I first met Karen through a mutual friend on Facebook, when she stumbled upon another little girls Birthday Club Portraits. Since then we have had a couple of sessions of her Children, but not of their whole family. We booked this Family Portrait Session a few months ago to be held at the Cunungra Valley Winery, though at the time of the booking the vines weren't bushy, so we held off until the vines were nice and luscious and green. I'm so glad we did, this is the beautiful setting for their portraits complete with running stream and of course the vines. Being wine lovers, we enjoyed a glass or two, and beautiful cheese platter, I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon!! I was so excited when Karen chose this location, I had been there before and knew it would be perfect for them. I'm sure these will make great new additions to the McCreath family wall "in the making".
I don't even know how to start this post........it makes me a little bit sad, and happy all at the same time. After reading in my "notes" on Facebook about how sick my mum is and that she may only have a couple of months to live, and that the first thought that came to mind was that we had been putting off and putting off our own family portraits, Kerri rang me and immediately arranged her family portraits. I guess you just never know what is around the corner, and Kerri didn't want to have any regrets either, she (and her family) now have piece of mind knowing that their precious family memories have been captured, and it was my absolute honour to do so. We since have also have had our Family Portraits, so I too can rest easy. It is just one of those things that if you don't do it today, and you don't get around to it........what if???? I'm just so happy that I inspired Kerri to book their family portraits, because "one day" may never come.
We headed to the Gold Coast for some fun in the sun for the Brazier Family Portraits. The beach just seemed like the most logical location, seeing most of their Family holidays have been spent at the beach. I have been photographing this family for about 5 years, from Kerri and Steve's Engagement, their Wedding, Kerri's and Ash's 21st, Kerri's pregnancy and their little boys first Christmas. I have been a huge part of their lives for so long, they were friends before they were clients, and I feel like a part of their family, I love them all dearly. Enjoy your blog post guys!!! xxx ps. your photo books are going to look awesome!!!
Millie and Sam's mum found me through Facebook and is from Bowen (in North QLD). They just so happened to be travelling down this way, so we booked their session to coincide with their trip. Nicole makes gorgeous kids clothing and runs her own business on Facebook called Bel Bambino.
Sam is the very proud BIG sister to Millie, they are very much like Ebony and Ivory, but just look at them together....melts my heart. We had a "little" mix up on dates, so we ended up having their session on a Sunday morning, which I don't normally do, but won't hesitate in the future, the light was perfect, and it wasn't quite as hot. I'm sure you'll agree that these images are just gorgeous, please feel free to leave your feedback!!
"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost."
Tomas holds my world record for the sleepiest baby ever (especially for 2 weeks old), once we got him to sleep, I was able to pretty much get him into any position and work my magic. Having photographed Toni at the end of her pregnancy made meeting Tomas in person even more special.
I think Tomas has the most doting family, it is so beautiful to see to love and connections, and beautiful memories being made right before my eyes. I just love these images, Tomas's dad is a big American Football fan, hence the first image of Tomas and his Gridiron helmet :)
I think I have photographed Liz so many times, that by the time Alyssa arrived, we already knew each other :) I had been photographing Liz every month of the pregnancy for hermaternity panel, as well as a location session in the beautiful Montville and a mini session of Liz and Mitch towards the end of the pregnancy, so you may say that we have gotten to know each other quite well in 9 months, and Alyssa and I had no trouble getting acquainted with each other the day we finally met in person. What a little dolly she is, and sooo sleepy, she truly is a credit to her mummy and daddy.
I am so excited for Liz and Mitch, you guys are made for each other and made to be parents, Alyssa is really Blessed to have you guys, as you are also blessed to have her :)
Introducing.......8 day old Alyssa
"A baby girl...one of the most beautiful miracles in life,
one of the greatest joys we can ever know,
and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine,
laughter and happiness in your world today" ~ unknown
I left the selection of location up to Kaylene for their family portraits, as she is from around Toowoomba, but we did go up there the weekend before just to check out what was available. We visited a couple of the beautiful parks up there, and I must say they are all so well looked after, I guess they should be, Toowoomba is famous for their Carnival of flowers every year. They decided on the Japanese Gardens, and what a breathtaking place to visit, the look and feel of the garden is so tranquil, there were so many people there just relaxing, enjoying the company of others.
I had recently photographed Kaylene's youngest little boy as a newborn only a few months ago, so she wanted to have official family portraits taken too, these are just a couple from the session, their little girl was running on energizer batteries, I even struggled to keep up with her :) So full of life and energy, and soooo adorable, these guys were so much fun to work with!!!
"The LOVE of a FAMILY is life's greatest BLESSING"