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Geelong glamour photography

I’ve been working on a new style of Glamour photography for a few months now. Something that pushes the boundaries a little and is totally different to what I’m seeing a lot of at the moment, which is basically a rehashed version of glamour in the eighties! Unlike other glamour photography, which you may have seen, the style I have created is more like an art portrait of yourself. It’s something that is truly unique in Geelong and, more importantly, more unique to you as every piece is a one off. How do I do that? A special planning session is organised prior to your sitting where we sit down and work out your style. This is probably the most important part of the session as you tell me what you’d like and I convert it to a fine art. Your only limit is your imagination! Some women though aren’t exactly sure what they want, and that is why our planning session is so important. Everything from what you’ll wear to how it will all happen will be planned out. On the day of the shoot, you’re encouraged to bring a friend and have some fun. I’ve found that because of the planning, most women settle into the session quite quickly and any butterflies they may have quickly disappear. The session itself takes approximately forty five minutes. Photography by Riccardo can also organise your make up and hair for you, or you may choose to do that yourself. For more information and pricing, please feel free to Contact he studio.

 

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Geelong photographer war veterans project.

As many of you who follow my Facebook page may have seen, I am one of only two photographers in the Geelong region who is taking part in the AIPP’s Reflections Program. From the onset when this project was announced, I wanted to be a part of it. In a nutshell, we are looking to create a portrait of every ex servicemen and women who served during World War II.

There are over 14,000 World War II Veterans estimated to be living in Australia and we are inviting them to be photographed as part of one of the most ambitious photographic projects ever undertaken in Australia – to commemorate our unsung heroes of World War II in print. Obviously I won’t be photographing all 14,000 of them! Myself along with another local photographer have registered to cover the Greater Geelong region.

On completion, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) project entitled Reflections: Honouring our World War II Veterans, will provide a compelling pictorial record of returned servicemen and women living in Australia for the Australian War Memorial archives. The project is being undertaken by professional photographers across the country that have been accredited by the AIPP. We are donating our time and talent in a unique community project. Any profit from the resale of photographs will be donated to Legacy and the RSL Foundation.

“The AIPP wanted to honour veterans, whether from Australia or elsewhere, as living tributes to a time of heroism and nationalistic pride, by capturing and publishing their portraits in print. “What better time to capture our living heroes than now as we commemorate 100 years of the ANZAC tradition and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII,” “Letters and printed photographs meant absolutely everything to them back then, telling the story of their lives in their youth. It’s only fitting to contrast this with their senior years in the same way, in a timeless gift to them, their families and the nation.”

In this digital age when images can be lost in an instant, photographers know it’s the power of quality photographic prints that will live on, capturing a person, a moment in time and preserving it forever.

Each veteran will receive a complimentary Kodak printed portrait in a presentation folder to commemorate their service given some 75 years ago. Anyone who served in World War II is encouraged to register for their free portrait at www.aippveterans.com or call AIPP on (03) 9888 4111

Finally, as I mentioned, everything I am doing here is being donated. Time, talent the lot. For me it’s about honouring my late Grandfather who fought in WWII and was a prisoner of war in Russia. We were fortunate enough that he came back from the war but sadly passed away in 1983. May he Rest in Peace.

 

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Wedding photography by Riccardo

March is generally the busiest month in Geelong for wedding photography, and this year has been no different. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to photograph in some stunning locations this year. Everywhere from beautiful beaches to mansions. And I can honestly say,  myself and the bridal parties had an absolute awesome time in the process! One of my favourite things as a photographer is when I get to create a piece of art for my couples, something that they will treasure for years to come. Going with this philosophy, I have introduced a new package into my wedding collection. Something that is affordable to every bridal couple yet at the same time, gives them a unique piece of art from their wedding day. As with all my wedding products, the new piece will be hand manufactured in Italy. I will have the new album and package at the upcoming bridal wedding expo, so if you’re going to be there on the day, make sure you pop over and have a look. What makes this album so unique? Well, wedding photography (for 95% of photographers that are around at the moment) follows a formula. After the service, you quickly dash to as many locations in and around Geelong as you possibly can to get as many photographs as possible and quickly dash back to the reception….there’s a lot of rushing around. Do you really want to remember your wedding for all the rushing around? Or would you rather remember it for the art work that hangs on your walls for years to come? I know which I’d rather have. The new album is a game changer and takes the focus off the rushing around and puts the emphasis on the art. Of course, this is just one of four personally designed packages that I have available and you really need to see which is best suited for your wedding day.  So, if you’re planning a wedding and you want to find out more, Contact the studio to organise a chat. As this product is exclusive to Photography by Riccardo, it will be available to persons visiting the studio only. Below are a few images from recent weddings.

