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Beautiful Goulburn Summer Nights {Goulburn Family Photographer}

I’m not going to lie, this was a tough shoot! This gorgeous young man is quite possibly one of the most determined and strong willed little people I have met (and I have had four of my own!). All wonderful qualities that will serve him well in life no doubt. He wasn’t going to be fooled by my usual warm up tricks! I’m still in love with the resulting images, they are probably just a little more candid than is my usual style. The shoot was held late in the afternoon in December and the light was so beautiful. Here are some of my favourites.

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Did you get a new Camera for Christmas?

Did you get a new DSLR camera for Christmas? Are you feeling overwhelmed with how to use it? Do you really want to be able to nail fantastic photos of your children and family, which capture who they are in that exact moment?

Clare Stephens from Kids Through a Lens is about to run another round of her brilliant 21 day Beginner Bootcamp course. It kicks off on January 22 2016.

Clare is also running a free online training “Unlock the Magic of Your DSLR for Amazing Photos of Your Kids” , which is a really fabulous way to get a feel for Clare’s style. The training is being run:

  • tomorrow Wednesday 13th January at 10am Sydney AEST (6pm New York Tues 12th)
  • Thursday 14th January at 9pm Sydney AEST (5am New York / 10am London)
  • Monday 18th January at 1pm Sydney AEST (9pm New York 17th)

Register here

Early bird pricing of $197+GST is available until Friday night (when the price increased to $297+GST). Buy the course here

I recently went through some of the photos I took while I was doing the beginner bootcamp and I thought I would share them with you all. I’ve taken hundreds (actually probably more like thousands!) of photos since then and I still love these images so much.

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An Idyllic Childhood {Goulburn Children Photographer}

Gosh I’ve been dying to blog this session since the moment it was over. These kids are seriously photogenic and a tonne of fun. We were so lucky to be able to do the photo session on a stunning farm only 10 minutes from Goulburn. It was the perfect location as there was plenty of room for the kids to run around and explore and be themselves and we got a great mix of candid shots as well as the more posed portrait shots. It was so hard to choose just a few to share.

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The Fabulous Threes {Goulburn Family Photographer}

You often hear the year of a child’s life when they are three described as the ‘terrible threes’, but lately I’ve come to realise that I’m actually quite fond of three year olds. They are funny, full of energy and inquisitive about the world around them. And this gorgeous little girl was definitely no exception. Here are a few of my favourites from our shoot:

 

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Mum + Dad + Baby = Three {Goulburn Family Photographer}

This family is so lucky to live in such a beautiful and peaceful location. The weather on the day of this shoot was a little strange – misty, foggy and damp, but it provided beautiful lighting for our session.

I really love working with relaxed and trendy families, you just know that there will be so many fantastic shots and this session was no exception.  Here are a few of my favourites:

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Two boys and a little lady {Goulburn Family Photographer}

I remember when the teenager in this shoot was just a tiny little baby with gorgeous big eyes. I was so happy to be able to take some photos for his family recently and discover what a brilliant young man he has grown in to – funny, articulate and caring. His parents should be very proud. He also has a beautiful younger brother and sister who were equally as delightful to work with, no doubt a product of their relaxed and happy parents.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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Goulburn Father & Daughter {Goulburn Photographer}

I think I’ve written before about how I am the second eldest of four daughters in my family. So I think I have a pretty good understanding of the special nature of the Father/Daughter relationship. I recently did a beautiful shoot for a Father and his lovely young daughter in the lead up to her third birthday. The session was relaxed and fun (as they always should be!) and it was lovely to watch the two of them interact and they clearly love being together.

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Fun on the farm

I come from a large family, with three sisters of my own. When my older sister asked if I had time to pop out to their family farm to grab some photos of my niece and nephew of course I said yes!

I love taking photos of children in their natural environment, where they are relaxed and happy. We had such a fun time. There were plenty of laughs and some pretty ordinary joke telling. I know what my nephew is getting for his upcoming birthday!

I don’t think my poor sister was expecting to have to appear in the photos. But I feel very strongly that its important that mothers, in particular, who are often the ones documenting their family memories actually appear in some photographs themselves. And these images are beautiful.


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This image captures so beautifully their fun little personalities.

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Want to take better photos of your children? Here’s how:

Just before our first son was born, Ben upgraded my much loved film SLR to a digital SLR for my birthday. I loved that camera so much and when our son was born I took literally thousands of photos documenting the first few years of his life. I lovingly arranged those photos in albums and books.

When our second son came along, I definitely took less photos. For no reason really other than life was busy with a toddler and baby. But I still arranged the photos I did take into albums and books.

Then I got an iPhone and it just became easier to use that instead of pulling out my DSLR. I’ve almost exclusively documented my two youngest sons early childhood using the camera on my phone. I’ve never lovingly printed any of those photos from my phone and arranged them in albums.

When our fourth son was born I took his photo every day for his entire first year of life – wait for it, on my iPhone. And the iPhone camera takes great photos, don’t get me wrong, but for me they really are snapshots. I wanted photos that were beautiful, that were printable and that captured the magical moments of growing up.

Late last year I stumbled upon Clare Stephen’s Kids Through a Lens 21 Beginner Bootcamp. I’d talked with friends before about doing one of Clare’s workshops but seriously when was I going to fit that in? Lured by the promise of it being manageable for a time poor mum, I signed up.

I instantly loved it. It wasn’t technical (I really don’t have the headspace for technical). It was fun and it was probably the first time in a very long time that I was doing something for myself, without guilt. I could fit the videos in around the kids and although I certainly didn’t do all the suggested exercises I still found I got so much out of it.

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Maybe you are like me? Time poor but also really wanting to document your children’s childhood in a way that is both beautiful and real. Clare is having a 24 hour presale on her next round of Bootcamp. The sale starts tomorrow (21 August). I really can’t recommend it enough.

You can sign up here: 21 Day Beginner Bootcamp

And the best thing is you have lifetime access to the course. Because sometimes despite our best intentions life gets busy and its great to know that you can come back to it when you have time.

For me that split second decision to do some photography courses has opened up the door to something so much larger and more exciting then I ever could have imagined. Who knows where it might lead you?

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Gorgeous Goulburn Family

This family session was held  on their family property at Parksbourne, on a beautiful late winter’s day.

The session was relaxed and you could tell that this is a family who really know how to have fun together.

 


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