The shades of blue

The behind the scenes of selecting tones for my shoots. 

I love having matching tones, but not completely matching (unless I feel like we should totally all have the same shirt on ;-), what mum hasn't done this?!?). 

Adding layers, textures, tones all makes for the prefect photograph, but also looks stunning when you print for the wall. 

When shopping, I aim for pieces that are timeless, perfect for laying for different seasons and lets not forget comfort. 

The session below, I went with shades of blue / grey. 

Wraps: A little life & Pop Ya Tot

Jeans - Cotton On 

Dress - Zara 

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DIY Day Spa

Milk Bath Monday - the best way to start the week. 

Th boys have a bath or shower every evening, but having a relaxing soak in the bath is good for the soul. Every Monday is our DIY spa day. 

The most common question I am asked, is that real milk?!?! No, no it is not. It is not powered or real milk, it is a beautiful product I buy made from avocado. It smells divine & leaves the skin so beautiful & soft. 

I want the boys to grow up and look after themselves, I feel that this starts from a young age. 

While, I don't give Ez a massage, I do moisturise his arms and legs with a QV cream, especially during Winter. Bowie, I give him a baby massage with some essential oils every evening. It is something I have done since I brought him home from special care. 

To top off Milk bath Monday, I also add some flowers or greenery, who says boys can't have flowers too! I usually ask Ez to pick out his favourite bunch from the florist (within reason ahah).  After all, I hope one day they will buy their partners flowers!! 

The flower bath insert is from - Blooming bath, you can find Australian stockists, some also have AfterPay - This is not sponsored. 

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Those first moments

Second babe, first time experiencing special care nursery. Completely overwhelmed, lost & scared. 

It has only taken me almost 4 months to go over and edit a few of Bowie's first couple weeks in special care. It seems like a life time ago, some of it a bit of a blur, but most of all I feel beyond grateful that I have a beautiful & happy little man at home with us now. 

The best Valentine's gift anyone could ever ask for!! February 14th, 7am - Bowie Rain was welcomed earthside. 

Documenting each day in special care was my way of coping. Some days nothing changed, others we were able to bath & watch those scales slowly increase!! 

Looking back at these photographs and seeing him today, you would never know he was 5 weeks early and only 2kg!! 

Tears stream down my face as I try put all the emotions into words. 

So I will let the photographs do the talking. 

 

Mama Magic

M O T H E R 

The water of her womb, your first home. 

The body she pulled apart to welcome you to the world. 

The spirit in you she helped grow with all she knew. 

The heart that she gave you when yours fell apart.

You are her soft miracle. 

So she gave you her eyes to see the best in the worst. 

You carry your mother in your eyes. 

Make her proud of all she watches you do. 

---- My first Mother's day as a Mama of two ----

My heart is so filled with love, it is bursting at the seems. 

While I am focusing on slowing down the days, adjusting to life with raising two little humans, being a creator, a photo taker, but also a wifey you can follow our journey - @travelling_motherhood 

Emm x 

Outfits - 

Little JC, Zara & Bardot Junior 

Linen Sheets - Adairs 

F A M I L Y

WOW!!! Seriously this rad family!! However you are finding me, keep it up!! 

Filled the session with shoulder rides from dad, swinging, running races, looking for trains & just having an ace time.

Feeling rather blessed to be able capture such beautiful memories.

M O T H E R H O O D mini sessions

Mother's Day - An incredible journey - love - tears - emotions 

Capturing all those precious memories in studio or outdoor session. 

To book your session head to the 'CONTACT' tab. 

Much love 

Emm x

 

Beauitful beginings

Nikki + Jason 

It was like we had been friends for years!! I had the honour of photographing Nikki + Jason's whole pregnancy journey. It was truly an amazing experience. We did the pregnancy reveal, baby shower, pregnancy timeline, maternity, birth + newborn. 

The birth!! 

Midnight, I received a call to say Nikki's water had broken and that they just got to the hospital. I asked them to call back after the midwife had seen Nikki. 4 hours later, I received a call from Jason, 'i think you should get here as quick as possible'. Nikki was fully dilated!!! I literally flew down the stairs & rushed to the hospital. Making it with lots of time to spare. A few short hours later, beautiful little Malia was born earth side. 

Emotions, I think I cried & smiled all at once. It is such a beautiful moment to capture. 

 

Photographing another photographer!!!

Wowza!! Nerves on nerves!! Being booked by a fabulous photographer is quite daunting, well for me!! The pressure is on!! My mind is going a 100 mile an hour, am i taking too long, have I have taken enough photographs, is this what they are after and finally, i bloody hope these are in focus!!! 

Half way through the session, me takes back over my body, we end up with the most beautiful sunset and I could have photographed Rox and her beautiful family everyday!! The location, the outfits and just them, being them made these photographs amazing!!

Feminine, romantic & classy

The perfect gift for your husband to be or Valentine's Day present. 

'and so we are like flowers and bloom only when the sun kisses us' - Kristian Goldmund Aumann

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ice-cream

The perfect date!! 

Two little men and their gorgeous Mumma on an ice-cream date! So messy, but oh so fun!! 

It was such a beautiful afternoon capturing the Young family. 

This Summer we have just launched these beautiful sessions. For more information head over to the 'Contact' tab. 

 

The Christmas excitement has begun!!

I LOVEEEEEEE Christmas!! It is no secret in our family!! The food, company and presents!! 

SO this year I decided to Blog a couple of our family Christmas events! With four families we see over the Christmas period, it means lots of sweets & Christmas cheer!! 

