LOUISE + HER LOVES - warrnambool family photography

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LOUISE + HER LOVES - warrnambool family photography

Because I couldn't pick one or two for a sneak peek... here are a few of my faves from my session right before xmas with the very lovely Louise and her family (I miss seeing these gorgeous faces at our school every day Louise!). And even better, Louise's dad and sister also joined in on the action, we'll definitely get mum in on the action next time when she's well.

Thanks for being so patient with me guys, you made things SUPER easy for me.
Oh and I cannot NOT mention... how beautiful are these kids?! (and as lovely as they are attractive!)

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CLEVERLEY CLAN - warrnambool family photography

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CLEVERLEY CLAN - warrnambool family photography

I took on a last minute booking earlier this year, I had a good vibe about the lovely lady at the other end of the email. I'm so glad I followed my instincts. I've absolutely LOVED every minute spent with this lovely family. From Sammy's BUMP session, documenting beautiful Lincoln's incredible entrance into the world, a studio BUB session with proud big sister Peyton... and last night... a mini session with the WHOLE gang, including Troy's big boys Mitch + Shaun. 

I wish I had sound effects to go with these photos, especially the group ones. Sammy's hilarious, contagious laughter throughout the chaos. Just beautiful. Or beautiful chaos. If I had to label the session that would be the title. My favourite kind of session. 

Sammy + Troy, what a beautiful big family you have. Thanks so much for letting me hang with you again, my lovely new friends.

Oh and these are just a FEW (!) of my faves, just to tide you over for a few weeks...

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LUNA AT HOME - melbourne lifestyle newborn photography

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LUNA AT HOME - melbourne lifestyle newborn photography

I had the immense pleasure of photographing the wedding of Rochelle + Chris in Port Fairy a few (5, 6?) years back (when I was photographing weddings). I then had the even MORE immense pleasure of capturing them becoming a family with BUMP 2 BUB sessions welcoming beautiful baby Tilley (they drove 3 hours up from Melbourne for both sessions mind you, yikes!!) We photographed the bump session at the same spot they got married, special. I think i need to post some throwbacks!!

SO when Rochelle contacted me with news of bub #2 (WOO!) I was thrilled to offer to travel to THEM for once and capture them at home in Melbourne.  

Last weekend I met baby Luna and hung with the Condon's at home. I am just so utterly utterly in love with this WHOLE session, and beyond excited that I made the trip down. The house is styled to perfection, the family is gorgeous, baby Luna is simply perfect, what more could I ask for?!

Thanks for trusting me to capture your special memories guys. I'm so honoured.

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SMITH FAMILY - melbourne family photography

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SMITH FAMILY - melbourne family photography

I still get nervously excited before every session. And when i'm hired by other talented photographers, the nerves often outweigh the excitement! As soon as I met the lovely Liz on Saturday though, I felt like i'd known her and her fabulous fam-bam for yonks. The nerves disappeared in a second and this fun shoot was just so EASY. 

Gosh I had a good day on Saturday, a run of AMAZING sessions, and how beaut is this location (thanks Liz for the heads-up on that one!)??

While i've got your attention, make sure you check out this talented mumma's work too, she's Lizzie Jean Photography - Melbourne Cake Smash & Portrait Photographe :-) As clever as she is gorgeous.

It was so hard to pick just a few of my faves, even for this epic sneak peek . Thanks SO much Smith family, i truly LOVED this. Happy birthday to the big teenager too ;-) xx

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ADELE'S MINI - melbourne family photography

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ADELE'S MINI - melbourne family photography

Just a few of my faves from my mini with the gorgeous Adele and her lovely family on Saturday in Melbourne. She travelled over an hour from the other side of melbourne to get to me, for which i'm SO grateful. I hope it was worth the trip lovely lady! Your girls are just BEAUTIFUL and your parents were hilarious. It was lovely to meet the lot of you! Thanks so much guys, hope you like your sneaky peek, your gallery should be with you shortly.

PS... one thing that makes me so happy... when mums message me saying they're really not feeling "ready" for photos, or happy with how they look etc. And then they turn up and i'm like "HELLO look at you!!".... cue adele, how stunning is she?!!

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McALLEN BUMP SESSION - warrnambool pregnancy photography

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McALLEN BUMP SESSION - warrnambool pregnancy photography

This lovely family of 3 is soon to become one of 4! Thanks so much for asking me to capture this exciting time for you, McAllen family! We met up at the gardens for their BUMP session Friday night. Gorgeous Mr Connor is going to make a sensational big brother. Can't wait to hear news of bub #2 in the coming weeks and capture you guys at home! WOO! All the best Sarah! x 

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THE AWESOME AULDS - warrnambool family photography

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THE AWESOME AULDS - warrnambool family photography

I've gushed in the past about how much I love this family right here. Suz is truly one of the most thoughtful, kind, caring women and mummas i've ever had the pleasure of befriending. Nothing is too hard or too much trouble (although, clearly she has heaps of time on her hands, being the mum of 3 small boys, ha!). And don't even get me started on that million-kilowatt smile. BEAUTIFUL woman (embarrassed yet Suz??)

