Highlights from a recent Tween photo shoot! If you're interested in having a similar photo session, my next Tween Mini shoots will be held on Oct 4th at the exquisite Mont Du Soleil. Give me a call on 0400 841627 to make a booking.
More photos from Mont Du Soleil Mini Photo Shoots back in November last year. Introducing the beautiful Anna!
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!
"When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness." Dr Joyce Brothers
Oh I love it when previous clients welcome me back to photograph their growing family. This is the most beautiful family....hope you enjoy the preview!
What man doesn't remember making model cars and painting them when they were a boy?
My favourite time of the year, gorgeous Autumn sun flare on a little angel!
"You have the whole world in your hands"!
It was glorious Autumn day and my client and I decided to meet at Albert Park Lake. I forgot that they still hadn't pulled down all the Grand Prix stands around the lake but I had a bit of a buzz driving on the track under the signs from the race. I've photographed my client's eldest son 4 years ago at 2 1/2 and since they've added another little boy to the family. It just so happened he's now 2 1/2 as well.
Autumn is coming and the chill is in the air....this time of the year has the most beautiful light! Book a session before the end of March and receive a complimentary 11 x 14" Art Print with any package you choose.
It's that time of year where I run my one and only annual booking special. I'd love to get to know you and your family this year.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or give me a call to make a booking on 0400 841627.
Not only do I love photography but I also love home decorating. So I can't tell you how excited I was to discover a recycled furniture warehouse called Mulbury. They have the most unusual pieces including industrial and recycled timber furniture. They so kindly offered for me to use a ship's horn for a little shoot I did of the cutest twin boys. Go check out their site at - www.mulbury.com.au
3 month old baby, teenie weenie little hands and feet look so tiny in the big cot!!
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???
Deep within the bushes, look between the leaves
For once a Fairy roamed there
And may now be fast asleep
For the magic is there
Just needs to be found
And awaken the fairy
That lives near the ground!
What a gorgeous family I had the priviledge of photographing at their home. When their Mum mentioned that we could do the shoot in their backyard, I didn't realise how beautiful it was having been designed by Phillip Johnson who won "Best in Show" at the Chelsea Flower Show last year. Hope you like your preview....
A photographer's dream is beautiful lighting especially back light! It makes a photo look magical! The best time to photograph is late afternoon light or early morning light as it's soft and dreamy. Photograph the subject with their back to the sun, this produces an almost halo effect around the subject!
Boys and sticks!