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Client Spotlight with Bronwyn

June 29, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

Client Spotlight with Bronwyn
Profile Photography Session

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What do you do?
My job title is Manager, Office of the Deputy Secretary Service Design and Operations Division, in the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. I manage a small team of six staff who provide policy and strategy advice, and adminstrative support to the Deputy Secretary.

How did you get into your field?
I joined the Victorian public service in 2007 through its graduate recruitment scheme. Most of this time, I’ve worked in the public/social housing area. Prior to this I held a few different roles in policy research, academic tutoring, and in the book industry. My undergraduate degrees were in international studies (with a Spanish major) and an honours degree in social science.

Why Lizzy C Photography?
I found Lizzy through a google search. I really like the natural look of the photos on the website – the people seemed normal!

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with the results of your shoot?
I wanted professional photos for my Linkedin profile, but I hate having my photo taken! Lizzy did a great job of making me feel comfortable during the shoot, and in helping me determine which photos to choose. I would really recommend her.

 

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Relax! It’s only a photo.

June 15, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

Not everyone is born naturally photogenic. Let’s face it. Most of us are never happy when we see ourselves in photographs. Most of us freeze up at the thought of getting our photo taken which makes trying to put your best foot forward in the very visual world of social media and websites difficult. Anyone looking at your online professional image is judging you by the quality of the image in front of them. Appearances count when you are trying to make a good impression.
When we take your photograph, we believe a great shot is all about having you relax in front of the camera. We want you to loosen up and behave naturally. Sometimes this takes a bit of time. Even for a single head shot we recommend at least 45 minutes of shoot time. If you are very uncomfortable at the thought of having your portrait taken then we can use this amount of time to get to know you, make you feel comfortable and make sure we get your best angle.
Likewise, if a shoot is too long the subject get’s tired. (Anyone who has been photographed on their wedding day can probably relate to this!) The smiles become too forced and stiffness in posture sets in and the photo will not appear natural.

A recent client commented about the process.

My whole life I have been convinced that, contrary to the old adage, the Camera does indeed lie! I do not take a good photo! I think the reason Liz’s portraits work is that she makes me relax and so, instead of a forced, almost self conscious look, she manages to bring out a more natural expression which in turn improves the outcome. In my view she weaves magic and I am delighted with the outcomes. – Leanne Gow

Here at Lizzy C Photography, we like to  think we are experts at capturing just the right look to showcase our clients and the work they do.
If you think your business image could do with a lift, then contact us now  book in for a Business Profile on our next Business Portrait Shoot Day.  And….. If you find it hard to get to the studio during business hours, our appointments times start as early as 7.30am.

 

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Katrina + Aaron | Rustic Bush Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

May 13, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

When Katrina and Aaron first met in Melbourne they bonded over the fact that he was a Kiwi and Katrina had recently returned to Melbourne after 3 years living in NZ. As they spend a lot of their time together pursuing outdoor pursuits Emu Bottom Homestead was the perfect venue with it’s beautiful outdoor setting and rustic bush charm. They idea of a spit lamb roast over the Woolshed fire was also very appealing!  Aaron and Katrina has a wonderful day but were aware how quickly it was flying by, when Aaron’s favourite song started to play at the reception Katrina saw it as the perfect oportunity to steal Aaron away and we spent a special moment together dancing with each other on the dance floor.

Aaron and Katrina’s advice to soon to be wed couples

What advice would you give to someone getting married?
Wedding planning is a lot of work but hopefully you only do it once so don’t be afraid to try new ideas and add special unique elements to personalise the wedding to really make it your own. Plan ahead, book in your suppliers early and delegate jobs where you can. The wedding day will fly by, but try to take a moment to stand back and soak every detail in and spend a quiet moment with just you and your new husband.

How was your experience with Lizzy C Photography?
Lizzy was so easy to work with and had us all relaxed in front of the camera. She worked efficiently and seamlessly to make the most of the time we had to capture all the special moments.

Were there any publications, websites or blogs that you used to research ideas for your own wedding?
Polkadot bride

We’d also like to know if there are any suppliers you used to put together your big day, that you might wish to mention. If you used anyone whose product or service was exceptional, please let us know.
– We loved the beautiful sounds of our amazing band Inka Sounds whose music had the Woolshed buzzing and everyone up on the dance floor. They were fantastic to work with and responded to all our special requests.
– Our celebrant Melissa Fahey was also wonderful and had all the guests relaxed, laughing and ready for my arrival and provided the perfect relaxed but personal feel that we were after for our ceremony.
– Our florist Basia Puchalski who understood my vision and created beautiful native bouquets and floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception that blended so well with the venue and surrounds.
– My dress from Gwendolynne was absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with Gwendolynne’s elegant, vintage style from the moment we first visited her boutique in Fitzroy. The service provided by Gwendolynne and her staff was exceptional and very personal from the very beginning when I tried on the different styles.

