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How can you not smile at these images when you see the mischief on these gorgeous boy’s faces?!

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Photographing this little family was an absolute pleasure and we played and giggled through the entire shoot. I can’t wait to meet their new addition soon!

This gorgeous little dude Cooper, soon to be a big brother, rolled up to the shoot in his Mini Cooper – by far the best entrance to a shoot that I have ever seen! What a character!

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When scheduling an outdoor portrait session with Fresh Imagery, you may notice that we recommend shooting during a very precise time of day – generally the last sixty to ninety minutes before the sun has completely set.
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This special window known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” is the period of time when the light from the sun is at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused across the entire sky, the light creates a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skintones and deliciously warm portraits.
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During midday, when every ray of the sun seems to find its way to our delicate, overexposed skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it’s better to schedule outdoor shooting during the Golden Hour when the sun still works its magic—but in our favour.
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You can book your Golden Hour shoot with Bridgette by clicking here.
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Thank you so much to all of the lovely friends and families out there that nominated love ones for Fresh Imagery’s ‘Giving back some sunshine’ family shoot.

The response was overwhelming and I was brought to tears so many times reading through the unbelievable stories of these brave and deserving families.

I wish I could gift a shoot and digital images to each of these families, but sadly I can’t.

However, as I have two gorgeous mini assistants, (who may or may not have started fighting and arguing over who got to pull a name out of the hat), I decided to do two name draws and giveaway two family shoots complete with all of the digital images! Yay!

Ok, so now I need you to imagine a really cool drumroll……………..

…..congratulations to Natasha & Dion and family and also Kylee & Ben and family!

I’m really, really looking forward to talking to you guys soon and organising your family shoots!

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Fresh Imagery is looking for a family who needs some sunshine put back into their lives. Do you know a family that is having a hard time at the moment?

We would like to help by giving one family a complimentary photo shoot and full resolution digital images from their shoot!

All you have to do is send a message on our contact form here or send an email to hello@freshimagery.com.au with a sentence or two as to who you are nominating (it can be yourself and your family or a friend of yours), and why you think they deserve some love from Fresh Imagery.

Please include the names of each family member and your contact email address and phone number so that we can get in touch.

All of the names of the nominated families will be put into a hat and one lucky family will receive a complimentary photo shoot and the full resolution digital images from their photo shoot.

Please get your nominations in by midnight Friday 20th June 2014.

Please note that the shoot will take place at an amazing location in the Barossa (yet to be determined) before 31st August 2014.

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I hope that some of what I wrote in my first post of Tips on how to rock your family pictures (you can read it here) have helped some of you to prepare for your upcoming family photo shoots! Here are a few more tips that I thought I would share to make sure that you are fully prepared for your shoot!

What time is best?

The best time of the day for photographs is just after sunrise and before sunset. At these times of the day the sun is lower, less harsh and has optimal light for great images. Most families opt for morning shoots as the kids are ‘fresher,’ less exhausted and happier in the morning but it all depends on what works with your family.

Expect the unexpected

As a mother, I know that things don’t always go to plan and that occasionally children may not be in the mood for photos.  That’s ok, it happens all the time and we can work with that!

Children will pick up if you are tense or stressed and it will also come across in the photographs.

Kids will be kids, one of the things I love most about working with kids is that they are unpredictable. Be prepared for tantrums, for fast-moving energy filled kids, and general chaos!  That is the beauty of having family photos, you will be able to look back on them and remember exactly how life was and what funny quirky stage your kids were going through at the time!

The best way to prepare kids is to talk with them before your shoot and let them know what will be happening.

Things that can come in handy at a family photo shoot

  • It’s a great idea to bring a change of clothes for small children, we all know how easily they can get dirty or have an ‘accident’.
  • Bring baby wipes, dummies/comfort toys, but only bring toys/comforters that you are happy to appear in the photos.
  • Some snacks for little ones, but please don’t bring any food or drinks that could stain their clothes, teeth or face (like coloured drinks or lollies).
  • Willingness to be silly. Kids love it when parents are silly and play and have fun with them and that’s exactly what you want to capture in family photos.

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There is just one last thing that you need to remember………..relax and have some fun!

 

If you would like to book a family session with me in and around the beautiful Barossa Valley, all you have to do is click here!

Pregnancy………

full of waiting,

of wonder and anticipation,

of worry and delight.

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The first question that I get asked after booking a family session is “What should we wear?” I have been shooting families for a few years now and have seen what does and doesn’t come out well in photographs. I hope that these tips will help all Mum’s stress less and help them feel confident that what they dress the family in will look great in their photographs.

It looks best in photos if everyone’s outfits complement each other, (this most definitely doesn’t mean ‘matchy- matchy’), we don’t want clothing to dominate the portrait. It is best if all outfits are a similar tone (pick a tone/colour and then pair it with a neutral).

To avoid distractions stay away from big lines, logos and graphics but definitely have some fun with your accessories. Accessories like scarves, belts and jewelry are a fab way to introduce colour and awesome textures to your outfit.

When my family had our portraits done, I found that picking my outfit was the most difficult. With that in mind, I’d recommend that Mum’s pick their favourite dress or outfit that they are comfortable in and then build the rest of the family’s outfits from there.

The beautiful (and very clever) Mummy in the photos below knew that she was decorating her lounge room with red accessories, so she brought red into her family photos.  That way, when she she hung her large family portraits on her lounge room walls, they looked fantastic and complemented the rest of the room. Something you may want to keep in mind when choosing outfits.

Relax, Be Comfortable

The most important thing to remember when having a family shoot is to be ‘you.’ One way to put a husband that isn’t feeling great about family portraits (trust me, a lot don’t), at ease is letting them and the rest of the family just ‘be themselves’.

I love taking photos of families that have fun at their shoots and are real, after all, you’re getting family photos so you remember this particular time in your life. When you look at images of families having fun and being themselves it shows through in the pictures and makes for some amazing memories whenever you look at your portraits up on your walls!

Check back soon for part two of tips on how to rock your family photographs!

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We are so excited to let you know that Fresh Imagery is now officially based in the stunning Barossa Valley! Woohoo!

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We’ve been working towards this move for such a long time and can’t quite believe that we are finally here. Every time I walk outside I’m reminded of how blessed we are with all of the stunning photo shoot locations and amazing scenery everywhere.

I’m also so happy to have a brand spanking new website, (and happy to be rid of the old slow one), and will keep it updated with recent shoots so check back regularly. It’s been such a long time since we updated our very neglected Facebook page but it’s now up and running again and would love you to head over there and ‘like’ the page and say Hi.

I’m also now an Accredited Professional Photographer and a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). What does that mean you ask? I think that the AIPP’s explanation says it all. “An accredited professional combines a love and passion for their craft with a dedication to running their business in an ethical, and professional manner and a desire to give you the ultimate customer experience.”

In case you are new to Fresh Imagery, I specialise in family, child, newborn, baby and maternity portrait photography. I love to shoot natural fun portraits that capture exactly who you are as a family. Working with kids makes me happy, I LOVE getting to know them and watching their little personality shine through.

Take advantage of the amazing locations that the Barossa has to offer today with an on location outdoor portrait session with Fresh Imagery. Wall art of your family portraits make the best gifts for yourself and all of your loved ones.

Call me on 0400 69 3636 or email hello@freshimagery.com.au to book your shoot today, I hope to hear from you soon!