Mother’s Day

Right, I want to know how it is possible that we are in May already? Holy Moly. Am I right!?!

Sometimes, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for mum – particularly as the kids get bigger, and their painted handprints cover the walls -maybe those once loved artworks are now hidden away from everyday sight, but hold more cherished memories than could ever be said…

This mothers’ day, give her a gift that will continue to give, long after the flash has stopped firing. Give her beautiful artwork for the wall. Give her a photo session with Desire Images. It could be a family session, or it could be something just for her. Make an afternoon/ evening of it. Dress to impress, and go to a fancy restaurant afterwards (Yup, giving you heaps of Brownie point ideas here…)!

$640 value for only $100

The Details:
Your Gift Voucher includes:
*Her favourite image as a digital and a print
*A slideshow showcasing some of your beautiful images from your session.

Location: Studio Session
5 Fitzgibbon St, North Ipswich

Physical Gift voucher will be available for pick up from the North Ipswich Studio.

Additional photographs – wall art, gift prints and digital images are available to purchase separately – We know you are going to love your photos!
We will tell you what to do, where to put your hands ect, but research some poses and see if there are any must-have shots that you would love, just let Kate know and we will try and accommodate.

Arrive on time for your scheduled appointment – let us know if you’re running behind.

You will be viewing and your photos straight after your session. (Be prepared to be awed by your coolness!)
Respect the value and integrity of people and property in the studio.
The studio has a strict no nuts policy.

Be yourself! the camera loves you, we promise, nothing is too silly or too crazy, be fun, be bold, be you.

Call Kate to Claim you LIMITED gift Voucher!

Desire Images
0421 288 003

Thoughts for the day…

I’ve been doing a bit of thinking lately, (I know – scary right?!) and I’ve been pondering on the age old question of what makes me, well, me? 🤔

It’s interesting to think about isn’t it…

I mean, that is the reason I designed Desire Images in the first place.

Too often we get so caught up in everyday life, that we forget who we are. Am I right? As parents our identities become compromised. We are no longer ourselves, we become “someones mum” “someones dad”, the worker, the provider, the cleaner, the taxi driver (seriously, how many after school activities do we need to do?!!!)

I am working with an extraordinary lady at the moment, and I love her vibrancy and energy. She asked me some questions, and although they seem surface level easy to answer… when you actually stop and think its quite tricky.

I know I have a fire in my gut to do the impossible – to be challenged. I know I love creating and making artworks. I know I am exceptional at getting the kids that are challenging to co-operate/ work with their energy to create magic for their parents. I know that everyone is accepted – for who they are. I know that I want to give the world to everyone.

As I have grown, Desire Images has grown too. It has emerged as a place where you can be yourself, you don’t have to just fit into one neat little box. There is often a great deal of laughter in our sessions. Family, kids, baby, styled, corporate, schools, each have their own personalities and styles – but one thing remains consistent, and that is that anything is possible. We just have to have hope.

So… what do you cost?

One million dollars!”  (lol jks!) 😂

I was asked the other day as to what I charge, and why. Now, besides that being a little weird to ask someone to justify their cost of doing business, it got me thinking… Maybe I should write a quick note, and help educate some more people 🙂 

The creative fee for your session formally covers all the amazing value below. Just as a plumber has a seperate fee for call out and parts, I have a seperate fee for the session, and the photographs you choose.  For each session you are not only paying for the time spent with me/ my team, but so much more.

This fee depends on your session type. Fab family is currently $100 and Newborn is $150.

We spend time before your session in design and planning, making everything perfect for your time here.  Running a shot list, to maximise the productiveness for you. 

Then we have an awesome time together making great photographs and memories. Over the past 11 years, I have learnt exactly the photos to take, you are benefitting from my expertise and artistic experience. 

So, you know that you are paying for a photography session and that obviously means someone to take the photos, but have you thought about all the other bits of the business?

