Monthly Archives: January 2010

last chance to win! – Sydney baby, child and family portrait photographer

OK. I promise this will be the LAST reminder about my competition. I promise! It’s just that I don’t want anyone to miss out on a chance to win some great prizes!

Here’s the deal:

You can win your share of over $800 worth of photography services and products, including free photo shoots, albums and money towards your print order.

All you have to do is:

  • visit my website ( and have a browse.
  • send me an email from the contact page and tell me which photo you like the best.

That’s it. Easy hunh?

But HURRY! Entries close midnight Sunday 31st January 2010. That’s this Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who has already entered. Good luck everyone!

Check out these cute little tootsies. They belong to my daughter, when she was very very new….. and I use them for an advertising image for karma kids, which is my other business: yoga teaching.

Oh, that reminds me, I’m about to start teaching again. Must post about that next!


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The naming of Tishkin Silk – another little book with big ideas

Millard, Glenda & Magerl, Caroline (2003). The naming of Tishkin Silk. Sydney: ABC Books.

Here’s another book that is well worth reading to your children. Actually I enjoyed it so much I would read it again just for my own pleasure. And just look at that cover*! Isn’t it beautiful? Well, the story that lies within is also beautiful. The plot is great, and the language…. oh…. so sensuous! Glenda Millard has a gift with describing things so that her readers get to not only imagine the scene, but also get a sensory experience of it. Honestly, this is a book to be savoured, to be read and re-read.

The story is about a boy, Griffin, his friend Princess Layla, and a secret in Griffin’s family that is gradually revealed throughout the book. Even as an adult reader of this book I didn’t guess the truth of what had happened in Griffin’s family until just before it was revealed. I had my suspicions, but they were not as heart-breaking as what had actually happened. I won’t give away the ‘punch line’, but I will admit to you that I wept and wept as I read the last two chapters to my daughter. I cried so much that I could hardly read the words aloud to her.

My daughter, who is only six, didn’t really get the story, or the enormity of what happened in Griffin’s family, but she did enjoy the story, especially the parts that made us laugh, and the descriptions of Griffin’s and Layla’s school. She asked for a few chapters to be read to her every night, and has also had me read the other three books in the series to her (which have been, in my opinion, just as good as this first one). I would suggest these books would be better suited to children of about 9 or 10 years of age.

I have fallen in love with all the characters in this series of books. I wish I could live with the Silk family, or at least visit them for Saturday breakfast. I want my children to have a grandmother just like Nell, and I hope my daughter gets a teacher like Miss Cherry (from the books later in the series) at school this year. Somehow I doubt she will. [SIGH.]

Here’s a list of the books in the Kingdom of Silk series (so far):

The naming of Tishkin Silk (as above).

Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (2006). Layla Queen of Hearts. Sydney: ABC Books.

Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (2008) Perry Angel’s suitcase. Sydney: ABC Books.

Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (2009) All the colours of paradise. Sydney: ABC Books.

They come with my tick of approval! Read them if you get a chance!

* Used with permission.

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Hurry! Only two weeks to get your entry in (Sydney child and family portrait photography)

You could win over $500 worth of photographic services and products, but you have to hurry! The competition ends 31st January 2010.

All you have to do is drop by my new website ( and have a browse. Then send me an email from my contacts page telling me which image you like the best. That’s it!

See my earlier post for further details if you need them.

Your chance to win is only a few clicks away!

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vividity honeymoon period – Sydney child and family portrait photography by Jennifer Taylor

To celebrate the first year of my website, I am offering special prices for A WHOLE YEAR!

Yes, that’s right. From now until the end of December 2010, I will be offering discounted prices on all my print and album products*, so if you’ve been thinking about booking a session with me, do it this year!

*Excludes the prepaid packages, but does include any extra items ordered in addition to packages.


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