Friday, November 19, 2010

* Sneak Peek ~ Belle Voix 2010

Sneak Peek from our Party Photo Booth, for Belle Voix 2010. Wednesday 10th December 2010.

For more, please see our link under client albums, above.








Thursday, November 18, 2010

* Thoughts on Social Media

Today I thought about deleting my facebook account.

and my twitter account.

and my My Space.

and any other social media context I am connected too.

Do you want to know why?

Well, here goes. After reading many a blog entry regarding digital detoxing, creative business and saying good bye to social media, I felt the urge / pull towards deleting all of these media outlets.

Since I joined "most" of the social medias on the internet, my personal, social and business life have basically gone down the toilet. That's not to say that I don't enjoy being online and "connecting" with all the beautiful peoples I've met. I do.

What I am saying is that every other aspect of life that I once enjoyed, has gone wayward. If I am not texting someone, I am facebooking them. If I am not twittering random "stuff" I am lost in updating myspace and other media. What happened to being about ringing someone and just chatting over the phone. Or meeting them for coffee or something? I mean, right now, what am I doing / logged into? I am writing this post, while replying to a text, thinking about a status update (for the business) all this and people wonder why we can't slow down and just take a moment.

For the most part I've been ok with all of my online activities. But in saying that, my head is always here, somewhere. There isn't a day that I am not logged into something, sometime. And I will be honest it's become all too natural thing I do with my daily routine. Which isn't what I wanted at all. Life shouldn't be lived out online 24 hours, 7 days a week.

As much as I love being able to connect and "meet" people online, I think I prefer to do it face to face. I know that there are many advantages in having online connections, and using these to their full potenial business wise, but I sometimes feel that there is a lack "personal" connections with some people and how things are done. For example, people I've gone to school with, seeking me out and wanting to add me. I do the right thing and say yes, but there is never anything else after that. What's up with that? Or the people who prefer to say hi or "like" something you've said, but don't reply to texts or call any more. What's up with that?
and trust I've been guilty of doing the same thing.

I am also aware that these days online connections and social media are becoming the norm for businesses. I'm just not sure it's for me and my business. I guess for me its hard to find the right balance of what is meant for "Personal" friends and "business" friends and / or clients. But at the same time I feel that perhaps there is a need for this social media for business connections. Do you see where I am at? I guess I am leaning more towards getting rid of all these social media connections and sticking to what I know best.

This space and this blog.

I like it here.

I feel comfortable here and where I can be me and share all that is going on in my world. So if you'd like to join me here, please do. I mean what's the point of starting my lovely creative beautiful business, if I don't have time to do anything creative to share with you.

Which is why I think it is time.

Time to delete and creat more.

For now, though I am going to be taking a sabbatical from my "business" facebook, myspace and twitter accounts. So if you are one of my "friends" and would like to contact me, please feel free to call, text or e-mail me. I'll be happy to reply ;o)

and on that note, see you on the otherside with lots more updates and photo posts.

Love Toni M xo

P.S. Thanks to Susannah Conway, Marisa and Pixie Campbell; for the massive kick up the butt I needed to get this far. All you beauties Rock xox

Thursday, September 23, 2010

* Sneak Peek ~ Mr. Squishy

aka Heath Ronan Hastings. A little sneak peek from Monday's Photo shoot. Apologies for the lateness, I've been "teaching" the last few days.


Belly Baby Photography



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome

to Toni M Photography's posterous Site!
This where we'll be uploading our on the go I-Phone Pics. 'Cause where else can they go?!
Coles Bay Getaway - Sunday 22nd August 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

* and there are almost five

This has got to be one of my favourite photo shoots of 2010.

I received an e-mail from fellow photographer "Nicole" after posting a comment on her flickr account {Astrogirl529, if anyone is interested in checking our her work, I love it} about taking some photos of her "baby belly". 

After a couple of e-mails back and forth we arranged a time at Nicole's place on Monday in early July.

Belly Baby Portrait Family Photography


As "Nicole's" due date was this week, we organised for another shoot on Monday, here is a preview from that shoot;

Toni M Photography Belly to Baby Photographer Portrait and Family Photographer Launceston Tasmania


Toni M Photography Belly to Baby Photographer Portrait and Family Photographer Launceston Tasmania


Toni M Photography Belly to Baby Photographer Portrait and Family Photographer Launceston Tasmania


We hope it all goes well for you Nicole, see you in a few weeks for your new born shoot

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

* Bands / Artists

Hi Folks!