A professional camera (and back up cameras)

Professional lights and flashes

Computers capable of processing your high qual files

Computer programs to edit your amazing images (and the ability to know how to do that and make the magic happen!) 

Storage of your files (and off-site backups)

Business and Public Liability insurance

Marketing and website costs

Props and clothes – how awesome are they?!

Studio running costs (Phone and internet, electricity ect)

Countless hours of training, workshops, education, learning how to be the best – just for you. 

After your session is finished and you have chosen your photographs, the studio is then cleaned (again!) and washing done. 

Your files are uploaded and backed up onto the server. Then I sit down and edit your photos – to make them the best they can be. If you have a styled session, or a newborn session, the editing of these are quite a lot more intense.  

Does this help give you an idea of the value of a professional photographer? 

xx Let me know if you have any more questions 😃

For a full price list, send me a message with what you are after ❤️

Colouring in Time!😁

I thought We could do something fun for Ekka show week here in QLD.

Download the below file and let your kids have a colour 😁

Post a pic of your kids completed picture on my FB page, and lets have a bit of fun! I’d love to see what they come up with!!! 😃

What sort of fun things are you doing this week?

Fundraising Photos!

Sunnybank Kindy hosted a Fantastic Photo Fundraising Fiesta!
We are helped them out with $10 from every session, plus an additional 15% from each sale going towards their Kindy.
We had lots of laughs on Sunday as we captured heaps of memories. 🙂
How awesome is it to freeze time where you family is right now?!?

We got heaps of variety during the shoots. Kids are kids – and there is never a dull moment haha!

Each shoot took about 20 minutes, during which we captured between 60-100 images, depending on the number in the family, and the children’s co-operation (lol, it’s all good – I have 3 kids, and have seen it all! Haha seriously, I am magic with kids and can generally coax them out of their shell!)

Interested in fundraising for your School or Community group? Send me a message and we’ll have a chat.

Girls just want to have fun !

Happiness is in connecting people. It is enjoying the moment and celebrating your daughter as she is, giving her a chance to play princesses as well as relaxing in fav pair of jeans!

Making time for memories

Its hard to make time to get the kids photos taken isn’t it. I get it. Life is so super crazy sometimes. Can you believe we are already mid March!?! Yikes!

My beautiful friend has brought her two youngest to me to photograph every year now since he was born. We have been getting a ‘growing older’ photo. It is so cool. Each year, he holds the photo of him holding the photos. It’s pretty incredible to watch this young man grow over the last six years!!

I am blessed to have this family as friends.

Styled Kids Dream Photo Session

Our Styled Kids sessions are fully styled, customized sessions that truly capture the individuality of your little (and not so little) one and our endless creativity to bring out the uniqueness in them.

Styled sessions are available for children who love attention!

These sessions take our set designs and creativity to a whole new level above and beyond our regular sessions and we provide it all… the custom clothes, the handcrafted décor, and the dreamy edited backdrops in a one-of-a-kind session experience to bring the unique creative vision to life.
And, in our Styled Kids sessions we are focused on getting THE shot. The one that’s going to hang huge on your wall.  While some of these image seem simple, a lot more goes into them
than appears!

Your package will start with a phone consultation with the artist herself! Together you will collaborate on all creative aspects of the vision for your session or just brainstorm on any inspirations or dreams you may have for your session.  These don’t have to be the most elaborate sessions ever made, we can keep it very simple, but still just focus on your child!

Once a vision is decided on, Kate will take the lead in designing every last detail of your session
including: outfits, props, and location venues.

Your package will come with about 10-20 fully edited, high definition digital images from the session that will be given to you on a USB thumb drive, as well as a digital dowloadable link.

As well, you will be able to choose from either a 20 x 30 custom acrylic or canvas wall print making a great statement piece and a unique addition of fine art to any room in your home!
Pricing for our Dream Sessions start at $1,500 and includes all costumes, props.

Please ask for more details.