I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve photographed this family now, it must be 3 or 4 at least! I love heading back to my old ‘stomping ground’ on the North Shore of Sydney and catching up with them, we always have fun 🙂
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in booking an at-home, chilled-out, family session like this one the next time I’m in Sydney, feel free to email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
So this gorgeous family are….wait for it….my last session for 2015!!! Yay!!! (I really love my job, but I reaalllllly love taking a break too, hahaha!)
This family are pretty much some of my favourite people to photograph! So chilled out and easy going. And I love watching their beautiful girls growing up, they are such cutie-pies and have so much personality. They decided to do things a little differently for their family photos this year, and they included their girls grandparents! We went on a bit of an adventure walk together and now the girls have some beautiful memories with their grandparents to look back on in the years to come.
This session was the perfect end to a big year. I’ll be back in full swing in January with lots of babies due….I’m looking forward to lots of bebe snuggles in 2016!
Last week was kinda crazy with three sessions in three days in two different towns! First up was this lovely family. We’d been trying to make a date that worked for both of us for a couple of months now, and we finally did it! Love that we were able to get a nice mix of indoor and outdoor shots. This little munchkin was such a cutie, I mean, those leg rolls!!! Made me want to eat her up!
It was so nice to see this lovely family again. I haven’t seen them since before little Violet was born, so we had lots of catching up to do. They chose to have an in-home session and I’m so glad they did! We pretty much just let the kids be themselves while I lurked around with my camera in my hand. They are such cuties, so it wasn’t hard to get some gorgeous shots! So many giggles! And I love that Struddy & Sammy were willing to get a few shots of just the two of them together without the kids! These guys also requested lots of black & white images, swoon! Such a gorgeous family & some of my favourite clients xoxo
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So when I googled how far it was to this family’s property, google said 35mins….yeah well, with my ‘city girl’ dirt road driving skills that was SO not true! First session I’ve *ever* been late for! Nice one google. Anyhoo…it all worked out and we had a lovely time in the crisp winter evening light. There’s something about little ones at this age that makes. me. so. clucky! Maybe its the new little milk teeth, the chubby fingers, the wobbly walk, the cheeky grin, the way *everything* they find goes in their mouth… I could go on and on but I won’t, I’ll let you see for yourself what a little cutie Hugh is. xoxo
I met this lovely family about 3 years ago and Mel & I have been friends ever since. We started planning this session months and months ago. Mel had picked out the location, and after chatting about it we decided to wait until it was really wintery and bare to get the look she wanted. I’m so glad we did! I absolutely loved photographing these guys, their boys reminded me so much of my own boys at that age – full of giggle and mischief! It was such a chilled out session, we wandered around and the boys had fun climbing and discovering interesting things, and in-between there were lots of cuddles and tickles. Definitely none of that ‘sit still and look at moy, look at moy’ kind of stuff! If you think that sounds like the kind of photo session you’d love for your family, then I’d love to hear from you! Click HERE and lets make it happen! xoxo
When you book a Family Session with me you can be sure of one thing. Your kids are going to freak out at least once during your session! It’s a fact. It’s how kids roll. And I’m ok with that! I mean, I’d freak out if a strange lady with a big black camera was all up in my jam first thing on a cold winter morning, wouldn’t you?
But, you can also be sure of something else. We’ll still get gorgeous photos. Really! We will! We’ll get laughing, and we’ll get cuddling, and it’ll all work out.
So this one day I walked up to a gorgeous mum, who was doing an awesome job of breastfeeding her baby while browsing the shelves in BigW, to ask if she’d be interested in having her photo taken as part of a project I was working on. Turns out, we spoke on the phone the day before and she had booked a photo session for the following week. True story! How funny is that?
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I photographed Amanda and her gorgeous little girl Aaratayah on a freezing cold Autumn morning. We arranged for her nieces to also come along so they could have some photos with their cousin which was really nice too. We rugged up and played in the Autumn leaves and pine needle carpet and had a lovely time despite the chilly wind.
I heard about this workshop thru some friends of friends of friends (in other words, it was mentioned in an online photography group I’m in). The gorgeous Clarissa offered her beautiful studio for the Sydney workshop(& her gorgeous family as models). Yan agreed to leave her babies at home and fly over to us from the U.S. And so a group of us came from all over NSW(and even some from ACT and VIC) to spend the day together and learn from her.
My favourite part of the whole experience, was quite possibly the scariest part too. Having my ‘portfolio’ reviewed by Yan. It was amazing to have someone critique my work in such an honest but, kind way. She really hit the nail on the head for me, and I’m already seeing the benefits from the changes I’ve made based on the advice she gave me.
I didn’t attend this workshop with the intention of ‘becoming’ Yan. I mean, the whole point of the workshop was to ‘become yourself’ as far as your photography goes (besides, I’m not really sure anybody can ‘be’ Yan, except for Yan herself!). But, you know the little voice in your head that says ‘I really like this…’ and the other voice that sneaks up and laughingly says ‘but, no-one else will!’. Yeah? Well, one of the main things I took home from the workshop was the confidence of knowing what I do like, and what I don’t like, as far as photography goes. The confidence to tell that other voice to ‘get lost!’. That, and the confidence to just be ‘me’. xoxo
I loved everything about this session. I love that Amber’s mum gave this session to her as a gift. I love that Amber trusted me on the best time of day for their session. I loved Oliver’s cheeky little grin. And I love that we got gorgeous storm clouds, but didn’t get rained on.