Little lucah

A little look at a session from my home studio in Mapleton. For some people the option of coming to my home studio makes things much easier. I have lots of space, my home is relaxed and holds lots of options for creating a very varied gallery for your portrait images.

I create a gallery of both natural and studio lit images. Spending a large amount of time capturing the minimal white solo images of your baby, and then as baby allows capturing some more poses and changes in looks.

In my sessions I try and create minimal imagery, whilst still capturing the whimsical and romantic when I can.

Shooting in my home studio, I am able to accomodate many family members, and can capture those studio shots, with high level edited images, and all the best equipment and knowlege a professional studio supplies, but in a setting that is more relaxed, which is often reflected in the serene expressions of my clients portraits.

All necessary blankets, wraps, bonnets, flowers and props are supplied. So all that is needed to bring for your session is your own clothing (although you are welcome to ask about studio wardrobe options if you want something a little glamorous), and nappies.

Im often booked up 2-3 months in advance, so if you’re thinking about booking in a newborn session, or taking advantage of my great package deals, which include 2 session booking package deal , and 3 sessions in 1 year package deal, please contact me asap.

Newborn Layla in dusky pink

Little 6 day old Layla, slept soundly through her winter session. Happy to be snuggled and cozzy, on a heated posing pod.

I always try to give with the newborn sessions a special fine art portrait, designed to be a special image, excellent for printing large as a canvas or printed wall art piece. These are often composited in post production, so as to make the session alot easier for bub and parents. 

I used dusky pink and white colours to compliment her pale complexion, and dark hair. A sweet colour for her sweet nature, and oh so cute expressions.

Parent cuddles are so moving sometimes as the parents hold their precious new baby. So easy to get those contented sweet smiles from the heart, and wonderful to record how little and cherished the little ones are.

My newborn sessions are offered as a mobile studio service in your home or you can choose to use my home studio in Mapleton, on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. To learn more about the session please visit my newborn page.

You can also choose the easier option of capturing your newborn in a lifestyle manner, in which images are captured with your home and belongings in the background. Please see examples of my lifestyle sessions.

I also offer package deals for savings if wanting to book in multiple sessions, such as maternity/newborn/sitter. Please enquire if interested.

Im often booking up months in advance so please book in early for your newborn session, that way you can relax knowing your beautiful, exciting photography session will be all taken care of. 

lifestyle newborn session - home visit

In home visit, in a lifestyle fashion is simply you and your baby in your home. I shoot these images in a documentary shooting style, simply posed and guided, and simply edited. We arrange a time of day that is best suited for your family, and we record the various activities of your day in your home. Visiting the spaces of your home that you feel you'd love to be captured and remembered, as a precious time with your newborn baby. 

The lifestyle session is far more minimal than a portrait newborn session, in terms of being non-intrusive to your day or home. There are no props, or need to move furniture, posing is minimal, and it takes about 90 minutes. 

I'm very relaxed with how I record these images, and we simply talk quietly as you go about being with your baby.

Your little baby is captured in their own clothing, in their cot, unposed, showing their natural manerisms. 

Simple portraits are captured having those precious cuddles, and nursing.

Capturing all their tiny details, in a warm secure familiar space. Natural, beautiful images.

These moments of the first few weeks, where your baby is so tiny in your arms, where they sleep all the time, will change so quickly, where life will become so busy, this time of just being together in a nursing/ bonding phase is so precious, so wonderful to have images of forever.

I only take on a few clients per month, so to avoid disappointment contact me to book your newborn session as early as you can, to make sure you get the session you really want. 

Immy and Kendall's fine art session

A special time for a Mummy and Me session is a gift to yourself and your child, that will be treasured and remembered for always. I wanted to create a magical session with Immy and Kendall, showing their sweet natures, and simple beauty. Alot of the props in this session come from Immy's collection of saved gems. I find alot of my clients have special little items that work in so well with my style, I love to use them in the shoot, as it becomes very personal.

Capturing your child's innocence and beauty.

Dressing up is a part of the fun of the session, the child is engaged because their imagination is stimulated. I love creating simple styles, where one or two items are used, and the portrait focuses on the simple elements, and the child's whimsical expressions, and cute little features.

Some stunning portraits showing the beautiful connection between mother and child is an absolute honor. When I take these images, I have in mind creating a portrait as a large print on the family wall, which stands out as special and timeless. 

