Eltham · Family · Uncategorized

Cousins, Aunties, Uncles, the whole gang! | Melbourne Extended Family Photographer

Have I mentioned how much I adore working with your WHOLE family?!  Every single time I open my inbox to read an email from someone wanting to get their entire family together in front of the camera, I quietly do a little happy dance!  These extended family sessions just make me smile, make my heart sing, bring all the joy!

This beautiful family were spoiling Grandma and I was so happy and honoured to be part of the gift giving process!  There was so much love and laughter here on this day, just look at those cheeky little smiles – let’s thank the bubbles for that shall we!

Sage, Lenny and Emily were three little delights to photograph, from Emily’s toothy grin and bit ‘WOWs’ to all the bubbles, Lenny’s cheeky cheeky face and Sage’s sweet smile of little giggles, I honestly could have photographed the three of them all day!

Bec, thank you so much for organising such an enjoyable session for me to photograph, Chris, thank you for putting on your best ‘model’ pose and always having eyes on the camera 😉 Ingrid and Matt, you guys have brought the most adorable little person into this world, please please please let me photograph little Emily again as she grows!!

Now to all of you future families out there thinking about getting your family together to brighten your homes with endless happiness and fun memories…do it!  Email me today, I promise you won’t regret the fun of one easy pease afternoon with me!

 

Family · Geelong · Uncategorized

A Mini Session by the Pier | Geelong Family Photographer

Oh goodness what a delightful afternoon it was with the Webb family down by Cunningham Pier in Geelong.  The weather was everything I hoped for, the sun was shining, the slight breeze was flowing through the girls hair, the smiles were full of cheeky, and everyone laughed!  This pretty much ticked every single box in my imaginary wish list for a session!

Mini Sessions are the most fun you can have in 15 minutes!  The speed ups the excitement and before anyone can say CHEEEESE it’s all over and no one got bored!

These three girls are just beautiful and while Poppy wasn’t the happiest of little people, I’d still absolutely photograph her over and over again any day of the week!  Sophie and Maggie totally stole the show though, would you just look at those ridiculously adorable cheeks!  Their cuddles for Mummy and Daddy and even each other were oh so sweet!  Maggie and her giggles, Sophie with all eyes for the camera.

Sharee and Tony you are so lucky to share your days with such love and laughter ❤ . Thank you so much for choosing me as your Family Photographer and for joining the Tiny and Brave Mini Session family!  I hope we can do it all again next year when I am back in Geelong!

Tiff x

Family · Montmorency · Newborn · Uncategorized

Baby Josh | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

Sometimes when I meet a tiny human in my studio, I fall in love instantly.  I mean, of course I completely adore every brand new baby I meet, who wouldn’t?!  They are tiny and squishy and sleepy and cuddly and precious.  Their tiny toes and fingers and eyelashes and dimples are completely delicious and you just can’t stop staring!!

But, there are times, where I just get a connection with a baby, it’s not a physical connection, more an emotional one…or maybe it’s not even emotional.  It’s not spoken, I just know it’s there when I look at their little face.  I find myself staring at them between photos, getting lost in a moment, quietly taking in all of their little details, the softness of their skin, the flakey bits of new skin their bodies no longer need, the almost invisible stands of hair on the edges of their ears.

As I write this, I grow more curious as to where this silent invisible connection may come from, and looking at little Josh here, I think, perhaps it’s that they remind me of my little ones, or other little ones in my family.  And then, you think that this little guy in front of you, is someone’s brand new.  Someone’s Son, Grandson, Nephew.  Perhaps he is the first, perhaps he is the first boy, perhaps he has many cousins eager to smother him with love.   I completely adore family, and the differences between every single one of us, every family is different and has something that makes them tick, and every one always has a funny family member that just makes us all laugh, roll our eyes, shake our heads in wonder…and perhaps, this little guy will blow the minds of his entire family as he grows and shares life with them.

I love that simply looking through these photos from little Josh’s newborn photoshoot with me, you can put your imagination to good use and plan his life, pretend you’re looking at the very next astronaut to land on the moon, a bright young man who will discover the cure for cancer, a writer of beautiful children’s stories, a football star, a doctor, a teacher, a dentist, anything.  Josh could grow up to be anything he likes and I know his family will surround him with endless, unconditional love no matter the path he choose.

Looking at the concentration in those little eyebrows frowning back at me I have a feeling he’ll be a little serious man for a while, or perhaps bury his head in books!

And that’s my ramblings for this Monday morning…probably got off track a little…but hey, it’s my blog so what are you going to do about it?!

Before I sign off, I’d like to introduce you to the adorable Josh Thomas Campbell, his big furbrother Franklin and his awesome parents Brooke and Simon.  You guys are legends, thank you SO much for sharing your family with me and allowing me to be your newborn photographer.