Apologies right off the bat for the lack of posts here at the Toni M Photography blog. We've been "flying" around catching up on many gigs and photo shoots around Launceston, Tasmania for the past month or so. Many Sneak Peeks coming your way soon.

If you haven't notice already we've had a bit of a change here on our blog. One of the biggest changes we've had is the layout and adding new buttons. As you can see above is the HUGE list of Bands and Artists, Toni M Photography has shot over the past 2 years. Please check back regularly, as we constantly adding more to this list and hopefully the links to the band's / artist's web page.

Another big change is that we are almost at the point of going live with our website, fingers crossed this happens around the end of month, we'll keep you "posted" about the progress as it develops.

Also we must apologies for change over at our Face book Page. You can now find use here under Toni's Face book Page http://www.facebook.com/ToniMPhoto. We apologies for any inconvenience caused with this x

If you haven't already you can sign up for our newsletter, just send us an e-mail with newsletter in the subject area and we'll add you to our list. We'll be e-mailing you all soon with lots of sneak peeks, updates, giveaways and lots, lots more.

Cheers Toni M

Blog ~ http://tonimphoto.blogspot.com/
Albums ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonimphotography
Facebook ~ http://www.facebook.com/ToniMPhoto
Twitter ~ http://twitter.com/tonimphoto

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

* Link Loves + Followers

Toni M Photography is a proud to annouce as Frock You as our new link love; feminine, stylish & just that little bit cheeky online fashion store.

You can find Frock You here on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and for all your up to date news and information about Frock you, visit their Blog Frock Off!!!!

So, if you haven't already, please check out Frock You for all your Fashion needs and of course wants! These guys have it all and with only $6.00 AUS Postage, what are waiting for? Go over there and shop! ;o)


If you'd to to become a Sponser, link love or follower on Toni M Photography, please contact us via e-mail for more information

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The H Family

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania



A day in the Park with the H Family
Thursday 10th June 2010

The H Family

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania


A day in the Park with the H Family
Thursday 10th June 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

* Winter Love

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania

Toni M Photography is having a month of love and wants to share some around. We are now offering photo session specials during the remaining months of Winter; June, July, August and  because we love you all, September.

During the Winter Season we are offering Winter Mini Sessions, which are perfect if you are thinking ahead for Christmas or wanting to update those family photos you have yet to get around too ;o)

Winter Mini sessions are a nice way to get some really great portraits taken for an affordable price. A Winter Mini session costs $70 + a booking fee of $70.00 (due when booking your session) and will include the following:


* 20 - 30 minutes of my full attention in an outdoor location of your choosing.
Most likely a local park or play ground within Launceston area.
* Up to 4 people per session - $10 for each additional person.
* 2 Full resolution images on a CD with re-printing rights, up 11 x 14.
* 1 ~ 8 x 10 of your favourite image.
* Special Pricing for additional goodies and prints ;o)

Terms and Conditions of Winter Mini Special
As above and:
* Booking Fee must be made when booking. Via Paypal or Direct Bank Depost.
* Please allow up to 3 days from the time of booking for your session time. eg book on the 6th June 2010 and your session will be the 9th June 2010.


Limited Morning and evening sessions are available, so do get in quick if you're thinking about getting some photos done!

Lots of news and link loves will be posted soon, along with lots of sneak peeks and new products. We're a little behind the eight ball, but catching up as fast as we can type with two fingers ;o)

Also this month we are giving away a free 5 x 7 fine art print from our shop, for every person who subscribes to our newsletter. e-mail us at ToniEarl {@} bigpond {.} com for further information.

Love Toni xo

P.S. We have lots of specials and discounts going on at the moment, e-mail us for more information or if we can help you with a special event you'd like to have photographed xo 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

* Link Loves + Followers

A quick post to share our new link loves and followers of Toni M Photography!

The Purple Finch is a local business, here in Tasmania, who create unique jewllery, textile works including bags and hand crafted plush toys. They are stock listed in several stores around Tasmania.

