Alibi – First Birthday Photos

Spunky little Ailbe had a photo session to celebrate his upcoming first birthday.  He was such a happy, smiley little man, playing up to the camera and having a nice old time!  Have an amazing First Birthday Ailbe!

A photo session in the lead up to your baby’s first birthday is a great opportunity to have some beautiful photos taken to mark this milestone.  It’s also a great way to have some professional photos available to put on their birthday invitations.  If you have a special birthday coming up for your baby, why not give me a call on 9778 9766 or 0413 583 487.

Here are a few images from Ailbe’s newborn session that I’d like to share.

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Babies & Kids Photographer Melbourne

It’s been AGES since I posted some shots of some of the little cuties that I’ve been photographing in the studio and it seems that some people are beginning to think that all I shoot are weddings!  This could not be further from the truth!  In fact, newborns and older babies are something that I specialise in.  I love meeting little people and their families and capturing moments in time that, although it’s cliche, really do go fleeting by us in the blink of an eye.  I thought I’d share just a few images from some sessions that I’ve had in recent times.  First up is Zali.

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A Little bit of Country Life | Family Photographer Melbourne

I love it when couples who have been wedding clients of mine come back with their family for a session.  Kate and John, along with Ella, Gabriel and Yael had their session at their lovely property in the Yarra Valley, making use of the old mud brick barn and the sun burnt grass, complete with tractor!  What an amazing location for a photo session!

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Swallowfield Vineyard Wedding | Kim + Andy

Swallowfield Vineyard is my all time favourite wedding venue.  I love it’s rustic charm & the beautiful energy that you feel as soon as you arrive there.  When I had a call from Kim & Andy who wanted to have a chat about their wedding photography after setting a date for their wedding, which just so happened to be at Swallowfield Vineyard, I jumped at the chance – especially given how amazing Swallowfield looks in Autumn!  They were married by Anne from St Cuthbert’s Wedding Chapel in front of their closest family & friends in a very personal & at times, funny ceremony.  Once again, Melbourne turned on a perfect Autumn day for a wedding & Swallowfield provided an ever amazing backdrop for Kim & Andy’s wedding photography.  I hope you enjoy this sneak peek into this beautiful wedding.

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Leisa + Jimmy | Truffleduck Geelong Wedding

Leisa & Jimmy were married at the beautiful gardens at Truffleduck in Fyansford, Geelong.  It was a lovely personal ceremony, officiated by Leisa’s friend Barb Duggan.

Leisa wore a gorgeous gown from Pearls and Roses, and carried a bouquet of flowers by Jacinta’s Flower Studio.  Jimmy and the boys wore navy suits from Roger David, which matched perfectly with Leisa’s bridesmaids who were also dressed in navy blue.

Truffleduck provided the perfect backdrop for photos with the front veranda covered in jasmine, my personal favourite spot!

I hope you enjoy a sneak peek into Leisa and Jimmy’s wedding day….

Leisa & Jimmy’s dream team;

Ceremony –  Truffleduck, Fyansford
Reception – Truffleduck, Fyansford
Florist – Jacinta’s Flower Studio
Hair Stylist – Lauren Brown
Makep Artist - Blush Makeup Artistry
Leisa’s dress - Pearls and Roses, Geelong
Jimmy’s suit – Roger David

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Loz & Chris | A Mexican Fiesta Wedding

This post is super heavy on images, the colours of this wedding have to be shared!!!

Loz & Chris’ wedding was a very colourful, fun, exciting, out of this world wedding…. a Mexican Fiesta theme, complete with a Day of the Dead style multi-layered rainbow wedding cake, covered in black icing, and decorated with flowers and skulls!  Loz wore a gorgeous knee-length lace dress, adorned with coloured embroidery flowers and a purple petticoat to match her suede shoes.  She carried rainbow chrysanthemums that were wrapped in a rainbow of yarn.  Chris looked the part dressed in a navy suit from Jack London in Brunswick, tied together with a 1950s style leather, skull neck tie.

The marriage ceremony was conducted by the Rev. James Moorcroft, Loz’s brother-in-law, and was full of laughs and stories about the couple who were childhood sweethearts!

The party afterwards was held at the Island Bay Ranch in Phillip Island.  Festoon lights, paper flowers and coloured bunting hung from the ceiling, Mexican blankets lined the tables, Corona beer was served with Tacos and Nachos, and the big hit was when Loz and Chris arrived at the party – sharing in a group Tequila slammer, complete with the lemon and the salt, to start the night off!

I hope you enjoy looking at photos from Loz & Chris’ Mexican Fiesta wedding.

