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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

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | On This Day | Baby Billy

On This Day.  Today in 2017 sweet little man Billy visited me in my newborn studio in Montmorency with his beautiful parents Briana and Andrew.

Each day when I look back at photoshoots from the past, it really is hard to believe that so much time has passed already.  This session was a whole year ago, yet it feels like just yesterday that these three were so full of smiles and love and big baby eyebrow frowns in the studio.

Billy had the coolest little mohawk in his hair and the grumpiest new baby frown I had every seen!  When he opened them, his gorgeous big blue eyes were so intense and he really looked at me.  His sweet newborn baby flakey skin reminded us that even though he had been in this world for over a month, he was still brand new and life was only just beginning for him.

Briana and Andrew, thank you so much for choosing me as your newborn photographer, for spending your morning with me in the studio and for trusting in me to capture Billy as he was, so tiny, so chubby, so new.

Happy Newborn photoshoot anniversary Billy!

Tiff x

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Melbourne Newborn Photographer | On This Day | Baby Amelia

On This Day.  Three years have passed, so I think it might be time to plan another personal project day…

In 2015, I got to chatting with Anna Davis from Anna Hartley Photography about how both of us only ever shoot with nuetral colours.  We still do this now, because thats what we love, that’s our style, it suits us and our clients who keep coming back to us as their families grow.

I remember we were talking about all the colour some photographers use and how simply beautiful it always looks.  While it might not be our everyday style, we both can really appreciate the stunning photographs these photographs come out with from their sessions.  So, long story short, we decided to create a session with a tiny human, run a newborn photoshoot together, shooting only the colours we would never use.

We collected everything we could find that we thought would look amazing, colours we still liked of course and created something bright and beautiful.  We did a Model Call out for families in East Gippsland and I ventured out of my newborn studio in Montmorency and hit the road for Lakes Entrance to hang in Anna’s then in home studio for the day.

It was the most fun I had had behind the camera in AGES!  Working alongside someone can be really rewarding and eye opening. While we may have similar styles, especially when it comes to colour, every creative soul has a different outlook, will see something different, even if the subject we are photographing is exactly the same, with the same lighting and same expressions, we will always see it slightly different to each other.

Brand new baby Amelia was the perfect model for us on the day.  We both fell completely in love when her Mum Rebecca brought her into the studio.  She slept, like a baby 😉 she had the most precious little cheeks and was oh so tiny.  Me and my need for just a little of my style was very excited to have captured a big stretchy yawn face.  Both Anna and I are natural light photographers, we don’t utilise any studio lighting equipment so we rely heavily on the weather playing our game.  I remember shooting for a good part of the day, trying new set ups, trying to remember what we had come up with in our preparations and changing things up when our creative minds took over and we slowly but surely ran out of light as we completed our last and possibly my favourite set up of the day.

Thank you so much Rebecca for trusting both Anna and I to jump right outside our comfort zone to create something memorable for you and your family.  I am sure Amelia is much much bigger and wide awake these days!  Happy 3 year newborn photoshoot anniversary Amelia, thank you for being the perfect model.

Tiff x

 

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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