Jasmin + Claudine: Wedding at Sydney Rowing Club

"And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love; cannot be killed or swept aside.... Now fill the world with music, love, and pride." The modern playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda said it best.   Guys, you know I'm a sap. I fully admit it - I'm a romance-a-holic. There's nothing I like better than to see two people so heady in deep love that they just can't keep their eyes and smiles off each other. So it should come as no surprise to you that when I was honoured to document the union of these two unbelievably beautiful women, I may or may not have cried a little behind the lens -

Family Photos You’ll Love: how to get amazing portraits you don’t have to pose for

Do you want to know the secret to amazing, genuine, gorgeous family photos? Pull up a chair and pop a bag of popcorn (save some for me!), because if you’re willing to read on, I’m going to tell you.  No, you don’t have to have flower crowns. No, you don’t have to have a beautifully-styled house. No, you definitely don’t have to frolic in a meadow at sunset! (Who actually DOES that in their real lives, anyway?) So how DO you make sure you’ll get photographs you absolutely love? Simple - choose something you and your family LOVE to do,

Unposed wedding photography at The Grounds of Alexandria

One of the sweetest weddings I've attended is contained within this post. Beautiful city location: check! Flower crown: check! Cute wedding separates instead of a long white dress: check! First look: check! Laughter and comfort and generosity of spirit: check! Bride and groom so in love with each other it makes your teeth hurt: CHECK! Meg and Chris were married at The Grounds of Alexandria, in the "Atrium" area. I don't know if you've ever been to The Grounds before, but it's a really magical little place - like a little country gardening village in the middle of Sydney city. It's also

Documentary maternity photography – Mummy and me

You're going to love this. And if you don't, well, I don't want to talk badly to you, but you might be a bit of a monster. Isabel is pregnant, but wanted to do something different. She wasn't worried about lots of photographs of herself and her bump, posed luxuriously and flatteringly (and talking to the parents-t0-be of second babies, I find this is a common theme). Instead, she wanted to focus on her little daughter Rosalind and their relationship together - a relationship which will no doubt change forever when Rosalind's little brother is born. We wanted to celebrate these last

Why you should choose a spring documentary photo shoot

It's that time of year again. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the days are stretching, and the weather is completely unpredictable! What you probably don't know is that late spring is the absolute perfect time for a documentary family photo shoot. (Especially if you live in the Hawkesbury in Sydney - dang, is it gorgeous out here!) If you've never considered commissioning a beautiful, one-of-a-kind unposed portrait session before, here are six reasons to pick up the phone and book in with your favourite relaxed photographer (me) before the end of spring. Why you should choose a spring documentary photo shoot 1. Flowers

Documentary maternity photography – Emma does yoga

(I photographed this beautiful couple's wedding last year - if you want to see something gorgeous and glamorous and country-chic, you should check out their wedding blog post right here.)   Unposed, documentary photography sessions have a special kind of magic about them - especially at important moments in life. I truly believe in the amazing power of creating beautiful portraits of people that they can instantly connect with, because it brings back real memories and honest emotions. Pregnancy and impending parenthood are unique moments in time, and ones that are lovely to document. Anyone who has seen my work

Sydney wedding photographer – Elopements and registry weddings + SPECIAL OFFER

A beautiful wedding doesn’t have to be huge event, and beautiful wedding photography doesn’t have to mean hours of dowdy portraits. Embrace a different kind of portraiture – unposed, documentary wedding photographs crafted by a passionate (and stealthy) photographer who specialises in natural light, fun candid imagery and short, intimate portrait sessions. A photographer who LOVES unique couples who walk their own way in life. You're doing things differently. You're mavericks. You're bucking the big wedding trend and doing something perfect for you. You're my inspiration, you're my joy, and you're my perfect client. Invite me to your joyful registry wedding or

