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Give Gift Certificates for Mother’s Day!

Give a Gift Certificate

A gift for Mum

Mum, because of you, I know kindness.

‘Twas her thinking of others,

 made you think of her.

Mother's Day

Mums.  Givers of life and so much more.  Mother’s Day is your Mum’s day to be celebrated for just what she means to you.  Her boundless love and support.  It’s a chance for us to share the love! On her special day, give a Gift Certificate towards a photo session or beautiful artwork – photographs are a gift she’ll treasure forever.  She can be in them, or not…

The introduction of our beautifully presented fine art Gift Certificates could not have come at a better time.  Give Mum a Gift Certificate for Mother’s Day, and she will thank you every time she looks at her beautiful photographs.

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?

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

She can 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.

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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.

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Gift Certificates – give someone you love the gift of a photoshoot or photographic art.

Gift Certificates Immediately Downloadable to Use As She Likes

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 vouchers for her to get her started, or build on, or gift a full ultimate package.  There are options to suit everyone.  All Gift Certificates look beautiful and 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 a photo session 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?  Give Gift Certificates for Mother’s Day. Let Mum know how loved she truly is.  Motherhood at every stage and in every guise, is something to celebrate!

Take a look at our beautiful immediately and securely downloadable Gift Certificates

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Newborn Baby Photo Session to welcome Jenson

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newborn baby photo session

Newborn Baby Jenson

There was lots of wonderful, exhuberant little boy energy at this gorgeous newborn baby session! Baby Jenson’s two older brothers were such a fun inclusion in his newborn baby photo shoot – 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, possibly donning a baby bonnet, getting a resounding thumbs down!  It was 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 to settle him after his feed.  So gorgeous to see and so special to capture for all time.

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Your Newborn Baby Leads Every Session.

Just for the record little baby didn’t sleep a wink during the entire session!  But just look at the gorgeous images we captured. At SQP all our newborn baby photography sessions are totally baby led.  This means that we will never ever try to force your baby into any poses or environments that they are not happy doing.  We never push on just to get a particular shot.  And if baby needs a cuddle or a feed or a change then that’s exactly what happens.  Your baby’s and your comfort, safety and wellbeing are always our priority.  And our clients love us for it!  Read more about what to expect from your newborn baby photography session here.

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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.   I just love that my little clients always feel so comfortable and embrace the creativity of their portrait sessions. We all just go with the flow.  Great things happen when they are comfortable and relaxed and run the show!  And, perhaps best of all, the experience of the session is fun and non-stressful for everyone!

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This is one of the many benefits of being able to photograph my littlest subjects in my relaxed home studio on the Gold Coast.  Mum and the boys’ grandmothers all relaxed in the lounge while bub was photographed, and the big brothers adventured in the yard in between helping out with their baby brother. So awesome.  Little newborn details and all the excitement of welcoming a new baby was captured for this beautiful family.   And using the Gift Certificates bought by friends and relatives, they’ve chosen some amazing print products to display their story.

vintage school map product for newborn family photography

Your Stories.  Our Imagination.

Outdoor Family Photography Session – Brotherly Fun!

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Family Photo Session on the Beach.

When two smiling boys arrive at their outdoor family photography session full of enthusiasm, energy, & imagination – what could possibly be better!  The sun shone, the wind stayed at bay, & the boys revelled in all things superheros, pirates, & the beach.

It was easy to see where the brothers get their happy little natures – Mum & Dad got amongst it all – a beautiful family that played, laughed, & just had a ball in one another’s company.

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Our Family Album made especially to be both handled by little hands and handed down from generation to generation.

Capturing their spirit & joy & playfulness made for a fabulous afternoon of not only taking precious images, but of memory making.

Sometimes my job seems to be about guiding one big play session where my clients are relaxed and almost unaware of being photographed.  That’s when I know that a family photography session has been the best, and that the family will have amazing printed artwork to remember such special times!

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First Birthday Cake Smash Photo Session – Meet the Birthday Girl!

The Prettiest Ever First Birthday Cake Smash Photo Shoot

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Lot’s of gorgeous girl power at this soiree yesterday! Come and join this little girl’s first birthday cake smash photo shoot. Think fun confetti balloons that looked like they were filled with cherry blossom petals, frothy blush tulle, & a 100’s & 1000’s sprinkled cake made especially by Daddy!

Every shade of pink from shell to fushia transformed our studio’s little sunny garden into a joyous outdoor party space.  So much fun!  Even her Mummy donned a party skirt.

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family portrait cake smash

If I could give you any gift

I’d give you Love & Laughter,

A Peaceful Heart, A Special Dream,

& Joy Forever After.

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The Bub-Set Package

Her cake smash photo shoot was the final session of this little cherub’s special multi-session package – I’ve been lucky enough to capture her mummy’s maternity, her newborn baby session, and sitter session also. What a truly magical 12 months!

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Sitter Sessions for Baby – Full of Sparkle!

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Sitter Photography Sessions for when Baby is around 8 months old.

8 months old and full of fun and giggles! – sitting up unassisted, interacting, rolling around and playing with her toes.  Not quite crawling … so I have a captive – & captivated – audience.

Such fun playing dress ups with my cheeky cherubic muse Miss Layla yesterday.   Sitter sessions are among my favourite.  If you’ve missed the boat with having professional newborn photos captured – let’s face it those first few days, weeks, and months, can go by in a blur!! – consider a ‘sitter session’.

Sitter Sessions are more like a Mini Session

At the time they are sitting up on their own, baby’s personality is developing as is her love of connection.  She’s not yet in the shy stage, and the world around her is full of fun and interest.  Sitter sessions for baby at this time are mini sessions and can be captured in a much shorter time than newborn baby sessions. Sitter sessions are the perfect follow on from a newborn baby portrait session.  And that’s why SQP designed our 3 session The Bub-Set package to include them! Great variety and great value.

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Baby’s usually so intrigued with the session, that I can get some amazing expressions, in a shorter session time. And… she can’t yet take off on a whim!  For these reasons, photos at the 7-9 month age are just a delight.

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If you’d like to see some more of my baby images, and find out more about sitter sessions, please click here, or email me here.

You can be assured SQP studio has the highest standard of Covid Safe practices in place. This includes cleaning, sanitising, and re-scheduling of bookings due to illness.

However, if the time's not quite right for you, WE DON'T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT ON CAPTURING YOUR PREGNANCY AND NEWBORN completely.



Your Stories. Our Imagination.

I work with the play of light & shadow & movement to create something that will bring joy to your day & be treasured long into the future.
I create art for you that reflects what you value & love. Your moments, memories & connections. Your stories.
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