Welcome to the Bella Piccolo Photography Blog

I'm Carissa Little, founder of Bella Piccolo Photography. Bella Piccolo was only born in Oct 2009, before that the world knew me as Carissa Little Photography. Bella Piccolo means "beautiful little", the Little part represents me (and my family) and the Beautiful part represents the
gorgeous images I capture for you, my clients.

This blog contains news and recent shoots I have done, so feel free to browse through the posts. You may also like to view the main website:

www.BellaPiccolo.com.au

I specialise in children, weddings and commercial. I provide a boutique style service so only offer a limited number of sessions and limit my weddings bookings to just a handful each year.

To book a session or ask about my services I can be reached on 0404055143 or carissa@BellaPiccolo.com.au


Carissa x

Only 51 Days Till Christmas ……………… (Wollongong Child and baby Photographer)

Final Photo Shoots Before the Christmas Cut Off

Its only 51 days till Christmas eeeeek. The big fat man in red is fat approaching.

Due to the great success of our recent Christmas promotion we are extending the offer for another 2 dates.

Saturday 13th November at Glennifer Brae Manor House in Wollongong. Glennifer Brae is a gorgeous Tudor style house surrounded by amazing gardens. If you’re lucky, Cinderella might be home when we are there, but sometimes she’s out shopping. (This location is not suitable for non walking babies.)

Then Sunday 14th November in the studio (at Horsley), studio sessions create beautiful images on a contemporary white background. Studio sessions are particularly suited to non walking babies.

Cost of the photo shoot is $149 which includes two 8×12 matted gift prints, total value of $215.

These will be the final sessions before the Christmas cut off.

Places are limited and spaces will fill very quickly.

To book contact Carissa:
m: 0404 055 143
e: Carissa@BellaPiccolo.com.au
w: www.BellaPiccolo.com.au

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Christmas Cards

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Bella Piccolo is pleased to offer beautiful cards this year. These cards are printed on the highest quality stock and come with matching envelopes for your convenience. There are two styles to choose from, Deluxe Card Set and the Muliti Card Set. Details of each are below. All cards are $6 each with a minimum purchase of 25 cards. Discounts apply for large quantities. These are available to families who have already had a photo shoot this year as well as new families who will be having a photo shoot at our final Christmas sessions.

All Christmas card orders must be placed by Sunday 14th November.

To order contact Carissa:

M: 0404 055 143

E: Carissa@BellaPiccolo.com.au

Deluxe Christmas Card Set

The Deluxe Christmas Card set is 25 professional printed folded greeting cards. The pack contains 25 identical cards with matching envelopes.

The front, inside spread and back can all be fully customised.

These are truly stunning and will have your friends talking about them well into next year. Relatives love them too, as they not only get a beautiful card but a keepsake with photographs of your family.

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Multi Christmas Card Set

The Multi Christmas Card set is for those of you who find it hard to decide on just one design. This set includes 25 professional printed cards with up to 25 different front cover designs. The inside spread can only have a small amount of text (no images) and the back is not customisable.

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Pocket Gift Calendars

I’m also very excited to announce our new Pocket Gift Calendars. These are just so adorable. They are 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size, fully printed back and front. They are an accordion style mini album with a book bound front and back cover. The calendars contain a separate panel for each month plus two photos of your choice. The front cover is printed with your children’s names and the back cover includes the year (2011). Each calendar comes in its own plastic cover and has magnetic closures.

Calendars are $50 each with a minimum purchase of 3.

Orders for these must be placed by Sunday 14th November 2010.

To order contact Carissa:
M: 0404 055 143
E: Carissa@BellaPiccolo.com.au

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Angus and Finn (Wollongong Baby and Child Photographer)

I am so so behind with my blogging. I think I’ve come to the realisation that I’m a hopeless blogger. I admire the daily bloggers out there, I ain’t one of them.

I photographed Angus and Finn about 3 months ago, see I told you I was bad. These two guys were sooooo much fun. Beautiful brothers.

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Christmas Photo Shoots – Wollongong Child and Baby Photographer

Well I know its only September but Christmas will be here in a blink. So I have set aside 3 days for Christmas photo shoots.

Saturday 25th September (first weekend of the school holidays) I will be having sessions at Pixie Glen, a gorgeous reserve in Horsley, with lots of natural Australia bush, long reeds and if you look carefully you might even find a fairy’s house. (This location is not suitable for non walking babies.)

