Meriton Retail Precinct Family Day

Plenty of entertainment to occupy the youngsters last Saturday at Meriton Mascot’s Retail Precinct as the property developer played host to a community Family Day with Fairy Wishes Childrens Parties and Corporate Events providing face painting and balloons; an animal petting area set up by Farm Friends and free show bags distributed to families.

The Mascot Central retail precinct has become a shopping and dining focal point for the suburb. Meriton says the day is not just for the multitude of families taking up residence at Mascot Central, but for all families in the area.

Photography commissioned by Meriton

 

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GiggedIn | Tech Startup Profile Photo Sesh

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These are the faces behind Australia’s online subscription platform and startup Giggedin, a business which styles its self as the Netflix of live events. The service gives users access to select ticketed events each month as well as offer event organisers a chance to make sure they get a full house. We got to spend some time getting a variety of images of the boys for future press usage nearby their Sydney head quarters last week and even got the 6 week old puppy involved! 

 

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Sunsets are made of these | Maz and Patrick’s Engagement Photography Session

We were blessed on the weekend past with the perfect light at Centennial Park during golden hour whilst photographing and getting to know this newly engaged couple Maz and Patrick. So much love, sunshine and gorgeousness radiating from every frame! Congratulations you two – thanks for being such a joy to photograph.

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Lunch Break Headshots

I met up with Deborah who needed fresh corporate shots before starting her new role next week. In a short 45 minutes during her lunch break, we took a stroll around her office through the back streets of Darlinghurst and Hyde Park managing not only to avoid the wind tunnels thereby keeping her hair neat throughout the session but also nailed 14 or so different backdrops for her to pose in front of.

This winter, I am offering a Winter Special Outdoor Corporate Profile Photography Package: AUD $200 for a 45 mins session. For more info: smile@josephineki.com

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The Love Boat Proposal

Hansen spent the past few months since the passing of the Same Sex Marriage law orchestrating an elaborate proposal to his partner of 16 years.

Brad arrived at Blackwattle Bay to find himself being serenaded by Hansen’s entire team from Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club as they paddle to shore all dressed in white and matching bow ties singing Bruno Mars’ Marry You.

Congratulations boys so happy for you both cheers to a future of love ❤️, commitment  and happiness.

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Corporate Lookbook

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? Perhaps you think of words like boring, traditional, stale, stiff, or forced. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I like to combine editorial style with corporate style to make great profile shots.

Typical corporate headshots are usually taken quickly, so, more often than not, they result in fake, uninspiring smiles. To get shots with relaxed, natural expressions, I like to spend a little time chatting to my clients before even coming up with a location or background for the shot. People, when they’re a little bit calm tend to give you who they really are so I help people to get to that place.

Yesterday I shot some corporate profile shots for the team at Think and Grow Inc – a startup providing executive search and specialist consulting to fast growth technology and corporate customers. I loved this one of Bryn who wins with the best smile of the day!

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The Art of Plating

Some favourites from last week’s food photography session at Quest Hotel North Ryde whilst photographing the menus for their in house restaurants Atlantis Bar and Dining and Sidnees Woodfire Pizzeria.

I am a professional commercial and editorial food product photographer with over a decade of experience. I employ my studio lighting, composition and retouching expertise to create compelling food and beverage images for web and print.

I create mouth-watering photographs of food and beverages on location throughout Australia at my client’s venues as well as in my studio in Sydney. If you are a caterer, restaurant, small business, food manufacturer or food and beverage brand seeking stunning quality imagery, get in touch.

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Late Night Library | Sex in Beirut

“Love is what keeps people strong – love, sex and gratification. Through sex, we beat death. Through sex, we can exist.”
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On Thursday, 10th May as part of a series of Late Night Library events produced by the City of Sydney, audience were treated to readings from Lebanese writers Gibran Khalil Gibran, Zena el Khalil Artist Page as well as local narrators of SWEATSHOP – the Western Sydney Literacy Movement at Outrageous Library: Sex in Beirut.

The evening featured performances followed by Q&A with host Jenevieve Chang (The Good Girl of Chinatown); author Michael Mohammed Ahmad (The Lebs), Sheree Joseph and Omar J. Sakr (These Wild Houses), along with hip hop artist and lyrical rap talent Matuse Peace (The Travelling Stranger).

Check out the next event in this series Late Night Library: Sex in the Emerald City

Gallery commissioned by Jenevieve Chang for the City of Sydney

 

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Engineering Confidence with a Corporate Lifestyle Photo Shoot

Hung out with this mob of consultants from Intrax who provides comprehensive, end-to-end engineering service including: structural, civil, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, surveying, and geotechnical engineering to building and land division clients. I was contacted by their head office in South Melbourne to get some in situ corporate lifestyle photographs of the consultants at their new Ultimo office as well as some team and interior shots.

By incorporating custom, environmental portraits of the team, Intrax would have the opportunity to show their clients not only who they are working with but how they operate as a team thereby helping the company stand out in a incredibly competitive market.

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Meet the Team | Corporate headshots for your Startup

With potential customers, investors and industry writers looking at your startup’s website, a team photos page with strong photography is essential. The “About Us” section is one of the first places people click when looking to learn about your company and is an important part of building your brand image.
I spent a super fun morning on the weekend photographing the team from Flixsense at their new office Hoist Co-Working Space by Mirvac down at the Australian Technology Park in Everleigh. The living heritage precinct combining historic rustic brickworks and industrial locomotive parts  is a perfect backdrop for my client’s tech startup on this occasion.
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