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Jac, Ben and baby NoahSydney Newborn Session

I love being asked to do a newborn session. The awe and joy in the faces of Mama bear and Papa bear blows me away. So let me introduce you to Jac and Ben and their 6 day old ball of newness Noah. I spent the afternoon with them in their home, documenting them hold him gently and cooing and gazing at him and cuddling together in the warmth of their home while the wind blew outside. A baby is like the love spilling out of two people – thank you for having me there Jac and Ben!

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Jess and Joe say I Do

Jess and Joe met in Canada when Jess was there traveling. Since then they’ve lived in a few places around the globe, had a beautiful boy and recently tied the knot in Patong, in a beautiful intimate ceremony overlooking the water with gorgeous backlighting. 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Jess and ShaneSouth Coast Maternity Sessionsouth coast maternity

Jess and I met on the first day of year 7 at Loreto Kirribilli where we went to school. We sat next to each other as homeroom buddies, so to document this milestone for her and her love Shane was incredible. I drove to the South Coast and they showed me one of their favourite spots where Shane grew up. I noticed Jess had some ink on the back of her arm, and when I asked her what it meant she said ‘us’ in Italian. So here’s to celebrating the us that is you and Shane, and the baby growing inside you.

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Rhys

It’s so exciting to have my new website up after working on it for many months now. And to top it off, I am blogging a session with one of the first clients I had the pleasure of documenting. You can see the first session here. It really fills me up not just seeing how much my Breathing Light babies have grown, but also their blossoming personalities.

I came back to photograph the latest member to the family, Rhys. With his big procupine hair,  brown eyes and adoring family, it all came together to create a sweet session celebrating this beautiful family.

First, a comparison of Mia and her rabbit from our 2013 session and now :)

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A bit of Henry and WonderMaternity, Birth and Newborn Session

Today’s featured family are incredibly special to me. I met Natalie at the beginning of my Breathing Light journey, around the time she started her beautiful bespoke jewellery line.
When she contacted me to document the birth of her baby it was incredibly heart-warming to think I would be sharing the experience with her and Dan.

There are some images from their maternity session just weeks before they met Henry in the flesh. Documenting the progression from anticipation, to the strength of birth itself, to the comfort of home there is an authentic display of ‘soaking things in’. There was a sense of slowing down, of wonder and an abundance of tenderness. It is an affirmation for me to live with intention and curiosity.

I’m starting the images off with one of the last photos from our maternity session, with the last of the day’s rays kissing Natalie and the trees cocooning her and Henry.

And 11 days later…

Raquel & ClayKombi Weddings

This session for Kombi Weddings is one of my favourites, and Raquel and Clayton were the perfect couple for this. They are adventurers at heart and are constantly planning their next road trip, festival or a quick surf in between jobs. I wanted this session to be as rich in colour as they are, and I am so happy with how this shoot came together – with big amounts of love, giggles and the lightness that comes with hanging out with your best friend. This post is dedicated to all the adventurers and ‘beautiful messes’ – the imperfectly perfect person that lives in all of us.

Welcome to the world Maddie

I absolutely loved this session capturing 8 week new Madeline. Documenting her growing personality and the expressions she made and watching the way her parents loved and spoke to her was incredible. We took photos in their home and the light was magic. She played and slept and looked at me with such a steady gaze and I took so much joy in the few hours I was there. Here are a few photographs from our session, which also features Simba.

Serendipitously 10 years ago to the day (of our session) Dao and Bao started going out, and 4 years ago to the day they wed. This shoot was taken two months to the day Maddie was born.


Bianca and Russ say ‘I Do’ at Mali Brae Farm

I want to start this wedding off with an excerpt that Bianca sent me from the novel Jane Eyre. It is beautiful reflection of her and Russ:

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one”. Charlotte Bronte

Bianca and Russ said ‘I Do’ at Mali Brae Farm. It was my first time there and hopefully not my last. They got ready in cosy little cottages with a view of the whole farm and had a warm open fire going inside.
The ceremony was short and sweet before we explored the farm and took some photos under the magical sun. She had a mother-daughter dance which was incredibly special as they have a bond you can spot a mile away.

It was a wonderfully intimate day, below is the story from my eyes.

How beautiful is this light?