Tuesday, March 11, 2008


This is a post to say GOODBYE!!



BLOGGER!!!!!..... LOL

I have finally signed up with Typepad!!.. YEAHHHH

Now im am still in the early stages of new home
but please pop over and say HI!!!


See you on the other side!!


ps i will leave this blog up!!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Master C.....


Christie your little guy sure a spunk appeal!!!
I am so happy with the photos from today i just couldn't stop myself from
having a quick play!!!

Hope you like!!!


Friday, February 29, 2008

New Storyboard designs!!!!

I have a new story board design for sale!!

Any clients (new and old) who would like to order one please send me an email..
you can choose any photos from your gallery and any word for me to de-fine..
Even your Child's name can be used with its meaning!!

This is the 12x12 "art mount" De fined storyboard.. which is a GREAT size to sit on a table or desk!!.. You can also order these as just a print and have them framed!!
The "Art Mount" storyboard also comes ready to hang!!

Here is mine.. it arrived today.. and i just LOVE IT!!!

Please email me at mark.connie@bigpond.com for pricing and design details..

Have a great weekend!!


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Urban Life....

On Tuesday Katie and i met up in Mornington for a "URBAN" photo shoot with J and E
I had the BEST day hanging out with another fellow photographer... who understand the need to take lots of photos...lol... Thanks Katie for the GREAT day!!!

If you would like to see more.... head over to Connie Hatch Photography...

Have a great saturday!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Hi everyone!!!

Some layouts i have been doing on my SCRAP DAY WEDNESDAY!!.. remember if you live close to me please pop over on a Wednesday and scrap!! I have been having a Ball...

Cowgirl was done a few weeks ago and i'm engaged i done today!!.. I have also finished my ARTY PANTS DT stuff.. but i just can't share YET!!!

I have also been working on this Christmas Quilt the last few months Still a long way to go but hopefully i can finish for Christmas this year... Here is the start of my first pack...

Hope you are all having a GREAT week.. too cold for me today!!... bring back the HEAT!!!

Tomorrow is Paper Doll's last Thursday Morning Scrap day.. I am so going to miss that place... So PLEASE drop in and say HI!!!

Take care


p.s Blogger wont let me link... grrrr..

Monday, February 11, 2008


Check out this little SPUNK!!!

Go HERE to check out more from this UNREAL family session!!!


Saturday, February 09, 2008

My Dancing Queen...

Last week Jorja had her first Ballet lesson.. it was OH SO CUTE!!!
She will be doing Ballet and Tap..

Last week she done a lot of running around.. and not much dancing... She was fine doing Ballet but when it came to doing Tap she didnt want to.. I think it because she has yet to get her Tap shoes... Waiting until they get a size in small enough for her... But i did mange to get her leotard, stockings and Ballet shoes..

Which we tried out the first time this week... BOy she is cute.. Today after class i brought her The HOT PINK dance top (they had her size).. so i will share photos of that next week.. Jorja wasnt in the mood for photos when we got home!!

But here she is this morning before we left!!

Hope you are all having a GREAT weekend...

Back soon with a new Family Shoot to share and a layout!!!


Monday, February 04, 2008

HAY... B... check this out!!!!

B you are so BEAUTIFUL!!!

if you would like to check out more....



Sunday, February 03, 2008


I NOW offer CANVAS printing!!!

A canvas print is a piece of ART.. and will look amazing on any wall!!

Here are a couple of samples i have done.. this gives you a fair idea how you canvas print will come out!!

I plan on ordering one... now which one do i choose!!!

Which one do you think???

Back soon!!!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Yes you read that right....lol..

Today a friend and I spent the day scrapping on my dinning room table.. HEAPS of FUN!!.. i am really starting to enjoy scrap booking again....
We plan to do it every Wednesday from now on... So i now declare WEDNESDAY SCRAPBOOK DAY!!.. Any local girls who would like to join in... just send me an email... the more the merrier i say!!!

