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Beautiful big eyed baby has photoshoot with mum & Dad after being born premmie at 27.5 weeks

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Say hello to beautiful baby Londyn who came to visit us at our East Brisbane studio with her Mummy & Daddy. She entered this world at only 27.5 weeks and after 10 weeks in Mater Mothers, Mum & Dad were able to take her home to start their little life as a family :) While she is still a tiny little darling, she was very aware, looking around a lot and also testing out her amazing set of lungs! (hehe). We made sure she had a lots of cuddles throughout her photo shoot and have to say - she looked absolutely gorgeous in her elegant little white baby dress. It's very exhausting being cute for the camera, so by ...

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Stylish Corporate photo shoot with outfit changes, professional hair & make-up

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Here is very a stylish lady who was  feeling a little unsure about her corporate head shots (as most people do!). So we organised for the lovely Melissa Coleman to come and do her make-up AND hair and Belinda brought in a few gorgeous outfits including some neutral tones as well as a splash of colour. It's awesome not to have to worry about doing your hair and make-up before a shoot, but it also gives you that extra boost of confidence which will shine in your professional photos. Melissa is also an awesome personality who not only makes you feel relaxed but knows what will compliment you! 

 

 

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Advice from parents for the first few weeks with your newborn

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Ask for help from those who have done it before, are close to you, or even a complete stranger. Raising a new life is hard - let people help you!

Don't worry if breastfeeding doesn't come easily - most mums we chat to say it took a while and if it works out breastfeeding isn't the best method that's fine too! When sitting to feed Get a glass of water and a book or magazine to read. And, because breastfeeding can take a while, pee first!

Don't stress about being tired - it's inevitable, your main goal is to look after your baby and spend time bonding. You're not going to get a full night's sleep, so you can either ...

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Its a Digital World - Adapt or Die - Part 6

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So following on from my last blog. 

My husband reminded me in all this that there were other times in my business life that I have had to adapt and change, I could do it again. Of course I can.

Its time to change, I've done enormous amounts of research, my team and I have gone back and forth and back and forth playing with packages and prices.

You may or not know but I have never offered a package in my life, I have been all about customer designing for each family. Its also a big part of what I love to do in my business . The creativity in photographing your family is one part of the whole ...

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Its a Digital World - Get On Board Katrina - Part 5

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Over the years we have made sure we are offering what the market wants. 

I started out shooting and selling prints which then led to framing and over the years a various range of finishes. In the last few years there has been more demand for digital files. I have resisted this because I have always felt it was unprofessional to simply sell your files and I had many other concerns as well.

a) would people print them badly and this would be a bad refection of my name

b) would some people actually try and photoshop them and again affect my good reputation 

c) I had been speaking to other photographers for years trying to educate them on "NOT ...

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Its a Digital World - Celebrating 20 years - Part 4

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Last year in 2016 we celebrated 20 years in business. We decide to include my favourite charity Act for Kids and make it a fundraising event . It was a stunning party held Hanworth House and everyone wore white. It was a beautiful celebration of all we have achieved , the ups and downs of running a business, the risks and the triumphs. 

How hard it was starting out and the crazy hours I used to work, and starting my own family at the same time, but I was never deterred I had a dream!

My amazing twin sister Jo spoke at our celebration, I am blessed to call her my twin.

"You had a dream

For those of you ...

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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:

Six ...

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