The first 4 weeks together | Sydney Newborn Photographer

Newborn + Lifestyle

Loved up. There is so much love in this family, it was awesome being there just to witness how they spend their days together. Four weeks into life as a family of three and some of that newborn uncertainty seems to disappear. All of a sudden everyone falls into their groove - mum and dad are relaxed in their newborn bubble, bath time becomes more fun than scary (for everyone involved) and you can just savour those moments together. Make sure you get in photos with your baby. That is what your child is going to want to see when they are grown.

Just the three of us | In Home Newborn Photography

Newborn + Lifestyle

I've been doing a lot of newborn session recently with older siblings. They are beautiful and fun and usually a little chaotic (that's life, right?). Coming into a session of just three - mum, dad and their gorgeous baby girl - is a different experience. There is so much tenderness, there are quiet moments together and there is a little magic bubble that surrounds the three of them. It takes me back to those days with my first born...the moments fade away but I definitely remember those loving gazes. Hopefully one day this little lady will grow up and see a reminder of just how cherished she is.

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! 

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