The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year 2017 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z sam-nic-chapman-win-youtubers-of-the-year-2017 Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 Media Release - June 2017 Sam and Nic Chapman – the makeup artist sisters, founders of the popular YouTube channel Pixiwoo and co-designers behind the Real Techniques beauty brand – were named YouTubers of the Year at the prestigious Glamour Women of the Year Awards this month. Hosted by Glamour Magazine each June in the U.K., the awards honour extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields ranging from entertainment to education to sports and business. "It's a real honour to be recognised by Glamour alongside so many other inspiring women," said Sam Chapman. "YouTube has really come a long way since we started nine years ago, and we are just so excited to be able to use this platform along with Real Techniques to continue to engage with and inspire our tremendous community of beauty lovers." Makeup artists and YouTube sensations Sam(antha) and Nic(ola) Chapman grew up surrounded by makeup, including their aunt who was a top makeup artist for clients like Princess Diana and David Bowie. In 2008, to help a friend create a smoky eye effect, Sam uploaded a video to YouTube. From that, the Chapmans' instructional makeup videos were born, transforming the sisters into visionaries who pioneered a new platform of makeup artistry through YouTube. Today, the girls have more than 7 million followers across the globe. "We're pleased to continue to leverage Sam and Nic's passion and authenticity to be the 'wing women' of the beauty obsessed, and couldn't be happier that Sam and Nic were recognised with this honour," said Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, the distributors of Real Techniques in Australia. "We loved hosting the girls in September last year for their first Australian media tour, proving Sam & Nic have a loyal following here. Real Techniques has established credibility and a strong foundation among beauty lovers in Australia within only six short years." To celebrate the remarkable award win the RRPs of the popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection have been reduced, making the luxe collection much more accessible for Australian beauty lovers: GOLD – BASE • 100 Arched Powder RRP $29.50 • 101 Triangle Foundation RRP $27.50 • 102 Triangle Concealer RRP $24.50 SILVER – EYES • 200 Oval Shadow RRP $19.50 • 201 Pointed Crease RRP $19.50 • 202 Angled Liner RRP $19.50 • 203 Tapered Shadow RRP $19.50 ROSE GOLD – FINISH • 300 Tapered Blush RRP $29.50 • 301 Flat Contour RRP $29.50 The Real Techniques range is available now in Priceline stores nationally. To learn more about Sam & Nic's story, please see the attached press release or contact Rachel: 0423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 Winter Window Appeal - How to create an inviting home in the cooler months 2017-06-21T04:29:04Z winter-window-appeal-how-to-create-an-inviting-home-in-the-cooler-months As winter truly kicks in and the market cools, Cameron Nicholls from Nicholls & Co Estate Agents in Abbotsford shares his tips on how to make a home inviting and warm. “With clearance rates dropping and stock availability at an all time low. Many properties owners tend to fear a winter sale campaign. However, we believe it’s a great opportunity to present new listings in a competitive buyer market,” said Cameron. Cameron’s top five tips for enticing potential buyers in the winter market are all focused around the street front windows. His tips include: Bring the outside in: Place indoor plants near the window so when I buyer drives past or looks in the greenery is visible. Double glaze windows: This is a must for insulation and creating a cosy home even on the coldest winter day. Install curtains: Even if they are just for show, the long draping lines of curtains can create a sense of warmth. Invest in a lamp: This can either be a floor lamp or place on a table near the front windows. Make sure you use a soft glow light bulb though. Rugs and throws: Position a throw over the side corner of the lounge and place a rug under the coffee table to give that homely feel. About Nicholls & Co Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. www.nichollsandco.com.au Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador 2017-06-20T23:14:54Z anthony-walsh-joins-shark-shield-as-a-brand-ambassador Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent Media Release - June 2017 Professional surfer, a regular at Pipeline, drone enthusiast and one of the world’s biggest GoPro surf video contributors, Anthony Walsh, has joined Shark Shield as their newest Brand Ambassador. Anthony is always on the hunt for some tube time and you’ll usually find him filming in a barrel in some exotic location somewhere on the planet, having Shark Shield on hand makes for a safer adventure. Anthony Walsh says, “I’m excited to represent the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. I’ve tested out the devices for myself in Hawaii and yes without doubt Shark Shield does deter sharks without hindering surfing performance. Shark Shield launched their new Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf in 2016. The FREEDOM+ designed in partnership with two-time World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and iconic surf hardware brand Ocean & Earth. Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield’s Managing Director says, “We have created our products to enable ocean lovers to have the ability to enjoy their time in the water, personally protecting yourself from unwanted shark encounters is the only solution to enjoying the ocean without harming the environment. “We’re pleased to take on such a talented and professional surf legend as Anthony to be an ambassador of our proven technology. We look forward to sharing some of Anthony’s fantastic tube action and ocean footage ahead as he continues to travel around the globe with his Shark Shield. Stay tuned!” said Lyon. About the FREEDOM+ Surf The new FREEDOM+ Surf features a removable power module housed in a custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, which can easily be transferred from board to board. All surfers need to do is install the new Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna on each board in their quiver. The new tail pad houses the removable power module and includes a sticker-thin, adhesive decal that’s simply applied to the underside of the board. Light in weight, the solution offers nearly zero drag so there is little to no impact on surfing performance. The FREEDOM+ Surf is available now at an RRP of $599 and can be purchased from www.sharkshield.com. The Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna is available for an RRP of $169. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon or Anthony Walsh please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au Australia's First Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform 2017-06-16T01:17:18Z australia-s-first-off-market-property-match-making-platform New Off-Market Property Match-Making Platform For Buyers and Real Estate Agents propertywhispers.com.au - the home of off-market properties Media Release - 16 June 2017 In an Australian first, online business Property Whispers has launched a unique property match-making service for off-market listings – properties for sale ‘on the quiet’ or ‘pre-market’ - designed for all buyers and real estate agents. In a changing marketplace where prices have reached their peak and auction clearance rates fallen, off-market is the new “on” market! Thanks to Property Whispers, no longer do buyers need to struggle or pay fees to access the off-market inner circle, and real estate agents will now be able to reach far more ready buyers, creating a more competitive off-market sales process so the property can sell more quickly. This off-market property match-making service is now available to buyers and real estate agents by simply registering at propertywhispers.com.au. Co-Founder of Property Whispers and former real estate agent Liane Fletcher says, “Traditionally buyers needed to be on many sales agents’ databases or engage a buyers agent to access properties being sold on the quiet or pre-market. Now, buyers finally have the tool to access off-market properties that specifically match their purchase requirements. At the same time, agents can now offer vendors not wanting to pay for expensive advertising or those wanting to keep the sale quiet a platform to do so. A positive result for all! It’s a no-brainer for real estate agents and buyers alike.” How Property Whispers Works: 1. Buyers register list their property requirements (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb). 2. Real estate agents list their off-market property specifications (property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price guide, suburb) - only discoverable via a match. No street address is revealed to the buyer. 3. An instant match occurs when a buyer’s property requirements matches an off-market property and the contact details are immediately sent to both buyer and agent so they can make contact. 4. The buyer and real estate agent speak, arrange to meet to view the property and hopefully a sale follows! Online registration is free for buyers to join Property Whispers. A three month obligation-free trial period is available for a limited time for all real estate agents who register online; those who choose to use the website thereafter pay an annual subscription fee. About Property Whispers: Property Whispers is Australia’s first off-market property website, matching buyers and their property requirements with suitable off-market properties in their chosen area, as listed by local real estate agents. Launching in Sydney in June 2017, with the service to be rolled out nationally over the next 12 months. Register online to access Property Whispers in your local area: www.propertywhispers.com.au For more information or to set up an interview with Liane Fletcher, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – (02) 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au Unique Christmas Gifts 2017-06-10T13:00:13Z unique-christmas-gifts We did many unique christmas gifts I recently met two sisters at the Queen Victoria Market.  They advised they had  lost their brother and their mum was missing him terribly.  They looked at all the pieces we had on display and carefully decided on the perfect piece that they both agreed on for their beloved mum.  They were looking for unique christmas gifts, especially for their special mum They then sent quite a few photos through and  in all the photos their brother had a beaming smile.  They decided on their favourite piece and we etched his photo into their selected piece.  It came up so well, and we just took a call and they have ordered one for themselves also.  