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Father's Day Photographs Melbourne

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  Who's organised and ready for Father's Day? For the first time ever I can admit that I am, despite having my husband's birthday and his father's day (and my father's father's day - does that make sense?) all fall on Sunday September the 1st. Phew!  And as wonderful as my two children are, it is tricky to rely on a 3 1/2 and a 1 year old to get their own Father's Day gifts organised, although I do suspect that they will bring home something spectacular from their art and craft sessions from daycare, bless. We photographed a wonderful family recently here at Katrina Christ Photographer Melbourne and the moment I saw this photograph (above) of Russell with his son Jackson, ...

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Children's photographer Richmond

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I have a confession to make.  I have a strange obsession with helium balloons.  For my son's 1st birthday I didn't bother with bunting, or streamers, or a bubble blowing machine.  But I went crazy with helium balloons.  Our lounge and kitchen with filled with 100 of them and while my husband could quite understand why we needed so many (which we really did), they looked spectacular.  Double bonus then when I was allowed to whip out the helium balloon trick again for my daughter's first birthday, just to be fair, of course! When our beautiful clients Michael and Sarah, with their daughter Charlotte - who had just turned 1, happy birthday Charlotte! - arrived with a delightful bunch of ...

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Keeping Up With Technology - Professional Photographer

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I am constantly making sure I am aware of what is out there and then researching what we should be offering our customers. The tricky thing with technology is that because it is ever changing we don’t really know what we want in the future, and what will be important to us in the future. But what we do know as Professional Photographers is that we don’t want to rely on the internet to be in charge of our heirlooms. The idea of handing down a beautifully framed print as opposed to a disc is surely more attractive. Imagine having a wall portrait of your family from 20,30-40 or more years ago hanging proudly in your home ...

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Framing Memories - Family Photographer

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 I cannot wait to give this to my daughter tonight. This is her with her best friend. They met when they were 18 months old and they are now 13 !!! I imagine they will always be bffs forever. I took these beautiful black and white portraits in 2006, they are soooooo CUTE together. Katrina xx

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Childrens fun photo portraits Brisbane July 2013

Family Portraits Daisy Hill

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<img height='711' width='711' src='/images/default-source/blog-images/Childrens_fun_photo_portraits_Brisbane_July_2013.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Childrens fun photo portraits Brisbane July 2013' />&nbsp; Stephanie and Doug have two beautiful children together, Nathan &amp; Zoe who are cheeky, fun and loving! "They really love each other and look after each other ....... most of the time. Nathan is sporty and very active and Zoe is a just cuddle pot!" Mum Stephanie explains. Which is also her favourite part about being a parent -&nbsp; "getting the big squeezy cuddles and moments when they fill you with pride". The funniest memorable moment from the family photo shoot were when the kids going nuts and jumping all over each other as you can see from the portrait above! Stephanie says she was drawn to our beautiful timeless black and white style of artwork and would highly ...

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Family Photographer - Telstra Business Awards 2013

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Last night was the Telstra Business Awards for 2013. I was a finalist in 2003 and 2004 and last night was invited back as an alumni! It was a wonderful, wonderful evening with some really amazing businesses. It was so inspiring and a fantastic business - Burleigh Brewery took out the night. Big congrats to all who made it to the finalist including friends of mine SeeChange Consulting and Lat27. Check out all the photos from the night here! &nbsp; &nbsp;

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Mother and Daughter photographs - Our signature style

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<img sfref='[documents]bd330853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/docs/default-source/melbourne-blog-2013/Hancock.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Melbourne Mother and daughter photography black and white' /> Believe it or not, the appointments that I have with clients late on a Friday afternoon are my favourite.&nbsp; It’s always a great vibe; maybe it’s simply because it is the end of a week, everyone is geared up for a great weekend ahead, and the Monday to Friday grind is momentarily suspended.&nbsp; Whatever the case, the viewing appointment I had with Jane and Shardia last Friday was exactly like this.&nbsp; In fact, I think more than half the time we shared together was simply chatting, sharing our stories and the hot tips on our local neighbourhood. Having a daughter myself, I really loved being part of the process of creating these images for Jane.&nbsp; Our super-star photographer (and studio ...

