First Summer sunset maternity beach session of the new year! I forget how much I love beach sessions until I’m actually there photographing a session. Of course my scheduled beach dates always seem to have some rain during the day leaving us to wonder should we postpone for a better day, but it usually turns out beautiful for a late evening session and this shoot was no exception.
I like to start my beach sessions about 30 minutes to sunset. The sun is still quite high in the sky at this time giving off a nice natural light, but as the sun goes down, the lighting changes very fast becoming very warm and glowy. I always take the opportunity for a kiss shot right at sunset because everyone loves that right?
I do think personally, my most favourite light is right after sunset. The light is very soft and dreamy and no matter which direction you point the camera, everything looks just wonderful. Like the sun setting, this light also does not last long. I have to think and work fast with beach sessions, it keeps me on my toes 🙂
This was a bit of a double session, my maternity clients were visiting from over east and were staying with their very special friends so it was a great opportunity to capture them all together at one of Perth’s most beautiful beaches in Floreat.
Meet sweet Miss S who I had the pleasure to visit, in her own home for a mobile newborn studio session. She was just 8 days old and such a darling! And her older sister, who I met during Mums maternity session, was so full of beans and totally adorable too!
These are a few of the images you may expect to get from a Classic session done in the home. These particular ones were done in the guest bedroom. We only had room for the newborn setup in there so we did family photos on the bed. I love incorporating a bit of the family home in photos for that personal touch and, it works especially well for smaller rooms where I am unable to use an existing plain wall, or set up my backdrop stands.
This sweet little one came with her own blanket and special hat that Mum and Dad brought with them. I love including babys own items in some shots as they make the photos that much more meaningful to the families. She was a dream and very sleepy during her short and sweet session, only waking up at the very end as she was getting dressed to go home.
This is the second time I have seen this lovely young couple, the first time was when Miss 2 was still inside Mums tum! This cutie ran the show for a good chunk of this maternity session, jumping in and out whenever she felt like it and it was just perfect. Sessions sure are a bit different when a toddler is involved, and while they can make it that little more challenging, they also can help make the most gorgeous images. We took our time and got some key family poses first while Miss 2 was in the mood which allowed us to then focus on some beautiful solo Mum shots.
A handsome big brother and his gorgeous 9 week old sister, who managed to doze off to sleep for me for a few minutes. I don’t go into sessions with older babies expecting them to go to sleep,but this little princess did. What a cutie! Taken in my clients own home with my mobile studio setup. All images were taken in my clients own home as a Simple Newborn mobile session.
I was excited for this session, I had not long photographed Mums maternity session along with her very adorable toddler, who didn’t really want anything to do with me at all (It’s okay, I didn’t take it personally) :). Well they came back along with the newest member of the family, gorgeous little Miss F, and this time, she loved me! She did not however, have any desire to be in any photos with her little sister and unfortunately no matter what we tried she just didn’t want to do it and sometimes these things happen. They have many more years to be in the same photo together.
Check out how sweet these two are from this Short & Sweet session! For more pricing info such as this one and more visit https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/session-pricing-2019/
I must say this was one of the easiest families to photograph. Photographing a newborn can be a little difficult as is at times but it all becomes that much more complex when you add siblings into the mix. It wasn’t that way with this young family though. These two girls were 3.5 and 2 years old and were absolutely brilliant and totally adored their new little brother. and so did I! x
Meet Miss A, just 10 days old and such a sweetheart! She didn’t want to nap during her home studio session but it did not matter at all, because we were able to get a lot of gorgeous wide awake shots that her parents will treasure for years to come. Taken in my clients own home.
I had the pleasure of photographing her big sister at my Ellenbrook home studio 2 years ago when she too was a teeny tiny bundle of goodness. Big sis, Miss E slept just about her entire session at 8 days old. I love comparing photos between siblings I have done newborn sessions for previously.
