Whangarei, Northland Newborn & Baby Photographer
Capturing beautiful timeless portraits of your family - from maternity & newborn photography to babies, children and families.
Contented - Whangarei Newborn Photographer
I've just got home from a fabulous couple of days with my littlest great nephew (and his parents, of course). I know I am pretty biased, but he has been the easiest and calmest baby I have ever had the pleasure in photographing - and I have photographed A LOT of happy relaxed newborn babies. This wee guy just slept, stretched.... and then kept on sleeping. He (and his parents) let me do whatever I wanted, so I got to experiment with a few ideas that I've been wanting to try out....
B&W - Northland Family Portrait Photographer
I have just sent this gallery off to these boy's Mum. I am usually a colour girl, but I'm loving the B&W versions of these two gorgeous boys....
Slumber Time - Northland Portrait Photographer
Just finished editing this little beauty's newborn photos and had to share one more!
Happy Birthday! - Northland Family Photographer
This little boy turned one year old today, so to celebrate he came to the studio for a photoshoot... along with his big brother, Mum and Grandmother. He was a lot more serious than his brother when he had his 1st birthday photoshoot. So different in personalities as well as hair/ eye colour.
Family Photoshoot Special - Whangarei Portrait Photographer
Back by popular demand - I am teaming up with Whangarei Parents' Centre again to offer this special deal for family and/ or children's portrait photoshoots. Last year we sold out, and this year we have already booked half the sessions. If you're interested don't wait!
Little Miss Wide Awake - Northland Baby Photographer
At 27 days old this gorgeous little girl does not like to sleep much during the day. Luckily for her parents she sleeps well at night! She was so perfect through her newborn photoshoot, even though she was awake she would happily lie on the beanbag and pose, and wriggle, and pose again.... being a little older meant she had great eye contact with me :-) She was such a sweetheart!
Sweet Baby Boy - Whangarei Newborn Photographer
At 17 days old this little charmer was a dream baby to photograph this morning.... until I wanted to bring his elbows up :-) He had some definite ideas on that! Apart from this one disagreement on positioning he was so relaxed and contented.... and really snuggly!
Prince Charming - Whangarei Portrait Photographer
This 9 month old baby boy was a real little charmer and full of grins this morning. He has so many different expressions, I have had a hard time trying to choose what shots to show. Enjoy his cuteness!
finished! - northland baby photographer
Just finished editing this little guy's Newborn Art Photoshoot. He is a littler stunner!
Leave my Hands alone! - Northland Newborn Photographer
What a perfect way to spend a cold winter's morning, tucked up photographing a newborn baby boy in my warm studio.
This 12 day old boy was a little charmer. He wriggled & moved whenever I touched his fingers or toes, even when he was sound asleep! Nope, he didn't want his fingers straightened, he preferred them in a tight fist :-)
Sibling kisses - Whangarei Baby Photographer
This little 12 day old baby girl is adored by her 6 year old sister - who I also photographed as a newborn :-) She received so many kisses, and her big sister was very interested in how I was photographing her sister - so much so that she helped take a couple of her photos.
Family Together again - whangarei portrait photographer
Family is precious, and it becomes most obvious once the 'children' grow up and move far away. It is so important to capture the times when they are all together again, particularly for the younger generation. I was thrilled to photograph this baby girl again and this time to meet the special people in her life.
At the end of the day is the best light, but it is tough to get smiles out of a tired little lady.... I'm saving a couple of great grins for this family's gallery ;-)
Sleep Fairy wins, finally! - Northland Baby Photographer
This morning this baby fought the sleep fairy all the way, he was so wide awake for so long and yet still happy too! At just 11 days old he was very aware of not missing out on the fun.
His big 2 year old sister adores him, but was wary of me.... and not at all impressed when we wanted her to lie down to hold her baby. So with the help of stickers she happily cuddled her brother long enough for some gorgeous shots.
Such a cutie! - whangarei newborn photographer
Some babies are a long time coming, but oh boy are they worth the wait! This little cutie is 13 days old, and she really rocked her newborn photoshoot this morning.
We started with a 'Lifestyle Shoot'... just baby, natural and unposed... stretching and yawning as she does... we photographed it all. Then a few shots cuddled up with Mum and Dad. Next I wrapped her up for a few shots in props since she was being so calm and happy..... and she fell asleep :-) So we went on and did a few posed setups on the beanbag.... and still she slept! At the end I rolled her over, dressed her... and she was still asleep. Bliss!
