'Fine Art Kids' Portraits

Supporting the Fight to cure MND

 

With unique, personalised, creative portraits of your child, in a style they will LOVE.

‘Fine Art Kids’ is a children’s portrait project, launched in March 2018 by Lifeworks Photography. The goal to help raise funds to Fight to cure MND whilst creating beautiful portraits of kids.

 

Two styles to choose from:

Character Portraits revealing your child’s passion, hobby, talent or culture.

Or, Kids Couture, wearing clothing that reveals their personality or we have a new wardrobe of gorgeous outfits & accessories in studio.

What is 'Fine Art Kids'?

Helping the fight to cure MND is the incentive we have creating ‘Fine Art Kids’ portraits. We know these portraits will be cherished. After watching someone dear lose their fight, we wish to make a difference in the lives of others, by helping to find a cure for this insidious disease.

We are donating all session fees of those involved in this project. Once all photo sessions are completed we will be producing a stunning Coffee table Book for the participants showcasing the portraits of each child.

What started out with an idea has branched into highly personalised portraits of kids, showcasing their passions, hobbies, and talents.
We love the excitement the families have had planning for this, but mostly the thought the kids have put into their individual portraits.

The emphasis is on capturing each child in a stunning portrait, either as a Classic beautiful portrait or as thought-provoking, revealing their passion for something that is current and very important to them. Something they feel “in” the moment’ with, whether it be Sport, Dance, the Arts, Reading, Fashion, Drama, Music and much more.
It may require thought and preparation, which we will happily guide you through.

You will be very happy knowing you are contributing to a very worthy cause.

Why we are doing this?

In March we launched a new Portrait Project for 2018.
‘Fine Art Kids’ in loving memory of Nancy Mazza Trimboli.

Nancy was a much loved Lifeworks client since 2004. 

In October last year, just over two years after a devastating diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a beautiful family lost an incredible mum, a devoted, loving wife, a much-adored daughter, sister, aunty, cousin and for many of us, a gorgeous friend.

Nancy was a very special lady and her courage and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She touched my heart in more ways than I can express.  With her husband Frank’s blessing, I am honoured to continue her legacy by dedicating our portrait project in Nancy’s memory and raising much-needed funds to fight MND.

Fight MND

How to get involved?

How you can help

For all who would love to be involved in ‘Fine Art Kids’, we will be donating our usual session fees for this project to support the fight to cure MND.

On July 29, this year, Nancy’s husband Frank is taking part in RunMelbourne2018.
We ask that you directly sponsor and support Frank in his run and to help him reach or surpass his goal by donating $100 for your first child or $150 if you have 2 or more children. You may donate more if you wish, this donation is tax deductible.

Your generous donation will go a long way to help support the fight for a cure and WILL include your ‘Fine Art Kids’ Portrait session with us at Lifeworks.  It will also guarantee your child/children a full page or double spread in our ‘Fine Art Kids’ book.  The steps to be involved are listed below.

How to do this

1.  When you make your donation, via tor the Donate to fight MND, we ask that you copy the following statement in the comments section:

Best wishes as you run Frank, we are supporting you with Lifeworks ‘Fine Art Kids’ for Nancy”.

Of course, you may add your own sentiments and words of encouragement to Frank.

2. Simply click here ‘Donate to fight MND and complete your details and donation.

3.  Fill out contact us form below with your details to us.

4.  We will be in touch shortly to discuss your ‘Fine Art Kids’ session.

When can my session take place?

Booking in your ‘Fine Art Kids’ Session

Sessions can be booked throughout 2018, however, to support Frank and make a difference, we ask that you please donate NOW.

‘Fine Art Kids’ portraits will be available for purchase, from $295. Ideally they are suited to hang on the wall and enjoy!

The ‘Fine Art Kids’ book will be available to purchase on completion of the project, approx mid-2019.

If you would like to discuss this further, please call 9482 2006, or you can email your queries to info@lifeworksphotography.com.au.

Nancy Trimboli - her legacy will live on.

My personal connection with Nancy, why I wish to do this project.

Nancy MND

I met Nancy in 2004 when she booked a Newborn photo shoot at Lifeworks when their first child, Lucy, was born.  We met again in 2006 with the arrival of their son, Suny and once again in 2008 when Sara made her entrance. I will never forget her pride and love for her babies.

