I always get so excited when my gorgeous clients book a maternity and newborn package as new friendships are found during our first session and it feels like catching up with long lost friends when our part 2 comes around. This little fox was just 6 days new when i arrived at yassy and rob's home in beautiful tweed heads for their newborn lifestyle session featuring gorgeous accessories by Sacred Bundle and Two Tykes. These loved up first time parents were absolutely beaming and so excited to show off their perfect little baby boy. Jaxson Fox, you stole a little piece of my heart that rainy autumn day and i cannot wait to watch you grow. xo
Tiffany, her husband Paul, and i met 8 years ago at antenatal classes when we were both pregnant with our first born boys. Throughout the years following we have always managed to stay in contact - you have gotta love social media for that!
Paul is a radiographer and Tiff, who is a complete foody and amazing cook, has recently established her own business on the Gold Coast called "The Cupcake Mumma" - and she sure brings the goods. How lucky am i when my gorgeous clients turn up with mouth watering rocky road cupcakes!
I first photographed Tiff's gorgeous family way back in 2013, and again a couple of years later with extended family. I have also captured a cake smash of her youngest, Jasper, so when Tiff contacted me for updated family photos, I felt like were were having a big family reunion and couldn't wait to see how much her babies had grown into big boys with extra cute dimples, cheeky grins, mischievious eyes and all.
Harry and Jasper are fairly close in age and the very best of friends. Their most favourite thing ever is watermelon, so the look of delight we received when we gave them a whole section each was priceless - pure happiness. The simple things in life are often the best and this how we rolled on this sunny spring afternoon at Dreamtime Beach.
I always like to give back to the community and do so regularly. On this particular occasion, last december, I donated a family portrait package to a local school p & c christmas raffle. I was delighted to hear from a lovely Melissa a few months later. Melissa and Shane have 3 gorgeous children Scarlette, Delta and Fletcher and are the owners of a successful landscaping business called Bizscapes. We immediately hit it off and after chatting with Melissa for a while i learned that both of her daughters are talented eisteddfod performers and son fletcher is a keen football player with tweed united football club.
We met on a gorgeous june afternoon in the beautiful coastal town of Kingscliff for our urban lifestyle session. The afternoon was relaxed and casual with this warm and friendly family and this radiates in the gorgeous moments we captured.
I photographed beautiful Yasmin, 36 weeks pregnant with her first, in the sweetest orange check bikini on a windy yet sunny summers afternoon 3 weeks ago in the beautiful town of Kingcliff. I always feel like i have hit the jackpot when the breeze is blowing - nothing i love to shoot more than the movement of free flowing hair and clothing caught up in the breeze.
We started our journey in the wind swept trees of the south side where the breeze was blowing quite strong and onshore before deciding to drive over to the northern side of the beach by the waters edge. Enroute to our second spot we stopped by a hidden rainforest stairway which was the cherry on top of a magical lifestyle maternity session.
Mila was a fresh 9 days old when i arrived for her in home newborn lifestyle session. I was greeted at the front door by two of the most doting and smitten first time parents i have ever met, Georgia and Dave, at their amazing freshly renovated coastal home in beautiful Coolangatta.
You wouldnt believe it by looking through the photographs now, but Georgia and Dave had no intention of being photographed with all those new parent feels - we all know those ones ;). After laying their eyes on the raws of Mila wrapped up in her Two Tykes Muslin in her Sacred Bundle Crib, they couldnt resist getting involved and the results speak for themselves - pure magic.