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Photographing the newest addition to this gorgeous Brisbane Family!

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What an experience seeing little toddlers we once photographed as teeny tiny newborn babies, now being big brothers or sisters to the newest sibling addition to the family. I photographed this gorgeous Brisbane family when they welcome their son, Riley, into the world. He has grown up to be the most divine little man with thick blonde hair and those poppy dog eyes we all adore! And what an awesome big brother he is to Eloise, who looks so similar to her brother! The family came to our East Brisbane studio for their photo shoot, so all of the ladies in the office got to goo-goo-ga-ga over these two cuties!

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Photographing the most precious baby girl and her fur baby brother

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It's VERY easy to get caught up in the beauty and magic of a newborn baby and we always want to just snuggle them up, but it's also such a beautiful thing to see two parents who just adore their new baby girl - it definitely helps that they have beautiful, gentle, Irish accents that are very calming to listen to. There is no doubt that little Olivia is TOTALLY adored. She has a head of amazing hair which has little blonde tips at the end, and when she opens her eyes, they are so glorious and dark blue! Her big bro (Malone), who is the family dog, was incredibly adorable and well behaved to!

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Corporate photos are useful for many things and a great confidence booster!

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We actually really enjoy our corporate shoots! It is an opportunity to produce a stunning yet professional image, that also conveys who YOU really are. A lot of people dread having headshots taken, but we like to keep it fun, relaxing and creative. We want you to have an image you are proud to show off and that you look at and feel like it is faithful to YOU! This beautiful woman had her hair and make-up done professionally at our studio with the gorgeous Melissa Coleman before her photo shoot and brought several outfit changes with her so she could mix up her look. The most rewarding thing to come from this photo shoot was the fact that Raelea ...

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Visiting our little Brisbane Families again and again!

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It is so excited and a little bit mind blowing when we get to visit our little Families again, whether just to update family photos or because a new addition has arrived - which was the case visiting this gorgeous family again! Adding another boy to their tribe - they now have three perfect children. I photographed their gorgeous little girl when she was just 12 days old (now 2.5 years old!) and to see her as a toddler now with the best little personality was amazing. Her little brother looked very similar to his older siblings when they were only little. Jett was only 5 days old at this photo shoot, but oh so strong! And his siblings are ...

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Corporate shoot with style at our Brisbane Studio!

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My girlfriend Stacey called me for some head shots to promote her business Vital Beauty Carina This little beauty is one of my favourites from the photo shoot and made my heart so happy when Stacey had mentioned there was so much feedback that she looked just like her beautiful late Mum. I love that this could be seen in this stunning headshot and the different and impacting affect that these shots have for different people. 

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Precious moments photographing just Mum & the kids!

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This gorgeous Brisbane Mummy won a beautiful metal art & photo shoot I donated to her kiddies school and it was such a pleasure to photograph her with her beautiful children! Her darling girl was turning 8 on the day we photographed them, what a cool way to mark the occasion. The most beautiful smiles, we had a lot of fun together. I truly love it when a Mum (who is usually standing BEHIND the camera or too busy making things happen in the background to be photographed) is able to just have that quality time, cuddles & laughs with her children! It's precious interactions that are captured forever on their wall! Cool things to do with Mum!

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Photographing twins and their younger sister :)

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Three's trouble - hahaha not really....these three are sooooo gorgeous and we have been so lucky to visit this beautiful Brisbane family many times! I can't believe how the girls look like triplets! (we have two gorgeous twins and their younger sister by 2 years). They all get along so well and just played and laughed at their photo shoot! We have visited them at home as well as taken the extended family (cousins, grandparents, aunts & uncles) to the park for beautiful generation photo shoots. Look at their amazing curls!! So lovely to see you all again (and again, after we had to revisit to photograph one of the gorgeous girls I thought I'd photographed because they all look ...