Loz & Chris’ dream team;

Ceremony –  Island Bay Ranch, New Haven
Reception – Island Bay Ranch, New Haven
Florist – Loz did her own flowers
Hair Stylist – Neita Pratt
Makep Artist – Nicole Aquilina
Loz’s dress – Debbie’s Couture
Chris’ suit – Jack London, Brunswick

 

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Riley | 9 months old

Spunky little man Riley was so much fun to photograph!  At nine months old, he was proudly sitting up and looking at the camera.  A little on the serious side, Riley still managed a few little smirks for me.  This session is a great one to look at if you’re a little unsure about what to wear to your photo session.  Riley’s mum chose to dress the family in shades of grey, which I think work beautifully, and is a nice change from white!

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Niamh – First Birthday Photos

Little Niamh was a joy to photograph!  Her mum brought her into the studio to have her first birthday photo session.  She was a very clever little miss, who enjoyed standing up very proudly, which you can see by the big smile on her face.  Happy Birthday Niamh!

If you would like your baby photographed to mark their first birthday, or to even have some beautiful photos to put on their birthday invitations, then why not give me a call to make a time.

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Goona Warra Estate Wedding – Brooke + Shane

The weather bureau had predicted the heaviest rainfall in 100 years the day before Brooke and Shane’s wedding. Over 100mm was predicted in 24 hours.  It looked like the ceremony would have to be moved from the courtyard at Goona Warra Estate, into the cellar door.  The clouds above looked like they wanted to put on the show of a lifetime.  But it was not to be!  Brooke and Shane had their outdoor ceremony.  They had their outdoor photo shoot.  And everything went exactly to plan.  The weather could not have been more perfect for a beautiful wedding, lovely and overcast; a photographer’s dream!

Brooke wore a beautiful lace gown from Fairytales Bridal, while her bridesmaids wore elegant, navy blue, floor length dresses.  The girls carried rustic bouquets, consisting of native foliage, roses and berries.  Shane and the boys wore charcoal shits from Roger David, the boys with gingham shirts.

Goona Warra Vineyard provided a gorgeous backdrop for Shane and Brooke’s photos, a great mix of architecture, gardens and vines!

Here are a some of my favourite images from Brooke and Shane’s Goona Warra Estate wedding in Sunbury.

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Brooke & Shane’s dream team;

Ceremony –  Goona Warra Estate, Sunbury
Celebrant – Shane Bourke, Melbourne
Reception – Goona Warra Estate, Sunbury
Florist – Amy Charallam
Brooke’s dress – Fairytales Bridal Boutique
Shane’s suit – Roger David

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Montsalvat Wedding – Monicka + Justus

Monicka & Justus planned their wedding all the way from their home in London!  From the venue, the beautiful Montsalvat in Eltham, the flowers, the car, the entertainment, and of course me, the photographer!

Monicka, originally from Melbourne wanted to get married in her home country, making this wedding, officially a destination wedding.  They were joined by guests from all over the world; Ghana, Scotland, England, France, just to name a few!

Justus wore his Grandfather’s morning coat, and along with his groomsmen, traditional tartan pants from Kinloch Anderson, a tribute to his Scottish heritage.  Monicka wore a stunning lace gown from Love Bridal in the UK.  Her something blue was a special tribute to her late mother, a piece of smocked fabric that her mother had made, which she pinned to the inside of her gown.

Here are a few images from Monicka and Justus’ Montsalvat wedding in Eltham.

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Monicka & Justus’ dream team;

Ceremony –  Montsalvat, Eltham
Celebrant – Russell Healy, Melbourne
Reception – Montsalvat, Richmond
Florist – Good Grace and Humour, Kingsville
Monicka’s dress - Love Bridal, UK
Justus’ suit – Kinloch Anderson & his Grandfather’s morning coat, UK

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Brand new session album!

I just had to share some images of the newest addition to my portrait product range.  A beautiful boutique fine art book, printed on matt textured art board, complete with hand torn pages and a lovely natural linen cover (honestly though, what else could suit more perfectly than linen?!).  Best of all, this beautiful album is made right here in Melbourne!

This new album is proving to be incredibly popular, especially for my newborn clients, and those wanting something a little different to the standard session album.

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Hudson & Jack | Newborn Photographer Melbourne

Little Hudson and his big brother Jack had a photo session recently.  Jack had the role of keeping Hudson safe in his arms, which he took rather seriously!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a couple of years since Elise and Jeremy came to see me for the first time, when Jack was a newborn.  And now they have two beautiful boys in the family!

