Waterfalls + Dragonflies

This adoooorable little baby + her parents took a trek with me to the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland.

Her huge soulful eyes darting + growing wide in awe at the butterflies, dragonflies, huge old growth trees + waterfalls.

She was also more than happy to take a long skinny dip in the cool mountain water.  Winning at life!

How blessed I am to witness such raw curiosity + love.

Wind Waves + Warm Embraces

When the beach is full of Kite Boarders you know it’s just a tad breezy for a shoot!  But wind can add such beautiful drama, as I think it did here.

The little ones were understandably a bit reserved.  But eventually they were fairly mesmerised by the rolling waves, kiters, seagulls flying sideways + Mum’s beautiful locks dancing to the wind.  And of course they were more than happy to seek solace in Mum + Dad’s nurturing warm embrace.

This is my 3rd shoot with Ellie + Scott over the years.  The first being their engagement portraits, their beautiful wedding + now family portraits with their adorable little mini-me’s.

It never gets old seeing my clients lives blossom.  I always leave these shoots feeling perfectly elated that I get to be part of making such significant moments into pictures.

Ohhhh The Light

It is always extremely nerve wracking when a fellow photographer like Onesies & Co asks you to take arty portraits of her beloveds.

But my goodness were we blessed with the most delicious afternoon light and location.  Even the Seagulls helped bring a bit of drama with the already moody sky.

These little souls absolutely killed me with their excited spirits & love for each other.

This will always be one of my most favourite portrait sessions.

Thanks Emilia for putting your trust in me.

South West Magic

This beautiful family.  I’ve watched them blossom from Annie + John getting married, to the birth of their first son + now their second.

And mannnn can these little ones move!  I was bouncing over rocks, sprinting up the beach, running through rock pools all while dangling 2 cameras around my neck trying to keep up with them.  Needless to say it was an entertaining, rewarding workout hehee!

It is always such an honour to be part of these important, life changing moments + seeing the new magic they’ve created.

Photographed in the stunning surrounds of WA’s South West ~ Dunsborough.

Carly + Chris – Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Where to start with this incredible journey.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands is like nowhere I’ve been before.  The purity + clarity of it’s water seems literally unreal.  It’s raw beauty is a sight to behold with it’s millions of palm trees, abundance of coconuts + numerous tropical beaches (27 islands to choose from to be precise).  We saw magical multi-coloured sunrises, deep pink sunsets + crazy black storm clouds transforming the ocean into an even brighter iridescent turquoise.  And don’t even get me started on the magnificent marine life.  An ocean lover’s paradise!

The entire West Island came together for this wedding.  Like everyone!  It was beautiful to witness.  Everyone pitching in, working for days to set up the very magical wedding it was.  Months of collecting drift wood, shells, flotsam such as the glass bottles used for table decorations, painting signs.  You name it.  When you live where most goods need to be brought over by barge or plane it’s pretty amazing what can be created from what is already there.

Carly was a dreamy island Goddess in her bohemian Spell & The Gyspy Collective dress as were her bridesmaids in their lace gowns from the same label.  And yeah, the boys looked pretty darn tropical + handsome too (oh and muchas gracias for the many hours of additional photoshopping horrendous sunburn outa some of your faces fellas).

Anyway, as you will see it was a beautiful celebration of the LOVE these two have for each other.  They met working side by side on a mining site in the dry + stinking hot Pilbara surround by red hot dirt!  So it seemed only fitting they would marry surrounded by blues + greens of cool breezy water + dance the night away in white sand with everyone they love.

Reception venueThe Big Barge Art Centre

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