To say that this newborn session was special is a massive understatement. See the beautiful images on my blog to find out why.Read More
I meet a lot of people who love to travel. But this is the first time I've met a family who had to decide whether they wanted to continue working in places as far flung as the Congo or return to NZ. And while home might not be so exotic, I dare say this is their best adventure yet. Come on over to my blog and meet intrepid-traveler-to-be Christabel White...Read More
Want to see why everyday moments like this make my heart sing? Check out Edison's lifestyle newborn session right here...Read More
You learn something new every day and in taking these pictures I learnt once and for all that home is not about four walls, it's all about people.Read More
Babies really are the nicest way to start people! See Kaley's beautiful start to the world in this cozy Fresh48 session, shot less than 2 days after she was born.Read More
When my client families say things to me like "we want simple, natural backgrounds and a focus on people” my heart dances a teeny-tiny-little heart jig. Find out why in this relaxed and beautiful in-home 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
Find out why I love it when babies want cuddles more than sleep in this gallery of snuggly goodness...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.
When I met Rosslyn and her gorgeous children she told me that naming the boys hadn’t been all that easy. They’d fallen in love with the name Huxley for their first son. And with a second boy on the way they needed something with equal gravitas. It’s a story I’ve heard more times than you’d imagine. I went through the exact same thing myself. Trying to find a girls name that felt right alongside a less well known choice for our first-born son.
But here’s the thing. The name you love is perfect. Once you’ve decided, once you’ve landed on a name and you’ve put it to that beautiful little face, they couldn’t be anything else. They pour their indomitable personalities into those names and make them truly special.
I mean really, how could these gorgeous, spirited, wonder-filled, sweet little boys be anything other than Ossie and Hux?
Nic and Rosslyn, thank you so much for letting me into your beautiful home and sharing your morning. It might not have been exactly what Huxley and Oswald had planned for the day, but I hope you’ll agree that we captured a pretty special snapshot of your growing family.
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.
He might be a mere 10 days old, but little Edward Hay already has a fully fledged personality and is apparently in on all the jokes! Check out his gorgeous newborn gallery.Read More
Baby number 3 is perfectly rounding out this beautiful family. This is a newborn session filled with love.Read More
9 gorgeous reasons to photograph your newborn in their first 48 hours!Read More