Here are just a couple of my favourite images from Hudson’s newborn photo session.

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Session Album | Melbourne Newborn Photographer

Thought I’d share another one of the beautiful session albums that I offer my clients.

This one is a standard 8″ square session album, with a natural linen cover.  Also available as a 10″ square, this album is made up of traditional photographic images that are adhered to a base page.  Each page has a small border around the print, finishing the page nicely.

Great for any photographic session, but especially great for showing off your beautiful baby, captured by me in a newborn photography session!

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Lily, Daley & Evie | Childrens Photographer Melbourne

I love it when I present a gallery of images to a client and they tell me how much they love them!  That’s exactly what Lauren told me when she saw the photos of her three beautiful children.

The kids were so well behaved and were quite happy to have a little chat with me whilst I captured them being themselves.  Check out those eyes on all three of them!

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Eva | 1 week old newborn photos

I love it when I get to photograph a new family, especially when I have been lucky enough to photograph the couple on their wedding day (see their wedding pics here)!  To say that I was excited when Jade and Glenn called me to say that their baby Eva had arrived, was an understatement.  There’s something cool about photographing a perfect, tiny, clear skinned newborn baby, up against the rugged, tattooed arms of her Father.

I hope you enjoy looking through some of my favourite shots from Eva’s newborn session.

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Brooke & Matthew’s Church St Enoteca Wedding

Church St Enoteca in Richmond was the venue that Brooke and Matt chose for their wedding celebration.  It provided the perfect location for a wedding ceremony and reception, with loads of nearby locations to photograph!

The Corner Hotel held a special place in Brooke and Matt’s heart, as it was where they first met.  Hence, why they decided to revisit the exterior of the hotel to document the next chapter of their lives together.

Brooke wore a beautiful lace gown by Raffaella Cuccia, which was complimented by another fabulous bouquet by the very talented girls at Velvet Lily (those girls never disappoint).

I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into Brooke and Matt’s very special day!

Brooke & Matt’s dream team;
Ceremony –  Church St Enoteca, Richmond
Celebrant – Megan Watson, Melbourne
Reception – Church St Enoteca, Richmond
Florist – Velvet Lily, Malvern East
Brooke’s dress – Raffaella Cuccia
Matt’s suit – Anthony Thomas

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Studley Park Wedding – Gavin & Lindsey

Another post of a wedding that was held quite some time ago…..

Gavin and Lindsey chose Fairfield Park to have their marriage ceremony.  It was a lovely intimate celebration, with their closest family and friends, held in the amphitheatre, followed by a picnic of homemade sweets and cool drinks.

Lindsey, being from England, chose a London Bus to take guests on a tour of the sites before they arrived at Studley Park Boathouse, where their reception was to be held.

This was one wedding that was full to the brim with laughter!

 

 

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Guess who’s having a baby? | Melbourne Pregnancy Photographer

Well, this will really show you just how far behind I am with blogging – terrible really when you think about it!

Jade and Glenn, who’s beautiful Sky High wedding I photographed last year, and expecting their first little bundle of joy!  It’s funny, but it seems that almost every couple who’s wedding I photograph, suddenly announce that they are expecting a baby!  So, perhaps I’m the lucky charm :)

Here are a few images that I’d love to share with you from their maternity session… which will very shortly follow with some shots of their gorgeous baby…..

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Jade & Glenn | Sky High Wedding Mt Dandenong

When Jade and Glenn asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was thrilled!  They are one of the most lovely couples I have ever met, and having photographed them a number of times over the years, I knew their wedding day was going to be a special one.

Jade arrived at the ceremony in a beautiful black Classic Chevrolet Impala, whilst Glenn had a huge Kenwood truck (don’t ask me what it was, I’m more of a car girl!).

The ceremony was held in the beautiful “Secret Garden” at Sky High, Mount Dandenong, with the cocktail style reception held in the main room of Sky High, overlooking one very amazing view of Melbourne by night.  What a spectacular sunset it was, providing the perfect backdrop for some romantic dusk photos.

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Sienna | Newborn Photographer Melbourne

Barb & Marc came to see me with little Indigo (2), when Barb was 35 weeks pregnant.  They returned a few weeks later with another beautiful daughter, this time, it was Sienna!  She was a wonderful little baby to photograph, allowing me to capture her with her eyes open, and of course asleep, which is just how I love babies to be when they come for a photo session.  Sienna let me curl her up, wrap her and pop her in one of my beautiful basket props, the perfect baby!  Check out those eyes in the first image I’ve posted!  Talk about a thinker!!!


 

 

 

 

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