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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: Laughs Holds head steady Recognises your face and scent Squeals, gurgles, coos Recognises your voice Does mini-pushups Turns towards loud sounds Bring hands together and may bat at toys Can roll over Six ...

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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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Couple portraits - Have a photo shoot with your partner!

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It is so lovely for us as photographers to photograph all types of different life stories. We often see partners once they have added a little person to their family and follow their journey from there. Every now and then though we have the lovely opportunity to photograph couples in love (with their fur babies too!). What I loved was that I have photographed Janet & family before, so to go back and see her again was just a blast! Especially the "tongs" incident! (hahaha we also get to have our own little in-jokes with our awesome clients too!). Here she is with her Mum, who jumped in for a quick photo with her daughter and the dog! Hope to ...

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Teen headshots for the entertainment/modelling industry

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I have photographed this gorgeous girl in her younger years for Talent Agency, Natalie Hall Management. After her lovely Mum contacting us, now that Sophie is older, for updated head shots, I was so excited to see the beautiful young woman Sophie has grown into. She was such a pleasure to photograph and the nicest little surprise was that she had her gorgeous German exchange student staying, Sue. It was Sue's 18th birthday that day, so we took some lovely photographs of the girls together and some special ones of Sue by herself :) 

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Corporate photography at home

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I have photographed this beautiful Mum AND business woman on several occasions - both in a corporate setting (with her amazing team at Consolid8) as well as with her lovely husband, kids and pets (including horses!!). This photo shoot was focused on Tanya and designed to be corporate images, but we captured her at home to give the images that more 'relaxed' feel as well as being more genuine and something a little bit different! We were able to play with different colours and backgrounds to give Tanya a range of images to use for different professional occasions!

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Photo shoots are so much more interesting with TWO sets of twins!

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Two sets of TWINS! Yes, you heard right! Sooooo much fun at this photo shoot as these four cute kids rallied around Mum and had some gorgeous portraits taken with her and with each other! They were quite cheeky during their photo shoot as we wandered around their family home to take lots of different lifestyle portraits. It was so gorgeous to go back and see how much these kiddies have grown (we have photographed them two times before). I can't wait to see them next time.....as the early teen years approach for the older set of twins! Thank you for having me again xo

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Corporate Photography to help you land your dream job or promotion

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Most people think Corporate photo shoots and think "boring", but in a very digital age where we are always growing our ideas and looking at different ways of doing things, we find corporate photography is becoming much more relaxed, natural, innovative and true to your personality. A corporate photograph can still be fun or abstract, yet professional. It's all about sending the right message to your client, or in the case of this lovely Qantas employee, your employer. She decided when going for a job promotion within Qantas, to take the initiative to include a professional photo of her in uniform to show her professionalism, pride in her appearance and her determination and excitement! And how FABULOUS does she look? ...

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Happy Easter from the Katrina Christ Photographer Team!

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Yaaaaay! It's that time of year again..... it has finally cooled down but the sun is still shining beautifully. It's school holidays AND a nice long weekend for Mum & Dad to spend with the family! We have LOVED photographing our gorgeous families over the Easter School Holidays! The Brisbane studio will also be having a long weekend.....Look forward to seeing you HOP back into it on Tuesday! Happy Easter & stay safe!! The KCP Team xxxxx  Ideas for the kids this Easter! ​

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Supporting the community with our photography!

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We LOVE supporting this beautiful team of ladies - the Mummy's Wish Foundation. They are so special and support beautiful Aussie Mums and their families through cancer diagnosis. Their mission and vision are as follows: ​ Mission: To support Australian families with children aged 12 years and under through the provision of practical, immediate and non-means tested support whilst Mum is receiving treatment for cancer. Vision: Manage the distressing impact of cancer on Mums and their family units. ​ We were lucky enough to have the new General Manager visit our studio so we could meet the new lovely face managing this brilliant team! We provide the corporate headshots for everyone on the team as part of our contribution to the Mummy's ...

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2 month old babies - such a cute age to photograph!

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It is amazing how different your little baby is after that initial 4 weeks. At the 2 - 3 month age they really start to chubby-up, look around more and follow you or the light and the of course......the smiles begin! And it's not just the smile on his lips, this little man was smiling with those big beautiful eyes too! It was a stormy Friday afternoon, so it took a few cuddles, but Lucas showed us how big and strong he was in his individual little portraits and enjoyed his little nudie rudie photo shoot. I think the sweetest thing from the afternoon was baby Lucas' Grandma. This is her first grandbaby and she is totally in love with ...

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Catching up with Families for their next photo shoot

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I had a wonderful time yesterday afternoon photographing this beautiful Brisbane family again, so exciting as I hadn't visited them since 2013 when Kim's eldest son was just entering his pre-teen years. He has the most beautiful smile and is a great big brother. This day he was a bit of a superstar for me and we captured some pretty special moments with his Mum.  It was amazing to see his little sister had also transformed from toddler into a little lady! So many giggles had when they have grown up a little more and interact like mini adults, hehe! Kim also thought to have her Mum, Sister and Nephew at the photo shoot, which was brilliant as we were able ...

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Daddy is super proud of his new baby girl - Brisbane Photos

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These new Brisbane parents have such a beautiful love story - both coming from South America 16 long years ago, they met on the plane and the rest is history. They set-up their life together here in Australia with their two adorable dogs and now they have welcomed their newborn baby girl, Emma, into their world. She is a pretty little baby and loved being cuddled! Her fur-siblings seems to also love her, but are still learning that she is only small, I am sure in no time she will be running around pulling their tails :) How lovely this new Mum also has her brother staying with her from overseas! A new baby is always a wonderful time when ...

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Professional corporate photos that truly reflect you and your business!

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In the digital business environment we live in this day and age, it is important to maintain a professional profile when communicating with your clients and also building a trusting relationship with them. Having your professional corporate photos taken by a qualified photographer means you can convey exactly how you want the business world to see you. Your professional headshot is an investment in yourself and you will find yourself utilising it across so many mediums, in this digital age. "Professional" corporate photos doesn't always mean structured and posed headshots, we like to find the right setting, outfit and hair and make-up styling to reflect a genuine and relaxed, yet professional portrait for you. We recommend changing the location/background, changing outfits & ...

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