Leo’s Newborn Photo Session day 11 | Bunbury Southwest Newborn Photographer

Baby Leo and his family visited my East Bunbury studio for his newborn photo shoot on day 11 in early January.

Leo’s Mum and Dad were part of the Yarloop community who were now dealing with the loss of their town and loosing a place to live.  Luckily their home was one of the lucky ones that survived the fire, but it was now uninhabitable due to no electricity or facilities.

So while Mum was laying in hospital, Leo only days old, Dad had returned to Yarloop to help his family fight the fires as they advanced towards their dairy farm and inevitably their town.

The town’s church where Leo’s parents were married, and two generations before them were also married, is now no more.  As we were all shown via the news, the town was devastated.  But Leo’s family still had this little man to celebrate.

Leo’s parents had already planned to capture him surrounded by their working boots and Dad’s well loved, and well worn, hat.  Leo’s parents even purchased a pair of RM Williams for him (RMWilliams.com.au) that we incorporated into the shot.

While I am thankful to all my parents who visit me in the early days of welcoming a newborn (because I would never be out of my pjs until 11am at the earliest in my day) I was so thankful that through this terrible experience, where life was still a little crazy, Leo’s parents made it in.

One advantage for us in the studio, if they thought of a new idea or special piece to use in a photo it was all in easy reaching distance of their car, where all their possessions had been stored through the fire.

Congratulations to Mum and Dad and welcome to the world Leo.

The start of 2016 will be well remembered for your family by your arrival and those fires.

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Josh & Taliah Bryce | Beach Wedding | Bunbury Southwest Wedding Photographer

I first met Josh and Taliah when they were expecting their first baby and I was lucky enough to capture both their pregnancy and their first born, Lacey Rae.

To then be asked to capture their Wedding day was truly an honour.

The plan for the day was a relaxed beach wedding ceremony with a few stops for photos and then for the couple to have a quiet drink to reflect on the day and to prepare for the party phase of their Wedding.  To take a moment to themselves they chose to visit the place where their story started, Barbados Lounge Bar, Bunbury.

It was a beautiful, sunny day and the ceremony was emotional and sweet.  The couple were so relaxed and the destinations for the formal photos ensured that Taliah and Josh got the best of the day from the ocean to the greenery of trees.

Congratulations guys on a beautiful day and wishing you love and happiness as you venture forward as the Bryce Family.

 

Brides Dress: Brides Selection

Florist: Florist Gump

Makeup Artist:  Graceful Faces – by Elizabeth Frizzell

Ceremony: Jetty Baths, Bunbury.

Reception:  Private residence, Marston Hill, Bunbury

 

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Mahlee on day 11| Bunbury Southwest Newborn Photographer

Beautiful little Mahlee Hope was born on the 21st August.  She has the most beautiful delicate lips that made her look like a doll.

I think my favourite image of her is definitely with her big Brother Jett and his footy.

Congrats to Mum and Dad on your beautiful family.

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Emma and Neale 36 weeks Maternity Beach Session | Bunbury Southwest Maternity Photographer

I was so excited to hear that Emma, who had already booked a newborn session, had decided to capture her pregnancy too.

As the beach and the water are a special place for Emma and Neale is was the perfect backdrop to capture their first pregnancy and to celebrate becoming a family.

When the time came a front was forecast to hit Bunbury with showers, but I knew this would also provide an amazing backdrop.   Neale and Emma were brave enough to trust the weather gods and kept the scheduled session.

As you will see I think the clouds made the session so beautiful and definitely memorable.

As we walked off the beach the rain came.

Enjoy.

Makeup: Lani – Envy the Beauty Specialist

Gown supplied by Maternal Moments Photography (Sew Trendy Accessories)

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The Dent Family | Bunbury Southwest Family Photographer

I had the privilege to meet Lisa and Mark around 5 years ago to capture them and their children, Jarrod and Zoe.

Five years on and another great session.  This time we ventured out of the studio and into the bush just down the road from their Dalyellup home.

We were so lucky on this Winter’s evening as the sun shone through the trees and created an awesome setting.

So many laughs (mostly thanks to Jarrod) and I think it is reflected in their images.

Great memories forever.

Enjoy.

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