Cloudy With A Chance of Family Portraits

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  Asako and her family had driven from Avalon, up at the northern end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to Bronte – about an hour’s drive away in the Eastern Suburbs – for their family portraits. I was a bit worried about the weather, and if we’d get rained out or not, given how far Asako had driven to see me! I was so humbled that they’d driven so far to have me photograph their family, that I was determined to make it work, one way Read More

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Are you an Existing Client of ours? Have you been thinking about updating your family portraits? Did you know Mother’s Day is only FOUR weeks away? We’re into our 3rd week of our 10th Birthday Celebration, and we’ve got a fabulous special offer this week for all of our existing clients. Did I mention that Family Portraits are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day for yourself, your wife, or your Mum? ;-) On top of offering Free Portrait Sessions in 2014 for all existing clients Read More

Family Portraits at Sydney Park

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For some reason, clouds followed me when I shot these family portraits at Sydney Park with Nicole and Jason. I photographed their wedding back in 2009, they’ve since added two lovely boys to their family. What’s even more unusual is that the clouds followed us on their wedding day too – we only narrowly escaped rain at the ceremony, snuck out for some beautiful sunshine at Observatory Hill for some location shots, before getting rained in at the reception! The good news is that the rain held Read More

Family Photographer Interviews – #1 Angela and Chad

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This is the first in a series of Family Photographer Interviews. In this series – starting in Week 2 of our 10th Birthday Celebration – I will be interviewing some of our long-term clients about their experiences with us, and why photography is so important to them. Today’s interview is with Angela and Chad, a gorgeous couple who met with me about shooting their wedding back in 2008. Over the years we’ve been in touch quite regularly, and have become great friends. The relationships I Read More

Extended Family Portraits: Marti’s family at home

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  I recently photographed some extended family portraits for Marti and her whole family, at her family home. Marti and I met years ago at a personal development course, and at the time, two of her children were about to jet-off to the UK to live and work for a while. Marti asked me to photograph the soon-to-depart kids in the Botanic Gardens, and since then, I’ve been fortunate to be asked to photograph Sally and Lachlan’s wedding, and now this full extended family portraits Read More

Family photos at Bondi Beach

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It looked like it was going to rain. I had arrived at Bondi a little early to enjoy some time watching the surf, while I waited for Anita and her family, for their family photo shoot. We had arranged to meet at the new – amazing – North Bondi SLSC building. (Incidentally, if you’re interested in reading a great assessment of the architecture, check out this article by Sam de Brito of the Sydney Morning Herald. Personally, the mosaic exterior of the building reminds me Read More

Family Portraits: Why I Disagree With My Clients All The Time

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Lucinda’s portraits were going to be all about the kids. She was very clear on this point. She didn’t want to be photographed, and wanted me to focus on the children. I made it very clear that I completely accepted her perspective, but that I disagreed, and I would definitely be photographing her whole family – her included. This is a common conversation I have with families. Many of my portrait clients would much rather I focus purely on their children, and leave them out Read More

Somewhere ‘tween Jan 2013 and Jan 2014

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Like many parents, today was the first day back into school routine. Today as we do every year, we photographed Indrani for her first day back at school. We marvelled once again at where time has gone. It only seems like yesterday we were photographing her for her first day in Kindergarten. Yet here we are today, photographing her as she moves into Year 3! Our baby girl, who was 7 weeks premature weighing in at 1.84 kilos, is now almost as tall as me Read More

Energetic beach portraits at Maroubra

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For today’s post, I want to share a story of beach portraits. But more than that, I wanted to tell you a story of finding my voice and identifying my style after almost ten years of being a professional photographer. Telling the right stories A few months ago I was putting together images for the Australian Professional Photography Awards, and I started thinking really hard about what sort of photographer I am, and what I enjoy the most. More than that, I thought deeply about Read More

Family Beach Portraits: Oh my GOSH!

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About a month ago I met Belinda and Joe and their family for some family beach portraits at Little Bay – a beautiful, secluded beach on the southern fringes of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Belinda initially heard about us through some fundraising we did with her son’s school, and was determined to get some great family portraits at their local beach. We all were thrilled with the weather on the day – a gentle breeze, warm temperatures, and a cracker sunset all rolling in. One of Read More