One Year Old Baby Girl!
What a delight it was meeting this family. Natural, simple photography in your home. This family have welcomed a beautiful baby boy who is now 3 months old and has the cutest grin. Little 'P' loves being a big sister and loved showing me her room and toys. I try to keep photo shoots simple only using your props in your home that makes it real to who you are now. Here's a small peek....
I've yet to come across a newborn baby that hasn't smiled for me. I know it's wind but heck we like to think that they're smiling just for us!! A newborn little girl has just been welcomed to this delightful family. Here are some of my favourites - enjoy!
Isn't she absolutely adorable? At 7 weeks old little Olive was all smiles and an absolute delight. Okay I admit it, I still get really clucky when I meet newborns for the first time!!
Winter's been the season of babies for me lately which I adore. To experience the love of a newborn baby, the scent, the skin folds, and the cuddles makes my heart melt!
Welcome little Ty, what a gorgeous name! You'll probably remember the preview of Yuri's maternity session a couple of months ago. Congratulations Yuri & Tim!
Newborns are a miracle and we want to show our new little bundle looking peaceful and relaxed when they have their first photos taken. We've all seen those photos of new little babies posed in baskets, boxes and all sorts of poses that just seem as though they are the perfect baby, cooperating with every photo you wish to get. Unfortunately this doesn't always happen and this is where lifestyle photography comes into play.
Crying is a natural, real emotion that all newborns have for most of their first few months of life. Embrace this moment in time. It won’t be long before you forget how their little forehead wrinkled up whenever they screamed, or how their toes would get all stretched out and tense when he was upset. Let me capture those little details. You want your photos to evoke real emotion and demonstrate the love you have for your child as you try to soothe them. These tender moments are just as important, if not more so, than the sleeping, posed photos.
A newborn photo session is to preserve those first memories of your newborn's life. Whilst posed photos can be cute, in years to come you're not going to look back and think wow, look how my baby was able to do this great pose! The memories you'll have will be you comforting your baby, humming a lullaby to settle them and them gazing into your eyes with amazement and love.
I had the honour of photographing a little baby girl's "100 Day Celebration" called "Okuizome". This is to celebrate a baby's "first food" or "first eating" in Japan and to celebrate the new phase in a baby's life. It has beautiful sentiment behind the event and is a big feast for family and friends to celebrate. It has been celebrated for hundred's of years in Japan, during times when babies didn't always make it to 100 days old.
You're probably thinking that it's quite early to be introducing solids to a baby this young but relatives just pretend to feed the baby. The food prepared varies between different regions of Japan but the food that is presented to the baby usually includes a fish (with the head and tail still attached), rice, soup, and boiled vegetables. Each of these foods mean a different virtue such as the word for beans (mame) is similar to the word for loyalty/diligence and the word for red sea bream (a type of fish) is similar to a word for happiness (tai and mede-tai). A small pebble is given to the baby to bite, symbolizing strong teeth. I love the idea that eating a food could possibly portray a positive trait that your baby could have for the rest of their life!
Hmmmm, what positive trait could possibly go with chocolate - happiness, wisdom, serenity???
Welcome to our new neighbours across the street, not only to the neighbourhood but also their new little baby boy to their family.
I had the pleasure of photographing newborn photos of this little cutie and now her baptism. Congratulations to the family!
10 months, the cutest little button!
One of the perks of my job is meeting wonderful people! I photographed this family last year and since they've added a new addition to the family, congratulations! We travelled to the stunning Panton Hill Winery in the Yarra Valley as our backdrop as it's a favourite location for my client. Hope you enjoy your preview!
Oooooh, the cutest little button! I love photographing 6 month old bubs, they're adorable especially this little vegemite as he's my nephew's first child. Yep, I'm a Great Aunt, boy do I feel old!!!!