Perth Headshot Photographer - How to look amazing on LinkedIn

Your headshot is the new handshake.  You need it to be authentic and show the professional, polished you. Your photo needs to be good enough to connect to your potential clients or employer before you have even spoken and this means having your photo taken by a professional Portrait Photographer.  Selfies just don't cut it in business.

I know you think you're not photogenic.  It's the number one thing everyone says to me and it's usually women that tell me that.

So far, I've not had a single client that is not absolutely thrilled with their headshots and they say that even before the final editing has been done.

I'll guide you through what to wear and direct you during the entire photoshoot. One thing to think about is what do you want your photographs to say about you.  Some words to think about are trustworthy, professional, approachable, capable, successful and creative.  It's often all of these things.

Ladies, you will be photographed differently to men.  Women have totally different body language to men and I incorporate that into your photographs and that's a very good reason to book me as your photographer.  I don't "pose" you but use body language to create believable beautiful photographs of you.  If you don't believe it, no one else will.

It doesn't matter if you are an Actor, a Business Owner or you just need an image of yourself or your staff that you actually really like - give me a call.  We do packages for both men and women or just one image if that's all you need.  It will be costing you more money not to have a professional, polished image online.

Connection is the key through a professional photograph of yourself.

Call Jane Earle today 0434 549 372 and book your photoshoot.  It will change the way you see yourself.

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Perth Branding Photographer - Amazing before and after of my client

This blog is about transformation.  Firstly, transformation of the mind which controls our perception and therefore our reality.  Then transformation of the body.

Recently, I received a phone call from Kimberly Manning wanting to book in for my Executive Women's Package. Kimberly is a Transformation Life Coach and Master Practitioner in NLP. Her business is called Rapid Results Life Coaching and she needed to update her online presence because, simply, she's undergone a profound physical change in her appearance.  Keep reading to find out how Kimberly did this and see what she looks like now.  Clearly she walks the talk.

I've included (with Kimberley's permission) a couple of before shots that were taken before I met Kimberley in 2014. Scroll down to  see the incredible transformation of her in the photographs that I took of her.  I can't believe it's the same person - it's an incredible achievement on her part. It's not just hair and make up and it's certainly not photoshop as I never over edit my images.  

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Kimberly Manning today

Kimberly Manning today

How did Kimberly transform herself?  Kimberly is a Master NLP Coach and she used techniques to change how she viewed food and herself. She retrained her brain and effectively changed her lifestyle.  NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming. It's a set of techniques proposed for modifying behaviour in achieving self improvement, self management, and more effective interpersonal communications. Based on certain assumptions about how language and movements of eyes and body affect brain (neurological) functions, NLP is similar to self-hypnosis.  It works.  I know it does as I have used it too.  It's changing the filing system in your brain so that it becomes more effective to create the life you want.

Contact Kimberly Manning if you want to discuss how you can also transform any areas of your life. Her number is 0422 465 445.  

2016 is the year to rebrand your online image so book a photoshoot with me - it will change the way you see yourself.

Love and Light

Jane 

 

Perth Headshot Photographer - Capturing a Spiritual Medium's Soul

The possibility of an Afterlife is something I have always been interested in.  As a child it was fairy and ghost stories then as a teenager I read documentary accounts of strange phenomena like poltergeists and near death experiences. My father and grandfather had often also pondered on the "unseen" and how quantum physics could possibly explain it as it being normal phenomena, rather than paranormal.  Proof is one thing I was seeking - the more I read, the more curious I got and the more I learnt.

Last week a professional Medium, Christine Morgan, called me as she needed to update her images for her website and marketing material.  This was one photoshoot I just couldn't wait to do.   She decided on my Executive Women's Package which is perfect for women who need a good variety of professional digital images for use in their business, website and LinkedIn.  The package also includes an incredibly natural and beautiful makeup from my Makeup Artist - the very talented Eloise Proust.  

Christine photographed beautifully and she loved my philosophy of when I photograph people, I encourage their ego to step back and their spirit to step forward. This is photographing the light than shines from within each living being.  It's when you feel connection in a photograph, and often you finally greet yourself for the very first time.  It's the real you and not the "you" you see in the mirror each day along with all the negative chatter running through your head.  

Young children and animals supposedly still have one foot in the "spirit world" (for want of a better description for wherever that place is). Their spirit is effortlessly present and the camera captures their true essence more easily than adults.

Christine's Mediumship spans 23 years both in Australia and internationally.  She's probably one of Australia's best.  Apart from having an evidential reading with a genuine and compassionate Medium, such as Christine, it can also be an important part of the healing process.

When the spirit of your loved one steps forward and connects with you during a reading, it can give you understanding and help to heal those left behind here.  Christine did a reading for a friend of mine recently who lost her mum to suicide.  She picked up on it all, including names. I know as I heard the recording of it all. Clearly, her reading with Christine was priceless as she sent me a message afterwards that simply said, "it was life changing".  

You can call Christine Morgan on  0411 036 963 or email her at indiki1962@gmail.com

Love is all there is ... the rest is an illusion.

Jane Earle - Perth Portrait Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait Photography Sydney - It's a Wonderful Life

Recently, I asked for people to come to me to be photographed if they were over 70 years of age.

Meet Alison.  She is 80, born in the South Island NZ town of Hokitika in 1935 to parents of Scottish descent.  The youngest of 3 children, she attended a Maori School in Minganui, a Convent, Boarding School and finally College before departing New Zealand at 18.  She travelled to Sydney on the MS Wanganella.  It was built in Belfast by the same people who built The Titanic - luckily it stayed afloat for much longer.

