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CJ Photography

June 5, 2015 Pink with Love

This little beauty was my first in the new studio after returning from Maternity leave earlier this year. Before my year off, I had had a run of boys so my blue, brown and other masculine looking blankets and props had got a good work...

May 5, 2015 Baby Photography in the Park

The local park is the perfect spot for some baby portraits. Melbourne is blessed with many parks. For a young baby like this, it can be the most enjoyable feast of colour for the wondrous eyes. As adults, we perhaps take this for granted, along with...

April 24, 2015 Parallel Lives

One of the best parts of my job is that my clients often become friends (and vice versa: friends often become clients). They stay in touch by connecting with me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or the odd text here and there. That’s the beauty of...

April 21, 2015 The reminder I needed …

This time of year always gets me a bit down. It may be the onset of the colder weather or it may just be that I had a busy March. Either way I knew it was important to take a day out and enjoy photography...

February 6, 2015 Labour of Love

So proud to say my cosy little home studio is finally DONE. Painted, furnished and dressed with care, this labour of love has me gushing with pride and I can't WAIT to photograph so many little people in here. What better model to test out the...

May 21, 2013 Protected: Swift

Hi Michelle and Fraser, Thanks again for letting me capture this time for you. You have a very, very cute and complete family. Here are some of your proofs (about half). The ones I didn't put in the slideshow are pretty much  more of the same...

March 19, 2013 Mother’s Day Special

SUNDAY MAY 12th: Mother's Day This year we've teamed up with other local businesses to bring you a great gift for Mother's Day. $350 1 hour Photoshoot 2 large matted prints A gift for Mum (choose between an hour make-over or a beautiful bunch of Mother's Day flowers)   THIS PROMOTION IS PROUDLY...

March 1, 2013 Look with your Eyes, See with your Heart

It's been a while since I've written on my blog for the love of writing and sharing the drivel in my head.  But this week as my photography took me to another place, I remembered why I started this job and really missed sharing that...

February 25, 2013 Easter Special

These Easter holidays, why not give your family something more memorable than  Chocolate?   Book in for your Easter Photoshoot Special now.   $299 1 hour on location family shoot (max 4 pple) Two  8" x 12 " matted prints Two respective digital negatives. Contact us today on 0412 111 097 or email: cj@cjphotography.com.au...

October 26, 2012 Little Adults

Once in a while I get to photograph a brand new life that looks unusually distinctive for their short time on this earth…what I call a little adult.  They don’t look like any other baby but a miniature version of their adult self. Precious, little...

September 28, 2012 Happy King

I know I haven't blogged my sessions for a while, but I couldn't resist doing this straight away. Today I had some crazy fun photographing my friend's new son - Asher Ryan - meaning Happy King. I photographed this family last here. So it was such...

September 13, 2012 Channel 7 Interview for ‘Fertilise Yourself’

If you missed my last week's blog on the photography I did for the new e-book 'Fertilise Yourself', here's the Channel 7 interview with author extraordinaire Natalie Kringoudis. Not sure what I'm more proud of - Nat's great work getting such recognition or seeing my picture...

August 24, 2012 Cupcake Giveaway

I have my first ever giveaway and so DARN excited. Seriously, this idea has been brewing (or shall we say baking - ha ha) for a while and I have finally gotten round to making it happen. I once saw the work of my lovely friend...

August 23, 2012 How I see it

There’s a gazillion things I love about my job but if I was to filter it down - it is the joy that my photography brings to people, especially parents. I know how much happiness photographs of my own children bring me. Infact on bad...

July 27, 2012 Families

The great thing about photographing families is meeting the different characters: the super champion mum who has coordinated everything, from the date to the neatly pressed outfits and snacks; the dad who just wants to keep the missus happy but secretly loves being the big kid by...

July 27, 2012 Protected: Chadha

Hi Shivani and Kushal. It's been a real treat for me working on these images. So put the kids to bed, grab a cuppa, put up the volume and enjoy the next 3 & 1/2 minutes. You guys beyond deserve it for the beautiful family you...

July 23, 2012 Protected: Ikushima

Here you go.  Click on any of the images to enlarge it and then the controls are at the bottom of the screen. Enjoy.  Hope you both will see how good you guys look together to the outside world - simply gorgeous, simply happy. Thanks...

June 29, 2012 My YUMMIEST gig ever.

Hello there! Long time no see. That's partly because I've spent the last two weeks in Sri Lanka for a family wedding.  Coming back to Melbourne Winter was quite a shock to the system after the beautiful warm weather I enjoyed there.  I look forward...