Early September 2014, Nancy wrote the winning entry in a Father Day’s competition we ran. What grabbed our attention was her heartfelt words about her wonderful husband Frank and how he was so supportive and a fantastic dad to their three kids.  That year, he had to fly to Sydney at 6.00am on Father’s Day – on what was meant to have been his first ‘work-free’ Father’s Day in 20 years – for training for a new work position.   Nancy was very sad to have to say goodbye on such a special day that should be celebrated together.

We photographed Nancy, Frank and the kids at the end of that September.  It was a lovely photo session, filled with laughter, love, and joy…..none of us had an inkling of what was to come.

Nancy loved her photos, especially those of her beautiful family.  She chose a stunning large canvas to display them in her home and regularly ordered more prints. Every month she would send me a text saying that she’d made a lay-by payment, however on July 24, 2015, she sent me a message apologising that she was late with her payment as she was in hospital.

Her news was devastating.  Later that day she confirmed she had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Her world and her family’s world broke that day.

What ensued was a woman who fought the most determined, inspirational and courageous battle to live every moment she had to its fullest extent.

Nancy messaged me often with news of how she was doing, family events and photos, beautiful stories and questions regarding photographing her own family memories and requests for tips on photography and cameras.

We discussed her treatment, new medicines, and pain – no doubt her family was very aware of – but something she hid from most.

She never faltered from being upbeat and positive…I don’t know where she found her strength from.

When we photographed our 2nd PAWTraits Book, Nancy was determined to have their new puppy involved, as well as her dad’s much loved Mareema, Jessie. In May 2016, we photographed the family and their pets out at Yarrambat on her parent’s hobby farm.  Dad scooped the family onto the hay bale with his tractor for the photos – the kids loved it!

By then Nancy was walking with a stick and her speech was becoming more difficult.  Despite this, she smiled her dazzling smile and loved every minute of it. She sent several beautiful messages afterward of how much she and all the family loved that day.

Several months later, Jessie had a litter of 10 puppies. Nancy messaged me excitedly about the beautiful pups and we made a time to photograph the energetic bundle of fur-balls. Her walking was more difficult, so her gorgeous sister took her out to the pups on a quad bike. Nancy’s smile never left her face.

Despite all that was happening, Nancy was determined to drive for as long as she could.  She insisted on coming to our PAWtraits book launch and Lucy and puppy Charli came with her.  Afterwards, I helped Lucy push Nancy up a hill in her wheelchair to her car and we discovered the keys had accidentally been locked within.  By this time, Nancy had no speech and conversed via a device akin to an etch-a-sketch, where she could write and wipe. Without a beat, she was typing for me to contact the RACV to assist. Nothing fazed her.  We waited in the sun and chatted – Nancy’s quick writing made the chat seem all the more normal. It’s unexpected and treasured moments like that that are permanently etched in my memory.

Nancy was also an avid Collingwood supporter, a passion she shared with her family, taking them to many games.  It was also something we shared and for which I am very grateful as it meant we would meet up after or during a game most weeks when we were both there. The support of her family and extended family and friends was always evident in the large group surrounding her at the games.

It was over the last season, I saw the changes dramatically affecting her, yet she was still there, ever present, always smiling and participating in life and supporting her beloved club.

Our last game was on July 2, 2017, and we both burst into tears. I believe we both knew then it would be our last. My heart broke as I walked away from her. Our final footy messaging during a game was on August 5, the game was a ripper against the Crows, she finished off with emojis of clapping hands and black and white dots.

Nancy lost her hard fought battle on October 10, 2017. She is greatly missed by many.

Thank you for taking the time to read, I greatly appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

+ What is this project about?

What is 'Fine Art Kids'?

Helping the fight to cure MND is the incentive we have creating ‘Fine Art Kids’ portraits. We know these portraits will be cherished. After watching someone dear lose their fight, we wish to make a difference in the lives of others, by helping to find a cure for this insidious disease.

We are donating all session fees of those involved in this project. Once all photo sessions are completed we will be producing a stunning Coffee table Book for the participants showcasing the portraits of each child.

