Tag Archives: melbourne newborn photography

Christmas Mini-Sessions | Baby Photography Melbourne

It’s the end of November which means one big, important, exciting thing.  Christmas is coming!  And although that is exciting for every child (and child at heart) it’s even more exciting with a new baby or baby sibling to share it with!  And of course, we know exactly how that feels in our household!  So to celebrate, we have created a little vintage Christmas wonderland in the studio!  We have an exciting little package to share with our lovely clients, and to extend to new friends as well.  Christmas mini-sessions are a perfect way to see our studio and get a taste for our photography.  We have exciting things up our sleeves for 2016, and can’t wait to share with you!

Our exclusive Christmas Photo Sessions run for approx 20 minutes, and can involve just baby, or all siblings too! Package includes an online gallery of your images, a facebook preview to share with family and friends (we can even make this into a digital Christmas card!) and your favorite FIVE images as full resolution digital downloads.  Of course if you love them all, we have a huge special to have them all*!  Christmas Mini-Sessions are $120. (for up to 3 children, $30 per child after)

Christmas Mini-Sessions will be running during the week, and we have VERY limited places available on Sunday 29th November and Sunday 6th December.  So please get in quick!

If you are after a more natural family portrait session to gift your partner, or grandparents, or even yourself, we are also extending our Spring Special as gift vouchers, AND can be used as outdoor or studio sessions.  This means if you purchase a session before December 31st 2015, you have until December 31st 2016 to use it.  Perfect Christmas present for those with a little one on the way!

So without any further rambling, here’s our first first Christmas session of the year, little miss 9 months!

(And our flyer at the end…!) xx

My three | Newborn Photography Melbourne

They say there is such a thing as ‘photographer child’s syndrome’.  I believe this is true.  I cannot tell you how many frames I took of the boys with their sister this day.  It was a lot.  It was worth it.

Babies of 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  To welcome 2014, first meet the gorgeous babies of 2013!

Is it just us or did 2013 fly by!?  A very busy year for the studio!  We saw many clients returning with their newest additions and many new wonderful families!

In March, I entered the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 Photography Competition for the first time, receiving two Silver with Distinctions and a GOLD!  At the AIPP APPA awards, receiving a Silver with Distinction.  At the Awards night received Associateship with the AIPP, and later in 2013 received Associates Honour with the WPPI.

2013 also saw Alex officially joining Iris Creations as a photographer on weddings, and soon will be expanding our wedding packages to include Videography!  So stay tuned!  Now it’s his turn to start the awards circuit, and plans to get his Associates with the AIPP quicker than me. ;)

And here we are in January, and already this year is flying by!  A few announcements to start the year..

in 2014 Iris Creations will be officially operating on PART TIME hours.  The office and studio will be open and available Wednesday & Fridays and selected weekends for sessions.  Therefore it is advised to book sessions as soon as possible!  Pricing for 2014/2015 Wedding Packages is available, and can be downloaded HERE.

Portrait Session pricing available HERE.

To stay up-to-date with news and announcements, and of course previews please be sure to ‘LIKE’ our facebook page HERE.

All the best for the new year!  Stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

x Gemma

thePROJECT – October 2013


Well folks, I’ve changed the way I do my personal project AGAIN.  Project 11/11 seemed like an awesome idea, capturing the everyday, one day a month.  However choosing a specific day didn’t really work if I didn’t have the boys with me that day!  I will admit the ‘Photo-a-day” over summer, (AKA thePROJECT) is also hard for the same reason.   SO.  NOW I will do a monthly post of images:)

This is also coming when I have decided that it’s my goal to take some time out each week to FINALLY sort images of my OWN children.  I have the most fantastic storage system for my beautiful clients.  But if I wanted to find an image of Eman at age 4, I would be struggling via folders upon folders upon folders.  At least until earlier this year.  So they will FINALLY be sorted, and I can FINALLY produce my own photo albums! (7 years late, but hey, good things take time right??!)

So Welcome!  This is our October.  I did of course choose to do this half way into the month, so there’s not the ‘essential’ images I have decided will be included, and  I will be trying to add images of the fur-babies too, cause after all they are part of the family too!  Hope your October was full of fun and happy memories:)x

2013 AIPP Canon APPA Awards

What a weekend.  I feel I’m still exhausted!  If you don’t know about the APPA awards, they are an annual event via the AIPP.  The Australian Professional Photography Awards.  2013 marked my third year in entering, this year into the “Family” category.

A little background about what all this is about.  Each print is judged by 5 judges.  They enter a score out of 100.  Those scores get averaged out and produce a final score.  80-84 is Silver, 85-89 Silver with Distinction, 90-94 Gold and 95-100 Gold with Distinction.  Scores over 78 earn you points which, over time, qualify you for Honours status within the AIPP, Associate, Master of Photography and of course Grand Master of Photography.  The highest scoring photographers within each category at the Awards win the category for example “Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year” and from there comes the prestigious “Australian Photographer of the Year”.

For a little introduction about the AIPP & the APPA awards, please enjoy this video, which gives a great introduction into the process!  (and at 2:20, you may see yours truly admiring an image on the presentation walls!)

The 2013 Canon AIPP APPA from AIPP TV on Vimeo.

I entered four images and THRILLED to have received a SILVER with DISTINCTION for one of my favorite client images taken in the last 12 months.  At this session, I started dreaming about this image as an award print, when my client brought out the most gorgeous baby blanket.  I instantly knew how I wanted to photograph this gorgeous brand new baby.  I named the image “Tree of Life”.

I was also VERY excited to be awarded with my Associateship this year at the Presentation Gala (AKA the photography industries “Oscars”)  It was so exciting, especially to be receiving the medal at the same time as so many of my close photographer friends, and even more exciting when some had to dash off to receive a second AIPP Honours, their “Master of Photography”.

As I mentioned last year in my post about the awards “Being a photographer can be a pretty lonely and isolating existence. After photographing our gorgeous subjects there are hours and hours spent in an office alone working on a computer, and catching up on administration and other tasks. Working in a creative field by oneself there is no one to bounce ideas off or to chat with in the tea room on a break.”

This is one of the reasons that photographers from all over Australia jump in the car for a roadtrip, or a plane to get to the party quicker and it’s a long weekend of catching up (most of the time for the first time since last year’s awards), celebrating and letting the hair down!

To my colleagues, friends old & brand new… thanks for sharing this amazing weekend with Alex & I, once again it’s been a weekend to remember!  Til next year;)