I have been extremely busy over the last few weeks and I still am finishing off sessions, while also being on call for a beautiful Mumma to welcome her little one earthside. 

We kept the evening very low key & it actually ended up being quite affordable. 

Most things I already had!! 

The drink canister: Kmart - Pimm's mocktail 

Glasses: IKEA (recent purchase)

All food except the the little bread sticks and cheese block (tasting plate) was gluten & dairy free, so my little man could enjoy all the treats as well. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 

Emm x

 

K I N G Ezra

Remember you are the centre of your child's solar system. You are the sun, bringing in the warmth + light. His entire world revolves around you. Your sense of peace + calm is the point upon which everything pivots. It is the axis of his world. 

One tripod + one cape + one crown and a whole lotta fun!! We played, hugged & laughed in a field!! 

The sense of achievement I feel after taking my own photographs is very satisfying! These sets sometimes take some time to put together and often involves a spotlight trip or even some online shopping!! However, this time, we just searched through the dress up box to find an outfit!! 

My outfit: Zara

Ezra's - Cape - It was just a piece of material. Crown: Le Petit Renard Rouge - www.lepetitrenardrouge.bigcartel.com 

Emm x

             

Willow + parents

A laid back afternoon at the beach! 

Incorporating half Christmas & half family was the perfect happy medium for this session. 

We started off the with the beautiful drift wood Christmas sleigh and finished up in the ocean!! My favourite part of the session is where you see the waves crashing into you which adds this beautiful texture to the photograph. 

The beautiful romper Willow is wearing is from M&L design boutique and handmade tieback is from Gumnutandbloom_photoprops - www.gumnutandbloom.com 

Much Love 

Emm 

J O E Y

F I L M + P H O T O G R A P H Y 

Combining my passion for creating endless memories. I have now introduced film packages. 

Little baby Joey had a full newborn & film package. He had the most beautiful dark hair and the most handsome features. 

Film link: https://vimeo.com/244767990

To book your ultimate newborn memory box head over to the 'CONTACT' tab. 

Emm x

The perfect gift

G I F T  V O U C H E R S 

The new gift vouchers have arrived!! Give your loved ones the perfect gift. 

 

FEAT. in Stylish kids Australia

Almost a year a ago I was asked to photograph 'Stylish kids Australia' first event. An event created by the beautiful Roberta Fairbanks to support, showcase & empower women & their small businesses. The event was beautiful, a room filled with so many talented & inspiring women. 

Here is the link to download your free copy: https://www.stylishkidsaustralia.com/pages/stylish-christmas-2017

If you love Australian & handmade this magazine is for you!!

 

A beautiful blessing...

Evelyn came into the studio for her maternity session, bubbly, gorgeous & glowing. As I do, I always chat, sometimes too much!! Evelyn's journey to motherhood hasn't been easy, I felt like I was going to cry while hearing all about it actually. With permission from Evelyn, here is their journey. 

"After nearly 3 years of praying and heartache, 9 rounds of IVF, 3 lost pregnancies, 3 D&Cs, countless surgeries, ultrasounds, blood tests and needles, God blessed us with a natural miracle after an Adele concert in Melbourne.

I want people to know this miracle DID NOT happen because we had stopped worrying about it, we HAD NOT stopped thinking about it, we HAD NOT stopped stressing about it. March was one of the most stressful months for me. 

There may be women who read this that have gone through infertility already or God forbid you may go through it in the future and you will understand how I have felt for almost 3 years. I was one of those women who's heart broke every time a Facebook friend made a pregnancy announcement, I was one of those women who had to unfollow some of her friends on Facebook because it hurt too much to see beautiful baby photos and videos even though I was happy for them. 
My message is that it is perfectly ok to deal with your grief and emotions in any way you see fit, it is perfectly fine to pursue your baby hopes and dreams in any way you want whether it be IVF, surrogacy or adoption; do not let other peoples uneducated opinions, comments or gossip stop you. 

I was once asked "what will you do or how will you feel if you can't have children?"

My immediate response was "that's not possible, I will have a child, whether its from my own body or someone else's, I will never stop trying".

We had already started pursuing surrogacy when our natural miracle happened unexpectedly and we are incredibly grateful for all the people we have met along our journey to parenthood.

So to all women out there never stop trying and consider all your options. Miracles can and do happen everyday." - Evelyn

You may ask, why I decided to share this beautiful blessing? This is real, it happens, more often than people realise. 

Much Love 

Emm x

C H R I S T M A S S P I R I T

Can you believe that Christmas is two months away!! I feel like this year has just flown by!!

These two beautiful souls, Summer & Layla had such a lovely morning in the studio.

We still have a few Christmas studio sessions left for 2017, head over to the 'CONTACT' to book your session.

White linen romper: M L designs Boutique

Tiebacks: Gumnut &bloom photo props 

 

Love Emm x

 

GG + Ezra

Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another - Richard Garnett 

- Half day, lifestyle film, documentary film, family sessions.

Pressing pause and being able to re live this moment of Ezra's great nan & himself is an invaluable & priceless moment. Finding the smallest things in life and being greatful is such a precious thing to hold onto. Ezra's great grandpa passed away over 20 years ago, but this film of Great Nan & him, he will have forever.  The reason behind my focus to capture these moments is not for just for me, but for him to cherish in years to come.

Emm x

 

WO M B

'You are pregnant & you are powerful. You are bold & you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty & in your connectedness. Trust your body to birth & know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you'. - Anonymous 

Nicole & Jake  are expecting their first bundle of joy any day now. It was a beautiful relaxed session. The photographs are simply and I will let them do the story telling. 

- Emm x