What started out with an idea has branched into highly personalised portraits of kids, showcasing their passions, hobbies, and talents.
We love the excitement the families have had planning for this, but mostly the thought the kids have put into their individual portraits.

The emphasis is on capturing each child in a stunning portrait, either as a Classic beautiful portrait or as thought-provoking, revealing their passion for something that is current and very important to them. Something they feel “in” the moment’ with, whether it be Sport, Dance, the Arts, Reading, Fashion, Drama, Music and much more.
It may require thought and preparation, which we will happily guide you through.

You will be very happy knowing you are contributing to a very worthy cause.

+ Why we are doing this?

Why we are doing this?

In March we launched a new Portrait Project for 2018.
‘Fine Art Kids’ in loving memory of Nancy Mazza Trimboli.

Nancy was a much loved Lifeworks client since 2004. 

In October last year, just over two years after a devastating diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a beautiful family lost an incredible mum, a devoted, loving wife, a much-adored daughter, sister, aunty, cousin and for many of us, a gorgeous friend.

Nancy was a very special lady and her courage and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She touched my heart in more ways than I can express.  With her husband Frank’s blessing, I am honoured to continue her legacy by dedicating our portrait project in Nancy’s memory and raising much-needed funds to fight MND.

Fight MND

+ How to get involved?

How to get involved?

How you can help

For all who would love to be involved in ‘Fine Art Kids’, we will be donating our usual session fees for this project to support the fight to cure MND.

On July 29, this year, Nancy’s husband Frank is taking part in RunMelbourne2018.
We ask that you directly sponsor and support Frank in his run and to help him reach or surpass his goal by donating $100 for your first child or $150 if you have 2 or more children. You may donate more if you wish, this donation is tax deductible.

Your generous donation will go a long way to help support the fight for a cure and WILL include your ‘Fine Art Kids’ Portrait session with us at Lifeworks.  It will also guarantee your child/children a full page or double spread in our ‘Fine Art Kids’ book.  The steps to be involved are listed below.

How to do this

1.  When you make your donation, via tor the Donate to fight MND, we ask that you copy the following statement in the comments section:

Best wishes as you run Frank, we are supporting you with Lifeworks ‘Fine Art Kids’ for Nancy”.

Of course, you may add your own sentiments and words of encouragement to Frank.

2. Simply click here ‘Donate to fight MND and complete your details and donation.

3.  Fill out contact us form below with your details to us.

4.  We will be in touch shortly to discuss your ‘Fine Art Kids’ session.

+ When will my session take place?

When can my session take place?

Booking in your ‘Fine Art Kids’ Session

Sessions can be booked throughout 2018, however, to support Frank and make a difference, we ask that you please donate NOW.

‘Fine Art Kids’ portraits will be available for purchase, from $295. Ideally they are suited to hang on the wall and enjoy!

The ‘Fine Art Kids’ book will be available to purchase on completion of the project, approx mid-2019.

If you would like to discuss this further, please call 9482 2006, or you can email your queries to info@lifeworksphotography.com.au.

+ More about Nancy ...

Nancy Trimboli - her legacy will live on.

My personal connection with Nancy, why I wish to do this project.

Nancy MND

I met Nancy in 2004 when she booked a Newborn photo shoot at Lifeworks when their first child, Lucy, was born.  We met again in 2006 with the arrival of their son, Suny and once again in 2008 when Sara made her entrance. I will never forget her pride and love for her babies.

Early September 2014, Nancy wrote the winning entry in a Father Day’s competition we ran. What grabbed our attention was her heartfelt words about her wonderful husband Frank and how he was so supportive and a fantastic dad to their three kids.  That year, he had to fly to Sydney at 6.00am on Father’s Day – on what was meant to have been his first ‘work-free’ Father’s Day in 20 years – for training for a new work position.   Nancy was very sad to have to say goodbye on such a special day that should be celebrated together.

We photographed Nancy, Frank and the kids at the end of that September.  It was a lovely photo session, filled with laughter, love, and joy…..none of us had an inkling of what was to come.

Nancy loved her photos, especially those of her beautiful family.  She chose a stunning large canvas to display them in her home and regularly ordered more prints. Every month she would send me a text saying that she’d made a lay-by payment, however on July 24, 2015, she sent me a message apologising that she was late with her payment as she was in hospital.