May 13, 2012 Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's day to everyone. It may be miserable weather out there (here in Melbourne anyway!) but all the sunshine you need is right there with you.  Either rolling around on their backs or tummies, some IN your tummies, throwing tantrums, watching TV, playing, sleeping...

March 30, 2012 What the future holds

As the saying goes: “Babies are such a nice way to start people” and this little cutie was no exception.  Such a beautifully natured boy, he seemed to know nothing but happiness. His curiosity was heartwarming, his fascination was endearing and most of all his...

March 23, 2012 The simple moments

This little cupcake came to the studio not long ago. Fresh faced, wide eyed and accompanied by a bag full of cute outfits.  The frilliest of frills, the reddest of shoes and all those little girly accents that make me totally envious of mothers who...

March 15, 2012 Four Weddings and a Few Tears…

This is a serious attempt to get back into blogging. I can't believe I used to write one every week and since late last year, that seems to have fallen by the wayside with everything else that needed doing in the business. But just to...

February 13, 2012 Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!  Love comes in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of sources - from children, parents, siblings, friends, neighbours, pets, toys and CHOCOLATE!  So Valentine's day is not just about plucking up the courage to ask someone...

January 12, 2012 Celebrating Geordie Kalle Kringoudis

One of the most rewarding things about being a photographer is being let into other people's lives and taking part in their celebrations. Seeing them through the exciting stages of pregnancy, meeting the precious life that kept everyone guessing for 9 months and starting the...

January 11, 2012 New Year Resolution

Wednesdays are my one-on-one days with my sons.  So just one of my boys go to care while I get to spend some quality time with the other.  While these days often start off a bit heavy hearted at having to separate the two, by...

December 22, 2011 Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2012. Thank you to all my clients, little models and all those who have helped CJ Photography become what it is this year.  It really is a priviledge to do what I do and I...

December 8, 2011 Laughs, Giggles & Toothless Smiles

Last weekend I got to photograph the cutest family – yeah I know I say that about everyone (but seriously wait till you see them!).  They had decided on some photographs for the grandparents for Christmas, which I think is a truly beautiful gift.  Ofcourse...

December 6, 2011 Bush Ballerina

I’ve always dreamed of doing a photo shoot in the wetlands near where I live.  The scenery is stunningly Australian and each hour of the day, the sun brings out some spectacular colours in this feast of nature.  I’ve studied this setting all year round...

November 8, 2011 Another year Older and Wiser

Yesterday was my birthday. I was spoilt rotten by hubby who took me out to a lavish dinner at the RACV Club where we enjoyed the most sumptuous food.  I had nothing to do but sit back, reflect and enjoy. He knows after a day...

October 18, 2011 Newborn Modelling Shoots

I'm offering free NEWBORN shoots until end of December in order to test out new props, poses and settings.  If you are due in the next two months or know of anybody who is, and are interested in having some beautiful photos being taken, please...

October 9, 2011 Back from holidays…

Just wanting to let you know that I'm back from holidays!! And what better way to start than a newborn session.  I look forward to editing and sharing the rest soon.  Nice to be back with all of you again. xx  ...

August 16, 2011 Family Love

Oh so I lied - I was able to fit in one more shoot before the big holiday!  My gorgeous aunty, uncle and cousin came to visit us from Sri Lanka and here are some of my favourite pictures from our shoot together last Friday...

August 5, 2011 Old Rhymes in New Cities

I don’t know about you but I grew up in the burbs. Actually beyond the burbs - I think the accurate Aussie term for it would be “whoop-whoop”.  While not knocking ‘whoop-whoop’, who on earth would NOT feel jealous of this little girl’s lifestyle? Perched...

July 8, 2011 Reflections….

Just the other day, I realised I had accidentally deleted this, one of my favourite photos (thank goodness for the trash can).  It's of the Rickety Old Bridge, that I blogged about not long ago.  I took this just days after blogging about it infact...

July 2, 2011 Fathers and Daughters

I was so happy when asked several weeks ago to photograph this special father and daughter. While I’m not a father, I’m certainly a daughter and one relationship that remains dear to my heart (so dear infact that I can’t voice it without getting a...

June 10, 2011 Time to be a sitting duck.

After a fortnight of family commitments, including a kitchen renovation (yaaaay!), not a lot of photography has taken place business-wise.  But as usual there’s plenty around me to stimulate the blog-ho-lic in me. In the last fortnight alone I’ve talked to three separate mothers who have...

