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Whether you're at the very begginning and still getting the nursery ready or you're further down the track as Grandparents with an ever expanding extended family - I'd love to capture who you are and celebrate your unique story! 

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Parents swing child in an open field

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

If you're looking for some beautifully captured memories of your family, then you've come to the right place.


I love families! I love the affection, intimacy, drama and chaos of families. As a father of 4 under 10 myself (more about me here), I understand late nights with babies, toddler tantrums, the incredible joy that only children can bring, and EVERYONE's awkwardness with standing in front of a camera. 

      If you can relate at all to the above, rest assured - you're in good hands. 

I really believe family photos shouldn't be a chore, they should be fun! I love the purity in seeing you genuinely enjoy the company of your family, and my goal is to help you show that as I capture it. So you can expect me to be engaged and lively, to ask lots of questions and to help you and your family relax and enjoy the shoot. I know how hard it is to get kids to sit still in front of the camera - and some just don't! And thats ok. I'll approach your shoot with patience and flexibility, stopping for breaks if we need to, playing games, making silly noises and encouraging you to interact and play with each other as you normally would.

Mother looks at baby in golden light
Young family look at rock pool in candid moment at the beach
Three children laugh at sunset in long grass
Father holds baby in front of him in the water at the beach

Precious memories...



Parents hold childs hand and walk while smiling

Family shoots go for an hour on average, either at a location of your choosing or at one that I'd recommend. The shoot includes a range of candid moments, posed group shots and individual portraits. I'll also give you some styling tips before hand and suggest some helpful props to help keep the kids engaged.

Family of four smile and look at oen another at sunset
Young family smile in a field amongst bushes

You will be provided with at least 80 professionally edited, high quality digital images within 3 weeks. I highly recommend professional printing and do provide this service so please ask me about my print price guide

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Large extended family look at one another

photo shoot? I do those too! 

extended family

Interested in an 

Little girl on her fathers shoulders at the beach

I live in Newcastle and am happy to travel from Port Stephens to the Central Coast, and on special occasions - North Sydney. 


Mother holds her young daughter close next to a tree


Parents and small boy kneel at the beach

Family Session


A fun, relaxed 1 hour session in a location of your choosing. You will be provided with at least 30+ high quality, professionally edited images within a week. The shoot will include a range of posed and candid moments, group shots and individual portraits. Immediate family unit only, for extended family shoots please enquire for a quote. 

Maternity Session


A great way to record the miracle of pregnancy. A typical session takes 45 mins and will be held at a location of your choosing. 20+ professionally edited, high quality images will be delivered within a week. The best time to schedule your maternity session is between 28 - 34 weeks. 

husband holds pregnant wife amongst the trees at maternity session
Mother smile and holds face close to baby in black and white

Lifestyle Newborn Session


Don't like the look of a an extremely stylised and posed Newborn shoot? Then a Newborn Lifestyle Session is for you! As a father myself I know how exhausting and stressful having a Newborn can be so I come to you and the whole shoot takes place in the comfort of your own home. I capture you and your family as you are, around your home, interacting with and caring for your bundle of joy just as you will want to remember those days when they are so quickly gone! You will also be sent a simple preparation guide prior to the shoot. A typical shoot takes up to 2 hrs and 30+ images will be delivered within a week.   

Child on fathers shoulders smile at mother as sun streams through trees

So lets talk

 If you'd like to book a session, or even just ask some questions, simply click the button to the right!

I look forward to hearing from you!


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