Unposed christening photography – Our Lady of Rosary Parish

Every christening is a special event in a family’s life, and every one deserves to be celebrated and captured. I love photographing christenings because they’re all about love - love of family, love of church, love of friends, love of ceremony. And then sometimes, love of a good party. This christening took place in a location new to me - Our Lady of the Rosary parish church in Kellyville, in the Hills District of Sydney. This was my first time shooting in a Catholic church in the Hills area, and let me tell you - it did not disappoint. Our

Prue Vickery Photography – Unconventional Wedding Locations

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, a fact that I love to celebrate. While I’ve photographed my wonderful share of big white church weddings, I specialise in smaller, offbeat weddings that sometimes walk a little on the wild side. I just love the idea that a wedding can be so many different things, and can express a couple’s loves and tastes so uniquely. And sometimes these weddings take place in places that you’d never imagine! Here are some of the interesting wedding locations I have had the privilege of shooting. It might give you something to think about when

Unposed photography Sydney – NEW metal prints

Why have you chosen to have a session with me? I’m guessing it’s because you love unposed photography, and you want some beautiful documentary images to capture your life. Or maybe it’s because you know that I’m a dedicated professional with years of experience in photography under my belt, and you like to work with people you can trust. Or maybe it’s because you know that you’re not just going to get digital files thrown at you, to be lost in the vortex of your computer forever, and you love that I give you more than that, with my archival

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Unposed baby photography – a moment in bed

Sometimes, it's the quiet moments that get you the most. The moments between one child and another, in the most unstyled, unfashionable, uncontrived of places. Sometimes it's these moments that speak to the human experience and the force of relationships, between even the littlest members of our families. Sometimes it's a tiny hand, a giggling raspberry blown on a soft tummy, the quiet of an afternoon rest, the sweetness of a little smile, the clasping of hands which shows the strongest of bonds. Sometimes it's those things I love the most about documentary photography. The way it has the ability to

Documentary christening photography – Stefan

Little Stefan was christening in the Macedonian Orthodox Church of the Resurrection in Rockdale, and was followed by a stunning reception at Conca D'oro in Riverwood. I'd never shot in this particular Catholic church before, but was delighted to discover that it is charming, moody and beautifully charismatic. Like all Catholic baptisms, this one was full of beautiful ceremony and tradition, but this was a first for me as it was my first time experiencing a christening performed entirely in Macedonian. It was wonderful. My documentary-style photography and emphasis on relaxed unposed portraiture is really well suited for these kind of important cultural

Unposed wedding photography – Kate and Seb in the Hunter Valley

I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world that I get to photograph the wedding of interesting people. It really is a gift - they are trusting you with the documentation of one of the most special days of their lives, and I'm especially lucky because the people I get to photograph are always special, fascinating specimens of humankind. They're always a bit different, a bit kooky, a bit more sparkly than the rest of us regular joes. And this wedding was black tie, too, which made it that extra bit unusual. Kate and Sebastian were married at the Sisters

Unposed maternity photography – Nikki in the Hunter Valley

What do you do when you manage a horse stud, your whole life is horses, and you're beautifully pregnant? Why, you have your documentary maternity session out in the field, where your heart lies, of course. When people think of maternity photographs with horses, they might think of women in long flowing gowns over their bump, and flower crowns adorning their locks, standing in a field at sunset embracing a white horse. At least, that's the only kind of equine-related maternity photography I've seen around lately, and it's all the rage. And don't get me wrong, it's beautiful! But it's not for everyone. I

Documentary christening photography – Dimitri in Leichhardt

There's not much like I like better than a gorgeous Greek Orthodox christening in Sydney. This baptism took place at St Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Church in Leichhardt, and the church was filled with family and friends there to celebrate little Dimitri's big day. I just love the love that is evident at christenings - everyone is there for the same purpose, and there are hugs and kisses and cuddles galore. My documentary approach to coverage is ideal for occasions like this, where an eagle eye and a silent foot is a pre-requisite, and where people don't want to be disturbed in the moment or