Category Archives for "Family"

Are Your Family Photographs at Risk to Disappear?

kiss photograpyiPhones are great, aren’t they? They’re easy to carry around and you can simply take it out of your pocket or bag, snap a cute shot of your children or pets, and you’re done. But, many people don’t realize that this good thing can bring about what many are calling a Digital Dark Age.

What is a Digital Dark Age and how can you keep your family photographs safe from this? I am going to take a look and help you keep your memories alive for decades to come.

Just What is a Digital Dark Age?

At a conference in San Jose, California, one of the “fathers of the Internet” Vint Cerf warned people about a Digital Dark Age. What is the Digital Dark Age? It is a time where we could lose quite a bit, if not all, of our digital documentation.

We all love technology and feel that it will help us preserve our memories for generations. However, Cerf warned people that relying so heavily on technology will most likely create an information black hole.

We could lose information about what is going on in our world, and, much to my horror, we could lose images and family photographs. There could be whole generations who might not know what their great-great grandparents looked like simply because those photos were lost in the Digital Dark Age. 

Does This Only Apply to Smartphone Images?

Several people only think of smartphone photos as possibly being lost, but there are so many people who also want their professional family photographs in digital format. In fact, so many people want them in just digital format – nothing physical.

This is terrifying to think about, and as a photographer with an immense passion to help capture memories that can last lifetimes, it is something I worry about. I always strongly encourage clients to get printed photographs, and provide printed photos with my services. 

How Can You Keep Your Family Photographs Safe from This?

The solution is actually quite easy and is one that has been done for decades, long before digital was even an idea. Physical printed photographs! Not only will printing your photographs keep them safe, but it also provides gorgeous wall decoration and fills up photo books.

When you print off your photographs, whether smartphone or professional, you will give future generations the chance to see what you looked like and how you lived life. Don’t worry, protecting your printed photographs is easy – frame them or put them in a photo book and you’re done. 

Get Professional, Printed Photographs Today

Getting excellent, professional family photographs is a great way to ensure that you not only have great photos but that they will last for ages. Call me today and we can chat about a great session, and you can get gorgeous printed photographs to keep and save.

Don’t fall victim to the Digital Dark Age – get your photos printed and keep them around for your family to enjoy.

Talk later,
Margherita :)

Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Unique Framing Projects

Protecting Family Photographs: Make Them Last the Ages

Why it is an Absolute Must to Get Family Holiday Photography

beach-portraitTravelling is quite a lot of fun, isn’t it? You get to see new sights and visit your cherished places, all while having a fun time. When it comes to getting photos on your travels, it can be hard to get great snaps of you with your whole family. And I am here to tell you just why you should get family holiday photography, especially if you are visiting the Brisbane area. 

4 Reasons You Should Get Family Holiday Photography

Just what are the reasons for why you should get family holiday photography? Let’s take a look! 

  • You Want to be in Your Photos With Your Family

When you’re on holiday, you want to get as many photos as possible, right? This means that you often are the one behind the camera and aren’t in many, if any, photos with your family.

If someone else takes the photos, that means they won’t be in the photos either. This is always tough, but if you get professional family photography done while in Brisbane, you can definitely avoid this problem. 

  • You Can Capture the Gorgeous Brisbane Locations Professionally

Brisbane is a gorgeous city here in Australia – I absolutely adore it. And when you get professional family holiday photography, you get the chance to capture the area. As a professional photographer, I know just how to capture you along with the sights perfectly, making the images something you will long be proud of. 

  • You Will Have Mementos from Your Stay to Share Back Home

Having mementos of your travels is wonderful, and family holiday photography is a great way to capture great mementos that are one-of-a-kind. When you get professional photos done while out on holiday, you will be able to create memories that you will long cherish. You will also be immensely proud to show these off to the family and friends who did not come along on the trip. 

  • You Can Enjoy the Sights Without Being Stuck Behind Your Phone

If you rely on yourself to take the photos while out with your family, you might just realize you spend more time behind your phone than actually enjoying things. Smartphones are wonderful, but they really can detract from the beauty of surrounding areas when you’re constantly taking photos on them.