We got together at her mums AMAZING house for a quick sesh this crazy windy morning, and even though one little champ would much rather have been on his way to Kmart and buy his lego (no, not Matt this time), we still got some cracking, loved up, happy shots. 

Hope this reassures you Suz, it wasn't a complete disaster (haha!), actually anything but! I loved hanging out with you guys once again. You're one very lucky lady to be surrounded by boys who adore you (and at times fight over you, "MY mummy!"). 

Hope you had a fun afternoon building that lego guys!

 

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INDIE + BEN = LOVEBIRDS (warrnambool couples photography)

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INDIE + BEN = LOVEBIRDS (warrnambool couples photography)

I don't just photograph babies, kids and families... i love couples too! 

Gorgeous Indie + Ben are very special friends of ours and seeing them get together has brought us so much joy. I don't think i've ever seen Miss Indi so happy. Nice one Ben, we think you're a keeper!

Here are just a few of our early morning shoot a few weeks back. In Indi's words, she won't be short of a new profile pic for the near future, just a few cute shots in here!

Love you guys, keep making each other blissfully happy, it's a beautiful thing to watch.

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REX AT HOME - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

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REX AT HOME - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

I initially really struggled with the idea of sending my kids off to school/kinder (bear with me, this is leading somewhere relevant i promise). I clearly remember the first time Archie came home from kinder singing a song that I hadn't taught him. Until then, their dad and I (and those around us) had been pretty much solely responsible for their learning + it took a bit of letting go on my part to hand them over to be taught by others. I needn't have worried though, of course. We've been incredibly fortunate that our kids have had SUCH wonderful teachers (yay!). Including this beautiful lady here, who's taught both our kids for almost three years.

I'll admit, when I found out Ange was pregnant, a tiny, selfish part of me was gutted that she'd be leaving us (we all, especially our kids, LOVE her). But that was immediately outweighed, of course, by the excitement that she and hubby Joe would soon enjoy the incredible journey of becoming parents. 

And as expected, they're naturals. Ange is a besotted, loving, beautiful mum who's slipped effortlessly into the role (I'm sure you'll have days where you don't feel like that Ange, but that's what it looks like from where i'm sitting!)

We simply couldn't be happier for you Ange + Joe, with the addition of gorgeous Rex Joseph to your little family. And he's every bit as beautiful as we knew he would be. And so diddy! With the best little expressions! Well done, you clever pair!

Here are just a few of my faves from my visit to meet darling little Rex at home...

(PS... shoutout to all you amazing teachers out there, i honestly don't know how you do it!)

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HELLO VANCE - warrnambool outdoor newborn photography

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HELLO VANCE - warrnambool outdoor newborn photography

In my attempt to plough through some sneak peeks, i'll keep the descriptions brief (hard!!), the photos beautiful and the number of photos slightly fewer...
Here's a few of my faves from my recent BUB session with the gorgeous O'Keefe family as they welcome baby VANCE to the gang. Thanks Sally + Simon, i've loved it!
Keep an eye out for Kingston's awesome grotty face towards the end, some of my favourite photos! Legend. :-)

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GEORGIES GANG - warrnambool beach sunset family photography

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GEORGIES GANG - warrnambool beach sunset family photography

Hopefully you can tell from my tone when I post (i always wish I was more eloquent), that i'm GENUINELY excited by every session I have, stoked to meet so many beautiful families and love, love, love that families put their trust in me to capture a snapshot of their lives. I think THIS kind of family session particularly resonates with me at the moment, as it's the blissful, chaotic, crazy-busy and fun state I find myself in with my own family right now. The beautiful growing family. 

I know I harp on about existing in photos, but hopefully any insecurities and hesitations are completely obliterated when you see your family, your love, your moments, captured forever. Photos are SO precious. Memories for our kids. And heck, any excuse to hang out with your gang at the beach is a good night!!

Georgie, i'm so, SO happy we met at the beach last week. These photos absolutely make my heart sing (yes, that sounds soft and hippy I know, but it's true), and THIS; these photos, this night, these memories... is EXACTLY why I love doing this so much.

You have a BEAUTIFUL family Georgie, In absolutely every respect.
I hope you love these photos as much as I do. It was a privilege to hang with you. xx

PS... this is a tiny weenie handful of my favourites, I feel a "part 2" coming on!

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HELLO JAMES - Warrnambool newborn studio photography

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HELLO JAMES - Warrnambool newborn studio photography

I've had the privilege of photographing all 3 of the beautiful Schulz babes not long after they've entered the world, and as I say often, I am SO very grateful for all the gorgeous families who come back time after time to document their milestones. The Schulz family are as lovely as they are stunning (hello stunning big eyes!). Congrats on your 3rd little bundle of beautiful, Abbey + Simon, you have the sweetest family. I so loved seeing you all again last week.

