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.


A boy and his teddy

My beautiful son came down with chicken pox this week. All of my children are immunised, so I was shocked when I saw those unmistakeable spots all over his body. I took him to the Dr, partly in disbelief and partly in denial. The Dr confirmed what I knew deep down, and told me that he would beed to be off school for the week. We have been spending some quality time together, as I can't take him out in public. Yesterday, we went for a mini photo shoot, to capture a vision I have had in my mind for a while. I generally hate gender stereotypes, and I wanted an image that dispelled the 'rough and tumble, noisy and dirty' stereotype that can typically be associated with boy. Instead, I wanted to bring out the soft and caring, soulful and sweet aspect of maleness. I just love how these turned out and I think they are true to his sweet little personality. The only downside, was that I needed some extra retouching to remove the chicken pox.

Sweet boy and his teddy bearBoy and his teddy

Acrylic Collage | Oatlands Family Photographer

When my client from Oatlands hired me, she had a very clear vision of what she wanted. "A large black and white collage with 30 odd images of my family being natural". It was a very specific brief. In order to achieve her brief, we had to have a lot of fun. We took photos in the bedrooms, the lounge, the park, and outside. We ended the session with a big splash into the pool. It was so much fun! Collaboration on the collage was a team effort and was the result of a few meetings over coffee. I love the final result. It is a 1.5 metre by 0.9 metre family heirloom on acrylic. I cannot express how amazing this image looks. I literally had tears in my eyes when I opened it. My clients' vision was amazing and I am so proud of what we achieved together.

This is the final collage:

Oatlands Family PhotographerHere are some images of us having fun along the way...

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