10 Fine Art Prints Giveaway

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10th Birthday Celebration – Week 4 We’re in Week 4 of our 10th Birthday Celebration, and the giveaways are continuing! Here’s what we’ve been up to so far: Week 1 – $10,000 Family Portrait Giveaway Week 2 – Family Photographer Interview Series and Client Giveaways Week 3 – Free Portrait Sessions and 10% Off For Previous Clients   Art Photography Keeps The Fire Burning It’s no secret that I love photographing Family Portraits, and love creating special personalised artworks to decorate family homes all around Read More

Cloudy With A Chance of Family Portraits

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  Asako and her family had driven from Avalon, up at the northern end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to Bronte – about an hour’s drive away in the Eastern Suburbs – for their family portraits. I was a bit worried about the weather, and if we’d get rained out or not, given how far Asako had driven to see me! I was so humbled that they’d driven so far to have me photograph their family, that I was determined to make it work, one way Read More

10 Week Family Challenge Week 4

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The 10 Week Family Challenge is a weekly series of easy, inexpensive challenge activities – ways you can spend quality time with your family, make beautiful memories for your kids, and have some fun all at the same time! Each week we’ll issue the new challenge for you to take with your family. You get to report back by either commenting on this post, or adding your photo and story to our 10 Week Family Challenge Album on our Facebook page. For all the backstory, and previous weeks’ challenges, Read More

Free Portrait Sessions + 10% Off for Previous Clients

10 Percent Off plus Free Shoots for Existing Clients

Are you an Existing Client of ours? Have you been thinking about updating your family portraits? Did you know Mother’s Day is only FOUR weeks away? We’re into our 3rd week of our 10th Birthday Celebration, and we’ve got a fabulous special offer this week for all of our existing clients. Did I mention that Family Portraits are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day for yourself, your wife, or your Mum? ;-) On top of offering Free Portrait Sessions in 2014 for all existing clients Read More

Family Portraits at Sydney Park

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For some reason, clouds followed me when I shot these family portraits at Sydney Park with Nicole and Jason. I photographed their wedding back in 2009, they’ve since added two lovely boys to their family. What’s even more unusual is that the clouds followed us on their wedding day too – we only narrowly escaped rain at the ceremony, snuck out for some beautiful sunshine at Observatory Hill for some location shots, before getting rained in at the reception! The good news is that the rain held Read More

Happy Snapper – Southern Courier Article

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Our lovely friends at the Southern Courier printed this article in last weeks’ edition. I thought you might be interested in reading it, so here’s the article:   Happy Snapper – Israel’s Gift to the Community SNAP happy is the only way to describe Coogee photographer Israel Smith, whose wide smile is almost as big as his heart. The family portrait photographer, who was named the runner-up in the 2009 Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year, spent eight years, from 2006-2014, volunteering his time and Read More

10 Week Family Challenge Week 3

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  The 10 Week Family Challenge is a weekly series of easy, inexpensive challenge activities – ways you can spend quality time with your family, make beautiful memories for your kids, and have some fun all at the same time! Each week we’ll issue the new challenge for you to take with your family. You get to report back by either commenting on this post, or adding your photo and story to our 10 Week Family Challenge Album on our Facebook page. If you’d like to know the back Read More

Family Photographer Interviews – #1 Angela and Chad

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This is the first in a series of Family Photographer Interviews. In this series – starting in Week 2 of our 10th Birthday Celebration – I will be interviewing some of our long-term clients about their experiences with us, and why photography is so important to them. Today’s interview is with Angela and Chad, a gorgeous couple who met with me about shooting their wedding back in 2008. Over the years we’ve been in touch quite regularly, and have become great friends. The relationships I Read More

$10,000 Family Portrait Giveaway – Winners Announced

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Finally, it’s time to announce the winners of our $10,000 Family Portrait Giveaway! Firstly, a big thankyou to everyone who entered and shared this competition around. We weren’t sure how something like this would go, but it far exceeded our expectations, and the buzz has been fantastic. Now, on to the winners. The full list of entrants was downloaded this morning, and everyone who shared the competition page received extra entries into the list according with how many times they shared. Then, we used random.org Read More

10 Week Family Challenge Week 2

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The 10 Week Family Challenge is a weekly series of easy, inexpensive challenge activities – ways you can spend quality time with your family, make beautiful memories for your kids, and have some fun all at the same time! Each week we’ll issue the new challenge for you to take with your family. You get to report back by either commenting on this post, or adding your photo and story to our 10 Week Family Challenge Album on our Facebook page. If you’d like to know the back story Read More