Announcing a really special competition...

which is a bit of a first! It's autumn...finally! Hands down, it's my favourite time of the year and I want to shake things up a bit. I'm always on the look out for new locations, so I can keep things unique and interesting, and realise that a lot of you would have special little places that you love, that might be the perfect backdrop for your family portraits. It might be the a park, somewhere you love to go walking, or a place that you've been meaning to visit. It doesn't have to be somewhere grand though, you'd be surprised how the small, out of the way places can lend themselves to amazing works of art. One of my favourite locations is along the side of the road in the Hills! Please keep in mind, some of the beautiful places around Adelaide, such as Carrick Hill, charge fees for photography in their grounds, and others are private property that need specific permission. Avoiding such places, no matter how fantastic, is preferable. Unless you have special access of course! Locations that are within the Adelaide Metro, or immediate Adelaide Hills are preferred. Not only for the travel time and expense, but also for the fact that small children don't handle a long car ride, then an active photo shoot all that well.

So, here's the competition. Inspire me with somewhere really cool and tell me why it means something to you, and you could win

One Location Sitting and a 16x20 inch Signature Print, valued at an amazing $925.

The best three responses will win, and also feature in my winter studio window display.

Entries are to be in before midnight on Friday, March 26th, and I'll contact the winner via email. You can add your entry here in the comments, email me at simone@simonehanckel.com.au (put 'Location Competition' in the header), or join the Facebook page, and comment there. Don't forget to add an email address.

The fine print! Bookings will need to be held before April 30th, and are limited to one individual family group (no extended families). Prize is not transferrable to cash, or product substitution. Normal booking conditions apply. Locations must be within Adelaide metro area and immediate Adelaide Hills.