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Wedding details
Wedding location: The Woolshed, Emu Bottom Homestead
Ceremony Official: Melissa Fahey, Mine Forever Celebrant Services
Bridal gown: Gwendolynne
Grooms attire: Ferrari Formalwear
Groomsmen: Ferrari Formalwear
Bridesmaids: Review
Shoes:
Makeup/hair: Vivian Ashworth
Flowers: Basia Puchalski
Jewellery: Richard Nylon hair piece
Cars: Hot Rod Heaven
Cake: Cherrytree Bakehouse
Music: Inka Sounds
Bomboniere:
Bunting: Handmade by bride’s family
Invitations: Chicks n Hens
Wedding Rings: Larsen Jewellery
Bridal accessories:
First night: The Langham Hotel
Honeymoon: Rwanda and Tanzania

Profile Profile Portrait Sessions

A really common question from female portrait clients before a shoot is, should I have my hair and make up professionally done? Ultimately it is a very personal choice. Our advice is always to keep it simple and natural. If you don’t normally have your hair “tszuj-ed” up to the rafters and wear heavy make up – then don’t! At the end of the day you want to look like you.

For those clients that do decide to go ahead with hair and make up we always recommend the artist keep it light and as natural as possible and the day of your shoot is not the best time to try out a new hair style. We don’t want you feeling self conscious and worrying about what your hair is doing. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your shoot and feeling like the very best version of YOU.

You want your Business Portrait to be a professional, approachable, recognisable, version of you.

Here at Lizzy C Photography, we like to  think we are experts at capturing just the right look to showcase our clients and the work they do.

If you think your business image could do with a lift, then contact us now  book in for a Business Profile on our next Business Portrait Shoot Day.  And….. If you find it hard to get to the studio during business hours, our appointments times start as early as 7.30am.

Our Next Business Portrait Shoot Day is

Monday 18th May

 

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Hayley and Nathan’s Melbourne Homestead Wedding

May 8, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Oh what a fun day we had at Hayley and Nathan’s intimate Australian soiree! Hayley and Nathan were married both in England and Australia. A nice opportunity for them to include both the super special English and Australian people they have in their lives. We really enjoyed spending time with Hayley, Nathan and their bridal party wandering around Emu Bottom homestead prior to their ceremony. It made for a very relaxed and fun photo session. So relaxed that the boys came in late and not quite even dressed! Apparently, Nathan is notoriously always late so Hayley wasn’t particularly surprised!

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The details
Wedding location: Emu Bottom Homestead

Ceremony Official: Elisa Westein

Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes

Grooms attire: Jack London

Groomsmen: Jack London

Bridesmaids: Alannah Hill & Phase Eight

Shoes: Alan Pinkus

Makeup/hair by Selma & Dee

Flowers: Babylon flowers

Jewellery: Brides/bridesmaids own

Cars: Blue 1960’s Ford Fair lane owned by friend

Cake: Made by friend. Cupcakes, Rose, lemon curd and chai flavour.

Music: Cam Tapp

Bonboniere: Made by friend (additional cupcakes boxed up for guests)

Invitations: Made by friend

Wedding Rings: Robert H Parker and Sons (based in Melbourne CBD)

Bridal accessories: Jeanette Maree

First night: The Mews cottages

Honeymoon: Palm Cove then Hawaii

Sam and Luke’s Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

April 25, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

I love it when you meet a couple who just make each other laugh. Sam and Luke are like this, Luke always has Sam in fits of laughter and they just have so much fun.  Sam and Luke had a all sibling bridal party, which I think is pretty cool. There was an obvious focus on fun and laughter which carried on through out the day. Sam loves soccer so to calm the nerves she donned her soccer boots pre-ceremony and the girls even joined in for a bit of soccer fun for some photos, the guests surprised the couple with an impromptu all encompassing sing along during the reception and there was even some triva fun.The prize being the highly sought after first dibs on cupcake flavours!

Thanks so much for having me along on what was such a fun, relaxed and laugh filled day, Sam and Luke. We are flattered that you feel that we were just like friends capturing your day and that you could just relax and have a good time. We had a great time too!

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The details:

Wedding location: Emu Bottom Homestead
Ceremony Official: Deacon Jim Erskine
Bridal gown: Blue Bell Bridal
Grooms attire: Eddy Elias
Groomsmen: Eddy Elias
Bridesmaids: Bridesmaids Dressing Room
Shoes: Clarice
Makeup/hair: Mobile Makeovers
Flowers: Beachside Blooms
Jewellery: Michael Hill and Thomas Jewellers
Cars: RR Classic Car Hire
Cake: Cakes of Distinction
Music: Melbourne Acoustic Duo
Bomboniere: Kelly Beans Bomboniere
Invitations: A Lovely Mixed Bag
Wedding Rings: Michael Hill
Bridal accessories: Geelong Bridal House
First night: Mews Cottages
Honeymoon: Cook Islands

Relaxed Corporate Portrait Session with Leanne

April 24, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Commercial Photography .

