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Winter Family Photos at the Beach! | Natural Family Photography Bayside, Melbourne

We couldn't have asked for better weather in the middle of Winter for this awesome family photo shoot.  Winter light is so soft and gorgeous, top that with the beach and you have a perfect location for a photo shoot.   Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you should put off having photos taken. 

There is something so beautiful about the beach.  It instils peace and calmness, reduces stress, declutters the mind and can reduce feelings of depression.  They call this "Blue Space"!   The waves and the smells in the 'Blue Space' can clear you mind.  What better way to get the kids off electronics and get back to nature than down at the beach!

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Child having fun playing in the sand down at the beach
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Kids playing down at the beach!
Young tween girl twirling!
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Children admiring a mural on side of brick wall
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Young girl trying to feed the seagulls
Winter family photos down at the beach

Welcome Little Sister! | Family Lifestyle Photographer Bayside, Melbourne

I love images that tell a story, that capture emotions.  My aim is to document your family, this moment in time.  This gorgeous family have introduced a beautiful little sister who is now 8 weeks old and adored by her big brothers.  We had so much fun laughing, tickling, digging, blowing bubbles, jumping on Mum & Dad's bed and trampolining.  Awesome job Dad jumping whilst holding both boys!

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Mum cuddling her newborn baby girl!
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Young boys digging and playing in the garden!
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4 year old boy jumping on the trampoline!
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Dad jumping holding both his boys!
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Boys playing on the bed!
Mother's love for her newborn baby girl
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Newborn baby girl's big yawn
Big brother playing with his newborn baby sister
Big brother loves his little newborn baby sister
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Photos to take of your kids before they grow up! / Children's Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

If you're like me, you don't notice your children growing up right before your eyes as you see them every day!  I was lucky that I purchased my first digital camera when Toby was 3 years old which gave me the opportunity to take countless photos of him without having to worry about the expense of printing them all.  Before that though I shot film and was very conscious of what I was photographing and missed a lot of those moments that I wished I had taken.   

There are lots of little things that you don't recognise now as being important to capture but in years to come they will be the main photos that you'll treasure.  Here's a list of photos that you should try to take before they grow too fast!!

Toys and hobbies at each stage of their development (e.g. Lego, Barbie, Thomas The Tank Engine), favourite toy, nursing or bottle feeding, teddies or favourite blankie, sleeping, playing in the mud and puddles, bath time, dressing up, learning to ride a bike, jumping on the trampoline, the simple things - daydreaming, belly laughing, experiencing the rain on their tongue for the first time, first day of Kindergarten & school, homework, blowing bubbles, playing at the park, playing in their first sports game, playing with new friends, dancing, kidding around or the faces they pull, reading, chores, first time at the movies, experiencing a food for the first time (with Toby it was icecream), fun at the beach, visiting the zoo, with their pets, playing different sports, family outings, the list is endless!!

Photos to take of your children before they grow up!



Family Spring Sessions! | Natural Family Photography Melbourne

My friend's daughter always jumps at the chance to have a photo session with me and now that Spring has arrived we thought we'd show you how Spring is such a glorious time for family photography!

When preparing for your session wear layers - t-shirt, cardigan, scarf, etc. so each family member can peel off, or add, as they see fit and remain comfortable throughout the shoot.  Spring is a bit finicky where the weather can change especially here in Melbourne.

I will liaise with you about a great location, maybe your local park (all those buds popping up from the ground), beach or anywhere that's special to your family. 

Time is right.  Book in now or you may miss out on those Spring buds. 

Spring time Family photo shoot!
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Little girl with Spring blossoms!
Little girl playing with the Spring blossoms!
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Red Hat! | Toddler Lifestyle Photography

Oh that red baseball cap

I snuck it

It fitted right on my head

Something about a red baseball cap

But Dad said I had to give it back!!!!

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Best Friends Forever! | Children's Lifestyle Photography Bayside, Melbourne

What better way to spend a day on your school holidays than have a photo shoot with your best friend.  The girls loved trying on different outfits and had a ball modelling in front of the camera.   They were little troupers, never complaining once especially with the cold! 

Children seem to come out of their shell in front of the camera and naturally be themselves.  If you're thinking about having professional photos taken don't be put off that it's Winter. 

Best friends!
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Little girl throwing back her hair!
Little girl by the lake!
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Little girl daydreaming!
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Child amongst the daisies!
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Pretty girl!
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Children running at the park!
Dancing in the park!
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Rugged up for the cold in Melbourne's Winter!
Child by the lake!
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Fun at the Park! | Family Lifestyle Photography Bayside, Melbourne

It might be cold here at the moment but when the sun comes out what better place to have a family photo shoot than down at the local park playing with the ducks, looking for fairies and playing on the swings.  

