Shire Family | Sydney Family Cinematography

Back in November I flew down to Melbourne to film and photograph the family of one of my all time favourite photographers, Amy Shire.

To say I was nervous is an understatement.

But I did my best to put aside all my self doubts and focus on the fact that Amy is a mum who just wants her life with her family documented the same as anyone else. And I threw my heart into creating something that I felt she deserved, that would represent her and her beautiful family, that they would treasure for a life time.

So here it is. Amy, thank you my friend for inviting me in to your home. For trusting me, and for choosing me. I'm forever grateful. You are such a kind and beautiful person.

Tan Family | Sydney Travel with Kids

These guys travelled all the way over from the Phillipines for their little girl's birthday and asked me to come document them exploring Sydney. Even though I was booked pretty solidly, and technically didn't have time to do another session, I jumped at the opportunity to do a session like this and I'm SO glad that I did. It was amazing shooting in such an iconic location, and I had SUCH a blast hanging out with them.

If you have plans to travel to Sydney for a holiday hit me up! Be IN the photos with your family this time instead of the one taking them. I've got a few spots left for photography only sessions before Christmas. Grab a spot on my calendar here.

Hughes Family | Hills District Family Photographer

I had such an amazing morning with this beautiful family. The way they love and care for their little boy just shines through in every thing that they do.

I've got a few photography sessions still available between now and December if you'd like to update your family photos before Christmas, however I'm fully booked for films through May 2018. If you'd like one of these for your family, grab a spot on my calendar here.

The Farm | Day in the Life Photographer

I went over to the US to film/photograph a wedding in NC, and then teach my Filming Life Retreat in Nashville TN, and thankfully we got to spend an afternoon at my grandparent's farm in Alabama while we were there. This house holds so much history for my family, and although it was hard balancing being present with everyone and documenting, it was worth the extra effort to have these photos.

The McKee Family | Sydney Hills District Family Photographer

Just an ordinary day, at home. Doing life. This my friends, is what I MOST love to capture. This is what fills my heart, what inspires me on a daily basis. Finding those little moments that make a family unique, that show the love and beauty that exists in everyday life. 

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm completely booked for films through Feb 2018. I have gotten numerous enquiries lately asking for sessions between now and then and I hate saying no but I serve my clients and family best when I stick to the limited number of sessions that I've set each month. If you'd like to get on my calendar for next year, now is the time to do so. Our family is heading overseas this week so if you don't hear back straight away, don't fret I will be in touch as soon as I'm able. <3 

Mornings | Hills District Family Photographer

It's been awhile since I blogged, mainly because we just moved into a new house and things have been a little hectic. 

I find myself having super short windows of opportunity to make pictures of our life right now, and they tend to be really early in the morning before the to do lists of the day take over. So here are a few recent mornings over the last couple of weeks.

17 April 2017

27 April 2017

2 May 2017

The Fitt Family | Sydney Family Photographer

It's always such a huge honour when a photographer hires you to document her family, particularly for a second time! I photographed them for the first time in 2015 when their youngest was just a baby and when she asked me again for a session this year I was super excited, not only because I love hanging out with them (seriously they have me in stitches of laughter 90% of the time), but because I got to see and document how much the kids have grown as well. Here's a little peek into the beautiful Saturday morning I spent with them.

The Walker Family | Sydney Family Photographer

My absolute favourite kind of sessions are the slow ones where we just hang out at home, pottering around exploring, playing, just enjoying each other's company. That's what this session was all about. It was the most glorious chilled out Half Day in the Life session, and after so much rain I was worried that the sun wouldn't come out during their session but it did! 

Interested in a Half Day in the Life Session for your own family? Head over here.

Muddy Puddles | Sydney Family Photographer

We're moving soon, and this place is just around the corner from us. We don't go there that often but it's the first place we went when we moved in and it holds a special place in my heart.

Welcoming Felix | Sydney Newborn Photographer

I spent the most amazing morning with this family just hanging out, having a milk bath, and riding bikes.  Sessions like this one are where my heart is. 

Interested in booking a session like this for your family? Head over here.

Car Wash | Sydney Hills District Family Photographer

My husband wasn't too impressed when I came outside to take pictures instead of help wash the cars.

He'll thank me later. ;)

Best Friends | Hills District Family Photographer

These two.... I love the way they play together. Sure they fight sometimes, they make each other crazy, they make ME crazy, but then there are these times where they are just SO good together. They play and play and play. The school holidays have been amazing for their relationship to blossom and grow, and it's been such a joy to witness.

A Morning with Papa | Sydney Family Photographer

It's always so rewarding having clients return time and time again. I've photographed Lorna's family since her youngest was in her belly. And last year when her sister Alison had her little one, I filmed and photographed her as a newborn. So when they decided to book me for a Half Day in the Life Session that was focused around the kids spending the morning with their Grandpa I was of course extremely excited and honoured. Lorna and Alison lost their mother to cancer over 7 years ago and they know first hand how precious and important it is to document this time they have together. Before that time is gone. I love that I was able to do this for them, to document their time together honestly, and to capture their relationships exactly as they are. I love that the girls will have these photos and the film of their Grandpa forever to look back on and show their own children one day. This is the reason why I do this work. It's not just for us. It's for them.

There will be a film from this session, but for now.... the photos.

Interested in booking a Half Day in the Life for your family? Enquire about availability here.

Mothering Two Boys | Hills District Family Photographer

The life of a mum with two boys is one part exhilarating, two parts exhausting. 

I absolutely ADORE this Half Day in the Life Session I did recently with this mum and her two boys. I am completely in love with old houses, I love the history, I love the light, I love the character, just everything about them is interesting to me. Add to that two crazy adorable boys and a mum who works so hard day in and day out caring for them, and loving them. I think these images are going to be extremely special to these boys when they are older, and at the end of the day that's the reason why I do this. It's not just for you as a parent to have beautiful photos. It's for the kids to find one day as they search through the attic. It's for them to share with their kids, and with their grandkids. It's the legacy of their childhood, a moment stopped in time, an aide to the stories they'll tell about their heritage.

Sound like something you might be interested in? Head over to this page and enquire about a session for your family.

An Afternoon with the Banks Family

Last weekend I travelled to Perth and photographed + filmed this beautiful little family while I was there. Jasmine is a photographer herself and although it's always extremely daunting when another photographer hires you, it's also just such a privilege because you know that she never gets to be in the photos with her kids. She's always the one taking them. So to be asked to be the one that captures her relationship with her family was pretty special indeed.

Here is their film + few of my favourites photos from the day.

Golfing | Sydney Family Photographer

We took the kids to the driving range yesterday even though it was a million degrees. C is starting at a golf camp next week, and L just loves being out there playing with the boys. To keep myself interested, I brought my camera. I really really love the shots of the three of them where C and his Dad are swinging the club at the same time, and Lydia is standing there oblivious to them, entirely in her own world.