Introducing our recent client, Leanne Gow.

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What do you do?

I am presently in Finance looking after the Asia Pacific region for an LSE listed Company in the Education Services Sector. I am about to embark on an exciting work life change which is the reason I am getting my portraits updated.

Tell me about how you got into your field.

The University of Melbourne B Com ticket took me into PwC. With that great start I moved from the Profession into the Corporate Finance area where I have taken up CFO or equivalent roles in diverse industries including Technology distribution, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Book Publishing and Education Services

Tell me a bit about what you do.

The last few years have been the best so far because they took me away from the routine associated with the Finance function. I have spent a lot of time travelling, sometimes to our offices in London and New York but mostly to businesses in the Asia Pacific area, mainly in China and India. I have been working on acquisitions, both pre and post acquisition. When a business is acquired I have been integrating the Finance functions in those new businesses. Lately, there has been major divestment from the Group and separating what was previously a fully integrated business unit has been a challenging but interesting process.

Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?

This is the second time I have used Lizzy C for portraits. My first experience was great so I went back when it came time to update the portraits

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with
the results of your shoot?

My whole life I have been convinced that, contrary to the old adage, the Cameral does indeed lie! I do not take a good photo! I think the reason Liz’s portraits work is that she makes me relax and so, instead of a forced, almost self conscious look, she manages to bring out a more natural expression which in turn improves the outcome. In my view she weaves magic and I am delighted with the outcomes.

 

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Website Profile Portraits – Scott Trevethan

April 19, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

Introducing our client: Scott Treventhan

What do you do?

I run Scott Partners Chartered Accountants – Tax and business advisors specialising in making small businesses work better for their owners.

Tell me about how you got into your field.

Well I guess accounting is in the family gene pool so I naturally gravitated to it. Had a lot of interesting small and large business diversions along the way including running my own café, before coming to Scott Partners. By the way, its not named for me, it was founded over 30 years ago by David Scott who only just recently retired.

Tell me a bit about what you do.

We use technology such as cloud accounting, we favour Xero, to keep in touch with our clients and continually advise them along the path.

Specifically we take the burden of tax and lodgements from our client’s busy schedules and give the advice on other aspects of their business such as cash flow, HR management and how to convert their hard earned profits to long term investments.

Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?

I just bought out my partner to become the sole owner of the business and we wanted to relaunch my profile in a new web site and a host of other online marketing areas. Lizzy C seemed like a good fit for some profile pictures.

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with
the results of your shoot?

Very happy with the results. Even happier after they were touched up a bit. Liz was very easy to work with, made me relax and enjoy the experience. It was very personal and professional. I’m delighted with my pics. Thanks Liz!

 

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One Fine Print
327 Smith St, Fitzroy
10-6pm 
Until 26th of April

I’ve been working super hard on a new project which I haven’t really had the chance to tell you about.

I  work professionally as a photographer for my two businesses, Lizzy C Photography and Commercial Focus. They keep me very busy! I also enjoy working on personal and creative photography, both when I travel and also in my spare time.

It is my personal photographic work, and that of my talented photography colleagues, which inspired me to launch my new venture, One Fine Print.One Fine Print aims to bring people beautiful and unique photography that they might otherwise not get to experience. There will be no need to trawl through looking for treasure; we’ve created something that until now has been difficult to find: a curated forum of unique, bold, intriguing large photographic prints that people can take home and enjoy.

One Fine Print launched spectacularly two weeks ago as a Pop Up Showcase at 327 Smith St Fitzroy. We’ve had so much great feedback and sheer delight from customers who’ve discovered us.  I love when people say to us “I’ve been looking for some art and I’d never previously considered photography.”  Everyone is loving that we only showcase interesting, bold and different images and that we make it easy. They are big, framed and delivered!

We are in the pop up store until the 26th of April and we’d love for you to visit.

Pop in (see what I did there) any time. We are open 10-6pm daily.  I (Lizzy) is in the store most days. If you can’t make it in to the store, check us out online and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so you know what’s happening next!

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Teneil and Ash’s Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

March 18, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Teneil and Ash don’t do things in halves. They’ve managed to build a house, relocate from country Victoria and start new jobs. All while organising a wedding! A beautiful, heart felt and fun wedding at that!

I was pretty impressed at how dapper the boys scrubbed up in their suits and bow ties. The girls of course looked stunning. Teneil, just radiant in her Marina Hardwick gown. Their vintage classic look a stunning contrast to the rustic Australian feel of Emu Bottom homestead.

It was such a lovely day and I am so flattered that Teneil and Ash shared these lovely words about us.

