SUMMER NIGHTS | MORNINGTON PENINSULA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

As a child of the Peninsula, my memories are full of salty hair, zinc sunscreen and sandy lunches. So, it’s no surprise the beach is one of my favourite places to shoot family sessions.

This family is one of my favourites. They are SO full of love for one another. We played most of the time, the kids collected shells, splashed mum and dad and went adventuring through the dunes. And I loved capturing it all unfold.

Family sessions are best when you forget I am there and you simply live in the moment. If you do this, your gallery will be filled with images like this one; full of fun, smiles, love, laughter and connection. And together we capture a tiny bit of their childhood and you simply taking it all in.
 

 
 
 

YEAR ONE | A PERSONAL POST

 


2017, you have been pretty flippin’ awesome.

It started with the dream to launch my own business, completely unsure of what to do and where to start. I began to take on paid client work, but I use the term ‘paid’ very loosely, a lot of people thought I was crazy how cheap I was offering sessions (they were probably right!), but I got 18 shoots out of it, which was a heck of a lot of experience that I value so much.

Then came the launch of my business six months later. I stopped taking on sessions so I could knuckle down and build my website (with a lot of help from my smarty pants husband) and officially launched in June. Since then I have met some truly wonderful clients. I am so grateful for each and every one of them, your support means the world to me. Thank you.

Highlights have been the things that have surprised me, that I couldn’t even dream of. A feature in the Dear Photographer magazine (with another one coming early next year!) and being named a semi-finalist in Clickin Moms The Voice. What? Yeah, wasn’t expecting that.

None of this could have happened without the support of my family. Thank you to my husband who has been my biggest cheerleader, followed closely by my two munchkins who still always ask how my photoshoot was when I return home. Thank you to all the babysitters who I literally could not run this business without! And I am so grateful to the new friends that I have made locally and all over the world.

2018 is set to be an even bigger year. I am dreaming big and planning for some new and crazy exciting things. And I am so ready. Bring it!

 

 
 
 

LOVE IN FLINDERS | MORNINGTON PENINSULA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Tiffany (from Tiffany's Photography - eek, the added pressure!) found me in a photography group via Facebook, and soon after connecting booked an outdoor family session. She wanted to use a location in Flinders that I’d never seen before, so I checked it out with my family the week before her session was scheduled and OH EM GEE, I was blown away! As you will see, this location does not disappoint.

During the weeks leading up to the session, we discussed and planned outfits for the family, something I always LOVE helping my clients with. The day arrived, and once we got to our location, it started drizzling and was incredibly windy. Even though it was FREEZING, this family was so determined to keep going, and 35 minutes later, we made the call to pack up and go home.

Even though it was wet, windy and so cold, it was such a joy to photograph this session with such a beautiful and totally in love family. The brothers absolutely adore one another and mother and daughter share an incredible connection.  

Tiffany, I really enjoyed photographing your family, thank you so much for choosing me. I honestly feel so blessed to have clients who entrust me with their family photos. It’s a very personal and intimate thing to invite a stranger into, and I am forever grateful. This session will always hold a place in my heart, I feel like I had a mini breakthrough with my photography, a little closer to telling my story along with my clients story, something I always strive to do.

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While I have you here, if you are thinking of booking an outdoor family session with me, now is the best time to do it! We are just heading into summer, and sunset sessions are a favourite of mine. So, between the 27th December and 26th of January, I am opening up availability for weeknight sessions for $100 less than my regular collection prices. Whether it's a stunning coastal session like Tiffany’s, or beach at sunset, or another outdoor location you have in mind, please contact me here to book. All information regarding collection details, what to expect during a session etc., can be found here.

 
 
 
 

Once again I am participating in a my incredibly talented blog circle this month, and, once again, I have the honour of sharing the link to the wonderful Claire Searle and her amazing work! Claire is a Coffs Harbour Wedding Photographer – come take a look at this very wet, but totally magical wedding!