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Black & White Family Portraits - Kelvin Grove

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This family was photographed by our Brisbane Photographer Stacey.&nbsp; I was very welcomed into this lovely family's home in Kelvin Grove. I could not believe how glowing Julie looked, 7 weeks after giving birth to their first baby, Oliver. The love they radiated for Oliver was heart warming. He has heaps of gorgeous brown hair styled in a cute side part ready for his photo-shoot. I could not stop saying how cute he was!! &nbsp; Julie describes Oliver as such a good baby who is social, very happy and he is just becoming really active - 'He knows what he wants and when he wants it.' &nbsp; Julie and I had a really good chat about how ...

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Katrina Christ Photographer's fan mail

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Katrina Christ Photographer has a team of six, however it is often the case that our clients only meet just a few of us, usually our photographers Rachel and Becky, or our design consultants, again Rachel, and myself. &nbsp;Working frantically behind the scenes however are a very talented team of people. &nbsp;Margot, is our head digital retoucher; Ash, assistant retoucher, is in charge of production and quality control on every single piece of artwork that leaves the building (no mean feat, believe me!) and also job shares the administration role with Tegan, who plans our busy working days down to the very last detail to ensure that all photo shoots, viewings, stock deliveries, client pick-ups - you name it - ...

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Lifestyle portraits in Melbourne - Baby Eli

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<img sfref='[images]240b0853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/Connolly_Sarah.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Lifestyle portraits Melbourne' /> It is no surprise that after the scorching days of summer we Melbournites are already complaining about the chilly June weather!&nbsp; One thing I love about this time of year though are the last remaining days of Autumn and the colours that it gives us are absolutely perfect for photography.&nbsp; As one wise person once said “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad choices of clothing”, so why not rug up, don your gumboots and get outside in amongst it all! Sarah and her gorgeous boy Eli visited us last night here at our Hawthorn studio to view their beautiful images.&nbsp; Of course, I had the privilege of a sneak peek before they were able to and ...

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Fabulous Customer Service - Portrait Photographer Brisbane

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<img alt='Customer Service Katrina Christ Photographer' src='/images/default-source/blog-images/Customer_Service_Katrina_Christ_Photographer.jpg?sfvrsn=0' />&nbsp; Fabulous Customer Service - Portrait Photographer Sydney&nbsp; How important is customer service these days? I have had 2 experiences lately The first was terrible customer service, and the 2nd was AMAZING I recently decided to walk 1 hour to my ophthalmologist app, I not allowed to drive home, so thought I would get my walk in ! They had rung me the day before to see if I could come in an hour earlier, no problem , I moved a few things around, this is my one day off and I like to pack a lot in. So after waiting 30 min I politely ask how much longer will the doctor be. How long is a piece of string ...

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Great Customer Service - Katrina Christ Photographer

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How important is customer service these days? I have had 2 experiences lately The first was terrible customer service, and the 2nd was AMAZING &nbsp; I recently decided to walk 1 hour to my ophthalmologist app, I not allowed to drive home, so thought I would get my walk in ! They had rung me the day before to see if I could come in an hour earlier, no problem , I moved a few things around, this is my one day off and I like to pack a lot in. So after waiting 30 min I politely ask how much longer will the doctor be. How long is a piece of string was the answer!!!!! What the. No really, about how long? The ...

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Little One Baby Magazine - FOUR page spread!! - Ascot, Brisbane

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Whooo hooo!!!! A&nbsp;four page spread in Little One Baby Magazine of some beautiful photos I took of an amazing (!!!) baby shower . It's so&nbsp;so GORGEOUS. Elizabeth from&nbsp;Ivy &amp; Piper along with Mum to be designed this Hermes Inspired&nbsp;event, with decadent details and fabulous food.

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ACT for Kids - Celebrating 25 Years - Brisbane

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Act for Kids celebrated 25 years on Saturday night at City Hall. An amazing night, with 700 people getting glammed up to celebrate and raise funds to help abused kids!. This is my favourite charity which I have been supporting for over 10 yrs. XXX

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Melbourne studio portraits - Stella at 6 months.

