Home is so much more than a place - an in-home newborn photography session in Newtown, Geelong.

'Home. It’s so much more than a place. It’s a time capsule.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay talks about the importance of home and the reason photographs in the home are so important over time.

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Storytelling Family Photography Promotion for Zoe George - The Subtle Mummy fans, living in Geelong and Melbourne!

'I'm pleased to announce I have a super special offer for friends and fans of Zoe George and The Subtle Mummy. If you’re a resident of Geelong or Melbourne and you secure a Storytelling Session for your family for any time between now and December of 2018, you can enjoy and Storytelling Session for the super special price of $599.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay announces a special promotion for readers and followers of Zoe George and The Subtle Mummy.

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So you’re an unposed photographer. Will you take my family portrait..? Geelong photographer Michelle McKay responds to this frequently asked question.

'As a storytelling photographer my most dearest desire is to be a memory catcher. I want to come to your home and I want to hang with you while your children play, giggle, pout, and squabble. I want to be there to witness their idle wonder at the world and the way things work, to see their curiosity, their sense of adventure, and their sweetness.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay answers the frequently asked question - will you take my family's portrait?

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BEFORE and AFTER: Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay shares the transformation of a photograph through the editing process.

'There’s no denying that the makings of a strong and stunning photograph happens in camera - the talent and experience of the artist is so important in shaping the vision of the resulting capture. But in order to create a photograph that transcends the humble snap and moves into fine art, a lot happens behind the scenes.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay reveals the transformation of a SOOC image to the completed piece of photographic art.

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5 Reasons in-home newborn photography is gaining popularity with new parents.

'I have hazy memories of bringing home my newborns. Both times we were sleep deprived, shell-shocked and surviving on a random combination of coffee, cereal, (painkillers!) and frozen dinners. Truth be told, I was too tired to think about newborn photographs and being a photographer I figured I’d take them myself (right after my next nap…).'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay talks about the many benefits of having a memory catcher come to your home to take photographs when you bring home a new baby.

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Beautiful Ordinary Adventures - An Excursion To Warralily Boulevard Beach Hut Playground in Armstrong Creek, with Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay

'This morning's beautiful ordinary adventure was to a fantastic new playground in Armstrong Creek. The Warralily Boulevard Beach Hut Playground (named by me for its whimsical cubbies and climbing structures constructed of the most beautiful bleached wood) is a small stone's throw from off the Surf Coast Highway turnoff and it is all kinds of fantastic.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay showcases a local Armstrong Creek park.

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Beautiful Ordinary Adventures - An excursion to the Geelong Playspace in East Geelong, with Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay

'Monday is our adventure day. The greater Geelong region is overflowing with fun little family friendly parks, playgrounds and spaces, and as relative newcomers to the area, we're busy discovering them all.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay visits the Geelong Playspace in East Geelong.

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Family Identity and the Importance of HOME. Geelong photographer documents an afternoon with the Lynch family.

"It's said that you can never go home again, and it's true enough, of course. But the opposite is also true. You must go back, and you always go back, and you can never stop going back, no matter how hard you try."

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks on the importance and the role of home in shaping personal identity. For this reason, photographing people in their homes is so important - it tells a part of their unique story.

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A little note on why I shoot - Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks about documenting life.

'What I relearned is that whether or not I’ve shot this scene before isn’t the point. I photograph to document our lives, to tell our beautiful ordinary story. Not to satisfy some non-existent set list.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay explains the reason she shoots, and gives the reminder that time is always speeding quickly by.

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An open letter to dads everywhere for Father's Day, 2017

'No matter how you slice it, parenthood is a crazy, hazy, shock of a thing. It’s both the spinning round in circles and the moment you stop, reaching desperately for something so you don’t fall flat.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay heroes dads in honour of Father’s Day weekend in Australia.

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Father's Day Flash Giveaway - Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay is giving away a Short Story Session!

'With Father’s Day fast approaching, I’m in the mood for a giveaway! On Sunday evening, I will be gifting one lucky Geelong family an in-home Short Story Session, valued at $500!'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay promotes her Flash Father's Day Giveaway.

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