It’s been SO long since my last Cake Smash Photoshoot I had forgotten how much fun that came with the mess! Photographing Arlo and Milla is always such a joy, and this day in the studio was no different. Watching a little person eat cake, dance to her favourite music and make all the silly faces is nothing but hilarious and I have to say, out of all the times Arlo has been in front of my camera…this one is my favourite!!
With a cake perfectly styled by Bridget from A Sprinkle On Top Cakes and a wall of handmade paper flowers by Alexis K. Styling, the day was set to be completely and utterly beautiful…The colours, the flowers, the adorable girls, the smiles, the powts, the icing everywhere. I could die a happy woman on a Cake Smash day!
Thank you AGAIN Abby for sharing your family with me, for allowing me the privilege of photographing such special memories for you and your family, for letting my creativity run wild to create a photoshoot unique and special just for Arlo’s first birthday.
Happy Birthday Miss Arlo Lauren, you are beautiful, cheeky, hilarious and loved by so many x
Jacqui first contacted me when she was pregnant, back in August. She was thinking ahead, wanting to wait until her little growing person was 3 months old. In February. Oh that felt like SO far away to me, I never try to think too far into the future haha!
But it came around eventually and we picked the most beautiful afternoon to photograph her gorgeous family. What smiley, kind and wonderful people they were, it was one of the most enjoyable sessions I have ever had the privilege of photographing and I am so so thankful that they chose me!
Griffith Park is one of my most favourite places to shoot, its quiet. That’s the best bit. We have adventures, we hunt for bears, we check out the fish in the Yarra river and we dance. You laugh, you tickle, you giggle. While you connect with each other, love each other, while you smile and be free with each other, I freeze each and every moment in time for you to remember forever.
Hardiman Family, you are lovely, thank you for choosing me, for trusting me, for thinking of me.
This family, what a treat for me to spend time with them all! Turns out Erin has been following me for AGES! And knows many many of the families I have worked with over the last year or so! So happy it was finally her turn
The light was stunning, little Letty was completely adorable and the sun actually came out to give us just a few stunning rays.
Thank you Erin, Wayne and Letty for choosing me, for spending time with me and for following me for so long. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to photograph your family.
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.
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 😉
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!
Baby Ollie and his Mum Jess and Dad Jason spent the morning with me in the studio last week and I have to say…it was the perfect way to finish off August. Ollie at just 2 weeks on the dot was so completely and utterly adorable! So full of smiles and personality, just like his Dad. Who also gave me just as many silly faces as Ollie did… 😉
It’s been a while since I met a newborn who smiled SO much! I missed photographing them the first few times, we wasn’t giving me the usual signs that a new baby gives, but then I was patient, and stubborn and refused to walk away and put the camera down until he gave me a smile…my back still hurts from the patiently waiting, but it was SO worth it!
Thank you Jess and Jason for choosing me as your newborn photographer. Thank you for spending your day with me in the studio and giving me the privilege of meeting you all and getting to know you better. PLEASE bring Ollie back to see me again soon!!