Posted on May 23, 2012

The day I met Jacob he was seven weeks old & had just started to smile – and boy, did he like to show it off!  In fact, he was having such a good time smiling & being snuggled by his Mum & Dad that we weren’t sure that we’d be able to get him to sleep, but in the end we won, and he drifted off just long enough to grab a few snaps of him sleeping.

Such a sweet, happy little fellow, with such incredible eyes.  You could look at them all day … and I’m sure his parents do just that!  I admit that I nabbed him at one point to demonstrate a pose I was after and kept him for quite a lengthy cuddle – I couldn’t help myself!

Claire & Micah – thank you so much for allowing me into your home to photograph your beautiful little family, it was such a lovely way to spend the morning!


Just look at that grin! I think it’s almost impossible not to smile back at him.

More smiles …

How incredible are his eyes?  No doubt he’ll be beating the girls off with a stick in a few years!

 Such a perfect little family – so happy, and so in love.  Seeing this image reminds me of when we became a family of three.

Now … did I mention Jacob liked to smile?


And for something a little different, we finished off the session with some snaps of Claire & Micah’s other babies – these two beautiful boys below.


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Posted on May 15, 2012

When you’re the photographer of the family – professional or amateur – you don’t tend to make it into many photos.  You spend so much time documenting the little things about your family, but somehow one of the key ingredients always seems to be missing – you.

I am incredibly lucky in that one of my very best friends is an amazingly talented photographer – Karen Pfeiffer.  She has photographed my pregnancy, Charlotte as a newborn, as well as her first and second birthday portraits.  She is responsible for some of my most favourite photographs of the three of us, and for that I am eternally grateful.  I’m not so grateful for the 800 or so kilometres that separate us … but I still manage to nick across to Radelaide a few times a year!

So, on my last trip to see Karen it was time for some payback – time to get that gorgeous girl in front of the camera for a change, and capture a few moments of her with her beautiful brood.  These guys & girls may not be blood, but they are my family & I’m very blessed to have them all in my life.

Charlotte even named her little dollhouse baby after Grace – how adorable is that?

My darling Karen, thank you so much for letting me pay you back ever so slightly for all of the photographs you’ve taken of the three of us.  It was equal parts terrifying & wonderful to be photographing ‘The Master’.  Love you heaps! xo

This is my favourite kind of photograph – candid & natural.  I love seeing the bond between siblings, it’s such a special thing to see.

And just a few of her gorgeous babies … these kids are like my “extras”.  I absolutely adore them.

Harry is usually Mr Sensible (he’s adorable, it’s like he was born a little old man) – but he can still get his groove on!

And one last image to finish off with … poor Gracie.  The look on her face cracks me up!  It’s like “Really?  You’re really doing this to me?”

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