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Category Archives: portrait photographer

4 Generations Family Photography Session

4 generations of family photography session

The natural ease, the laughter, & the energy of this family photography  session for a family of 4 generations made for a great afternoon gathering on the Gold Coast.

generations family photo shoot

Encouraged to bring a picnic & make a ‘base camp’ to have our large session from, just look at what this stylish family set up!

Their session ran in the same relaxed, happy way and was such a celebration of wonderful family connection. Editing their images, I can not help but smile, their close bonds and pleasure in each others’ company just shines. I just love being able to capture their connection for them for all time.  Their wall art is surely their new family heirloom!

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Outdoor Family Photography Session – Brotherly Fun!

outdoor family photography session gold coast

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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wall art products SQP

family session wall art

High School Formal Photo Shoot – Celebration Time!

2 Lifelong Friends’ High School Formal Photo Shoot

What a privilege to spend the afternoon with two wonderful families as their young adults – childhood friends – prepared for fun at their high school formal.  From the lighthearted laughter of capturing the hair & make up, to gorgeous moments with mums and their son & daughter, and grandparents helping to pin the button hole flower, and tie an impressive tie knot.  This high school formal photo shoot all happened in their home and captured these friends’ at their relaxed best.  At such milestone moments as these, youth, joy de vivre, family & friendships are the order of the day!

Such happy memories of an afternoon celebration that was brim full of  beautiful connections.

high school formal photo shoot

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

The Prettiest Ever First Birthday Cake Smash Photo Shoot

first birthday cake smash photo shoot

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!

wall art the bub set

Branding and Headshots – My Turn to Update Professional Images

Ready for your close-up?

When I noticed that my own personal branding and headshots were in desperate need of updating, I thought I’d try something other than the self timer …

branding and headshots

branding and headshots

So, after almost 10 years, it was high time I updated my own professional images. And since I’m so big on making others feel comfortable in front of the camera, I decided it was time the tables were turned!  Rather than set up my gear for a self portrait where I can control the camera with a remote, I decided to dive in & put myself at the mercy of my 2 teenage children!

Yes, I know, what could I have been thinking?!? Behold the only 2 shots that passed my scrutiny when I had my son wield the camera & my daughter direct my posing … the consensus was that I am a nightmare client!!

branding and headshots

Headshots say so much.

What did I learn?  Firstly, that the ability to help someone relax and connect with you while you have a big professional camera in their face can not be over estimated.  So in a way it emphasised to me that I’m on the right track with all the effort I put into directing and putting my clients at ease.  And all the wonderful positive feedback I get saying just that, really makes me feel like I’m getting it right.

Secondly, professional images or ‘head shots’ demand as much or more care and planning as regular portraits – there’s so much to say in one or two images, – preparation is key.  Know your brand.

And lastly, I learnt that your kids’ favourite images of you are always going to be those blinking, mid talking, funny mouth position, sticky-outy hair ones. So when it comes to branding and headshot images, they are not to be trusted behind the lens!  Seriously, I am very grateful to my 2 creative cherubs – I’m always learning & even more dedicated to making you look, and most importantly, feel your best when being photographed.

I’m an AIPP accredited photographer and I also have a Masters Degree in Business Communications.  I can help you with content and copywriting as well as your headshots, branding strategies, and killer visual content.

SADLY WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER YOU PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

BUT WE DON'T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT ON CAPTURING YOUR PREGNANCY AND NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHS COMPLETELY!

SQP HAS CREATED SOME FREE BABY PHOTO TIPS AND A 'HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR PREGNANCY AT HOME' D.I.Y. KIT TO HELP YOU CAPTURE SOME OF YOUR OWN IMAGES OF THIS VERY SPECIAL TIME.

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