Oliver's Dad couldn't make it to the newborn shoot, so his parents decided to wait a month and they had a sunset beach session at Dayman Beach, Hervey bay.
Baby Arlowe's first outing was to my photography studio, she was 4 days old and such a perfect sleeper for her newborn photography.
Hervey Bay, Queensland Family Photography
This Family contacted me about their family dog, which wasn't well and wanted to incorporate her into photos because they didn't know the amount of time she had left, This day in particular was the happiest she had been in a while they said, she usually wasn't walking around but that day she seemed HAPPY. So family, dog and sunset at the beach making some very special memories for this family.
Hervey Bay, Queensland Newborn Photography
Oliver came to the Hervey Bay studio with his mother and grandmother at 4 weeks old by this time babies are starting to wake up, stretch out a bit more, so while i couldn't guarantee those sleepy, curly shots, i do say that by this age we can get some adorable awake shots, and Oliver didn't disappoint. Not only did we manage to get awake shots, we got sleepy mum, and mum nanna oliver images as well. Just goes to show, all babies can suprise you.
Hervey Bay, Queensland
Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photographer
For ever since i remember i have loved photographs, i loved looking through photographs as a child of when i was a baby and of my parents when they were young. Then through out my teenage years i had film cameras which drove my mum insane about paying for all my rolls of films, I loved taking photos of family, friends, special events. Then came digital camera, i think my first was like a fancy one and it was 5mp camera with a 128 mb card. Well i loved it, allowed me to take TONS more photos and i would spend time and money printing out every single one of them. This was when i was in my last year at high school.
When i had my first child my photographing sky rocketted. Of course i made this little human i wasnt going to miss out on those tiny hands and feet.
Then i purchased my first 'big' DSLR camera. I feel in love with the ability to control the camera and turn my images into something i love. That was 9 years ago now.
It wasnt until 2013 that i started taking my photography to the next level and started taking photos of other people. I begged family and friends for the opportunity to take their photos, My camera was strapped to me constantly.
The biggest push behind my love of taking photos stems from memories, i am a hoarder of memories, i have all the letters my friends wrote my in high school stuck in scrap books, Little pieces of 'stuff' that i held onto because i wanted to remember that time. But photos, well i love photos and that they have the ability to take you back to that time, Those feelings you had. The ones that pull on my heart strings the most are the ones where i have just given birth to our children. you remember the pain, the strength that you had to pull from inside and the over whelming love for this tiny little person that you have just waited 9 months to cuddle and hold in your arms. For me, photography is about capturing those memories.
Photograph taken by Mel Board Photography.
Photographing families at such significant stages for me is my way to give to others the love i have for capturing memories. I really want you to have these photos to cherish, there are sessions where while editing it has taken my breathe away because the memory of the moment would be something i would cherish.
Everyone has the ability to capture those precious memories and moments, The phone in your hand is the perfect device to capture that split second moment your child is doing something for the first time, or something funny. Or it may be a loved one that it might be the last time you see that person. Been able to look back of those photos when your children are older, or that time in your life has changed or that person has passed, can rip you from reality and instantly transport you back to that time. And for your children, it could mean having those pictures of you after you have gone. So i want you all to take those photos of your children, special events, everyday life when the house is a mess and you feel like your going insane. Also be in those photos, and mums we are all self conscious about something we could point it out in every picture but your children don't see those imperfections they see you, their mother.
Birth Photography is slowly becoming one of those elements that every birthing mother needs, After having 5 children it is very hard to remember all those details about each birth and using a birth photographer for my 4th and 5th i absoluetly love looking at the photos, When choosing a photographer i thought long and hard what i would like and what others need in their birth photographer so here is a list that i complied of questions to ask .
A birth photographer’s aim is to not invade personal space or make you feel uncomfortable. The role of the birth photographer is to capture all the moments as they happen, at home, in a birthing centre, in a hospital. Birth Photography is about capturing the journey of labour as you welcome your child earth side. It is the first touch, the first breath, the first cry… moments you don’t ever want to forget. (Birth Photographers Australia)
Questions to ask Your Birth Photographer.
1. Experience - Photographers either choose a specialty or they capture many types of different photography? When choosing a birth photographer you may ask how many births have you captured? Do you use flash?
2. You want to choose a photographer that you connect with, What about their style do you like? Meet with your photographer before the big day maybe even a few times to make sure your photographer knows exactly what you want. Also remember this person is going to be there during an extreme emotional time a connection is a must.
3. Ask how far the photographer is from the hospital and when is the optimal time to arrive at the hospital? Make sure you know what happens if labour stalls or if there is an emergency, Also you could ask if your photographer captures C-sections.
4. When inquiring about price make sure you know the exact price and what they offer products with a minimum spend or digital images. Ask do they offer payment plans and if they offer packages with maternity or newborn sessions. Also if they have a cancellation policy.
5. Discuss with your photographer if they have a back up photographer just in case and if they understand the policies of the hospital.
Most of all share your concerns with your birth photographer, and also exactly what you want, Birth photographer are more than willing to capture as much or as little graphic as you want. But most of all they want to capture those emotions. They do quickly fade and you start to forget those little moments. Having a birth photographer means you can look back at your images and be reminded all over again.