Family Portrait: the Tuite Family

05.01.2018

Today we had a lovely family photo shoot to welcome the newest member of the Tuite family into the world. At just three weeks old, their gorgeous boy was wide-eyed for most of the session. The family’s garden was a perfect backdrop for our photo shoot.

We really enjoy doing family shoots – it is so beautiful to watch and capture the love and connection between people, especially when there are a different generations involved.

Congratulations again on your beautiful family, Tash and Pete! Thank you for letting us capture your growing family – it was so much fun! We hope that you treasure these photos, especially as your kids will be grown up before you know it.

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Hannah & Jordan – 09.12.2017, Yaruga picnic area & Wagstaffe Hall

Hannah and Jordan got married at a beautiful spot in Rumbalara Reserve, Springfield. They had asked us to capture them and their bridal parties whilst getting ready at separate locations before the ceremony. This is always a nice opportunity to photograph bride and groom individually and with their bridal parties.

Both bridal parties were so relaxed, no pre-wedding jitters in sight. They simply enjoyed themselves – as they should! The boys in particular were so laid back that they seemed too concerned for a guy on TV being booked by the RBT to worry about the wedding ceremony coming up!

Both wedding parties then made their entrance to the ceremony in a beautiful retro VW bus. A short and sweet ceremony was followed by family photos and a few bridal shots, before we started heading down to the reception.

Family and friends were still putting their final touches on the decorations of Wagstaffe Hall, which looked beautiful. Hannah and Jordan had done most of the things themselves – from the flowers, to writing their vows to decorating the hall. Hats off to that!

We finished photographing just before dinner (mobile pizza- yum!) was served. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your reception, Hannah and Jordan! It was a pleasure being part of your day, and we wish you all the best for your future together.

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Family Portrait: the Schyvens Family

16.12.2017

We met this lovely couple and their three girls for a mini family photo shoot at Mount Penang Gardens in Kariong. It was a wise decision to meet in the morning, as humidity and heat was already building up.

We started off with a few photos of the sisters. Very cheeky and adorable, as you can see! Working with children is unpredictable – they may be in the mood and give you a big smile, or they may be shy and apprehensive. But you always get the raw emotion – we love that!

In our family shoots, we always try to take a few non-posed photos, to capture the energy of the day and the special family bond in its natural flow. It was a joy to photograph you, Schyvens family! Your girls are truly blessed to have each other.

“A sister is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”

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Family Portrait: the Dickerson Family

03.12.2007

It is always lovely to see families requesting a family photo session; too often our lives are just too busy, and getting our family photos done takes a back seat. You may take lots of photos of your kids growing up – but how often are you actually in those pictures yourself?

For our mini photo shoot with the Dickerson family we arranged to meet up at a quiet part of Mount Penang in Kariong. With the forecast of rain, we weren’t sure whether we could go ahead with the photo shoot, but it turned out to be a stunner of a day with lots of fun both in front and behind the camera.

Thank you for being such a joy to photograph, Dickerson family!

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Family Photo Shoot – Murphy & Constable Family

17.09.2017

No two family photo shoots are the same  – you never know what to expect when it comes to the different personalities, their connection and interaction with each other. This family was so much fun! They had some good laughs with each other, which made for a relaxed atmosphere and showed how close a family they are.

Doing a family photo shoot with babies can be tricky, since their sleep pattern, comfort level and hunger determine whether they are happy to pose for you at all. Unfortunately we weren’t very lucky that day – Baby Aurora was a bit too tired to show us her beautiful face much and eventually even fell asleep! The family just rolled with it – whilst Aurora needed a little break we kept photographing the rest of the family.

Thank you for letting us capture your lovely family at Shelly Beach (and for braving the bindies on the grass…)!

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Colin & Anne – Engagement shoot at Norah Head

24.08.2017

What a stunner of a winter’s day it was! Sunny, with bright blue skies and a few cloudy patches, all with the beautiful backdrop of a lighthouse. Colin and Anne had chosen Norah Head as a location for their engagement photoshoot. It is a place with special meaning to them, as this is where they got engaged. As it was a weekday, we pretty much had the whole beach area to ourselves. The wind proved to be a bit challenging, especially for Anne’s hairdo, but it also created lots of laughs.

The couple were both nervous in the beginning – not knowing what to expect. It’s not everyday that you have photoshoot, but these two never even had their photo taken at all (except a few selfies). We were happy to change that! Anne was smiling the whole time, and with every photo they both seemed to relax a bit more and not worry too much about the camera following them. Their fun personalities came through, and these two didn’t mind getting their feet wet at all.

Thank you, Colin and Anne, for trusting us with the whole process and for getting out of your comfort zone. We wish you all the best for your wedding planning!

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Nathan & Lucy – Terrigal, 05.08.2017

05.08.2017

Today we had the pleasure to capture a beautiful intimate wedding ceremony at Terrigal. Nathan and Lucy only had their closest family and friends present, including their two adorable daughters. The winter weather showed its best behaviour – perfect for an outdoor wedding. The couple chose a lookout at Terrigal Haven for their ceremony, overlooking the ocean. It was a lovely ceremony, held by celebrant Sheree Ward, and it was obvious how much this commitment means to the couple, a few nerves but lots of smiles inclusive.

The reception was held at Splash Restaurant, and we managed to snap a few pictures of the newlywed couple in the short time between ceremony and reception.

Nathan and Lucy, thank you for being so laid back and easy to work with! We wish you and your beautiful family all the happiness for the future.

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