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Beach Maternity & Some Exciting News

I have so many unblogged sessions it’s really hard to know where to start to catch up. Today I’ve ended up going with my sister’s beach maternity session. We made the trip down to one of our favourite places on the South Coast last winter. And all of the images are beautiful! Much like my sister, really. And don’t you just adore her hat? We actually found this in a store in Huskisson on the way to the beach.

We did this session at Plantation Point in Vincentia, on the night of the blood moon. It was also fortunately quite mild for July and my sister was happy to brave the water!

I just love maternity sessions and I have a gorgeous and ever growing collection of maternity gowns for use by my clients. Many of which can be styled in a variety of ways. I can also arrange hair and makeup packages if required.

My other exciting news is that we have recently moved and this move has allowed me the space to create my own newborn and maternity studio. This is a really exciting development for my business. I look forward to having this ready to open early in 2019.

Having a baby in 2019? My newborn sessions currently include a bonus mini maternity session. Get in touch to make a booking.

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Cake Smash (Goulburn Family Photographer)

It feels like it’s been a long time between blog posts! This year is speeding by so quickly, we will be at Christmas before we know it. So I’m determined to catch up and get a few recent sessions on the blog. So I thought I would start with this adorable 1st birthday cake smash. This little man was just an absolute delight to photograph. He also was a huge fan of cake. Which is always a bit of an unknown in a cake smash, but definitely makes things easier. His cake was made by his mum. Who was happy to have a chance to do a practice cake prior to his upcoming birthday party.

My cake smash sessions have special pricing, so if you think this session might be for you please do get in touch to find out more. You can contact me via my website.

I’ve recently had a lot of people asking about sessions prior to Christmas and at this stage I already have limited availability. I am also taking a few weeks break in November, so all session bookings will be made with this in mind. I’ve been working on putting something special together for Christmas for my sisters and would love to offer that to friends, family and existing clients. I am hoping to finalise this in the next week or two. If you think you might be interested in this, please send me a message so I can get in contact.

 

Goulburn Cake Smash

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Stormy Summer Nights – Goulburn Family Photographer

I have been really looking forward to sharing this beautiful  family session on my blog. When I met this family at our first location (which I will blog about another day), and saw them get out of the car, I actually did a little internal squeal about how gorgeous they all looked. I could instantly tell that the mum had put a lot of time and effort in to coordinating everyone’s outfits. And it was absolutely time and effort well spent!

We had previously postponed this session due to poor weather, and on this particular evening we got a bit lucky with a storm hitting just as we were wrapping up. But the sky just prior to this was simply amazing. And even better complementing the colours in the girls dresses just perfectly.

Selecting outfits can be tricky but my top three tips are:

1. Choose 3 or so colours for your family, ones with similar tones that compliment each other but aren’t matchy matchy.
2. Avoid patterns and overly bright colours.
3. Incorporating different textures, layers and accessories is the perfect way to add interest to your outfits.

And don’t ever discount comfort in your fashion choices. Because if you feel uncomfortable then that definitely has the potential to show in your images. Pinterest can also be a wealth of inspiration if you need some direction on colours that compliment each other. I am also more than happy to help you source beautiful dresses just like the ones in this session.

Interested in booking a family session?

I would love to capture beautiful images just like these in your own family session. You can purchase a family session here

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Baby H – Goulburn Newborn Photographer

I thought I’d better blog this newborn session from a few months ago, it’s so gorgeous. I typically encourage clients to book in for their newborn sessions during the first two weeks of baby being born. This little man though was 4 weeks old. He was very settled and calm, and that was a great reminder that the two week rule is definitely not a hard and fast one.  The first few weeks of having a new baby in the house are definitely a learning curve, and you definitely shouldn’t discount getting some photographs taken, just because you have missed the first couple of weeks.

I really love the soft, gentle tones of the family images and the simplicity of the newborn images. I should add that the mum’s stunning makeup was done by the lovely Lex, at Made. By Lex.

I’m also pretty much booked out for the remainder of 2017. I have tried to squeeze as many families in as I possibly could. January is all about spending time with my boys, so I am not taking on many bookings at all during this time. Our third son is starting Primary school in 2018 and I’m really looking forward to spending some time with him over the summer holidays. He is my super chatty child, so it will be very quiet to not have him home.

I can’t believe we are now only 6 Friday’s away from Christmas. The last 6 months of the year always seem to rush by so quickly. My annual Christmas sale will be starting soon. It usually includes discounted session fees and discounts on packages and vouchers. If you’d like to find out about this sale first, jump on my email list HERE. My prices will definitely be increasing in 2018, so this is your last chance to really get yourself a bargain!

