“Though she be but little she is fierce” - meet Marlie.Read More
Seeing my photography alongside the storytelling images of so many wonderful photographers will always give me buzz! I'm so thrilled to have seen my work featured in these three incredible forums recently. Please click through and get a solid dose of eye candy...I promise it's worth it...
The Hello Storyteller Blog is an inspiring space for artists to share their stories, the good and the bad.
Dear Photographer is a community supporting and embracing photographers across the globe. It was an honour to be featured in their New Zealand & Australia showcase last month.
ClickinMoms is one of the first places many photograpHERs turn for education, advice and inspiration. I'm stoked to see another of my images selected for their monthly dose of inspiration - this time on the theme of JOY!
My 2018 Personal Photography ProjectRead More
Want to see why everyday moments like this make my heart sing? Check out Edison's lifestyle newborn session right here...Read More
Is there anything more delightful than a cute little cherub in a bubbly sink bath? I think not! Check out George's adorable six month lifestyle session!Read More
Big blue eyes and tiny "jazz hands", what's not to love about adorable baby Monty? Here are some highlights from this little guy's lifestyle newborn session.Read More
There’s always something special about twins, but I’m pretty sure there’s something extra special about this determined little duo. Meet Hazel & Flynn, two little cuties that are bound to make you smile.Read More
Here are some of my “must capture” summer moments, and a couple of quick tips for how you can make the most of them.Read More
As much as I LOVE sleepy new born photos, the images that pull me in time after time are the real moments. Whether it's new parents gazing awe-struck at this innocent life they've created, or the hilarity and wonder of these tiny humans sneezing and letting out a belly-deep cry at the injustice of it all. Those are the tiny details I love to catch. The in-between moments. And this session was full of them in the very best way...Read More
A couple of weeks back I posted Emmerson Garland’s Fresh48 Session. This sweet little dot was just 24 hours old when I first met her at Birthcare and I was really excited to return 10 days later to photograph her and her beautiful family again. This time in the comfort of their own home.Read More
The thing I love most about Lifestyle Photography (and there are LOTS of things) is that I get to photograph my families in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. I think that this is particularly important when it comes to including toddlers and pre-schoolers in a family session. Being in their own environment allows them to relax, to enjoy things, and to treat me like a fun new friend – and not the scary camera lady.
Spending the morning with Theo and his family was exactly like that. We made fast friends and he showed me around and introduced me to some of his favourite things. Sure, I was actually invited over to take pictures of his beautiful new baby sister, Isabelle, but there’s always still time for a quick carpentry session or a mini hallway picnic!
Allowing toddlers and older siblings to ease into a session like this means that you get to see the best of their naturally inquisitive, cheeky, and sometime shy nature. I was lucky enough to capture shy smiles, full cheeky grins, eyelashes for days, and the sweetest little sleepy faces from both Theo and Isabelle. Truly, a dream session like this one can’t be beat.
Thank you so much Malina and Dan for inviting me in for such a wonderfully relaxed morning. You have such a beautiful home and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the gorgeous Daulton littlies! I sincerely hope you’ll have me back when it’s time to capture their next milestone.
World, meet Blake. Blake surprised mum and dad by making his appearance two weeks early and he was lucky that their beautifully designed new home had also been finished ahead of schedule – as both were due the same day!
This sweet little boy was still a few days shy of his due date when I met him and he was beautifully sleepy and content, giving me the opportunity to shoot a long and lazy lifestyle session with him.
Sheree and Simon, thank you for opening up your gorgeous new home to me and sharing the morning. It was such a pleasure to meet you all and to hear your story.
Now this wee girl’s photo session was highly anticipated for me. Her mum looked after my son in day-care and she let me in on her happy secret a little earlier than most. So I was excited when Isla finally made her appearance! She has got to be one of the cutest little people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Whether she was snuggled up in an heirloom blanket passed down for generations, or the brand new one knitted just for her, she looked peaceful and content. And I guess given mum’s line of work she has every reason to feel very well taken care of!
Kim and Nathan, thank you for inviting me to capture these beautiful early days with Isla. She is such a treasure and I look forward to see much more of her sweet, smiling face.
Recently I put out a model call for a Lifestyle Family session, and I was so pleased when Julie, the owner of Heirloom Baby (makers of deliciously luxe merino wraps), answered that call! Julie and her family were going through an exciting and, dare I say it, stressful time. There was a new job, a burgeoning business, and putting a much loved and laboured over family home on the market. So I felt very privileged to be invited in for the morning!
It was so lovely to meet this family who clearly know that home is more than just a beautifully curated space (and this certainly was that). It’s the place where kids feel at ease to play and pull silly faces and snuggle in the safety of mum’s embrace. It’s the place where memories are made, and families grow and dreams are chased. I loved spending time with these guys and seeing all of that first hand. I’m pretty sure it shows here!
To the Jones family, thank you for choosing me to capture your happy memories here, and good luck for the next exciting chapter in your lives. I have no doubt that your new home will be every bit as filled with love and laughter as the one you’re leaving behind.
Chilly blustery winds were not enough to deter this fun loving family from having a gorgeous sun-soaked family session at Cheltenham Beach.Read More
Baby number 3 is perfectly rounding out this beautiful family. This is a newborn session filled with love.Read More
A request for a few extended family photos led to this windswept, sun drenched, fun filled family shoot at Omaha beach.Read More