June 2, 2011 Biological Clocks

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph a special little Sydney-sider who was down to visit his family in Melbourne.  Surrounded by seven adults, this little 20-month old lasted the photoshoot incredibly well, considering everyone wanted a piece of him. The time spent with...

May 26, 2011 Ladette to Lady

So last week I had the opportunity to photograph two stunning girls – two stunning GIRLY-girls. Oh dear… Here’s the deal…I am and always was a tom-boy.  I grew up with boys, I have my own two boys, I went to a co-ed school and had...

May 22, 2011 Putting yourself out there

  This week's blog has been inspired by a set of very different people: actors. Yes you read right. On Wednesday night, I photographed a rehearsal night for the cast of The Subconcious Cometh, an upcoming play by Baggage Productions. In my previous job (pre-kids), I...

May 13, 2011 Families

Following Mother's day last Sunday, I had hoped to do a blog this week about one very special mother I know.  But unfortunately all this rain in Melbourne washed out my photo shoot yesterday so here are some images I was saving for a rainy...

May 6, 2011 Boundless Energy

Yesterday I had a glimpse into my future - a time when I'll have two mobile boys, whose boundless energy will be fueled by curiosity, imagination and that cheeky desire for adventure. The two little brothers who gave me this pleasure: Donovan and Charlie -...

April 30, 2011 The Unknown Picture

Often the best pictures are the ones that were taken when the subject was not aware. The expressions are a lot more genuine and the moment is captured in it's raw beauty.  This image is one of my favourite examples of that. This little cherub, Lyla, ...

April 24, 2011 Rickety Old Bridge

  One thing you just HAVE to love about toddlers is their imagination.  Their minds are like empty sponges, eager to soak up any new experience and place it in the context of their own world. Toys and stories play a huge role in shaping how...

April 21, 2011 Baby’s First Easter

Easter - the next best thing to Christmas. Lots of public holidays to spend with family and friends, ample chocolate waiting to be consumed and plenty of giggles with the Easter egg hunt (who needs Santa?!?).  If you're like me and have a bub who's...

September 27, 2018 Community over Competition.

For anyone who has traveled in Sri Lanka & talked to the locals, particularly in the rural areas, you would know just how hospitable the Ceylon culture is. Helpful directions, a heat warming story or an invitation to have a sweet cuppa tea is never...

April 18, 2018 Photography & Camera Workshops – Melbourne

Camera and Photography Workshops - Melbourne   Do you own an expensive camera and don't know how to use it? Then you would love this one day workshop. We will cover everything from what all those numbers and letters on your camera & lens mean to Photography concepts and...

February 7, 2017 Protected: Weddings by CJ Photography

Having photographed weddings since 2012 both for other photographers and under CJ Photography, my style as a photographer is candid and relaxed with an emphasis on being true to the couple's style. My wish for my clients is that they have the best possible day...

November 22, 2016 Christmas

Heartfelt family portraiture in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, don't miss out on this Christmas opportunity. Limited spots available. Bookings to: cj@cjphotography.com.au             ALREADY  HAD  A  SHOOT  RECENTLY?. Re-order prints at 30% off the full price. Simply send us an email to cj@cjphotography.com.au to reactivate your gallery and order online. FREE POSTAGE straight to...

August 26, 2016 Photoshoots in Sri Lanka

Melbourne based Chamilka Jayawardana, will be in Sri Lanka again and currently taking bookings in COLOMBO for the following dates. 15-16th July 2017  29-30th July 2017  If you would like heartfelt family portraiture in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, don't miss out on this opportunity. Bookings to: cj@cjphotography.com.au What others...

August 23, 2016 Welsh Lovespoons, Scottish Happiness and a Curious Joey.

When I met Karen and Michael, I knew immediately they were my kind of people. Karen was typically British with her polite reserved nature and pronounced Scottish accent. Michael was everything that embodied Aussie – his build, his wit and his vision of what he wanted...

January 3, 2016 Pray and It Will be Yours – Nuwara Eliya

www.cjphotoescapes.com Nuwara Eliya is a charming city in the hill country of the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The name means "City of Lights" or "City on the Plains", fitting given it sits high above the surrounding picturesque landscape. This little place would not really make it...

December 30, 2015 Deities of Colour – Sri Lanka Hill Country

www.cjphotoescapes.com If one ever wanted to feast their eyes on colour, paying homage to a Hindu Temple (Kovil) is a must. In the heart of Sri Lanka lies the scenic hill country, home to the island’s tea plantations. Typically over 90% of the tea pluckers are Tamil...