Getting family holiday photography means that you will be able to enjoy all of the gorgeous elements without being stuck behind that phone. 

  • Family Holiday Photography is a Great Way to Have Fun

To ensure that you have a great time with your family, you should get family holiday photography done. This will be the perfect way to laugh and smile as you have fun running around all the locations. You will also find that everyone in your family is perfectly relaxed, which is exactly what you want on holiday.

Get Your Holiday Photos the Next Time You are Here

The next time that you are in the Brisbane area for your holidays make sure you get some gorgeous photos taken. Simply contact me before you head out on your travels and we can arrange the perfect time and location.

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Visiting Australia? Get Family Holiday Photographs

3 Gorgeous Reasons to Get Family Beach Photography This Year

Capture Your Life With Professional Lifestyle Family Photographs

Sept26Don’t you just love to capture gorgeous memories with your family? Of course you do. However, sometimes, when your family might not look like the “classic” family, you might think all you really need to do is capture the memories with your iPhone camera. Do you really need family photographs if you don’t have the classic makeup of a family? I firmly believe that you most certainly do! Let’s look at how professional lifestyle family photographs can give you gorgeous images no matter what your family looks like.

What Makes a Photo a Lifestyle Portrait?

Just what do I mean by a lifestyle portrait? Simple, really. A lifestyle portrait can capture the things you and your family enjoy together. Do you and your spouse collect and work on motorbikes? Then that can make a gorgeous lifestyle portrait. What about owning horses or an old home? Again, perfect for professional lifestyle family photographs. Anything that is part of your life can be made into stunning lifestyle portraits that can capture your unique personality. 

3 Excellent Reasons to Capture Your Life with Lifestyle Family Photographs

Why should you get professional lifestyle family photographs? I am going to take a look and some excellent reasons to help you capture amazing memories in a gorgeous, professional way. 

  1. Families All Look Amazingly Different

The one thing I absolutely enjoy about family photography is just how unique each and every family is. Your family might just be you and your significant other without any children, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get family photographs. You might be older, and enjoying time with your spouse, and want to get photographs of just you two instead of the entire family – that is perfectly fine and creates stunning images. 

  1. Your Passions and Hobbies Make Your Family Wonderful

Your passions and hobbies make gorgeous portraits when it comes to professional lifestyle family photographs. No matter what you are passionate about or your hobby is, you can capture it with great professional photography. Do you like to walk out in nature with your animals? Perfect! Do you prefer hanging about in the city? That is just as perfect, too. 

  1. Capturing Great Life Achievements is Always Wonderful

Another great reason to get professional lifestyle family photography is that this is the perfect opportunity to capture life achievements. If you bought an amazing boat or have a home that has been in the family for generations, these are excellent for a lifestyle portrait. No matter your life achievement, you can capture it digitally, keeping the memory around for a long time. 

Get Your Professional Lifestyle Family Photographs, Today!

Now that you know that your family, no matter what it looks like, can get gorgeous, professional lifestyle family photography, it’s time to get them done. All you need to do is simply call me, and we can chat about what you want to capture in your lifestyle portraits, and I can help you create amazing memories. Contact me, today!

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

 
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Lifestyle Portraits: Taking Photographs on Your Boat

The Dos and Don’ts of Shooting Family Portraits

3 Amazing Must-Have Ideas for All of Your Family Photographs

children-photo-shootLife is incredibly busy for all of us, which makes it absolutely difficult to consider getting family photographs. You don’t want to go through the whole ordeal of going to a studio, taking a long time there, and then spending a lot of money on several photographs. In fact, getting tons of photos can be disconcerting when you realize you are only going to showcase a handful. This tends to keep people away from getting family photographs, but I have some amazing ideas that can help you get the right amount of perfect photos.

