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

Unposed newborn photography – Willow at home

Remember Shannon from this incredibly popular documentary maternity session I posted? My website almost broke with the weight of all the traffic that flooded in to look at those images, and really, I can't blame you. She was like a heavenly pregnant supermodel, flown in from the skies above. To capture her pregnancy was really a pure joy - it stands as one of my absolutely favourite sessions from 2015, a year in which I had dozens upon dozens of incredible jobs, so I feel like that should tell you how much I enjoyed myself while shooting and editing it. Well,

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Babies, Documentary|Tags: , , , , , |

Maternity session at home – Shannon

I love maternity shoots. I think they're beautiful, in every shape and form in which they come. I think pregnancy is something to celebrate. But... not every maternity photography session needs to be wearing a long drapey dress, in a field, wearing a flower crown. Not every pregnancy shoot needs to be in your underwear. (It can be, but that's entirely up to you! If anyone tries to tell you you have to strip to get good photographs of you while pregnant, leave immediately.) Not every expectant mother needs to trek to beautiful sunset location with a full face of makeup.

By | September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Maternity|Tags: , , , , , |

Unposed newborn photography: Julian takes a bath

Who knew that just taking a bath could capture the fragility, the exquisiteness, the brand-newness of a baby? This is just a small part of a session I did with little baby Julian when he was only twelve days new. His parents, and doting big sister, wanted some very relaxed, unposed portraits at their home, which is a small Wahroonga apartment. The bathroom had no windows or natural light, but only using overhead light? No worries. That's your bathroom - that's where you bath your baby every day. You're going to spend a lot of time in there - let's

Baby shoot – Batman at 8 weeks

Little baby Batman (also known as Toby) has been a long time in the making for me. I photographed his parents' wedding invites, their wedding (here), their maternity portraits (here), and I photographed Toby himself when he was less than 48 hours old and still in hospital (here). So to say I was chuffed to photograph him as an unfurled baby is an understatement! He was eight weeks old at the time of our session, and seriously, I just can't get enough of his strawberry hair and serious blue eyes. Just a gorgeous boy. Shot in the North Sydney home

By | August 6th, 2014|Categories: Babies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Newborn shoot – Harriet

Harriet was only seven days old when I visited her sun-drenched home in Woronora Heights, in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, and her big sister Florence had just turned one. How lucky am I? Not only were this family incredibly well put-together for a brand-new family of four, their home also looks like a styled shoot for Vogue Living - I swear to you, I didn't move a THING in this house. It just looks like that all the time. The worst part is, they're also incredibly nice! It's just not fair. Trust me, not all of my clients are this magazine-ready level

Newborn shoot – Rory

Scone, in country New South Wales, is a place that I absolutely love to visit - and it seems they like me, too. I've done many jobs out there now and they just keep rolling in. The people are friendly, the scenery is fabulous, the animals are always right there, and the babies are deeeeelicious. Little baby Rory's newborn session was heralded by stormy, constantly changing weather, wild winds, and a dog who just loved to frolic (c'mon, seriously - how cute is he?!). And, my favourite thing - the horses. They're pretty big horse people around there. We stayed

By | July 30th, 2014|Categories: Babies, Family, Pets|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newborn shoot – Baby Z

You might remember Alana from this intimate black and white maternity session I photographed earlier in the year - well, her baby is here, and he is GORGEOUS. While not technically a newborn shoot, since baby Z was three months old at the time of shooting, this was his first foray in front of the professional lens, and as you can see, he ain't bad. Taken at their Oatley home, Alana and her partner wanted black and white images that captured their baby's little details and their natural interactions as a family. Their style is quite unique, but luckily it

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Family|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Maternity shoot – Alanna

Alanna called me with a different vision in mind for her maternity portraits - something a bit alternative, a bit raw, a bit rock'n'roll. Shooting exclusively in black and white in her retro South Sydney home, I tried to capture the distinct vibrancy, confidence, and cool beauty of Alanna's quirky style. It was a fun, thoughtful session, and upon leaving I was filled with a sense of happiness and elation, knowing instinctively that we had got some beautiful, representative shots. My favourite shots are the darkest ones, in the intimate setting of the bedroom, in which her seriousness and  introspection

By | June 18th, 2013|Categories: Maternity, Portraits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |