Family · Maternity

Melbourne Maternity Photographer | The Simonetti Family

I seriously LOVE Maternity Photoshoots like this one!! You only have to look at the amount of smiling faces, cheezy grins, adorable cheeks to know that I struggled to actually stop taking photos when we were all finished!

Meet Tegan of Bump Into Mums. We met late last year at a movie event put together for Mums of Melbourne by The Mum Squad, formed by Tegan along with two other awesome Mums, Bron of Real Mum Style and Erin of The Mums Group.

Tegan is so lovely, always with a kind smile on her face, happy to see you with a warm welcome. Her gorgeous family, Michael, Eden, Joseph and Leon were just the same when I met them on this beautiful winter afternoon. Frustratingly I was running late, the day had not gone well on my end, but I finally made it and was greeted with the happiest of smiles, little people eager to run around and use up all their energy!

Eden and Joseph are the cheekiest energy filled 6 year olds you will ever meet! Absolutely everything I look for in the little people I photograph, someone I can laugh with, make silly jokes with, have all the silliness in the world with and come out the other side with awesome photos for them to remember the fun. Leon, just as energy filled, just as cheeky, but just a tiny bit more reserved, running away and hiding from me behind the trees. Still giggling, still happy as larry, still giving me adorable looks that are a joy to photograph!

This family had me in love with them from the first moment I saw them! We met in the park in Malvern as the sun was going down, it was cold, as it always is in Melbourne, but the sun was peaking through the trees and shining upon us creating the most glorious gold light backdrop.

They cuddled and tickled, walked through the trees, jumped and ran and played hide n seek, but the best part…they loved and laughed. A beautiful afternoon in Melbourne’s South East.

Thank you Tegan for choosing me for such a fun afternoon, thank you also to you and Michael for sharing your gorgeous family with me. It has been an absolute pleasure photographing your family.

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious little man xx

Eltham · Family · Uncategorized

Melbourne Family Photographer | The Jacksons

One sunny Sunday afternoon I headed down to one of my favourite places in Eltham to photograph a sweet family. Cheryl was luck enough to win a gift certificate from me at The Mum Squad viewing of Snatched and I was so excited to finally meet her.

Anika, what a sweet sweet little Miss you are, the cheekiest of smiles, endless energy for roaming and exploring, always wanting more of the excitement, your words ‘again again again again’ in such a sweet excited voice, how can anyone resist that sound!

I was in a little bit of heaven when the sun was shining all day, but after having to reschedule almost every outdoor session throughout Winter, I was not game enough to celebrate until I arrived, and oh what a glorious Spring afternoon it was! Barely a cloud in the beautiful blue sky…Spring has finally made an appearance and I am so excited to get out in the fresh air over and over again, photographing all the beautiful families who have been waiting out the winter rain with me!

The Jackson Family were such a lovely threesome, the perfect three to share the sunshine and a Sunday afternoon with. Cheryl thank you for sharing your family with me, thank you for so many kind words and your sweet generosity. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you a little better and photographing these memories for you and your family to look back on for years to come.

Tiff xx

Eltham · Family · Montmorency · Newborn · Uncategorized

Baby Quinn | Montmorency Newborn Photographer

Baby Quinn. Erin had told me countless times that she wanted another baby, four, she wanted four. When she told me she was FINALLY expecting that fourth little person, I was completely over the moon for her and John. They already had beautiful Ebony, already an amazing big sister. Little Aston, cheeky and sweet, a little man who reminds me SO much of my Rory. And last but not least, tiny little Harry. Adorable, just as sweet and cheeky as Aston and set to be an absolutely adoring big brother to the newest addition.

I knew Quinn’s newborn photoshoot was set to a full day hoorah, purely because Erin and I chat. We can’t help it…get us on the phone, or find us running into each other in the school ground and you won’t shut us up. SO of course get her in the studio with me and it would be no different. Her kids play so well with my kids, we set up a time, I had food prepped and we put on endless movies, ensured the backyard was child friendly and they all entertained themselves thoroughly while I spent my time with baby Quinn. The original plan was to get the kids photos completed first so they could just play freely, but of course Quinn and I got carried away completely and by the time I was ready for them to come inside, they were filthy! Haha! But we made it work.

Siblings have the most beautiful relationship and seeing them together is by far the most rewarding for me to photograph. The Cody kids were absolutely no exception, they cuddles and kissed and laughed and loved. Quinn is one of the most loved newborn babies I have ever welcomed into my newborn studio and the photos of these four together just make my heart melt.

Thank you Erin for being my friend, thank you for allowing me to photograph your precious family, and for trusting me to do the job well, even if the kids did get themselves covered in dirt all morning 😉

Tiff x

Family · Maternity · Uncategorized

Melbourne Maternity Photographer | The Wilgose Family

Spring has finally sprung for real and in perfect timing too because it meant I got to spend a gorgeous afternoon in the sunshine photographing the beautiful Wilgose Family while we explored the buildings of Abbotsford Convent!

