I have spent a considerable amount of time with this family over the last 18 months. I have photographed Samuel’s non-denominational christening, John’s 30th birthday cake smash, Samuel’s first birthday party and now his second birthday party. It is always a pleasure to spend time with these guys as Emily and John really appreciate the documentary style coverage that I offer and value photography in general. Have a great year, Samuel!
Stacy and Greg Stacy contacted me requesting a shorter coverage of three hours for a small wedding witnessed by only nearest and dearest. It was to be a cocktail reception at The Signals Room, a function area that is nestled under the acclaimed Burnt Orange Cafe in Mosman. Stacy told me that she and Greg had shed many of the usual traditions and trappings in favour of a low-key event to celebrate their love. The venue was perfect. Although recent extended rains meant the ceremony was unable to take place in the gardens as was originally planned, the alternative spot was also beautiful and gave peace of mind that guests and bridal party would remain dry if the weather turned. Congratulations guys! Venue – Signals Room, Burnt Orange Cafe Mosman Celebrant – Liam Chapman Celebrant Flowers – Stylish Scents Florist
My parents are going away for a bit and refused to let me drive them to the airport (which is about a 2.5hr return trip) but let me drop them at the train station five minutes down the road. The girls and I decided to squeeze in some more time with them by staying on the train for a few stops and getting off in time for a morning snack. We haven’t had an outing for a while – especially not a train one! – so I brought the camera along. This is an example of how a documentary session unfolds photographically. We did our thing and the photographer (me!) documented what went on. Interested in bringing me along to a family day out? Contact me here – I can’t wait to start planning with you!
I love my job. There are amazing people who allow me in to their home at what is quite a vulnerable time, first-time parenthood. As cliched as it sounds, they open their hearts to me when they open that door. By the end of a documentary newborn session, I have likely witnessed some skin to skin contact with their baby, breastfeeding and all the exposure that goes with learning the art and skill of providing this natural nourishment, heard voices crack or grabbed a tissue for tears as birth stories or this all consuming love are relayed to me or supported them through some of the tougher aspects of life with a newborn. It is such a special time, those early weeks with your baby and I am truly so grateful to anyone who invites me in to this sacred space. To document these days that are hard to recall as your baby grows. Newborns are seriously awesome little creatures. Jupiter was the most adorably squeaky munchkin I have had the pleasure of photographing. In planning their session, Jupiter’s parents wanted me to document the following, some of which appear below: * Changing her nappy/clothes because she doesn’t like it so […]
This week has three, maybe four, new favourites in it. Can you guess which ones they are? Getting close to the halfway mark! Is anyone else photographing, or aiming to photograph, each day? How are you going? Drop me a comment as I would love to have a look at your work. 155- Evie loves to ‘do twists’ on the swings. She was going pretty fast this time! 156 – Playing in a puddle at Granne’s house. I would love to know what she was thinking as she looked in there. 157 – Oh no! Evie got stuck under Papa;s legs! Lucky Olive was there to rescue her 😉 158 – One solitary red leaf on a tree of green leaves. 159 – Carrying Evie from my bed to hers after she has ‘warmed it up’ before I turn in for the night. 160 – Olive likes to kiss and cuddle Evie goodnight. I mostly feel it is a stalling tactic but I still love it. I brought the camera with me on this particular night and for some reason they didn’t kiss or cuddle, they opened their mouths wide and breathed on each other… 161 – The afternoon […]
Week Twenty Two starts with a quiet afternoon tea in a friend’s yard. The rest of the week features plenty of pyjamas! Get comfortable and have a glance at the week that was. 148 – Homemade lemonade and a cake made using pumpkin soup were the delicious offerings at this backyard morning tea. I loved how the early sun perfectly shone on the gorgeous set up. 149 – The view towards Sydney from the balcony of the RAAF Base in Glenbrook. Stunning sight. 150 – Evie was headed off to a Princess Party. She was ready about an hour before we had to go (NEVER happens!) and asked for a photo. (Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S5) 151 – Homegrown ginger – my second and final harvest as the cooler weather is now settling in. I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can plant it again and see how it grows. I was quite late to planting some this year and was still able to get two decent chunks. (Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S5) 152 – This little bookworm had perched herself up here to read a book while I was finishing my breakfast. 153 – Olive insisted […]