It’s been a hard couple of days for our small community with the extremely tragic passing of a great father, a husband and a mate, a loss that is being felt right up and down the coast. These kind of things hit very hard, and so I have postponed a few shoots I had scheduled for the week and heading home to the West Coast to be with my friends and family. I gratefully thank those who I was meant to work with this week for their understanding.
At a time like this, I am once again reminded of the importance of family – the one true constant love in our life. You become thankful for every moment that you can spend together, and cherish each of your memories – both the tough and terrific.
I am so looking forward to getting home and holding my dear nieces, not to mention the other members of my family (animals included – I miss you too Rayn!). I am going to take this opportunity to see my friends, and take a few days off work – something I have allowed to consume all of my time of late. This tragedy has shown me, there is truly more to life, and its so sad that it takes something like this to make you stop and see how truly lucky you are.
And me being me – I am likely to pull out my camera and take some photos of my beautiful family so that the next time that I have to be away, I have these captured memories to hold close to me to remind me of the importance of the love of family.
“Imagine if you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday.”Think about it.
Now to share some images from a session with a gorgeous young family….. xx
On the 24th of August last year one of my best mates was in Adelaide giving birth to the gorgeous baby girl, Indy.
I dont know where the time has gone (does time just keep flying past the older you get.. scary thoughts..); it feels like only a couple of weeks ago we were battling the wind, using both sets of hands to hold the pram down as we tried to get across to the shearing shed… seriously… pram went sideways with the wind.
As soon as possible, is the answer. We are getting so many inquiries at the moment for bubs that are 1 – 6 weeks old, and unfortunately we arent able to help! It is best to get in super early. After you have gone through the search to find a photographers work you love and you feel comfortable with them, lock that session in. While you can’t know when the actual newborn photo shoot will be, you can tee up an approximate time with your newborn photographer so they can allow room to move in their diary around your due date. Booking as early as you can, it will ensure you get the newborn photographer and beautiful pictures you want and can cherish for a lifetime.
What to expect in your newborn photo session…
We like to photograph newborns around days 5-10 after birth, so if we can schedule for then it will work best! We will be doing all sleepy, curly shots in their birthday suit. Make sure your newborn has a VERY FULL belly; the full belly is to ensure that once we start we can get right into posing. If you can keep your newborn up for 1-2 hours before the session that would help to make them a little sleepier for the session.
Mum’s sit a little way away during the session so that we can keep the newborn peaceful. Sometimes if they smell or hear you that can make them restless and harder to pose. It’s amazing how newborns work and their drive to eat!! Its need to be warm for bub to be comfortable undressed so make sure and dress light. The session will take 3-4 hours, so please bring snacks, beverages, reading material to pass the time, or treat yourself and have a well deserved nap.
If you would like to send out a birth announcements shortly after the session, then please let us know and this can be done before your full proof gallery is completed.
As a newborn photographer I have the honour of sharing in some of the most precious moments in peoples lives, and I will be forever grateful, for each and everyone of you who choose to share those moments with me.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing the cutie Tyler Kayne Gurney-Chalmers, he was such a little champ, check out his smiles:)
“A Hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” – Forest Witcraft
I can’t believe how the time has just flown by, it feels like only a few days ago I took Chelsea’s first newborn photos in the delivery room, today she is 4 weeks old! Its really amazing how much she has grown; I had been away for a few days, and when I came home I couldnt believe how much bigger she was and her features had changed so slightly yet so much! I am so lucky that I get to capture all her changes.
As soon as I got home after Chelsea was born, I was searching the internet for props, rugs, head bands… all things newborn so that she would have something new, something unique, and something I loved! I seen something similar to the hammock below in the US but there was no way it would get here in time and of course I wanted everything.. yesterday…. A big thank you to Dad for helping me make this and also thank you to Alex, Kye, Abby and Indy for helping me find the snotty gobble:)
Of course I am biases but Lacey and Chelsea are just too cute… and Lacey is at a super cute funny age… the things she comes out with, her facial expressions everything… CUTE.. the next personal blog post of my nieces will include both of them and I cant wait to share ALL of Chelsea’s photos:)