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Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wedding PhotosLoved spending the day with this great couple – so much fun!  Thanks for letting me tag along on your wedding day and capture all the fun, excitement and odd happy tear.  To view the highlights gallery be sure to take a look here.

 
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Belair Country Club weddingVibrant colours, stunning handcrafted details and lots of happy smiles for the wedding of Mr & Mrs R last weekend.  This couple sure knew how to throw a party!  From the moment guests arrived, they knew they were in for a wedding to remember.  The boys arrived in style in 2 Ford Mustang’s, the girls choosing a Combi van to deliver them safely to the wedding.  With plenty of laughs, lots of beautiful afternoon sun and a group of people ready to have a great time, the photo opportunities were endless!  If you would like to view the highlights gallery, we would love you to take a look.  Gallery Here!

 
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Adelaide pregnancy photography studioPreparing for your maternity photography session

Its such a fleeting time, and forgotten so quickly – pregnancy.  Towards the end of pregnancy, many women choose to visit the studio and create maternity portraits.  Some create artwork for their walls, some choose to design a personal intimate album of their session to reflect back on in years to come.

I’ve decided to put together a few hints and tips to help you prepare for your session using the most asked questions I get about pregnancy photos.

1. When should I book my maternity session?

It’s best to book your maternity session when you are around 34-36 weeks pregnant.  Your belly will be nice and round without being super uncomfortable.  There is quite a bit of posing involved in a pregnancy shoot to create those gorgeous lines, being at the very end of your pregnancy can be uncomfortable when holding poses for more than a few seconds.  If you are expecting twins or triplets, being closer to 30 weeks gestation is recommended.

2. What should I wear?

If you have something special you would like to be photographed in, wear it to your session.  Otherwise the studio has a wide range of drapes and wraps to show of your baby bump.  I always ask mums to be to wear nude underwear, it works for most sessions.  Also bring along a pair of black briefs as a second option.  Avoid tight fitting clothes 2 hours prior to your session, it minimizes markings on your skin, especially around your tummy.

3. To tan or not to tan?

Please don’t – you will look more orange than you think.  If you are having photos with your partner and or children during the session, it will be more obvious than not.  In post production its easier to enhance your natural skin tone to make sure you are glowing than to remove fake tan – especially around hands etc where it tends to not cover as evenly.

4. How much makeup should I wear?

Keep your makeup light and natural looking – its the age old – less is best approach and it works.

5. I have a specific shot I’d like to try during my session…

Great! Let me know well in advance of your session.  Planning is the key to creating stunning images.  We can chat about what it is you are after and work through the logistics prior to the session.  In the event I need to prepare something specifically to create something for you it needs to be arranged prior to arriving at the studio.

6. Should I have a studio or outdoor session?

The choice is yours.  If you love the look of images on the beach – guess where we are headed?  Keep in mind the time of year.  Many maternity clients choose the comfort and privacy of the studio, especially over the cooler months.  If you are in the great outdoors, we make and clothing changes as discreetly as possible – but if you want to show off that bump for your photos you may at times have some interested onlookers.  The studio on the other hand can be heated or cooled to suit your taste, and if your keen full nude poses are an option (but I’ll never force you to do anything beyond your comfort zone).

More information about maternity and pregnancy photography sessions can be found on our website.

If you have any further suggestions for information about maternity sessions you would like to see added here – drop me an email or use the contact form, I’d love to hear your suggestions!

 

 
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This little lady was a dream.  Her perfect tiny features begged to be photographed.  She has a wonderful big brother who adores her.  I loved every minute of this session.

The past few months have been busy to say the least, so much so that I haven’t posted images here in quite some time.  I’ve had the privileged of photographing lots of little ones, many families and hundreds of kindy children in a few short months.

The studio inventory is growing to the point of bursting, each newborn session I’ve added little knitted sets and textured layers, its like Christmas every week as new stock arrives.

It may be Winter in Adelaide but many families have taken the opportunity to rug up and explore the parks and gardens to create family portraits before their little ones grow too fast.

Thanks to all the families who have trusted me with to be their newborn baby photographer, family portrait maker and the centres who allow me to create beautiful childcare and kindy portraits for all their families.

The next few months we go into overdrive, I love being this busy, it’s what I thrive on.  Many families are booking their portrait sessions well in advance, meaning the weekends towards the end of the year are starting to fill fast – some weekends in November are already booked out.

