I loved catching up with Lachie & Tansy last week for a family portrait session at their home near Dacre. It seems like not that long ago we photographed these lovebirds on their wedding day, and yet in November that will be two years ago!
Now they have a handsome baby boy, Frederick, who without a doubt stole the show for these photos! Freddie is twelve weeks old and was a delight to photograph - he has the cutest wee expressions! Here's a few of my favourites from the session...
Tansy & Lachie, it was so great to see you both and to meet Freddie! Thank you for asking me to take these portraits for you. xx
Weddings should not be stressful. Let me repeat that; weddings should not be stressful! Having been photographing weddings for over 6 years now we've seen a few stressed out couples both on the wedding day and in the lead up. Often on the day before the wedding, at the rehearsal, stress levels can be high in that last minute haze of setup!
Thankfully we seem to attract like-minded, easy going and fun couples as our clients so we haven't witnessed any full on wedding stress meltdowns! However, I totally remember the stress that came with our own wedding (before we were photographers) and how frazzled I was wanting everything to turn out just 'perfect', following wedding planning guides to the tee as if some writer for a magazine knew exactly how our wedding should be. If I could turn back time and tell myself what I know now, here's what advice I would give:
I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful baby girl a couple of weeks ago and when Hayden & Rowan brought Briar to the studio earlier this week for their viewing session I couldn't believe how much she had changed in that short time already!
Hayden & Rowan are one of our #heidihortoncouples and it's pretty darn special getting to photograph the next chapter of life for past couples! Congratulations friends, Briar is just gorgeous. Here's some of my favourites from our in-home portrait session...
Lifestyle newborn portraits are one of my favourite sessions! I'm so thankful that I pursued the lifestyle versus studio-style newborn portraits as a photographer, because it is just so cool getting to document new life and those precious moments as they happen in my client's own environment. It's easy for them to stay in the comfort of their home, not have to travel, routines don't get messed up and we can stop and start the session as much as we need to around feeding and nappy changes. It just makes sense to me and I love the natural, more laidback imagery we create as a result.
Hayden & Rowan, thank you so much for asking me to create these portraits for you. It was so good to catch up - so much can happen in a year!
And I am so excited for your framed print series!!! It's going to look incredible. x