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Don't know what present to get your Mum or Dad for Christmas from the Grandchildren this year?

Are you stuck with what to buy your mum or dad or mother in law or father in law from the grandchildren for Christmas this year? Yes? Then, I have the perfect gift idea that will really help you out. On Sunday 28th October, it is National Grandparents Day...


October 13, 2018
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What do I wear to my Engagement Photography Session this Summer?

I often get asked, what should I wear to my Engagement Photography Session this Summer, Elana?This is what I suggest:·Please wear neutral tones or block colours·No loud colours like red, orange, yellow or busy patterns·Please wear whatever you feel comfortable...


September 21, 2018
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How do I get my fiancé to enjoy having their photo taken on our Engagement Photography Session?

I often get asked how do I get my fiancé to enjoy having their photo taken at our Engagement Photography Session, Elana?This is what I suggest:·So many people really don’t like and even hate having their photo taken. My husband is one of them. If that is you...


September 13, 2018
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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER - COMING UP TO THE MAD SPRING SEASON

1.Photography is one of the hardest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life.As a photographer, we miss out. We miss out on family events; holidays; weekends; evenings; important milestones. We have a heart-aching void to be in of our own life’s...


August 29, 2018
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MILESTONE BIRTHDAY PARTIES | DO WE HAVE AN EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER OR NOT?

Your milestone birthday (21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 100th) is coming up. Do you book an Event Photographer to cover your birthday party, even if it is for an hour, or not?My answer to that question is a resounding YES!! This isn’t because...


August 15, 2018
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HOW TO DEVELOP GOOD HABITS AND MAKE THEM STICK

It is hard to develop a good habit but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. Research suggests that it takes 21 days to form a habit but that is one such as drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning. Anything harder is likely to take longer to...


July 26, 2018
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ENGAGEMENT PARTY FOR CHLOE AND ROBBIE – THE LION HOTEL - JUNE 2018

Engagement Parties are always fun and full of joy (and drinks) and Chloe and Robbie’s Engagement Party at the Lion Hotel on a Friday night in June, was no exception.I first met Chloe and Robbie at an Engagement Portrait Session in April at the Adelaide Botanic...


July 18, 2018
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ENGAGEMENT PARTIES | DO WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OR NOT?

ENGAGEMENT PARTIES - DO WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OR NOT?I know that some people have an Engagement Party and others chose not to, for personal reasons, and I get that. My husband and I DID have an Engagement Party at our house and it was an absolute...


July 11, 2018
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4th July Burger Idea for Independence Day | Elana Bailey Photography

Happy Independence Day to all of my American friends and followers and a huge shout out to my sisters, Lena and Sarah, who are celebrating this in LA today. An even bigger hello goes to my hard-working niece, Amelia, who is now working in Hollywood as an assistant...


July 4, 2018
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Liz and Jared Pickford Wedding - The Rendezvous Experience

Last Spring, I had the joy of photographing Liz and Jared Pickford's wedding at the Rendezvous Experience. Two warm and lovely people who welcomed me into their family as a friend. It was crisp but the sun shone on them for their wedding day. So much love.


April 20, 2018