Mary Thompson Photographer Blog

Announcing 2020 Family Mini Sessions!

May 18, 2020 Announcing Family Mini Sessions! This is the perfect time to offer family mini sessions, before we fully get back into routine and the everyday busyness of life.  Social isolation has been tough on a lot of us, but if you are like me it has also provided some amazing insight into your family and has...
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Mary Thompson Lifestyle Photography Geelong

Lifestyle photography – Stepping Sideways with Amanda

April 15, 2020 Small Business Lifestyle Photography is one of the things I love about running my photography business.  When Amanda phoned me to chat about her photography requirements, I was excited to be able to help.  Amanda wanted lifestyle photographs of her family and business.  We had chats via phone and email to discuss the reason for...
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Mary Thompson Product Photography

Product photography

March 23, 2020 How many times has a great product photo enticed you to visit a website – right in the middle of your scroll through social media or the internet?  If you’re anything like me it happens when you least expect it, and usually when the image really catches your eye because it’s colourful, has a uniqueness,...
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Preschool Photography

Geelong Childcare Photography

February 19, 2020 Childcare photography is fun, hectic, full of smiles and rosy red cheeks.  It is about chasing children one minute and sitting quietly with them while they do a craft the next.  It is about photographing a child’s personality.  I get great satisfaction out of photos with a smile or glance from a shy child; or...
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Mary Thompson Event Photography Geelong

Event photography, Geelong Mums luncheon

July 20, 2019 When I was growing up my Mum would volunteer for Meals on Wheels and also the school canteen, and various other places; my Dad was part of the rural fire brigade and school council.  I grew up seeing this and without realizing it I have followed in their footsteps.  While over the years I have...
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Mary Thompson Family Portraits Geelong

What to wear – my family photo shoot

February 16, 2018 Have you had family photos taken? Did the photographer mention outfits and how to co-ordinate them? Want to know more… is how our family photo shoot went this Christmas. I started by looking in everyone’s wardrobes for outfits that went together, showed the wearers personality, and most importantly was not blue! The last 3 years...
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Mary Thompson Corporate Headshot Geelong

Ignite Psychology – corporate headshots

February 8, 2018 Danielle came to me for professional corporate headshots recently to promote her new business, Ignite Psychology. We’d spoken beforehand about a typical day in the life of Ignite Psychology so we both knew the kind of images that would best suit her needs for her website and future promotional material. To hear Danielle was “super...
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Mary Thompson Promotional Photography Geelong

Promotional Photography, Cabinet Bar Geelong

September 10, 2017 New to Geelong, in the rapidly growing Little Malop Street district is Cabinet Bar. Kath contacted me, as she required photos to promote her business. She wanted the photos to show the unique features of the bar and the types of food they serve. From the moment I walked into Cabinet bar I was surrounded...
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Mary Thompson Kinder Photography Geelong

Why I love kinder photography

August 15, 2017 Kinder is one of the rights of passage for children; it is that time before children start formal schooling where they get to play, make friends, sing songs and learn without knowing they are learning.   As such kinder photography is a really important way to capture all this wonder in print. This is why I...
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Mary Thompson Preschool Photography Geelong

Bush Kinder, Kindergarten photography

July 26, 2017 I had heard of bush kinder but today was the first day I was privileged to attend and photograph a session. Amazing! I grew up on a farm and bush kinder reminded me of exactly that. The children were playing in stick cubby houses, climbing trees, collecting seeds, using sticks for pretend play and running...
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