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Family fun at the park!
Child feeding the ducks!
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Family playing on the swings at the park!
Child playing on the swings!
Where are the fairies?
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Family photo at the park!

Bonfire!! | Family Photography Melbourne

What better way to spend a chilly Autumn evening during the school holidays than toasting marshmallows in the fire pit in the backyard.  Children love to do this (and get's them off the video games without too much hassle)!! 

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Child stirring the fire!
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Children sitting around the bonfire!
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Boy playing with stick from the bonfire!
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Children eating toasted marshmallows!
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Vintage Motorbike | Children's Photographer Bayside, Melbourne

"If he's riding, he's happy"!

Little boy sitting on motorbike!
Small child on large vintage motorbike!
A little boy pressing the horn on the motorbike!
Reflection of a child in the rear view mirror!
Little boy sitting on vintage motorbike!
Little boy in bike helmet and goggles!

"A Child's Tale" | Children's Photography Bayside Melbourne

I love it when clients ask to organise a more concept shoot of their children.  I get so excited as it brings out my creative ideas!  A photo shoot that captures who their child is at a particular stage of their life!   Introducing "A Child's Tale", where children can bring their imaginations to life and design a photo shoot around their passion!  This is one shoot that this gorgeous girl and her friend wanted to use her favourite vintage dresses and create an almost whimsical, dreamlike land.  

This is a great idea for a gift for a child's birthday or keepsake.  To make a booking contact Jenn on 0400 841627 and create a lasting memory for your child.

A Child's Tale!
Child walking through the bushes!
Little girl dreaming on tree!
Child and her little bird!
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Fly away little bird says little girl!
Little girl dreaming up on the tree!
Little girl running down the laneway!
The eyes to the soul!
These are what dreams are made of!
Sweet girl releasing a little bird!
Dancing girl in the shadows!
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Little girl on the rocks!
Child in the reeds!
Little girl dancing in the puddle!
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Little girl down the beach!
Beautiful girl wearing vintage dress against the rocks!
Girls on the rocks looking at the sunset!
Wind blowing through little girl's hair!
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Little girl hit by a wave!
Child's big brown eyes!

Summer Photo Opportunities | Family Lifestyle Photography Bayside, Melbourne

Summer is almost here, well officially and I thought I'd suggest some different activities for your family photo sessions.  When you think of having a family shoot you picture slightly more posed shots and everyone looking their best.  To really capture the essence of who your family is, it's great to organise a few activities not only to keep the children entertained but give a more relaxed feel to your photos and really bring out those natural smiles.  Some ideas are:

Photograph your family playing in the Sprinkler

Yep, you guessed it, bathers, water, plastic toys, wet hair, chasing each other with the hose, all out fun!  The children will be having so much fun (and so will you) that they won't even notice the camera. 

Boy playing with the hose!

Head to the beach

We can take photos of your kids building sandcastles, jumping waves, giggling, burying themselves in the sand, etc.  The list is endless!

Little toddler carrying bucket of water at the beach!
Toddler kicking the ball at the beach!
Father and son at the beach
Little boy kicking the water at the beach!

Picnic at your local park

Load up the kids with a picnic lunch, throw in your picnic blanket and have a play date at your nearby park.  There's so many great parks around that also have lakes with ducks and play equipment to keep the kids entertained for hours.

Mum playing the her kids!
Toddler playing at the park!

Don't worry about if the kids getting wet, as long as they don't get a chill, let them have a ball jumping in puddles and even playing in some mud.  I love these photo opportunities.  These are the memories that they and you will cherish from their childhood. 

Toddler covered in mud!

Favourite Things! | Children's Lifestyle Photographer Melbourne

One way I get to know children and to help them feel relaxed with me is to ask them what their favourite things are.  It's a great idea to have photos of their favourite things at a specific age to look back on as of course they change as they grow.  Little 'L' couldn't wait to show me her favourite bracelets and the special necklace that her Mum gave her. 

Portrait of a little girl!
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Jumping in muddy puddles! | Family and Children On Location Photography Bayside

I love it when I catch up with returning client's and see how much their children have grown.  It's been two years since this family's last photo shoot and these boys have grown so much!

We had lot's of fun down the beach, jumping in the huge puddle that the previous night's downpour had left, building sandcastles and playing in the playground.

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We Are Family | Lifestyle Family Photography Melbourne

A preview from a previous photo shoot of a gorgeous family.....

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