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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 :)

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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 :)

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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 :)
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portrait photographyAs mums, we all can have a rough time getting family photographs taken. There is always something going on that we need to be part of, and a lot of times we don’t always feel up to getting portraits taken. However, as a mum, I fully believe that family photographs are absolutely important and I think we should all stop procrastinating and get excellent photographs we will adore. Family photograph sessions can be absolutely enjoyable and you will definitely find that you will have an incredible time making memories with your family. I want to take a look at just why you need to stop procrastinating and get gorgeous family photographs, today!

3 Amazing Reasons You Should Get Professional Family Photographs

There are many reasons why you should get photos of your family, but I am going to look at the top reasons I believe you need them. These are great reasons, and, in the end, you will be absolutely thrilled that you decided to get family photographs taken – trust me.

  1. Mums Can Always be Part of the Family Photographs

When it comes time to take photographs at birthday parties, days out to the beach or park, or any other amazing event, mums are often left out of the photos. This is because we are usually behind the camera getting great snaps of our children, but this means that one day you will realise you aren’t in many if any, photos. You don’t want this to happen, and you want your children to be able to have excellent photos with their entire family. When you get family photographs, you have the chance to be in the photos with everyone, creating long-lasting memories that everyone will cherish.

  1. You Want to Capture the Memories as They Are Happening

 Catching memories as they happen is another excellent reason for family photography. You don’t want to wait until such-and-such happens because you will miss out on some amazing opportunities. A great thing that many of my clients do is get yearly photographs of them with their children, capturing everyone’s style at the moment (which is always fun to look back at). Having yearly portraits taken will also capture the growth of all the little ones in your family, which is amazing to look back on when they are all grown up. 

  1. Professional Photography Helps Capture Everyone in the Best Light 

One reason many mums give for not wanting to be in photos is that they don’t like how they look when the photos are developed or put on the computer. However, the main reason for this is because the person is taking photos on their own camera without any professional photo experience. Getting professional family photographs is a great way to capture everyone in the best light, and you will be so relaxed and happy that you will love how the photos turn out. 

Stop Procrastinating and Get Stunning Portraits!

Now is the time to stop procrastinating and get gorgeous family photographs that you will adore. Simply give me a call and we can chat about everything you’d like to see in your photos. I can even give you tips for them making sure your portraits turn out exactly how you want them to.

Talk soon,
Mergherita :)
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Teen Photography: The Best Ways to Make Sure Teenagers Love Their Photos

Sept79Teen photography can be a tricky thing that many parents aren’t sure how to work with. It can be great fun, however, and I’ve had many happy clients who loved their photos, and the teens loved them as well. When you give teens more room to have fun and be themselves during a family photography session, you are going to have a better chance of getting stunning portraits of everyone. I am going to look at some of the most amazing ways that you can get your teenagers excited for family photos. Let’s take a look!

3 Excellent Ways to Get Your Teenagers Excited about Family Photographs

There are several ways you can amp up excitement about teen photography with your reluctant teens, but I am going to focus on three ways I’ve found to be immensely successful. Try these with your teenagers to see just how easy your next family portrait session will be.

  1. Let Your Teens Wake Up Later in the Day

Many times, my clients want to get up earlier in the day to get their family photographs done. While this is great, many times, teenagers will fight tooth and nail because they’d rather sleep in. When doing teen photography, I always encourage my clients to do their sessions later in the day, giving their teenagers time to sleep in and wake up later. This will help them not be quite as grumpy, making the photo session go amazingly well. 

  1. Encourage Them to Wear What They Want To

Another thing teens tend to dread about family photographs is wearing something they don’t like. When you get teen photography done for your family portraits, consider encouraging your teen to wear whatever he or she would like to. This will help make your teen more comfortable, and can add even more relaxation to a family photograph session. Everyone can be comfortable, in their favourite clothes, and you will simply love how the photographs turn out. 

  1. Go to Fun, Exciting Urban Locations for Great, Edgy Teen Photography

Depending on your teen, he or she might prefer going to more urban, edgy places for their photographs. While the beach and other locations are gorgeous for family photos, urban locations can really help encourage teens to relax and take great photos. However, if your teenager loves the outdoors, choosing a great park or somewhere he or she loves will be a better idea. Just go with what you know your teen enjoys, and you will be able to get some stunning shots that you will be immensely proud of. 

