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Winter Family Photos at the Beach! | Natural Family Photography Bayside, Melbourne

We couldn't have asked for better weather in the middle of Winter for this awesome family photo shoot.  Winter light is so soft and gorgeous, top that with the beach and you have a perfect location for a photo shoot.   Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you should put off having photos taken. 

There is something so beautiful about the beach.  It instils peace and calmness, reduces stress, declutters the mind and can reduce feelings of depression.  They call this "Blue Space"!   The waves and the smells in the 'Blue Space' can clear you mind.  What better way to get the kids off electronics and get back to nature than down at the beach!

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Family fun down at the beach!
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Child having fun playing in the sand down at the beach
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Kids playing down at the beach!
Young tween girl twirling!
Dream like image of young girl!
Children admiring a mural on side of brick wall
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Winter family photos down at the beach

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


We may not have it all together

But together we have it all!

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Family mucking around at the park!
Brotherly love!
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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!




Perfection! | Newborn Lifestyle Photography Bayside, Melbourne

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! 

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Little newborn baby girl!

Fun at the Park! | Family Lifestyle Photography Bayside, Melbourne

It might be cold here at the moment but when the sun comes out what better place to have a family photo shoot than down at the local park playing with the ducks, looking for fairies and playing on the swings.  

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Family fun at the park!
Child feeding the ducks!
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Family playing on the swings at the park!
Child playing on the swings!
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Family photo at the park!

Let's Investigate! | Children's Lifestyle Photographer Melbourne, Bayside

What looked like vacant, bushy land was actually a native reserve filled with all sorts of beautiful indigenous plants and trees in our local area.  I've driven past this spot so many times but decided to stop and have a look.  

Little Emma had such a great time (even in the rain), looking at all the flowering shrubs and tea tree!  Children love to investigate, everything is an adventure! 

Little girl on an adventure in shrub land!
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Child sitting on a log in the bush!
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Child investigating all the native plants!
Child rugged up on a cold Autumn day!
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Little girl holding flowering shrubs from the native reserve!

How to obtain those genuine emotions in a Family Shoot | Lifestyle Family Photography Melbourne

I'm sure we've all been there.....Mum has organised a professional photo shoot, spent hours organising outfits and reiterating to their family to give lot's of smiles and behave on the day of the shoot.  I totally I get it, you want the photographer to capture them at their best but sometimes there will be one child that won't be cooperative on the day!  Most Dads aren't particularly too keen either (sorry Dads)!  The stress of trying to get everybody ready and meet the photographer on time, once you get there you're stressed and all everyone can think of is getting it over with before someone loses it. 

I like to ask lot's of questions prior to the photo shoot to get to know each of your family members and to help them relax and have fun during the shoot.  It's okay if one child doesn't want to have their picture taken, don't stress as once they see the other members of your family having fun, they want to be included as well.  They will come round!

My aim is to capture the interaction and love you have for one another.  Hug them, laugh with them, tickle them, whisper silly things in their ears, throw them in the air and play with them so they see that this is more of a play date with Mum and Dad, not a photo shoot where they can't relax and be themselves.  This is your know them, you love them how you feel and those gorgeous interacting photos will happen.

Family fun at Brighton Beach!
Family time digging in the sand!
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Jumping in muddy puddles! | Family and Children On Location Photography Bayside

I love it when I catch up with returning client's and see how much their children have grown.  It's been two years since this family's last photo shoot and these boys have grown so much!

We had lot's of fun down the beach, jumping in the huge puddle that the previous night's downpour had left, building sandcastles and playing in the playground.

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