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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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 loved this family newborn session and I was really excited to meet this tiny little bundle after photographing his older brother as a newborn and as a one year old during the last 2 years. Lifestyle newborn photography captures images unique just to you, using your own home as a backdrop. While my lifestyle sessions are very natural, I still do bring my beanbag if my clients wish for some solo images of baby.
Would you believe this home was actually quite dark on the day of the session? It was a dark, cloudy day and had very little available light. For reasons such as this, I always bring my lighting with me to combat difficult lighting situations. I do however, still like to include some natural light shots if I spot a great place to utilise 🙂
Outdoor family photography sessions set in beautiful natural surroundings are definitely a favourite of mine, especially when kids are involved. The opportunity to go play at the park is just too irresistible for some, no matter the age. Its the perfect time to capture families connections with one another, resulting in natural, fun images to treasure forever.
All of my sessions are naturally edited to give a true representation of who you are, and where you were on the day.