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Picture Perfect Practice | Meghann Maguire Photography

Well I'm back with picture perfect practice. I only just made it. Thanks to Jade for the accountability! While shooting this month I find that I naturally shoot with a lot of negative space and don't look out for different ways to put balance into my images. I think thats whats really great about doing little projects like this, it gets you thinking and trying other compositions while shooting. I get so stuck in doing the same things.

Jade my partner in crime has a wonderful blog post here explaining what we were doing this month.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

The kids were trying on their costumes for book week when I noticed the cool shadow in the back ground. I played around so I good a nice balance. Balancing with the shadow.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Balancing with shadows. I think the top one works better.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Here is a good example of moving yourself just slightly to get more of a balance. There's no real balance going on in this picture. Take a look at the next image.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

Just by moving myself to the left, I was able to get a balance with the mushrooms and from the top and bottom edges.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

With this image of a couples session I did, I balanced them with the trees.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

This was such a cute moment, my husband showing the kids how we used to record music. I was trying to balance with the two tapes in the same thirds.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Balancing with the same distance around all the edges.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Clutching at straws here. balance with the bushes.

Remember to go see what Jade has done this month.

A teenage dream - Launceston photographer


Imagine documenting your teenage daughter in a way that takes a glimps at her blossoming into adult life. Do you find yourself trying to hold onto these last few moments of her being at home before she ventures out into the world?

I would love to have some pictures of myself when I was a young teen.  To have details of what it was like to be a young me hanging out in my room with my hyper colour top rockin’ my bad boy sunnies, listing to the radio and pressing record on the tape player to catch my favourite songs. Man, the world has changed so much since I was a teenager...

More then likely, it‘ll be the same for your children - they are going to wish they had a photographic time capsule of their younger years. Wouldn’t it be so cool to show your children when they’re older how much has changed, how much they’ve changed? How funny will it be checking out how cool they thought they were back then. When I look at pictures of my parents in the 60s, not only does it make me laugh, but it makes me want to be in that era and gives me a connection with them even though I wasn’t there.

When I started documenting Rachel and looking through these photos, I knew this series of photos and the ones I did while prepping (sewing her dress) would be something she would always be able to look back on and feel a sense of great pride and accomplishment regarding her achievements as a young fashion designer.  

At the moment Rachel’s mum has the album from this documentary session and she loves it. Later down the track she will pass it on to Rachel.

These are the pictures from behind the scenes at the teenage fashion awards in Melbourne.

You can find the pictures to her sewing and prepping here.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
             


Find out how to have a relaxing photo session with an active toddler - Launceston family photographer

A group of friends bought this little boy a gift certificate for his first birthday. What a fabulous meaningful keepsake.

When Jess contacted me I was in the middle of changing my business to specialise in documentary photography only. I gave her the option of designing a traditional portrait session or to go with my new direction of have a story telling session? To my excitement she opted for a story telling session.

She was pregnant at the time and decided to wait for bub to arrive.

The day finally arrived. boy was Thomas a little cutie! I spent three hours following him around, doing his favourite daily activities. There was no stress or frustration from anyone trying o get him to sit still and look at the camera. He called the shots, But I still got some beautiful portraits that represent him and his family at this very moment in their lives.

This is what Jess said when I asked her to write a little testimonial about her experience having a documentary session. "I recently had a documentary style photo shoot with Meghann, she came to our house and spent some time just taking photos of our day to day life. It was very relaxed and natural, perfect for small children who do not "cooperate" for posed photos. I cannot express how much I love the book of photos I received today, she has managed to capture our normal life and make it look so special and beautiful. Something to treasure forever. The presentation and also the inclusion of a USB with all the photos on it is exceptional. Thank you Meghann!"

When I thanked her again later, She said it made her teary just thinking about the album and she meant every word. This just made my heart sing with happiness!!! This is what I want. I want you to drag out that box of tissues and remember and see how beautiful your life is just the way it is.

Here are just a few to show you. Enjoy.

My favourite bush family - Launceston family documentary photographer

I got to do a documentary session with my favourite bush family. I've known Jade for over a decade. She is one of my nearest and dearest.

I had a lot of fun doing this session. Of course I've been to Jade's house, but not nearly as much as I should. Going into do a documentary really opened my eyes on how spend their time as a family and how different it is to my city life. Things like having to get a generator going before they can even do any washing. They live a very self sustainable lifestyle. It's so beautiful to be surrounded by bush and mountains. How many of us have pet wallabies they get to feed every morning? Isn't  their house just fascinating. What a fun place to bring up kids.

Now they have a special family history album to bring them back to a time they might think of so fondly when they are older.