Children who Grow up with Family Portraits have an Increased sense of Belonging

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I suppose it’s not really that surprising that growing up and being surrounded with beautiful images of your happy family in a loving home has the ability to make your childhood happier and more wholesome. Studies have shown that children who see themselves in photographs have an increased awareness of their worth in the family as well as a heightened sense of belonging.
 
 
Who among us cannot say that seeing a childhood photo doesn’t fill you full of that warm, fuzzy, sugar-fueled happiness. Mum and Dad looking young and radiant even despite their obviously terrible fashion choices! Thank god the 70s are over!
 
 
Even though Robbie and I are professional photographers, we’ve got photos of our kids everywhere, whether they’re taken on our pro equipment or the first phone we bought that had a camera!! They cover the walls, our fridge, every part of the wall up the staircases I could reach to knock in a nail to hang a frame. We’re so proud of all of them and we hope they know it.
 
 
Who knows, one day these photos will be hung in our grandchildren’s houses, or perhaps lovingly cradled in one of their arms, reminiscing about the “Good Old Days”…..   My thought for you……… ‘THESE’ are the good old days for your children and then their children, make sure you take the time to record them.

What to Include In Your Wedding “Emergency Kit”

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Years of dreaming and months of preparation for your wedding day often culminates in many moments of stress and anxiety – even though it shouldn’t! It is our mission to make your photography experience as relaxed and seamless as possible, which is why we provide each of our clients with recommendations for their wedding shoot “emergency kit”.

If you want to ensure your wedding day is as enjoyable and relaxed as possible, make sure you pack these items and leave them in a safe, accessible place, like the car.

HOW TO PACK YOUR WEDDING EMERGENCY KIT

The key to any good wedding emergency kit is preparation. It’s no use throwing together random items the night before or day of the wedding – your pack should be ready to go at least a week in advance (and put somewhere that you won’t forget).

Here’s what to include:

  • Hairspray/brush/comb
  • Lipstick
  • Foundation (to cover red noses)
  • Mini multi thread sewing kit (you can buy from Safeway or Coles). Get the colour of the suits, the bridesmaid dresses and OF COURSE the wedding dress!
  • ‘Party feet’ if you think you’ll need – or a change of shoes for locations
  • Bandaids
  • Headache, muscle ache, hay fever, anti nausea etc, tablets
  • Umbrella’s – one for each couple in the bridal party including yourself. White umbrella’s are great for winter or summer – any colour but red!!
  • Lots of water, nibbles, refreshments in an esky
  • Bobby pins/safety pins/hair clips/hair ties
  • Wet ones and bath towel (so the bride can eat in the back of the car)
  • Deoderant. Groom may also like to bring a spare shirt.
  • If your location is at the beach, bring a hand towel to wipe sandy feet

All of these items can be stored in a small toiletries bag and left in the wedding car. We only hope we DON’T have to use them (wow, wouldn’t that be perfect), but we would hate to be stuck without them!!

Having an emergency kit packed and ready to go will save you so much stress and ensure your day runs to plan. Consider this when prepping for your day – over preparation will allow you to “take on” any challenge that comes your way, whereas under preparation is a recipe for disaster.

 

Shireen Hammond M.Photog WINS 2015 AIPP Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year!

One of the Awarded Wedding Photographs that Shireen won AIPP Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year - with her couple Linda and David.

One of the Winning Awarded Wedding Photographs that Shireen Hammond from Field of Vision Photography won –  as the  “2015 AIPP Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year”.              Here, her couple Linda and David have a moment on their wedding day at Fitzroy Town Hall.

 

 

 

Well it’s been a loooonnnnnggggg time between posts!!   But why not start if off with a BANG!!

We’re soooo thrilled and excited to announce that our very own Shireen Hammond M.Photog II  – was just awarded with the very prestigious 2015 AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Award, making this her FOURTH time of winning this fabulous title!

Congratulations Shireen and Robert and the whole Team at Field of Vision Photography!  What a fabulous result!  Also, we MUST say a massive Thankyou to our gorgeous bride and grooms who made it all possible!  Linda and David, Mini and Roman, Nancy and Norman, Sarah and Tim and Courtney and Joel.

What a fabulous result after winning 2014 Victorian Family Photographer of the Year last Year!  Go team FOV once again!!  Whoop Whoop!

 

Vic Epson Photography AIPP Award Winning Ceremony at Sails On The Bay 2012!

Field Of Vision Stars!!

The Field Of Vision Team 🙂 Robert Hammond, Bec Hammond, Shireen Hammond, Caitlin Heather and Robert Bradridge!! Congratulations!! 🙂

Wow what a fabulous awards night at Sails On The Bay in Elwood and a wonderful coup for the team at Field Of Vision! 🙂

A big congratulations to Shireen Hammond for winning a GOLD in the Vic AIPP Wedding category and also suprising us AND herself for winning runner up in the Vic  AIPP Travel category, her first time entering no less!!

Also a HUGE congrats to Caitlin for winning runner up for AIPP Victorian Sport Photographer Of The Year.

Last but not least, a massive shout out to the backend team at Field Of Vision for their support and countless hours of listening and counselling Robert H, Shireen and Cailtin who were stressing about the award, (for weeks)!

A night of fun, laughter and accolades at Sails On The Bay, we are counting down the days to the AIPP Epson 2013 ceremony!!

🙂 GO TEAM FOV!!  🙂