I have a background in fashion and beauty photography, so Im always looking to take some beautiful portraits of the mum in the session. I think its a beautiful gift for the parent to be witnessed in a beautiful light, and is an invaluable lesson for the child to see their mother as beautiful and willing to be seen as so. 

I love to set up a styled session, taking inspiration from old master painters. A connection and referral to simpler times, where beautiful objects and artworks of still lifes were decadent and moody.

I love capturing a simple and understated portrait, where the child is natural, and doesnt have to put on a big cheesy grin. Capturing their neutral expressions, lets those subtle expressions and thoughts in the eyes emerge.

Contact me today to plan your next fine art children's session, and experience this special session for yourself.

Fine Art Children's Photography - Jess and Scarlet

A beautiful session, where the child gets to dress up and take time to let their imagination play, and feel special under the bright lights. 

I look for a neutral sweet expression, gently guiding their pose and expression to create an image that shows their innocence and their gentle spirits.

A variety of looks and poses are captured, especially those family and friend cuddles, which are always a magical and much loved part of the session.

The children love the attention, and the special quality of the session.

They respond easily to my gentle but confident guidance, and praise. I never push them into unnatural poses or expressions, but instead see how they naturally look and guide them with gentle adjustments. 

The family portraits are always offered in the session, and any family member can join in.

The little ones in our life change so quickly and life can be so fast paced, the years can fly past. Spending the time in a precious portrait session that captures their stillness and grace, is an invaluable present for your children and family members, and will be treasured for always. 

Fine Art Children Photography - Staged

A Fine Art Portrait should be one that correctly captures the individual being photographed, but also adds a story that compliments their personality. I aim to create works that are not like ordinary photographs that we take of our selves or our loved ones, but are special and unique, and show the subject slightly in another world.

In my Fine Art sessions, I treat the individual being photographed much like they are sitting for a painting portrait. I make sure they are comfortable, and create a beautiful flattering lighting set up, that brings out their features. I then gently guide them in their pose and expression.

I aim to create a few different looks that involve changes in lighting, clothing and mood. This creates a gallery that is varied and beautiful. 

Capturing expressions that are genuine and innocent is my goal, and as the subject relaxes and becomes used to being photographed their beautiful personality emerges.

These images will be kept throughout the individuals whole lifetime. As they grow and change, they will look back on them, and their families will keep and cherish them always.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in a Fine Art Portrait session, just contact me and we can plan something magical.

Home visit newborn session for Jagger

A look into my world of newborn photography.

These sessions are done as home visits, just after the baby has arrived home, or if a home birth, when the family feels ready. The best time for a newborn session is around day 6, but best before 2 weeks old.

The session takes about 3 hours, and I bring all the necessary equipment and props. All that is needed is a few metres of available space either next to good natural light, or a bit more room for me to set up my studio lights.

Detailed crop of previous image.

A newborn session is a morning time spent gently moving and positioning your baby into safe and comfortable poses. The gallery of images that I make for my clients home is designed to work together in colour and tone, but especially aimed at capturing the little ones individual cuteness. 

In this session, little baby Jagger slept soundly the whole time, a very relaxed little guy. His mum said he was always peaceful in the womb as well, so the personality is there from the earliest moments. 

I love to use a window light that I softly diffuse, it creates an intimate and timeless portrait of the parents and baby.

I take my time to capture and pose the parents and baby, so that each individual is conveying their beauty and personality.  I always edit in a flattering but natural manner, creating a stunning image that shows love in the gaze.

I love to capture some storytelling in my portraits, creating stunning art works worthy of  printing, and keeping in the home for many years.

Getting those cute little portraits of the baby in a bonnet frames their features beautifully, and the baby loves being wrapped up on my soft posing beanbag.

If you are considering using me for your newborn photography session please visit my galleries or review tab on facebook, to see all the happy clients I have had the pleasure of serving, and please contact me with any questions you may have. Its a big decision as to who to use for capturing your images, and Im happy to take the time to talk, to make sure you are comfortable with your choice.

Divine family portraits - studio style

An afternoon spent with family, having portraits taken together and individually. Showing beauty, character and connections. A treasure to keep for always, and beautiful, meaningful images for our homes walls. 

Book now for a magical session. In home visit, mobile studio. Makeup and hair styling is also available. 

Holly's Family Photography

Simply beautiful session with this sweet loving family down on the sunshine coast, during the warmer weather.

A few cuddles, and some water play produced these natural family portraits. Its all about the cuddles.