3 Incredible Must-Have Ideas for Family Photographs

It will be exciting to get your basic family photographs taken each year, giving you something amazing to look back at later in life. Let’s take a look at some great ideas for your yearly or bi-yearly family photographs.

  1. Get a Photograph of the Whole Family 

This is a great shot that showcases what your family looks like and captures everyone’s personalities. I love seeing families together, and getting this shot will help you create long-lasting memories for you to hold on to throughout the years. Your children will also absolutely love these when they look back on them. And, if you love to share your photographs on your walls, a shot of the entire family is a perfect idea. 

  1. Get Great Shots of Your Child or Children Together 

One of the reasons I suggest getting family photographs yearly or bi-yearly is to catch each stage as your child or children grow. A gorgeous way to do this is to get photographs of your children together, and you can even get separate photos of each if you want individual shots. This will be a great way to capture their growth and will be so fun to look back on as they grow up. 

  1. A Shot of You and Your Spouse 

While you want to get shots of your entire family, you should also make sure to get gorgeous photographs of you and your spouse or significant other. My clients always cherish these shots, and I can assure you that these are simply lovely to look back on and share memories with each other. 

Bonus Idea: Get a Photograph of Each Parent With Each Child 

Another excellent idea for family photographs is to get one with each parent and child together. Your children will all love this, and it will be amazing to look back on as you and your child age. Trust me when I say that these images are simply gorgeous and perfect for every single family.

Don’t Hesitate – Get Your Family Portraits, Today! 

You don’t need to keep putting off your family photographs – simply call me and we can capture these excellent ideas. Once each of these are taken, your session will be over and you will get stunning images back that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Give me a call and we can chat about your family’s favourite locations, getting the best photos for everyone!

Talk soon,
Margherita :)
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Time Moves On: Getting Family Portraits

Brisbane Family Reunion Photography

3 Gorgeous Reasons to Get Family Beach Photography This Year

Sept041Looking for great ideas for family photography doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many great things you can do from having photos taken in your own backyard to going to parks or having family beach photography. All of these are excellent, but I absolutely adore family beach photography because it is perfect for relaxed, gorgeous images. I want to take a look at just why you should consider getting beach photography for your family portraits and how much you will love them!

3 Perfect Reasons to Get Family Beach Photography

Are family photos on the beach a good idea? I think so! In case you need a bit more convincing than just my word, let me show you a few excellent reasons.

  1. There is Nothing Quite Like the Sand and Ocean 

When you go out to the beach, you will realize that there is no way you could have had a similar experience anywhere else. There is nothing like the sand between your toes and the sounds of the ocean in the background. Every aspect of getting family beach photography will be immensely relaxing and adds an amazing flair to your photographs. When you head to the beach for your portraits, you can fully expect to get images in return that you will be proud to display in your home and show to family and friends. 

  1. You Can Feel Gorgeous With the Wind Blowing Through Your Hair 

Feeling gorgeous in your photographs is incredible and something many people look for when it comes to family portraits. You don’t want to feel all stuffy in a session, which is why family beach photography is an excellent idea. When you go to the beach, women and girls with long hair can wear their hair down. In fact, you can style it in gorgeous beach waves, which will look simply stunning as the wind blows through your hair. I love this and call it mermaid hair – it looks absolutely lovely. 

  1. You and Your Family Will Be Amazingly Relaxed 

The absolute best reason to get family beach photography is because you and your family will all be immensely relaxed. The beach always has a relaxing element to it that is perfect for family photos. It also gives you the chance to run around and play with your children, laughing and giggling about everything that happens. This will help make your photographs look gorgeous and natural, providing you with images you will cherish for many years. You can even bring your family dog, which will add yet another fun aspect to the photos, giving you the chance to have such an amazing time with your family. 

Let’s Go to the Beach! 

As you can see, family beach photography is a perfect idea for your next family portrait session. If you would like to get photography on the beach, don’t hesitate to call me. Let’s have a chat about your session and plan something that will be both epic and fun for your whole family!

