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South west family and children lifestyle photography Michelle Wrighton Photography

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 it’s why you need to exist in photos

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...

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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2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay Bridgetown Western Australia

This morning the Queen's Baton Relay travelled through our neighbouring town on its travels around Australia before heading to Queensland for the  2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.  One of Boyup Brook's locals Jodi Nield was nominated for her achievements and contributions to our community and did our little town proud during her leg of the relay. Congratulations Jodi and all the baton bearers you are all legends and did our little corner of the world proud! The shire of...

2018 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival – Ute and Truck Muster

This weekend is the 33rd Annual Country Music Festival for our  sleepy little town of Boyup Brook in the south west region of Western Australia. The Country Music Festival and Ute and Truck Muster is the biggest annual event and is made possible with the support of local businesses and the endless ours put in by dedicated volunteers.  This year the line-up includes The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Allan Caswell, Benn Gunn, Billy Bridge & Rebecca Lee Nye, Codee-Lee, Craig Adams, Donna Lou &...

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Merry Christmas – 2017

Well 2017 has gone so quickly, I just can’t believe its nearly Christmas already!    I’ve done some awesome photography sessions over the last couple of weeks with some gorgeous fur-kids and will hopefully get their blog posts written up over the holiday period, but until then I wanted to wish all my clients and their families a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year – of course there is no better way to do that than with cute...

Christmas Gift Ideas – Custom Photography for Pet Lovers

If you are struggling to come up with the ideal Christmas gift for the horse or dog lover in your life, look no further!  These beautifully presented, custom designed Gift Certificate for a Pet Portrait photography session are personalised with the recipients name and make a unique, meaningful gift for the hard to buy for animal lover in your life. To ensure your loved one receives a gift with no obligation to spend anything additional, Gift Certificates for Deluxe...

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Product Highlight: Signature Fine Art Album – Video

I thought I would put together a short video showing a look through my Signature Fine Art Album.  These handcrafted layflat albums are created with 235gsm archival art paper pages with 200gsm archival white card between them to create luxuriously thick and durable pages printed with genuine Canon pigment inks with a genuine leather spine and backing and beautiful photo device cover.  These beautiful albums are hand crafted in Australia by a team of skilled artisans and really have...

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Top 75 Fine Art Photography Websites and Blogs

It’s always such an honour to have my art included in lists such as this, especially when the other photographers work is so incredible. Click to view the full list of the Top 75 Fine Art Photography Websites. Thank you very much for this honour Feedspot, I really appreciate being included in this list....

Balingup Medieval Carnivale 2017

Even though we live in the south west, this weekend was the first time I have gone to the Balingup Medieval Carnivale, and wow was it everything that I expected and more! The atmosphere was amazing with the majority of visitors also wearing period costume, so with being surrounded by knights and ladies, kings and queens, vikings, wizards and the odd dragon or two it was very easy to feel like you had just stepped back in time.  The...

Men's Health - Meeting with friends is good for health

All men are now looking forward: an investigation by the Oxford University revealed that the well-being of men improves significantly when they meet with their friends at least twice a week. It is important that a meeting is held where something is done. This promotes men's health immensely.

Men who maintain a social group are, according to the report, healthier, recover faster from diseases and are more generous. Unfortunately, most men do not manage to do this men's health and thus meet with their friends, so it is only a week with friends. This is not a big circle of friends, but the regularity of the meetings.

However, the men's health meeting should consist of a maximum of 5 people. The social ties to the mates can be shaped by some great activities, which strengthens the group and makes our men happy! The activities can range from team sports to simple "drinking beer", and this just twice a week. It is also important for men's health that the 4 or 5 closest and most important friends are involved. So dear men, go out and meet with your friends, it is healthy for you!

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