Posts in storytelling photography
The beach is best in winter. Let me tell you why. A beach story session with Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘I hear it a lot.‘We cannot wait to book an outdoor session with you, just as soon as the weather warms up!’ ‘Just as soon as summer arrives we’ll be booking a beach story for sure!’ In fact, I’ve already started booking beach summer story sessions. After all, the beach and the summer go together like peas and carrots. Right? But. Folks. Winter at the beach is it’s own type of magical, in a way that cannot be overstated.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay stresses the beauty of beach sessions during the winter time.

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Dear Friends, On the eve of my baby’s arrival, gift me photographs. An open letter by Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay

‘Whether it be baby one or number three, the long standing tradition of gathering with well wishes, wisdom and an assortment of miscellaneous baby goods is a beautiful way to arm new mamas on their journey into motherhood. When the gorgeous day of kindred connection and pastel patterned bunting comes to a close, pregnant women the country over are left with a belly full of cake and a gift table piled high with lotions, onesies, cloth nappies and an assortment of either brightly coloured or wooden infant paraphernalia (depending where you sit on the scale of one to Montessori).’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay introduces the idea of gifting expectant mothers a photo session, rather than baby goods.

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Making ART from your beautiful ordinary. When family photographs are more than family photographs.

'When I began printing and displaying my family’s photographs, it was for no other reasons than that seeing my children and our beautiful ordinary life on our walls made me crazily, dizzily happy. But when I saw the impact it had on my daughter to see herself large as life in the hallway, in the bedroom and above the kitchen bench, I was hooked.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay talks about selecting wall art that is not only a beautiful representation of your family, but that is also artistic.

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The making of meaningful family photographs. A newborn story session in Melbourne with photographer Michelle McKay.

'It’s so simple to plan photographs that are not only beautiful, but also possess untold meaning for your precious family. Select a ritual or routine from your daily life. It may be something you often overlook or take for granted - bathing the baby in the kitchen sink, for example.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay suggests how simple it can be to make photographs that are meaningful, as well as beautiful.

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The Beautiful Ordinary Love Story Photography Promotion for Geelong Families.

'Love and romance look a little different these days. We once celebrated with flowers and candy, but it’s hard to connect such things with what we know now. The truth is, love isn’t glamorous, and it looks nothing like the ads on tv.'

In this piece, learn about Geelong photographer Michelle McKay's Valentine's Day promotion.

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The 21 Days Until Christmas Storytelling Session Special - Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay

'Book and secure a 2 hour Story Session for a date within the first three months of 2018. As well as the session, you’ll receive an 8x12 fine art work, professionally mounted and ready for framing (artist’s choice).'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay introduces the 21 Days Until Christmas Story Session Special.

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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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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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