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I have been photographing newborns, babies, children, their siblings and their parents since 2002, and what I love most about what I do is experiencing the happiness and joy I get to share with my clients on a daily basis. Whether it comes from an expectant mum or dad, or because a new family member has arrived on the scene; I can’t help but share that excitement with my photography clients. On this page, you’ll find brief descriptions and thoughts about some of my most favourite and memorable Maternity photo sessions and Newborn photo sessions as well as some of my most recent work plus photography session highlights and client case studies with example pics. To view my latest pricing, packages and specials, please visit my Pricing Page. To book a session please use my user-friendly Session Booking Form. Thank you :)
3.5 Weeks Old Newborn Boy: Perth Newborn Photographer
While babies under 2 weeks old are generally considered the optimum time to have newborn photos done, there’s no reason to think you have missed the opportunity if your baby is beyond that age. This little guy at just 3.5 weeks old, had the strongest kicky legs ever! He busted through my tight wrap within seconds. Such a superman! He did resist sleep when he first arrived, but after a bottle and cuddle from Mum, he settled quickly once he got put into my ever so comfortable baby posie prop. The entire session from start to finish lasted a little under 2 hours, which is typical for a simple session like this.
Here are a few of my favourite samples from my popular Simple session. This session is called Simple because I like to use minimal props where the focus will always be on the baby and family. Even the props I do use besides the beanbag (bowls, posie, and baskets) are still kept to a minimum which results in a clean, fresh, simple, modern style. My posing is all baby-led, which means I let them decide which positions they are the most comfortable in and gently pose them so they are disturbed as little as possible. I love to look at baby images where the baby looks comfortable and cosy.
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This gorgeous chunky newborn baby boy Mister L, just under 2 weeks old, was far too excited about me being there to want to fall asleep during his newborn session. He was not going to miss out on all the fun 🙂 He was so wide awake during most of his session and such a wriggler! But that was okay because we got some gorgeous awake shots of him showing off his beautiful blue eyes and he did manage to get a short little nap in for a few sleepy poses towards the end of his lifestyle newborn photography session.
I never know what to expect going into a lifestyle newborn session. All homes are different. Some have gorgeous natural light and open spaces, some have small windows and dark tiny rooms. I bring with me to every lifestyle session, my on-camera flash to bounce against a wall for the smaller rooms, and I also bring my studio flash for those more formal family portraits, that are usually taken in the master bedroom. I do a mix of lighting depending on the mood/room/available light. I take each room one at a time and determine what lighting best suits that particular room. I may even do a mix of both in the same room, because, why not!
Most areas utlised in a home lifestyle session are the master bedroom, nursery and lounge room. These are the only areas of your home that would benefit from a declutter if you wish. You’ve just come home with a baby. I am not expecting an immaculate house :).
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Awww this little Mickey is the cutest mouse ever! He was fortunate to have his own very special birthday shoot… on his actual birthday! Mum supplied his outfit and cake and I provided the decorations. I’m usually quite neutral but just loved the burst of colour.
It’s best to plan your cake smash/first birthday session a few weeks in advance if possible. I usually just do a colour scheme of your choice and add simple decorations with some balloons and a bunting and a romper/outfit if you do not have one for baby to get messy in, but I do have a few options I’m hoping to test out later this year. I just love doing these sessions so much.
Check out a few of my own favourites from this cuties 1st birthday cake smash session!
What a sweetie this little cutie was! She came into my home studio filled with the biggest smiles you could ever imagine. For just being only 6 months old, she had no problem sitting unaided AND she was zooming all over the place with her fast-paced crawls! I truly love the sitter age baby. They are packed with personality and 6 months plus is the perfect opportunity to have your precious baby’s second professional photoshoot (after newborn).
I’m giving away one of these sessions every month this year. All newborns who allow promotional use on my websites go into a draw to win a studio sitter and cake smash session in an effort to build up my older baby portfolio. I’ve focused so much on newborns for the last 13 years, I don’t do older babies as often, but when I do … I want to do more!
