Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mothers day sessions + free gift for first 3 bookings! { Melbourne family photographer }

Mothers day is here before we know it!

Have always wanted "that" image of your family or perhaps dreaming about "mummy and me" session with the kids? Book it in and I look after the rest: One hour to cuddle, kiss and play silly games with your family and also get images that last lifetime.

Mothers day sessions + free gift for first 3 bookings!

Thurs 9th April - midweek session on school holidays, perfect for mummy and me sessions.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th April - want to capture the whole family - no worries!

The first 3 bookings (only 2 left - be quick!) will receive complimentary mini album to hold your favourite images from the shoot. Perfect for gifting or maybe want to keep it to yourself  (fits perfectly in your handbag). 

 Please call or email me - I would love to hear from you!

me@sannagriffin.com.au or 0424080565

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

I'm accredited with AIPP + giveaway alert!

My best intentions to write a blog post once a week have already fallen through however trying to get back on track .. this time have some very happy news for you! 

I'm now officially accredited with AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers). This is a big milestone for me personally so decided to celebrate it with a giveaway:

You can enter via my facebook site by liking my facebook page, sharing the post and commenting which kind of session you would like to win. the Giveaway image posted, will be pinned the top of the Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/SannaGriffinPhotography. **Please note this giveaway is not endorsed by Facebook**

The only hitch is you have to travel to me for the session. The winner will get their choice of a Family, newborn, Child or Maternity session. This is a FULL session with 20 digital images with release to print at your own leisure.
Lots of luck! Winner will be drawn on Fri 20.3. at 3pm!

Sanna x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Letter to my son

My Little Man,

You're turning Five today. You are one-seventh as old as me, yet sometimes you seem worlds wiser. On occasion, you seem bat crazy too, so it all balances out. Surviving half a decade is no mean accomplishment, which is why I'm awake at 5 a.m. thinking about your life so far.

Five, huh? Big day. The first few months when we brought you home, I slept with my arm across your bassinet, my hand on your chest, so I could make sure you were still breathing. You won't remember that even though it was the first and last time you ever got to sleep in our room. Sorry, sweetie, but boys who thrash about sleep in their own beds.

Now you pick out your own pyjamas, brush your teeth, choose bedtime stories and beg to keep the light on so you can "read" in bed. You love your sleep, in fact, you are one of the only children I know to sleep-in on the weekends – Daddy and I are very grateful for that!

You have changed so much in the past few years.

You've lost your baby belly and have exchanged your chubby thighs for spindly legs and knobby knees. You can open doors, write your name, recite the alphabet, count to 40, empty the dishwasher and dress yourself. You have learned to say please and thank you, ride your bike, play by yourself for an entire morning and swim. You say "I love you" frequently and occasionally to get yourself out of trouble.

You love ham and cucumber sandwiches and would have raspberry and honey toast every day for breakfast if we let you. You know what the rules are and try to circumvent them with a mischievous smile. You are usually very cooperative but occasionally can throw a wicked tantrum. We'll be happy when you outgrow that.

But for everything that's changed, so much is the same. I still watch you sleep every night before I go to bed. My heart skips when you smile at me. Daddy and I talk endlessly about how lucky we are and spending time with you is one of our favorite things.

You have always been a “yes” man with a positive attitude. Although you've gotten bigger and more independent, you haven't lost your earlier optimism and excitement. That might make this year a challenge because your world is going to get bigger. You have started school now and everything is new. People will expect more of you. There might be days when someone says they don’t like to play with you and you won't like it, but it will be ok. Remember how it feels so you won't do it to anybody else. You're also going to learn to read, which, I promise you, is the coolest thing ever.

Five seems like a threshold, the time you change from a baby into a boy. It's not college, but it feels like a leap, which is why there are a few things we should talk about before you officially enter the world of "big kids." First, the small gold coin is worth two dollars is more valuable than the 50 cent coin that is the big shiny silver one. Just want you to understand this before you start changing lunch money at school yard. Second it’s “dandelion” not “dandy lion”.  I almost hate to fix this one, because it's ridiculously cute, but it's probably for the best. Finally, tomato sauce is not a vegetable. It's just not.  

