Taking advantage of Autumn afternoon light, I caught up with the V Family for their afternoon family photography session in Wollongong
Carly, James & Georgia // Family Session
How hot was Sunday!?
Whilst most were enjoying the waves at the beach or staying inside with the a/c blasting, I had a mini-session marathon with 4 sessions! I know, only crazy people work in 40°C weather right?!
This session was my second last for the day. This family had just traveled back from Canberra after visiting family for their nephews 3rd birthday, and then endured the tropical humid heat for our mini session - and we had so much fun! Georgia is only 18 months old and just so full of life. We had laughter, tears - and this girl has SO many different facial expressions from cute as pie to sass queen and everything in between.
Such an adorable little family with a lot of love and it was a pleasure to capture this family, even in the phenomenal heat on the day!
Jess & Harper
Jess and Harper are high school sweethearts. Although in different years at school, their story begins at a high school swimming carnival. 7 years on from then, here we were at our session yesterday. They've got a full of beans son Elijah who's too cute for words!!
Harper started on testosterone earlier this year, commencing his female-male transition. Prior undergoing hysterectomy surgery to further continue the transition, Harper hopes to bear a child, just ticking off that last box of woman-hood. On his personal Facebook account, Harper has teed up with a fellow trans friend of his, and they've filmed Q&A videos explaining all about themselves, transgender and the process involved, and everything in between which is being widely viewed by the community!
I truly had a blast with Harper, Jess & Eli yesterday. So much love within this little family, and we connected instantly like we'd been friends for years. Just such a down-to-earth couple and even though all Eli wanted to do was play on the nearby playground his lollypop bribe kept his attention for our session!
Today the results of the Australian Marriage survey came in, after the tally of our nation's say has been counted. The result was a majority YES, and I truly hope to see that in the future, Australian marriage laws are changed to allow same-sex couples to wed.
Amy & Nicole
These two gorgeous women have been together for 9 years! And, they tell me they're still as much in love now as they ever have been.
This session is part of our free mini sessions for those who identify as LBGTIQ. Under the #rainbowloveau initiative, created by the lovely Nic over at Fox & Kin, I am the Illawarra photographer offering free 30 minute mini sessions to LBGTIQ. Read more about this on Nic's blog. There is an insane amount of photographers who have jumped onboard all over Australia, and now branching internationally. How awesome is that?! Check out the blog if you're outside the Illawarra and interested in a session to find the photographer in your local area.
Our entire session was full of their inside jokes, embracing how ticklish Amy is, avoiding spider webs and exploring through bushland.
Courtney & Tash // Engaged
Recently I jumped onboard the initiative created by Nic at Fox & Kin to help spread the #rainbowloveau by offering free mini-sessions to those who identify as LBGTIQ. My response to these sessions has been nothing short of AMAZING! Within the first 10 minutes of posting, I'd already had many couples contacting me expressing their interest. I had 10 mini sessions booked in for this Saturday just gone, but unfortunately due to some rain in the morning, followed by things popping up for my clients throughout the day, only 3 sessions ended up being on the final day's schedule. But, that's totally better than none!
Courtney & Tash are both local to Wollongong and they have a son, 2 year old Wyatt. He definitely keeps them on their toes, and our session was no different!
We still have limited places available for these sessions - if you're interested in FREE (no hidden costs, nothing to pay, literally free!) photos with your loved ones and identify as LBGTIQ, then please contact me!
* Illawarra region only.
* If you're outside this region and are interested in a session - there are many photographers all over Australia that have embraced this. Please contact me and I'd be happy to refer you to the closest photographer in your area!