Summer!!

As I sit here on yet another glorious Saturday, I wanted to post some of the gorgeous images from last week's late Saturday afternoon shoot. We braved sticky/spikey bits off grass, ants and that late afternoon heat to get these photos, and I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. The kids were amazing :)

Saturday afternoons book fast, so if you're interested in the kind of shoot where we utilise this amazing light, you'll need to be quick. There is one or two left before Christmas only. I do keep a waiting list for when I'm booked out, so ask about that if the date you're keen on isn't available. 

Hope you're all keeping cool! Lemonade icypoles all round :)

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

For Karen, Darren and girls :)

A sneak peek! We had the perfect morning, three beautiful little girls and a gorgeous location :) I can't wait to show you the rest!

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

Introducing a new Signature Line

showcasing the best of our product line. Simone Hanckel Photography is now offering a beautiful boutique range of portfolio boxes and albums, in addition to our line of signed, framed prints that we've become known for. We're excited to be able to create such incredible keepsakes for your photos, and know you'll love them too.

The beautiful Signature Album - comes in two sizes, either 20 5x7 inch, or 20 8x10 inch images. 

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and the Signature Portfolio Box - contains 15 5x7 images. Your prints are matted ready to frame, and the custom box makes a beautiful keepsake.

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Feel free to call for more information, or drop by the studio for look!

xo Simone

A sneak peek for Giselle

because in all the excitement they still haven't seen their pg pics! Baby is due very soon, and we'll be headed back to this amazing location to do the newborn, but I wanted to share how utterly magical the pregnancy shoot was.

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Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

 

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

 

and the angel Anjali...

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now, hurry up baby!!

xoxo Simone

I am now officially....South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year 2009 :o)

AND...South Australian Outdoor Portrait Photographer of the Year! It was announced on Tuesday night at the AAPP National Awards Dinner in Melbourne, and I couldn't be more stoked. The competition is one that takes into account a year's worth of print submissions, so it's a dedicated process, and very nerve-wracking! I'm so honoured to have won it.

This is one of the images I submitted, the fabulous Giselle and her second baby. For those who have followed my work, Giselle is the gorgeous pregnant mama in the archway with her hubby in my pregnancy gallery, and it was fantastic to get together to celebrate this new baby. I thought it was fitting that one of her images went towards my award too, they've been staunch supporters :)

Simone Hanckel Photography - South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year

So, I won't give an acceptance speech ;o) , but I will say that I'm so blessed with what I do, and the recognition that is flooding in. I'm looking forward to creating more award winning portraits for your families in the future.

Simone xoxoxo

 

The 'it's my birthday!' sale :) (Adelaide Pregnancy Photographer)

and why should I get all the presents? To celebrate my 'inaugural 39th birthday', I'm offering an exclusive blog special. Until July 31st you have the opportunity to purchase your complete set of session prints in 4x6 inch (10x15cm) at half price. This popular session set is ordinarily a collection item and is already heavily discounted to $900 (ordinarly $70 per print), but this special makes the set $450. Most clients purchase this set as Christmas presents, collage photos, or to put in their family album :)

This offer is limited to clients, past and present who mention they saw the blog, so spread the love :) There will be a special bonus for anyone interested that comments on this post too. Don't be shy I love to see comments! email simone@simonehanckel.com.au or phone on 8340 2838 :)

Simone xo (will also consider offers of anti-wrinkle cream...)

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For Karen, Paul, Jayden and Alyssa

A sneak preview!

We had a few failed attempts at getting the right day and weather for this sitting, but I'm so glad it worked out the way it did. It couldn't have been more perfect, even with the high tide at Brighton! So lovely to see you all again too :)

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

Introducing a really special mini-session event

On Sunday April 26 I will be holding an exclusive in-studio mini-session event, just in time for Mother's Day :) This is a great opportunity to come in and have something really simple and sweet done of your children, and perhaps even be in a few shots with them yourself!

Cost is $150 and includes a 20 minute sitting, 1 x 8x10 inch mini-storyboard (as below), and limited edition mini-collections are available. Bookings are essential as there are only 10 spots available, so if you have been thinking of the ideal Mother's Day present get in early!

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Please call the studio on 08.83402838 for bookings!

xo Simone

Adelaide Pregnancy Baby Child Photographer

 

And some bragging (cos it's my blog and I'm allowed ;) ) {Pregnancy Baby Child - Adelaide Photographer}

I wanted to show three images I just won silver awards for in an industry print judging :) I was really thrilled as these images are absolute favourites of mine. For anyone that knows the studio, the baby being held up on the beach was in my Christmas window, and the one of Bree and Cooper lying in the flowers is big on on the wall :) The last one is an new all time favourite (hi Sacha!). 

