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In-home Family Photos! | Family & Baby Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

The beauty of photographing lifestyle is that I can come to you and photograph your family in your home where you feel relaxed and familiar with your surroundings.

When photographing a family welcoming a new baby, I try to capture the intimacy and affection the parents have for their beautiful new baby. 

This gorgeous family have just welcomed their 12 week old baby boy and my gosh he can stand (with support) already!

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Baby boy standing on his father's legs
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New mother holding her baby boy
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New baby and puppy for this family
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New mum kissing her 12 week old baby boy
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Baby details!
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New dad kissing his 3 month old baby boy
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3 Month Old Baby Boy in his bassinet
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3 Month old baby boy standing on his dad's lap
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Family Fun at the Park! | Natural Family Photography Bayside, Melbourne

When Karen rang me to book a photo session she asked if she could also bring their family dog Wilson.  I love including animals in family photo shoots as they are a huge part of the family as well.  Oh my gosh how cute are these children and Wilson the Beagle was such a trouper posing with the family.  Hope you enjoy your preview!

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Toddler and baby brother at the park!
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Mother and Child playing at the park!
Father and daughter hugs!
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Big sister loves her little brother!
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Family fun at the park!
Family fun with Dad!
7 month old baby boy!
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Family snuggles!
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Family time at the park!
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And Family Makes Three! | Natural Newborn Photography Melbourne

A newborn is all things hopeful, dreams fulfilled and a wonder of possibilities!

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Mother holding her newborn baby!
Smiling newborn baby!
Family dog watching over newborn baby!
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Mother's love for her newborn baby girl!
Precious newborn baby girl!
Father's love for his newborn baby girl!
A family of three!

100 Day Celebration | Baby Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

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???