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We have your Valentine’s day gift all wrapped up!

We know what your special someone wants for Valentine’s day! We really do… Give a gift that captures quality time together! Give a gift that shows the world how much you love each other! Give a photography gift certificate from Essential Photography Your special someone will be delighted with  YOU and you will be delighted by our offer! Order your gift certificate by 14th February to receive                50%  Bonus  Order below,                                     Photography Packages from $300 Buy a $200 gift certificate + $100 Bonus = $300 Total Certificate Value  Buy a $300 gift certificate + $150 Bonus = $450 Total Certificate Value  Buy a $500 gift certificate + $250 Bonus = $750 Total Certificate Value  Certificate

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Sarah’s dream

For many years Sarah believed she would never have the kind of family photos that most parents took for granted. Sarah’s twin boys have autism. The quirky and unpredictable behaviours that can accompany that condition mean “you can’t just take them to the local studio and have them smile for the camera on cue: their mother explains. But Sarah’s dream of having family portraits taken came true when she met Bill from Essential Photography. Bill specialises in photographing families who have children with autism. “Sarah understood  that her sons were allowed to shine in their own way,” Bill said. Sarah responded , “He took pictures of my kids running with balloons in their hands, it captured their personalities perfectly!  What

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We have your Christmas gift all wrapped up!

We know what your special someone wants for Christmas! We really do… Give a gift that captures quality time together! Give a gift that shows the world how proud you are of your family! Give a family photography gift certificate from Essential Photography Your special someone will be delighted with  YOU and you will be delighted by our offer! Order your gift certificate by 22nd December to receive                 50%  BONUS      ORDER BELOW! Photography Packages from $300 Buy a $200 gift certificate + $100 Bonus – Total Certificate Value $300 Buy a $300 gift certificate + $150 Bonus – Total Certificate Value $450 Buy a $500 gift certificate + $250 Bonus – Total Certificate Value $750 Certificate includes the photography session at selected locations You will have your Christmas all wrapped with a beautifully boxed gift certificate delivered within

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four ingredients necessary for accepting yourself right now!

1. We hold ourselves back when we do not fully accept ourselves for who we are. Imagine not comparing yourself to anyone else. Instead, live your life as you are and be happy in how you see yourself. Life is not about comparing, judging, or altering who we are to fit in. Life is about coming from a clearer place within. When we accept ourselves, we open ourselves up to more. We begin to understand who we are because we are not trying to change what we are. Acceptance is about letting go of the idea that you must be something other than what you are. Imagine looking at yourself for where you are now and seeing with clarity everything

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“family Portraits are much more than just paper”

This is a copy of the letter left on the doorstep of a professional photographer, Jeanine Thurston. Written by Karen L. “Portraits are more than paper”   First Posted on January 2, 2012 Today I am writing for a couple of reasons. I have some quiet time at the moment and need to get a couple of things off my mind. I will leave this for my husband to deliver to you when he is ready. You photographed my wedding, you photographed my first pregnancy and my first baby. I contacted you awhile back to photograph my 2nd child and family. After getting prices and realizing I would want all of the pictures as we love your work – I decided

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An amazing head shot is Essential!

Are you in the eyes of the public?      if so… An amazing head shot is Essential! You have ONE chance to make a powerful first impression? Are you making the most of your profile building opportunities in social media? Are you missing out on opportunities because of your current headshot or lack of? It is now more important than ever to be seen in the best possible light. The more professional and approachable your head shot is the more likely the viewer will engage you and your services. Can your current head shot be improved Take our Head shot self evaluation test! Take a look at your best current head shot. Do you believe that your best current

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8 Ways To Be Present in Your Child’s Day

Make eye contact when your child asks you a question. Use different voices when reading a bedtime story. Get on the floor and invite your child to join you. Create a gratitude journal with your kids and add to it through the day. Put down your smart phone. Set it aside and pick it up and check it once and hour. Write things you appreciate about your kids on post-it notes and repeat these things often. Ignore the dishes, the laundry, the vacuuming for the first hour of the day and start the day off with your child. Find ways to say “Yes” rather than “No.” thank you to   TriciaGoyer.com  for this list of tips for staying present When was

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Family Life: Slow Down the Pace

Living life on the run is the norm for many families today. Often we try to cram as much into our day as possible, with back-to-back events and activities for ourselves and our kids. But taking time to relax and enjoy being together can help increase the quality of life for everyone in the family. Here are a few ways to slow down the pace, spend more time with your children and reduce stress for everyone. Small changes, big rewards 1. Walk, don’t drop. Instead of dropping off your child at the “drop-off zone” at school, park a couple blocks away and walk in together. This gives your child time to ease into the transition between home and school instead

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Why we help charities…

You wouldn’t think that fundraising and professional photography would have too much in common. But it’s the ultimate win-win for our studio….. Let me explain! There are so many different charities that need the support of local businesses to help them to raise much needed revenue. Revenue that allows them to continue doing the types of work that is needed so that they can help the wider community in a number of different ways. The main function for charity organisation is to direct donated funds or materials to those unable to afford them. Donating items to a charity enables people to assist those they may not be able to help otherwise, because of distance, culture or other elements of access.

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Spring is in the air! Time to get your family photographed outdoors.

Just the other day I was asked if I preferred photographing indoors or outdoors. There are pros and cons to shooting both. Indoor photography is favored by those who prefer to have control over their environment. It is also an environment that is available all year round. The con is that you have very little depth of field to work with. The studio can also be a little confronting for some because it is in a confined space. I prefer outdoor family photography over studio sessions, especially in spring. Spring is a sensational season to photograph families outdoors. It’s the time of year when the mornings are bright and fresh and the evenings extend out because of day light savings.

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Essential Photography’s William Lamb is a Melbourne family photographer, providing a modern twist to maternity, newborn, baby, child, family and couples photography in his Ringwood studio as well as location photography in handpicked outdoor settings.