“Oh the places you’ll go!”

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Turning eighteen, and graduating high school, – new experiences and adventures await.

All the love from family and friends that surrounds this lovely girl, she returns in spades.  Gemma’s joyfulness, ready smile and laughter promises to stand her in good stead as she sets off on the next exciting part of her life’s journey.  

Time to celebrate your successes and embrace all the new opportunities ahead!  So happy we captured these images for you, Gem.

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

any direction you choose.


Out there things can happen,

and frequently do

to people as brainy

and footsy as you.


And when things start to happen,

don’t worry.  Don’t stew.

Just go right along.

You’ll start happening too.


Dr Seuss

Gift Certificates have arrived in time for Mother’s Day!

Mum, because of you, I know kindness.

‘Twas her thinking of others,

 made you think of her.



Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Mums.  Givers of life and so much more.  May 13th is Mum’s day to be universally acknowledged for her inimitable role.  Her boundless love and support.  It’s a chance for us to share the love!

The introduction of our beautifully presented fine art Gift Certificates could not have come at a better time.  

Most Mums typically shy away from being infront of the camera (or iPhone !!), preferring to let others be in the limelight.  What if I told you I could have Mum relishing every fun-loving second of being photographed?

 I could make her feel at ease and confident  infront of my camera?  

She could have the most beautiful photograph of herself or her family that she’s ever experienced?  All the while being pampered and indulged, and then holding exquisite fine art portraits in her hands.  Portraits that those hands will eventually pass down the generations.  To her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren.  

Such is the power of the printed photograph.  Your images will travel farther than you think.  

And Mums, what a wonderful legacy those photos will be to have in your family.  One day your children will look for them.

SQP Gift Certificates start from $100, and besides being gorgeous in & of themselves, they’re just the spark to get the ball rolling and celebrate Mum in images.  

You can join with others, and combine several Gift Certificates for her to get her started, or build on, or gift a full ultimate package.  There are options to suit everyone.  All Gift Certificates are available to immediately download, but if ordered ahead of time, a beautifully packaged Gift Certificate that hints at the wonderful experience and photos to come will be snail-mailed.

Gift Certificates are valid for use within the coming 12 months from date of purchase, so there’s no pressure for Mum to decide on when to be photographed right away.  That adds to the excitement of receiving such a wonderful Gift Certificate towards both an experience and luxe printed photographic products available only to professional photographers.  There are also no limits on the type of session and products available with a Gift Certificate – you are free to choose what you absolutely love!  She may want to be photographed a la ‘Portrait of A Lady’  in studio, or with others – like her own Mum, her children, or grandchildren. Her girlfriends.  And present her photos in a beautiful wall portrait, album, or Folio Box.  

So what are you waiting for?  Let Mum know how loved she truly is.  Motherhood at every stage and in every guise, is something to celebrate!

Take a look at what’s on offer.



Your Stories, Our Imagination. Live with what you love around you. How will you tell your story?

Until you print your images that’s all they are – images on a usb or hard drive.  Images and not a photograph.  

How long has it been since you sat and looked through the images on your phone or your iPad?  When was the last time you even held a real photograph in your hands?  Felt the texture of the paper.  Touched the smooth pigments of the ink.  Been transported. Do the two experiences even compare?

At SQP we are all about the experience.  Ours and yours.  As an AIPP accredited professional photographer, I am skilled to create amazing photographs for you.  As a small business owner, I am committed to delivering you an unparallelled level of service and product.  As a creative, I am inspired to make your entire professional photographic experience a fun one to savour and never forget.  

As a full service studio, SQP offers you exquisite quality archival prints and products that can only be sourced by professionals.  The quality speaks for itself.  Your stories as pieces of art.  Rather than hand you a USB or CD of images, SQP creates beautiful prints and products of your favourites from the session.  You invest in what you love.  Every image you purchase as a print or product comes with the digital negative file.  The best of both worlds – archival photographs to hold in your hands and to hand down to others, and the digital negative file for online and social media use.  

With quality guarantees of 75 years, our carefully sourced product suite offers unique ways to display your images, and the fine art finish and luxurious, impeccable quality that your photographs deserve.  Take a look at the Invest In What You Love section of this website, up in the menu bar, to see our product and pricing guidelines.

Your stories.  Living with what you love around you – it is absolutely priceless.  I’d love to help you get started, read on for a special offer for booked sessions.

Get in touch to book your session and receive the gift of a fine art 14"x11" matted print to get you started. Afterall, there is no better time than now.

Go to the contact page on this website and either submit a request to find out more about what’s involved in a professional photo session, or to go ahead and secure your booking and receive your first matted print from your session, valued at $125, as a gift from me to you!

 Together we can design the session and product that is exactly right for you.  If wishing to book your session, please note this in the contact form message, and mention the complimentary gift.  I’ll then be in touch to set the date!

Luminous Newborn Ella Josefine

You are my sun, my moon,

and all of my stars.

E.E. Cummings

Meet beautiful newborn baby Ella Josefine.  This adorable bundle was photographed in her newborn session this week, and she shone brightly.  

Snuggled in organic hand dyed silks made just for her session, baby Ella graced us with her perfect newborn beauty.

It’s amazing to think that  only a month or so ago, I was photographing baby Ella’s mumma’s beach maternity session.  Together the maternity and newborn session images are an incredible way to document this lovely family’s new baby love!

Such a privilege and a joy to photograph Ella in all her tiny newborn splendour – from the velvety swirls crowning her head, to her delicate fingers and little toes.  So very precious.


Newborn Baby Jenson

There was lots of wonderful, exhuberant little boy energy at this gorgeous newborn session! Baby Jenson’s two older brothers were such a fun inclusion in his photo session – they were brim full of creative ideas, laughter, and absolute love for their new little brother.  The boys’ creative input for the session saw the idea of their newest addition to the fold, donning a baby bonnet, getting a resounding thumbs down!  So funny, I could read it on their faces the second they cast their eyes upon the little hats!!  And with such a beautiful head of velvety hair, the idea of covering Baby Jenson’s little head wasn’t even up for consideration.  The big brothers were also troopers helping with patting and gently rocking their new sibling.  So gorgeous to see.



We went between our cosy newborn setting, out into the garden with camera in tow, to run, jump and play while baby was being fed.   Just love that my little clients always feel so comfortable and embrace the creativity of a portrait session. We all just go with the flow.  Great things happen.  And, perhaps best of all, the experience of the session is fun and non-stressful for everyone!  One of the many benefits of being able to photograph my littlest subjects in my relaxed home studio.  Mum and the boys’ grandmothers relaxed in the lounge while bub was photographed, and the big boys adventured in the yard inbetween helping out with their baby brother. So awesome.  Little newborn details and the excitement of welcoming a new baby captured for this beautiful family.   

Your Stories.  Our Imagination.

Your Stories. Our Imagination.