Her news was devastating.  Later that day she confirmed she had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Her world and her family’s world broke that day.

What ensued was a woman who fought the most determined, inspirational and courageous battle to live every moment she had to its fullest extent.

Nancy messaged me often with news of how she was doing, family events and photos, beautiful stories and questions regarding photographing her own family memories and requests for tips on photography and cameras.

We discussed her treatment, new medicines, and pain – no doubt her family was very aware of – but something she hid from most.

She never faltered from being upbeat and positive…I don’t know where she found her strength from.

When we photographed our 2nd PAWTraits Book, Nancy was determined to have their new puppy involved, as well as her dad’s much loved Mareema, Jessie. In May 2016, we photographed the family and their pets out at Yarrambat on her parent’s hobby farm.  Dad scooped the family onto the hay bale with his tractor for the photos – the kids loved it!

By then Nancy was walking with a stick and her speech was becoming more difficult.  Despite this, she smiled her dazzling smile and loved every minute of it. She sent several beautiful messages afterward of how much she and all the family loved that day.

Several months later, Jessie had a litter of 10 puppies. Nancy messaged me excitedly about the beautiful pups and we made a time to photograph the energetic bundle of fur-balls. Her walking was more difficult, so her gorgeous sister took her out to the pups on a quad bike. Nancy’s smile never left her face.

Despite all that was happening, Nancy was determined to drive for as long as she could.  She insisted on coming to our PAWtraits book launch and Lucy and puppy Charli came with her.  Afterwards, I helped Lucy push Nancy up a hill in her wheelchair to her car and we discovered the keys had accidentally been locked within.  By this time, Nancy had no speech and conversed via a device akin to an etch-a-sketch, where she could write and wipe. Without a beat, she was typing for me to contact the RACV to assist. Nothing fazed her.  We waited in the sun and chatted – Nancy’s quick writing made the chat seem all the more normal. It’s unexpected and treasured moments like that that are permanently etched in my memory.

Nancy was also an avid Collingwood supporter, a passion she shared with her family, taking them to many games.  It was also something we shared and for which I am very grateful as it meant we would meet up after or during a game most weeks when we were both there. The support of her family and extended family and friends was always evident in the large group surrounding her at the games.

It was over the last season, I saw the changes dramatically affecting her, yet she was still there, ever present, always smiling and participating in life and supporting her beloved club.

Our last game was on July 2, 2017, and we both burst into tears. I believe we both knew then it would be our last. My heart broke as I walked away from her. Our final footy messaging during a game was on August 5, the game was a ripper against the Crows, she finished off with emojis of clapping hands and black and white dots.

Nancy lost her hard fought battle on October 10, 2017. She is greatly missed by many.

Thank you for taking the time to read, I greatly appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

Make your Donation to fight MND, then contact the team today for a portrait photography session you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

The time to act is NOW!

For everyone who would love to be involved in ‘Fine Art Kids’, we wish to donate our usual session fees for this project to support the fight to cure MND.

How do you do this………Nancy’s husband Frank is taking part in RunMelbourne2018 and has challenged himself to run 10km on the 29th of July, please click the link below.

https://runmelbourne2018.everydayhero.com/au/frank-trimboli

We ask that you directly sponsor and support Frank in his run and to help him reach or surpass his goal by donating $100 for your first child or $150 if you have 2 or more children.

You may donate more if you wish, this donation is tax deductible.

This generous donation will go a long way to helping fight for a cure and will confirm your “Fine Art Kids” Portrait session with us at Lifeworks and guarantee your child/children a full page each in our “Fine Art Kids Collection” Book

How to do this

1.  When you make your donation, via Donate to fight MND, we ask that you copy the following statement in the comments section:

Best wishes as you run Frank, we are supporting you with Lifeworks ‘Fine Art Kids’ for Nancy”.

Of course, you may add your own sentiments and words of encouragement to Frank.

2. Simply click the button below complete your details and donation.

3.  Fill out your contact details below.

4.  We will then phone you to discuss your ‘Fine Art Kids’ session.

Fill out my online form.

To see more Fine Art Kids Portraits,

Fine Art Kids Gallery

To read about other sessions:

*Frank and Nancy’s kids session blog

*Mimi our first session for Fine Art Kids blog

Creative b/w portraits