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.


Stunning little family | Sydney Family Photographer

When I turn up to a newborn photoshoot and the Dad has tattoos, I get a little excited as I find a way to ask the question "would you like a shot with the baby without your shirt on?" To date, every Dad has. I guess there's no point in spending all of that money on a tattoo to not show it off, right? The reason I love tattoos, in the newborn shoot especially, is because of the juxtaposition of the edgy tattoo that represents life’s experiences, against the precious, new, innocent newborn. These images make my heart sing. So what is better than a handsome Dad with tattoos and his baby? When you learn that the stunning Mum has a tattoo as well and she is willing to trust you and let you execute the vision in your head. I rarely, if ever, suggest that a new Mum takes her shirt off. But wow, this Momma looks amazing! It is hard to believe she has a 3 week old!

Congratulations guys. You are a lovely family and it was a pleasure being invited in to capture the first memories of your family.