You might notice that my images and style are a little different from most newborn & family photographers based here in and around Perth & Fremantle.
Over the years I’ve discovered how important it is to keep things simple. To focus on the little joys, connections and moments. I don’t over complicate my images with props, colours or fancy ‘things’, although I enjoy little trinkets!
Why my style you might wonder? - Well, because quite simply, you, your newborn, baby, and family are absolutely perfect – just the way you all are.
For years I’ve been obsessed with simplicity and minimalism. Trying to find ways to ‘slow down’ this chaotic crazy life ….
I am driven to create images which capture the connection, simplicity, love, curiosity, chaos and calmness that is children and family life. I strive to create a beautiful experience where my families can relax, away from the distractions of everyday life, and take time to celebrate their small people, and this amazing thing called family.
Because you see… I can’t just slow it down.
When I think about my Newborn, Baby & family photography and what I want to achieve, 3 words spring to mind:
Emotive - For me, it is imagery that is stripped back so that it moves you. Nothing superfluous or distracting. The aim is to create images that when you look at them, 40 years from now, or even 10 (when the teenage years are upon you...), they move you and bring back those intense feelings and memories that you've shared and created with your little one. Feelings that are so overwhelming that the images move you to tears.
Timeless - That is just it, my images are meant to be as amazing and beautiful in 40 years as they are now. I create my art and photography with this in mind, which basically means that my end goal is for you to have that tangible image or product in your hands as an heirloom piece that you can pass on.
Think about when you look through your memory boxes and albums today and you see images of your mum or dad or even your grandparents when they were babies or younger people, look at these images and let yourself get carried away, with their stories, the could, woulds, what ifs and when's...
Now think how happy and proud you are that you are able to cherish and keep these photographs and hold on to those stories.
Simple - Simple can sometimes be a negative word, but used in the right context it has valuable meaning.
For me it's simple. Strip it all away and you are left with an amazing image of your family. No distractions by a frog or bumble bee outfit, just your little one, in their purest, most beautiful form, for you to soak up and cherish forever. I’ve thrown traditional parent posing out of the window, and tend to have a more "lifestyle" approach when posing parents with their little ones and as a family.
I print in-house, my prints have been perfectly crafted to where, according to some "could hang in a gallery" (insert blushing emoji!). My prints are archival and on the most beautiful fine art paper.
This also means you head home after the Viewing appointment, with your prints! I have to admit that it is handy to have the digitals, so all my packages includes the high resolution image of the chosen print. In my opinion, you end up with the best of both worlds.
If you’d like to capture today, just head to the gift voucher page to purchase your session, or click on the link below to ask more questions.
BEHIND THE CAMERA
I’m a small town Fremantle photographer, and woman in business with big dreams. I also really like Cheese, Wine, G&Ts & Chocolate, oh and puppies!
I've been keepin' it real since 1987....
I have a contagious laugh and more patience than Mary Poppins, plus I can coax a smile out of the most stubborn toddler! The real reason I'm known for being a "baby whisperer" and being so "cool" with the kids are, that Im just a big kid myself, and it means I can just be my silly self!
Your family is amazing. That's what I think at least. Professional, studio portraiture celebrates you and the legacy that you are making. Images of you in your home will bring to life the love you share and the adventures you have together. And when you walk by it everyday, you'll get an overwhelming feeling of joy, love, giggles and nostalgic purpose flowing through your veins.
My goal is to make those images be more and more valuable to you every year that passes.
And when professional imagery is printed and designed to coordinate with your home and its decor, all of sudden you are your art.
An investment so worth it, you'll wonder how you could have ever lived without it. Especially when your little ones grow, change and discover before your eyes. Remembering Â those looks, grins, smirks, and oh-so-them growth stages will seem like you want to keep a grip on the past. They grow too fast!