For a very long time, I travelled to clients homes for newborn sessions. There are some advantages to this. The main advantage is that Mum and Dad don’t have to worry about packing up and heading out the door for their photoshoot. However, there are many advantages to the studio model. The main advantage is that I can have consistency of light. By using my lights, I know and control the space to produce the best lit images possible. Another advantage is that all of my props, hats, blankets and accessories are available should anyone ask for them. For these reasons, I am formally shifting my newborn focus from that of an on-location photographer, to a studio based one.

My home studio is located in Oatlands. Most people haven’t heard of Oatlands. It’s a small, leafy suburb nestled between Carlingford, North Rocks, Dundas and North Parramatta. It’s a short drive from the Inner West, including Concord, Canada Bay, Picnic Point and the Hills area, including Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills.

In the short term, I will still continue to service Sydney as a mobile Sydney newborn photographer. When the studio is established, I will make a decision as to whether or not this is a service I will continue with.

I look forward to bringing you some progress photos of my little studio coming to life. We will be having a mini version of “The Block” going on here. In the meantime, I’ve been practicing using the space with some little clients.

This is sweet baby Lewis. Lewis came to the studio with Mum and Grandma, and he was a dream for my inaugural studio newborn shoot. I hope you love Lewis’ images as much as I do.

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I am trying to convince this Mamma to have another baby, given she makes such cute ones!! They were both born with a head full of hair and beautiful, full cheeks. I am told that Olivia is a little bit naughty, but I can’t believe it, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth!!

For this session, I wanted to try out a new digital backdrop. It’s nice to add something new to a newborn photography session, but given that I drive all around Sydney for newborn sessions, it’s often hard to get lots of props to the clients’ home. With the benefit of photoshop, we can create these beautiful images without the stress of moving baby around. I am planning to add more to my composite collection, which I am sure will make my husband happy, as we might not have quite as many purchases coming through the door!! Watch this space.

I hope you love these pictures of big sister Olivia and her adorable brother Charlie. Don’t you think they should have just one more (nb, I can’t be held responsible if ‘just one more’ turns into twins, as it did for us!)

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I met these two adorable boys and their gorgeous Mamma’s in their Western Sydney home. They were doing many of life’s most stressful things at once, including renovating, raising a busy toddler and adding a sweet baby boy to their family.

I love to be creative and make my props. Sometimes I knit, sometimes I crochet, sometimes I collect branches from the bush and cut my hands sawing and creating baby hammocks (true story, I still have the scar to show for it). This time, I wanted to make an egg that I could pose the baby in. The egg, of course, symbolises new life, and what’s more beautiful than the new life of a newborn baby. I loved playing around with this new prop. I also got simple poses and pictures with his big brother, with the most amazing coloured eyes you’ve ever seen!

I hope you love these images as much as I do.

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When modern cameras take pictures, they are taken so that they are in a 2:3 ratio. This means that the long side is 1.5 times longer than the short side. The images that you receive when you purchase digital files from me are in this native ratio.

When you are printing in any combination of the 2:3 ratio, your image will print exactly as you see it on the screen. Common sizes at this ratio are 4×6, 8×12 and 16×24.

When you are printing, you are often given many more options that just the 2:3 ratio. If I believe that an image should be printed in a certain way, I will often give you this suggestion in addition to the native file on your USB. For example, this image would lend itself nicely to a square print.

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Some images cannot be printed well at certain sizes. This image is beautiful at the native ratio of 2:3

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However, if we print it as a 5×7″, we get too close to the subject and the print won’t look optimal.

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If we print it at 8×10″, we now lose some of the image and it is ruined.

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So please take this into account when you are selecting images for your walls and when you are printing at the lab or online. This following image shows how much of the image will be seen at these common sizes.

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As a Sydney maternity photographer, I’m always asked where I think the best place is for our photoshoot. Without hesitation, I always say, the beach. Sydney has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and I love taking advantage of this with maternity photography. Beach photography is my favourite for maternity and family photoshoots. There are so many wonderful beaches in Sydney, but I have been drawn to Coogee for some time now. I know its every nook and cranny by now.

I was particularly excited for this session to try out my maternity dresses that I made for the shoot. As illustrated on my Facebook page, I’ve been in a creative bubble lately, making lots of maternity gowns and newborn props. Lincraft had a sale on material over the weekend, so I intend to make a couple of snug gowns, to show off the beautiful curves of the pregnant woman and the baby bump, and I’ve got some lace to try my hand at a robe.

This stunning maternity mumma-to-be was the perfect model for my new dresses, she couldn’t look more beautiful and radiant. I hope you love these images as much as I do.

 

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