- 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.
- Yates Wedding | Southwest Wedding Photographer March 15, 2016
What an amazing day we had to come together and celebrate the Wedding of Stephen and Teiarnnah and their little family in Dunsborough on 20th February 2016.
I had been anticipating this Wedding for quite a while.
The Sapit/Yates family are one of my very best clients and I was so excited to capture their down south wedding in February.
I first met Teiarnnah and Stephen when they were pregnant with baby number two, Zander. We had a magical, sunset maternity session and then an awesome newborn session in the studio soon followed with big Sister Amayah.
Their extended family have also visited me to capture their magical relationships ranging from grandparents to cousins and in between. So to be asked to photograph their big day was yet another honour to have.
Teiarnnah and Stephen had all the details covered for their big day and it was my job to capture the love and time they had invested.
Their ceremony and reception was held at Wyndham Resort, Dunsborough, so we planned to venture out around this amazing area for their Wedding photos.
During the ceremony both their children Amayah and Zander had little roles to play. Zander was the ring bearer and Amayah would throw the rose petals when walking down the aisle. Well instead Zander was not so keen to deliver anything and gave it to one of the bridesmaids to do and Amayah preferred to keep the petals for herself as she was a little awe-struck when walking towards Daddy.
Following the intimate and tear filled ceremony we left to capture the couple at two beautiful spots which summed up the area. The first was a bay near Meelup Beach and the second being the amazing Sugar Loaf Rock.
The Wedding party were great fun and the shoes were soon kicked off to venture to the first location on a beautiful white sandy beach.
It was such a beautiful day and the fun just rolled on into the reception as the photos will prove.
Congrats to Mr and Mrs Yates.
Reception: Wyndham Resort, Dunsborough
Bouquets: Dunsborough Florist
Celebrant: Carolyn Nieuwpoort
DJ: DJ Damo
Cake: Celebrations Cake
Makeup: Abbie Mac Makeup Artist
- Vukelic Family | Bunbury Family Photographer February 12, 2016
I have, in the past, photographed Dyana while pregnant with Ryker (Dyana at 33 weeks) and with her gorgeous horse, Stormy. So it was great to meet Ryker (that was her bump in her belly) and be on hand for their family photo shoot.
Miller, Logan and Ryker were a riot. Family photo sessions can sometimes be chaotic with young children but I love the chaos and I think you get to capture their true personalities during all the craziness.
When photographing children I set up little stations around the location to ensure they are entertained and curious about what’s next. I aways attempt a posey shot but seem to love the ones taken in between more so.
If I could encourage my clients to do just one thing, that would be to have a family photo every two years or even every year if you can. The changes that you see are amazing. That reminds me, I need to do this myself!
Photographing my two girls over the last 6 years has given me a little screenshot of evolution. Even their gorgeous, gappy smiles that we see when loosing their baby teeth. Parents may think that would be the time NOT to have photos, but to me it is amazing to see them grow. One minute baby teeth and chubby cheeks, the next a beautiful little girl requesting a pose (which is my least favourite thing about photographing my own children).
So when photographing these kids it was all a blur but I knew there were some gorgeous, natural photos captured.
Thank you to Dyana and Asher for allowing me to capture your family once again.
- Louis on day 8 | Bunbury Newborn Photographer February 11, 2016
Baby boy, Louis, visited Maternal Moments Photography’s East Bunbury studio on his 8th day in this world. His baby features, which I could not wait to capture, were his amazing lips and cheeks. I was ready to wip out the Nikon in the first 5 minutes.
As he slept soundly I went through with Mum and Dad the set ups planned and also asked them to choose some colour options for his blanket shots.
I was a little excited that Mum and Dad chose the grey blanket. The blanket was perfect for Louis and his gorgeous completion and also some of the set ups planned for Dad. These including using his Shoei motorbike helmet and a specially purchased Tonka truck (Dad’s a heavy machinery mechanic and loves his dirt bike). So this tough boy looking blanket suited his whole session.
He slept amazing through the full session and we were done and dusted in 2 hours. Mum and Dad are suiting parenthood really well and the whole session was so relaxed.
Enjoy guys and congratulations.
- Courtney’s maternity session at 34 weeks | Bunbury Pregnancy Photography February 10, 2016
Courtney and Shane decided on a country theme to capture their first pregnancy in the Southwest. One of the advantages of being pregnant during Summer are these amazing warm evenings and the beautiful golden hour.
Courtney had done her research and purchased her very own maternity gown from my favourite supplier, Sew Trendy Accessories in the US.
We had a great time capturing her gorgeous baby bump and even put Shane to work creating the beautiful flowing gown shot.
It was so much fun getting to know both Courtney and Shane in preparation to capture their bub in January.
Get ready for a gorgeous newborn photo session from this couple’s amazing baby … shhhhhh I’m not going to let out the secret surprise.