Once again their brother had a beaming smile and she explained he was such a happy man loved by all. We also received many phone calls after christmas thanking us for the beautiful work we do.  We were very humbled to take these calls, as they had been given them for christmas and we have our sticker on the box.  The mums felt they needed to call us to thank us for our work and they just loved their pieces.  It was truly a beautiful experience for us.  They emphasised that we must keep doing what we do, as it means so much to them and they wanted us to know how special these pieces really were. http://www.memorykeepsakes.com.au/unique-christmas-gifts-to-a-mum/ Bridal Gifts 2017-06-10T12:19:38Z bridal-gifts Bridal Gifts - A gift to her future mother in law We were privileged to do a piece for an up coming wedding in Singapore in 2014.   A beautiful bridal  gift from the bride to her mother in law. The bride and groom lived in Melbourne and were returning to Singapore to have their wedding.  The Groom was originally from Singapore.  The piece contained a photo etching of the lovely couple and on the back the bride had written a beautiful poem to her future mother in law.  It basically said thank you for raising such a beautiful  man.  So much thought and love went into the piece as we had to select the appropriate piece that would suit the climate etc.  The words we engraved were absolutely beautiful and the photo of the couple etched into the piece was also stunning.  A piece that I am sure is being worn in Singapore with lots of love. A lovely way to start  your future life together, with such  beautiful bridal gifts being given to the grooms parents.  They were totally over joyed with the gift and so much love went into picking the piece.  They wanted to create a forever keepsake to remember such a beautiful day that will be remembered forever. All the family flew over to Singapore to attend the wedding, which made it even more special.  A lovely overseas wedding to allow all family members to attend such a special  occasion. We also recently had a groom come up to  our display as he wanted to purchase gifts for all his bridal party.  He was going on an amazing overseas holiday. To find out more www.memorykeepsakes.com.au 5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Winter 2017-06-07T23:02:04Z 5-reasons-to-sell-your-home-in-winter While many vendors hold off selling their homes until the peak spring selling season, what many don’t know is that winter is actually a prime time to sell. With less competition from other vendors, you’ll be able to take advantage of the benefits and you could secure a real win! Justin Ferguson, Founder and Principal of Ferguson Property Agents, says, “Over the years, there has always been a big misconception that selling your property in winter is a bad decision, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In my experience, there are actually so many benefits to selling now, rather than waiting until spring. It’s time vendors finally realise the true potential of winter sales.” Justin explains 5 key reasons why winter is a great season to sell your home: Attract Genuine Buyers: With low supply and therefore minimal competition, you will be able to attract real, genuine buyers. As there are fewer options for buyers out there, your property will appear more desirable. You’ll be able to capture the full attention of serious buyers who mean real business – cutting the nonsense and timewasters out of the equation for good! Psychology of Home: Buyers are attracted to a cosy, comforting haven, so take advantage of the chilly days and dress your home to show it off as warm and welcoming. This can be a very powerful time to sell and to sell quickly and everyone wants to feel comfortable, warm and safe in their own home; winter draws on these psychological underpinnings of the meaning of home. Sell For More: You can actually list your property at a slightly higher price point during winter. Reduced inventory, typically lower mortgage rates and being tired of the property hunt through the cold winter days acts as a strong motivator for winter buyers to take the leap and “impulse buy” if they have positive feelings about your property. Unveil True Potential: Buyers can see the true potential of your property, despite the gloom of winter! If they like your property when the weather is not so pleasant, they’re bound to fall in love when the sunshine and warmth returns. Get Ahead: Take a step ahead of the crowd by getting in early and placing your property on the market before spring selling season. This way, buyers will notice your home first and your property will stand out before the market becomes more crowded. There is no reason to change your plans and force yourself to wait! For more information about Ferguson Property Agents: www.fergusonproperty.com.au For further information or to speak with Justin Ferguson, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – rachel@360pr.com.au – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 Cremation Jewellery - Available in Gold or Silver 2017-06-07T08:31:17Z cremation-jewellery-available-in-gold-or-silver We now have a piece of Cremation jewellery in Gold or Silver Due to strong demand we have now sourced a lovely heart which takes ashes for cremation jewellery.  The heart is a very smallish type piece in stainless steel so very strong and resilient for all climate types.  It takes a small amount of ashes, but does not appear to be a cremation jewellery piece.  