2016 WHAT A YEAR!!

WOW

I mean really WOW

Sitting here today looking back of this amazing year that was 2016

I am just blown away at how much has been achieved!

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So many wonderful & amazing family moments captured.... I can't even tell you how warm and fuzzy I feel just looking at all the portraits I have been able to create this year! The photographer that I was at the start of this year has evolved & grown so much....

I have learnt what I love, I have learnt how to better do what I love & most importantly......

I have learnt how to GIVE YOU all the best that I can in the BEST way possible!

Fifth Season Photography, Mandurah, Perth, Western Australia, Newborn, Children, Family, Portraits, Photography

So what does this mean for 2017?? Well it means that things are only going to get more AWESOME!!

A FEW  MAJOR KEY CHANGES FOR 2017

  • ALL BOOKINGS WILL REQUIRE A PHONE CONVERSATION...... this is so vital to me being able to answer any questions you might have! While most of my enquiries are via Email this WILL be followed by a phone call so we can chat & get to know each other. Of course I will still welcome clients into the studio before booking if they want h this phone call is a MUST
  • REVEAL & ORDERING SESSION........ After your photoshoot all clients will still receive sneak peek images on my social media  however your online gallery will ONLY become available AFTER we have had a chance to meet again where I will reveal your gallery to you & we can work out a collection that will best suit your needs. This meeting can be in YOUR HOME OR IN MY STUDIO..... the choice is yours and will be scheduled around 3 -4 weeks after your shoot with me.
Fifth Season Photography, Mandurah, Perth, Western Australia, Newborn, Children, Family, Portraits, Photography

Being a photographer is a tough job, yes I get to be creative & make friendships. Yes I LOVE what I do but the longer I am in this business the more I have realised how much work it really is. To have my dream & vision come true there is A LOT of work that goes on after the camera is down. Will I quit? Some days I think I could but then the idea of never snuggling a newborn or seeing the love & pride in a new parents eyes when I take their portrait makes me stop & realise just how blooming LUCKY I really am.....

I LOVE WHAT I DO & I DO WHAT I LOVE

Fifth Season Photography, Mandurah, Perth, Western Australia, Newborn, Children, Family, Portraits, Photography

Over this last year the most important thing I have had to learn is to ask for help & learn where to best invest not only my money but my time. I make no apology to the fact that I am NOT a cheap photographer, I have blogged on this before. To run my business effectively so not only can I provide the best level of service & products to my clients but I also maintain a healthy family life & mental health my business has expenses. The gory details I am sure you guys don't really care about lol BUT it does mean I have bills just like you & I have a family to help provide for.

Lets be honest about this I KNOW all to well that when it comes down to the crunch Photography is a luxury item. I get it, I have lived the reality that is having a $0 bank balance and still needing nappies. I have gone without for a large portion of my life so my children never had to. If in all that time that I have missed out on documenting our family story I had a photographer willing to let me pay them off I would have grabbed that opportunity. { Yes there is shopping centre portrait companies that offer this but seriously I could NEVER see the value in the thousands of dollars they wanted to charge me for VERY LITTLE in return } 

This is why I offer Payment Plan options, I want EVERYONE to feel they can have what I offer because THEY CAN!

Fifth Season Photography, Mandurah, Perth, Western Australia, Newborn, Children, Family, Portraits, Photography

As you can see from all the collages from this year of shooting.... its not all just newborns all the time lol 

Yes I specialise in newborn portraiture

I have studied online & attended multiple workshops to learn from amazing newborn photographers including the amazing Kelly Brown to really hone my skills & ensure the safety of all my babies. I have sourced amazing props from all around the world to create artwork for my clients & I will continue to learn, grow & develop in this niche to be the very best I can.

I AM A MOMENT DESIGNER

No matter what session you book with me,  they are all based on my belief that they should be fun, full of joy & wonder.... you should feel relaxed and connected so that natural beautiful moments can naturally happen. This is what I love to do, this is part of what brings me so much joy to share with everyone! Newborn, Family, Couples, Weddings, Maternity & Children of all ages...... they are all a part of the service I provide to my clients. 

Fifth Season Photography, Mandurah, Perth, Western Australia, Newborn, Children, Family, Portraits, Photography

My hopes & dreams for 2017

I want to share these with you all...... in 2017 I will

  • Become a Certified Moment Design Teacher
  • Teach what I love with other photographers around Australia
  • Give the very best of my heart & soul to my clients
  • Photograph a minimum of 50 newborns & watch them grow for their 1 year
  • Photography a minimum of 50 families to give them memories & artwork for their home
  • Create systems to better serve my clients & have more time for my family

BUT HERE IS THE BIG ONE......... I will have consistent income to be able to have a STUDIO outside of my home. I will have space for work & have my home as my place to relax & seperate so my children & husband can have my undivided attention.

Thank you all....without YOU my dreams are just that dream....... YOU ALL MAKE THIS POSSIBLE

Much love...... Shan xx

 

 

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