 

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Newborn photography Geelong

This is one of my most favourite things to photograph, a newborn child in their fathers arms. I don’t think that first time parents realise how quickly children grow and change. I often get asked when the best time to photograph a newborn baby after birth is and I always give the parents this guideline, if you want the real newborn baby look, then try and get it within the first five days and certainly no later than two weeks after the birth. With some new mums now staying in hospital for the first five days, the best advice I can give you is to contact the studio at least two weeks prior to your due date so we can make arrangements for me to visit the hospital. There is so much happening in the days after the birth, that many parents that I talk to afterwards say that they would’ve loved to have had a photograph of their child, but simply forgot.  Photography by Riccardo is happy to schedule a hospital visit for you, so those first few days in your new babys life aren’t missed.  Plus, as an added bonus, newborn hospital visits at either the Geelong hospital or St. John of God hospital are free. You can also register yourself or a friend at my new Baby Club page on Facebook. Baby club allows you to send a gift certificate to a friend who is expecting a baby as a gift from you to have their portraits taken. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a thing or the first $50 of the Gift Certificate! Simply fill in their details and we’ll send them a $50 gift certificate totally free, no catches or hidden costs. The certificate states that it is a gift from you and nowhere does it say that it’s a free service.  You can register yourself if you’re expecting as well and, if you have any questions, you can contact me Here. I have had people ask if they can send gift certificates of greater value and the answer is yes, you just need to contact the studio so that this can be arranged.

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Geelong photography – Weddings

Seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I photographed Carene and Damien’s wedding, but today they celebrate their fourth anniversary. I thought I’d put together a short clip of their wedding day, so they can take a trip down memory lane! I have been told more than once by couples that I have photographed that they make a point of getting their wedding album out on their anniversary and reliving the day. I actually saw a couple in Geelong on the weekend who’s wedding I’d photographed about 14 years ago. they told me that even to this day, they still have their wedding album out on their coffee table and open so that every day they can look back and remember. That’s just living proof that wedding albums should be out and admired and not tucked away in a box. Anyway, hope you enjoy Carene and Damien’s wedding day in the following clip.

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Geelong Photographer – Child Portraits

For the last year or so I’ve been playing with new designs and styles with my newborn, baby and child portraits. I’ve been a bit hesitant to show the new style, simply because I wanted to perfect it before releasing them. And anyway, good things take time don’t they!  But now, I’m close, so close in fact that I am now in the final stages of photographing and designing my samples. Because some of the new styles are so specific, they can only be photographed at certain times. Add to that the new type of paper that I will be using for these portraits and I now have something very different and exclusive. Over the next few months you’ll be seeing the future of portraits come to life on this page. Something that Geelong has never seen and only at Photography by Riccardo.

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Newborn and Baby Portrait Video

My latest creation, a short clip showcasing some of my newborn and child portrait photography. I’m really proud of the fact that I capture memories for families that last forever. Seeing a child grow from a newborn to a toddler and beyond has made me realise the importance of my profession. Most of the images you see were photographed in my Geelong based studio, but there are also some that were taken at various locations. I offer a premium service to clients wanting to have their newborn photographed in the first days after their child is born. Feel free to Contact me if you would like more information regarding this service.  I hope you enjoy watching this, maybe even grab a box of tissues before you press play!

 

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Geelong Newborn Portraits

One of the most amazing things I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this year are newborn portraits. Photographing a child that’s just a few days old and seeing the love that the new parents have for the child is definitely one of those experiences that stays with you forever. Ultimately I also get to see the child grow from a newborn to a toddler. Knowing that my portraits will grace the walls of my clients for many years is one of the most fulfilling things that a professional photographer can experience. Having been a photographer in Geelong for many years now, occasionally you also see those newborns out and about with their parents as primary school students!! Where does the time go? Here I want to share with you an image from a portrait session I photographed not long ago. Little Isla was only three days old when this was taken, so a new experience has begun in seeing her grow. I have not long introduced a new product into my range. Something that’s fairly unique to each family because it can be stylised to suit their own taste. As you may know, all of my Art Books are hand made in Italy, so I wanted a product that would give people something more than a wall portrait. I now have available my new Baby Book. It can be designed from one portrait session or, as a few of my clients have chosen to do, design it over the course of multiple sessions. It’s a bit difficult to grasp the concept of the Baby Book, so you are more than welcome to visit the studio and have a look for yourself. You can also register your details Here to receive an invitation to the new product launch coming soon.

 

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Geelong photographer Gift Voucher

Here’s a Gift Voucher that’s real value for money! There is under a week  left until Christmas! I’m not even going to attempt to go into the Geelong city centre, I imagine it’ll be chaos in there! So if you’d rather give the crowds a miss, but still want to pick up something personal and with value for money, then this is probably the thing for you. With every portrait Gift Voucher over $50 that is purchased between today and the 24th of December 2014, an extra $50 will be credited towards the voucher! So in other words, if you come in and purchase a $50 voucher, the value of the voucher will actually be $100. How many places do that?? No catches, no if’s or buts, you just get a bonus $50 added. The vouchers can be used for family portraits, newborn portraits, location portraits, glamour portraits and even the fairy portraits! But the offer strictly ends on the 24th of December 2014! Contact the studio HERE to get your voucher.

 

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Geelong photographer- Wedding

This weeks wedding video is of Anthony and Jessica’s wedding. Their wedding took place in Geelong and, as you will see in the clip, some beautiful wedding portraits were captured in and around the Geelong waterfront. Even though it was quite a chilly day (It was June after all) the bridal party had a ball. A special thanks goes to Panache cafe who were kind enough to let us use their location for some photos of the bride and groom while the rest of the bridal party enjoyed a nice warm coffee! The wedding ended with the couple celebrating their reception at Capri receptions in North Geelong. I hope you enjoy this video that captures their wedding day.

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