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Equestrian Event Photography Website Update

All equestrian event photos since 2015 (with a list of archived events from 2007-2015) are available again at https://www.equine-photography.com.au/ I've had a number of computer and website challenges for the past few weeks so to resolve the event photo website as quickly as possible at this busy time of year, I have renewed with zenfolio.  This means all your saved favourites and previous order details are still accessible if you have created an account on the website. IMPORTANT CHANGES I've made...

3 Things to know about Black Background Equine Portraits

I've had a few inquiries recently about the set-up required for the black background equine portraiture that I create, so I thought I would write a post to describe the various options and process involved with each. There are three ways that these black backgrounds are made: completely in photoshop, with artificial light or with a combination of natural light, studio lights and environment. 1. Completely in Photoshop This is the option most event photographers will use for a...

Kind Words

A few words from some previous clients.   “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   “Keepsakes from the heart. Thank you Michelle.” Diana   “Fantastic Photography that captures the moments. Cannot recommend enough.” Michelle R.   “I cannot recommend...

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Memories Lie – Photographs Tell the Truth

The passing of time brings many things to our lives, some good, some bad.  Even those things you know are inevitable, still bring heartbreaking sadness. Long term readers of this blog may remember the many years we went through with very traumatic life threatening health issues my husband had, with Royal Flying Doctor trips to Perth, countless hospital admissions, including ICU and more times that he nearly didn't make it than I care to remember.  Four years ago he...

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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...

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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...

Vanity hurts less than regret – we need to exist in photographs

I knew I only had a few minutes before my family, including hubby, would have enough of being in front of my camera. I had just bought him home for a couple of days after his most recent Royal Flying Doctor Service emergency flight to Perth. After over a decade of living with a debilitating illness that was frequently life threatening, a rare type of tumour, an IPMN, had been discovered on his pancreas which is one of the most...

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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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