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Client Spotlight: Profile Portraits: Tony Romanelli

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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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.

Competition Winner: Kelly’s Portrait Session

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Kelly Reyolds was the lucky winner of our competition.  As part of the competition, Kelly won a all inclusive profile portrait session for business owners!

We asked Kelly a few questions about her work as a graphic designer and her experience of a Lizzy C Photography photo session.

Client Spotlight: Kelly Reynolds


1. What do you do?
I’m a freelance graphic designer. I create logos, publications, ads, websites, signage – anything in the visual media! I also love illustration, either hand drawn or computer generated. You can see examples of my work at


2.Tell me about how you got into your field.
I loved art and graphic communication at school – so it was a pretty easy decision! I liked that it was a creative field with a practical, commercial purpose.


3. Tell me a bit about what you do and what makes you different than your competitors?
A lot of my work is creating logos and branding for companies, which involves extracting a detailed brief from the client, then distilling that information and capturing the essence of their company in a single mark or look, which I love. I think what makes me different is that I have a very thoughtful approach to my work, and I really care about doing a great job for my clients!


4. Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?
I was lucky enough to win this shoot from the facebook competition!


5. Tell us about your experience working with Lizzy. Were you happy with the results of your shoot?
The results are fantastic! I’m so happy with my pics. Lizzy was very friendly and quick to put me at ease, I didn’t feel nervous or ‘under the spotlight’ at all. I would definitely recommend her for lovely, natural portraits.
As the winner of our competition, Kelly received:
  • A 45 minute studio session
  • 4 digital images on DVD
  • A secure web gallery of images to choose from (up to 30 images)
  • All post production work/retouching of images
cleardot Competition Winner: Kellys Portrait Session


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Client Spotlight: Chris Chan’s relaxed corporate portraits

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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It’s always lovely to be referred by past clients. I figure this means that they think we did an awesome job! That’s how I came to photograph Chris Chan. Chris tells me that he had really good feedback from colleague and friend Bernd Schiffer. He also thought that our style really made our clients look warm and friendly, which was the impression he wanted to project of himself.

Chris is an Enterprise Lean & Agile Coach, consultant and trainer who focuses on facilitating organisational change and the transformation to a more agile workplace.

Chris is very passionate about what he does. His naturally curious personality means he is constantly learning and striving to get better at things. He lives by the moto “you can never stop learning” and is spurred on by the excitement of learning something new no matter how small it may be. While striving to find better ways of doing things himself, he discovered an appetite for helping others get better at working. He loves mentoring and coaching people in agile ways of working, and gets a lot of satisfaction from seeing people succeed. He tells me that his fresh, outside perspective and pragmatic attitude are things clients really value.

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Client Spotlight: Professional Portraits for Jill Blunsom

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Melbourne business portraits Client Spotlight: Professional Portraits for Jill Blunsom I love working directly with business people. It is very rewarding to work closely with someone to make sure we produce images that represent them, their business and their brand, which they can then use across their marketing and online profiles. On top of that, I love hearing about what people do and all the creative business ideas that are out there.

It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of travel, so I was thrilled to recently work with Jill Blunsom of Gourmet South America and learn more about what she does. Jill creates personalised private travel arrangements to South America, organising everything from flights, hotels and touring, to winery stays and fine dining experiences to complement the journey. With a 12 year career in the South Amercian travel industry she really knows her stuff. She is passionate about all things South America and tells me that there are so many places that people don’t know about, so she’s made it her mission to design itineraries based on her own experience travelling in the region, which are tailored to each individual. Some of her travel highlights have taken her well away from the tourist crowds; to Estancias with its jaw dropping views, to world class wine lodges, jungle retreats, and fine dining experiences to rival the world’s best.

Jill was looking online for a professional photographer who could create a more relaxed professional profile and our folio appealed. Jill had some really lovely things to say about her experience working with us: “I found Lizzy very professional and able to create an environment in which I could relax, enjoy the shoot and even have a bit of a laugh. The end result was some great shots which I am now using on all of my professional pages, i have had many compliments on them. Thank you Lizzy!”

Aww, thanks Jill!

Professional Business Portraits | Melbourne Photographer

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Having a good quality business portrait is important to business people looking to convey a professional image of themselves and their company. Having good quality images that reflect your personality and the image of your business can be a great marketing tool. If you are sick of using the same images over and over for your Linked In, Facebook and other online profiles, maybe you should think about getting in touch!

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LinkedIn Professional Protraits

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Recently, we photographed John Farrow, an IT and business outcome delivery professional. He found Lizzy C Photography through every savvy professional’s favorite social media site: LinkedIn. He started off in his career writing operating systems, then moved across to the business and human side of projects and strategy development in financial services and technology. Now he is a specialist in technology leadership and business partnerships and boasts a set of transferable skills—a valuable commodity in today’s competitive market. We took photos mainly for his linkedin profile and website. It was important to John to have professional portraits which made him feel accessible to his large ranging client base, he later shared that he was really happy with our service, efficiency, and quality.

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Professional Relaxed Corporate Portraits

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Imogene and Christoph Hewett

We first met Imogene and Christoph Hewett when we photographed their wedding in 2009. They were so happy with the results, they not only recommended us to multiple friends, but we were the first ones they turned to when they needed headshots for their new company’s website.

“It was really a natural choice for us to return to Lizzy C knowing full well that she would capture our personalities in the most sincere way,” they said. “We are totally thrilled with our corporate shots as they clearly represent who we are, which is so important to our brand.”

Resonant Integrity is focused on helping professionals sustain their authenticity to the point that they can work in harmony with others to achieve common goals. Imogene and Christoph offer a very personal and authentic approach to developing leaders. They rely on referrals and word-of-mouth to promote their business along with their website  — and that’s where Lizzy’s portraits come in.

