Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's Almost Time!!

It's almost time for my New Year competition to begin.
This time round the prize will be valued close to $1000!
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!!
p.s. I also have a facebook page now, so if you haven't become a fan already - please do so!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


For those of you who follow my blog you may have noticed I have been a little quiet. My 2008 calendar has been closed for a few weeks now, luckily because I recently found out I am expecting baby #2!

My 2009 calendar is now open for bookings and to begin the new year I have had a slight price restructure to hopefully be more affordable in this economic climate. Please contact me at chrissytorney@hotmail.com for further information.

In the next week or so I will be announcing my new Blog Competition - so stayed tuned for that announcement.

Lastly - for anyone wondering why they should choose Custom Portrait Photography over the well know Retail chains - I urge you to read this document here so that you may understand why I am so passionate about what it is I want to create for you.

So as we approach Christmas and the New Year - let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me over the past 10 months. Thanks for believing and me and for mostly allowing me the pleasure of photographing your family.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sneak Peek - Max {Melbourne Child Photographer}

I had the pleasure of shooting 2 year old Max today. I work with his Mum and he also goes to daycare with my daughter Paige.
We had so much fun together, chasing bugs and looking for pirates treasure! Max enjoys a chat and we had a great time driving around Williamstown looking for some older buildings.
Brooke and Jeremy - It was a pleasure taking your portraits today. I see so much of your Dad in Max - cheeky bugger! He has such a wonderful sense of humour!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

{Sneak Peek Part I} - Trent {Melbourne Child Photographer}

If you asked my husband what it is I complain about the most since moving from Sydney to Melbourne, he would say 'The Damn Werribee Winds" - aaaaand he would be right! Today I had the pleasure of meeting little Trent - who was not happy having his photo taken in the strong winds down at the beach. It wasn't a very nice day today so we are going to reshoot - however I did manage to catch some cute moments of Trent when he wasn't telling me how much he hated those damn Werribee Winds too!!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

{Sneak Peek} - Sair, Zoe and Scarlette {Melbourne Family, Child and Baby Photographer}

I had the pleasure over the weekend to shoot this crazy bunch of girls!! We ended up at the Japanese Gardens in Campbeltown which was a lovey spot, but restricted by aweful, bright orange council tape!! Next time I will just sneak it down then pop it back up ;) Zoe really is a little firecracker and delighted in prooving how hungry she was by showing me her empty belly button! Scarlette is devine and has an amazing set of peepers, so laid back and easy to shoot. Sair - I am still on the hunt for any wilderbeasts however I think we were safe in the gardens. I feel like I have my mojo back - thanks Sair for the opportunity to shoot you and your family. I hope I have captured what it was you were looking for!
p.s. your breastfeeding shots are amazing! Thank you for sharing that special moment and allowing me to capture such a beautiful thing!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Congratulations goes to...

Xavier's image has been selected out of the 100's of images I have captured this year, to be the face on all of my 2009 marketing materials.
As a thank you he will receive the image as a mounted 8x10" print.
Thank you Xavier!!
Mickey Mouse will be so proud of you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Santa is Coming - November Sessions!!

Hi Everyone,

Forgotten something this year? Perhaps some family portraits to give as Christmas presents?
I have just opened up my calendar for November sessions.
All sessions booked for November will be processed in time for Christmas.
All November sessions will receive a complimentary 8x10" print.

Call now to secure your custom portrait time!

November Dates:

Saturday 1st November
Saturday 15th November
Saturday 29th November


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pirate Adventure & Soggy Nappy {Paige}

Today marked two very special occasions.

1. Finally got to take some photos of my daughter Paigey that didn't include her running away from the camera as fast as she could. I might just have gotten that wall worthy shot?


2. Paigey's first swim in the ocean for the season, albeit impromptu!

I decided with such lovely weather to take Paige on one of our little adventures so off we headed to Willy to hunt for special treasure.

After searching the gardens high and low we decided to head across to the beach as maybe we would have better luck there!

Instead of looking for treasure as planned Paigey decided to dip her toes in the water...but then proceeded to belly flop, bathtime style, into the ocean.

Needless to say she didn't need and bribes to get her out of the water. It was still a tad cold and I could see she was a little shocked that it wasnt nice and warm, like her bath is.

Lucky photog Mummy had a spare change of clothes in her camera bag!!

On the walk back we finally found our treasure.

pine cones!

Paige decided THESE were 'pwetty Mummy' and proceeded to try and carry 3-4 in her little hands back to the car.

What an adventure!!

May your weekend be full of them!!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blog Competition Winner - Haylee {Melbourne Child Photographer}

The images on my blog were all too small but after resorting to Google I now know how to post images so they are larger!!

So here is Haylee, big, bright and georgous!!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sneak Peek - Ella {Melbourne Newborn Photographer}

Aaaaaah, well what do you know. ANOTHER newborn who didn't want to be undressed or sleep!

Cute and georgous anyway. You might remember I did her Mummy's maternity shoot a few months back under the big trees in Willy Gardens (Georgie).

Welcome to the world Miss Ella!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sneak Peek - Megan, Andrew, Jack and Lewis {Melbourne Newborn Photographer}

I have decided I must be cursed. I have yet to shoot a newborn who wants to sleep whilst I am there!!
Today I had the pleasure of being welcomed into the Powell family home to capture their new addition to their family. Lewis is only 5 days old and his big brother is 16 months old. I have no idea how Megan and Andrew were able to stay awake for me to take their portraits!!
I hope you enjoy your sneek peak!