November 1, 2013

Brisbane Newborn Photographer – Dominik’s Newborn Session

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Brisbane Newborn Photographer – Dominik's Newborn Session

I am so excited to share with you the gorgeous little Dominik. He is such a gorgeous little spanish baby and he was devine through his whole session. All he did was sleep through the whole session except stop for a feed once. He is such a happy go lucky baby which is awesome. We got to capture some amazing photos of him and he didnt move a peep. Newborn sessions to me are such an important milestone to capture in life. They grow so fast and before your eyes.

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October 21, 2013

Brisbane Family Photographer- WIN a Family Session!

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Brisbane Family Photographer – Win a Family Session!

Xmas is just around the corner and that makes me want to spoil a special family that may need the lucky break to get them feeling good about themselves again. I want to be able to gift a session to a deserving family that may have had a bad year or are going through a rough patch in their lives that couldn't afford to book in to get up to date family photos. If you know someone that really really deserves to WIN this voucher I want you to please email on angie@desiretoinspirephotography.com.au with their story. You can not vote for yourself. It must be someone else other than your own family. I will choose the winner on October 30th from the story I think is most deserving. The decision will be final. The voucher includes $100 towards prints but extra prints and products will be available to purchase from the Viewing session.

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October 21, 2013

Brisbane Portrait Photographer – Xmas Mini Sessions

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Brisbane Portrait Photographer- Xmas Mini Sessions

OMG! Xmas is only 64 days away! This year has gone so fast I cant believe it! It has been a pretty busy year for us with lots of changes in my business. 

Anyhow have you been wondering what you should buy the family for xmas? Up to date photos are one of the best presents you can gift family. These are memories that they will cherish for many years to come rather than something you think they might like but ends up in the bottom draw and never looked at again. Photos are something that will last forever and wont be shoved in the draw to be forgotten about. 

With all of this in mind I have decided to offer a ONCE in a lifetime opportunity at this price, XMAS MINI SESSIONS. This will enable you to capture some up to date family photos or photos of the kids to cater for all the families presents. Wow what an easy day shopping that will be :)

Products havent been included as to keep costs down for you but they can absolutely be purchased at your viewing session. These mini sessions will be held on the 2nd and 3rd November. 5 sessions each day will be available. In studio timeslots will be 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm on both days and On Location timeslots will be 430pm on both days. 

This offer is not available with any other offer. It is valued at $495 so you are saving $310! Awesome!

These spots will be given to the first person to secure the spot with 50% payment within 2days of booking your spot. If payment isnt received in that time it will be put back up as still available or go to the next person in line.

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September 19, 2013

Brisbane Birth Photographer – Award Winning Birth Photographer

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Brisbane Birth Photographer – Award Winning Birth Photographer

Wow is an understatement! It has always be a dream of mine to be up against my idols in photography in both Australia and Internationally. I set myself a goal to get awarded atleast a silver from the Australian Professional Photography Awards being held in Melbourne last weekend. I have worked so hard to continue building my skills in what I love, that being photography. One area that I have a passion for is Birth Sessions. I love that I can have the opportunity to tell a story of ones labour through to the birth of a new life into this world. I love all the emotions that go along with the birthing experience. I love that I get to capture the expression on the mums face when she gets to see her newborn baby for the first time, the first feed, dads first hold, the first family photo, the first weigh in, first measurements etc etc. These memories are just PRICELESS!! 

A dream of mine was to capture a Natural Birth of twins and that dream came true when a friend was able to recommend a client to me that was due to give birth naturally to twins. Yay! I was so so excited to be able to have this opportunity. It was always my goal to submit a series of images for the awards so I could tell the judges the story of the twins birth into the world. Sam was definitely a super mum when it came to labour and giving birth to two babies not just one. I take my hat off to her committment to birthing her babies without any pain relief. Well done! The birth was AMAZING and all went to plan so I was able to capture some AMAZING photos for Stuart and Sam but also to submit for the National Awards.

I designed my layout and got all my 4 images printed ready to be matted for the submission, booked my accommodation and airfares to head off to the awards so I could be there for the judging process. This is such a nail biting experience that is for sure. There was 3083 images being judged over 3 days and not all will be awarded. approx 33% make it through for an award. I sat there on friday watching the Illustrative category which was fine as I wasnt in that category. I wasnt nervous at all.

Come Saturday morning when the judging for family was starting at 8am in 2 rooms. This was my day! My legs were shaking, my stomach was churning and I was hanging off the edge of my seat waiting for them to turn my image around to judge! Intense to say the least! There is a panel of 5 judges from all different genres of photography to give it a fair all round judging. If the Image scores 80-84 its a Silver, 85-89 is Silver Distinction, 90-94 is Gold, 95-100 is Gold Distinction. Well mine scored 68,69,78,85. I have figured that its extremely hard to get any newborns images to score a silver and the same for maternity as they arent as unique and very common images to be entered. So my answer to that is I wont be entering that genre again lol. One of my birth stories missed being reviewed for Silver by only 1 point. 

I had 3 judges tell me that I shouldve entered my birth stories into the Documentary category instead of the Family category which now makes sense. As most may know that the lighting in a birth suite is usually very little or awful lighting so its hard to set the lighting up how it needs to be due to the circumstances at the time. In the family category the lighting is judged whereas in the Documentary category the lighting isnt judged due to the nature of being documentary and not usually having the time to set the lighting to the right exposure. So now I know for next year so I can hopefully scored higher points :) Bring it on!