Sibling kisses - northland baby photographer
.... are the best!
This little guy is 3 weeks old, but he arrived a little early so isn't yet at his due date. Initially he was wide awake, but with wrapping and shushing he couldn't hold out! He slept perfectly for his newborn photoshoot.
yay for girls! - whangarei newborn photographer
It has been a looong time since I've had a baby girl in the studio, for some reason there has been a big influx of boys! This little lady rocked her newborn photoshoot - she was so quiet and relaxed, so I got to play :-)
just like his dad - northland baby photographer
This little guy was 16 days old when I photographed him yesterday and he was gorgeous! A real little charmer, he was contented and chilled out. His big brother and sister were amazing to photograph, and loved giving him kisses...
capturing family connections - whangarei photographer
I am enjoying more and more photographing families and capturing the heart of who they truly are... talking, playing and interacting with their children. Of course I capture the traditional more posed shots, but I love these quiet times when families just 'do their thing'.
Quite a character - Northland baby photographer
This gorgeous wee boy really owned his photoshoot with his sense of humour.... I think he is going to be quite a character (just like his big brother!)
Sibling love - whangarei newborn photographer
It always makes me smile when siblings are so 'into' their newest member of the family. You never know how they are going to react to their newborn baby, especially when you put them in such an unusual situation as a newborn photoshoot. But these two could barely contain themselves, they were itching to cuddle their baby and be photographed with him.
It was such a pleasure meeting them again and photographing them with their new brother.
Loves to be Wrapped - Northland Baby Photographer
Yesterday I drove to Mangonui, in the Far North, to photograph this little guy at home. I have been photographing this lovely family since this couple's wedding, and then each newborn session as this family of two has grown. It is such a beautiful drive heading north, each time I declare I will go more often.... but then life always seems to get in the way.
At just 6 days new this little guy loved to be swaddled and cuddled. He never cried or grizzled throughout his newborn photoshoot, but try to have him unwrapped and he just wriggled :-) I managed to sneak in a few unwrapped shots, but I had to be quick!
This was an image that Mum specifically requested, and I LOVE IT!
fairies and flowers - whangarei portrait photographer
She thought she was playing with a flower, I was playing with light.
These girls chose their fairy outfit, chose their flower, and chose the chair..... children have such great ideas, you just have to roll with it (and sometimes you just have to agree that turtle should be in the photo too!).
Playing with light - whangarei children's portraits
My niece, 6 years old, and LOVES to be photographed.... especially if it involves flowers! She was the perfect model for me to play with light. And she had so many of her own ideas... "photograph me gardening!" In the studio? She had to show me.... she wanted to be photographed with my big tub of flowers... perfect!
One Stunning mumma - Northland family photographer
Each year we have the pleasure of this gorgeous lady and her two bundles of fun staying with us to avoid the snow and ice at their home. And each year I've managed to entice them into letting me photograph them however I wanted.........
It's important for your children for you to be photographed with them - these are the images they will treasure, not the hundreds of themselves that you took. They want to see you!
A vERY HOT EVENING - WHANGAREI FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
We organised this photoshoot quickly as Mum is about to start a pretty tough journey.
At 5 months old their gorgeous baby boy rocked his photoshoot.... loads of smiles before we started and a great distraction for us all. It was a very hot evening with only a slight breeze, and yet he did not make a sound... a really placid little man.
Composites - Whangarei Newborn Photographer
I take newborn safety very seriously, it is my number one priority when handling and photographing your precious little baby. It is so easy for a baby to be injured when using props, or simply being placed in an unnatural position which puts strain on their delicate ligaments - this is where my midwifery training and experience in neonatal intensive care comes in handy! Often I have parent's hands holding baby and then remove their hands later in photoshop.
Composites are a great tool where you can safely pose baby on the beanbag, and then later place their image onto a prop - very handy if parents have requested a specific prop but baby is too squirmy to safely have them in the prop. This is also great for when toddlers are being too unpredictable to sit beside the newborn - so baby is photographed in the bucket and then removed, then their sibling is photographed sitting beside the empty bucket. Perfect and SAFE!
Northland Baby Photographer
Just finished editing this little newborn's photos and I'm loving her black & white images....
