There are some exceptional people we meet that just get you and your ways. So glad we were on the same page when it came to capturing memories of Melbourne with this gorgeous family! Hope you have a safe and adventurous trip home! Will be blogging your session soon xx
When it comes to newborns, general recommendations are to schedule a newborn session in the first couple of weeks after birth and there could be various reasons for that.
First of all, this is the time when you are still in awe and are filled with genuine raw emotions about the new life you and your partner created. If you have other children, depending on their age, first week is likely the best to photograph them with their new sibling when the air is filled with curiosity and there is yet no place for jealousy.
Secondly, your baby is extra sleepy and still holds a natural curve (most of the time) which makes for adorable photos, allows both parents to feel a bit more relaxed and present in the moment rather than worrying about the crying baby.
Last but not least is probably the most obvious – newborn triple their birth weight by the age of 1 and learn so many new things – it is only natural to want to document them as soon as they enter this world, with their accidental smiles, involuntary limb movements and sweet grimaces.
While this is always preferable, I love photographing babies at any age. There is so much going on in that first year that there is always something special to document, be your baby 1 week, 1 month or 1 year old.
This photo is from a session with gorgeous Ellie and Albert who was only 7 days old during our session. I just love that curiosity filled shot with Ellie on the right – I am sure all of you new mums did that, but how many of you have it documented? Get in touch with me today to discuss your photography needs and let me document your story!
As a family photographer I love capturing natural connections and genuine emotions. As a mum, there is nothing more dear to my heart than capturing special relationships, especially between mum and her child(ren). When it was Inna’s turn to decide on the session type, it was clearly a no brainer.
Inna is a mum to 7 year old Michael, who very much reminded me of my own son. Facial expressions, the way he talks, his social skills and funny nature – every family photographer would be thrilled to photograph a child who is so outgoing and easy to follow direction.
I met Inna and Michael at one of their favourite places in St Kilda. Your favourite locations always make for a nice story line – very personal and adding a character to a seemingly regular photography session. Inna and Michael proceeded to have a treat at their favourite place at the Esplanade while we enjoyed some word games with Michael and a lovely conversation with Inna. My goal as a family photographer is to make my clients as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
After a quick snack and drinks we proceeded to take a walk along the beach. The weather wasn’t exactly cooperating, but cheerful mood and great company totally made up for darkening skies and strong winds. Inna and Michael share a special bond that only a mother can have with her child, especially son and I am thrilled that I was able to capture these special moments for them.
If you are looking for a family photographer, make sure you are completely comfortable with person who will be there to document your life’s fleeting moments. Let it be someone who can relate to you and your family dynamics, someone who can translate feelings into images. So that when you look at them years down the road, you are taken back to those special moments. Every single time.
Inna, Michael, thank you for trusting me to capture your story.