Monthly Archives: July 2010

I heart faces challenge: Over your head {vividity, Sydney child and family portrait photographer}

Here’s another entry for an I heart faces challenge. Not sure whether this one is technically legal…. as you can’t quite see a whole human face. Do you reckon I’ll get away with it?

The I heart faces challenges are really fun! They’re open to anyone, no prizes (except for bragging rights if you win), and a great opportunity to network with people all over the world who share a passion for photography. Head over to the I heart faces site to check out other entries in this challenge, and to enter it yourself. Go on. You know you want to.

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What a cool idea! {How to display photos}

Check out this way of displaying photos:

Or if you want to get a little bit fancy:

They’re vinyl wall decals! Aren’t they cool? You can get them from Simple Shapes on Etsy. (All images in this post from Simple Shapes.)

Now, as a photographer, I think this is a really really bad idea, because you should be buying great big canvas prints and framed custom artwork. From me, of course! But aren’t these a great idea if you’re renting, or just want to have a changing display of family snaps in your kids’ rooms, or if you live in a student dorm or somewhere like that where you’re not allowed to actually put hooks in the walls? They’d make a great present for a teenage child who’s moving out of home to start uni or something, don’t you think?

And I’m quite taken with this idea, too: A dry erase wall decal!

But could you just imagine trying to teach the three-year-old that it’s OK to write on this bit of wall, but not that bit of wall over there? Aaaaagh!

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Another f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g day, another fabulous family – {Sydney family portrait photographer}

I think the day I shot this family was even colder and greyer than the last family shoot I did! I first met this family a few years ago when baby number two was just a little fella. And that time it was a scorcher of a day! TheĀ  shoot took quite some time, as I recall. The older boy really tested out all my skills with getting him to co-operate and have his photos taken. We spent a lot of time playing on the trampoline and in the cubby house! Still, that’s what makes us ’boutique’ photographers what we are, and different to your pixie photo booth set up in the shopping centre. We will spend some time just hanging out with you and your kids until everyone’s ready to play along, and we’ll put in the extra effort to try to capture you and your family how you are, and not offer you a mass produced product. Ah, sorry. I digress.

It was a lovely surprise to have a phone call a couple of weeks ago from L to say that she was just home from hospital with baby number three, and could I fit in a photo shoot? Actually, this little bub was a bit of a surprise for L and husband, too. They thought they were done with having babies with their two boys. And now they’re surrounded by pink, pink and more pink:

Acutally, I quite like that image in b&w:

It’s tiring work being a ballerina when you’re only two weeks old:

And finally asleep…

Here are the boys:

I hope you like this little sneak peek, L & M. I’ll be in touch soon to arrange a proofing session. Love, Jen.

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Fabulous family sneak peek {vividity, Sydney child and family photographer}


What’s with the cold weather all of a sudden? Anybody would think it was winter around here! It was a f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g weekend when I met this gorgeous family for a photo session, but they really were troopers.

I know I kept you guys out in that cold, cold weather for a long time, but I think it was worth it in the end. I hope you went home and enjoyed a piping hot chocolate (made with soy, of course, V. ;-)). Here are a few images to whet your appetite in preparation for our proofing session. Hope you like!

PS: Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up, guys. We’ve hit school holidays and photo editing time is in short supply. It has taken me four attempts to get this finished! A simple blog post shouldn’t take that long! And today I just made my kids entertain themselves while I finally made this post…. and even then it has taken me at least twice as long as it should have because I have had to keep finding more toys, more crayons, more paper, the scissors, the glue…… I’d better go and see what kind of mess the rest of the house is in!


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