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When it comes to teen photography, there are many things you can do to encourage your teen to have a great time. Contact me today and we can chat about your family session and more ways to involve your teen, making it a wonderful experience. If you have any questions or would like more tips for teen photography, don’t hesitate to ask!
Talk soon,
Margherita :)
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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 :)
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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 :)

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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 :)
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family-portrait-poseOver the years, I’ve had different clients that see a forecast for rain and call me to see if we need to reschedule. I always tell them we don’t need to, and that it can be a fun adventure. In fact, most of the time, the weather will change or it will simply be overcast which gives off a gorgeous glow and perfect lighting for any photo. I am going to take a look at just why you should get rainy day family photographs and how much fun you will have with you and your family!

  1. Overcast Skies Are Perfect Lighting

As I mentioned earlier, something that is absolutely fantastic about rainy day family photographs is that the overcast skies provide perfect lighting. You will find that you won’t be squinting due to bright sunlight, and the light is so natural and gorgeous. I’ve taken many photos of families under overcast skies, and the light has turned out to be simply magical, creating gorgeous photos the families adored and still cherish. 

  1. It is a Great Chance to Be Relaxed and Have Fun

Rainy day family photographs provide such a wonderful chance to take time to relax, laugh, and have a great time. Many people worry that rain can ruin a photo session, but it ends up making the whole experience fun for everyone. When your children are running around playing in the puddles and laughing, I am able to capture their gorgeous, cheeky personalities, which will create perfect photographs. You will also feel relaxed just by running around and having fun, as well, and I can capture your fun personality along with your children! 

  1. Rainy Day Family Photographs Provide an Adventure

When it comes to taking family photographs, many people think the session needs to be serious. However, I love when families make the day a whole adventure because that provides them with the chance for natural photos. When you get rainy day family photographs, you will have the perfect chance to have an adventure and make your photos unique. Your kids, and even teenagers, will be more willing to participate in family photos if the session isn’t too serious, and rainy days provide the perfect and fun adventure. 

I love rainy day portraits and I am sure that you will love them, too. When you give me a call, we can talk about what you initially want in your photos, but if the forecast starts to call for rain, don’t reschedule! We can work this to our benefit, and create stunning photographs that you will cherish forever and will be proud to share with other family and friends. If it does start to rain, we can chat about the next steps and go from there. Let’s have an incredible adventure!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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Sept041Beach photographs always look simply amazing, don’t they? I love taking family beach photographs, and I know that many families absolutely enjoy them. When you get beach photos taken, it gives you the chance to create gorgeous memories with your family, and you will get some stunning images that you will be proud to hand down. Family beach photographs are a perfect opportunity to unwind, let the wind blow through your hair, and simply have an amazing time. There are some things to consider when you get beach photography, and I am going to take a quick look at them!

  1. Keep the Weather in Mind

When you get family beach photographs, you always need to keep the weather in mind. I’ve had families who had beach photos done right before a storm, and it was gorgeous lighting. Thankfully we got the photos done before it started raining! However, I’ve also had times where it just started raining too hard to continue. We can always reschedule, so don’t worry about that. I’ve also had families who had an amazing time playing in the rain when it started sprinkling, which created some gorgeous photos. Always keep the weather in mind and figure out just how you want to continue if something happens. 

  1. Do You Mind Your Hair Blowing All Around?

If you are someone who wants your hair to stay a certain way or wants to spend time doing your child’s hair in a cute style, then family beach photographs may not be for you. When you are out on the beach, you will be faced with a lot of wind that will blow your hair all around. This makes for some great photos and creates what I call “mermaid hair,” which I simply love. However, if you don’t want this to happen, then you should consider not having your photos taken on the beach. 

  1. You Will Have an Amazingly Relaxed Time

One of the best things about getting photographs on the beach is that you will be amazingly relaxed the entire time. There is nothing like the sea air and the wind in your hair to add to the relaxation, and trust me when I say that when you’re relaxed, your photos will turn out absolutely stunning! Your smiles will be natural, I can capture you as you laugh with joy, and you will simply have fun, which should always happen when you get family photographs. 

  1. Family Beach Photographs Great Wonderful Memories

Family beach photographs give you the chance to have some amazing fun with your family and create great memories. Everyone gets to run around, jumping and playing, which makes the photo process much more fun for children. Even parents have a lot of fun running with their kids and laughing. I’ve captured so many gorgeous photographs of families simply laughing and playing together while on the beach. Such wonderful memories!

If you want to get some stunning family beach photography, then contact me and we can chat. I can give you some great suggestions and tell you what to expect. I love doing photographs on the beach for families, and I would love to give you the opportunity to take time to relax while getting gorgeous family photographs. Contact me, today.

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Margherita :)

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