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Would you buy a professional photo on a cruise or a holiday

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I caught up with our friends and their parents recently and we were discussing a cruise the grandparents  had gone on with their best friends. They are all in their early 70s and are really enjoying their retirement. So Graham loves to talk business and is always interested in what I am doing. He tells me that if they took his photo once on this cruise they took it a dozen times. I asked him what they were photographing and if he bought one. Graham says that every time they dressed up for dinner was an example and that they were around $30 each, no he didn't bother buying anything   I say "Graham, thats so cheap you should have bought one" and ...

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Melbourne babies... are the cutest!

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<img sfref='[images]85360853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Signature_Collection_-_baby.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> Well… as soon as I set eyes on baby Sebastian, I declared he was pure joy and perfect baby in every way!&nbsp; He turned was just pure fun photograph as he just smiled and smiled all throughout his photo shoot with proud mum and dad. This image captures his adorable ‘baby-ness’ and every time I see it I want to smile too! Thanks Sebastian!!&nbsp; x Donna

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Family Photographer - Why you would choose a professional photographer

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&nbsp;<img sfref='[images]5e0d0853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/Family_Photographer_-_Why_you_would_choose_a_professional_photographer_Simpson.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> We interviewed one of our favourite families about what it means to have PROFESSIONAL family photos taken. &nbsp; How important is it to you to have some sort of documentation of your children and your family as they are growing up. Literally from conception and a beautiful pregnancy to the birth and newness of your baby. With this massive change in your life which is a change in the family dynamic,Mum or Dad may have finished work to become the full time carer, a precious time in your life which you think you will always remember. Sadly we don't however having wonderful portraits brings all this memories back.

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Big brother, little brother in our Hawthorn studio!

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<img height='648' width='432' sfref='[images]32350853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Brothers.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> We love this gorgeous photo of these two brothers, taken by our photographer Rachel.&nbsp; Not only does it speak of brotherhood and fraternal&nbsp; love, it also captures the unique personalities of the two boys.&nbsp; Mum was definitely in love with this one – it has made a stunning brushed metallic for dad’s birthday and we think he’ll love it too! X Donna

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Smiling eyes for our Lifestyle Shoot in Hawthorn

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<img sfref='[images]17360853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Lifestyle_-_baby.jpg?sfvrsn=0' />&nbsp; It was a chilly day but we all rugged up well for this lifestyle shoot in the park.&nbsp; I love this image – of course because of the baby teeth peeking through but also for the beaming, happy, baby face! Nothing better than capturing gorgeous, timeless smiles! &nbsp;X Donna

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How to find the Best Photographer for Your Family!!

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Katrina's Top 3 Tips in finding the best Family Photographer for&nbsp;YOUR family 1) Google Professional Portrait Photographer and choose 3 from the 1st page 2) Have a thorough look throughout their galleries and choose a style of Photography you love. See if they have won any awards, and&nbsp;choose an accredited photographer or one that is part of the AIPP. 3)Call the Photographer and ask for more information. You will always get a feel for someone at the end of the phone, much better than email. It is so important that you connect with them and you feel you can trust them and they understand what YOU want. Ask what clothing they would recommend , the location&nbsp;, price list AND their ...

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Sshh...someone's sleeping in our Melbourne Studio

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<img height='448' width='817' sfref='[images]a3360853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Trist.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> &nbsp; It was a fantastic opportunity for KCP Melbourne to photograph this brand new mum with her 2 week old baby Jack.&nbsp; Sleepy Jack was an absolute gem letting us steal some of his day to capture him wrapped up in mum’s arms. Only for a short time did he open up his big beautiful eyes and have a glimpse of what was going on around him. Not fussed with the commotion, he quickly slipped back into his baby slumber. Oh the life of a baby!&nbsp; x Rachel

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Melbourne children's photography

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<img height='448' width='817' sfref='[images]9c340853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Alateras.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> I wonder what's behind these eyes? Photographing children at this stage is so refreshing...they say exactly what they are thinking and&nbsp;ask so many wonderful questions about the world.&nbsp; At KCP Melbourne we love getting to know our clients (big and small!) and capturing the best of who they are! x Rachel &nbsp;

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The Big Red Walk- proudly supporting Kidney Health Australia

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<img sfref='[images]49360853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Nami.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> Help support Nami!!! “The Clarke family is so excited to be walking for our beautiful girl Dulcie on September 2nd.&nbsp;Most of you know that at 33 weeks gestation Dulcie was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Not only is the disease rare, the prognosis for sufferers is grim. We were devastated to be told that it was very likely that we may only have hours, at most days, to enjoy with our little girl. Needless to say, it is a miracle that she is now 6 weeks old and while the future for her is uncertain it holds much more hope than ever before. We are approaching each day with as much gratitude and positivity as possible so ...

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My Birthday Party - Melbourne Portrait Photography

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<img sfref='[images]d8150853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/Portrait_Photographer_Katrina_Christ_Photographer_on_Youtube_5.jpg?sfvrsn=0' alt='Katrina Christ Photographer' />&nbsp; I went to do a photo shoot recently and while the mummy was feeding the baby I decided to start photographing Nicholas. We started talking about his birthday party and I had to quickly flip to video. To capture this age and talking is so so precious, even his Mum couldn't believe that he just sat and talked and talked. What a gorgeous little fella, love him, (and his family)

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Newborn smiles in our Melbourne Studio

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<img sfref='[images]2b360853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Michael_layers.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> &nbsp; When Karen and Luke popped in to view their beautiful collection of family photos taken by our photographer Rachel, no-one knew (not even Karen I suspect) that she would be moved to tears!&nbsp; Hannah was just 4 and a bit weeks old for her studio photo shoot yet Rachel captured the essence of Hannah’s character with a mix of waking and sleeping shots.&nbsp; This is a really sweet image of Hannah enjoying some nicely curled up ‘tummy time’ with us and even giving us a cheeky smile for good measure!&nbsp; So pleased that there is a stunning image box collection of 15 images coming to Hannah when she is all grown up… mum and dad selected a fantastic ...

