Three of a kind is a winning hand | Sydney Newborn Photographer

I have photographed this Glenhaven family three times now, for each of their gorgeous newborn boys. They all look so alike and are so handsome…and as an aside, I’ve noticed that when I photograph families with all the same sex children, they are exceptionally beautiful, or perhaps I’m just biased because I had four boys!

I’ve met with Mum a few times and we instantly connected. It was nice in our first session, when Mum felt so comfortable that I was looking after her baby, that she had a little nap in the corner! Well, she can't really nap at the moment, with three busy boys, but one day she will, and she will be their Queen.

I loved the way the light fell on this gorgeous boy and I loved how he slept through the mayhem of children running around and visitors coming and going.

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Baby bubbles | Sydney Newborn Photographer

I love it when I see clients returning with new additions to their families. I photographed this gorgeous boy when he was a newborn, and then I saw him again when he became a big brother. He was so proud of his gorgeous little sister.

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Gorgeous boy with lots of dark hair | Baulkham Hills newborn photographer

I photographed this adorable Mumma when she was pregnant. It was an incredibly hot day in Western Sydney. She looked stunning though and coped with the heat like a champ.

Then, when her beautiful baby boy was born, I photographed him. He was just so tiny, and precious and I just love his hair. He is a lovely mix between Mum and Dad.

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Strawberry blonde gorgeous baby boy | Oatlands newborn photographer

Louise is a sought after newborn and family photographer, located in Oatlands, near Carlingford, North Rocks, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and North Parramatta.

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NEWBORN SPECIAL - FOR A LIMITED TIME

SESSION + USB $599 - Over 50% off!

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Come to Louise's Oatlands studio and relax, as she takes beautiful portraits of your newborn. You will receive 25 full resolution files to print at your leisure, as well as 25 web-sized files for sharing on a USB. This is a very limited offer to celebrate the return of Louise from maternity leave. Book now to avoid disappointment.

The following conditions apply:

  1. Baby must be less than 3 weeks old
  2. The session is limited to immediate family only (siblings and parents)
  3. You will receive 25 retouched images
  4. Family photos are limited to one sibling shot, one parents shot, and one shot with each parent. The remainder of the gallery will be baby alone.
  5. You will be required to agree to Louise using the images for sharing and promotion.

Contact Louise now to book your session, as these sessions will book out fast and are limited.

 

 

An update from me...

It's been a very long time since I've updated my blog, so let me tell you a bit about what has been going on.

Late in 2016, I discovered that I was pregnant with my fifth child. Very early into this pregnancy, I had complications with my pelvis. It's a pregnancy condition called pubis symphysis dysfunction or SPD for short. Most women don't get this at all. Some women have it mildly. Unfortunately, it was very severe for me. I had to stop working and at times, I required a walker to move around. Often, this condition resolves immediately when baby arrives, but a small number of cases have ongoing complications and require ongoing care. Unfortunately, this is also the category that I fall into. Hence the reason that I have had so much time away from my photography business. I have slowly been recovering and I have commenced the journey to reestablish my business.

But...for the lovely news. On 4th July 2017, we welcomed our precious baby girl, Ava into the world. I had the most intense, but lovely birth, and she was delivered into a birthing pool. I pulled her head out of the water, and she didn't make a sound. She simply stared at us and drank in our love. She has been a lovely addition to our family.

I will now spam you with a year's worth of images of our beautiful girl.

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It blows my mind how much they grow in one short year!

Watch this space for information on upcoming bookings and a huge re-opening special!!!

Newborn studio in Oatlands

For a very long time, I travelled to clients homes for newborn sessions. There are some advantages to this. The main advantage is that Mum and Dad don't have to worry about packing up and heading out the door for their photoshoot. However, there are many advantages to the studio model. The main advantage is that I can have consistency of light. By using my lights, I know and control the space to produce the best lit images possible. Another advantage is that all of my props, hats, blankets and accessories are available should anyone ask for them. For these reasons, I am formally shifting my newborn focus from that of an on-location photographer, to a studio based one. My home studio is located in Oatlands. Most people haven't heard of Oatlands. It's a small, leafy suburb nestled between Carlingford, North Rocks, Dundas and North Parramatta. It's a short drive from the Inner West, including Concord, Canada Bay, Picnic Point and the Hills area, including Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills.

In the short term, I will still continue to service Sydney as a mobile Sydney newborn photographer. When the studio is established, I will make a decision as to whether or not this is a service I will continue with.

I look forward to bringing you some progress photos of my little studio coming to life. We will be having a mini version of "The Block" going on here. In the meantime, I've been practicing using the space with some little clients.

This is sweet baby Lewis. Lewis came to the studio with Mum and Grandma, and he was a dream for my inaugural studio newborn shoot. I hope you love Lewis' images as much as I do.

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Big sister, little brother

I am trying to convince this Mamma to have another baby, given she makes such cute ones!! They were both born with a head full of hair and beautiful, full cheeks. I am told that Olivia is a little bit naughty, but I can't believe it, butter wouldn't melt in her mouth!! For this session, I wanted to try out a new digital backdrop. It's nice to add something new to a newborn photography session, but given that I drive all around Sydney for newborn sessions, it's often hard to get lots of props to the clients' home. With the benefit of photoshop, we can create these beautiful images without the stress of moving baby around. I am planning to add more to my composite collection, which I am sure will make my husband happy, as we might not have quite as many purchases coming through the door!! Watch this space.

I hope you love these pictures of big sister Olivia and her adorable brother Charlie. Don't you think they should have just one more (nb, I can't be held responsible if 'just one more' turns into twins, as it did for us!)

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Two sweet boys to love

I met these two adorable boys and their gorgeous Mamma's in their Western Sydney home. They were doing many of life's most stressful things at once, including renovating, raising a busy toddler and adding a sweet baby boy to their family. I love to be creative and make my props. Sometimes I knit, sometimes I crochet, sometimes I collect branches from the bush and cut my hands sawing and creating baby hammocks (true story, I still have the scar to show for it). This time, I wanted to make an egg that I could pose the baby in. The egg, of course, symbolises new life, and what's more beautiful than the new life of a newborn baby. I loved playing around with this new prop. I also got simple poses and pictures with his big brother, with the most amazing coloured eyes you've ever seen!

I hope you love these images as much as I do.

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The importance of cropping

When modern cameras take pictures, they are taken so that they are in a 2:3 ratio. This means that the long side is 1.5 times longer than the short side. The images that you receive when you purchase digital files from me are in this native ratio. When you are printing in any combination of the 2:3 ratio, your image will print exactly as you see it on the screen. Common sizes at this ratio are 4x6, 8x12 and 16x24.

When you are printing, you are often given many more options that just the 2:3 ratio. If I believe that an image should be printed in a certain way, I will often give you this suggestion in addition to the native file on your USB. For example, this image would lend itself nicely to a square print.

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Some images cannot be printed well at certain sizes. This image is beautiful at the native ratio of 2:3

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However, if we print it as a 5x7", we get too close to the subject and the print won't look optimal.

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If we print it at 8x10", we now lose some of the image and it is ruined.

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So please take this into account when you are selecting images for your walls and when you are printing at the lab or online. This following image shows how much of the image will be seen at these common sizes.

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