Fish 'n Chips On The Beach | Sydney Family Photographer

Summer is here and now is the perfect time for a family beach session! The days are long and the evenings are warm.  This family combined their photography session with fish 'n chips for dinner on the beach. It's a great way to get an evening shoot in, especially with young kids! Take them somewhere they love where they can run around and enjoy themselves. The kids get to splash in the water, you get to have fun with them and relax (and bonus - there is no washing up!). 

I'm booked for the rest of 2017 but still have some spots available over the January summer holidays. Do you have a favourite beach you live at in summer with your family? Get in touch, I'd love to do a session there with you! 

This month I'm participating in a blog circle with some of my favourite Aussie photographers. Check out what they have been up for some . Next up is Jess Worrall – Urban Melbourne Family Photography Session, with an awesome shoot in the laneways of Melbourne.

A Slice of Life | Inner West Family Photographer

Family + Lifestyle

Imagine a time, maybe ten or fifteen years from now, when you are sitting with your kids and chatting about what life was like when they were small. Wouldn't it be cool to have photos of your life as it is now, photos with you actually in them? In home sessions show a documentary side to your family in the place you spend the most time together. Capture the way your kids interact, just how tiny they really are and how safe they feel with you beside them. There is the silly dancing your kids do to make each other laugh, the sulk when you brush their hair, playing in the backyard together. Lots of little moments that make up your every day. Here's a taste of those photos from one family in Sydney's Inner West.

Get in touch to find out more about your own in home session. Weekend spots are pretty much full for the rest of 2017 but there are still some week day sessions available. I'm also taking bookings for 2018! Why not be one of those super organised people who get their Christmas presents done early and buy a photo session for someone you love? I keep telling myself I will be one of those organised people one Christmas...it hasn't happened yet :) 

Sunday sessions | Sydney Family Photographer

Family + Newborn + Lifestyle

Oh what a gorgeous family! I spent a relaxed and sunny Sunday morning with these guys in their home in Sydney's inner west. This is their life, having just welcomed little baby Marx into their family of 5. His two older sisters were awesome, super sweet and keen to help mum out one minute, then running off ready to play (or snack) the next.  In home sessions seem to bring out personality in kids. I love that they can be themselves and show me a glimpse into their every day. It's hard to get a quiet moment with three kids but the laughter trumps the silence every time :)

 

This week I'm participating in another blog circle with some super talented photographers from Australia and NZ. Follow through the links to see what these amazing photographers have been up to, you won't be disappointed! Next up is Claire Humphries, Auckland Family Photographer with her start to Spring. Hooray!

- Erica xx

Welcoming Baby Nicholas | Sydney Newborn Photographer

Newborn + Lifestyle

I feel like there has been a baby boom in Sydney! It's so nice to spend a morning hanging out with a fresh and snuggly new baby and little Nicholas here was no exception. As a first child and a first grandchild in the family, you can just tell he is going to get the love piled on.

I love being invited back into that cocoon of life with a new baby, where the days are full of feeding, nappy changes, cuddles, half drunk cups of tea. When the hours pass slowly but all of a sudden another day is gone. Thank you to Louise and Adrian for letting me be there to capture your life as a family of three. It's a big milestone! 

Sun and sand dunes | Sydney Family Photographer

Family + Lifestyle

I'm generally not a fan of winter, but I have to admit we've had a good run of it this year. The sun has done its best to shine bright most days and the weather has been warm enough to get outside often. It has almost softened the blow each time a Facebook memory pops up in my feed to remind me of the European Summer I was having last year.

If I'm going to be in winter this is a pretty good place to be, especially working on a family session like this one. Sydney put on a glorious sunny afternoon, the kids were excited to be at the beach, ready to run from the waves and happy to their feet (and their pants) wet. And their mum and dad were just as happy to get in on the action! Thanks Nat + Jay for being so relaxed and fun.

Spring is just around the corner, the start of longer days and warmer weather. It's a great time of year and a busy time for family photography sessions. Get in quick to book your own, I'd love to hear from you!

The story of Baby Amelie | Sydney Newborn Photographer

Newborn + Lifestyle.

I love the way a collection of pictures tells a story. It offers so much more than just one image or a hazy sleep-deprived memory. It's the reason I offer a set of digital images with each session. Those early weeks and months with a new baby can seem long, but years later they blur into one another. It's easy to forget how you spent your mornings together, how tiny their hands were in yours, how peaceful they looked sleeping, or how much you savoured the ability to drink your cup of coffee or tea while it was still warm :) This is the story of baby Amelie and her family. A three month old with super cute smile, her relaxed and loving parents and their cheeky cat Archie. 

If you are interested in telling and recording your own story, let's chat! Contact me for more details or to book your own session.

 

I'm lucky enough to be participating in a blog circle with some fellow Aussie female photographers. They are all super talented people and I'd love to share their work with you. One to check out is Melbourne newborn & family lifestyle photographer JESS WORRALL. Her latest blog post is full of inspiring photos and newborn cuteness. Enjoy! - Erica xx