Mothers Day: Photo session experience

Long time no blog- have been spending lots of time trying to get my elbow better- as it turns out I had to have surgery to remove four pieces of bone that were preventing me from straightening it. I am slowly commencing business again and to celebrate the return to my babies (cameras) I am having a Mothers Day give away. Now I’m the sort of person that doesn’t even know when Mother’s Day is until the crazy hits the shops (and even then I’m still unsure of the actual day!).

 

Mother’s Day is not just about one day- its about every day and every night! Motherhood is an amazing experience (I’m not waxing lyrical about it either, as I type my youngest child has been crying/screaming/bawling for almost an hour like a two a year old- he’s not a two year old incidentally!) but it’s not about one day that you open the Mothers Day Card. Speaking of which last year Hallmark in the Netherlands inserted a camera into some mothers day cards to capture the reaction of the mum’s as they read the card. You can see that below.

‘Hidden Camera Card’ for Hallmark from Lemz on Vimeo.

In my work I like to create and capture an experience for you- the connections that you have and create memories that you can share for a long time. (“Do you remember when that crazy photographer took us to…” No! Not that one! The one where your family are interacting naturally and you forget I am there until I show you the joy, the laughter and the love you have for each other in the images I take of you. I am having a little competition (Melbourne/Hobart peeps only please) all you have to do is tell me in 25 words or less one of your favourite memories that involve your mum- it could be recent or something you remember from your childhood.The winner will receive a gift voucher for a photo session experience (valid for a year) and complimentary gift print from your photo session experience.
Entries close May 30th 2015. (yes I know that’s after “Mothers Day” :))
Please note that the prize must be taken as above and can not be taken as cash.
The winner must be contactable and will be announced on this blog.

For those wanting to purchase gift certificates for Mothers Day or any day please contact me:)

Elbow: Office temporarily closed.

Well unfortunately I have dislocated my elbow- my friends would have expected me to do this while hanging off a cliff trying to get a shot or climbing walls trying to get a shot etc etc you can be inventive here but alas I was barely moving. My elbows have been the amusement of many pt’s who just could not work out how they could move that way. Well being hypermobile has it’s drawbacks-and I have been advised to shut down shop for a little while until it gets better.

 

Thanks for your understanding.

 

Maree.

Win a great photographic prize and support a talented young dancer.

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Raffle tickets are now available for Melbourne and Tassie people wanting to support Merrikk, and pick up a fantastic photographic prize.

Most of the tickets are being sold at the dance school that Merrikk attends- Niche Dance Studios but I have a limited number of tickets available for purchase- they are $20.00 per ticket and the prize is valued at $1,370.

The gift voucher includes:

  • A photographic session (any type excluding wedding)
  • A 16X 24 Canvas ready to hang on your wall
  • 2 matted gift prints
  • Disk of gallery
  • Image Styling.

All funds go to Merrikk to help him get to Hong Kong- you can learn more here

As a bonus anyone that buys a ticket and then books a session with me and presents it to me will receive one matted gift print as a thank you for supporting this young dancer. Get on it people I have limited number of tickets email me maree@mareejaeger.com.au

Drawn on 25th October 2014.

 

 

Beautiful Designer and Designs.

I’ve been trialling doing some street/fashion photography for online magazine Cocktail Revolution, last month in my travels I got to photograph many people.

Have you been to the shop called Mazi?It’s a stunningly beautiful shop, with stunning beautiful things in it. Go look:)It’s a small shop but every, and I do mean every detail reflects the passion of the designer!

Anyway, I got to meet her! and photograph her!

Thank you so much it was a pleasure to meet you.

Everything, beautiful right?

 

Mazi

Buy Melbourne Eureka to help!

Ok, so I don’t mean the actual building but a unique image of it. This piece titled Eureka Tower Reflected was successful in gaining entry into the New North (now known as Photonet Gallery) exhibition in 2010. It was priced at $550 and would suit an office building or contemporary style house. I believe in giving back to the community through my business and over the years have supported many charities and local organisations. This year I am auctioning this framed and ready to hang image off to the highest bidder to help Merrikk a talented young dancer compete as part of the International Dance Organisation. I first saw Merrikk dancing when I didn’t even know him- but from all the dancers I picked him out as someone exceptional. I have the eye! I’m telling you!:)

and bad photo of the photo but I wanted you to see the framing and mats.

Merrikk is 10 years old and has been dancing and singing since he was 4 years old and dance means the world to him. His dream is to sing and dance professionally when he is older. Merrikk shows amazing dedication to his love of dance. He trains 6 days a week and loves every second of it. Merrikk as it turns out attends the same school as my kids do, so of course I have gotten to know him and not only is he a talented dancer, he is a lovely and genuine person.  Merrikk has been fortunate enough to be selected to be part of the Australian National team.

While being selected as part of the Australian National team is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the costs associated with this need to be self-funded by the individual’s family who financially are unable to afford the costs involved. So I am extremely happy and proud to be art of a team dedicated to making Merrikks dance dreams come true.

The arts of any kind are a tough gig (In other lifetime I used to perform in theatre/film..so I know what is involved to be dedicated to a life in the arts).

I believe if kids (or anyone for that matter) is passionate about something they should have opportunities to pursue that passion.

So- I would love to find a buyer for this image to support Merrikk. So if you know anyone that likes architecture, the Eureka building or needs a piece of art for their home or office building please send them my way. I am hoping it will go to a local buyer and I can deliver it, but if you are interstate or overseas talk to me and we will see what we can do regarding postage. Bidding starts NOW!! Would love for bidding to start at $500 please lets get behind this young talent! Please email me maree@mareejaeger.com.au

It is not the typical Eureka Tower image I know….but there are heaps of them out there and they aren’t supporting a good cause! Also if you had of witnessed me actually taking the photo squatting and leaning like a lunatic to line the reflection up you will know that was at least worth $1k in public humiliation 😉

Seriously though, if you don’t like this photo but want to help Merrikk or know of a business that loves to support young artists please pop over to Merrikk’s Facebook page or email becksteinfort@icloud.com- we really want to make this happen for him so any help is appreciated!! It could be an item we could raffle/auction or a sponsorship/donation.

Thanks so much,

Maree.