PS... have you heard of the fabulous Schulz Organic Dairy? That's their other baby, and boy is it getting big! Congrats guys, you're killing it!

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HELLO LUCA - warrnambool newborn studio photography

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HELLO LUCA - warrnambool newborn studio photography

Beautiful Luca's newborn session was actually meant to be a BUMP 2 BUB package. But this gorgeous, smiley little man had other ideas! He arrived about a month early, the day before our planned BUMP session actually! He visited the studio this week, at 3 weeks old, with his beautiful mum + dad. The smiles were coming thick and fast, such a content little bub. An absolute pleasure. I'll be completely honest, I get a little nervous before studio sessions these days, there's not as much room for "variety" as my favourite in-home sessions. BUT, then I see all the beautiful photos we get on the day and i'm utterly, totally in love with studio again. It's all about the love at the end of the day. And there was plenty of it with this trio. (Thanks for being a trooper with all the poo/wee-explosions too dad!). Luca you're a little legend, it was so lovely to FINALLY meet you Sam + Andrew. Congrats xx

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GAVIN FAMILY MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

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GAVIN FAMILY MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

Another beautiful family, another beautiful Warrnambool location. I say it all the time, gosh I meet some gorgeous families! Love it! The lovely Gavin's met me on Saturday for a chilly morning mini session (possibly one of the easiest ones i've ever done, thank you beautifully behaved kiddos!!). Here are just a few of my faves. Thanks for meeting me so early Ella + the gang, and for being such superstars!

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HANNAH + HER MEN - warrnambool lifestyle family photography

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HANNAH + HER MEN - warrnambool lifestyle family photography

I wish I was more eloquent. Especially when describing how I feel about the sessions + families i'm so fortunate to capture + meet. I send all of my clients a quick little questionnaire to fill out before their session, just to get a insight into them and help me plan the perfect session. After reading Hannah's i thought "I think i'm really going to love these guys". And love I did. Not only are they a GORGEOUS gang, but they just happen to live in an uber-stylish house. But uber-stylish aside, it's a house thats chock-full of family memories, rooms and furniture that MEAN so much + hold such special memories for Hannah. Add to that, some crazy-beautiful brotherly love (16 year old Bailey was an absolute champion with his little bros, such a credit to his mumma), some cheeky toddler fun, loved up mum + dad, did I mention uber-stylish house... and well, I'm only just scratching the surface of why I loved it so much.  

Thanks so much for welcoming me into your lovely home Hannah, Charlie + boys and for trusting me to capture some precious moments in your special place. I'm so happy to have met you.

(There was a noticeable lack of blueys and zinc though Charlie, disappointing... next time!)

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DOOLAN FAMILY SNEAK PEEK - warrnambool family photography

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DOOLAN FAMILY SNEAK PEEK - warrnambool family photography

I can't even begin to imagine how busy the past year has been for this gorgeous family. I mean, our third child is a whirlwind, to put it lightly, but TWO babies about to turn one; that's a pretty epic cause for a pat on the back, Bel + Sam!! It was a busy session, there were a few tears (and that was just me... jokes!), but these are my favourite kind of session; I call them beautiful chaos. I drive away thinking, "heck I hope I got something, that was a busy one!" but then every time I end up grinning from ear to ear as I edit (utterly relieved!). I even love that in quite a few of the shots, at least one of the twins has called it quits while everyone else just carries on grinning. That's life, you've gotta laugh! Thanks so much for having me at your beautiful property Doolan family, I can't begin to tell you how much I loved it. Hopefully the pictures do that for me... 

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O'KEEFE BUMP 2 BUB - warrnambool pregnancy lifestyle photography

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O'KEEFE BUMP 2 BUB - warrnambool pregnancy lifestyle photography

Hooray for BUMP 2 BUB sessions! I met up with this gorgeous family of soon-to-be-five a few weeks back, they've since welcomed this gorgeous bump into the world (yay!) but I couldn't help but share some of my faves now that i've finished up their gallery. How picture perfect is this gang?! Straight out of a magazine. Can't WAIT to meet new baby Vance for his BUB session in their home (again, YAY!). Congrats Sally, Simon & boys. I bet you've got this party of five business down pat x

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THE CLEVERLEYS - warrnambool newborn studio photography

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THE CLEVERLEYS - warrnambool newborn studio photography

I have a bit of a special place for these guys. I've had the privilege of capturing Sam's beautiful BUMP, was there to capture the arrival of baby Lincoln and now 4 months later, completed this gorgeous trilogy with their BUB session in my studio. I've just realised i haven't yet blogged any images from their bump or birth, I may do that later if Sam is keen. For now, here are just a few of my favourites from last weeks session. HOW ABOUT LINC'S EYELASHES?! And Miss Peyton was an absolute dream, super big sister! 2 beautiful babes, how clever are Sam and Troy? I can't wait to photograph again them in a few months with their big boys too :-) Thanks guys, it's been an ABSOLUTE pleasure to have "worked" with you xx