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!

 

Baby Evie and Family | Sydney Family Lifestyle Photographer

A family sitting in a grassy field at sunset

From my very first communication with Diane, I just knew this was going to be a fun session! 3 littlies under 3 would mean I’d be kept on my toes! In my client questionnaire, Diane mentioned that “We would like to remember the happiness and youth of our children – like the way they run and play. The way they show each other love. The way we show them love (which as adults they will know but not necessarily remember) – kisses, cuddles etc the joy of us as a family”. Such a great answer! I couldn’t wait to capture this special new chapter for them and convey their relationship and family bond.

Baz and Ivy with their cheeky little smiles and cracker of a personality both had me in stitches with their antics. So full of energy, they had me tearing about this grassy field trying to keep up with them! Then taking energy levels down a notch, they each showed such a tender and caring side towards their little sister, Evie – sitting in mums lap and stroking her head, or gently holding her tiny hands.

Even dad, Glenn, enjoyed the session. He was such a trooper keeping up with the kids energy levels, spinning them around and around, zooming them like aeroplanes – I think he was extremely relieved to sit down for some quiet cuddles after that!

Thank you Diane for bringing your gorgeous little family out for me to photograph! x

 

Carter | 9 Month Baby Milestone Session

9 month old baby boy's big blue eyes

I first got lost in these adorably cheeky blue eyes around 6 months ago. Carter had just had his Christening and his mum wanted some shots of him in his gown (which had come all the way from Millan!) before they moved house, so that they could have that memory of him and their time in their home. I was instantly wrapped around his little finger because of his enormous blue eyes and cheeky little grin.

So fast forward 6 months and his stunning mamma Trish called me up and we chatted about how their newborn session had focused on his bond with daddy, but she wanted something special to document her bond with him. We discussed the possibility of creating some sort of Vogue cover shoot capturing mum and bub together. Since I shoot on location and don’t have a studio, we decided to rent this gorgeous little space from Le Petit Studio Blanc and it could not have been more perfect! Carter was his usual charming self and his mum absolutely rocked the glam look!

We shot for around 3 hours and sweet little Carter did not waver at any point during the entire session! He was such a little champ and thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of being in his birthday suit and playing in mum’s massive tule skirt. Thank you so much to Trish & Carter for inviting me to capture this precious bond between you! xx

 

A big thanks goes out to Le Petite Studio Blanc for the use of this beautiful natural light studio in Surry Hills, Sydney.