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5STAR Review - Brisbane Photographer

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Thank you thank you Ho Family, your review warms our hearts! We love what we do. &nbsp;We would like to thank Katrina, Aleisha and your team for our first family photoshoot when we have Sophia, our first child. Having the photoshoot session at our own home made the whole experience so relaxed and so much memorable. We absolutely love the black and white newborn photos and we are so proud to hang it on our wall now! We also enjoyed the private consultation at your studio and thank you Katrina for being so patient with us when we have hard time choosing the photos&nbsp;<img height='16' width='16' role='presentation' src='https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/f4c/1/16/1f642.png' />:)&nbsp;Overall, a very pleasant and memorable experience. Definitely a 5STAR rating from us, and will recommend ...

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Thank you Yvette - Brisbane Newborn Portraits

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Just wanted to share the gorgeous words from a beautiful family...&nbsp; &nbsp;What a wonderful experience! Katrina came to my home and we had such a fun morning in the backyard. It ended up being quite messy which was half of the fun! Babies and four legged fur babies made for lots of great smiles, laughs and endless memories. We then collected our beautiful pieces and they will be in our lives forever! It truly was a moment in time captured so beautifully. Katrina you are VERY talented! Can't wait to get more done!!! LOVE your work lovely ladies xxxx https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=cr&amp;ei=67NmWb7CI-nDXreRouAK#q=katrina+christ+photographer&amp;lrd=0x6b915a39d520cb81:0x526ab555a8af351b,1,

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The cutest siblings having a banana bread break at their photo shoot

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Awww these two are absolutely adorable together, bouncing off each other's imagination and making each other laugh at their family photo shoot. They are at that gorgeous toddler age where they are both chatting and very interactive with each other and the adults :) Happy to perform and play, the kids did eventually need a break and so they had some delicious banana bread that they absolutely loved! So lovely catching up with this growing Brisbane family again and to see the kids are now the best of buddies! (not so much the case last photo shoot, hehehe). We can't wait to visit you down the track again.&nbsp;

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Visiting our favourite families for updated photos!

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It's pretty heart-warming being invited back to a family's home to continue to photograph their family as they get older or add another little one! We have been fortunate enough to capture this beautiful Brisbane family on several occasions - including with all of the grandparents and other siblings/cousins! This time the focus was on the youngest boy of three, little Luca (with his gorgeous little hat). He got to play with his brothers and also work the camera by himself and have his own mini photo shoot (as his older brothers have done at the same age). So cute and so many giggles!

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Colour Lifestyle Generation Photo Shoot Outdoors!

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We love love love our generation photo shoots, they are so special for many reasons. The main reason of course being able to see EXTENDED families being able to spend that really special time together, all in one place, laughing, crying, running around and cuddling. It's truly precious and also makes us as photographers go home to our family and cuddle them! And organise more extended family time with OUR families too! How lovely to be able to travel a little bit out of Brisbane, towards the water at the Bayside Sea Scouts&nbsp;in Manly and spend the afternoon photographing this lovely family again. It was wonderful to see you all with new additions a little ones growing :)&nbsp;

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Baby pulls out the tricks at family photo shoot!

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It's always a real joy when you see parents squeal with excitement when their newborn bub does something amazing! In the case of beautiful baby Sophia, we found out she is an absolute champion tummy timer! I think Dad was especially proud as he cheered her on while she found her balance, it was very cute! And now mum and dad can see the photographs of this little milestone on their wall every day :) We had a beautiful combination of clothed and skin on skin photographs at this family photoshoot. We find babies often enjoy the skin on skin time with mum and dad and little Sophia was no exception. Love the precious memories this family will have forever!...

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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 &amp; Daddy. She entered this world at only 27.5 weeks and after 10 weeks in Mater Mothers, Mum &amp; 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&nbsp; feeling a little unsure about her corporate head shots (as most people do!). So we organised for the lovely Melissa Coleman&nbsp;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!&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;

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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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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&nbsp;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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