My Miss Deborah

Miss Deborah soon to be Mrs Bell –

The love of my life , my best Friend and my No 1 supporter at Kim’s  2 weeks ago after i had just popped the big question.

Saturday 16th Nov at Scatchleys on the Newcastle foreshore – Celebrating our Engagement.

All of Deborah’s kids were there with partners as well as my best mate of over 42 years Terry,  from the left Terry,  yours truly , Miss Deborah , Kyle , Jessa, Dane, Sammy , Brooke and Ceph – Thank you all for celebrating with us and making me feel welcome and part of your family .  Joey was coming ( Brooke & Ceph’s ) and we had arranged a special chair for him but he pull out at the last minute due  to not having recovered from his recent vaccinations.

 

On the road – ” No Bull ”

Hi all in my last post i talked about moving and my new studio and blogging regularly and yes i know its been a while but in the process of moving i was retained by CRS Austraiia ( Government Dept assisting Companies and People ) to photograph people for their 2014 Calendar and associated publications. This along with a couple of other out of left field projects had me on the road for most of August/September and delayed our move somewhat.

On my travels across NSW i encountered the Bulls more than once this one on my return journey from Dubbo where i was photographing the 2 girls outside the half way house. Other photos shown are also associated with this project for CRS . Travelling as i did gave me the opportunity to once again appreciate the ” bush ” and the great people who live there.

New Belstar Studio

For some time now we have been looking to buy a house that could offer a great lifestyle but also allow us to have a substantial home studio for our ever expanding business and we have found one. Only just exchanged so another month or more before we are in and the place needs some work but excited about possibilities. Its in a great location not far from Beach at Bateau Bay and has a wooded reserve right on one side with a brick structure at the rear of the property big enough for a new studio and enough room to incorporate my office and tons of gear. Being separate from the house makes it easier for customers and the occasional extra help. I will continue to keep my office in Erina in the Platinum building for at least the next 12 months.

The creative control a studio gives you is perfect for creating those special portrait and Wedding shots and i am hoping that i can utilize the reserve next door perhaps making it a possible Wedding or Event post or pre ceremony location.

The photos were taken with my IPHONE in the rain

I will be posting monthly updates on our progress once we are in along with some behind the scenes photos from the studio.

Client Response Gallery

Client Response is the process that allow us to communicate with our customers regarding their photos allowing them to select and comment on their photos and provide feedback to us as well as allowing photos to be downloaded .It is also the area where we upload client finished slideshows for viewing by them with secure password. Given it does require a password i thought it may be of interest to share a demo client gallery.

This Gallery was one of my visit as a working professional in 2010 it was a million dollar home near the beach on the coast. Take a look at the aerial photos they are taken from 500 feet from a Cessna on a very windy day , from the moment the plane took off i was sick and didn’t even see the ground when i fired away convinced all these shots would be out of focus and blury through camera shake. One of the few time having the best camera and lens set up really did make a difference.

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Click on the image to run the gallery

Couples Wanted

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As a Central coast Portrait photographer that specialises in People based photography a logical extension to this is capturing that big day your wedding. We would like to be Photographing a select number of weddings each year, so up until December 2014 we are offering a number of these at a saving of around $2000. Our Platinum package includes everything ( see our pricing and packages ) at around $4000 and will be made available to selected couples at a saving of around $2000. As they say some conditions apply. Erin and Mark shown hear in our promotional flyer.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Fathers Day is fast approaching and although we will be shooting right up until a few days before the day, the deadline, however, where we can guarantee Full framed custom prints back to our customers in time is less than 2 weeks away.

Our offer includes a large fully framed print ( 50cm x 70cm ) that’s a little over 19 x 27 inches in the old scale. We print using the very best epson ink and paper designed to last a lifetime in a quality aluminium glass frame either black or silver. We have pre cut acid free matt board ( the surround ) in a few colours and along with a personal inscription makes this a very special photograph. Just for fathers day we are including another frame 30 x 40 cm. Photo package costs can vary but typically a session for a small family is around $399 and gives you 10 to 15 photos yours to print and copy you select one or two from these for us to enlarge and Frame. Please call if you need further info.

The photos above show the various size frames and a couple of examples with inscription.

Coming Soon

to blog or not to blog that is the question ?

Hi Everyone

When we transitioned to this our new Website recently our primary aim  was to better  communicate with our clients and show case our work and allow them to view our site on any device. We have also planned this our new blog with the aim of comunciating interesting photos and info as well as Free material relevant to the areas of our business.This will be a variety of things from  a Budget  spreadsheet  for your Event or Wedding to info on how to get your children into acting  on Tv. We want this to informative , helpful and free to those who check in.

Stay Tuned we expect to start sharing these are other things with you from August 1st.