Family - Northland Portrait Photographer
Just finished editing this baby girl's Newborn Photoshoot - I love how she reached out to Dad for this shot, a spontaneous little move by this angel.
Sleep, Baby, Sleep! - Whangarei Newborn Photographer
Or it should be "stay asleep, baby, stay asleep"....
This gorgeous little girl was 3 weeks old for her newborn photoshoot today as she arrived as an early Christmas present for her parents. Getting her to sleep was not too difficult, but she was very aware of leaving her mum's warm arms. And she was extra sensitive whenever I tried moving her hands.... just as I finished her session she went into a deep sleep, so I took a few extra shots.
A Good Day For Feeding - Northland Baby Photographer
Today was my 1st photoshoot for 2019, and the first day it has rained since Christmas Day.... it bucketed down! Luckily we were all tucked up nicely in a warm studio.
Mum and Dad would have happily curled up and slept through their little lady's session, but unfortunately little Miss A decided today was a cluster feeding day... she made us work hard to get her sound asleep, but once she was simply gorgeous.
Dodging the Rain - Whangarei Portrait Photographer
Well it bucketed down just before this family photoshoot this evening, and then suddenly stopped and the sun came out..... talk about 'four seasons in one day' we had it all within half an hour! This last shot of these teens together was taken after huddling under umbrellas for five minutes.... a bit of a rushed photoshoot to avoid another downpour, these kids did so very well....
Generations - Whangarei Family Photographer
This is four generations of my family - my mother, brother, nephew and great-nephew.... photographed on my father's old tractor.
The Great Escape - Northland Family Photographer
These two girls were just itching to get away and roam the paddock by themselves... and little Miss One was more than complying when her big sister took her by the hand and they toddled off (anywhere but toward the camera!) Luckily a few bribes helped :-)
Happy 1st Birthday - Whangarei Portrait Photographer
We photographed this little boy's 1st Birthday photoshoot today on his actual birthday. These shoots are a lot of fun, but also hot work for Mum with fetching him back onto the setup again & again.... it becomes a game of chase! Sometimes we wish we could superfix them to the floor.... ha ha.... And because it is all games you never know just what the children are going to do, making one-of-a-kind images.
No Rain Today - Northland Portrait Photographer
I have given up believing the forecast.... heavy rain predicted, and yet this was perfect weather for a family portrait photoshoot. Again a 5pm shoot and these two children were so very good.
Late afternoon light - Whangarei Family Portraits
On a cold, wet, windy Northland afternoon we managed to dodge the rain and get this family photoshoot done. These kids were great and a lot of fun.... after the first ten minutes they started having their own fun and warmed up (I had 3 layers of winter woolies on!)
Finished! Maungatapere Newborn Photographer
I have just finished editing this sweet baby girl's newborn gallery and couldn't resist sharing one more image...
Oh Bless! - Whangarei Baby Photographer
This 6 day old baby girl slept through her entire photoshoot this morning, what a little angel she was! She finally stirred when we had finished her session and I decided to push for one more shot, but that involved rolling her over and putting on a little outfit - she decided it was food time :-) But a quick top-up and she was all happy again.
She has the most gorgeous wee pout, button nose and long lashes -you can see where she gets her fabulous genetics....
Who's the boss?! - Northland Newborn Photographer
At 8 days old this newborn baby girl was not particularly interested in going into a deep sleep. She was more than happy with all her family photos.... awake and quietly happy. Get her to sleep, not too much of a problem.... but move her, touch her or take off the snuggle blanket?.... forget it! I guess she just wanted her photos to be original!
Oh What Fun We Had! - Whangarei Baby Photographer
At 18 days old this little lady was a dream to photograph. Mum and I had fun styling her newborn photoshoot this morning, picking out headbands and outfits. I loved photographing her parents for their maternity session, so I was really looking forward to meeting this baby girl.
Mum asked me to style her session in pink, white, grey, brown or light neutral colours.... and to do light as well as darker/ moody images. With so much scope I loved this session! Enjoy the preview.
Pregnancy model - Northland Maternity Photographer
I love being issued a challenge.... like when a client tells me they aren't very photogenic. But this pregnant Mum-to-be made this so easy. Isn't she stunning?!
I can't wait to meet this little lady in a few short weeks for her newborn photoshoot.
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