Talk soon,
Margherita :)
 
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Family Photography Beautiful Memories for the Whole Family

Outdoor Family Photos

Why You Should Get Family Photographs in Brisbane

Sept07I absolutely love family photographs and wish everyone would get them taken. It is a great time and everyone who gets their portraits taken finds it to be relaxing and just a wonderful time. Many times, I have clients who aren’t entirely sure just where they should get their family photos taken, and I am going to look at a few great locations. Getting family photographs in Brisbane makes for some gorgeous photos that you will be proud to show off and gives you the chance to get some wonderful, unique portraits. Let’s look at a few locations around Brisbane that are perfect for your family photographs.

  1. Brisbane and the Gorgeous Cityscape

A wonderful aspect about Brisbane is its gorgeous cityscape. I love taking family photographs in Brisbane and capturing the city in the background. It looks stunning and creates a wonderful atmosphere for families. We can go to locations to capture the entire city in the background, and we can even go into the city and capture lovely urban photos that are sure to make everyone in your family happy. In fact, this is perfect for teenagers as they tend to be more relaxed when going to older buildings and getting photos that look edgy. 

  1. Jacarandas Make for a Gorgeous Backdrop

Jacarandas are simply stunning, aren’t they? They make for a lovely backdrop, and I’ve taken several photos of families with laneways lined with jacarandas. This can add a gorgeous touch to any photo, and the colour will simply pop from the photos. I have many clients who love their photos that incorporate gorgeous jacarandas and are immensely proud of them. 

  1. The Gold Coast Provides Beautiful Portraits for Families

If you like beach photography, then the Gold Coast is the perfect place. It allows for people to relax and wear their favourite clothing while running around the beach. This is great for young children because they get to play around the whole beach with the ocean in the background. You will find that when getting family photographs in Brisbane, this is a perfectly wonderful idea. 

  1. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs Create Stunning Photos

If you want to capture the whole Brisbane cityscape, or just want to capture some stunning scenery, then the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a perfect location. I love taking portraits here because this location provides a beautiful setting that all families adore. You can also get gorgeous photos of the river, and we can go down to it for great family portraits. This is perfect if you have a boat you would like to get portraits taken on, or just want to have some family fun down by the river.

If you are looking for great family photographs in Brisbane, then contact me and we can chat. I will help you find the best location for you and your family, and give you excellent tips to make your session incredible. Contact me today!

Talk soon,
Margherita :)
 
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Creative Family Photography Brisbane

Getting Great Holiday Photographs When Visiting Australia

Why Professional Family Photographs Are for You

familyFamily portraits are perfect because they can capture so many amazing memories. They give families time to relax and enjoy each other, but many families aren’t sure if professional family photographs are for them. I truly believe they are for every family, no matter what your family looks like, and will be perfect for you. I am going to take a look at just why I think professional family photographs are excellent and why you should get some taken!

  1. Professional Family Photographs Capture Gorgeous Memories

When you get professional family photographs, you are given the chance to capture gorgeous memories together. It is easy and stress-free to have a professional take your photographs, which means that you and your family will be relaxed in every photo. A relaxed family means excellent images that you will be proud to hang up on your wall and show off to your friends and extended family. When I do your photos, we can go down to the Gold Coast, or to various stunning Brisbane locations that will add an amazing element to these memories. As I said, you will be incredibly proud of your family photos when you get them taken by a professional! 

  1. Photos Are Perfect for Capturing Your Children and Yourself at Younger Ages

If you keep pushing off getting professional family photographs, you are getting further away from capturing everyone at younger ages. If you miss this chance, you will find yourself wishing you had more photos with your children when you and they were younger. Getting professional family photographs to capture these wonderful ages is absolutely wonderful and important, and you will be immensely pleased with the results. 

  1. Everyone Will Be in the Portraits

I’ve met many clients who’ve attempted to take their own family portraits, but they always find that someone is always missing. Whoever is taking the photo will likely not be in it, or, if they use a timer, they might just miss it. In fact, using a timer can mean for a disastrous family portrait session! This is why it is a perfectly wonderful idea to get professional family photographs. Every single person you want in the photographs will be in them, helping you, and myself, capture perfect family portraits. 

