I am excited to introduce 3 of my brand new beautiful backdrops.
Whilst black and white will always be classic backgrounds, these themes add a fun element to your portfolio of images. They will look stunning hanging on your wall!
You can choose 2 themed backdrops with a full studio session that incorporates both black and white backdrops, or you can replace the white and have 3 themed backdrops. Extra themed backdrops can be added to the session if you wish.
You can also choose a mini session with a single drop.
Add something different to grace your walls with a gorgeous chromaluxe print or canvas, or a group of images that will be a real talking point!
Backgrounds are suited mainly for one to two dogs, but it is dog size dependant. I can easily fit 3 small dogs.
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Looking forward to creating some wonderful fun images for you!
I LOVE photobooks!!!
I recently had a wonderful opportunity to photograph the cute little Lucy for a couple of days. Coolum area and the beach was the theme, as it has a special place in Lucy's owner's heart. We did morning and afternoon at the beach, and street and town shots as well to round off the 'story".
Lucy is a dream dog to work with as she is so well trained.
The surf was a bit rougher than normal, with a cyclone playing out Fiji way. Poor little Lucy had a bad fright when a rogue wave came rushing in, and swept her off her feet. I know about rogue waves, one got me in the morning, and I nearly went swimming with my camera! Both Lucy and I kept a close eye out on the waves after that!
The beauty of having a full day, or a couple of days is that you can do a few different areas in both the morning and afternoon, and create a great selection of photos.
I have the beach in my list of themes, but these are usually just morning or afternoon sessions. However, if you would like to create a wider selection of images to make up a lovely story, then this is the way to go!
Lucy’s mum purchased the cd option, and she will be creating her own photo book, putting in the words she would like and creating her story, rather than just an album of images. This is a wonderful treasure to have forever.
I have photobooks of images I have taken, especially my birds, and my overseas trips. I love sitting down with a coffee and flicking through the books, reading my little stories and reliving the moment. These will be coming with me when the day comes that I have to go to a nursing home!
I cannot express enough how great photobooks are! That is what makes digital so great. Yes, I can do an album of the best photos, at a cost to you, but you can create your own ‘story’ with the cd of digital images. Add your own words, create your special memories. There is just so much you can do.
Quite a few companies offer specials, so try them out and see which one you like the best. Currently I am using photobookclub.
I love seeing art on the wall, but I love seeing the rest of the images in a book! A pet's life is more than just one or two great photos!
I would love to hear if you have done photobooks, especially of your furry family.
I am very excited to announce a new item to my range.... personalised crate/luggage tags! An idea that was spawned by a friend who said that sometimes it was hard for people to know which crate belonged to which dog when someone else is taking your dog back for you at a trial/event. Last year someone left their crate behind at the state trials, and no-one knew whom it belonged to. Lucky she realised in time to get back and collect it before everyone went home!
It is also a fun way to dress up your crate, and show off your dog!
How many times have you thought that was your bag on the airport carousel, only to realise it wasn't yours as you have pulled it off. Having one of your personalised tags is fantastic, there can be no mistaking your bag! You can have your contact details on there too, in case of lost luggage. And people will admire your tag!
Tags are available in FRP, which is a very tough durable gloss finish plastic, with a worm loop for attaching to just about anything, but you can use something else if you prefer, like a split ring.
The tags are double sided, so you can have a different image on both sides. Your name and mobile number can also be added (handy for when you do leave things behind), and the number can be a smaller print size so that you can't see it from a distance. Or simply have the 2 pictures of your dog.
At present I do not have an auto upload page to order, so please send me an email with what you would like, your pictures if you are supplying the pictures, and I will pass on payment details etc.
FRP tags come in 4 inch round, 3.5 inch square, and in a smaller rectangle... 1.75 x 3.5 inches.
Looking for a gift idea? I think these make fantastic pressies!!
Blogs are not really my thing, but it is a fantastic way to pass on information!
I certainly read blogs from other people to learn things, and see what they are up to. So now that we are into 2016 by nearly a week (horror), I have set my goal to try and write a blog once in a while!
And so for my first blog, I would like to announce a new phase to my business now that the December rush of Santa photos is over. I find it amazing how many people love to have Santa photos taken with their pooches (and rats, ducks, cats……) Lol, not all pooches think it a wonderful idea, and hats off to the santas who helped raise over $2500 for animal rescue groups this Dec.
So my news is that I will now be printing a selection of items, one of them being coffee mugs! You can order with whatever wording you would like with your image, and for some events where I can get a logo, I can add that too. You can have one or two pictures on each mug. I also have rock/slate, mousepads, luggage/bag tags,keyrings, water bottles, and other items. Over the last year I have had quite a few people ask me for gifts for their friends, so it is with great pleasure that now I can offer this. An item with their beloved pet/s on it is a very treasured gift!
But the news that is really exciting me is chromaluxe prints! (printing on metal)
I have 3 sizes available for now…. 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 inch. They are available in gloss, semigloss and matte. The gloss is great for black studio photos. Whilst gloss is lovely though, sometimes the reflections can be annoying, and a Matte might suit better.
I am really excited to be adding these products to my photography services, and soon will be adding an exciting new product that I have to master first. (yep, another blog!) Standard prints are now becoming somewhat old hat, prints can warp and bigger glass frames can be quite heavy (and reflective!) I am about to get rid of a heap, and reprinting in Chromaluxe! If you rent, you can’t hang heavy frames, and the lightweight chromaluxe is just the ticket for hanging with non-damaging hanging systems, or you can stand these on flat surfaces as well. Easy to keep clean, and scratch resistant, bonus for me! Not to mention how awesome they look!
These items are ordered by personal contact for now, and listed in my image pricing menu. Rome was not built in a day, and at some point in the future will create a website that needs to go with this adventure. Exciting times ahead!
Have a fantastic 2016, may your year be filled with good health, good friends, and good times with your furry (or feathered) friends!