TAKE ME AWAY | MELBOURNE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

I’d love to be able to call myself a destination family photographer, but the reality is that being a mum of two, and a wife to a man who works long hours, destination photography in most forms is hard to do. I’ve been on three trips interstate now, plus weekends away for work, and as much as I love it, it’s just hard. Not only the logistics of organising the kids, house, babysitters etc, but also spending all that time away from my people.

But, travel is also what makes my heart beat the hardest. Discovering new epic locations fills my cup more than anything, and I know how important it is to follow my dreams and do what I love.

This adventure-loving family took me all the way to the Otways. It was a long road-trip, but worth every minute for this beautiful, secluded waterfall. To say my cup was filled is an understatement. I was in my happy place, in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. We found lizards, purple berries and dipped our toes under the cool, cascading water.

If you have a wild, crazy big idea for your family shoot, I’m your girl! I can’t do many destination shoots each year, so please get in touch early. I love capturing families in extraordinary locations. But what I love most is telling the story of their extraordinary love. And this family was no exception.

 
 
 

SUNSETS + SNUGGLES | MORNINGTON PENINSULA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Sometimes words come easily to me…sometimes they don’t. This session is particularly difficult to put into words because it was just. So. Damn. Perfect.

The weather. The connections. The outfits. The light. The radiating warmth between this family. I could not fault it (not that I ever can), and I could not have asked for anything more.

If you are a mum, wondering if you really need family photos, scroll through and see how this session makes you FEEL. Don’t look at the beautiful sunset, or the perfectly chosen outfits. I want you to notice this mumma’s connection with her family. Look at the way she smells her sons hair, the way she giggles as she twirls her little girl around, the way she breathes in the moment she holds onto her first love like she can’t bear to let him go. Now picture your family here. This is what a session with me is all about. These moments. Fleeting. But everlasting through photographs.

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I'm now taking bookings for summer beach sessions in January and February 2019. These sessions take place about an hour before sunset at the most magnificent beaches on the Mornington Peninsula and include you and your family enjoying a sun-soaked evening totally unplugged and, together.

These are a favourite of mine and were my most popular last year, this year there are a limited number of spots so if you’re umming and ahhing…do it now - eep! Selected weeknights are also available in January, if your family is enjoying time off, we can work this into your break too.

Please get in touch here to book.

I.cannot.wait.

Danielle x

 
 
 

BABY MARGOT | MELBOURNE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

 

I was so thrilled to journey with Chloe and Jason as they become parents for the first time. We met at one of my favourite locations in the Dandenong Ranges for the maternity session, then only a few weeks later I got to see them as doting parents with beautiful baby Margot Rose. I’m sure you will agree how perfect (and tiny) she is!

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While you're here...just a little reminder, if you are a mummy-to-be and interested in booking a Newborn session with me, please do so while you are still pregnant. I can only take on a limited number of newborns each month to ensure I am available for each and every one of them. I wouldn't want you to be disappointed and miss out. Please get in touch here to book.