Are you looking for non-stuffy, non-posed newborn photos without the added cheese?  Do you want a record of your baby as they are at this point in time, tears and all?  You’ve come to the right place.  My awesome clients come to me looking for natural baby photos and that’s exactly what I strive to achieve in my sessions.  So you might ask what is involved in creating these so-called “natural” photos?  I mean, people don’t generally act natural when a large camera is in front of their face do they?  During a newborn baby session I will guide you into a position where you are comfortable to snuggle your bub.  From there it’s all about just being with your family and baby.  I’ll give you space to cuddle, kiss, hold their little fingers, give them head rubs and jiggle them up and down when they have a sore belly.  While you are just being you I will move around and get the angles that I see will make beautiful portraits.  Occasionally I will ask you to look up and have one of those looking-at-camera shots, but mostly it’s just about recording the connection and the love you have for your new little person.  You don’t have to worry about how you look.  Leave that up to me.  You don’t have to worry if you have your hands in the “wrong” place… there is no wrong place.

Our newborn baby sessions are guided by how your little human is feeling on the day.  For example, here we have Patrick who was having some tummy pains at the start of his photography session.  Patrick has reflux and it was really giving him some curry on the day.  He was doing his best version of baby planking and didn’t want to bend in the middle AT ALL.  We thought we might spend the whole session trying to calm his little body so we just took it really easy and worked around what he needed at the time.  After about 20 minutes of being cuddled between mum and dad (and lots of jiggling up and down), we noticed that he was starting to relax and was actually falling asleep.  I couldn’t believe our luck!  Given that mum and dad said he had only slept on and off for very short periods the day before, I thought it might be the case on this day as well.  We ended up with the most peaceful sleeping baby sessions and some ridiculously gorgeous captures of Patrick after he woke and was lovely and calm.

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I’m so pleased to have returned from my maternity leave with a bang and a super fun family with a gorgeous baby to photograph!  Baby Reuben is 3 weeks old and a really chilled out little dude.  He was awake for the entire session and I don’t think I heard so much as a whimper from him once.  He was very happy to watch the family go about their day and he was definitely kept entertained by his big brother Sebastian.  Reuben has these beautiful lips that sprout out and wide eyes that take everything in.  His skin is soft and smooth like all babies and his hands reach and search for a mama or papa bear to hold.  The creases on the palms of his hands read a story not yet told but full of hope and optimism.  His head is still atop with that beautiful newborn fuzz before they go bald and get grandpa hair.  Oh how I love babies!  Give me #allthebabies

Reuben’s big brother is Sebastian – Sebby, aka lover-of-life and indestructible ball of energy!  He loves all things wheels.  Give him a car, truck, trailer or train and he is right at home.  This age group is so much fun to get to know and they will teach you something about life every time if you let the message get through.  Sebby reminded me how much fun it is to just run and jump, to play with cars on the floor and to grab quick kisses with your baby brother when you need a people re-fuel.  You’re going to be an awesome big brother Sebastian!

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Well time surely does fly when you are having fun; Gwen is now 4 months old!  Actually I never knew that you could “have fun” during this newborn stage.  With my first child it was a blur of sleepless nights, anxiety and tears.  Lots and lots of tears everyday for 3 months.  This experience with our second child has been a complete turn-around and I’m here to give hope to those who had it tough the first time.  Everyone told me the second is so much easier… I didn’t believe them!  It has been SO true for us.  These first 4 months have been some of the happiest of my life and I’m so grateful to have been able to experience this newborn stage without the anxiety and tears.  With your second child, that overwhelming feeling of responsibility you get with your first just isn’t there.  You’ve been there before, you know what to expect and you know those hard days will eventually pass.  A lot of the time your expectations for amount of sleep you will get, have had the bar set very low from the first child, so you are happily surprised if they end up sleeping more than 2-3 hours at a time.  Anything after that is like winning the baby lottery!  If you are lucky enough to get a “sleeper” then you pretty much have found yourself a unicorn baby.

Gwen, you have been an absolute charm and I am (mostly) loving each and every day.  We are so happy to have your smiley face in our lives!

xo Mummy.

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Do you #existinphotos with your baby?

Are you a mum who wishes your partner would pick up the camera more often and capture some special moments of you and your bub?  You know you need to be in more photos with your baby and your phone is filled with selfies that you set up for “candid” moments.  You want your child to one day know that you existed in those moments and weren’t just behind the camera.  You can see them growing so quickly before your eyes and you want to savour every moment forever.  The way they nuzzle into your neck when they “cuddle you”, the pointer finger they always stick into their mouth.  The chubby baby fat rolls on their thighs and back.  Their goofy, gummy smile before teeth arrive.  Their bald head starting to grow back soft, fuzzy hair.  The laughter in their eyes as you jiggle them up and down and they look at you like you are their whole entire universe… because you are.

Don’t regret not BEING IN photos with them.  #existinphotos

Introducing – The White Sessions – Mummy and Me

Taking place in the comfort of your own home, all you need is your bed and a window.  I’ll bring some white sheets if you don’t have any and then we will make magic happen!  Your room doesn’t even have to be clean!  Just throw all the junk into a corner and forget about it.  These sessions are suitable for babies from newborn to 12 months and include mum in the photos.  Give yourself permission to take some time for yourself and your baby to just be together, to cuddle, to laugh and to love each other.

The cost includes your in-home session, online gallery of up to 40 images, 15 high resolution digital files for you to choose (you can print and enlarge from these as much as you wish) and one 8×12 inch matted fine art print.

Total cost $449.

Upgrade to the whole set of digital files for only $199.  Professionally printed products also available upon viewing your gallery of images.

Refer a friend and when you both make a booking you will BOTH receive $50 off (total $399).

Fill out the form below to book your White Session.

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The best photos are the ones that make you FEEL something.  The ones that show a connection.  The ones that show the family as they are – loving, fun and free-spirited.  This is what I aim for in each and every session.

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