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

Unposed family photography – Toby at home

I love loyal repeat clients. I have a lot of them. The benefits of cultivating a relationship with a client over multiple sessions and many years is that I know what they love, I know what they're looking for, and I know their family dynamics and personalities, so I can give them the absolute best images possible every time. I know what's meaningful to them. In this case, I know Emily, Graham and Toby, because this is my SIXTH session with them. I photographed (get ready for it) their engagement session, their wedding, Emily's pregnancy, the days straight after their son was born, their beautiful

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , |

Unposed baby photography – Marcus at home

Hey, mothers of Artarmon, Sydney. Did you know that documentary-style, candid, relaxed newborn photography can quite literally come to you? I just want you to know that. Because I love Artarmon, and man, you guys make some absolutely gorgeous babies on that side of the city. Like this little beauty, for instance. Marcus was two months old when I arrived at his house to photograph him, and I was instantly smitten with his strawberry hair, his lovely little expressions, and of course his best doggy mate Murray. Marcus's parents wanted something intimate, precious and relaxed for their portraits together - they were

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Babies, Documentary, Pets|Tags: , , , , , |

Family documentary shoot – Robbie on the farm

This is the third time I have photographed little Robbie and his family - I photographed his amazing mother Bridget while she was pregnant, being loved by her gorgeous horses (you can see it here), and then I photographed Robbie and his parents when he was only a few weeks old (you can see it here!). Horses are a running theme with Bridget's shoots! So when I was called back to photograph Robbie again at fifteen months, in an entirely documentary family photography session, I was so happy. The way I shoot is loose, and relaxed, and pretty much the opposite of in-your-face. Here I

Newborn shoot – Bridget on the farm

You might remember Bridget from the maternity session I did with her with her horses and dogs in Scone, NSW. When her baby arrived, she asked me to come back to the country to see her darling little baby boy (who made me insanely clucky, I might add!). We talked about motherhood as I took photos of her feeding and cuddling little Robbie in bed, then I photographed her lovely family doing what they do best. I would love to visit rural New South Wales and do some more country shooting. Horse people, dog people, cow people, wheat people -

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