I'm starting the school holidays reflecting on the amazing performance of The Lion King Jnr at BLPS. I'm still quite blown away by the quality of the show, from Preps to Grade 6's.
There are so many photos to work through (I couldn't stop myself from snapping and capturing all of those proud moments!) but I've chosen to work chronologically, so welcome to a sneak peek behind the scenes, with costume day and whole cast rehearsals.
How magnificent do the kids look! And those lion head-dresses created by Zygote Brown Designs had such an impact!
Wendy Neilson is a Melbourne based artist who reached out to me to have some photos taken in her new studio space. There's something full of life and energy watching an artist at work, as they mix and drag the paint around a canvas and create a new work before your eyes. Just quietly, I'm a little in love with her space... so many old and interesting things mixed with the newness of art and the fresh growth of plants!
Is there anything as precious as a new baby? I don't think so. 😊
This little bubba was welcomed into his family by his mum and dad and very eager big sister and brothers!
Meeting them in their home when Michel was only days old and still super fresh and squishy meant lots of gorgeous snugly shots and watching his siblings fall in love with him.
Sally was the winner of my 2 year celebration giveaway and back in October we shot her session. Sally, along with Chloe and Jack, sporting their holiday glow, were totally comfortable in front of the camera being themselves. There was lots of talking about their recent time away and snuggles abounded! I was really delighted when Sally's number came up as the winner of this session- a most deserving winner!
I'm so fortunate in this job that I get to watch many families grow over time. This has been the case with this gorgeous family. I first photographed little Alex when he was brand new, then again when he was a cute toddler and once more now that he has welcomed his little sister Eve.
Taking photos in their home meant that everyone was comfortable, including Cassie the dog! There were toys that I had to be shown and I know that these guys will love looking back on this stage of life as they have since moved house! Thank you for trusting me once more with your gorgeous tribe!
If you are hoping to have photos taken in time for Christmas, get in quick! I have limited weekend spaces available.
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Lucky me won tickets to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival through Maroondah Yarra Ranges Kids and yesterday was the perfect day for our visit. My two smalls and I invited a friend to join us and we had the most amazing day in the hills. My kids asked if we could go again today! If you get the chance to visit, do! It is beautiful up there and the festival runs until October 15th. And it's the perfect backdrop for photos.
When a husband or wife contacts me to arrange a surprise gift for the other, I get extra excited! This time, the family and I met in a beautiful park in Surrey Hills. The light was golden and the leaves gloriously crunchy. They were just right for throwing and rolling in! With grandparents, parents and a very special auntie, we made sure that every relationship was captured.
I love this feedback from the session- "I think in the years to come as we look at the photos, we'll remember the fun we had as a family as well as having the amazing photos as a tangible reminder." THIS is what I aim for. All the time.
What a gorgeous family this is! Karen and Mark are the wonderful parents of little Liam.
We met in their home on a freezing and very wet Sunday afternoon for the first part of their lifestyle session. We had planned to venture to Canterbury Gardens afterwards however we weren't overly optimistic that the weather would allow it. Amazingly, after a peaceful time at home, relaxing on the couch, enjoying tummy time and some milk before a nap (for Liam, not us!), the weather cleared and we raced out to take advantage of it.
Lots of snuggling to keep warm, enjoying the glorious light and the last of the autumn leaves together and our time together was complete.
I love lifestyle sessions and being able to capture such different feels in two locations.
Yesterday the sun was shining and I decided to get my little guy and I out of the house for a walk and a play in the leaves. He brought along his bubbles that we bought the day before. I ran back to grab my camera and I'm so glad that I did. It's so precious to me to have photos of my family as they are right now.
This is my Sam.
Happy in his own activity.
Content having time with mum.
I love him... and I know that I will look back at this photo in even a years time and be so grateful
that I stopped to record this season of bubbles and leaves.