It just looks very stylish, so does'nt clearly stand out as containing your loved ones ashes.  Many pieces we where shown clearly where cremation ashes pieces, hence we were asked to source a piece.  We are able to engrave peoples names and dates on the piece adding to it being a personalised keepsake.  We also wanted it be very strong and suitable for all climates , so we went with stainless steel jewellery. Definition of a keepsake https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keepsake These keepsakes are very important to our clients as they contain a small amount of ashes of their loved one, and also look like a stylish piece of jewellery that can be worn on a daily basis.  It does not stand out as being a piece containing ashes jewellery, which is a good thing, as that is what most of our clients have asked for. To find our more simply call us on 0415278817 or email us on info@memorykeepsakes.com.au www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Memorial Plaques 2017-06-05T07:43:38Z memorial-plaques We have been asked quite a bit lately about Memorial Plaques Over the last couple of months we have been asked on many occasions if we do Memorial Plaques.  We do memorial plaques.  They are mainly made to be placed on urns or containers holding ashes.  I had a lady ask me yesterday as they were dividing the fathers ashes up and they all wanted a memorial plaque done. The beauty of our Memorial Plaques are that we can engrave the persons photo on one part of the plaque and then add wording on the side.  It  not only provides comfort in the beautiful wording selected but also has a photo of the person, which will always bring a smile to your face. These plaques come in gold and silver in both a rectangle shape or an oval shape. The size of the Memorial Plaque is : Rectangle 68mm x 38 mm Oval Piece 72mm x 45 mm To find out more contact us. www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Memorial Jewelry 2017-06-04T13:28:47Z memorial-jewelry A lovely piece of Memorial Jewelry we did for a client I took a phone call today which was very humbling. A lady had been given one of our necklaces with her father engraved . She told me he had passed at this time when she was 21 and always struggled at this time of year. Her daughter brought her this gift and she was totally over the moon. She loved it. She explained to us that what we do is do really special and wasn't sure if we understood how special it really was. She mentioned it many times so I understood what she meant.  She totally loved her piece of memorial jewelry. We are so privileged to make people feel so special and it was such a beautiful phone call. She kisses her piece every morning  and it provides her comfort and love.  Such a beautiful personalised gift to celebrate a life taken too soon. We are very fortunate in that our clients really love our work and very often ring us and advise up that they love their piece.  They often feel genuine comfort from the pieces and feel that that person is with them.  Many people purchase necklaces and wear them most of the time.  They feel like they are close to their heart.  It is so very satisfying for us to know that our memorial jewelry pieces are able to provide the comfort our clients may need at this difficult time. Thank you to all our clients for there wonderful stories and beautiful words .   To find out more. www.memorykeepsakes.com.au Photo Engraving Melbourne 2017-06-03T12:14:13Z photo-engraving-melbourne Photo Engraving Melbourne - We experienced our really Ahhhhhh moment  today Many of our clients have never seen Photo Engraving before.  They come to our display and always are amazed at the detail and quality of our pieces.  We are very fortunate and people say to us you are so clever, and that they love our work.  All for photo engraving Melbourne. We had an experience today where we could hear a lady going OHHHHHH, and it went on for quite awhile.  Her friend looked at me, and they said its not me, its  my friend. She was just simply amazed by our work, and then immediately went to her phone to choose a suitable photo.  She just simply had to have one as she adored her work.  I went through the different pieces we had, and based on what she liked made a recommendation to her.  But really as I say its your choice. We have so many pieces on display, so its as easy as to just pick the piece you like.  It really comes to down to her personal choice.  A bit like a build a keepsake that you will cherish forever. It is funny we meet people from all over the world and they see photo engraving Melbourne.  I must stress we post all over the world.  We use Express post within Australia, but do also post to all countries all over the world.  We have pieces in America, Canada, China, UK, Ireland, just to name a few.  We get very excited when we sell a piece overseas, as many people in other countries have never seen it before.  