This cute little Miss 2 didn’t really want anything to do with Mums maternity session. Or me :), and I didn’t think we would be able to get her into any of the shots. After a little bit of play (and trickery) she came around a little more and we managed to get some great natural unposed images. I just love these photos of Mum and Daughter together. Sometimes the best shots are the unplanned ones.
Working with toddlers can be really difficult at times, this particular age group is one of the hardest to work with (you should see my family photography images involving toddlers! :))) The trick is to firstly stay calm (parents and photographers) and just work with their mood and personality. Some come in all eager and ready to go, then drop without any notice leaving you with a toddler giving you nothing more than red faced tantrum images. While others start off shy, then towards the end of the session are really getting quite into it and are not ready to go home. I never force a toddler to get into pictures, and quite often if you ignore them and continue taking photos of the rest of the family, they naturally feel a little left out and end up wanting to join in anyway.
I was really looking forward to meeting this beautiful baby girl for this studio session. Having photographed her big brother when he was just a tiny newborn, I was excited to see him again as a toddler. I just love it when they come back with oodles of personality! Babies really do grow up so fast!
Miss M was a darling baby to photograph. With her beautiful smooth skin and minimal hair, she was an absolute doll.
Heres a little secret:
Big brother did not want to be near his new little sister. I was warned by her parents I may not be able to get one of them both together as they have tried themselves since her birth. They were right! On this day, he refused to have a photo taken with her but I could see it was really important to my clients so I just made it happen in post processing. I photographed him on his own with his parents tempting him with food on the beanbag and then composited an image of the two of them together taking one of Miss M’s solo bean bag shots. The sibling image in the galley below were two separate images 🙂
This is such a common scenario with toddlers and their new baby brothers or sisters that even if I cannot get them together during the actual photo session, I will still be able to give the parents that much wanted image of their two (or more) children together 🙂
These pretty twins were photographed in a very quick 5 minute session in their daycare playground after I finished a commercial session at the premises. It was a great opportunity to grab a few shots, they were such naturals in front of the camera! I do love outdoor shots of children. They seem to love the outdoors and throw in some playground equipment or two, and it gets even better!
If your child or children LOVE the camera, ask me about my micro mini sessions. These are super quick sessions (5 to 10 minutes) designed to get just a few professional shots
It’s always exciting going back to photograph a family the second time around when second baby comes along. I love seeing my clients again and especially love seeing how much baby no 1 has grown, quite often into a very active toddler!
Meet the newest little addition Mister I, less than 2 weeks old and such a sweet baby he is!
I met this lovely couple before young Mister M was born for their first studio maternity session. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Mister M as a tiny 10 day old newborn. Now just a little over one year later, his little baby brother is set to make his entrance into the world. The couple was looking for something different this time around, foregoing the studio session for a combined maternity and family photo session. It was probably for the best because this little fellow was just so active, he didn’t walk, he ran! And I loved every second of chasing his happy little self. He provided me plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities, what a cutie! Now I am looking forward to meeting his baby brother due very soon.
I prefer to do all my outdoor location sessions either first thing in the morning, or later in the evening when the sun is not so high in the sky. This provides beautiful lighting conditions. As summer approaches the sun will be setting much later in the day and is quite often right before little ones bed time. I understand a lot of small children can get a little grumpy at this time as well. Usually however, the excitement of going somewhere away from home tends to make them forget all their troubles and they get that second burst of energy. But for all you early morning risers, a morning session is perfect when young ones are feeling fresh and eager to start the day.
Up until the end of November 2018 I am offering Holiday Mini Sessions. These are 20 to 30 minute location sessions for $175 including 20 to 30 plus high resolution digital images available by digital download. See my pricing page here for more details. https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/
I met and photographed this little sweet pea when she was just 4 weeks new and I was so excited to see her again as a 1 year old. She was absolutely amazing during her photo session. It’s always extra special for me to see my little newborn baby clients growing up into happy, adorable children. This pretty little girl was such a natural and I loved spending every minute of the session with her. We had balloons, bubbles and finished off the session with a mini cupcake smash.