Posts tagged Melbourne lifestyle photographer
something more than photographs. Geelong newborn photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘Not all photographs are created equal. Some are beautiful.  Pretty. Cute. Expertly executed. Perfectly composited. Skilfully processed. Artfully composed. Others take you some place.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay reminds us of the importance of capturing more than just your baby’s likeness in her photographs.

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before + after. An in-home maternity and newborn story session with Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘When it came to making a record of your pregnancy, you found yourself hoping for something a little more understated, a little more relaxed, a little more authentic. Something that went a little closer to catching a little of what life is like for you right now, in these quiet days and weeks of anticipation before your already adored darling arrives, and shakes everything up. You may not quite know exactly what you’re exactly envisioning. You just know you’d like something that’s a little more... you.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks about the importance of maternity photography and announces a gift for pregnant mamas in Geelong.

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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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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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Geelong Photographer - Michelle McKay Photographer now has business cards (and they're gorgeous!)

'If you're looking for a Geelong photographer who combines lifestyle and documentary approaches to create instantly nostalgic and evocative storytelling images, I am your gal.'

In this post, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay shows off her new business cards. I think you will agree they're very swish!

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“My house is too dark for an in-home session.” Watch this Geelong photographer prove you wrong.

'Storytelling photography is a new style of lifestyle photography in the Geelong area. As a result, when I speak about what I do, people often express their reservations about having someone shoot in their home. They worry their space is ‘too dingy’ or ‘too cluttered’, or ‘not bright and airy’ enough. I’m sharing these photographs to demonstrate that none of that matters.'

In this piece, Geelong Lifestyle Photographer Michelle McKay demonstrates that many spaces, however unlikely, can be perfectly suited to documentary and storytelling photography. You just need to know how to find the light.

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Six compelling reasons to decorate your home with lifestyle photographs - Geelong Lifestyle Photographer.

'Storytelling photography is the newest style of lifestyle photography. It’s authentic and real and it documents your actual life, transforming the ordinary into something beautiful and captivating. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose storytelling photographs for your personal picture galleries.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores why lifestyle photographs make evocative and meaningful wall art for every home. 

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This Old Love. The Bold and Beautiful Bond of Motherhood.

'Motherhood is a meditation. It is a prayer to the universe and to the darkest, innermost depth of our selves. Motherhood is a mantra, spoken over and again and not always tenderly.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores motherhood, and the fleeting nature of time. She also announces the introduction of Intimate Motherhood Storytelling Sessions for the residents of the greater Geelong and Melbourne regions of Victoria. 

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Why choose storytelling photography? Documenting life vs traditional portraiture.

'Storytelling photography allows for the creation of images that capture the essence of a family, documenting this season of their lives in a way that so accurately depicts them that they feel intrinsically bound to the images, that they sense an innate and undeniable pull toward them in their soul.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores the benefit of lifestyle and unposed storytelling photography, as compared to traditional portraiture.

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The importance of printing photographs - childhood, identity, and a history made in pictures.

'I cannot wait for her to see her tiny self, as large as life on the walls of our home. What a testimony to her importance, to her value as a cherished member of our family.'


In this post, Geelong lifestyle photographer explores the importance of printing photographs and displaying them around your home for your children to enjoy and cherish.

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A short and sweet storytelling photography session; a Sunday afternoon wander on Torquay Beach, Victoria.

'In just weeks, this family will be welcoming two new babies into their family, transforming their tight little unit of four into their very own tiny tribe. There are such exciting days ahead. There is so much love and fierce adoration coming. But welcoming all that newness means letting go of something, too.'

In this post, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay shares the feelings and emotions of the days before a new baby arrives in a family. She demonstrates the way Geelong family photography can been utilised to capture this special time, preserving it forever. 

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