Category archives: Portrait Stories

Sydney Maternity SessionGoddess Jo

I’ve become a little obsessed with what Motherhood means and the intimacy and potency of bringing a soul earth side. The vessel that you become to grow a human being is incredible and such a special time to look back on. To see how your body changed sure but within these pictures I hope you witness the strength and softness that naturally evolves within to be as mighty as winds of change that brings on the physical birth experience itself.

Mothers, you are Queens.

If you are thinking about a session, please get in touch – I’d love to reflect your power, your joy and anticipation to you.

Sydney Maternity SessionDan and Chris welcome their first

Chris and Dan celebrating the anticipation and pre-arrival of their little girl Arlo

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Sydney Newborn SessionNoah - Two weeks new

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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South Coast Underwater Maternity SessionJess and Shane welcome their first

Celebrating the time before two become three and the start of a new life

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Northern Beaches Family SessionGnanadickam Family

A crazy messy all encompassing love.

They’re the words that came to me during this session with the Gnanadickam family. It was wonderful to meet them and make space for this family to play. To witness and capture them in their element together. To observe the way Sanjay and Lorraine looked at each other and their kids; and talk to me about the changes they’ve seen in their inquisitive, affectionate and open-hearted children; qualities that are innate but have very intentionally been nurtured.

Meet the Gnanadickam family.

 

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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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Maternity, Birth and Newborn SessionHenry's journey Earth Side

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…

Arlo arrives

Arlo’s newborn session was very significant for me. His big brother Keenan was the first baby I photographed under Breathing Light! And three years later I find myself with the whole family, immersed in golden light on the 4th day of the new year and I am photographing Ashleigh and Adrian’s second boy Arlo, and documenting Keenan as he fits into his big brother shoes. It was incredible to observe how much my ‘first Breathing Light baby’ had grown and to see this family of four together celebrating the newest member to their tribe.