Family Photography Melbourne

IT’S A Family Affair! | Melbourne Lifestyle Family Photographer

IT’S A Family Affair! | Melbourne Lifestyle Family Photographer

A Family Affair!

Play Time at the Park! | Toddler & Family Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

Play Time at the Park! | Toddler & Family Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

Toddler and Family Fun at the park with 2 year old twin girls

Three Becomes Four! | Family & Newborn Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

Three Becomes Four! | Family & Newborn Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

Welcome newborn baby girl to the family!

Where's a great location for our photo shoot? | Natural Family Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

After you've booked your session I work with you to find the best location for your family photo shoot.  A place that you frequently visit where the children love to play to keep them occupied and have fun.  I love finding new locations and this particular park, Fairfield Park & Boat House by the Yarra River was just gorgeous.  Who would guess having lived in Melbourne all my life that there are still hidden gems to find! 

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Family fun time at the park!
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Father and son time at the park
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3 Month Old Baby Brother! | Children & Baby Natural Photography Melbourne

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....

Big Sister kissing her little brother!
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Baby Boy!
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Mother's love for her little baby boy!
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Little girl playing with her balloon!
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Little girl playing peek-a-boo on the staircase

 

 

Freelensing, what is it? | Baby & Family Photography Melbourne

To make a technically good photo we're taught to always aim for strong focus in every shot but the creative side in me loves out of focus as it can evoke a feeling in it's own way. 

Focus, composition, and light are very important aspects to consider when taking a photo but sometimes you can break the rules.  One of those rules is called 'Freelensing'.  

Freelensing involves removing your lens from the camera and tilting it slightly which gives photos a very blurred, soft look.  To me Freelensing produces an almost dream like feel to the photos, a softness to the image giving it an impressionistic feel.  Photos can either have a select focus point or all out of focus.  It almost gives the photo a vintage feel, a little bit of mystery whereby the viewer can interpret their own story from the image. 

If you like this look let me know and I'll make sure to take a few images Freelensed during your photo session.

Freelensed image of a little girl!
Freelensed photo of a ballerina!
Stylised Teenager photo shoot!
Freelensed image of flower petals!

6 Week Baby Boy! | Natural Newborn Photography Melbourne

Ba.by-(n) a little bit of heaven sent down to earth!  Welcome little Hugo!  

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Newborn baby boy!
Mother's kisses for her newborn baby boy!
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Newborn baby boy protected by his parents!
Father in awe of his newborn son!
Newborn baby boy on parents bed!
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Peaceful newborn baby boy!
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Black & White photography of newborns!
Dad's kisses for his newborn baby!
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New family joy!
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Strong neck muscles for a 6 week old baby boy!

I like to call it non posing! | Family Lifestyle Photography Melbourne

I thought I'd write a post about how I pose or not pose family photography.  My aim is to create an environment in which families can connect and interact, not so much posing but natural, real moments.   

I do though have some "go to" poses that I use to help guide families so they relax in front of the camera and not feel at a loss as to what to do.  They  can include walking and holding hands, kids on shoulders, looking at each other, tickling each other, whispering secrets in their Mum or Dad's ear, sitting as close as can be together, laying down, Mum or Dad looking at their child up in the air, cheek to cheek, Mum with the kids, Dad with the kids, siblings playing, individual shots of the children. 

So as you can see there are a number of different 'poses' that don't involve the 'say cheese' shots looking at the camera.  The photos that you'll cherish are the ones where you are not concerned about the camera but the interaction and love you have for one another. 

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Dad playing with his daughter!
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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!

 

 

Meet You at the Park...! | Natural Baby and Family Photography Melbourne

I feel so honoured when clients refer their friends to me for a photo shoot.  I am so grateful that you trust me with your precious little ones and feel so incredibly lucky to call this my job.

Kristina decided she would like to have their photo session at the local park and we couldn't have asked for better weather.  Little Lawton has the most infectious smile.   Every time the camera was pointed at him he just smiled at me.  He's a natural Mum and Dad!

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Expressions of a 6 month old baby boy!
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New Dad playing with his 6 month old baby boy!
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New Mum kissing her 6 month old baby boy
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New Mum cuddling her baby boy!
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Makings of a Portrait!| Natural Family Photographer Bayside, Melbourne

It was a warm, lazy afternoon at our house.   Our son was playing on his Playstation, my husband was out in the garden and I started to think of how photographing family portraits can vary.  You have the traditional family portrait where everyone is smiling and posing at the camera or a more candid approach showing the interaction between you.

Sometimes posed photos can look posed and unnatural.  Some people don't look good in a posed environment, choosing a more candid approach reveals more of their true selves, their personality. 

 I bribed my son to let me take his photo (more time on the Playstation) and told him to stand by the wall and look at me.  First shot a conventional looking straight at the camera (non smiling as he's just become a teenager)!  From there I Freelensed (removing the lens from the camera and tilting to give the photo a soft bokeh)!  Portraits can be taken from different perspectives, looking down, looking up, looking off camera, it's how the photographer interprets their own unique style. 

My portrait style is "Lifestyle", a more natural, unposed way of photographing your family.  It's so hard to try and pose children as they find it difficult to sit still.  I prefer them playing, having fun.  This is where you get the natural smiles and personalities shine through.  Even Mum and Dad relax more if they're not trying to make their children give the perfect smile and pose.

If you're thinking of booking a family session, consider more natural, candid photography of your family.

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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!
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Family snuggles!
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Family Shoot at the Park! | Natural and Real Family Photography Melbourne

FAMILY

We may not have it all together

But together we have it all!

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Family mucking around at the park!
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Teenage boys mucking around!
Family tickle fight!
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Tween boy playing with his soccer ball!
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Family togetherness!

 

 

 

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. 

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Little girl with Spring blossoms!
Little girl playing with the Spring blossoms!
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