This is my fifth session with this gorgeous family. I’ve done one each for his two brothers, and a christening, as well as a family session a couple of years ago when the boys were little. An image of their cheeky smiles hangs on the wall of my studio (the metallic of the boys and glass door for those who have admired it). This is their baby bro Jasper, who looks a little like his older brother, but with a personality all his own. Three beautiful boys, what a lucky mum.
Here’s image overload for you of the completely adorable Chloe. Layla and Joe have headed back to his homeland in the States to visit relatives, and have requested some images they can share with their family. Here’s a sneak peek for you guys. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and I look forward to going over all of your images when you get back.
Here’s a few images for Kelly and Adrian, of their beautiful new baby Ethan, and a couple of his big bro Jeremy
This is the stunning Lovic family, with their new addition, Adis. I first met these guys when I shot Yazmin, just last year. And here they are with a brand new baby boy. Mind you, Yazmin still managed to steal the limelight! It’s the way of the toddler
Sometime last year I set out to research charities that we could align with, in the spirit of giving back a little to our community, and supporting a cause close to our hearts. The choice to go with Starlight Children’s Foundation was an easy one We wanted something uplifting, filled with hope and joy, something that brightened the lives of children and spread some love and warmth at a time when they might most be needing it. Starlight totally fit the bill.
Starlight was formed in 1988 for the benefit of seriously ill and sick children facing lengthy periods in hospital. Rather than focus on the medical aspects of illness, Starlight focuses on creating an awesome experience for the children, lifting their spirits, providing safe, caring and fun environments for them to play, laugh, and feel like a child. The emphasis is on the child, not the illness.
From the magic of the super hero Captain Starlight who spreads laughter, fun and games across the Starlight Express Room at Princess Margaret Hospital, to the wish-granting of the dream-come-true-variety, the lives of chronically ill children and that of their families are transformed by this incredible organisation.
Last Tuesday I was invited to attend a special morning tea at Princess Margaret and see for myself the facilities and programs that Starlight has running. And this was a special privilege indeed, for adults are not allowed in the Livewire room – the adolescent dedicated space, complete with full arts facilities, recording studio, kitchen, and a general ‘hang out’ room that any young adult would be lost in for hours.
It’s easy to be awestruck by what the generousity of others has enabled them to create. And I don’t think there’s many parents out there who wouldn’t walk through those colourful corridors and just know how incredible this gift would be to a child, and a family, unfortunate enough to need hospital care. And then, you remember that this is all done with no government funding, and solely with the support of the public and corporate sponsors. Wow. Seriously.
I could babble all day about how inspiring the place was, how awesome the dedicated staff are, and how lucky our children are to have this service. But to learn all about that, simply visit the Starlight page HERE and read it all for yourself.
For the months of May and June, the session fee from each session booked will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. It’s our small contribution to this worthy cause. For all of you who have thinking about having family portraits, who are lucky enough to have healthy children and who value capturing them in portraits, please book your session within this time. To book, simply click HERE and your payment will be processed immediately. We are also offering prizes and gift certificates for Starlight to auction at their events and will be updating our facebook page and blog regularly with Starlight news.
Just a couple more from our session with August and his Sister Florence……can’t help myself, just loved this session.
This is Loki, who’s name originates from mythology and refers to the ‘God of Mischief and Chaos’. Oh my goodness, asking for it much? Lol, and to start of his reign of chaos, this gorgeous little guy decided to arrive unexpectedly at just 25 weeks gestation. All jokes aside, I was so moved by his mother’s story, and can only begin to imagine the terrifying journey they’ve taken together, and how completely overjoyed she must be to look at him today, a healthy 4kgs and totally adorable.
Loki had only just come home from hospital when we held his baby portraits in our fremantle studio last week, just one week after his due date, and yet already 15 weeks old! It boggles my mind, the things that medicine can accomplish.
Enjoy your sneak peek Y and P, you’ve certainly earned every little drop of love this little man is about to shower on you in the coming years. xxx
I just love this image of August and his big sister….sharing some secret known only to them! He’s really such an adoring little brother, it’s so adorable how he is really listening to her!
Sophie and Pippin were married at Kidogo Arthouse at Bather’s Beach on Saturday April 20th. This was such a lovely, simple, low key wedding. Everything was just so perfect, from the gorgeous location, the beautiful personal touches and the intimate assembly of guests. I love weddings like this, and of course, Bather’s Beach is my all time favourite place to shoot (as well as being just a great place to hang out with the kids!)
Sophie and Pip are from Albany and heading back tomorrow so there is no big reveal on these images, they’ve already seen them! Sharing them here for the rest of you who might like a peak.
Unlike a traditional wedding service, where we shoot a wedding over a period of hours, Sophie opted for our ‘wedding session’, which we treat like a portrait session, and charge just $180 for the session fee, provide 90 minutes coverage (you choose the part of the day you’d like us to attend) and you purchase products a la carte from our pricelist. This is really well tailored to small, intimate gatherings, or for those couples who wish to keep their photography expenses down. And the bonus is, you get to see the images up front before paying for them! Sophie and Pippin opted for a gorgeous portrait album of 20 images and a lovely large wall storyboard.
Call the studio to on 9336 5552 if you think this service could be for you!