Archive for August, 2011

Aug
26

I woke up on the morning of this shoot to the clearest bluest spring sky. The breeze was warm, but the air had an amazing freshness to it. It has felt like a long winter this year and i’ve missed doing my family sessions as the wind howled and the rain poured down. But thankfully,  it only takes a couple of days of glorious sunshine for the bookings to start rolling in once again : )

I’m delighted to kick off this year’s family portrait season with this amazing family shoot!  We started down at our local beach at the Minnamurra Boat Ramp and then ventured to this family’s 100 acre farm at Albion Park.   They introduced me to their favourite horse, Preview, and we picked Oranges from their own trees. The smell of the oranges was so amazing… I can still smell them as I look at these photos!  It was relaxed and fun for us all.

Tracy… these are just a small selection! I’ll be in touch soon with your full gallery xx

Aug
26

My idea of fun…hanging out on Wollongong’s Fairy Meadow beach in the late afternoon sun, on a perfect sunshiny day, with delightful company, and taking heaps of photos : )  

Fiona writes a fabulous blog, My Mummy Daze, and I feel so honoured to have the opportunity to make these images for her.   Miss E was a hoot to hang out with, so confident and full of three year old curiosity. J-Man was just recovering from being sick so he was a limpet to his mummy rock. But you know, I love these images of them together… it is so true to them!

More to come Fi… these are just a taster! It was so hard to pick just a few.

Aug
8

When my boys were very little, my mothers group was my lifeline.  The weekly meetings were often the only form of new social interaction, outside of my immediate circle, for weeks at a time.  I loved that we organised our weekly meet ups next to the cafe with the good coffee and divine cakes.

When I was struggling to keep it all together, my girlfriends from mother’s group would lift me up and give me the strength I needed to keep busting through the daily grind of parenting the newborn/toddler combo! The friendships forged during those shared hours are still my best and dearest even though many of us have moved houses, gone back to work and rarely get a freedom to sit down and relax with a cup of coffee and a cake now we have walking, talking, independent toddlers on our hands!

I really value that I was able to capture our little group of friends before we all headed off on our own directions…back into the hustle and bustle of “ordinary life” after maternity leave.

So I’m really excited to announce our newest addition to our session types: Mothers Group Photo Shoots.

Just Mums & Bubs: $195 per Mum + Baby (a minimum of 6 babies)

  • A 1-2 hour shoot at my home studio in Minnamurra, near Kiama on the NSW South Coast OR on location if your kids are older, walking, talking etc!
  • Fifteen minutes individual shoot time per baby. Older children can added to the shoot for $50 per child.  A group photo of just the babies plus a group photo of all the mums and babies together!
  • FIVE digital high resolution files per family for you to keep on CD (usually $475 if purchased after a custom family photo shoot) . You can print as many copies of these images as you’d like, perfect as Christmas presents for the family!
  • A large indoor play area and secure garden for older children to entertain themselves if you choose to shoot at my studio
  • Freshly made espresso coffee (or tea) and yummy morning tea nibbles (cake, biscuits, fruit if you are being good!)
  • Babies should be able to sit supported (eg in a bumbo) or lie on their tummies holding their heads high. From 6 months onwards is the perfect age.

OR

Get the whole family involved : $325 per family (a minimum of 6 families)

Organise your mothers group friends together for a family day at local park or beach…with maybe a nice BBQ picnic and swim in the sea…and have your family photos done together with this bulk discount deal just for mothers groups!

  • Fabulous 50% discount on custom family photo shoot (full price cost usually $650… $175 for session + $475 for CD of 5 digital files)
  • Families will be booked into 40 minute minute time slots throughout the selected day
  • 30 minutes shooting time for each family including a family group shoot plus individual shots of each of the kids
  • The shoot will be on location at a local beach or park. All families will be photographed at the same location
  • FIVE digital high resolution files per family for you to keep on CD