- Lyla’s Dairy Farm Photo Shoot | Bunbury Southwest Family Photographer May 20, 2016
I have photographed Sarah with her first born, Taj some time ago on Buffalo Beach near Binningup where she wanted a family photographer to capture just her and her little man. He was a tough cookie to say the least. I was excited to capture Sarah again with her second born, Lyla, in a newborn shoot. Taj was on hand and had warmed to me a little more then our first encounter on the beach. Well, here we were celebrating Lyla reaching the 9 month milestone and we ventured inland to their family dairy farm near Busselton.
Sarah and I had talked about capturing Lyla amongst the cows on the farm after her newborn shoot so of course my mind was swirling with what I had envisaged for this session. Not only did we have cows but we had bulls and the most adorable Jack Russell puppy you have ever seen named Wilbur. As I downloaded the images I think they surpassed all my expectations. Taj was such a great sport and maybe those last few years of being exposed to me, and the big black thing in his face, he finally was ready to play. He was charming!
Lyla was gorgeous and still being oh so petite the vintage high chair was perfect. She was giggles and smiles the whole way through.
Wes (Dad) arranged the feed for the cows just right and even though Wes and Sarah were in their work gear I could not help but throw them in for an adorable, natural family photo.
Thanks guys for allowing me to again capture another great family milestone.
As dairy farming is a hot topic at the moment the timing of your images and blogging about them could not be more appropriate. It was amazing to see the business Wes and Sarah are building for their family and the future.
P.S. No cows, bulls, puppies or children were harmed during this photo session.
- Southwest Newborn Photographer | Monique on day 11 May 2, 2016
Monique and her big Brother Blayne (2) visited me in the studio for Monique’s newborn photo session.
Blayne was so good. He listened intently and as long as Mum and Dad were close by he was happy for Rae to position him where ever needed. At 2 years of age, sibling shots can be really tough and there is a very fine line of capturing it or the older sibling deciding its all over and you’ve got nothing!
Monique was gifted with some pretty special pieces too. A beautiful key from Tiffany & Co and an amazing Swarovski Crystal clam shell with a pearl. I love when clients bring extra special items to be photographed with their newborns. Makes the session so personalised.
Mum had informed me of her love of teal so that was the theme for her session and she rocked the colour. She was so cruise and even with the little Posing Pod (mini lounge chair) she just gave a little wiggle but was in the pose in a matter of minutes with Dad close by as the spotter. Even Dad could not make that tongue poke back in. I like to make the Dad’s stay busy during the session.
Monique slept through her session and was a dream baby girl. She was so snug in Mum’s arms and I think these are my favourite (which is not unusual for me) images of the session.
Thanks guys for sharing this time with me and Blayne you are welcome back anytime!
- Indie-Rose Newborn Photo Shoot | Bunbury Southwest Newborn Photographer April 29, 2016
Day 11 – Indie-Rose Newborn Photo Shoot.
Well Mum and Dad’s maternity session was special, so the anticipation to create a similar experience for Indie-Rose’s newborn photo session was on.
Arriving at the studio Indie (as Mum and Dad like to refer to her) was so teeny tiny with these amazing cheeks and little lips.
The flower nest was first up and once all snuggly in position, and in her little outfit, Indie let me know how she really felt about the pose as it was so comfortable that she showed her appreciation by filling up her pants (if you know what I mean). But I was more than happy as we got the shot and it was now pants off!
The rest of the session was keeping with beautiful pinks and some warmth of timber. My favourite shots from the session are the parents shots though. These are a priority in my newborn sessions as the connection, the size of each baby and the love between the family members is a keepsake forever, and to be recorded!!
Keep breeding guys because you can make super cute babies!
- Caitlin and Ben | Maternity Beach Session April 28, 2016
Well after getting to know Caitlin over some time, while she attempts to keep me young by scrubbing away at my face or buffing my nails in The Envy Beaty Specialist salon; I was excited to be able to capture her first pregnancy with partner Ben at 34 weeks pregnant.
Each maternity session I always ensure it is personalised and of course K9 family members are always welcome. Love the full family shots which came out of this session. The dogs were amazing, how could we leave them out?
Both Caitlin and Ben love the beach and reside in Yallingup we opted for a little bay in Dunsborough to capture this special time.
As the sun set and we started the session with some pictures of Caitlin and her Sister, Leah. Holding a special bond together (which I do also with my own Sister) it was only natural to want to share this moment with each other.
Caitlin looked amazing and of course we planned a few outfit changes to really have fun with the session and offer an assortment of images for them to choose from. As a baby girl was being expected of course the pink tutu also had to make an appearance.
When looking back on these images all I can think of is the love and how much fun we had that evening. It was so great to also be able to capture their baby girl, Indi-Rose, who will be appearing on the next blog post.
Flower Crown: Fresh Floral Studio
Tutu: Shooting Stars
Lace top: AR Backdrops
Blue Skirt: Sew Trendy Accessories
- The Nel Family | Bunbury Southwest Family Photographer April 7, 2016
Laura and Odin contacted me to photograph their little family while the sun was still shining in the South West. It came to light that I had actually captured Odin’s Sister and Brother-in-law when they welcomed their baby girl 12 months ago.
As my usual style, when working with younger children, I set up a few little fun stations for the boys to enjoy including my trusty tepee and little kids bench.
Jackson (3) was happy to talk about his girlfriend and also to correct me when showing him my pig rattle and making a frog sound – the silly things I do to get a smile. Mr Jordin (1) with his intense blue eyes was a little warmer towards the camera but I still felt he was not impressed with my jokes as much as his big brother was.
As the sun set we continued around the field having a lovely chat, discovering little activities to do and promising a reward of brightly colour balloons to Jackson.
It was a fun little session and the sunset really turned it on for us that night.
Seeing these images just makes me want to get organised and organise my own little family session in this beautiful light.