One Year Old Baby Girl!
I've been receiving a lot of bookings lately from panicked parents fearing that they've left it too late to have newborn photos taken. With Lifestyle photography it doesn't matter how old your child is as Lifestyle is natural and of real moments of who you are now. I can always fix baby's skin rashes, etc. in Photoshop if need be.
Little baby Ida is absolutely adorable and at 12 weeks already has the most gorgeous personality and smile.
When Molly rang me about photographing her new little baby I was really excited. Lifestyle photo shoots are my favourite especially newborns. It can be a challenge though going to someone's home without knowing exactly what the light will be like but I go with the flow. The end result is so real because the images capture the role the home plays within the family.
I'm a Mum myself and clearly remember that first month arriving home with our newborn son and how exhausted I was with lack of sleep, hormones playing havoc and just trying to keep up with feeds. This is where an in home session is less intrusive and you can then just focus on your baby and let me do the rest.
Little Hugo loved a big stretch, such a cutie!!
I had the pleasure of meeting another newborn baby boy last week! Welcome Joshua!
All babies have their own little sounds, movements and smiles that are all distinctive of who they are. Mum said that Joshua has the cutest pursed lips while making a little 'O' with his lips!
They're so perfect! For me newborn photography is so beautiful for it's simplicity. Documenting the tiniest of details, the wisp hair, the dribble, the dimple, their tiny hands and feet, this is what you want to remember as it's gone so quickly. This gorgeous 8 week old baby girl was the sweetest!
There's magic in the ordinary, you just have to find it! Gorgeous Ava did with her new, pink skirt and a photo shoot came to life!!
Watch Them Grow Photography was born from my love of taking lifestyle family photography. I'm slowly branching out from shooting just families to also Women's photography. "For You" was created to show women how much inner and outer beauty they behold, to prove to them that they too can be beautiful in front of the camera.
The beauty of a woman is in her laugh, her hopes, her hurt, her fear, her tears, her love!
You never know what to expect from kids on the day of your photo shoot. At home they're adorable, laughing, beautiful natural smiles and then comes the day of the photo shoot, off goes the charm and they freeze in front of the camera! Kids are unpredictable, we want to avoid the forced smiles so here's some things you can do:
Before I commence a photo shoot I try and get to know them, break the ice so to speak. I'll ask them questions about their favourite movie, TV show, toy character, school, anything where they forget they’re in front of the camera. I might even ask them to show me their room and what child doesn't love showing off their toys? I then let them play....let them be themselves and not force them to smile or "Say Cheese" shots.
I might ask them to tell me their favourite icecream flavour and suggest disgusting combinations like spaghetti sauce with chocolate sprinkles, you'd be amazed at flavour combinations kids can make up! This always gets a natural laugh. Try out a couple of jokes with them. During the session, we can ask them to tell us a joke and this will typically loosen them up as they tell it to us.
If all else fails we might have to have the lollypops on standby!
Watch Them Grow Photography is introducing "Crown & Gown" sessions....let your little girl's imagination run wild......
Feeling hot, hot, hot.....!!!!!
A sneak peek of the cutest 6 month old little girl....isn't she so adorable???
Every girl deserves to feel special and beautiful!
I decided today to experiment on my gorgeous friend Dana (aka my stylist) and lab rat for a little glamour shoot. I think she scrubs alright? She's single by the way!!!!
This poor, little bird can't fly and has been hopping around our driveway for the last couple of days. Not sure what to do, has anyone any ideas or should I just leave it alone?
It was Melbourne Cup day, all were Cup bound but we ventured to the other side of town for me to photograph this gorgeous family. Their Mum and Dad built a brilliant cubby for the littlies and spent a lot of time fixing up the backyard for the photo shoot. We had a ball, playing shop, blowing bubbles, sliding down the slide, having cups of tea and riding the cutest, red motorbike. Thank you for such an enjoyable morning.
Day 315 (365) Visiting Nan & Pop's yesterday Toby had a bit of a nasty fall and grazed his leg quite severely but it gave him the excuse to watch his favourite TV shows and be pampered by Nan. Not only did he get a "Spider" (Lemonade & icecream) but a Mars Bar from Pop as well.