Archive for 'Teen'


This fabulous Irish family wanted to capture some visual reminders of a wonderful few years of living with the kids in Sydney before relocating back to their homeland in Ireland.

Strickland house and Milk Beach was a perfect location for capturing that quintessentially Sydney landscape of beach, harbour, city and bridge.


This beautiful family was on holiday in Kiama from Victoria and decided to take the opportunity to get some natural photos taken together. Living on a river, they loved the idea of a session on a jetty at our beautiful Lake Illawarra.


This shoot is testament to the fact that you can get amazing family photos whatever the weather. Torrential rain seemed to be the theme for most of my shoots this summer! The bigger kids were heading off all over the country soon after our scheduled session, so we just had to make the most of it and you know what, it felt liberating to be out on the beach in a down pour and, even so, we were able to capture some beautiful and unique family images!

A couple of weeks later we were able to book in a re-run with the babies on Minnamurra Headland and what fun we had. Little miss ran around, laughed and smiled as was as wonderfully cheeky as all 18 month olds should be! There is nothing like cheeky toddler to naturally inject movement and fun into a family shoot.


The beautiful Rana Rankin, and her lovely family, came to our rescue this week when I put a shout-out for models to shoot a camping scene as part of our  Tourism Shellharbour project (hence the Shellharbour logo as the watermark on these images!).

The afternoon was full of many things I love: building an campfire fire, scouting out the best hammock tree, hanging out with gorgeous fun kids, but most of all capturing a beautiful family enjoying spending time with each other. Rana, I’m so thankful our universes aligned this week! Your children are a credit to you guys.

I had to rush off at the end of the shoot to pick up the kids from daycare… I was one of the last mum to stumble in with grass all over my back and the smell of campfire permeating the air all around me, a silly grin on my face. Thankfully the teachers know me as a photographer and twigged i’d been on a shoot : )

Paul and I have been working more and more together on these kind of projects so this post is a collection of both our images. He totally rules BTW!


Not that my Sunday mornings are quite a easy as they used to be with two early rising kids under five in the house.  But I got a glimpse this weekend of how lovely it might be in just a few years time.    Time to chill with the paper whilst my offspring cooks me a special breakfast…now that might help to soften 5+ years of 5.30am risings : )


This gorgeous and lucky family won a photoshoot with me from the My Mummy Daze blog giveaway!

The shoot was a Balmoral and on one of the first hot saturdays of the year so you can just imagine the heaving mass of sun-worshipping bodies on the beach that day : )  The older kids were just gorgeous and we had great chats about camera gear and getting into photography. Their baby brother gave us all the run around but that is the toddlers job eh?  It was so warming to see his older brothers and sisters look after him with such care!

Jolien – i’ll be in touch very soon with your full gallery. Enjoy these in the meantime.


This is the fourth time i’ve had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family. What seems like a lifetime ago I photographed Ann blossoming belly when pregnant, then a family shoot when baby Saskia was only a wee little 6 month old, then their gorgeous amazing wonderful wedding and then now…as the both the kids are on the cusp of growing into new and exciting phases of their childhood!

The plan is to create a storybook of all the shoots combined and I can’t wait to weave them together to capture their story.  Three years full to the brim with life : )    Stay tuned for the end result!!


My brief: EIGHT grandchildren in one shot with all their beautiful smiling heads facing forward : ) Thankfully they were all darling and incredibly good listeners! A surprise present for Grandma for her birthday next month. Autumn really is such a beautiful time of year to get photos done…the colours and light are just divine.


I spent a delightful saturday afternoon hanging at home with this family in Greenwich.  The kids read books in their bedrooms, indulged in a game of chess, impressed me with amazing gynamastics skills, went for a stroll in the bush behind their house, all before before heading down to the wharf to catch the sunset!   Such a pleasant way to end a beautiful Sydney day.


This dear family asked me to photograph them all together before the older kids went overseas for an extended period. Mum wanted to capture their family unit before the chicks wandered from the nest : )

It is such a pleasure for me to photograph these different stages in a families life, rather then only the first 5 or so years, which is most usually the time when parents think to get professional shots done.  What a fabulous way to celebrate “a job well done”, for parents to give each other a high five and some photos of their grown up kids on the walls to remember them when they are gone!  Little windows back into a couple of decades of experiences and memories shared as a young family.