School Holidays so busy.. i really cant remember what i done week to week.. But we had the family down for 2 weeks... a lot of hanging around the house (which i like)a lot of day where we were all still in our PJ's at 4pm (bad i know)...
But i did manage to do a couple of shoots (see photo blog) and met up with some friends!!..

I finally got to met the talented Katie Toland!!... We met up at Frankston beach so the kids could have a play and we could chat away.. I really had a great time.. we talked photography...ummmm.. more photography.. and lots more...LOL...
I didn't take that many photos at all.. Still yet to go through them!!
But i know Katie has popped some on her blog.. so have a lookie!!
Thanks for the great day Katie, L, and E.. lets do it again sometime!!!

Today was K's first day back at school... GRADE 4.. wow.... He is a bit excited this year because he gets to go for his pen licence... remember doing that myself.. so cute!!.. He really wants to start writing in pen!!

Well i will leave you with some layouts..

"SHHHH" and "FOOTPRINTS" was done ages ago.. like before Christmas...

The Christmas one is a class pack from the wonderful Wendy... go check out her new Dolly kits NOW...

And "LAID BACK" was done today!!!.. a real Kim Archer inspired one!!.. HAY baby steps here.. just until i get my mojo back!!..lol..
and if you noticed i done a 8.5x11in layout!!.. WOOHOO... needed a change!!


Enjoy the rest of your week!!


Monday, January 28, 2008

Been Super Slack....

How bad am i....

No blogging

No scrapping

No catching up with friends


Does anyone pop by any more... i doubt it!!...lol..

Sorry i have been so boring...
I promise i will update this week... When K goes back to school!

hope you are all well...


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another Model!!

Please head over to my photography website

Connie Hatch Photography

For more information!!!

Back soon with photos and a update!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MY BABY IS........




We have already opened some presents...
A new wrestling XBOX game
TIMBERLAND cd (new fave singer)
IPOD docking system.. too listen to all his music on!!!!

Keenan i just cant believe how much you have grown..
i mean i have a 9 year old!!!!

may all your hopes and dreams come true!!

Dad, Jorja and I love you oh so much!!

Happy Birthday Buddy!!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

T & M

I have had the pleasure of photographing T & M once before..

look here

both such beautiful kids!!....

Hope you like your sneak peak T....

have a great weekend!!


ETA:... Another Model needed... Please head over to Connie Hatch Photography for more information.....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Met J and A....two of the most BEAUTIFUL girl!!

A little sneak peak for you V.. hope you like!!!!

take care


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

bit of Bike riding FUN!!!

I took the kids out the other for a bit of a bike ride to test out their new bikes they got for Christmas.. so to me.. a GREAT chance to take the old camera out and have a play!!.. like my camera would be lonely or anything..lol.. its a huge part of the family!!.. sorry silly mood...

Have a GREAT Tuesday everyone!!.. busy this week so i will try and share some layouts later on!!!


ps.. Thank you to everyone who emailed for my models needed post!!..

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Rowville Meats.. and a offer!!

hope we are all having a GREAT weekend!!.. I know i am...lol....

I finally took at look at some of the shop photos to share with you all
We are pretty excited about having a nice new clean shop to start over with..
it not finished yet... still has a bit more work to go.. but we are open and its all coming together....

I will share a photo when it is finished and all pretty...(well as pretty as a butcher shop can be...)

This year i have made a huge decision to really expand and branch out my photography business.
One major step i want to make is location shoots!!
At the moment i mainly work in my home studio.. But hoping to branch out into something more!!
Now.. I am after some models... models for me to practice some location shots on.. (eg.. parks, beaches etc) to use in my portfolio.

more information on this special deal head over to my website
Connie Hatch Photography

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Thursday, January 10, 2008


Just a quick hello... just to say i have given my blog and my photography blog a FRESH new look!!!

please head over to Connie Hatch Photography for more... (trust me you have to check them out)

Hope you are enjoying the HEAT!!!

back soon with a shop update!!


p.s Check out what Wendy has been up too... oh so yummy new Paper Doll packs!!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


A few snaps of the kids running around the back yard... couple of days after Christmas..
Jorja would only squirt herself in the face...LOL...