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Generation Photography - Brookfield, Brisbane

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&nbsp;What a beautiful shoot this was. Grandma Catherine wanted some photos of herself with her granddaughter Ella as she was moving away for a while with her parents. Sarah had the lucky job of taking some Candid photos of them eating yummy home-made scones with jam and cream. She also got to sample them herself ... &nbsp;well half a scone anyway! The neighbour&rsquo;s pet dog sneakily ate the other half while Sarah continued photographing! We think these shots are just so fun and show the relationship between Grandma and Ella! &nbsp;Generation Photography - Brookfield, Brisbane &nbsp; The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren

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Pet theme this week in our Hawthorn studio!

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<img height='500' width='500' sfref='[images]b0340853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Blackman_6064.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> &nbsp; We’ve had a lovely pet theme this week in the studio – one family brought their dog in for their shoot and today, it seems, I can expect to be photographing the family cat with the family!&nbsp; Great, because I love cats! Is your pet part of the family?&nbsp; Why not incorporate them into your next family portrait shoot?&nbsp; They do become part of the family, don’t they?&nbsp; Do you have a dog, a cat or maybe a more exotic animal you would love to bring into your family photographs?&nbsp; It’s only a little while to go now before we start shooting back in our client’s homes so don’t be shy about ...

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Always a good day to let your curly hair down in our Hawthorn studio!

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<img sfref='[images]28350853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/BrookesGay.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> I can only dream of what it might be like to wake with a full head of gorgeous curls like these!&nbsp; It must be fantastic though, don’t you think?&nbsp; When I was a little girl, my mum would curl my hair by wrapping handfuls of my long hair in what were known as ‘rags’ – does anyone else remember these?&nbsp; They were just strips of material really but when strategically tied and wrapped around my hair at night, they would produce the most enviable head of curls by morning!&nbsp; Years later when the ‘perm’ was all the rage, mum took me to the hairdresser for what felt like an entire day having my hair chemically treated, placed in rollers, then ...

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Melbourne baby photographer

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<img sfref='[images]f9350853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/melbourne-blogs-2012/Kane_1103.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> I remember this shoot for providing lots of enjoyment as mum Bria dressed baby Emma in various outfits – all of which were adorable.&nbsp; It is however the simplicity of this image that allows us to simply gaze and admire the beauty of a very content little baby, enjoying a little tummy time with her photographer and whose eyes are wide open, ready to take in all that is around them!

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Father's Day Competition - Melbourne Portrait Photographer

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<img sfref='[images]4a030853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/1_Fathers_Day_Competition_1.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /><img sfref='[images]54030853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/1_Fathers_Day_Competition_12.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /><img sfref='[images]d6030853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/1Fathers_Day_Competition_1234.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> <img sfref='[images]e0030853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/1Fathers_Day_Competition_4.jpg?sfvrsn=0' />

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Our Beautiful New Video!

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<img height='424' width='690' sfref='[images]ca140853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/NewBorn_Portrait_Photography_Brisbane_Melbourne_Sydney.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> What a beautiful way to start your family - gorgeous pregnancy portraits to remember this absolutely amazing time in your life! We specialise in capturing images of families at all stages of their lives - ranging from pregnancy to newborn, toddlers to teenagers, parents to grandparents. Our Signature range of black and white imagery has become synonymous with the Katrina Christ Photographer name since the studios inception in 1996. To complement this we have also recently launched our Lifestyle range of colour photography. We shoot in the comfort of your own home*. We are a also a team of all female photographers, which I know everyone loves, having pregnancy photos taken by another woman is instantly relaxing ( ...

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Pet Photographer - Brisbane

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&nbsp;Months ago we created a Cookbook, it was full of beautiful Brisbane families and their recipes. We just had to share this photo, we love it - it makes us belly laugh! Lannie was the photographer at this shoot and came back to the studio singing (that song) "....Chickity China the Chinese chicken, You have a drumstick and your ...", because Mum, Kirsten, was singing whilst cooking her home-made chicken and vege soup! Every time she sees this photos - that's what she will be singing! cooking with the kids!

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Winter play time!

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<img sfref='[images]600b0853-2bf9-6c15-8b5f-ff0000c48208' src='/images/default-source/blog/Daley_Melbourne_Portrait_Photographer.jpg?sfvrsn=0' /> Little Sebastian and his family were such a delight to photograph! Big brother Jack was so excited for his portraits, he was equally as thrilled to show off his little brother. Bouncing with joy and full of life the two boys embraced the dreary Melbourne winter for a play in the park with Mum &amp; Dad.&nbsp; Hats and gloves were in order as Jack &amp; Sebastian showed everyone how it was done. It was a special day and we can't wait to see the beautiful finished artwork.&nbsp; I can tell this family shares a lot of laughs and sharing your memories with such a close knit family was a fantastic experience!

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Portrait Expert

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Katrina Christ Expert in her field of Portrait Photography An expert is a &nbsp;person who&nbsp;has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of, or skill in a particular area. I am currently developing a video to showcase how much work goes into having a professional portrait shoot. As a Professional Portrait Photographer we would spend a minimum of half an hour prepping for a shoot emails etc. 1-2 hours travelling at our cost to your home which includes our fuel costs as well as our time. Up to 2 hours photographing you and your family to create a gorgeous mix of images. 1-1.5 hours downloading editing and proofing ready for you to view. 2 hours viewing and ordering session in our studio....

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