I absolutely loved this beautiful 10-week old baby girl who had a home visit with my mobile studio setup. It’s generally true (but not always), easier to photograph babies as newborns, as they do tend to sleep more soundly, therefore making them easier to pose, however, it’s absolutely possible to get the same kind of newborn images with older babies. This big bundle of joy was very much awake during her session, but the most important factor was that she was content, calm and happy, and like a newborn, she did eventually drift off to sleep allowing me to get those lovely, peaceful, sleepy shots.
I never not take babies because they are past their “newborn stage”. In fact, I do love the older baby as there is more opportunity for lots of eye contact and smiles.
If you never got the opportunity to have your baby’s first professional photos done because they are past the popular 2-week mark, it’s not too late. Just like any newborn session, there are no guarantees on any type of images, but there is still a good chance we can get those sleepy shots of your precious bigger baby with enough variety to fill your gallery.
Beautiful newborn baby boy photographed in his own home with his gorgeous big sister, Mummy and Daddy during his Simple newborn session! I love the opportunity home visits give for unique, one of a kind backgrounds such as in the master bedroom of this family home. My bean bag set up was also right near the bed, so it was just a matter of moving my studio light around a little bit without the need to break it down and set it back up again in another room. Easy!
When newborn sessions have older siblings, I always try to do those siblings and family shots first. Even the shyest 2 to 5-year-olds warm up to me quite quickly and once the family and sibling shots are taken, they are free to go play elsewhere, nap or just hang around and watch. Even the keenest children quickly run out of steam once the novelty of me being there runs out. It’s just a good idea to get the most unpredictable shots out of the way first 🙂
Here is a small sample of my favourite images from one of my Simple newborn sessions with an exceptionally handsome and very happy baby boy taken in my home studio in Ellenbrook. I do love the simplicity of these types of images, although I am slowly trying to add a bit of colour and more props to add onto this simple package to give parents the option to add in a prop photo or two in their sessions.
My style, however, will still always remain mainly baby focused. I do appreciate props but I still want your galleries to be filled with timeless images of your precious baby that won’t become outdated in years to come.
I love encouraging parents to bring baby in a plain onesie in whites, creams, ivories or pastels to start the session off in a few natural unposed images. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get a few extra images of baby in their own outfit.
Mum wasn’t sure if she wanted her handsome little baby to have his newborn marks edited out or not. As she was unsure, we decided that I would upload his gallery without any skin retouching and then she could decide from there what she wanted to do. She ended up choosing her gallery without any skin edits <3.
It can be a hard choice for parents whether to edit or not. Almost all newborn skin has little spots, flakes and red marks, and I am totally okay with having them left in if that’s the parent’s choice. It’s what makes each baby unique. My clients can choose to have their newborns skin left alone or cleaned up a bit. My full gallery editing style is to clean up major spots and flakes but leave any smaller ones on baby’s face. I like to leave their skin with as much natural texture as possible. Flakes on hands and skin, I generally leave alone or remove the large noticeable ones. I actually really love flaky hands and feet on a baby.
Along with my client’s edited gallery (skin cleanup or not), I also offer a set amount of digital images for a full cleanup and skin polish of their favourite images. These are for parents who love that full airbrushed look on newborn images however I find the majority of my clients are more than happy with just my natural edit.
Classic session taken in baby’s own home with my mobile studio setup 🙂
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 gorgeous Christmas baby Mister C! Born on Christmas Day. Now isn’t that the most wonderful gift you could ever possibly receive! And he was just the most calmest. sweetest baby boy who slept peacefully for almost the entire duration of his session! I was in baby bliss 🙂
For this Classic mobile home session, his utterly cute older cousin was involved in the session as well. I did wonder how it was all going to go with an almost 4 month old and newborn baby being posed together. I’m used to older siblings at least one year and older. And guess what? It was so so easy to photograph them together. Mister cutie cousin couldn’t run off when laying them down next to each other 🙂 It was perfect. Of course it did help him being such a happy boy, he was all smiles. He even had a nap while I was taken photos of his newborn cousin so I saw it as an opportunity to get a sleepy shot of a 4 month old! A bit of a rare pose in an older baby session. How adorable is he?
All these images were taken in my clients own home with my newborn baby mobile studio setup complete with studio lighting and props. I love going to clients homes for newborn sessions. Parents feel so much more at ease in their own home, coming and going as they please. Relaxed parents equals relaxed baby (not always, but a good chunk of the time).