“Lizzy was amazing, she had the added pressure of a few rainy showers but she still managed to get all the shots we were after. Hey bubbly personality made her really easy to get along with.”

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Wedding location: Emu Bottom
Ceremony Official: Trevor Rice celebrant
Bridal gown:Mariana hardwick
Grooms attire:formal red
Groomsmen:formal red
Bridesmaids:Deblus bridal (kerang)
Shoes:Adelles shoe gallery (Kerang)
Makeup/hair:Hair Narelle McCurdy (bridesmaid) Make up Teneil (Bride)
Flowers: king lake portia farm (saw him at flemington craft market)
Cars: Bentleys Tripple R car hire (these guys were awesome
Cake: Danielle rein-king (grooms cousin, it was delicious) based in Sunbury
Music: acoustic duo
Bonboniere: jams Bonnie (flemington craft market)
Invitations: vista print
Wedding Rings: online blue Nile
Bridal accessories:
First night: home
Honeymoon:Palm Cove

Beth and Paul’s St Dominics Church and Homestead Wedding

March 18, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

I have to be honest, the first time I met Beth and Paul I was wearing my pyjamas. Or at least my pyjama bottoms. We first met via Skype, where they chatted to me from the comfort of their living room in the UK and me from home in Melbourne. Due to the time difference, the hour was early so I skyped in from home in my pi’s before going into the studio! I didn’t actually meet Beth and Paul until a few days before their wedding day when they landed in Melbourne for their big celebration. It didn’t matter as instantly I noticed what a lovely and warm couple they were. Paul with his attention to detail and very thoughtful personality and Beth with her relaxed and go with the flow attitude made us feel very welcome and included in all the plans and the activities of their big day.

 

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What should I wear?

March 11, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.


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Professional Profile Photos

When a client books in for a Lizzy C Photography business portrait shoot, by far the most commonly asked question is “What should I wear?.”

There really is no right or wrong outfit for a portrait shoot. It doesn’t matter if your favorite shirt has stripes, or spots or is lime green. The best outfit you can bring is the one that makes you feel relaxed but professional. We usually recommend our clients bring a shirt or top in a color they like to wear and bring a jacket (for a few more corporate shots.)

We recommend bringing a second shirt or top to change into if you would like a greater variety of looks to choose from. Black is great and popular amongst us Melbourne peeps but bring some colour as well.

Jewellery and scarves are great ways for women to change it up. For Men bringing a suit, bring a couple of shirt and tie options and even a t-shirt for a casual shot for your personal Facebook profile picture for example.

The type of portrait we shoot may depend on the type of industry you work in and the clients that will view your profile. Some industries, by nature of their work, require a more relaxed approachable portrait style, whereas others may require a more formal corporate look.

Here at Lizzy C Photography, we like to think we are experts at capturing just the right look to showcase our clients and the work they do.

If you think your business image could do with a lift, then contact us now book in for a Business Profile on our next Business Portrait Shoot Day.

And….. If you find it hard to get to the studio during business hours, our appointments times start as early as 7.30am.

 

Lizzy C Photography

Phone (03) 9017 1816

admin@lizzyc.com.au

Our Next Business Portrait Shoot Day is Tuesday 17th March

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Client Spotlight: Profile Portraits: Tony Romanelli

February 20, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Commercial Photography .

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When I pack up the studio, after one of our special profile portrait days, I am always exhausted. It’s a big day, lots of photography but also a big part of these sessions is meeting people and learning about their personalities and what they do. This is especially important because not only do we photograph a true representation of each client’s personality but it means they let their guard down and enjoy the session. This results in relaxed personable portraits. I couldn’t love it more, as I get to meet people from all walks of life and we basically end up having heaps of laughs, chats and to be honest a lot of fun!

Tony was absolutely no exception. Tony is just one of those lovely personable and genuine guys. He came to us through a recommendation, through a lovely past client of mine, Marion. So I knew he was going to be great fun to work with, as well all I can say is good people know good people.

This is a little about Tony (a truly fascinating gentleman) and his experience of the shoot.

What do you do?
I am a social policy creator and developer for marginalised youth.

Tell me about how you got into your field.
I began my career as a teacher and then progressed into the public service as a senior consultant, where I worked on both the Disabilities and Behavior and Well being portfolios.

Tell me a bit about what you do.
A highly experienced and passionate advocate for marginalised youth, educator, trainer and facilitator, I specialise in the development of policy based on the principles of inclusion and social justice, reflective of the needs of our vulnerable youth.

Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?
Lizzy was highly recommended by a friend and colleague.

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with the results of your shoot?
Lizzy made me feel very relaxed which made the shoot loads of fun. It was so easy to connect with Lizzy, and it didn’t take long before we were solving
the worlds problems, having a good laugh, which resulted in heaps of fantastic shots. It was so difficult to choose the shots, because they were all great.

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