  1. You Will Cherish Them Like You Cherish Your Old Family Photographs

Think back to the old, professional family photos you have in your collection; now think about how much you cherish them. This is how it will be for future generations when it comes to your professional family photographs. They will love to look back at them, talk about the style of your clothes, how much they look like others in the photos, and more.

As you can see, professional family photographs are a great idea and can help you create and capture long-lasting memories. If you would like to get professional photos done, then contact me and we can chat. I will help you discover which locations will be perfect for your family, getting the best photos for you. Contact me, today!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

 
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Frequently Asked Questions about Family Photography Sessions

Creative family photography Brisbane

Protecting Family Photographs: Make Them Last the Ages

kiss photographyFamily portraits are wonderful treasures that I know all of my clients adore. Something many adore even more are their old photos of previous generations. I have had many clients who have brought along gorgeous photo books of old portraits that show off their entire family. I think it is simply lovely to look back through these photographs to see what their families looked like. Many of my clients always want to know how they can make sure their photographs last just as long as the old ones, as well as protecting family photographs for longer. I am going to take a look at how protecting family photographs can be easy and a great idea to help your portraits last decades.

Get The Photos Professionally Scanned and Repaired

One of the first things I suggest to my clients with their old family photographs is to scan them, have them digitally repaired, and put into a gorgeous photo book. This is great when protecting family photographs, and also creates a stunning book that will be lovely to pass down throughout the generations. This gives you the chance to get your old photographs retouched, and you can even have them physically repaired to make them look as good as new while preserving them in the safe pages of a book.

Do Not Touch Photographs By Hand

When you handle your photographs, you need to make sure that, whether they are old or new, you do not touch them with your fingers. The oils in our skin can cause problems with the photo paper, smudging the photographs and making them deteriorate over time. Use gloves when you are holding your photos or put them into a book to leaf through without worrying about the oil from your hands getting on the pictures.

Keep Them Out of Direct Sunlight

Protecting family photographs also requires you to make sure the photos are not in direct sunlight. Many times, people don’t consider this and hang their portraits on walls directly across from large windows. However, this can fade your photos over time, and make them grungy-looking quickly. Keep them in a darker place that doesn’t have direct light that will fade the photographs for the best results. If you aren’t planning on hanging all of your portraits, you should either put them into a book or in a tightly sealed photo box.

Frame all Photos to Protect Them

Hanging photographs is something we all want to do because we want to show off our favourite, gorgeous family photographs. When it comes to protecting family photographs and hanging them, you need to make sure they are framed first. This will help keep dust off of the photographs, and if you have a solid frame and background, pesky geckos, and other animals or bugs will have a hard time getting to the photograph.

If you would like suggestions on where to find someone to help you when it comes to protecting family photographs, give me a call and we can chat. I can help you find expert framers to protect your photos, as well as helping you find a place to repair and scan in your old family photos. Contact me, today!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Unique Portrait Framing Projects

3 Ways to Protect Your Portraits

Lifestyle Family Photographs: What Are They and Why Should You Get Them?

family-and-dogEach and every family is different, no matter if the family has children, pets, or specific, fun hobbies. I love the different family types I have photographed and have come across many people who want family portraits yet don’t know if they are able to since their family isn’t very traditional. One thing that I absolutely love about family photos is that people can get lifestyle family photographs to capture their unique family, protecting their memories and keeping them alive and well for decades. I am going to take a look at lifestyle family photographs, what they are, and why I think they are perfect for your unique family.

What are Lifestyle Family Photographs?

Lifestyle family photographs are incredible photos that capture families no matter what the make-up of the family looks like. I have photographed spouses together with their motorbikes, capturing their fun, amazing hobbies with them relax, laughing, and having a great time. I have also captured older couples who have grown children, yet now have boats or other achievements they want to capture in their older life with their whole family together. Regardless of hobbies or what their families look like, these people have some incredible memories they need and want to capture, which, in my opinion, makes lifestyle family photographs a perfect idea. 

