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Santa Photos @ Eaton Fair

It’s that time of year again and we will be back at Eaton Fair to photograph your awesome children with Santa.

This year the shopping centre has created a brand new Santa Set right outside KMart, and you’ll find Santa sitting in a giant red bauble ready for his photo with you!

Santa will be available at Eaton Fair for photos from 1st to 24th December at the following times:

1st to 14th December:

Weekdays 3-6pm

Weekends 10am to 2pm

15th to 24th December

Daily from 10am to 2pm

***PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SANTA PHOTOS ON FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER AS SANTA WILL BE PREPARING FOR THE CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL ON THAT DAY***

Babies, children, gorwn ups of any age and families are all welcome.

Single Prints and Packages are available.

Visit us before 15th December to beat the crowds and get $5 off!

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Santa Photos @ Bunbury CentrePoint

It’s that time of year again and we will be back at Bunbury CentrePoint to photograph your awesome children with Santa.

The shopping centre is sticking with tradition and keeping the set the same this year so there’ll be plenty of room next to Santa on his big red couch.

Santa will be available for photos on 1st December from 12-2pm straight after the Christmas Parade, and then daily from 1st to 24th December, 10am to 2pm.

This year we will have activity tables nearby so that your kids can entertain themselves with some Christmas themed colouring while they wait to see Santa.

Babies, children, gorwn ups of any age and families are all welcome.

Single Prints and Packages are available.

Visit us before 15th December to beat the crowds and get $5 off!

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Orchard Blossoms ~ Bunbury Family Photographer

This spring I’ve been waiting patiently for the stars to align and give me a day when the sun shone over the blossoming orchards. We don’t get a very big window of time when they are in full bloom here, so I wasted no time getting my girls photo ready and getting out there for some gorgeous memories when the opportunity finally presented itself. I’m so in love with the images we created, what a beautiful backdrop for my beautiful children (not that I’m biased at all ;-)). Here’s a little snapshot for you all.

I’f you’re reading this post in spring time and you’d love us to capture some gorgeous memories of your own children in the blossoms, just get in touch!

Jo x

Mother's Day Portraits ~ Bunbury CentrePoint

Last weekend we set up two mini Pop Up studios at Bunbury Centre Point to capture some gorgeous memories for local families in time for Mother's Day this weekend. We had over 150 families come to visit us and we were so pleased to see people had come all the way from Manjimup and from all over the southwest. It was fantastic to see lots of familiar faces and to see so many mums getting in with their kids for a photo too!

The kids enjoyed making cards at our craft stations, and as we were set up to print on the day we loved being able to see mums face as she looked at beautiful the print she got to take home. 

Thank you so much to everyone who came along, and thank you to CentrePoint for putting on such a great free event for the local community. 

If you came along to the event and you'd like an even bigger print or canvas of your gorgeous photo just get in touch - we offer high quality in-house printing at our Bunbury studio so we'd be happy to help you get your precious memories up on your walls to be enjoyed for years to come. 

We also have a special Mother's Day promotion on offer for our portrait gift cards this week, so if you missed out on your portrait last weekend or even if you did come but we left you wanting more, you can buy a gift card for a family portrait session and get bonus value - the perfect gift for Mum this Mother's Day. Check out the details and order yours online here:

https://www.thephotographyboutique.com.au/mothers-day

 

 

Whitley & CJ ~ Sicily Wedding

As winter set in here in Australia I made my way to Sicily to join Whitley and CJ in the beautiful town of Taormina to capture their elopement. The pair had started off planning a big wedding in Margaret River, but as time went on they decided to replace the worry and stress of planning a wedding with a trip around Europe, stopping off in the town Whitley's grandfather was from to get married. 

An Italian wedding certainly sounded like a romantic affair and the place was beautiful, though challenging from a photographic perspective. In Europe, Italy is one of the main tourist hotspots for the summer holidays, and so the town was absolutely packed with people...not exactly ideal for capturing the pictures of romantic moments in front of sweeping European vistas I had envisaged in my mind before I arrived, and the fact that Taormina is set on a clifftop made that pretty tricky too...so I was glad to arrive a few days early to scout and make a plan for the special day.

Having spent time exploring, I noticed that the lifestyle in Taormina was to stay up late and have a lazy morning. Whitley & CJ were getting married at 6 o'clock in the evening, but at that time of day the streets were so busy that photo opportunities were limited. We wanted to capture the beautiful location without the crowds, so we got up early the day before the wedding for a pre-wedding portrait. It was such a different place wandering through the cobbled streets with barely anyone else around, so Whitley & CJ enjoyed the tourist attractions while I captured the memories of their visit for them. All done by the time the heat got too much, we finished off by going to the official offices to sign the marriage contract and do the necessary paperwork.

On the wedding day we did set up a special shot just after the ceremony to show them enjoying a moment together in the crowds, and having a tripod and a beautiful couple stopped in the street caused such a stir that the gaggle of people stopping behind me to take their own photos turned into a paprazzi crowd and Whitley & CJ got to feel what it would like to be celebrities for five minutes!

On the wedding day I felt so privileged to be there with Whitley & CJ, it was an emotionally charged day and they missed their families, so I really wanted to tell the story of their wedding so that their family back home could see the photos and feel like they were there with them too. They got ready together in their lovely little villa, and once CJ was ready we sent him outside and I helped Whitley get into her beautiful dress before going outside and getting ready to capture a First Look. After a few tears were shed we made our way around the winding roads to the Palazzo Duchi di S Stefano, where the officiant, Lady Panto, and Whitey & CJ's lovely wedding planner Adriana were waiting to start the official proceedings. 

The ceremony was short and simple, Whitley & CJ said their own vows to personalise the occasion, and a surprise letter from Whitley's mum and dad meant a few more tears. 

After a celebratory toast and a few photos in town, we quickly escaped to the beautiful villa they had booked for their wedding dinner and enjoyed time capturing quiet moments together there before I left them to celebrate and watch the sun go down on their special day. 

Thank you so much Whitley & CJ for inviting me to be a part of your wedding. It was an honour and a pleasure to be there for you, and it's definitely a wedding I'll never forget!

Jo x