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 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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

Unposed family session – Ben and Lorien in the Blue Mountains

I travelled to a beautiful park in Springwood, part-way up Sydney's Blue Mountains, to photograph this relaxed and unposed session with Ben, Lorien and their three lovely children. They wanted to capture the kids' adventurous spirits, their expressive quirks, and their beautiful intimate connections with each other. And I wanted to look to capture the parent-child connection that this family so exemplifies. They are gentle, they are sweet, and they connect with their children in such a wonderful way. I feel like I created a collection of images that represent this particular afternoon and this family at this moment. One of the benefits of shooting in

Family shoot – Rory in Scone

Shooting in the Hunter Valley area of New South Wales has always been a serious perk of my job - I love the scenery, the people, the horses, the relaxed atmosphere - I love pretty much everything about it. (You can see a previous shoot of a Scone maternity and newborns here and here!) I photographed young Rory and his lovely parents when he was a wrinkly little newborn, and I was so honoured to be asked to come to document him at five months old. Family documentary photography has become my obsession and my passion, and I just can't do anything photographically that

By | May 20th, 2015|Categories: Babies, Documentary, Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |