Motherhood Session with her 6 Month Old Baby Boy!
I feel so privileged to be invited into a family's home to document those first photos of their newborn baby. I previewed this family's toddler last week as there were too many shots to share in one post. This lovely family have just welcomed their second little girl, a beautiful little sister for their 2 year old toddler. Enjoy!
The arrival of a newborn baby to the family is the most wondrous time in a parent's life. At only 4 days old little Sebastian is the joy in his parent's eyes. How gorgeous is he?
Ba.by-(n) a little bit of heaven sent down to earth! Welcome little Hugo!
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!
It's such a joy seeing a previous client's family grow and being asked back to celebrate another new life being added to the family. Welcome Jack! Big sister and brother were wonderful with their new baby brother, doting him with lot's of kisses.
Newborn sessions are dear to my heart, it's a time that deserves to be captured as they change so quickly. I come to you in your home and use natural light. My approach to newborn photography is simple, timeless and emotionally driven portraiture.
Oh baby Hugo, you are such a sweet baby! I love it when a session just comes together so naturally and I see the love of new parents for their newborn son!
I find that parents are loving the more natural type photos that show their newborn exactly as they were when they first arrive home. Newborns don't have a routine yet so I pretty much follow the baby's mood and their schedule. Don't worry if your baby is unsettled as there is no time limit, take all the time you need to settle your baby.
I very much enjoyed meeting his parents and hanging out with the three of them at their home. Thanks so much for all your help Richard! I hope you enjoy your preview.
I was so honoured when Megan, a fellow photographer from www.megananne.com.au asked me to photograph this crazy, emotional, love-filled time in their life. Megan and Luke seemed to exude a sense of calmness despite the fast pace of a 2 year old and a newborn. Congratulations to you and your new family! I hope I managed to capture such a beautiful time in your lives.
There's blurred lines when it comes to explaining what Lifestyle photography is. Some would say it is Documentary where the photographer becomes a fly on the wall and photographs your normal day. To me Lifestyle is natural and real, with occasional prompts to help the clients know what to do.
For me, it is so beautiful and personal to photograph your newborn in their brand new home, to capture your baby photographed in their own nursery, to remember forever what that very first bedroom looked like. Those first wraps, hand knitted blankets and booties, their first teddy, all the things that you'll want to remember in years to come. To have them cuddled by you on your bed, a place where they'll never be quite this small again. Lifestyle to me is documenting you, your new family forever changed! It's emotions and love that you could never have imagined before.
Here's one adorable little guy and his parents!
I have so many photos that I love from this session and couldn't resist sharing this of big brother's love for his new baby sister!
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???