It is showing photo engraving Melbourne. We also have Agents in Tamworth NSW and have an agent Sandra Ryan starting soon in Brisbane. So there will be photo engraving Tamworth and photo engraving Brisbane. Stay Tuned.... www.memorykeepsakes.com.au One step closer to marriage equality - The Evermore Pledge confirm first ‘Marriage’ 2017-06-01T02:37:10Z one-step-closer-to-marriage-equality-the-evermore-pledge-confirm-first-marriage The Australian Marriage Service officially introduces the 'Evermore Pledge', a groundbreaking social enterprise, providing an independent and legal alternative for same-sex couples who wish to wed. The first ‘Marriage’ conducted using the Evermore Pledge will be held in 1 July 2017 on the Gold Coast. Michelle Anderson, Founder and Celebrant from The Australian Marriage Service says, “We are thrilled to offer a legal alternative to traditional ‘marriage’. The Evermore Pledge consolidates an array of legal and financial components which, when affirmed at a ‘wedding’ ceremony, provides couples with a love contract that replicates traditional marriage as closely as possible. “Until marriage equality is embraced by the Australian Government, this is THE way for couples to gain equal rights,” said Michelle. The Evermore Pledge was established with three main objectives: To provide an interim solution for LGBTIQ couples that wish to marry but cannot, by giving them a legal, educated and ethical alternative. To expediate the government to amend the Marriage Act 1961, encompassing equal marriage for all; an overdue social change needed to grant basic human rights that are currently denied to a significant number of Australians. Profits generated by the Evermore Pledge will be donated to associated charities and organisations with aligned goals. The ‘Evermore Pledge’ blends romance with a legally binding contract that addresses the components that fall under the Australian Marriage Act 1961 such as wills, beneficiaries, power of attorney, next of kin, superannuation, finances, estate planning etc. Michelle, a leading Queensland civil marriage celebrant, is already an innovator in the industry, with her no-frills express wedding business, run like the registry office, but at a beach side location. The Evermore Pledge initiative, however, stands aside from her core business as a social enterprise with profits going to associated charities. Alee Fogarty and Carly Naughton are set to be the first couple to be ‘Married’ under the Evermore Pledge on 1 July 2017. Alee says, “We are beyond excited and already know of many couples like us who have registered their interest to finally be able to demonstrate our love for each other as a couple in a legally binding way!” About The Evermore Pledge: The M2.1 Independent Legal Evermore Pledge has been formed with the cooperation of Melbourne-based law firm Nevile and Co., and will become available Australia wide as celebrants from around the country become familiar with the concept and incorporate it into their existing commitment ceremonies. For futher information go to: www.newwaytowed.com.au Turn your home into a winter haven! 2017-05-31T22:51:11Z turn-your-home-into-a-winter-haven With the colder, shorter and darker days under way, making sure your home is well prepped can truly make or break your winter happiness. Whether you like it or not, winter is here to stay for the next few months, so it’s important to make some little changes to your home now and create your own cosy haven before hibernating for winter. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top winter styling tips, “Since we tend to spend a lot more time curled up indoors than any other season, your home needs to feel extra inviting and comforting. Making a few changes around the home can also help with your energy bill, so try bringing in large rugs, runner rugs for cold floor hallways, introduce thick curtains and bring out the winter doonas to feel warmer without turning up the air con. 1. Bring the outside in Fight off the housebound feeling by bringing in fresh flowers, succulents or floor standing plants that will breathe life into your home, can assist in filtrating the air, and they look amazing! By bringing the outdoors in, you are also less likely to open windows so less likely to feel the cold chill. 2. Layer to create a cocoon-like space Winter is all about comfort, so choose a variety of different textures and fabrics to trap heat inside. Heavy thick curtains will also help contain warmth. Layering throws, blankets and cushions on your bed and sofa will instantly warm up your rooms and help you get cosy. For a plush looking sofa, mix fabrics such as wool, faux fur and velvet for a really glam winter look. Ensure you have enough storage solutions (such as baskets) to store extra throws and blankets, it’s good to have them at the ready in your bedroom or living room and they can still present well if placed in the right basket. 3. Add warmth to your interiors Adding warm coloured tones to your décor is a great way to bring warmth to your interior. Select rich tones, which are also on trend and lux, such as copper, burnt orange and mustard, and maroon. These deep tones are great for winter styling and in contract to summer months; these changes alone can completely freshen up your interiors! This is also a good time to introduce the depth of colour to feature walls to make your home feel more intimate and dramatic. Having a visually warm palette will enrich all the senses. 4. Accessorising with colour pops If you prefer not to paint or wallpaper something permanent, you can introduce colour through accessories, blinds, cushions and rugs. Metallic pops like gold, copper and brass will also add a hint of drama and a feeling of richness. Think about accessories, vessels, candles or small occasional furniture like side tables. 