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Farm Family Photography sessions – Fundraising project for Drought Relief

Last week I wrote about a special project that I will be undertaking to help fundraise for several of the registered rural charities assisting Australian farmers and livestock struggling to survive the crippling drought in the eastern states. No-one knows when this drought will break, but what we do know is that financial assistance is needed immediately and its also going to be needed long term.  To help both short and long term, this drought project has two parts...

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Boyup Brook Lifestyle Family Photography | Michelle Wrighton

As a lifestyle family, children and pet portrait photographer, I find it is helpful to know a little about the people and pets I photograph, their personalities and unique traits.  This is why I have a questionnaire for my clients to fill in before their session - the answers also help me to plan and customise the experience to suit my clients individual needs. In preparation for their recent family photography session, mum, Estelle, told me that some of...

Family and Children Photography

Why Lifestyle Photography Is The Best Choice For Your Family

Memories of Family Photography I still shudder at childhood memories of the dreaded family portraits with the fake smiles and awkward formal posing in front of badly painted canvas backdrops in a stuffy, brightly lit studio.  Then came the disappointment of getting portraits that kind of looked like us – or at least a bland, uncomfortable, ‘do we really look like that?’ version of us. Those experiences didn’t dampen my enthusiasm or love of photography, but they certainly coloured my...

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10 Reasons Why Family Portraits are Important

We get so focussed on the future that we forget about our past. Children grow so quickly; the years pass in a blink of an eye and the next thing you know they are off to boarding school and university.  Family portraits document your family’s growth and progress through the years and capture sweet memories of your life together. Life gets so busy and stressful, you don’t think you ever will, but it’s easy to forget special characteristics, unique...

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Rural Photography – Drought relief Fundraiser

Like many people over the past months, I've seen the distressing photos and videos of drought stricken Aussie farms, the skeletons of livestock dead from starvation and dehydration. The exhausted faces of farmers desperately fighting to keep their remaining livestock and themselves alive and the harrowing stories of those who just cannot face another day. I don't know about you, but I am disgusted at the way our elected government is hell bent on sending our farmers to the...

Photography Session Booking

“Michelle is not only an amazing photographer and artist, but a simply lovely human who goes out of her way to make sure you are fully happy.” Jo. “Not just a photo but a real piece of art! Very special work that Michelle produces.” Rachel To Book your session: Check current Special Offers Select your session type.  Add any extra options as needed. Choose your session date - we can amend the date & time later if needed but...

Outdoor Photography sessions in Rural and Regional Locations

On location, outdoor rural family and equine lifestyle photography sessions are for horse lovers and rural families of all ages.  Special sessions are also available for multi-generational farming families. Outdoor photography sessions on farms and rural properties is my passion.  Living in a rural area and having a small 43 acre farm ourselves, I understand how important the land is to you and your family.  I work exclusively on location, which means I travel to you at your farm,...

Ocean Wave curling at Yallingup Beach, Western Australia.

The Same But Different – Autism Awareness Photography Competition

I’ve entered this photo into the inaugural “BLUEprint” Go Blue for Autism Awareness Photography Competition. The colour blue is used to mark the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day. The competition brief was to capture what ‘blue’ means to you.  It could be something seen in a mood, colour, occasion, outlook or thought.  I tookthis photo in 2010 at the end of a special day spent with my family at Yallingup in Western Australia.  As my husband and two...

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New Year New Look Website – South West Photography

It seems like only yesterday I was finishing commissions and getting ready for Christmas and here it is almost the end of January already!  I was a bit shocked to realise today that the kids go back to school next week and I am no where near organised for that yet. The time has probably gone so quickly because so much time and effort has been put into re-designing my photography website South West Photography. It has been a...