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Fathers Day Offer

Only two weeks to go before Fathers Day!! What will we get dad that he doesn’t already have? (Or doesn’t really need!!) Well, here’s something that he needs and, because it’s my first Fathers Day, here’s an offer that doesn’t happen very often. Anyone purchasing a Gift Certificate between now and the 6th of September 2015 will automatically double their voucher value! So for instance, if you purchase a $50 certificate, the value will actually be $100 for you to spend. Purchase a $100 voucher, and the value will actually be $200.  How many businesses give you that sort of value huh??  This offer is strictly only available until Fathers Day though, so get in contact with the studio Here to organise your Gift Certificate.

Dad’s just love a nice portrait with their child. Photography sessions can be done in our Geelong studio or on location. With Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get out and have your portraits done in one of the many beautiful spots in and around Geelong. And remember, Dad’s aren’t the only one’s who benefit from this offer because not only is a family portrait is something that lasts a lifetime and is enjoyed by the whole family, it also becomes an heirloom once your babies grow up and the grandkids come along!!

To purchase a Gift Certificate, you can contact the studio Here or simply by phoning 52 77 2221.

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Geelong Baby Portrait Club

Are you, or someone you know, expecting a baby?How would you like a free $50 Gift Certificate just by registering with the Geelong Baby Portrait Club? It’s easy, and you can register yourself or a friend. If you register a friend, they will get an email with their Gift Certificate and a note that it’s a gift from you. The Gift Certificate can be used towards your next baby or maternity portrait session. registering is easy, just fill in the form below with all the details and leave the rest to us. Don’t forget you can also Like us on Facebook and keep in touch with new Gift Certificates as they become available. Only one voucher per person can be registered. If one person s registered more than once by different people, they will get more than one voucher but can only use one voucher per sitting.

 

 

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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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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.

 

This offer has ended for the time being, but contact the studio Here to be placed on our newsletter for regular promotions

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Mothers Day 2014

I just realised that Mothers Day is a little over one month away. With the Easter break and school holidays being in between, it really doesn’t leave much time for those of you that have been thinking of surprising mum with a portrait of her children. So I just thought I’d put this out there because last year there was a few dads that spent the days leading up to Mothers Day stressing about their portraits. So I’m giving you plenty of notice this year dads!! And mums, it also gives you plenty notice to drop the hints (so you don’t end up with a new toaster for Mothers Day) Next week I’ll be releasing a Mothers Day Special. It will be a limited quantity special, so once all places are booked, then no more will be available. Keep an eye on here and my Facebook page for more details coming soon.

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Photo of the day

Here’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while! It seems that I’m either always talking about the last wedding or portrait I’ve photographed, but in actual fact, there’s so much more that happens around here than just the last wedding or portrait. In order to give my clients their perfect album or wall portrait, every image is worked on for quite some time. I don’t do quick. My images are art and art takes time. Michelangelo didn’t paint the Sistine Chapel in one weekend after all! So from now on, you’re regularly going to see the Photo of the day. This could be a photo I’m currently working on or maybe a photo I’m just trying a new technique within or maybe it’s just a photo I like and have dug out of my archives to share with you all. Which ever way, I hope you all enjoy it. For those of you who follow me on Facebook you’ll be familiar with the Photo of the day album, now regular visitors to my blog can also see what’s going on.  So today I’ll start with a photo that was taken a few years ago during a shoot for Bridal House in Geelong. Love that dress!!

 

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Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Well after months of saying I’ll get around to it, I finally did get around to it and applied for membership into the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers in the United Kingdom. This morning i was accepted. It’s a bit of a privilege really because there are only 34 photographers in the whole of Australia that are members and of those, only 9 or so are from Victoria. Which now makes me the only Geelong Photographer that’s a member!   I’ve always enjoyed a bit of a challenge and this will be a good way to measure up my wedding and portrait photography against other photographers from all around the world. Now…to win some competitions!!

 

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