Saturday 16th October I will be having sessions at Glennifer Brae Manor House in Wollongong. Glennifer Brae is a gorgeous Tudor style house surrounded by amazing gardens. If you’re lucky, Cinderella might be home when we are there, but sometimes she’s out shopping. (This location is not suitable for non walking babies.)

Then Saturday 23rd October I will be running sessions in the studio (at Horsley), studio sessions create beautiful images on a contemporary white background. Studio sessions are particularly suited to non walking babies.

Places are limited and spaces will fill very quickly.

To book contact Carissa:
m: 0404 055 143
e: Carissa@BellaPiccolo.com.au
w: www.BellaPiccolo.com.au

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Beautiful Jasmine and the Sleepy Wings Dolls (Wollongong Baby and Commercial Photographer)

Little Jasmine is my favourite new model. She is just such a natural. Here are some pics from the shoot we did with the Sleepy Wings dolls.

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Sleepy Wings (Wollongong Commercial Photographer)

I’m so excited to be able to finally show you these images. Sleeping Wings is a brand new baby sleeping product. I have been working with Shae for the past few months and now the product has been launched. We did the photo shoot back in April and had a great day with 10 gorgeous babies and mums.

Congratulations Shae, your dreams are coming true.

Head over to the Sleepy Wings website and check out this fantastic new product, and of course all my gorgeous images.

www.SleepyWings.com.au

How Did Sleepy Wings Evolve?

Australian designed
Shae – mum with 2

Getting up to replace a baby’s lost dummy at night can be very tiring. Unfortunately it is not until they are eight months old when most babies learn to manage their own dummy during the night

I designed Sleepy WingsTM in the early hours of the morning when I would lie awake waiting for the next attendance cry from my 2nd baby Alannah, to replace her dummy again.

There just had to be a way to teach Alannah to find her own dummy.”

After several homemade prototypes, and endless hours of web searching, it became apparent that there was no such garment design that simply allows an infant to replace their own dummy within head turn reach, prevent scratching AND keep those wondering hands under control whilst milk feeding!

What is Sleepy Wings?

Sleepy WingsTM is an infant slumber wear jacket, designed to mimic the swaddling method of wrapping, however, without the excess layers making Sleepy WingsTM ideal for all seasons Sleepy WingsTM provides parents an alternative aid to assist their baby’s sleep, feed and scratching habits in the first 6 months when a baby has little control of their own limbs.

Slept safely on their back, a baby’s natural sleep position is to have their arms bent at the elbows, with hands up beside their face. Without restricting this position, Sleepy WingsTM allows a baby to comfort themselves with access to their mouth to self console.

The unique single opening is the arm hole for both left and right arms. This ribbed opening stretches to provide a snug and secure fit for a baby from birth up to 8kgs in weight.

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And I’m supper excited that my images are also gracing the gorgeous Sleepy Wings packaging.

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Sleepy Wings also has these gorgeous Clippie Wings

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And aren’t these Sleepy Wings dolls just adorable.

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Annika Ballerina

Well plans are well under way for Annika’s 4th birthday party. This year its an Angelina Ballerina theme. She’s been talking about her party for months now. Here are some images from the little shoot we did for her invitation and of course the invitation itself.

These are so pretty I can’t stop looking at them.

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And here’s the invitation, it a folded greeting card.

This is the front:

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This is the inside spread:

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And this is the back:

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Ethan, Mikayla, Oliver and Lachlan

What a fun session this was. These guys had me in stitches. Ethan and Mikayla and twins then there’s cheeky Oliver and gorgeous little Lachlan. What a fantastic family.

Ethan and Mikayla are twins and their mum as asked my to have a special photo day for the Multiple Births Association. How much fun is that going to be. Can’t wait.

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Ashley, Sienna and Zali (Wollongong Childrens Photographer)

How beautiful are these three sisters? They are divine and a joy to photograph. We had so much fun at the session, having a tea party and all. Kina and Tony, you have a gorgeous family, you should be very proud.

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Cheeky Chickies – Free Range Clothing (Wollongong Commercial Photographer)

Here are some fab pics from the Cheeky Chickies shoot. What a great day, 13 kids and 1 dog LOL. Congrats Deni on such a gorgeous range.

You can check out the entire Cheeky Chickies range at www.CheekyChickies.com.au

The fantastic monsters we used in the shoot are lovingly handmade, in the Illawarra, by the gorgeous Jackie at Cushy Monsters.

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My Baby Buzzy Bees (Wollongong Child Photographer)

My sister gave the girls these super cute bee outfits. Today my little buzzy bees did a little concert for me. Using the studio as a little stage. Too, too cute.

Love you gorgeous girls.

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