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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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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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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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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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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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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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MILO'S MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

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MILO'S MINI SESH - warrnambool family photography

One thing that brings me SO much joy is to see my families come back time after time. These guys are particularly memorable for me in that they were the first family to trust me to capture their beautiful brand new babe Milo AT HOME. Thus began my obsession with lifestyle photography. So thanks Kate for that little nudge! So glad we did it! It was such a pleasure to see them again almost 2 years on for a mini session at the breakwater. I won't like, it was cold, windy and wet under foot and poor little Milo was a bit over it all by the end of it, but how gorgeous is this soft winter light behind this beautiful family? Totally worth it!! Thanks again Kate, Elliot, Milo and Ari the wonder dog. You are one gorgeous little family :-)

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DINA + HANNAH - warrnambool beach photography

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DINA + HANNAH - warrnambool beach photography

A beautiful Mum + daughter sesh from late last year when the sun was shining and the beach was the place to be. I've been busting to post this one, how photogenic are these gorgeous girls. Love that Dina took the time out of their very busy lives to create such precious memories for her daughter Hannah. She'll treasure these. xx

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THE FABULOUS DRAFFENS - warrnambool family lifestyle photography

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THE FABULOUS DRAFFENS - warrnambool family lifestyle photography

There's so much I want to say about these guys and this session. In short: this is one of my favourite families and this is one of my ABSOLUTE favourite sessions. Simple as that. The beautiful Draffen's have been with me from my humble beginnings and have been the most wonderful, wonderful regulars. And what makes that even more special to me is that mum Kate takes the most AMAZING photos herself. Her instagram feed is a beautiful documentation of her kids' life, one which I love to follow and one which they'll love her for when they're older. So i'm beyond flattered that they keep coming back. It was my aim during this session to make sure KATE was in front of the camera for once, so I did focus a lot on this gorgeous mumma, which I think is only fair.

I won't lie, I got in the car after our session last night, hands frozen in the shape of my camera thinking "oh heck, i hope I got something special for them, that was hectic (they have 4 kids, hello?!)". But then I couldn't wipe the massive beaming smile off my face as i looked through them at home later that night, and then I couldn't edit them quickly enough to show Kate tonight.

We embraced the beautiful chaos that a family of 6 brings with it, I over-shot like a champion and we rolled with the crazy, FREEZING wind and hiccups... and as a result I have a collection of photos that I am SO damn proud of and am busting to show off. Sure I have heaps of your more traditional "smile and wave kids" portrait-style photos still to add, you have to have them in there of course, but THESE ones, these are the ones that make my heart utterly sing. All the feels (sorry I hate that expression but there it is!), the imperfection (yes more than a little blur) and ALL THAT LOVE. I opened their gallery tonight to find just ONE shot to share, and I came out with over 100 "favourited" images, so I decided to do things a little differently and share my absolute faves in a little blog post. I'm sure i'll find more when I have a proper look!

I can't thank you enough Kate, truly, for bringing your beautiful family to me time and time again. I absolutely love this gallery, and hope you do too! Until next time (!!) lovely xx

PS... how BEAUTIFUL is Kate?! And i think we have a budding photographer in Mr Caleb, he was loving my fuji!

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PRETLOVE LOVE - warrnambool beach family photography

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PRETLOVE LOVE - warrnambool beach family photography

Flashback to those warm summer nights of family time on the beach. I can't wait for those long evenings to be back upon us again. The best. And this was one of my fave sessions from late last year (only taken me 7 months to blog it, sorry Kel!!). Another BEAUTIFUL family (both inside and out), another gorgeous Warrnambool summer sunset, and another gallery i'm totally in love with. Here are just a FEW of my faves.
Oh and PS... those two gorgeous little princesses... they're as sweet & lovely as they are beautiful. 

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TRISTYN + HER GIRLS - beach family photography warrnambool

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TRISTYN + HER GIRLS - beach family photography warrnambool

I've been meaning to post this one for months. One of my most favourite, wild, candid, natural (windy!) shoots yet. There's never a dull moment when Tristyn & her gorgeous girls come for a session and that's just the way I love it. Tristyn lets me go nuts (creatively) and capture her girls exactly how they are, lively and hilarious and that's why I always look forward to seeing them. Flashback to those lovely summer nights on our gorgeous windy beaches, late 2016 (this ones been patiently waiting to be blogged!). Hope life is treating you three well over in Jakarta girls, I adore your adventurous life. x

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