Have you ever wanted to entrust capturing your kids’ photographs to a professional photographer – but just never got around to it? Whether you’d really just love to have some pics that are higher res than your phone, or in fact have some beautiful images that you can print & actually hold, & can look at & enjoy for years to come, a mini photography session may be just what you want!
Consider a kids’ portrait mini photo session as a way to ‘dip your toes in the water’ & try out a professional photography session. If you have never experienced a full session of contemporary photography, or if you need the perfect way to regularly update your photos of those fast growing cherubs perhaps try a mini photo session !
Kids’ pics are one type of portraiture that we can’t put off til later. Those fast growing limbs are not going to wait for us! You only have to look back at their school photos to see that!
Mini sessions are fast, affordable, & you will have at least 3 images from your mini session. Images that are professionally taken, styled, edited & can be archivally printed as stunning photographs at a professional lab for you. Images that you will hold in your hands for ever. Not only ever existing on usb, computer, or devices! Your images can actually be photographs.
If you love colour & texture, & love the tactile nature of printed photographic images, then I think you’re going to just l-o-v-e my fine art works. Originals and fine art prints available to buy.
A melding of ancient & modern techniques, I encapsulate my images in a beeswax-based medium originating from ancient Egypt & Greece.
I use paints, inks & collage to fuse my photographs in a beautiful patina. Each piece is created from unique treatments, techniques, & the outcome is unable to be fully managed or controlled. Just like original film photography & image developing. You never know just how a work will turn out. Instinctive, inspired, spontaneous, richly layered, & ethereal. Fine Art.
Each part of my creativity and life as a photographer and an artist seems to meld when I work in these mediums. Photography & Fine Art together forming something purely original.
As lavishly as the art pieces photograph, actually touching the gorgeous beeswax patina & looking into the multi-layers of mediums in each piece is truly, truly beautiful.
And just imagine having your contemporary portraits, a more conceptual arty portrait, or a decorative piece featuring something meaningful to you, as your own bespoke original art work. My photographic images work beautifully when handcrafted into 3 dimensional original one-of-a-kind art works…. Can you tell this is my absolute ideal creative medium to play with! A combo of my 2 creative passions! Originals and fine art prints available to make your own.
Be captured. Be captured for All Time. A milestone. A smile. An age. A moment. A gift. To yourself. To loved ones.
There’s nothing quite like being able to look into the eyes of a loved one. Bask in their smile. Revel in memories.
Contemporary photo portraits by SQP
The heady pace of today’s life, for many of us, sometimes means that our world largely revolves around texts, emails, instagram & Facebook posts – such fleeting communications. Intangible. We capture our moments on our phones – where they more often than not stay – either there, or on our computers. There is no denying that it’s convenient, spontaneous, & available to almost everyone. It’s a fantastic medium offering immediacy. But this very benefit can often mean that by overly relying on such a fleeting way of interacting, we can, down the track, find ourselves wishing we had dedicated more time to taking truly beautiful images of those we love & of the moments that make up our lives.
At times don’t you long to capture moments of our lives & the people in them in a way that is much more enduring? In a way that we can enjoy these memories as part of our lives? Experience them for more than just an instant?
Our photographs can do that for us. Especially if we print them. If photographs are professionally printed they can last from 100 years up to 500 years. They can be displayed, stored, enjoyed daily, & become heirlooms – shared with generations.
The printed photograph allows us to live with our art. To have a tangible, beautiful print of the people & things we value. For all time. A cursory glance as we walk by. An artful display expressing part of who we are & how we live. A beautiful contemporary portrait displayed alongside our children’s drawings, or a much loved painting, a flower, a sculpture. Our everyday life is so much richer & more vibrant when we surround ourselves with beauty & meaning. Often in the simplest of ways.
Expressing what our relationships mean to us. Reminding ourselves of the exquisite joy of connection. An honouring of some of the moments in our lives that bring us happiness. An expression of what we most value as part of our everyday lives. Of who we are. What we love to have around us.
Think now for a moment… what’s your most treasured printed photograph of? How do you feel when you look at it?
What’s your most treasured digital photograph of? Can you even recall all that you have captured digitally, sitting on your computer, your phone, or usb? When did you last look at it?
When were you last in a photograph? For posterity? As a keepsake? For fun? To celebrate? Do those you love have to constantly beg you to be infront of the lens? Do you exist in photographs?
Is there a person or a moment you wish did exist in more photographs?
It is through photographs we can honour the people, moments, times we love. Honour ourselves for ourselves. Our partners, Our children. Our parents. Our friends.
Be photographed how you have always wanted to be photographed. The days of the traditional & somewhat stilted portrait hung dutifully on our walls are thankfully gone! Photography is studied as an art form. More & more we are all looking to capture the connections. The details. The moments.
Nothing quite compares to the personal, tactile feeling of holding a print in your hand, turning the pages of an album, framing a piece of photographic art in your home, bringing a print closer to appreciate the details. Ironically, when compared to seldom seen digital photographs, printed photographs can transport you. This is the power that tactile photographs hold.
Life is certainly beautiful. It’s exquisite. Be captured. Exist in photographs. Both for yourself & for others. After all there really is no better time than now.