What Can You Do in a Lifestyle Family Portrait?

A lifestyle family photo does not have to focus just on hobbies or collections, but can also include animals, achievements, and more. If you have children, you can have them in these photos, or if you do not have children, you can capture what your family looks like with your spouse, significant other, siblings, or pets. I have captured families who own horses with gorgeous homes that have been in the family for generations, and captured many great images of large and small families that they all cherish and greatly enjoy. 

Should You Get These Types of Photos?

I fully believe that everyone should get lifestyle family photographs to capture their memories, keeping them alive for their loved ones. Every single one of my clients who has had lifestyle photos taken simply enjoy them and love how the photographs captured their lives perfectly. Many have these photos hanging proudly on their walls and show them off in perfect photo books that help capture and showcase these incredible memories. If you are questioning whether or not you should get lifestyle family photographs, now is the time to stop questioning and get them taken. I promise you won’t regret it.

If you are looking for excellent lifestyle family photographs, then do not hesitate to contact me! We chat about what you want in your portraits so that I can capture these perfect images of your incredible family, no matter what it looks like. We can discuss gorgeous locations that are perfect for your collections, hobbies, pets, or family members. Contact me, today, to set up your lifestyle family photo session!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)
Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Family Photography Beautiful Memories for the Whole Family

Lifestyle Portraits for Couples

Including Pets in Your Family Photography: Gorgeous Memories for All

pet photographyI know how precious pets are to every single family; as a family we had a Doberman and adored him. Because of this, I know just how important including pets in photography is when it comes to family photos. It is a great idea to bring along your beloved pet or to have a house-based session with the animals you have. I am going to look at the different animals that are perfect for family photography and how you can prepare for a gorgeous, fun session with your family and pets.

Cats Are Gorgeous for Photos But Need to Be Photographed at Home

There are many people out there who are cat people, but cats can be difficult to photograph unless they are very well trained. Including pets, especially cats, in photography means you need to know just what your pet can handle. I find it easier to do cat photography at a person’s home where the cat is comfortable and is more likely to pose for pictures. Again, some cats aren’t trained to sit still when getting a picture taken and we all know how difficult and stubborn they can be when they choose to! It can help to get your cat used to a camera before the session, making them more likely to sit still for a brief time to get gorgeous photographs of them. 

Dogs Are Great but Need the Chance to Run Before the Session

Dogs are the best and easiest animals to include in photography. They are fun to be around and always seem to be posing in a happy manner. When including pets such as dogs in family photography, make sure you let them run and play before the session. This will help tire them out enough to sit while getting pictures taken. However, you shouldn’t run them around too much, as pictures where everyone is playing with the dog are gorgeous! This will help make everyone happy and relaxed, creating gorgeous images that you will simply adore. 

Including Pets in Photography Isn’t Limited to One Type

When including pets in photography, you aren’t limited to just dogs or cats, you can have any of your pets in your photos. They all matter and are just as important no matter what. I’ve photographed adorable pet rats and have captured gorgeous images of horses walking around their fields or even on the beach. I have even photographed snakes, which is just incredible to see when looking back through the photos! Including pets in photography is a great way to keep the memory of your favourite pet alive and no pet will ever be excluded from that.

If you want to get gorgeous images by including pets in your family photography, then give me a call and we can chat. I love photographing animals, and as I mentioned, I know just how important they are to our lives. When you call, we can talk about the pets you have and your ideas for photos. I can also give any tips you may need regarding your pets and set up the best location, whether a park, beach or your home to capture the pets in the best way possible. Contact me today to learn more!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

Liked this post? You can share it below.

Follow me on  Facebook with the buttons up the top of this page.

Or leave a comment below!

Related Posts

Including Dogs In Your Family Portraits

Photographs with Horses: The Perfect Family Portraits