To all my wonderful clients who continue to return to update their family portraits, thank you.  Without you I could not do what I love every day.  Your support by spreading the word means so much.  x

 

 
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Adelaide Hills wedding Photography Monarto Zoo wedding photos Wedding Photography Adelaide HillsIt was a great day at Monarto Zoo for Felicity & Ray’s wedding. The bridal party of 12 had a blast, the boys keep everyone amused with a long list of jokes throughout the day. The ceremony was conducted Algate Ceremonies on the giraffe platform.  Guests were treated to a beautiful ceremony with giraffes and zebras creating a unique backdrop.  Thanks for allowing me to spend the day with you both!

To view more images from the day, please visit our online gallery.

 
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Adelaide wedding in Rundle Mall Bride prep photos Grooms Wedding Prep PhotosEvery single detail was perfect, not a thing out of place, this was a dream wedding!  The creative photos were all taken in the heart of Rundle Mall – so much fun.  Our bridal party of 12 provided entertainment to lots of Saturday afternoon shoppers.  We had giant balloons filling the sky as Adriana and Seth danced for a crowd of well over 100 onlookers.  A spontaneous kiss erupted a cheer from the crowd, the atmosphere was electric, creating many beautiful images.  Of the hundreds of photos from the day, I’ve created a gallery of a few dozen to show you what a great time we had.  This is a wedding I’ll never forget!  I’d love you to pop over to the gallery to view Adriana & Seth’s wedding day. T

 
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Kids photos AdelaideSchool holidays have been and gone – its been quite a while since I’ve taken time out to photograph my own kids.  I fixed that last week!  My eldest boy is loosing teeth at a rate of knots and growing up in so many ways.  My baby boy – as a kindy kid makes me smile with his fascination and enthusiasm for his world.  To top it all off, they are both enjoying each others company and for the most part playing harmoniously together. It’s a beautiful age and I’m soaking it up!  This photo was a result of dragging a toy wagon a good distance through the park on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the hope of getting a photo of my 2 boys having some fun.  A small slope, fallen Autumn leaves and a desire to crash in to the bushes at the bottom of the “hill” resulted in portraits of my boys that will make it to my walls!  These photos are not just pictures to me – they are a beautiful memory of a wonderful outing with my boys – carefree spirits – and a time in their lives where life is wonderful, without pressure.  I really am living the dream – I get to enjoy my kids by taking time out during the school holidays, and have a career that I love – not too many people can say that, and I’m grateful.  Life is good. x

 
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Adelaide Pregnancy Photography StudioPregnancy photography is an exciting time – you are about to welcome the newest member to your family! Our aim during a maternity photo session is to make you feel beautiful and look amazing, being sensitive, subtle and creating amazing images you will love.  We want you images to stand the test of time, to be able to look back in a generation or even two and be proud of the art we create together.

Studio sessions allow privacy no matter what the weather is outdoors.  We keep backgrounds clean and simple, your beautiful curves and the light create fine art pieces that will adorn your walls.  Nothing else is required to tell the story.

Outdoors we can create your images with beautiful surroundings, a stunning sunset beach on a warm Summers night or a park at dawn in the crisp Autumn air – every season there are many opportunities to work with.

It’s best to contact us before you are 7 months pregnant for a session in the eighth month.  Many women choose to have their maternity portrait session as close to their due date as possible but consider getting in a little earlier, we want you to feel beautiful and confident during your session.

Everyone asks what should I wear?  If you plan on wearing one or two of our many wraps and maternity gowns, simply wear nude colour underwear. Bring a second set of dark coloured briefs and bra to allow for other options.  Our maternity gowns are one size fits most, we can have a chat prior to your session if you have seen a particular gown on our website you would like included to ensure availability.  If you are planning a studio session bring along any items of undergarments you would like to use.  You can show as little or as much skin as you wish.  You are always photographed by a female photographer and we always ensure your images are tasteful and discretion is used at all times.

 
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Twins photo shootIt seriously does not get any cuter than this!  Bright and early on a Saturday morning (mum and dad are beyond super human to get twin 7 month old boys and their not even 2 year old sister to the studio at this hour!!) we set to work extracting smile after smile from these beautiful kids.  After 45 short minutes, I’d worn these two out, ready for their morning nap.  Head over to the gallery to see all of the images from the session – and if these don’t make you smile, nothing will.  Can’t wait to chase you two boys around the park when you turn one! x

 
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Wedding Photos Adelaide 2015Adelaide Wedding Photography Pinky Flat

It doesn’t get any better than this!  Great people, great locations and PERFECT wedding weather.  Thanks to All Occasion Limousines for going the extra mile and making my day that bit easier in and around Adelaide’s CBD for photos.  You can see the highlights from this great wedding day in our gallery.