Blogs Tips on Photography Business Newborns Motherhood Balance Brisbane

_DSC0188
_DSC9937
_DSC0333

Visiting our favourite families for updated photos!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

It's pretty heart-warming being invited back to a family's home to continue to photograph their family as they get older or add another little one! We have been fortunate enough to capture this beautiful Brisbane family on several occasions - including with all of the grandparents and other siblings/cousins! This time the focus was on the youngest boy of three, little Luca (with his gorgeous little hat). He got to play with his brothers and also work the camera by himself and have his own mini photo shoot (as his older brothers have done at the same age). So cute and so many giggles!

Read on...
_DSC9295
_DSC9346
_DSC9368

Colour Lifestyle Generation Photo Shoot Outdoors!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

We love love love our generation photo shoots, they are so special for many reasons. The main reason of course being able to see EXTENDED families being able to spend that really special time together, all in one place, laughing, crying, running around and cuddling. It's truly precious and also makes us as photographers go home to our family and cuddle them! And organise more extended family time with OUR families too! How lovely to be able to travel a little bit out of Brisbane, towards the water at the Bayside Sea Scouts in Manly and spend the afternoon photographing this lovely family again. It was wonderful to see you all with new additions a little ones growing :) 

Read on...
_DSC2599 blog family photography
_DSC2482 blog family photography

Baby pulls out the tricks at family photo shoot!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

It's always a real joy when you see parents squeal with excitement when their newborn bub does something amazing! In the case of beautiful baby Sophia, we found out she is an absolute champion tummy timer! I think Dad was especially proud as he cheered her on while she found her balance, it was very cute! And now mum and dad can see the photographs of this little milestone on their wall every day :) We had a beautiful combination of clothed and skin on skin photographs at this family photoshoot. We find babies often enjoy the skin on skin time with mum and dad and little Sophia was no exception. Love the precious memories this family will have forever!...

Read on...
_DSC0772 blog newborn baby
_DSC0977 blog newborn baby
_DSC1252 blog newborn baby

Beautiful big eyed baby has photoshoot with mum & Dad after being born premmie at 27.5 weeks

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Say hello to beautiful baby Londyn who came to visit us at our East Brisbane studio with her Mummy & Daddy. She entered this world at only 27.5 weeks and after 10 weeks in Mater Mothers, Mum & Dad were able to take her home to start their little life as a family :) While she is still a tiny little darling, she was very aware, looking around a lot and also testing out her amazing set of lungs! (hehe). We made sure she had a lots of cuddles throughout her photo shoot and have to say - she looked absolutely gorgeous in her elegant little white baby dress. It's very exhausting being cute for the camera, so by ...

Read on...
_DSC5589 corporate headshots
_DSC5480b corporate headshots

Stylish Corporate photo shoot with outfit changes, professional hair & make-up

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Here is very a stylish lady who was  feeling a little unsure about her corporate head shots (as most people do!). So we organised for the lovely Melissa Coleman to come and do her make-up AND hair and Belinda brought in a few gorgeous outfits including some neutral tones as well as a splash of colour. It's awesome not to have to worry about doing your hair and make-up before a shoot, but it also gives you that extra boost of confidence which will shine in your professional photos. Melissa is also an awesome personality who not only makes you feel relaxed but knows what will compliment you! 

 

 

Read on...
_DSC6963
_DSC6849

Advice from parents for the first few weeks with your newborn

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Ask for help from those who have done it before, are close to you, or even a complete stranger. Raising a new life is hard - let people help you!

Don't worry if breastfeeding doesn't come easily - most mums we chat to say it took a while and if it works out breastfeeding isn't the best method that's fine too! When sitting to feed Get a glass of water and a book or magazine to read. And, because breastfeeding can take a while, pee first!

Don't stress about being tired - it's inevitable, your main goal is to look after your baby and spend time bonding. You're not going to get a full night's sleep, so you can either ...

Read on...
digital package 25052017

Its a Digital World - Adapt or Die - Part 6

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

So following on from my last blog. 

My husband reminded me in all this that there were other times in my business life that I have had to adapt and change, I could do it again. Of course I can.

Its time to change, I've done enormous amounts of research, my team and I have gone back and forth and back and forth playing with packages and prices.

You may or not know but I have never offered a package in my life, I have been all about customer designing for each family. Its also a big part of what I love to do in my business . The creativity in photographing your family is one part of the whole ...

Read on...
_DSC8927b
box frame KATRINA CHRIST
SLIMLINE METALLC
METAL ART KATRINA CHRIST PHOTOGRAPHER
framed canvas

Its a Digital World - Get On Board Katrina - Part 5

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Over the years we have made sure we are offering what the market wants. 

I started out shooting and selling prints which then led to framing and over the years a various range of finishes. In the last few years there has been more demand for digital files. I have resisted this because I have always felt it was unprofessional to simply sell your files and I had many other concerns as well.

a) would people print them badly and this would be a bad refection of my name

b) would some people actually try and photoshop them and again affect my good reputation 

c) I had been speaking to other photographers for years trying to educate them on "NOT ...

Read on...
PGH20821
PGH23066
PGH23015

Its a Digital World - Celebrating 20 years - Part 4

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Last year in 2016 we celebrated 20 years in business. We decide to include my favourite charity Act for Kids and make it a fundraising event . It was a stunning party held Hanworth House and everyone wore white. It was a beautiful celebration of all we have achieved , the ups and downs of running a business, the risks and the triumphs. 

How hard it was starting out and the crazy hours I used to work, and starting my own family at the same time, but I was never deterred I had a dream!

My amazing twin sister Jo spoke at our celebration, I am blessed to call her my twin.

"You had a dream

For those of you ...

Read on...
Katrina Christ Photographer
Designer wall portraits - huge collage of professional photos brisbane melbourne
Telstra Small Business Awards

It's a Digital World - It's still about people - Part 3

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

We won a software program Proselect at an AIPP seminar in approx 2006 and this is really when we completely changed our design and viewing process.

I still use Proselect to this day as my selling tool.

We manually entered all our finishes and sizes and pricing, and over time kept creating new designs and adding to our selection.

It was super exciting to continue to work on new design and wow the products

FRAMING + CANVAS + BRUSHED ALUMINIUM + ARTMOUNTS

Then I discovered even more shiny things in the form of WALL METALLICS + ACRYLIC BLOCKS.

I could offer arrival cards for when you had your baby.

I found throughout all this The Art of Hanging, a company I ...

Read on...