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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

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | Baby Harvey

Meet grumpy, frowny little Man Harvey and his adorable big Brother Charlie.  These two little men had my heart from the minute they walked in the door, Charlie wasn’t a huge fan of being in front of the camera, but we tickled some smiles out of him and the constant promise of sultanas got us through.

Harvey and those eyebrows…he gave me the BEST facial expressions all the way through his session, he has such a little old man face, such delicious pouty lips and that hair! ❤

A Newborn Photography session in my Montmorency Studio is always a calm one, quiet, peaceful, a day off for you while I play with your children.  This day with Harvey and Charlie was not unlike every other session.  If you bring your older children in to play along, there are toys hidden away that I only ever bring out once I am ready for their attention not to be on me and their brand new baby.  A little table and chairs set aside for all the very best artists to do their drawing.  A ridiculously comfy reclining glider chair which has been slept in countless times by both exhausted up all night feeding Mums and Dads.

Newborn nappies and wipes are well stocked on the change table in the corner and, as this is your day off from all the hard stuff, I do all the heavy lifting for you.  Simply hand me your baby, let me cuddle them endlessly while I create some precious memories for you and your family to look back on forever as your little people grow.

Tara, Jason, Charlie and Harvey, thank you for your day in the studio.  Thank you for choosing me as your Newborn Photographer and allowing me the pleasure of your company.  I hope your day off was a relaxing one and I hope the sultanas were as delicious as they looked Charlie 😉

Tiff xx

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

 

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | On This Day | Tiny Baby Sienna

Well this one is a blast from the past!  On this day, June 27th in 2016, I met Sienna.  What a gorgeous little human she was and so lucky was I be chosen as her newborn photographer by her awesome Mum and Dad!

I first met Maddie and Ben on the shores of St Kilda Beach just a couple of weeks earlier when we got together for their maternity photoshoot.  We met right outside Luna Park, wandered down the path to the beach, got our feet wet, had a cuddle or two, watched the sun go down with the most spectacular colours.  The wind was in our hair, from memory it was a reasonably chilly early evening as the sun set on the horizon, Maddie looked incredible growing their first child in her belly and the love shared between the two of them was just beautiful!  I kept thinking to myself just how lucky I was to get the chance to meet such kind people.

Then came the precious news of little Sienna’s arrival, Maddie and Ben were parents to a sweet baby girl!  Sienna Adell Hutchesson, born on Wednesday June 15th 2016.

She had the craziest hair, the reddest little lips and such flakey dry brand new newborn baby skin.  She was beautiful and I was completely besotted with her little face from the minute she walked in the studio door!

She slept and slept right throughout her session, giving me the best opportunities for gorgeous little curled up baby poses, and then there were the stretches and sneaky smiles.  As we neared the end, she woke at the perfect time, to give her Mum and Dad all of her attention while they cuddled her ever so sweetly.

Ben and Maddie, happy Newborn Photoshoot Anniversary to us!  I cannot believe we are two years down the track already when it honestly does feel like just yesterday that I met you both.  Thank you for choosing me as your photographer, for coming all the way across town to my studio in Montmorency and for sharing sweet Sienna with me.

Tiff xx

 

 

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Baby Lhamo | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

When Bridget first contacted me she initially enquired about a family photoshoot for her growing family, after seeing my work with Bec and Simon a few weeks prior, but when I suggested they come in to the studio for a newborn session, she was quickly convinced that this idea was perfect for them!

They walked in the front door and I was instantly in love…the most precious baby girl Lhamo and her big Sister Nyima. All that luscious dark hair, gorgeous big dark eyes, half Australian and half Tibetan, beautiful olive skin. Nyima was a little shy when she first came in, but we bonded over the coloured pencils I had left out for her to colour with, together we discovered that most of them were blunt, so a quick hunt down of a pencil sharpener had me in her good books and she soon realised I was someone she could be friends with.

She was so in love with baby Lhamo, constantly photobombing, climbing up on my beanbag, wanting cuddles and kisses, always touching Lhamo’s sweet cheeks. Some would say getting in my way, for me, it was just beautiful to watch and every time she was close by, I made sure I caught her on camera with her baby sister.

Photographing Lhamo was such a beautiful time in the studio. Her skin was so precious and soft, just like a little doll, I found myself touching her cheeks, encouraging little smiles and frowns, all that personality in such a tiny little girl. She was so bright eyed and alert, the expressions I caught were just adorable.

This family is just gorgeous. So happy together, adoring each other, patience and kindness, an absolute delight to photograph.

Bridget, thank you for introducing me to your sweet sweet family. I would consider it an honour to photograph you all time and time again xx

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Baby Evie | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

Little Miss Evie visited the newborn photography studio this morning and oh. my. goodness….she completely stole my heart with her long dark thick hair, incredible eyelashes, perfect pouty lips and never ending smiles ❤

The whole session she slept, snored, grunted and made the most hilariously loud grumbling sounds. Despite all of that, she slept so peacefully, didn’t make a fuss each time I bugged her to put her in a new position, only complaining once about being wrapped because she preferred to have some milk instead, so once we accommodated that little request, she was back to sleepy and content for the rest of the morning.

I was so excited to see Nikki & Dave again after their Maternity Session only a couple of weeks earlier, seeing them as parents is just beautiful. They are so comfortable in their new role, so calm and ready for anything, the love in their eyes is like no other and it was truly something special to photograph them altogether as the perfect family of three.

Little Evie, who didn’t have a name for her first three days in this big wide world has chosen the most amazing two people to be her Mum and Dad, what a blessing she is to their life.

Nikki and Dave, congratulations on Evie’s safe and healthy arrival. Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph not just your maternity session, but to be your newborn photographer also. I had the most wonderful time in the studio with you all and hope there is plenty more opportunities for me to have you in front of my camera as little Evie grows, along with your family.

Tiff xx

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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

 

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | Baby Ted

Baby Ted. What can I say, he absolutely ROCKED his Newborn Photography session in my Studio. Oh my he was such a sweet little person, so many baby smiles, so much character, SO many photographs captured for his doting Mum and Dad.

I was so lucky to have found this sweet family and have had the privilege to photograph them. They found me through Instagram and I am so thankful that they did.

Thank you so much Amanda and Jarrod for choosing Tiny and Brave for your Newborn Photography session, thank you for sharing your sweet baby boy with me, I could photograph your family all day long x

Amanda, Jarrod and Baby Ted shared some kind word with me after their session. Hear what they had to say here.

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | Baby Lola

Oh this family…what can I say, I fell in love with them when we met down at Griffith Park in Eltham for their Maternity photos. I remember laughing and smiling, the cheeky smiles, the game of ring-a-ring-a-rosie, wrestling with Dad, how amazing Ash looked while growing their precious little girl…I could’ve stayed in the park all night long photographing those 4 gorgeous humans…I left thinking to myself, oh my goodness I cannot wait to get home and share what I just photographed.

And then, I thought how exciting, I get to do it all again in a few short weeks when they come into the studio for the newborn photos…and that session, it seriously did not disappoint.

Little Lola, what a sweet sweet little Miss. An absolute delight to photograph, as are her incredible adorable Big Brothers. The cuddles, the love, the super cool outfits. Photographers dream of families like this to photograph and to get to spend such quality time with them all twice is a true blessing.

I could rave on and on about these 5 all day, but I won’t, scroll down and see for yourself, Miss Lola, a gorgeous newborn baby girl and her loving family in my natural light studio in Montmorency. Ash and Brad, thank you for choosing me to photograph your gorgeous family…and please have baby number 4 just so we can do this all again 😉

{See the McLean Family Maternity Photography Session here}

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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