This little girl totally stole my heart at her mum's maternity session. She was so bubbly and joyful, not to mention very excited to become a big sister soon. I have no doubt that she will make the best big sister, and I'm very excited to see her in action when I go to photograph a newborn session for this family very soon!Read More
The end of pregnancy is such a special time. You're on the cusp of a huge change, and it's this balancing act between excitement for the future and enjoyment of the present. My friend Liv is in that place now, due to have her first baby very soon. You can just feel how ready and how excited Liv and Dave are to become parents, and also how much they're relishing this time beforehand. And one day very soon, I'll get the call and I'll make my way over to their place to meet their daughter and take newborn photos. Can't wait!Read More
I am super excited about today's post! If you read my post on organising your personal photos, you'll know that I'm passionate about memory keeping. I joke that our house is like a shrine to ourselves because we have so many of our family photos displayed. I love being surrounded by memories of the most special milestones in our life, from getting married eight (!) years ago to bringing our eldest to the hospital to meet her new sister. I really don't think you can have too many photos on your walls, and some experts even say that family photos boost your child's self esteem and enhance their feeling of belonging.Read More
It's been on my bucket list for a while now to do a yoga maternity session for someone, so when I got Jemima's email I actually squealed with excitement. When we met up last weekend I was expecting to capture her doing simple standing poses like Warrior 1, 2 etc. Boy was I surprised to find that at 36 weeks pregnant Jemima's practice still includes backbends, inversions, you name it! Photographing her and her baby belly was a dream. I'm so excited for her and her partner and can't wait to hear news of their baby's arrival very soon.Read More
This is my friend Neesha. Her due date is 2 days before mine, and it's been so great having a good friend at the exact same stage of pregnancy as me. Last month we decided to do an impromptu maternity session so we headed to Centennial Park at golden hour with her little boy. I'm in love with these photos - the belly, the floral crown, the gorgeous location... it all just came together to create the perfect maternity session.
Here's a session from way back in June. When Katia got in touch to see if I could do maternity and newborn photos for her, I said "yes please!" We met for a shoot in Bondi, and spent an hour dodging tourists and chasing the sun to get the shot. If you'd like to find Katia you can read her blog here and check out her shop here.
Have I mentioned that I love shooting bellies? That's probably become obvious by now, but I really, really do! I met Stace when she was pregnant with her first baby, and now she's about to have baby #2. They're the sweetest family, and the little one was so patient having a camera in his face for two hours. In fact, all three of them were awesome models. I can't wait to meet this bub; I have a feeling she's a girl, but only time will tell…
It's been raining here in Sydney for the last two weeks. I'm not complaining because I actually enjoy the rain, but it has made organising photo shoots tough. This one kept getting put off because of the bad weather, but with Lorraine's due date fast approaching, we decided to go ahead despite the forecast. As the rain fell, we started out inside, cosy and warm in the family living room. The moment it stopped raining, we walked down to the river, umbrellas in hand. The light was beautiful, and it all worked out perfectly. Baby hasn't arrived yet, but I'll be doing a newborn shoot with him/her when he/she does. And now we wait...
I'm still trying to catch up on blogging past photo shoots, so here's one from June. On a sunny Sunday, I travelled up the coast to photograph this lovely couple. We shot at Bouddi National Park, where the conditions were wild and windy. But 38 week pregnant Vanessa didn't complain at all, not even as we hiked through the mud. She was a trooper.
They have since welcomed their baby, a precious little boy. I'll share his photos soon...
On Easter Sunday I woke up early to take photos of my friend's belly. Helen started coming to my prenatal yoga classes when she was pregnant with her first baby, a spunky little guy named Dylan. Now she's about to have a girl, and our group of mummy friends will have another baby to dote on.
My friend Ellen was right at the end of her pregnancy and it was a delight to shoot her and her belly. She was in such a good place. Calm and happy, and of course, looking forward to meeting her new baby boy. Exactly two days after these photos were taken, Ellen and Regan welcomed their second son into the world… Finn Manaia Arthur. Congratulations again Ellen, Regan and Noah!