Tiff x

Family · Maternity · Uncategorized · Williamstown

Abby + Leigh | Pregnancy Announcement

When I first met Abby, Milla was running around at her feet and Arlo was growing nicely in her belly.  Abby of course was absolutely glowing!  Wow if anyone can make pregnancy look amazing it is Abby!  It was the perfect day for a maternity photoshoot by the water in Williamstown.

Since that day, way back in 2016, I have had the absolute pleasure of being a part of so many wonderful moments shared between Abby and her beautiful girls Milla and Arlo, photographing the girls as they grow, sharing in their love and laughter, freezing their moments in time to remember always.  From maternity and newborn, Arlo’s sitter session, a hilarious cake smash session, to Mummy and Me minis in the park.  We have shared it all!

In photography, you do get to meet new people all the time and share a special relationship with them.  Being in front of the camera can be some what daunting for most, not many enjoy it, but all know how important it is to be present in the photos for future generations.  But the anxiety that comes with being in front of the camera means you have to let your guard down, put so much trust in your photographer, know that they have your back and will help you to feel at ease, relaxed and simply enjoy the experience.  So because of this, I have formed some truly beautiful connections with the families I have photographed and am so lucky to be able to call a lot of them friends now.

Abby and I have been connected through photography for almost 3 years and I am so lucky to consider her a beautiful friend.  So it is no secret that I completely adore them all and want nothing more than to see them in a happy life, filled with love.

This is where Leigh comes in!  If you follow Abby you will have seen as I have, the happiness surrounding this family since he arrived on the scene.  How incredibly awesome is he and how lucky for them to have all found each other!

In December 2018 Abby sent me a message to ask if I was keen to do something fun with them.  My answer is always yes of course, who wouldn’t want fun in their day job right?!  When she told me the top secret exciting news I was over the moon for them! I got goosebumps of happiness, and actually right now typing this I have them again!  Abby is the most incredible Mum to Milla and Arlo, a role she was absolutely born to play and now number 3 was on the way!

So, we set the plans in motion for their pregnancy announcement shoot.  A session I was to keep absolutely top secret, but one I was super excited about!  In December my diary is chockers many months ahead so we had one date to work with, my kids had to tag along, and it just so happened to be one of the worst days weather wise of the year!  We headed down to Williamstown and drove through flood waters to get there!  Milla and Arlo wore gumboots and we were sure we were going to get rained out.

But the weather gods played our game!  The clouds were in all the right places, the sky was dry, Milla was the happiest I have ever ever seen her and Arlo had all the right moves for her future on Australia’s Top Model!  We ran around and played silly games, Milla smothered Abby in endless squishy face kisses, Arlo took about 3000 photos on my camera, Abby and Leigh laughed together at all their craziness and my kids hid under umbrellas watching a movie.  Oh to be watching us from a distance that day would have been quite a site!

But like every photoshoot with Abby and the girls, the magic was there, everything aligned as it should and we found joy in the silly.

The initial idea for the photos was to simply find a cool way to help Abby and Leigh tell the world about their exciting news, but it turned out to be so much more.  Leigh hadn’t joined us for a shoot before, so while he of course has been in their world for a long time now, these photos show them as a gorgeous family of 4, soon to be 5.

Abby and Leigh, I am so so happy for you both and am very excited for the next step in your story.  Bring on April when we capture that gorgeous growing belly!! ❤

Family · Montmorency · Newborn · On This Day · Uncategorized

Melbourne Newborn Photographer | On This Day | Baby Indi

Today brings memories from another gorgeous baby girl who I was lucky to have met back in 2016.  Sweet brand new baby Indi Charlotte was born on Friday June 10th 2016 at 4.15pm.  She was a teeny tiny 2.9kgs when she arrived in Mum Rachael’s arms and became a brand new baby sister for her brand new big brother Quinn.

I was lucky enough to meet this beautiful family in my newborn studio on June 28th when Indi was just 18 days new and oh my goodness was she adorable!

She had the most incredible eyebrows I had ever seen, the hairiest of shoulders, a beautiful little button nose, eyelashes to die for and when she opened those big brown eyes, her face just lit up.  Quinn was a very adoring big brother, super helpful feeding her with the bottle, the most precious cuddles and sweet baby kisses.  I always love to photograph new siblings together and this day in the studio was very special.  The love I got to witness was so sweet.

I loved this session so much that if you visit the studio in Montmorency, you will see quite a few of the images displayed in my beautiful bamboo frames.  I simply fell in love with little Indi and completely over photographed her!

Rachael and Tyronne, thank you so much for introducing me to Quinn and Indi, for spending the morning with me in the studio and for choosing me as your newborn photographer.  It was an absolute privilege to photograph you and your family together, to help you to remember just how tiny Indi was as she grows.  I hope to one day be lucky enough to do it all again.

Tiff x

 

Cake Smash · Eltham · Family · Uncategorized

Melbourne Cake Smash Photographer | Arlo’s Smash

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

 

Eltham · Family · Uncategorized

Melbourne Family Photographer | Hardiman Family

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.

Tiff x