Amy was looking absolutely incredible with just a couple of short weeks to go, and those boys, Ben and Jack…oh my goodness how completely adorable are they?! They found sticks and ran around on their ‘broomsticks’, they peeked through doorways to find out what was on the other side. Ben was coming out with some cracker Dad jokes and Jack had the perfect photo pose each and every time he saw the camera was up and looking in his direction! We all had a good laugh at his modelling skills, a big cheesey grin and a big long cheeeeese for the perfect shot 😉

As we explored the grounds, finding all the cool old doors that I got, probably a little too excited about, we visited the horses and cows over the fence at the Collingwood Children’s Farm, gave them all new names, we had cuddles and tickles, Jack told Mum the entire We’re Going On A Bear Hunt story from memory and completely distracted me from what I was supposed to be doing…taking photos! His sweet little voice was so mesmerising, what a little time waster he is! He then completely stole my heart when he want to hold my hand on our adventures…his grip was so strong, there always so much trust from a little person when they hold on so tight.

I wish I could remember Ben’s jokes to tell you, but I can’t, so I will have to be sure to write them down when they visit the study in a couple of week with the brand new little person when he or she arrives. They were some seriously clever jokes and he assured us he made them up! What a clever little person he is to, and what a sense of humour!

The session was complete with the discovery of Hogwarts on our way back to the car, so even though all the light in the sky was gone, we of course took a photo, the very last one on the memory card, in front of it, to prove to everyone that we really are wizards full of magic!

Finishing off with high fives and cuddles from Jack, it’s safe to say, #1 I am in love with the grounds of Abbotsford Convent and #2 I am in love with this family! I cannot wait to welcome them into the studio for the newborn session soon!

Thank you Amy, Simon, Ben and Jack, you guys are awesome!!

Tiff xx

Family · Montmorency · Newborn · Uncategorized

Baby Parker | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

Baby Parker. What can I say, he was deliciously adorable and an absolute sweetheart to photograph…but we cannot go past the love given to him by his sweet affectionate doting big Sister Matisse. Watching these two together just made my heart sing…and my over eager snap happy shutter finger go crazy! What an absolutely incredible gallery, so beautiful, so sweet, so much love. If ever there was a family perfect for the types of memories I long to create, moments I live to capture, it was these four.

I cannot thank the De Bono Family enough for choosing me as their Newborn Photographer, for allowing me into your world, trusting in me to give you the memories of your sweet Baby Boy Parker and little Miss Matisse to look back on for many years to come. May these images fill you with all the warmth and love that I have felt while working on them for you.

Tiff x

Family · Mt Macedon · Uncategorized

Melbourne Family Photographer | The Koulouriotis Family

Oh what a beautiful family to have the privilege or photographing. I am so so lucky to have the most amazing job in the world and always so humbled when families choose me to update their family photographs.

It was Autumn, I was eager to get amongst the gorgeous colours of this season, so when Danielle of Oly & Fox Babywear booked her photoshoot for her family, I suggested we hit the road for Mt Macedon and play amongst the falling leaves!

As we were drawing nearer to the Winter months, the day we met was a relatively chilly Autumn afternoon, there was no sunshine temping to come out to warm us up, but it wasn’t raining and in all honesty, these days in Melbourne, that’s all one can really hope for right?!

The minute I arrived, I was greeted with the most adorable cheeky smiles from both Oly and Gigi! What completely adorable little girls Danielle and Chris are raising. The smiles did not stop the entire time I was photographing this family. We played amongst the drying Autumn leaves, walked hand in hand, chasing me down the road. When in Mt Macedon I have a couple of favourite places I like to visit with families, so once we had made full use of the drying leaves on the side of this little lane, we hit the road and hunted down the sunshine.

The girls were so much fun to run around with, such love and cheekiness, Gigi simply did not stop smiling and giving me cheeky little side glances. Oly took quite the liking to my camera and was eager to explore and see exactly what it did and how. So like most of my photoshoots with little people, we finished up with Oly behind the camera taking a photo or two…and by two I mean she found the button and went to town filling up the remainder of my memory card! Lucky we live in the digital age hey?! 😉

The drive home after this session was a long one! I was so eager to upload and look through the images I took, to look back at the love shared, I couldn’t wait to share with Danielle and Chris and their entire family.

Thank you Danielle for introducing your family to me, for choosing me to photograph you all together, for the joy.

Tiff x

Eltham · Family · Newborn

Baby Billy | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

How adorable is little Billy!! Quite the frowning little man, but the more they frown, the more I fall in love with them, so of course, I completely adore this little man and could just photograph him everyday without growing tired ❤

At just 5 weeks old, Billy came into my newborn studio very alert and ready for his close up. His Mum and Dad, Briana and Andrew were just lovely and a delight to spend the morning with. My favourite part of a newborn session is getting to know the family.

Thank you Briana and Andrew for choosing me as your newborn photographer, for letting me in on your world for a morning of laughter and story telling. Billy is the most precious little man, please bring him back to the studio soon!

Tiff x