5. Brighten up your mood with lighting and beautiful scents Soft lighting will help to make your home feel brighter in the cooler months and in turn, lift your mood too! Table lamps and floor lamps are essential as the light is murkier and darker in winter, so you will need the warm glow of a statement table lamp. Candles are also essential to resist the urge to turn on every light in the house. Candles also assist in masking damp or unpleasant smells that come with having a house shut up tight during the gloomy weather. 6. Rearrange your layout for a fresh mind Orient items in a way that maximises the heat from fireplaces or heaters. As you won’t be opening doors or windows as much, you can place sofas, armchairs or consoles in front of these otherwise dead spaces. This may double your feeling of space as you wouldn’t normally opt for blocking access, but in winter is not such an issue. It will allow you to get creative and refresh your living and bedroom spaces. A fresh mind and a happier, warmer home! For more information, please visit: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Naomi Reiter named 2017 AIPP NSW Family Professional Photographer of the Year 2017-05-31T01:44:13Z naomi-reiter-named-2017-aipp-nsw-family-professional-photographer-of-the-year-1 Multi-award winning photographer, Naomi Reiter APP has been bestowed the prestigious title of 2017 AIPP NSW Family Professional Photographer of the Year at the AIPP NSW Epson Professional Photography Awards, held last week in Sydney. The stunning award-winning portfolio by Roseville-based photographer showcased a beautiful collection of innovative family, newborn and maternity portraits. The prints received three silver awards and one silver with distinction award. Naomi Reiter is an Accredited Professional Photographer specialising in family portraits and newborn photography. She admits to being “completely blown away” by the honour at the annual industry awards. “I never imagined I would achieve such a momentous award for my work. All I want is to make people happy and create something really special they will treasure,” Reiter explained. “Family is so important, and making time to have a photo together is too often overlooked.” “I lost my dad very suddenly. At the time, I remember looking at the only professional family portrait we had on the wall and feeling enormous gratitude for that photo, and the memories it brought back. It inspires me to continue and strive to create the same for the families I photograph,” Reiter said. “With portraits, especially kid’s portraits, I always aim to create a sense of playfulness to capture a spontaneous moment. I love to paint people’s personality in an image. It’s an awesome challenge!” The 2017 AIPP NSW Epson Professional Photography Awards promote creativity and originality in image making, and recognise excellence in a range of photographic genres. L&P Digital proudly sponsored the Family Professional Photographer of the Year category. The national president of the AIPP, Vittorio Natoli, says the awards represent the best of the best of professional photography in Australia. “These awards are a celebration of photographic excellence and represent the pinnacle of professional photography,” he says. This year, there were 118 entries and a collective of 680 of images submitted for judging. The awards were peer-judged anonymously over the course of two days by some of Australia’s most recognised photographers including Tony Hewitt, Steve Wise and Shireen Hammond. To see Naomi’s and the other award-winner’s image gallery visit: www.stateawards.aipp.com.au/NSW/2017-nsw-awards Ends Media enquiries: Interviews and award-winning images available for publication on request. Supplied Images: Photo Credit Nina Beilby Photography About the AIPP EPSON Professional Photography Awards The AIPP Epson Professional Photography Awards are open to all professional photographers. In addition to the coveted 2017 AIPP NSW Epson Photographer of the Year Award, entries are also judged in sub-categories covering specialised forms of professional photography including: family, commercial, illustrative, portrait, wedding, landscape and travel. As the winning entries are judged by their peers in professional photography, the awards represent the best of the best professional photography in NSW. About the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) The AIPP is Australia’s largest photographic membership body. Founded in 1963, the AIPP is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily for and by professional photographers and industry representatives, who seek to set a standard of excellence within the profession. The AIPP strives to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and business ethics in the profession. By maintaining rigorous entry criteria and a binding Code of Ethics for members, as well as providing ongoing education via seminars, workshops and events, the AIPP is a brand of trust in the photographic industry. AIPP Committees represent members on important issues such as copyright; taxation, legal and business matters; insurance; digital imaging and work practices. About Naomi Reiter Photography Naomi Reiter is an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer located on Sydney’s North Shore. With a Bachelor of Design in both Photography and Graphic Design, Naomi is passionate about creativity. A mum of three fun-loving boys, Naomi understands and loves the challenge of photographing fun and spontaneity with families; preserving moments of cheeky dimples, sparkling eyes and impish grins; memories that will bring years of enjoyment on families’ walls. www.naomireiterphotography.com.au