Next weekend, while you're celebrating with Octonaut cake and balloons, I know you won't be thinking about any of this. You'll be blowing out candles and opening presents. What matters to you is frosting and your friends. Which is exactly as it should be. But it's different for me, and that's why I may get teary and hug you too tight or kiss you too often. Try not to let it bug you. Someday you'll read this and know that, for me, 5 is about letting you step out into the big and fascinating world, full of possibilities. Five is about watching you start to figure out who you are and where you belong. The next five years are going to be interesting, but I know you're going to love it.

Happy birthday!

Love Ă„iti (aka Mum)xoxo

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Newborn photography - my studio set up

I'm now available for newborn shoots either at my studio or at your own home.  If you would love to have images of your tiny newborn curled up and sleepy, these photographs are captured best in the first two weeks, preferably between 5-10 days old. So best time to contact me is when you are still pregnant! Call 0424 080 565 or email me@sannagriffin.com.au for bookings. (Gift vouchers are available too for an unique and memorable baby present).

Here are few of my favourites from little Sofia's shoot - she came to test my studio and was just a delight to photograph:

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My first "watch me grow" baby turns 1 - Melbourne child photography

One of the products that I'm really really pumped about is my "watch me grow"- package. It includes three photoshoots during babys first 12 months and really captures the importants milestones.

My first "watch me grow" baby has turned 1! And as I'm ordering the last batch of her prints I'm feeling bit sad - no more photoshoots with this family (for little while). I have truly enjoyed the experience and will miss those little dear faces for sure. The kids have also got to know me and by the 3rd shoot kids (and parents!) knew excatly what to expect and so we created many beautiful images together.

Interested to book "watch me grow" package? Please call me (0424080565) - I would love capture your babys journey through the first 12 months.

The package includes:

- 3 photoshoots over 12 month period
- 24 birth announcement cards
- one 7x10" matted print from each shoot
- five digital images from each shoot
- digital gallery to share with friends and family

Book before Sept 30th and get this package for $590 (normally $650).

Here are some of my favourite moments over the past 12 months:

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Melbourne family photography

Here is a family session to inspire you: lots of excitement and fun with the family cargo bike (helmets removed for photographs) and then climbing trees. I love the images that we created that morning.

How would you like your family to be photographed?

Call me to discuss further 0424 080 565

Sanna x

Thursday, 6 March 2014

My Baby is turning 4!

Oh my time flies when you are having fun .. can't believe my little boy is four already. I took few birthday portraits and we played "which one would you choose" while taking photos:

Me: "so which one you would be if you had to choose: Superman or Batman?"
Master 4: "Batmaaan!"
Me: "cat or dog?"
Master 4: "Doggy .. whoof"
Me: "gingerbread or bisquit"
Master 4: "gingerbread .. yum! Can we make some today?"
Me: "vanilla or chocolate?"
Master 4: "Chocolate"
Me: "three or four year old?"
Master 4: "FOUR!!!!"

Love him to bits xoxo

Friday, 14 February 2014

Love is in the air - Melbourne engagement photographer

Seems so suitable to share this session on valentines day! Amy and Ash received a gift voucher as an engagement present last year (what a great idea!!) and we finally managed to schedule it in. Amy wanted to have a beach session so off we went to beach on a 40 degree day trying to find the perfect location. And so we did - such a fun session that started early evening and finished after sunset.

Amy and Ash - big thanks for being awesome, relaxed and so full of love. You deserve all the happiness in life. I look forward hearing about your big day later this year.

Sanna x
Here are some of my favourites from the session

Monday, 20 January 2014

Happy New Year - Melbourne family photographer

Happy new year! My summer holiday is officially over and as much as I have enjoyed it I'm really keen to get back to work. I need to start working on a new website and packages (very excited!). Also have quite bit of admin to do to get things bit more organised around here. But also look forward booking sessions and start shooting.

As much as I enjoy capturing our family life on camera I have had to put the camera down and be present in the moment instead of looking at everything through the lense.So didn't take as many photos these holidays as I anticipated but really enjoyed the family time together.

We have been swimming a lot so it was easy to decide which photo to share with you.

How have you started the new year? Do you have any interesting projects on your "to do" list in 2014?

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas session - Melbourne baby photography

Few weeks back I set up a little studio again in my bedroom - this time with xmas lights! I love this look, would suit any time of the year not just christmas. My two little models were crawling away fast and opposite directions so had to be very quick! The girls just turned one so perfect time for a photoshoot.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Family Photographer Melbourne

I had so much fun with this crew - thanks again - you make my job feel like a walk in the park! xx