Archive for 'Newborn'


A much longed for and adored baby boy.  Welcome to the world little Finn.


So you might have heard that the South Coast experienced several tornados a couple of weeks ago? The very next morning I jumped into my car to drive to Werri Beach to shoot this beautifully wild and windy maternity session… the stormy sea and wild waves captured forevermore. At the time I hadn’t watched the news, so I was shocked to see every second tree uprooted and a beach house with a roof ripped clean off. Little did I know that streets of Kiama had suffered much of the same… only later once my friends started texting me cryptic messages asking if we were OK did I start to wonder. We were very fortunate to have slept the night through oblivious to the carnage happening only a kilometre or so away.

The day after the tornados hit was also the day that their adorable little baby girl made a memorable entrance into the world. Maybe to bring some balance to the universe she was the calmest and most easy going of all babies I’ve ever photographed. Many of her extended family had travelled far and wide to be here to celebrate her arrival and it was wonderful to observe her settle so easily for all the family to enjoy long cozy cuddles. This is one loved and adored little baby girl!


There are people that I’ve met along my journey to becoming a successful photographer that have always been my biggest supporters. People that fed me with their faith in me, their kind words, their smiles and unconditional support when days were hard.  Without these people i’m pretty sure I’d have been propping up the statistics in the next Sydney Morning Herald article about failure rates of small business in this country.

Jo and the wonderful ladies at the Lane Cove Occasional Childcare Centre have always been those people to me.  Not only did they wrap their arms about my children and feed them with love whilst my attention was turned to my work, they have always been the first to like or comment on a new post of mine on Facebook and offer welcome words of encouragement when I’d pick the kids up after a hard day editing at the computer!

When Jo was heading off for maternity leave they all clubbed together to buy her a gift and I was so happy that they choose me to photograph her beautiful baby boy and her family!  A wonderful opportunity for me to give back a little for all the faith they’ve invested in me.  Also, to see Jo as a mummy to her own precious little baby after all the years she cared for everyone elses, now that was pretty special too : )


Amanda, the mum in these photos, runs a wonderful local business teaching the young people of Kiama the latest and greatest Dance Sensations! This newborn session was an incredibly generous gift from all of her students and their families and gifted just in time to capture Baby A’s very first Christmas.  This dear family seemed so happy and content with their new life as parents and their divine baby so calm. A true delight to capture in these photographs.


Your life was ours, which is with you.
Go on your journey. We go too.

Lullaby” by John Fuller


The beautiful newborn baby Amelia at home with her mum and dad… how smitten by their dear daughter they were! Always so special to visit a family with a brand new baby…I don’t photograph newborns so often but I do so love it when I do xx


It is very hard to describe the special feeling of walking into a house with a newborn just arrived. The beautiful smells and bursts of colour from the gifts of flowers dotted all over the house, the cards with their beautiful messages from friends and family on the sideboards, the countenance of exhaustion from long nights with little sleep on the parents faces, the warmth and hyperawareness of love and family bonds, the fleeting glimpses into how precious and awe-inspiring ‘life’ is.

Goose bump inducing moments for me and all the more so when walking into a house of dear friends with the knowledge of how hard they worked and how long they wished for this moment to be. I felt so honoured to be welcomed into their beautiful home to document this moment in time for them.


It is so very rare that I get photos of myself with the kids as I’m always behind the camera. But I know the photos I love most of my own family collection are the ones with my parents together with us looking so young and happy. The photos of my Mum in her gorgeous 70’s caftan and her massive red plastic sunglasses lounging with us on by the lake on a hot summer’s day. The shots of my Dad and myself as a toddler in our autumnal garden in Germany looking at the newly sprouted crocus flower.

So why not treat your Mum or Wife to the precious gift of photos this Mother’s day. A gift that only continues to grow immeasurably in value as the years pass.

I’m very excited to offer over a special package for mum’s this year: Over $600 in value for only $395; available between 7th to the 31st May. Timed perfectly to capture the sensational autumn colours on the beautiful South Coast!  Read on below for the finer details…

Your $395 Mother’s day session includes:

  • 45 minute on location photo session with Sophie for up to five people (additional family members can be added for $25 per person);
  • a private online gallery with 15 to 20 fully edited Kisschasey signature style images to choose from;
  • ONE 8×12 wall print;
  • TWO matted 5×7 gift prints;
  • THREE high resolution digital files of the images you chose for the prints included in this package;
  • a very special 10% mother’s day discount of anything else you decide to order on top of this package!

Terms and conditions:

  • $395 shoots must be booked at a location within the Kiama local area (anywhere from Wollongong to Nowra). However Sydney families can book in for $495 (to cover additional travel time and expenses) or why not come down to Kiama for a family weekend away and book in for a shoot a mother’s day session the same time…I can recommend some pretty gorgeous places to stay!
  • Payment in full is required immediately on booking to confirm your session spot;
  • The session must take place between the 7th – 31st May (taking advantage of the most beautiful autumn colours!) however fees are transferable in the case of bad weather or illness.  Fees are non-refundable if the session is cancelled with less then 7 days notice;
  • These sessions are not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Want to book?

Email or call Sophie immediately! Phone 0400 402 251 or email These sessions can book out quickly, and there are a limited number available, so don’t delay.

A couple of my most recent favourite images in case you wanted more convincing : )



It is always a honor to spend time in a house with a new baby just arrived. I remember those first few weeks so vividly with both my children…so full of all the human emotions. There was a lot of love in this house and it was beautiful to witness and be part of even if just for an hour or two!


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

These two dear parents wore their hearts on their sleeves proudly as I photographed their brand new baby boy. So much love in that house!