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.


Beautiful curly newborn boy | Sydney newborn photographer

It was a warm summer day in Sydney as I drove to this newborn baby photography session by the beach. I first met his family a couple of years ago, in my home studio in Oatlands, in the western suburbs of Sydney. They were a small family of 3 and were just getting used to the newborn phase. I was curious to meet little Oliver, to see if he would look like his older brother, and in many ways he did. He was just delightful and I loved seeing his family grow and move to a beautiful beachside home to enjoy the sun. He slept so beautifully and stretched and moved and I moved him from pose to pose. We baby photographers have names for our poses, like nighty night, bum-up, and of course, the taco pose, named because we pretty much fold the baby in half! Big brother was great when we came to do the sibling shot. When we asked him to 'give the baby a kiss', we got a very cute open mouthed kiss! Hey, we're keeping it real! He happily slid in beside Dad and his brother, and without being asked, he pretended to sleep, just like Daddy and baby brother. I hope you love the images of sweet, little Oliver as much as I do.

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A head full of hair | Hills newborn photographer

I love it when my newborn clients have a head full of hair. I always ask the Mum if she had heartburn, to see if the old wives tale is true that babies with a lot of hair cause heartburn. They often answer yes, but lets face it, heartburn is pretty common in pregnancy, so I am still none the wiser if this myth is true or not! This handsome boy was awake for quite a while during his session. As a result, we got so many varying faces as he moved around and looked in different directions. I always love these shots. Though they may not be the perfectly posed shots, each one is so unique and truly starts to showcase snippets of his emerging personality. I hope you love these images as much as I do.

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Sweet 8 month old baby | Inner West baby photographer

I get asked a lot what my favourite age to photograph is. It's a hard question to answer, as all ages are precious for a lot of reasons. The newborn baby is precious and new and only small for the shortest time. I would always recommend capturing that age. Children are delightful at all ages. Their playfulness, default happiness and willingness to have fun is always fun to capture. One age group that I very much love is that sweet and short period of time after your baby has learnt to sit up well but before they are on the move. It's generally somewhere between 6 and 10 months old. These babies are always fun to capture and those images will make your heart melt for years to come. Babies of this age are easy to keep content. They need to be well rested, have a full belly and they are willing to have fun. You can always capture beautiful smiles and you can start to see glimpses of their personality. There is just a small window of opportunity for these sessions. Well, really a couple of months. Once baby is on the move, they fast enter toddlerhood, the hardest age to photograph! So enjoy these pictures whilst you can still get them. If you want to book one of these sessions, you are welcome to come to me at Oatlands, in Sydney's Hills area, or I can come to you. I serve the Sydney area, from the city, Northern Sydney, the Inner West and the Hills area.

Please enjoy these pictures of this handsome 8 month old…

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Breakfast Point Newborn Photographer

I met this beautiful family in the lovely Breakfast Point. One thing I love about my job is seeing the various places to live around Sydney. I will often come home with location envy! I do live in a lovely suburb, but I have eclectic taste and I love seeing the various places to live. Breakfast Point is such a perfect location, so close to Burwood, Concord and Canada Bay and easy to get to and from Sydney. This isn't a real estate blog, but I have just come back to the office from dropping off this client's order including a stunning acrylic and I fell in love with the suburb all over again. This family are so adorable. You will see, they are very beautiful, but they are equally beautiful on the inside. I feel very blessed that my clients are always so warm and inviting and I love getting to know the families when I am with them. This beautiful little baby boy started by letting me take some pictures of him awake. He posed perfectly for me, looking straight into my lens. His older brother did a great job when it was time to get the sibling and family shots, and spent the rest of the time alternating between playing with his toys and checking out what we were doing. I hope you enjoy these images of this genetically blessed family :)

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Triple the love | Sydney Newborn Photographer

So many people have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this fabulous trio for the longest time! These beautiful rainbow babies made their way into the world just hours after our maternity shoot. This is the second time this has happened, so perhaps if you are overdue and are ready to deliver, book in a maternity photoshoot with me to get things moving along!! Given I have had twins myself, I have a good understanding of the special relationship that multiples have, and we wanted to capture that with at least one photo of the trio, and one of the identical sisters. The triplets were 11 weeks old by the time we got to scheduling their session, so we needed many assistants to help out ensuring that they were happy and relaxed for their photos. They are the sweetest and cutest trio I've ever met and I look forward to photographing them again, and watching their little personalities develop.

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Anne Geddes photographer (perhaps not)

When my son was born 11 years ago, I took him to have his portraits taken at the local shopping centre. When I got the pictures back, I was disappointed. They weren't very 'him'. Although I wasn't a photographer at the time, it was a hobby of mine, so I figured we could have our own photoshoot. I took the laundry basket, put a pillow in it and covered it with a soft blanket. I took lots of photos. Some with teddy bears all around him and some artistic ones with my film SLR with black and white film in it. Black and white film always was my favourite. I thought I was the Anne Geddes of Sydney! Who knew then I would become a newborn photographer!

I recently photographed a baby boy that reminded me of my son. They look quite similar. So I pulled out the old photographs to compare. I realise now, I wasn't quite Anne Geddes :D

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Canada Bay Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the first blog post on my new site. I am so excited by all of the branding changes and I hope you love it too. I have tried to make the information easier to find. I am still quite behind in my sessions, so I have been blogging a mixture of new and older sessions. This session is a little old now, this gorgeous boy is probably sitting up, smiling and eating solids. Hopefully, he is sleeping through the night! The night before this session, this Mamma got next to no sleep. You will look at these image and wonder how someone can look so amazing and refreshed after a night like that! It must be a whole lot of Mamma love!

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer

Five Dock Newborn Photographer