Alison's life has been interesting and she has some solid advice for all of us so make sure you read until the very end.

 

Her first job in 1956 in Australia was as a "Ground Hostie" with QANTAS and then relocated to Darwin during the Olympic Games.  As part of her job, Alison headed to Singapore and with it the Raffles Hotel and the notorious Boogie (Bugis) Street.  It was the 1950's, and this area was a haven for Transvestites who would rendezvous with tourists and Sailors.  Alison stared in fascination as she had no idea what a Transvestite was up until that point.  

Back to Australia and then onto Fiji where she met her Welsh husband, Selwyn.  He was a Pilot for QANTAS after flying Mitchell Bombers over Europe during World War II.  They fell in love and travelled onto San Francisco before heading back to Sydney.

Wedding bells rang for them in Taumarunui, on NZ's North Island.  The travel bug hit again and they headed back to Sydney to build a home on the Northern Beaches.  Two children followed.  The first, Ross, in 1963 and Katrina in 1967.  In between births, they lived in San Francisco and New York with a few months in Europe before heading back to Sydney via Tehran.  The Shah was still on the throne and it was a pretty dangerous place to be.

Eventually, Selwyn retired and Alison took a job at the Royal North Shore Hospital - working for the Diabetes Education Programme. Regardless of all the incredible travel with her work and husband, her greatest achievement was the birth of her two children.  Life was good.

Then along came 1985.  Selwyn passed away suddenly and with that, came the inevitable shock and confusion when your life changes in a heart beat.  1986 was no kinder as Alison's mother also died.  As we all know, it comes in threes.  Her father died a year later in 1987.  

That's tough, but life was about to get tougher with her own battle.

In 2007, Alison was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast and after a lumpectomy and radiation, all appeared to be fine.  Then in 2010, it all came back.  This time, behind the right nipple.  She made the decision to have both breasts removed as, in her own words, "she no longer needed them".  

What I noticed about Alison was that she is a very beautiful and elegant woman.  When I photograph people and animals, I talk of capturing their beauty through my lens.  Beauty is not about being pretty as pretty is a fickle thing, often with little substance or lasting qualities.  I've noticed that pretty doesn't even show up well in photographs.  However, beauty is the light that shines from within all living beings and the natural world. It is eternal and indestructible. Sometimes it's hard to see but if you take the time to observe and be still then you will see it in everything around you.  

Alison's light is very apparent.  Her energy is fun and strong. She reminded me very much of my late mother-in-law, also a New Zealander.

I asked how she coped with losing 3 of the closest people in her life in succession and then dealing with a double cancer diagnosis.  Her answer was simple.  She said it was the love and support of her friends, family, colleagues and also the love and companionship of her dogs.   Alison also believes in giving 100%, whether that be in her career or for family and friends.  

I believe Alison's robust attitude to life also saved her.  She looks forward, regardless of the weather, to her daily 5:00am ocean pool swim whilst her beloved dog, Missy, looks on.  She feels gratitude every day as she watches the sunrise.  She's already dusted off the cobwebs and kissed Mother Nature whilst the rest of us are still in the Land of Nod.

At the end of the day, it's up to us to make the very best of what we have and they do say that our time here is the "School of Hard Knocks". But it's still a wonderful life. 

If you are looking for a Portrait Photographer on the Northern Beaches to capture your Mum, Dad or family including your pets for all time, then please call Jane Earle on 0434 549 372 to discuss your requirements.  One life. Capture it. Remember it.

Love and Light

Jane Earle Photography

 

 

 

 

Family Photographer Perth - Call for Real People over 70 to be Photographed

I've just seen the most incredible images by David Bailey (one of my favourite Photographers from way back) of the UK's oldest people.  The series of images are called "This is what 100 looks like". The youngest is 100 and the oldest is 107. The imagery is stunning and connects you to the person immediately.  Then you read their short bio.  Incredibly moving stuff.  These are not the photos of famous people but of real people just like your parents or grandparents.

My Dad was a boy during World War II.  He had a 1000 fascinating stories to tell about London's Blitz and being evacuated etc, as did my grandparents.  It was a time that was harder in some respects than the present.  Yet, in many ways, it was more joyful and more connected to society on a deeper level than any social media can fulfil.

I wish I had photographed my father and my grandparents as I photograph my clients.  You know the shots - gutsy black and white with emotion that makes you cry at seeing a perfect stranger.  That to me is what photography is about.  Alas, they've all departed this world and so I missed my opportunity forever.  

My wonderful father - passed away at 82 - I so regret not taking a series of professional images of him.  This image is created with film and taken in Bath, England circa 1998 - a casual snapshot.

My wonderful father - passed away at 82 - I so regret not taking a series of professional images of him.  This image is created with film and taken in Bath, England circa 1998 - a casual snapshot.

However, if you are reading this and you are lucky enough to still have parents, grandparents or even better, great grandparents in your life then I would love to photograph them.  I would like to reproduce what David Bailey has done here in his "This is what 100 looks like".  Your loved ones do not have to be 100 but if they have a story to tell, are willing to be photographed and are at least 70 years young then I'd love to photograph them. You will want to do this to capture their personality and story for all time for your family. Please contact me to discuss on 0434 549 372.

I'm looking for 8 people 70+ only so you'll need to be quick to register interest before March 31st 2015. 

One Life.  Capture it. Remember it.

Love and Light

Jane Earle - Portrait Photographer Northern Beaches