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Many of you will know that I am running a little Facebook competition. Well, I’ve just learned that what I’m doing is actually against the rules. You can’t  run a competition on Facebook where people are entered into a prize drawer just for liking your page, because it means that all the people who liked your page before the competition are being entered into a raffle without their consent. Fair enough, I suppose. So, long story short, I’ll have to change how the competition is run.

It will still be linked to people liking my facebook page, but you will  have to leave a comment here on the blog to enter the competition. So far I’ve announce first, second and third prizes:

THIRD PRIZE: Three people will win a gift pack of 10 of my luxurious hand-made greeting cards. Each pack valued at at $49.50.

SECOND PRIZE: Two people will win $250.00 credit towards their print and product purchases when they have a portrait session with vividity.

FIRST PRIZE: One lucky person will win a free mini concertina album and $500.00 credit towards their print and product purchases when they have a portrait session with vividity.

GRAND PRIZE: Will be announced when I have 100 ‘likers’ on my vividity photography by Jennifer Taylor Facebook page.

BUT WAIT! Don’t go leaving comments here yet. Well, actually, it would be GREAT if you were to leave me a little love in the comments section. Go on. You know you want to. Just say “hi!”. It won’t hurt. Not one little bit.

But it won’t get you entered into the competition, either.

The competition will open up to entries once I have hit 100 likes, so keep an eye on this space.

Actually, go check out facebook, make sure you like my page there, tell all your friends about it and suggest they like it, too. And THEN watch this space.

Oh, and for those of you who are not able to come to Sydney for a shoot with me, or who are photographers yourselves, I’ll run a separate competition over on my Pompalary Blog where you can win a hand knitted or crocheted hat or scarf of your choice from my range of designs. Great for yourself, your kids, or to add to your collection of cute photo props!

And here’s a little bunch of flowers, just for you:

Oh, and please note that by entering the competition you are:

1. providing any and all information included in your entry to vividity/Jennifer Taylor, and not to Facebook,

2. acknowledging that the competition is being run by vividity/Jennifer Taylor, and not Facebook, and

3. releasing Facebook of any liability whatsoever in relation to the competition.


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Woops! I forgot!

You know that fundraiser I had earlier in the year? Well…..

No, I didn’t forget to make the donation, but I forgot to write a post! My marketing-expert friend Andrea will be horrified that I didn’t do a big song and dance about it! So….


A donation of $210.00 was made to support neonatal intensive care. Thanks very much to everyone who participated.

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Welcome to the world – {vividity, Sydney newborn photographer.}

Would you just take a look at this family? Aren’t they beautiful? I know what you’re thinking, “She says that about all the families she photographs!” I guess perhaps I do. But honestly, go on. Have a look at these people. How could you possibly take a bad photo?

I haven’t done that many newborn shoots, and this is the first time I’ve actually had a sleeping baby. Properly asleep, I mean. Not just a little catnap that is disturbed at the first sound or touch. No, this little one slept pretty well for us. And the best thing about that? No, not the images you can get, but the fact that I got to hold her while she fell asleep! How nice is it to have a newborn in your arms?

This session was quite some time ago now, but I’ve been holding off on blogging these images until the birth announcements and thank you cards were all posted. (I didn’t want to spoil those by having already posted these images.) Here are just a few images from our session. I hope you like them! So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Miss A and her gorgeous family:


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An update for clients

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now fully booked for the remainder of this year, but I have opened up my books for next year and am now scheduling portrait sessions for late January 2011. If you’d like to talk with me about booking a session, you can reach me via the ‘contact’ page on this blog, or even better, through my website. That way you can have a bit of a browse through my galleries while you’re there!

This is a busy time of year for us all, and especially busy for us photographers, with everyone wanting everything before Christmas, so I would like to thank all my clients for their patience. You WILL get your photos as soon as humanly possible!

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check out this new DVD

Here’s a set of three DVDs about photographing newborns. Yep. THREE dvds. Bet you didn’t think there’d be that much to it, did ya? It’s actually a pretty tricky gig, I reckon. Newborn shoots take a heap of preparation, and a l-o-n-g time…. not to mention lots of patience. Oh, and wet wipes. I haven’t done a newborn shoot yet where there wasn’t some wee and poop to clean up!

Anyway, if you’re interested in getting into newborn photography, then you might be interested in WINNING the set of DVDs. Check it out at SHOOT BABY! blog.


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Sydney family photographer sneak peek

Boy oh boy! Am I tired! Be careful what you wish for, folks, ’cause it might just come true. I was hoping that my photography business would pick up the pace a little this year…. and it has! Which is GREAT! But just at the moment I’m a little snowed under. So thank you to all my dear clients who are waiting so patiently for their sneak peeks, their proofing sessions, and their albums and prints. They’re coming! I promise! Just as soon as I can!

And to prove it, here are a few images from a recent shoot I did. This little guy just stole my heart. How cute is he? He was a real smiler, too, though you can’t tell from these images. He’s at that age where he’ll smile when you interact and play with him, but as soon as your face disappears behind that big black box of a camera, the smile disappears. Need to get better at releasing that shutter while I’m not looking through the lens. But that requires relinquishing some control…… Scary.

His mum and dad were really great, though. They just trusted me to do my job, and they didn’t stand behind me saying ‘sm~i~le!’. They even agreed to a location change, which is wonderful! Makes for a little more variety in the final images. I love to change location, and outfits on my shoots. Well, not my outfits. I mean my clients’ clothes.  I don’t mean that I love to change my clients’ clothes. That would just be weird. I mean I love it when my clients bring a few different outfits with them and change their own clothes during the shoot. All by themselves. With no help from me.

Anyway, I digress. Here are the images. I hope you like them, M & R.

Aren’t they a good looking family?!

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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! The  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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