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“Oh the places you’ll go!” – an outdoor photography session in country N.S.W.

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” A relaxed outdoor family portrait photography session in beautiful country N.S.W.

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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!

You now have a collection of amazing photographs, professionally printed and all wrapped up in your gorgeous handmade Folio Box.  An outdoor family photography session that was not only a day to remember on location at your Nan’s farm, but that gives you your precious memories as printed photographs to hold forever!  Just imagine how far you, and your photographs will travel…

 

So very 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.

 

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Outdoor family photography session SQP

For more information on outdoor photo sessions please get in touch. I’d love to send you my Portrait Guide.

Newborn Baby Photography Session

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Meet beautiful newborn baby Ella Josefine.

This adorable bundle was photographed in her newborn photography session this week, and she shone brightly.

“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.”

She snuggled in organic hand dyed silks made just for her session.  Ella’s Mumma loves soft pinks and mint greens so that’s how we styled both the maternity and newborn photo sessions.

Simple styling, minimal props, and pure newborn baby newness.  Baby Ella graced us with her perfect newborn beauty.  

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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.

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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!

beach maternity photo session

newborn baby photography session

the bub-set package

The “Bub-Set” Package

SQP’s most popular package is by far The Bub-Set.  This 3 photography session package includes maternity, newborn, and sitter sessions at a discounted price.  The combination gives you beautiful photographs from pregnancy, of your newborn, and your growing baby at around 7 months or  their first birthday.  Combine photos from baby’s first year into one collection and build a 3 piece wall art gallery of their little journey!  It will always be among your most precious pieces of art.

 

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Newborn Baby Photo Session to welcome Jenson

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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

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Branding and Headshots – My Turn to Update Professional Images

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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 …

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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!!

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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.

Branding Photography -Tunes Without Measure Or End – The Bagpiper

Business Branding Photography Session for The Bagpiper

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“Let me play you tunes without measure or end.  

Tunes that are born to die without a herald

As a flight of storks rises from a marsh, circles,

and alights on the spot from which it rose.”

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A young Gold Coast based musician, Callum Pert, both truly honours and respects the tradition of Scottish bagpiping, while also imbuing his art with a youthful energy that imparts it’s magic to older and younger generations alike.

When his business called for branding photography, the creativity flowed.  There really is nothing quite like the lingering, reverberating music of the bagpiper.  The passion, poise, and centuries old traditional kilt outfit all combine to captivate.

And during our shoot for his website, Callum’s performance certainly captivated every onlooker.

This University student has honed his skill of the pipes over the past 8 years and loves nothing more than to entertain others through the stirring reed instrument. And he also passes his knowledge onto other young people by teaching bagpipes.

Callum seemingly effortlessly displayed this talent during our photo session at the Botanic Gardens.

His command of the bagpipes by the creek on a desperately hot afternoon, drew an eclectic and mesmerised audience – a lovely elderly woman of Scottish origin herself who chatted to Callum and was transported back to her childhood and her mother’s love of bagpipes; and a young boy who planted himself by the creek to absorb the unmistakeable sound of the pipes as he watched a group of ducklings splashing about.  He didn’t leave til we did!

To experience Callum’s command of the bagpipes and the way he translates such an instrument steeped in tradition to the contemporary setting, check out his website – the bagpiper.com.au – and see what he offers.

Whether a ceremony, a party, function, or lessons, Callum’s got talent and enthusiasm in spades.

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The Bagpiper, Callum Pert.

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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