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<img sfref='[documents]17330853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/docs/default-source/melbourne-blog-2013/Baby_Photographer_Melbourne.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Baby Photos Melbourne' /> I was very happy to be able to sneak in a few cuddles with the delightful Miss Stella when she was here at our Hawthorn photography studio, helping her mum and dad select their favourite images for their collection. Stella, pictured here at 6 months old, was photographed by our wonderful team photographer Becky.&nbsp; Becky covered our classic black and white Signature range with Stella’a family, as well our our gorgeous colour Lifestyle range.&nbsp; This shot is my absolute fave! Stella’s mum and dad selected a beautiful 20” x 30“ piece for their wall, presented in a clean, modern white box frame.&nbsp; They also have a lovely mix of their favourites images as 8x12” photographs to compliment their ...

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Newborn Family Portraits- Hamilton

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Newborn Family Portraits- Hamilton &nbsp; I was honoured to capture this beautiful family&rsquo;s newborn shoot, with their gorgeous 3 week old baby Katio and their loving 2 year old toy poodle Ruffy. Baby Katio is the sweetest thing, with a full head of black hair and beautiful eyes. &nbsp; Originally from Japan, I photographed him in his traditional Japanese gown which was really special to them. &nbsp; This shoot was lots of fun; Ruffy was playing up to the camera doing the cutest poses, he is such a loving dog. Baby Katio pleasantly surprised us with a sprinkle of wee all over dad! As you can tell mum thought it was hilarious. I am so glad they purchased this ...

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Baby Photography Melbourne - Seriously Squishable Cheeks!

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<img sfref='[documents]db330853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/docs/default-source/melbourne-blog-2013/Maybury.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Baby Photography Melbourne' /> No matter how many amazing images I see week in and week out, I cannot go past these absolutely classic baby shots.&nbsp; Big gummy grins, a cheeky glimmer in the eye and deliciously squishable cheeks!&nbsp; Meet little James, the first little darling baby boy for Shantell and Hayden.&nbsp; Shantell proudly told us of James being a beautifully placid baby, always more than happy to sneek in a cuddle with anyone and everyone. Shantell and Hayden were spoilt for choice with their images, selecting a beautiful range of archival prints for their collection.&nbsp; They came to Katrina Christ Photographer primarily for a beautiful family portrait, and that’s exactly what they got.&nbsp; Shantell says she was “really impressed” when she saw her ...

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Digital Photographer - Magazine Interview

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This just came in the mail. It's a UK magazine Digital Photographer (www.digitalphotographer.co.uk) that interviewed me for a article on Shooting Better Portraits, very cool!!!!! It's crammed full of inspirational shooting advice, expert camera workshops, image-editing tutorials, the latest kit reviews and exclusive interviews. Exciting to think my portrait images etc are being seen in England. Katrina xx

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Hawthorn black and white family studio images

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<img sfref='[documents]c3330853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/docs/default-source/melbourne-blog-2013/Hawthorn_family_photo_shoot.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Family photographer Hawthorn Melbourne' /> With Easter on our doorstep this weekend, it's another significant time of year - along with Christmas - that we all look forward to spending time with our family. Well, maybe some of us more than others! The Ryan family is one that comes to my mind when I think of a family that gets along famously and are a delight to be around. &nbsp;In fact, Katrina Christ Photographer has welcomed the Ryans into our Melbourne studio on several of occasions and just as was the case previously, it was so nice to see them and their children for an update of their family photographs. The first time we photographed the three cheeky monkeys above, Travis (left) was ...

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Katrina Christ Photographer and Kidney Health Australia!

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Here is the gorgeous Dulcie at 8 months of age, and mum Nami (our Melbourne franchisee), photographed of course, by Katrina Christ Photographer. We are so excited (and proud) that Nami &amp; Dulcie have shared their story and are helping spread the word about Kidney Health Australia. click here to view their Newsletter &nbsp;

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