Mumma Love


APRIL, 2019

Entering into the Motherhood journey for the first time is full of excitement, intrepidation and curiosity for the unknown experience that lies ahead. Will I be enough? Will I cope? Will I be a good presence for my child throughout their life? Second time around, you’ve been around, learnt some tricks, have confidence in your ability to care for another wholeheartedly. But let me tell you, all the excitement, in trepidation and curiosity remains. This is the joy of motherhood……..

Holding your tiny baby in your arms for the first time you wonder how it is that you have gotten so lucky. The awe of meeting this new person in your lives that is made up of part of you and your partner and little bit of this and that from your wider family pool is astounding, grounding and exhilarating all at the same time and perhaps you take a quick look around to make sure that he is really yours and no one is going to find out that you really have no idea what you are doing and take your precious squidge back again!

But in an instant as you just stop and breathe, you can feel that fire ignite, that fierce love that once lit burns for as long as you live. You may not realise it at first but a shift has begun, you become selfless, attentive, tuned in and amongst all this you grow a few super powers as well. Like the ability to sense the silence of your toddler at the baby’s crib before he starts ‘helping’ you with the baby. The deep and dreamy sleep that you wake from in the instant that you hear the slightest murmur from those sweet little lips. Your ability to function on a third of the sleep you used to, all the while multitasking life alongside.  


“But in an instant as you just stop and breathe, you can feel that fire ignite, that fierce love that once lit, burns for as long as you live.”

And in a gentle unspoken flow of love, you become the keeper of little souls, the heart of your family, you will be pushed beyond your former self to a person that you never knew existed. You will learn all over again about yourself with each child that blesses your life. You will be frustrated, angry, exhausted, lost, and a little bit unsure at times. But you will grow at every challenge and turn along the way. You will be energised, surprised, touched and above all your heart at times will be so full of love it might just burst.

You will learn to be at one with the chaos of life and ‘go with the flow’ a little more, as you really have no other choice but to give in, laugh a little and surrender to the joy that childhood brings! Mess, what mess, that’s just our alien space craft set to attack the evil emperor Zord! You will fall in love with your partner all over again as you navigate this crazy existence and have a little chuckle together as you watch your kids experience life in all it’s new discoveries for the first time. Yep Momma Love…….wouldn’t trade it for the world!


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Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay

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Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay

frequently asked questions


  • Q. My kids are gorgeous, but they don’t sit still and I’m worried they won’t behave..."

    A. I’m a mum of three busy kids, I get it, the more you tell them what to do, the less they want to do it! I usually start with a few ‘everyone look at the camera’ shots and then the rest of the session is pretty easy going, I might give some suggestions for things to do, or more photogenic places to go, but generally I just let the kids play and explore. Often the best photos are when your kid is doing the thing that makes them most happy! And if meltdowns happen (and they will!) I may take an adorable photo of that, and then we can take a little break or head on a different adventure.

  • Q. Should I wait until everything is perfect?

    A. Is family life ever perfect? Your kids want to see you, with them, so they can hold those memories and feelings in their hearts. You may never lose those 5 kilos, you may never re-paint that feature wall, and that is okay. Your kids don’t care, time goes fast, don’t wait. (or if you’re like me, a photoshoot is a great deadline haha).

  • Q. So how does it work? Where do we start?

    A. Great question –  click on the contact tab above to chat with me!

  • Q. When should I book my family session?

    A. If you need a weekend, I am usually booked out 2-3 months in advance, so get in touch ASAP to check availability. If a weekday suits you, at least 2-4 weeks notice is great. I do get the odd cancellation, so it’s always worth checking if you aren’t sure!

  • Q. When should I book my newborn session?

    A. If you want to capture your bub when they’re brand new, book a session as soon as you can. I usually book you in for your due date initially, then whenever your little one arrives we can make a firm date and time then. I only take on 4 newborns a month so I am able to be flexible if they need to be rescheduled. My sessions however are very relaxed and don’t require bub to be asleep to perform any crazy baby yoga positions, so even if your bub is 4-6 weeks old by the time you are feeling up to photos, they will still capture all that new baby love.

  • Q. What if my baby arrives early or late, can we move our newborn session?"

    A. Yes, absolutely! Often babies don’t like to stick to their due date and that is fine. I usually recommend booking your session for your due date, and if bub comes early or late we can work out an available date to move the session.

  • Q. What days/times do you do the sessions?

    Outdoor sunset sessions I shoot Monday-Sunday, we start 1-2 hours before sunset, depending on the location.

    Real life sessions I shoot on Sundays and the time can vary depending on the activities you choose to do and the light in your home/yard, generally 2-3 hours before sunset

    Newborn sessions I generally shoot these Monday - Friday, we generally aim for a 9.30am start if that works with any older kids and naps. If you need a weekend session to include older siblings this can be arranged also.

    If you have a wedding or other occasion, I do have some flexibility outside of these days/times, so please Get in touch

  • Q. Where can we do the shoot?

    A. I absolutely love photographing families in places that are special to them, whether that is your family home, or the beach or park you always go to together, if the place is special to you, the photos will also be that little bit more special in the years to come. If it’s just a photogenic location for your sunset session you need, then head to the contact page and I’m happy to recommend some options around the Byron Bay or Northern NSW.

  • Q. Can my dog be in the photos?

    A. Absolutely! I have a dog who is very much a special part of our family, I couldn't imagine having family photos without him! Let me know if you want to bring your fur baby and we can make sure it's a dog friendly location. They can be in all the photos if you want, or we can find a shady spot to tie them up or let them roam free if they are allowed, up to you!

  • Q. How much is it?

    A. Head to my contact page and get in touch to find out. Alternatively my pricing page will give you a starting price for the various sessions.

  • Q. Can I have a discount?

    A. For past clients who have had a full family or newborn session with me I offer a $100 discount off your chosen package. If my sessions aren’t within your current budget, keep an eye out for one of my mini sessions by following me on my Facebook or Instagram, as they are announced here first.

  • Q. Do you do mini sessions?

    A. Yes! I usually do mini sessions around mothers day and Christmas mini sessions in November. These sessions are shorter than my regular sessions, with a small number of images at a discounted price. Best to keep an eye on my Facebook or Instagram as they are announced here first.

  • Q. What if the weather is bad or we’re sick on the day of the shoot?

    A. Cloudy skies make for great photos, but I certainly don’t want to get stuck in a storm. If it looks like it may rain and this will affect our shoot, I’ll be in contact in the days prior and we can decide if we should reschedule.

    If you or your little ones are sick, please try to give a least 24 hours notice, and we can reschedule when everyone is feeling better.

  • Q. What should we wear?

    A. I’ll send you a detailed guide after you book your session, including lots of info on what to wear, what to expect and how to prep for your session. But if you have any questions, head to my contact page and we can chat!

  • Q. Do you photograph extended families?

    Yes! The relationships between cousins, grandparents, aunts is truly special and many families gift a session to a loved one for special occasions. You are welcome to also split off into separate family groups for photos also. Head to my pricing page for starting prices on family sessions or my contact page to chat with me.

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