2018 Bookings

If you are interested in booking in 2018 for then, you can do so here:

 

Goulburn Newborn Photographer

 

Goulburn Newborn Photographer

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Glamorous Goulburn Maternity

It’s been a very busy month, and not really photography related! We’ve just been through two weeks of school holidays and then my family spent some time in Melbourne to watch me complete my first ever full marathon. The marathon was the culmination of five months of training and made my heart so full! It’s actually taken me a bit to get over it. Not just physically but mentally as well. And this was my first week where I’ve been able to focus properly on my photography work. 

So what better way to ease back in to it the with this simple and timeless maternity shoot from last month. The gorgeous hair and makeup was done by my very talented sister Keira, from Georgia May & K. We are so excited to now be able to offer full hair and makeup packages to compliment not only our maternity sessions, but any of my photography sessions. I also have a wonderful collection of maternity outfits for use in our sessions. The last few weeks of pregnancy are definitely the perfect time to be pampered.

Taylah made our work so easy. She was open to all our ideas and looked amazing. I think she even said at the end that we had made her feel a million bucks. Which is exactly how every expectant mum should feel!

Interested in booking? 

You can purchase your session here

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Goulburn Maternity Photographer

 

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Twilight Maternity { Goulburn Maternity Photographer }

I love maternity sessions. When I was pregnant with each of my boys it was never on my radar as a ‘thing’ to do and I was incredibly self conscious of how enormous I felt. I may be only small but I was blessed with rather large babies (especially my last!) and that sure showed. Looking back now and it is definitely something that I wish I had given some thought to.  So I love it when pregnant women come to me and are interested in capturing this amazing time.

Winter is such a gorgeous time to shoot. The short days mean no waiting around until late to make use of the perfect late evening light. This session was held just before 5 and the light was so gentle and pretty. And the colours of the twilight sky were just so gorgeous, we couldn’t have asked for better. We were also lucky enough to capture the rising full moon – just amazing! 

I also love how we were able to include the older brother in our session. He is clearly very excited and proud to be welcoming a new baby in to his family very shortly. He also very obviously adores his mum, and how wonderful to be able to capture that relationship for them.   

Pregnant & considering a maternity session?

For a limited time only if you book a newborn session with me you will also receive a bonus 30 minute maternity session*. This is a great way to celebrate and capture your pregnancy prior to the arrival of your gorgeous little bundle. 

Book HERE

 

 

Goulburn Maternity Photographer

 

Goulburn Maternity Photographer

 

 

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Early Autumn Express Session { Goulburn Family Photographer}

What is an Express Session?

I offer a little session I like to call my ‘Express Session’. It’s a bit like a mini session, which you might be familiar with from other photographers. However I don’t schedule multiple sessions in one day and I’m flexible with location. I find they are perfect for families with young children because the sessions are fast and fun. What makes them different though is you don’t get the variety of location as we usually just shoot in one particular spot. You also don’t get the same the number of shots you would normally get in an hour long family session. But for these reasons they are also a more affordable option. And they also importantly work in well with the demands of my family, especially now the winter sport season has commenced.

This lovely family were visiting Goulburn from Wagga Wagga and knew that an express session would be perfect for their boys. There was plenty of time for the boys to run around the beautiful grounds of the Goulburn Water Works, but not so much time that they became tired or bored. I’m really thankful that they took time out of their visit to fit in our session.

Interested in seeing some images from other express sessions? Check out this gorgeous session here or perhaps this one here.

Interested in an express session all of your own? Purchase one here

Here are a few of my favourites:

 

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Goulburn Family Photographer

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Little Miss L {Goulburn Child Photographer}

I’ve done a few different sessions with this family over the last six months or so, and it’s always so much fun. The girls have the most amazing wardrobe! Check out this amazing vintage inspired romper from Rosie Cheeks.

 

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Christmas Cuties {Goulburn Child Photographer}

Every year I like to get the chance to do some cute little Christmas shots of my beautiful little niece. This year her best little friend also got involved. Their stunning little outfits are by Style St and their headbands are by Arch N Ollie

Here are a few of my favourites:

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What to Wear: A Guide {Goulburn Family Photographer}

What should we wear is probably the question that I get asked most as I help families prepare for their session with me.

My top three tips are:

1. Choose 3 or so colours for your family, ones with similar tones that compliment each other but aren’t matchy matchy.
2. Avoid patterns and overly bright colours
3. Incorporating different textures, layers and accessories is the perfect way to add interest to your outfits.

And honestly the most important thing is to feel comfortable in what you are wearing. Trust me when I say it won’t matter how beautifully coordinated your outfits are if you are uncomfortable. What you wear should also really reflect your families style. It’s also worthwhile considering the location you have chosen for your shoot.

And don’t forget Pinterest for inspiration.

Here are few examples from recent shoots:

 

What to wear board - Cool tones

What to wear board - Navy and Tangerine

 

What to wear board - Pink and Navy

 

 

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