“The best thing about working with Lizzy C is that she makes you forget you are looking at a camera,” they said after the shoot. “You feel like you are just talking and laughing with a friend. The sincere warmth and interest she extends to you, allows you to relax and just be yourself in front of her camera. You will walk away with so many wonderful shots of yourself that the only hard part is choosing which ones you are going to use. In our combined experience, Lizzy C is the best photographer we have ever worked with.”

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Let’s talk Photography!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Liz 1 300x200 Lets talk Photography! I don’t know if anyone is ever thrilled about the idea of public speaking and I don’t usually jump at the chance to speak in front of a group of people. But the more I think about it, the more excited I am about the opportunity to share what I am passionate about and what I’ve learnt with a group of my peers. Our industry body, the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) has asked me to host a small group of photographers for a bit of an informal chat at my new studio. I’m using the opportunity to talk about a few things I am passionate about and feel I’ve learnt along the way, which are innovative business, work life balance, and creating and building the business you want to build.


If you’d like to come along, it can be booked through the AIPP. You don’t have to be a photographer/AIPP member to come along either.

Date: Weds, Oct 30th

Time: 7pm for 7.15pm start

Location: 79 Ireland St, Melbourne West (buzz reception for entry)

Strictly limited places

Cost: $10 (student), $15 (member) and $25 (non-member)

Being a bit of a media tart ~ Lizzy C featured

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

So I have this other thing that I’m passionate about. People ask me about it all the time, even seeking out my advice. It gets me excited and I love to talk to others about how great it is, and suggest that maybe they should consider doing it too. I’m talking about running a business; being your own boss; combining your passion with a way of earning a living.

I was recently featured in Nett Magazine/Online Entrepreneur Magazine, in which I talk about running a business.

You can read the online article here


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Galerie Montmartre ~ Vintage Posters

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

These are some photographs I took for the lovely Galerie Montmartre. Gallerie Montmartre sells beautiful original vintage posters. They have a fantastic gallery warehouse type space in Fitzroy full of these fantastic posters and other gorgeous vintage details. Do pop in if you are in the area. The staff have an in depth knowledge of the origin, quirky details and history of the posters they stock. I can’t promise you won’t be tempted to snap one up for yourself though! We are the proud owners of two of these posters which we have prominently displayed in our home!


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New Zealand Earthquake Editorial Images

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I love to travel, I love it when my work and travel come together. Sometimes I don’t mean for my work and travel to coincide but they do.

Last year I was in NZ for a ski holiday when Christchurch was hit by an earthquake. The earthquake was a magnitude of 7.4 and Christchurch was declared a state of emergency. The earthquake struck at 4:35am. The photos below are shoots I took that day.

The photographs were published in the December-January issue of Insurance and Risk Professional.

Despite living in Japan for a couple of years and feeling numerous earthquakes, I’d never seen or experienced anything like this before.  I was impressed at how quickly the recovery efforts started and how life seem to continue on.

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Bloom Cosmetics magazine feature and cover

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

One of the things I like about my job/chosen career path is that I meet people from all walks of life. I’ve photographed people in the community, politicians, celebrities, business leaders and even a president. But the people I often look most forward to photographing and feel most inspired by are the entrepreneurs who are just doing their thing .  I like hearing their stories. I appreciate how humble they can be.

Recently I met and photographed a feature in Latte Magazine for Emma Isaacs who is the entrepreneur behind Business Chicks.  A successful entrepreneur in her own right, she likes to shine the spotlight on other successful women carving a path in their own chosen profession.  The focus of the current issue is on Natalie Bloom from Bloom Cosmetics. Natalie has managed to build a very successful cosmetics company despite humble beginnings. And to top that, she is also one of the easiest, friendliest people to photograph and work with! Some people are just too awesome!

The images I shot for the magazine cover and feature are below…

And if you don’t mind, I might just toot my own trumpet a little, this is a testimonial Emma wrote about working with me on my linkedin profile:

“Lizzy does a great job of photographing those who’d rather be someplace else! We hired her for a shoot for the Business Chicks magazine, Latte and she was super professional and a delight to work with. Well done Lizzy and thanks so much.”

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Fashion photography ~ Jewellery

Friday, September 10th, 2010

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In the process of going through old shoots and getting them ready to archive I’ve realised there are heaps of photo shoots I never got a chance to blog. These images were taken for Look East Australia. Look East are a wholesaler for jewellery stores and boutiques around the world.

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Interiour Venue Photography~ Hazeldene Yarra Valley

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Sorry, it’s been a bit quiet of late on the blog, I’ve just returned from overseas. But more about that later.

This shoot was for Hazeldene in the Yarra Valley. Hazeldene is a beautiful retreat in the Yarra Valley. It is very popular for weddings but Hazeldene wanted some photographs which also showcased their accommodation options and facilities for corporate clients. It’s a stunning property with heaps of nooks and crannies to enjoy the surroundings. I highly recommend you check it out! I am thinking it’s be perfect for Lizzy C’s next corporate retreat!

Thanks to Rachael for assisting me on this one.

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See more photos from this shoot on the Hazeldene website

Commercial Portraits ~ Image Consultant

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Anne contacted me because she was starting a new business and needed some portraits of herself for her website and promotional materials. Anne is an image consultant. As soon as you meet Anne it is very clear that not only does she know her stuff but she is very passionate about what she does! In a nutshell, she works with people to understand what best colours and style they should wear so that you become more confident and comfortable with the image they present.

This is important because, as she states on her website social psychologists have determined that visual presence contributes 55% to the impression we make on other people.

Hint, this may also be a good reason to have great photographs on your website!!

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