To give you some statistics on the images entered and what they were awarded I will list them for you to give you an idea on how hard it is to received a Silver Distinction like I did for one of my Birth stories. 

For the Australian Professional Photography Awards there was 3083 entries in total, with 962 images awarded silver (31.32% of the total entries), 244 awarded Silver Distinction (7.94%), 87 Gold Awards (2.83%) and only 7 Gold Distinction (0.23% pf images entered) 





So that gives you an idea of how hard the competition is to get what I got. I was in the 7.94% to get a Silver Distinction Award!  How proud I am to receive it too!  Thanks for everyones support to get where I am today achieving my lifelong dream of being a professional photographer. 

I am so passionate about what I do and feel so proud when I hear my clients raving about their images to their friends and family. I love all the little nice comments on my facebook pages. It truly makes my day! 

I have posted my images below that I decided to enter in the awards. All I can say is BRING ON NEXT YEAR!!! I want to go out with a bang in 2014!

I hope you enjoy checking out the images and if you are looking for a photograher for your Birth, Wedding, Glamour, Newborn, Maternity or any other session please contact me and I will be only to happy to capture some amazing memories for you to look at for many years to come!

This first image is my winning image scoring 85 :) Silver Distinction!

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This is my second image scoring 78 Bronze Award

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This is my 3rd Image scoring 69 (very hard competition to get a newborn image through to silver or above)

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This is my 4th image scoring 68 (the judges don't seem to understand maternity images as majority of maternity entries didnt make it to silver :( )

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Book your session with me today so we can create memories that will last forever!

 

September 3, 2013

Brisbane Newborn Photographer – Why pay a professional?

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Brisbane Newborn Photographer – Why pay a professional?

Why are Professional Photographers perceived to be so expensive?

In this digital age where everyone has digital cameras, scanners and home "photo printers", when people upload their photos to a local website or go into a shop and pick up a few hours later, we hear this all the time. How in the world do Professional Photographers charge $80 for a 12×8 when they cost just a few dollars at kmart?

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May 6, 2013

Brisbane Portrait Photographer – Behind the scenes

Brisbane Portrait Photographer – Behind the scenes 

Hello to all my lovely fans. I thought it was time to tell you a bit about myself and why I do what I do to give you all a bit of insight.

Photography for me has been almost a lifelong goal for me to run my own photography business but the timing was wrong. I have always been the one behind the camera everywhere I went, birthdays, conferences, events etc etc. I was always the one getting asked to take the photos all the time at different events in my previous career which was awesome as I was always learning new tips and things along the way.

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March 5, 2013

Rebecca & Allan’s Family Session

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Gorgeous Family Session

I had the pleasure to meet such a gorgeous family of 3 that lives just around the corner from me to do their family session. They had the most gorgeous little toddler called Bella. Her golden blonde ringlets were to die for. I couldn't get enough pictures of her and her curls. She wasn't too impressed about getting pictures done on the day but we persisted and got some amazing shots of her anyway I couldn't wait to download all the images straight after the shoot so I could see all the gorgeous pics and start editing. I finished all the editing by the next day so back comes Rebecca and Allan to see there photos, boy what a hard decision it was cause there was so many gorgeous photos to choose from. We ended up with a wall collection of Canvas Prints that I can't wait to see up on their wall real soon. Here is a selection of the images from Rebecca and Allan's family session. 

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February 8, 2013

Gorgeous family photos by the lake!

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 Gorgeous Family photos by the lake!

What an amazing family at that!

Towards the end of last year I had the opportunity to set up a stall at a Girls night in Fundraiser at Oxley State School where I donated a couple of vouchers for a session with me. They decided to Auction off my vouchers to raise more money and I was so lucky that the lovely Petrice won the Auction for the session with me. We thought it was never going to happen with the weather that was against us each weekend we had it booked in for we had huge storms so it would've been too wet for the photos we were wanting to achieve. Finally we got in just before xmas and we took the photos in the golden hour of the afternoon which was absolutely gorgeous! Gorgeous light and perfect weather which made our day! Petrice and Paul have 2 boys and hadn't had any family photos for over 8 years so this was an awesome opportunity to get some great photos before the boys were too old to want nice family photos lol. I managed to captured their personalities perfectly Petrice told me which made me so warm and fuzzy with such nice compliments. I love my job so much that I love the compliments from my gorgeous clients when they love their photos that much. I received an email yesterday from Petrice about her photos so I'll share it with you all.

"WOW! What a great surprise we got after having our first professional family photo shoot in over 8 years. With busy lives it always seemed easier to ‘put off’ a family shoot for another year, but soon ‘next year’ turned in to 8 years, and with 2 growing boys we stopped and realised that the right time was now. As we all know all you have to do is blink and our babies are grown. The kids were hesitant to say the least but soon they were putty in Angie’s hands…she made us all feel so comfortable and at home we hardly noticed that she was taking photos at all. After a few laughs, and a lovely relaxed afternoon, we waited in anticipation to see the result of Angie’s hard work. There were so many gorgeous shots that the biggest problem was deciding which ones to choose to hang on our wall! If you are thinking about having a professional photo session, stop thinking about it and do it. Make the time to capture the memories of today, we did and we are so happy with the result.

Thanks Angie, you really did capture our personalities!" This makes me think that there is way too many families that put off getting family photos done before its too late. You never know when your time is up so please book in for a session today to capture the memories now before the are a faded memory in the past. Don't put off tomorrow, what can be captured today! So true! I loved every minute of this session with the Pascoe Family, I look forward to future sessions with this gorgeous family :) Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do! Angie xxx    family photos by the lake

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