are your choice! iTunes, Valley Girl, City Beach…… up to you So spread the word, but don’t get voting until I announce it on Sunday!
Bet you all want to see their images…… Here they are
I met this beautiful family a few weeks back, on a very chilly and windy afternoon at the beach! We all rugged up in coats and jackets, and our hair whipped around everywhere! We concentrated on our main family with the cutest little boy, and then added in other relies, brothers and sisters, cousin, grandparents, and their lovely Great Grandma! Apart from the freeeeezing cold, we had a fun afternoon and got everyone laughing (to stay warm!) by elbowing them during their group shots, hehe
Before we’d even finished, their little man was all curled up asleep in Dad’s arms. Modelling is such hard work