The Mann Family | Sydney Family Photographer | Elysium Photography

It is always a little nerve-wracking when a fellow photographer asks you to document their family. Thankfully, Shannon and her adorable family completely set me at ease and we spent a magical afternoon tearing around Lennox Bridge.

We had to split their photography session up into 2 parts because our first session there had to be shortened due to maintenance work on the bridge. Shannon wished to capture her breastfeeding journey coming to and end and the close bond shared with their baby girl at this important milestone.

Our second session was timed to coincide with little miss Abigail turning one. It’s amazing how much children can grow and change in such a short period of time, and I feel so blessed that I was able to freeze time for this special little family!

 

Uriah & Family | Sydney Family Photographer | Elysium Photography

Parents hold hands with their little boy as he giggles with delight

This is my 4th session with this beautiful little family, and every time I see them, I marvel at just how much little Uriah has grown and changed since the last time I photographed him! I first met Nathan and Heidi at the PBC Expo and we booked in their maternity photo session. Just weeks after that, little Uriah was born and I met this sweet newborn baby. This was made even more special with Heidi’s mum visiting from Canada to meet her newest family member. A short 6 months ahead and Nathan’s parents came to visit their grandson all the way from Canada, so we took a trip down to the local beach to photograph a very special family session. Now that Uriah has just turned 18 months, it was delightful to document his transformation from baby to a funny, talkative, affectionate, energetic little boy! We decided to head back to where it all began, at the very same location we used for Nathan & Heidi’s maternity photo session. It is so incredible to witness all of the changes that can happen in close to 2 years!

 

Cora Turns ONE! | Sydney Family Photographer | Elysium Photography

Sweet little Cora made me work hard for our photo session! She could pull off the best ever Angry Cat impersonation I have ever seen from a one year old. After taking a while to warm up to the funny lady with a camera, we finally got to see her radiant little smile and personality.

Surrounded by lush green paperbark forrest, we enjoyed a rather spectacular golden sunset as Cora enjoyed giggles and games with her parents and we managed to photograph so many adorable expressions. I may have had to pull out all the stops to get the smiles from this little lady, but boy was it worth it!

 

The Mignemi Family | Sydney Family Photographer | Elysium Photography

Each and every one of my photography clients are absolute rock stars! It’s not easy to get in front of a camera and laugh along with someone you have only just met! This little family killed it!!

Despite their 3 little people each going in different directions, they stayed as cool as a cucumber and managed to laugh and enjoy their session! I may have needed to pull out all the stops and tricks to keep all 3 of them entertained, and conjure up some photoshop magic (sooo many head swaps!), but what an incredible session!

Delivering their beautiful printed images yesterday made me feel so humbled to know that those gorgeous works of art will be gracing their walls for a lifetime of enjoyment. Thank you Mignemi family for allowing me to capture this special time for you!

 

The Khoury Family | Sydney Lifestyle Photographer | Elysium Photography

Each and every one of my clients are total rock stars with their own unique story for me to capture. Often, I meet an extraordinary family that I just connect with and feel like we have known each other for years – this was one such family!

The bond they shared and their tender, devoted parenting mirrored my approach to my own children. We shared a magical afternoon of fun, laughter, games, cuddles and one EPIC SUNSET!! Their gorgeous boys looked so angelic in the afternoon light, and parents, David and Tania, even snuck in some adorable couples shots. In their questionnaire, Tania noted that the boys are very cheeky and smiley – well they did not disappoint there! Their beautiful little smiles and bubbly personalities had me captivated throughout the entire session!

I am super excited to receive their prints and photo album back from my print lab and to see their stunning images displayed in their home for a lifetime of enjoyment! Thank you so much David and Tania for bringing your gorgeous family my way! xx

 

Baby Eveleigh | Sydney Newborn Photographer | Elysium Photography

Parents gaze adoringly at their newborn daughter during an in-home photo session

I was blessed with the honour of photographing this beautiful couple’s wedding just over a year ago, and was recently blessed again with documenting their newest addition, sweet little Eveleigh!

During their in-home lifestyle photography session, we were joined with Adam’s two older daughters, as well as Adam & Jenna’s first daughter, Estelle. They had a marvellous time admiring Eveleigh’s tiny features, giggling at how much fun it was to sit in dad’s lap (even if they thought they were too big to fit) and enjoying some cuddly time with the new little sister they are clearly besotted with! Their close and connected bond was certainly evident in each and every image we captured!

Thank you Adam and Jenna for asking me to document this incredible new chapter in your lives! I am truly humbled with being able to witness your little family growing!

 

Milena & Family | South Sydney Maternity Photographer | Elysium Photography

A pregnant couple stand embracing and lovingly hold the woman belly

The biggest compliment that you can receive as a professional photographer is having another photographer book you for their own photography session! Milena and her hubby were expecting their third child and so we decided to head to one of the beautiful jewels of the South Coast for our beach session. Milena looked absolutely radiant in this gorgeous MIA gown from Nest Maternity. With the incredible October sunset behind us, Milena and her little family enjoyed snuggles, belly rubs and frolicking in the sand.

Since our session, they have welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their family. Thanks so much for coming out to play, I had a magical evening with the 4 and a half of you! xx