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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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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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Pregnancy photography – Four top tips for a successful maternity photo shoot

Ask any mother and she will undoubtedly agree that pregnancy is one of the most amazing periods in a woman’s life. No wonder so many women dream of having their maternal radiance captured on film. A beautiful pregnant woman deserves the indulgence of a professional photo shoot; however it makes sense to invest some time making sure you select the right candidate to help create this timeless memory. If you are lucky enough to live in a metropolitan area, the chances are you will be spoilt for choice, since so many photography studios have embraced the maternity photography trend. If you use the following essential tips you are sure to end up with enduring images you will cherish for a lifetime.

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3 reasons why baby photography is worth the price tag.

So, you’ve just had a child, a bouncing baby boy or a darling little girl, and you’re wondering whether or not you should pay for professional baby portraits. You’d love some nice pictures of your new bundle, but the price tag puts you off. You’ve a bevy of new expenses, everything from cribs and clothing to bottles and baby wipes. Adding another item to that list? Well, you’re simply not sure. That’s understandable. But consider three reasons why professional baby portraits are  worth the time and expense. For memory’s sake. Childhood is possibly the most evanescent stage of development. Blink once, and the bald-headed baby shooting you a toothless smile transforms into a fuzzy-headed toddler with a gap-toothed grin. Blink

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About Me

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.