You can find The Purple Finch here online Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, Big Cartel and Blog

or around Tasmania here Cocoon in Launceston, Content in Launceston, Hope and me in Launceston,  Love and Clutter in Hobart, Pocket Space in Hobart and Coco Blue in Campbell Town!

So, if you haven't already, please check out The Purple Finch and their awesome wares ;o)

If you'd to to become a Sponser, link love or follower on Toni M Photography, please contact us via e-mail.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

* SALE

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania

**** SALE ****

2 for 1!

Buy One full Price Print from our Etsy Store and get a second full priced print free!

Offer ends May 31st A.E.D.S.T
(add the name of your "free" print in the notes to seller when purchasing)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

* Mini Session

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania

Today is my birthday and as such I want to share it with everyone!

During the Month of May I am offering Mini Sessions, perfect for Mother's Day coming up.

Mini sessions are a nice way to get some really great portraits taken for an affordable price. A Mini session costs $70 and will include the following:
 * 20 - 30 minutes of my full attention in an outdoor location of my choosing. Most likely a local park or play ground.
* Up to 4 people per session - $10 for each additional person.
* 2 Full resolution images on a CD with re-printing rights, up 11 x 14.

* 1 ~ 8 x 10 of your favourite image
* Special Pricing for additional goodies and prints ;o)

Terms and Conditions of Mini Session ~
As above and:
Payment must be made when booking.
Please allow up to 3 days from the time of booking for your session time. eg book on the 6th May 2010 and your session will be the 9th May 2010.

Limited Morning and evening sessions are available, so do get in quick if you're thinking about getting some photos done!

Love Toni xo

Sunday, May 2, 2010

* and the winners are. .

Toni M Photography :: Music PhotographerPortrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania


Mally! Sonja H! Pam! Lex! And Diandra!

Congratulations to you all.
Thank you all for joining in.

Please email me with your postal and i'll send you, your voucher.
More sneak peeks and info coming soon xo

Friday, April 16, 2010

* Give Away!

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania


Hey Folks!

Sorry for the absence! It's been a crazy couple of months. I've got lots to share and lots of new prints coming soon. but enough about that ;o)

With new things in the works and lots to share, I thought I'd have a giveaway! YAY!

I've got 5 x $50.00AUS to giveaway to 5 lucky people to spend on new prints from my store.
To win all you have to do is to leave a comment with the answer to the following question:

"What is your favourite morning ritual?"

That's it. Leave a comment on this post only with your answer and you're in the draw to win one of 5 $50.00AUS vouchers for my store!

Giveaway ends at the end of the month, 30th April 2010 A.E.S.T.

Cheers Toni

P.S. My favourite is sipping a cup of tea reading my blog feeds ;o)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

*Sneak Peek


Top Shelf
L - R: The Dog Line (Glenn Moorhouse) + Eloise Sowerby + Foreign Films (Richard Harmey)
Wednesday 17th Febuary 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

* Vanessa Amorosi

Toni M Photography 
:: Music Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania



Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia

Support for Rob Thomas
Friday 5th February 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

* Daryl Braithwaite + Band

Toni M Photography 
:: Musice Photographer 
:: Launceston, Tasmania


Saturday 13th February 2010
Festivale, City Park - Launceston Tasmania

More from Festivale bands soon. Just need a day to catch up.

For more photos from Daryl Braithwaite, please go to my flickr page, link on the right

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

* interuptions

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer :: Launceston, Tasmania

hi folks! Just letting you all know that we'll back to regular posting as soon as our interweb has returned to full stream and not just a trinkle. On a side note 365 photo challenge is still continuing, our interweb just makes it slow to upload at the moment. Catch you all soon!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

* 21 / 365 and Sneak Peek


Meet Logan.

He and I spend about an hour walking to the local coffee shop, for the past 4 Thursday's running.
Today we stop at the park for a quick photo shoot, for his upcoming 1st Birthday. Yes, it's hard to believe he is only 1!

More Sneak Peeks soon.

* Sneak Peek

Toni M Photography 
:: Portrait and Family Photographer 
:: Launceston, Tasmania


Logan

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

* 18 / 365


Part of my Book Collection.
Funny thing is I've yet to start the twilight series.
Maybe as I only have two of them and I am afraid if I start I won't stop and I'll the other two to keep going.