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

Max, Emerson and Maisie :) {Adelaide Pregnancy Baby Child Photographer}

We knew this would be a tricky shoot, a two year old and 9 month old twins, but wow...they really came through! They are all just so beautiful and coped really well with having wet bottoms :)

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

 

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

 

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

Adelaide Baby Photographer

Today the unthinkable happened

My handbag was stolen out of my car! With four burly mechanics watching on! I can't get over it. I was 20 metres away..so the car was in sight, but this guy knew what he wanted, knew that my bag was in there (must have been watching me :( ) and it was gone before I knew it. I don't care about the 'stuff' but I do care about my diary! It has my whole world in it and I have no clue what I'm doing now! To the lowlife that did it, if you have seen fit to delve into my life further...send the diary back. Please. 

 

So, in the vain hope that upcoming clients who have appointments see this, please ring me! I can be reached on 83402838, which will go through to my mobile if I'm not at the studio (my mobile was at home, phew!). I'm pretty sure I know all of my appts until the end of the week, but Jayne if you're reading this, I don't remember your address! I'll look it up in the white pages, but hopefully you see this and call. 

What a day...lol...the upside is that this morning I became an aunty for the first time! Welcome to little Grace Lee, and a big hug and a kiss to my sister Jill, and her husband Jim. Can't wait to see her :)

and...just because I HAVE to post an image with every post...it's compulsive, here are my beautiful boys. I had the opportunity to take them out yesterday as models for a mini teaching session I was doing, and got these. My handsome, co-operative boys :)

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Simone Hanckel Photography - Adelaide Photographer - Pregnancy Baby Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Adelaide Photographer - Pregnancy Baby Child

xo Simone

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A sneak peek for Ben and Brooke

of their darling boy, William! He was the perfect model :o) I can't wait to show you the rest!

xo Simone

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Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy - Baby - Child

Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy - Baby - Child

 

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Validation

an old friend posted this on Facebook and I can't tell you how glad I am that I watched it. The message is amazing, but what he does with it...well...it'll become evident by the end...I hope you love it too!

"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner - Audience Award, Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival, Winner - Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award, Williamstown Film Festival, Winner - Best Comedy, Dam Short Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Film, Sedona Int'l Film Festival.

xo Simone

The year that was...

Today marks a very special day. A year ago on Dec 21 I got the keys to the studio, and my husband and I ducked around before heading to his Christmas work dinner to just sit in there and drink it in. It was such a magical moment, so heavy with possibility, with both of us mentally planning out the rooms and visualising how it would all look.  To think of all I've achieved in there since...it does my head in.A huge thank you to all of my vendors and supporters, who helped me pull it all together and talked it up all over town. It's been such a joy to do this, so to have had it be so successful has been amazing.

I wanted to pause for a moment as I wrap up this year, with a huge thank you to all the clients who passed through my doors in the last twelve months. Your beautiful children with their open hearts and souls have been such a gift, and I hope you all have a peaceful and joyous Christmas.

I'd like to make a special mention of little Gemma and Dylan from Ronald McDonald House, who have shown me what strength and hope is, and I wanted to send hugs to their families who get to take their babies home for Christmas. You're in my thoughts constantly. xo.

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Christmas

It feels like ages since I've posted here, and it's no surprise with how busy the last few months have been. So, I'm poking my head out to show off a few latest favourites, before I disappear beneath the mountain of work again! Roll on Christmas Day :o)

This is a sneak preview of my new Christmas window photos... This family was so inspiring, and so lovely to let me fulfil a dream of taking a newborn down to the beach. The photos we got were beyond my wildest dreams, so thank you so much Mary and Ricky!

For the technically minded out there, these sittings were both held on fairly sunny (and yes, windy) days, around midday. I set myself a challenge to make the harsh midday sun work, and really love the results. Of course, having an adult that will stand where you want them to makes all the difference! I'd defy anyone to do this with a toddler :o)

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Simone Hanckel Photography - Pregnancy

and the one that will be the showstopper in the window (I love this image sooo much)

with baby Joseph...

 

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My goal will be to move to more newborn work like this, so if you're interested in something outside the norm, more conceptual, and a piece of art to celebrate this new little life, please call for a chat. I'd love to hear from you :o)

xo Simone