HELLO WINTER - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

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HELLO WINTER - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

Big brother Milo's newborn home lifestyle session is STILL one of my faves. You can imagine my excitement (and self-inflicted pressure) when Kate + Elliot asked me to pop over and capture their newest addition, baby Winter at home. She's just as beautiful as her big bro and i'm going to love this session as much as the first. Thanks for being awesome regulars, Warburton fam, and congrats on making another GORGEOUS addition.

Oh and I LOVE seeing all their past sessions up on their walls, well done guys!

x

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HELLO HAMISH - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

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HELLO HAMISH - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

When one of your favourite families gets a little bigger!
Meet beautiful, bright eyed little Hamish. I had the privilege of capturing the moment superman Suz gave birth to her FOURTH little man a few weeks back, and couldn't resist popping over for a quick sesh with the new family of 6. Never a dull moment in the Auld house, LOVE IT.
Congrats Suz, Matt + boys... you make six look easy ;-) 

PS... this woman has JUST had her fourth baby... how incredible does she look?!

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REX'S MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

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REX'S MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

Even though gorgeous Mr Rex was SO ready for a sleep, he still turned on the charm and showed off his recently arrived chompers and sparkly blue eyes on a chilly Warrnambool winters morning. Rex is so loved and such a darling. Basically just a gorgeous trio. 
Loved seeing you and your boys again Ange, we miss seeing you every day at school, but being a mum suits you so much x

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BOWMAN FAMILY - warrnambool family photography

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BOWMAN FAMILY - warrnambool family photography

I love that the gorgeous Bowman family were happy to brave a chilly Warrnambool winter morning for their photo shoot. So with the ice crackling on the grass underfoot we met up for some happy snaps. Here's a few of my faves, in one of my favourite spots.
Thanks for being such good sports in the cold guys, Miss Annie especially was a little trooper!

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CHANTAL + HER LOVES - warrnambool family beach photography

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CHANTAL + HER LOVES - warrnambool family beach photography

I don't have favourites, of course, but this gorgeous crew is one of my most regular, most loved "come-on-backers", and they are ALWAYS a pleasure. As usual, SO much I could say, I have a full heart editing this session, thinking of this lovely family, but i'll try to keep it short. These beautiful kids probably don't know yet how lucky they are to have such a loving, devoted, clever, talented (yes she's an awesome photographer!), gracious and dignified mumma, who i'm delighted to now call my friend.

Chantal, I hope you know how much I LOVE that you've supported me through the years and trusted me with your family memories, and to watch you become a super-talented photographer yourself. Thanks just doesn't seem to cut it xx

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HELLO ZURI - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

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HELLO ZURI - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

I feel so very fortunate to have been able to share in a special milestone of this beautiful little family,  not once, but twice. I've loved following and capturing the inspiring journey that has led them to this point. To see them go from happy couple, to FAMILY. Blessed with 2 beautiful baby girls, against all the odds. 

So much I could say, but I'll just cut straight to the gorgeousness. I LOVE hearing of situations like theirs, having the babies they've so longed for. This is a huge part of why I love what I do. Babies, families are SO precious, I know I want to capture and freeze my own as much as I possibly can.

Oh and can I take a minute to say "STYLING ON POINTE!" How gorgeous is their house?! It's no wonder though. This clever duo are the brains behind a little local online clothing empire. Absolute go-ers who deserve every good thing that comes their way.

Once again Casey +Jesse, it's been an absolute pleasure.
How incredibly beautiful are your girls. x

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HELLO CALLA - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

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HELLO CALLA - warrnambool newborn lifestyle photography

There is so much I want to say about this beautiful little fighter, but it's not my story to tell. One of my favourite parts of the "job" is being privy to wonderful, amazing journey's like little baby Calla's. She's been a fighter even before she joined mum + dad earthside, and has been kicking goals left, right and centre in the few months since. She even has the scars to prove it. A beautiful little line, proof of her ability to overcome odds.

And as you'll see, she's not just a fighter, she's ridiculously gorgeous and super happy. It was SUCH a pleasure to hang with her and her lovely folks Sheree + Pat at their home yesterday, and to complete our BUMP 2 BUB journey.

It's been such a joy to follow your journey guys.
Words can't express how happy I am to have the privilege of capturing you as a family of three. Enjoy your beautiful little miracle. x

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PEARCE BUMP #2 - warrnambool maternity mini session

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PEARCE BUMP #2 - warrnambool maternity mini session

Casey discovered, when they arrived home after our bump session that we'd actually had our first session together 2 YEARS AGO TO THE DAY. Freaky co-incidence? Or cementing the fact that Casey + Jesse's 2 pregnancies were just meant to be. I love stories like theirs. Struggling to fall pregnant, IVF journeys and finally being blessed with healthy pregnancies and babes.

There's just so much I could say about this beautiful family (which just became 4, woo! Welcome baby Zuri!), I feel so privileged to have been asked to capture their amazing journey into parenthood 2 years ago, and now, to capture the arrival of baby #2. And did I mention they're just downright LOVELY people too? Of course they are. Look at them! 

Congratulations feels inadequate Case + Jesse. SO happy for you guys. Thanks for having me along for the ride again. (Stay tuned for Miss Zuri's session in the next few weeks! WOO!)

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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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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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