*Click on image to see notes on titles

Sunday, January 31, 2010

* 17 / 365


It's Hot.
and windy and now it's raining.

Wanting something smooth, wet and cool, I remember there is about 1/4 litre left of Mango Gelato in the freezer. Instead of finding a bowl or waffle cone, I simply get a spoon and enjoy!

Totally what a warm, summer's night needs.

* 16 / 365




Luke Mulligan - Black Japan Gig.
Hotel New York
Saturday 30th January 2010

Posting this late, due to not get home until 2:00AM!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

* 13 / 365


Glenn Moorhouse and Juliane Di Sisto
Mayfield - Top Shelf at Irish - Wednesday 27th January 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

* 12 / 365


View above my desk

* The lack of. . .

365 day photo challenge. I started. I missed a couple of days and now I've almost missed a week.
It's not to say that I've not been taking photographs. The complete opposite actually. It's been a week of gigs and photo shoots. And lots of editing. Lots of editing indeed.

Which brings me to today. Australia day. A day full of sun, love, friends, and lots and lots of food. A day to chill out and celebrate with friends and close ones all that is Australian. A day I took off to re-gather my thoughts and relax with friends. It totally helps to do that sometimes ;o)
and now I am back into the full swings of things. Though it's late I did want to post these sneak peeks and to give you all a head up on another giveaway. Do check back for more information.
and now for this weeks sneak peeks and 365 day challenge.



The Ferguson Family Photo Shoot - Facebook Giveaway Winner
More from this shoot later in the week ;o)


*10 / 365 - Supermarket Randomness


* 11 / 365

The lovely Juliane from Mayfield - Monday 25th January 2010
Australia Day Eve Gig at Hotel New York

Sunday, January 17, 2010

*Sneak Peek


Top Shelf at Irish Wednesday 6th and 13th January 2010
My Escapade (Jason Lucas)
+
The Staunches (Jimmy Steele)

*Sneak Peek


Top Shelf at Irish, Wednesday 23rd December 2009
Nathan Wheldon and The Two Timers
+
Foreign Films (Mark Edmunds)

* 3 / 365


Sunday 17th January 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

* 2 / 365


Traffic Lights, Launceston
Saturday 16th January 2010

*Sneak Peek - Taylor / Clark

Toni M Photography :: Portrait and Family Photographer 
:: Launceston, Tasmania

Last Weekend I had the lovely pleasure of spending a rather hot morning with this gorgeous family. Thank you Pamela and Ji for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family.

Enjoy your Sneak Peeks.

Toni M Photography Portrait and Family Photographer Launceston TasmaniaToni M Photography Portrait and Family Photographer Launceston Tasmania






*MS Fest 2009


A few pics taken at last year's MS Fest, can now be found on my Flickr or Facebook.
For more information about Multiple Sclerosis and MS Fest, please go here: http://msfest.com

Friday, January 15, 2010

* 1 / 365


1 / 365
Originally uploaded by tonimphotography

365 Days.
That's the challenge.

To Take a photo.
Everyday for a year.
Upload it.
Every day for year.
I am going to give it a go.
Everyday for a year.

But I am not ready to join any groups.
I hope that's ok.
Cause that's where I am sitting at the moment.
One Step at a time.

Monday, January 11, 2010

*The Beginning of something new

and back. . . after having a lovely and relaxing break, we're ready to back into the swing of things.

A few news items;
*There are a few sneaks to catch up on from late 2009, we apologise for not getting to them before. They'll be up this week.

*This year is going to full of stories, specials and new photo gift ideas (more on those in the newsletter, which will hopfully be out this week)

*We've had our first photo session of the year, and it was a blast. Sneak peeks this week ;0)

*If you haven't already, we are still booking photo session this month. We are extending our $150 Print Credit offer until 14th January. Simply book before or on 14th Janury 2010 and you'll be credited $150.00 towards your photo session. Easy! E-mail for more details.

*Know anyone expecting, we have mother / baby special coming up, so keep your eyes peeled.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year and we look forward to catching up with you soon,

Cheers Toni