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It's a Digital World - It's still about people - Part 3

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We won a software program Proselect at an AIPP seminar in approx 2006 and this is really when we completely changed our design and viewing process.

I still use Proselect to this day as my selling tool.

We manually entered all our finishes and sizes and pricing, and over time kept creating new designs and adding to our selection.

It was super exciting to continue to work on new design and wow the products

FRAMING + CANVAS + BRUSHED ALUMINIUM + ARTMOUNTS

Then I discovered even more shiny things in the form of WALL METALLICS + ACRYLIC BLOCKS.

I could offer arrival cards for when you had your baby.

I found throughout all this The Art of Hanging, a company I ...

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It's a Digital World - Let's get Digital - Part 2

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In 2005 I made the momentous decision to go Digital, that changed my business model overnight . All of a sudden I had to employ someone full time to retouch my photos instead of sending them to the lab, some people suggested I could charge less because now I was paying per print for hand printing, well that wasn't even a possibility because now I had to pay another wage and buy more computers and then work out a new storage system and not long after buy a server and pay a $800 monthly fee to my IT guy .

When we first started backing up to the server, we also did it manually so we had a second back ...

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It's a Digital World - But it started with Film - Part 1

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I've spent the last few months researching what is happening in our industry.

In the last twenty years in business there has been huge change and growth, I thought it might be good to document my time.

I graduated from Griffith University in 1994 and  started my business in 1996. I  was shooting film , I would buy 40 rolls of Tmax 400 from Photo Continental and store it in my fridge until I needed it. After a shoot I would drop it off to my lab in Fortitude Valley, then go back a few days later to pick up the proofs and negs. Then I would show them one by one projected up on a wall to my clients ...

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What your baby might be doing in the first 12 months

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I am almost certain babies these days are much stronger than when we were born! Mum's & Dad's tell us often at their photoshoot how their newborn was lifting their head and looking around as soon as they were born! With a lot more to stimulate babies these days and more interaction from BOTH parents, there is so much opportunity for them to develop into amazing little humans! Here are a few things your baby MAY be doing at 3 of the big milestones.....

Three months:

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Grandparents organise surprise photo shoot for their Granddaughter

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Love this gorgeous Grandma, who secretly organised a photo shoot with her toddler Granddaughter at her Brisbane home, so they could surprise the parents! This is so special as the Grandparents actually end up having so much fun with their grand kid/s and it's making an amazing memory for them :) Little Eliza is full or personality....and those curls! Gorgeous! She had some fun times playing and making music with Grandpa on the piano. Needless to say, her parents (and Grandparents) will love these memories to come! Such beautiful photographs to have up on your wall :)

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Stylish Corporate Head Shots outdoors in the natural light

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I have had the honour of photographing this beauty on several occasions. I have spent precious time with her adoring husband and gorgeous son, Billy, photographing memories of them together in their family home. Carla has amazing work ethic and despite working full time, she also does so much charity work, especially for an organisation called Mummy's Wish, who also helped Carla when she was so courageously fighting her cancer battle. This time around I got to take some gorgeous corporate photos for Carla, for her role within the Place Real estate team! I always love being outside in natural light, getting a bit of fresh air as well as some gorgeous portraits :)

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Mothers Day photo shoot - celebrate the generations

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Mothers day is such an exciting time of year for Mums with newborn babies and Mums with big kids alike. Whether you are celebrating your first Mothers Day or you have done the full circle and your kids are now making plans for family catch ups, it is such a fun time to get everyone together. We see a lot of families organise photo shoots to celebrate their Mum (we love a Dad organising a surprise for Mum!). It's so cool when families are able to have three or MORE generations at their photo shoot - creating such precious memories for the younger generations.

You can book a surprise photo shoot with mum HERE!

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Three beautiful adult sisters organise updated sibling photos for their Mum

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This is one very thoughtful daughter and sister from a gorgeous family we have photographed years ago! She organised a photo shoot to match their last one when these three Brisbane sisters were younger as a surprise for Mum.....and she LOVED IT! " Thank you so much for everything" Mum said as she rushed in to our East Brisbane studio to collect her beautiful artwork. It's really special to capture these girls as adults too and to hang this next to their original photographs as gaze at how they have grown over the years. It was so much fun as well doing a combination of my signature black and white style as well as some colour dress up photos. Just ...

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Babies get pimples more often than not, and it's ok! - Brisbane Photographer

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You may have heard about milk pimples, newborn rash or just simply baby acne before you have your little one. It doesn't happen to ALL babies and is dependent on the amount of mummy's hormones still within the babies blood stream after birth. These little pimples/red bumps tend to appear within the first month of your newborns life and tend to disappear once all of the mother's hormone has left their body. They usually appear on bubs face but can also continue onto their shoulders and back. There are some other factors that can cause them to look more pronounced (like heat, extended crying, fabric irritation etc.) but please never worry about this, it is such a natural occurrence and ...

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Raising little boys, including twins!

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Oh my goodness, a little blondie and a little red-haired = the most gorgeous and mischievous twins! These two cheeky monkeys have just welcomes a 3rd little brother into the world. I have to say, Mum is completely relaxed and doing an AMAZING job with three boys under 2 years old, after c-sections too!! She really is amazing and has a lovely family network supporting her, hubby and their three gorgeous boys! It was a treat having Fama (Father's mothers - hehehe) and Poppy there - they were a huge help and got lots of giggles out of the boys! The day was all about newborn, Lewis and also capturing him with his brothers in their FAVOURITE red wagon! It ...

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