Rachel & Lars’ Family – Sydney Newborn Family Lifestyle Photography

When Rachel contacted me, she was a little bit worried that their daughter might be “too old” for a newborn session, as she was already a couple of months old.   Not at all…not even a tiny bit too old!

That’s the beauty of lifestyle photography sessions – there is no right or wrong time to have them.  You have your session when the time is right for you and your family, I’ll be here to capture it for you x

Kiersten, Hugh, Zac & Edie

Kiersten & Hugh have the most brilliant labyrinthine house in Sydney’s inner city.  It was the perfect location for their family session.

I get such a kick out of seeing people and families be themselves.  We live in such an artificial world at times and I find myself drawn to authenticity – whether that authenticity is shiny or smelly or happy or sad, it doesn’t matter, it’s real and it’s beautiful.

I can’t tell you how much I loved photographing these guys.  Kiersten & Hugh, thank you for inviting me into your world.

Charde, Ned & Axel’s Family Lifestyle Session

I love this family.

Over the last couple of years, Charde & Ned have asked me to be there to capture Charde’s maternity photographs and Axel’s birth.  They contacted me last year to say they were flying into Sydney for a quick visit over Christmas – so we figured out a gap in their busy schedule and managed to have a lifestyle session while they were here to mark Axel’s first birthday.

It’s amazing seeing families grow and develop together over the years.  I really love my job.

(You can see Axel’s birth story here)

Tara, Jake & Mackenzie

There’s something wonderous about photographing newborn lifestyle sessions.  The sessions are always so subdued, with new Mums & Dads in awe of this little human they’ve created that is now suddenly part of their lived forever.

You can see everything there right in front of you – the hopes parents have for their baby, the care that is taken to wipe away the tiniest eyelash or tear fallen from place, the shock of suddenly being a parent, the exhaustion….but above all of this you see the love.  The love is so thick and all-encompassing during these sessions it almost becomes something physical in the room you can feel.  Love almost becomes a tangible object.

You can see it here with Tara and Jake and their new daughter Mackenzie – clear as day.

Brett, Simone & Ethan

Newborn shoots are quite intimate sessions.  It’s quiet inside and everyone (including me) is caught in that baby bubble – where you wonder at this new family that has just been created and watch them fall in love with each other.

It’s a beautiful thing to behold.

Monique, Mathew & Grace

I’ve been doing more newborn sessions lately, and I love them.  Capturing those magic, tender, quiet moments of these new little humans at home with their Mum & Dad…just amazing to bear witness to.

And when the Mum & Dad happen to be friends (of mine) too…well, the love in the room for that little person is palpable.

Little Grace, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you.  We’re so happy that you’re here xx

Anne, Will & Sophie

I’ve been absolutely booked solid for months, but when Anne asked if I could somehow fit her and the family in before Christmas to capture their daughter Sophie as a newborn…how could I possibly say no?

 

23 July, 2012

Today I had a pretty amazing day.

I photographed my first birth.

I don’t want to say too much about it yet (as my brain is still busy processing the events), but I thought I’d share this image with you.

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