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
Baby Charlie had a bumpy start to life, receiving urgent open heart surgery just days after being born. Charlie had a congenital heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. But now over two months after his surgery there's no looking back - this kid is growing so fast, full of smiles and absolutely loved my camera during his portrait session earlier in the month!
There is so much goodness, happiness and love in these portraits which tugs at my heart because I know that Tish & Phil have been through hell and back on this journey with their family. I'm just so happy to see them out the other side and to see Charlie thriving. These portraits tell a story - they remind us of what a wee warrior Charlie is, but that he is also part of a very special family. I first photographed Phil & Tish three years ago now - an engagement session before their wedding. It has been such a privilege to continue to be their photographer through life's milestones. Phil & Tish just imagine your next family portraits with the boys running in two different directions! 😆
As much as I love capturing that fleeting newborn phase, I have to say 2-3 months old is my favourite age for baby portraits because you get to capture so much personality and awareness.
This image below just cracks me up. I remember Fletcher giving me all the facial expressions during his portrait session at the same age!
Phil & Tish - thank you for asking me to photograph your beautiful family. I loved getting to spend some time with Charlie and catching up with you all! These photographs are rolling off my printer today and they look incredible. Can't wait for you to see them.x
Last week I had Gav and Julie in the studio to show them the photos from Baby Carter's newborn shoot. It's so much fun sharing the portraits with my clients and I was head-over-heels about this lifestyle, at-home newborn session!
Lifestyle sessions are all about capturing this stage in your life, nothing too posed & set-up - more just documenting the precious moments in time. Squishy wee toes, button noses, cuddles, sleepy stretches, wide eyes, rocking chair snuggles in the nursery. All that cute, priceless stuff that makes up for the total lack of sleep that comes with having a newborn in the home!
It's easy to see Carter is absolutely adored by Gav & Julie. Thanks for having me along to create these portraits for you team! Here's some of my favourites...
Gav and Julie, I can't wait to get these printed to you! Thanks heaps for asking me to take your first family portraits with Carter! I loved getting to meet Carter and I'm so happy with the photographs we created - before long these newborn days will be in the blurry past and you'll look at these photos and wonder at how little & perfectly squishy he was at just 12 days new! x