Not much been happening around here.. which i like... We opened a brand (close enough) new shop today.. so the kids and i went for a dive up there to have lunch with Mark... looking really good.. but not quite finished YET!!.. i will sort out the photos and share soon...
When we got back the kids and i went for a bike ride.. well the kids did i walked... to try out there new bikes on the open road...lol..
We didn't get far.... but i got some really great photos.. we ended up hanging out in our court most of the time.. riding bikes and scooters!!!
I took over 100 photos.. so bad... so i may add some more tonight after dinner!!

Only a couple more day and i will close the photo swap so please sign up if you would like to join in!!!....check out posts below!!

Also my Pay It forward girls.. please email me you addy's at mark.connie@bigpond.com
i haven't forgotten you... i have made a start on my little gifts!!!....

Please pop over to my photo blog also.. as i have updated with next available dates and updated packages and price lists... Please pass on my details to any family and friends......

Check out more here....

Connie Hatch Photography

Back soon with some more fun!!

ps.. i have also scrapped a layout!!!.. and have a half finished on on my desk.....

take care


Monday, January 07, 2008

Christmas Day 2007...

I love Christmas time.. i really do.. i LOVE summer... bring back those 40 days.. i just LOVE it.. One thing i now know... is i don't like cooking Christmas day lunch...lol..
So no i wont be doing it next year...
Most of the Day it felt like i was in the kitchen... My Mum and June (dear dear friend) done a fantastic job in helping me out BIG time... June done the BEST crackle EVER!!.. thanks Juney!!!
But lunch was very yummy.... so much yummy food to eat... great company.....
This year Marks family came down for Christmas... so we had Pam, Bob (marks mum and step dad), David and Lauren (marks twin brother and sister), My Mum, My Dad, Nanna and Gramps, and friends June and JJ... and of course us...lol...

The Kids had a ball... and got everything there heart could ever want.. Yes they where very spoilt this year... but this time i don't care.. Mark and i have worked hard to be able to give out kids nice things... so why NOT i say...lol.. (now the credit card bill wont be nice..lol..)
Keenan ended up getting everything that he asked Santa for and a whole lot more!!
A Nintendo DS
Ipod Nano
New bike ( mongoose )
new clothes..
heaps of toys, DS games, etc...

Jorja... the same.. everything her little heart could ever want...
Swing set
Cubby house
new bike
quad bike (battery one)
clothes, toys, another Cabbage patch kid (that makes 3 and a dog).. heaps of Dora stuff....
I am still sorting out there rooms to fit everything in...lol..

This year i got Mark a Table Tennis Table, new drill, lots of clothes, fishing voucher...
Me.. well i was spoilt too....lol.. i got my new sewing machine... ohh so nice... and my naughty little Mark went out and brought me some more Pandora charms.. now that was a surprise!!!
Christmas Day at our place was really great this year....

Christmas EVE.. i was up late.. Waiting for David to arrive from Perth.. he got in about 1am!!.. But it was great to see him.. so while i was waiting i took a couple of photos... Santa must have Jim Beam in our house...lol.. (went down really good too...lol)

These are just a few photos... i still have heaps to look at!!.. How is the last one of Keenan... thats him opening up his Ipod... Do you think he liked it??....LOL...

Well thats it from me today.... still have heaps to catch up on...

We shut the shop as of New Years Day to start our renovations.. The shop has been gutted and re tiled, stainless steel all over the walls, new counters etc...
Yesterday Mark and i spent the day there (mum watched the kids) To start to step the shop back up so we can re open Tuesday.. i will share the photos next post!!!....

OH yeah.. i need some help from any handy hubbies out there... PLEASE..
I took an old butchers block from the shop that we don't need to use any more and i want to restore it and use it in my kitchen... anyone have any idea where i start??... the top needs to be cut off the main block to make it a flat surface again.. Mark is so NOT a handy man and doesn't have a clue where i begin...

take care


Dont forget to sign up for my photo swap... details in post below... come ladies it will be FUN!!... need some more numbers!!!!