Wednesday, September 28, 2011

eliza, sophia and fergus

Had a ball with this family in the studio, I'm in love with the girls dresses ( from the Muddi Markets ). Katie is part of the team at 7 lil girls , they make gorgeous clips, headbands and jewellery. I have quite a few of these clips in my props cupboard!

Monday, September 26, 2011

nate { one year old }

I often think how quickly time flies, and that thought ran through my head again when i did Nates shoot. He was a tiny little newborn last time I saw him, and now he's running around. He is absolutely obsessed with wheels, and i only had him on the tricycle for a minute, because he kept leaning over sideways to look at the wheels!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

cheyenne { part two }

She is so cute! The pink gumboots were an afterthought but ended up being such a sweet addition, adding a splash of another colour. 

Location shoots are always more complicated than studio sessions, you have the weather to worry about, and the light, and then all sorts of other things like mozzies, ants, dead mice, random stray dogs, grumpy old men, overly enthusiastic huskies, mud puddles, swooping magpies and all sorts of other adventures. But in the end, it all works out beautifully.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I have been photographing Cheyenne since she was a newborn, or even before she was born because I did a maternity session for her mum. I love my sessions with Cheyenne, watching her grow up, she is my little muse. Her mum lets me do anything I want, and i had just bought this cute umbrella so had to work it into the session. She is quite used to being photographed though, and it takes some circus acts from her mum to get a real smile and not the fake one!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

kourtney { on location } part three

I remember when she used to wear fairy wings, and try on all my shoes.
And now she wears eyeliner and fits into all my shoes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

kourtney { on location } part two

 My beautiful niece. I love this girl! I have been photographing her since she started to walk, although our first offical photo session involved fairy wings and is still in a frame in my house. Since then we do at least a shoot a year, or try to, sometimes more, sometimes with the rest of the family too. And i get to style them and shoot whatever i want which is one of my favourite things!

And Kourtney, because i just love ya so much, i decided i had to post this one of you being a dork. Cause its just so you! Do you still love me??

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

kourtney { on location }

This gorgeous girl is my niece. She came to stay for the weekend, so of course we did a photo session. When I asked her what she wanted to do or wear she said she didnt care, so we went shopping and i had sooo much fun styling the session. I have had the red aviator sunnies for ages and wanted to use them somehow, and then as soon as i saw that hat ( which is now in my props cupboard! ) i knew i had to use it. Pics with the hat are going to be in another post.

We snuck the session in between Jade's nap times and i hadnt done a shoot for ages, i felt so out of practice, i drove around wasting time looking for the perfect loation. In the end i just pulled the car over, got out and started shooting. And then realised how much i had been missing it while i was on maternity leave! 

I love location shoots. The light, the textures, the bokeh, the colours... Bliss!

ivy mae { eight days old }

Little Ivy didnt want to sleep a wink, she just wanted to stay awake and look at the whole wide world. But with some gentle persuasion she went off to dreamland, where I am sure she had wonderful dreams of bunnies and butterflies.

Monday, September 12, 2011

jack { four and a half months old }

This is Jades good friend Jack. Jack and Jade. They will grow up together, learn to swim together, and probably get in lots of trouble together, especially if they get up to half as much mischief as their dads did. Jack is the cutest little man, he squels when he is happy and is just learning to clap his hands, so he thinks he's pretty clever.

Friday, September 09, 2011

stella { six weeks old }

Six weeks old and she still slept for me, looking very sweet in her little hat her Nan knitted for her.

jake { eight months old } on location

Jake is one of my first years ( where i get to photgraph them a few times in the first year ) and i get quite attached to my first years, because i get to see them grow and change so much! I know I still have Jakes twelve month session to go, so i get to see him at least one more time. 

I love shooting on location, it often turns out to be more difficult than the studio, but the results are so gorgeous its totally worth it. This is also a great age to photograph on location, before they can run away from me!