Family photos Brisbane Northside

These guys are such a beautiful family and I’ve got a lot of love for them. Julia said to me that she needed family photos done and she knew I was the right person for the job. That just made my heart sing to know that a friend would put their trust in me to gather the memories of this time in their life.

And it does take some trust in your photographer to create these images for you. You have to “let yourself go” somewhat and lose control so that your inner you shines through. You need to be able to hand your heart over to the camera and to your family. Let yourself loose and don’t stress about the kids misbehaving. When we do a family shoot it usually goes for about an hour but most kids will have a very short attention span of only 10 minutes. The trick here is to keep it casual and not lose your shit at them to “behave and smile for the camera”. They don’t need to. They are allowed to roam free, to run and jump, to tickle and cuddle you. Rarely do they even need to be looking at the camera to make those beautiful candid moments work well.

These guys were the perfect subjects and really let themselves enjoy their session. It’s easy when you clearly love each other so much! I enjoyed every minute of photographing this gorgeous family, their loving connections and joyous faces. While I was editing their photos I was smiling so hard at every image that my jaw got sore!

Our time with our little kids is so short lived. You have them at home with you for 5 short years before school starts and then it’s like they are teenagers before you know it. It’s so lovely to see so many families these days that know the importance of existing in photos with your children. get in the photos… take #allthephotos

Thanks for putting your trust in me guys. Much love, Kate. xo

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afternoon family photos in brisbane northside ferny grove upper kedron_
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afternoon family photos in brisbane northside ferny grove upper kedron_

Home Family Photos in Northgate

It was such a pleasure to photograph this beautiful family in their gorgeous home in Northgate. Kym has such an eye for style and it was like walking into a magazine! Their 2 girls are so lovely with the most catching sparkly eyes and cheeky grins. Vivian clearly loves her big sister so much and I can see they are going to have an amazing bond as they grow up. Thanks for sharing your morning with me. xo Kate.

At home newborn photos in Margate

Newborn photos at home are so special. You are allowed the space to just be yourselves in your own environment, to snuggle, to eat watermelon, to breastfeed, to have an extra 10 minutes to do your hair! There are no rules for your photo-shoot except to love on your family. It’s really that simple. Allow yourself the freedom to relax and embrace the imperfect moments. The messy details of life are what keeps us on our toes.

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Kedron family and baby photography

{{ Why I call you “mum” and/or “dad” at your session even though I actually do know your name. }} 😂

So I photographed this awesome fam a few weeks ago. I met Alana at university where we studied Medical Science together… sounds fancy doesn’t it? I’m really just a glorified lab rat in my other job. haha. We have been friends for AGES. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I hers… safe to say I know her name really well and (obvs.) I know her hubby Sam’s name too. There is a point coming here I promise…

Any-way, at their shoot I called each of them Mum and Dad instead of calling them by their names. This just comes as instinctual to me now after so many sessions of calling parents this instead of their name. It’s not because I have forgotten your name, no sir-ee! It’s because my attention during a session is to elicit natural responses from your chill’uns. Parents can take direction (mostly) easily but the kids need someone who can draw natural expressions out of them. When you’ve only just met a child and then expect them to stand in front of a scary camera and act natural then you’d better have a few “tricks” up your sleeve. I’m all about the easy-going nature, keeping everything low key and low pressure. I don’t EVER make a child do anything they don’t want to and I am ready to change up the session “flow” at any given moment when a kid cracks the proverbial. Calling the parentals by “mum” and “dad” is just one trick to keep a level playing field between myself and the kids.

Here are a few examples:
“Joseph, can you go and give mummy a big kiss on the cheek.”.
“Now everybody give mummy a tickle!”
“Mum can you please stand over that side with Joseph and Dad is going to stand over the other side with Elizabeth.”
“Dad can you take Elizabeth now and give her an eskimo kiss.”

😎P.s. Dad was most definitely Joseph’s flavour of the month. I couldn’t hardly tear him away! How super sweet though. 😍

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