The magic of sunrise sessions

Imagine the gentle lull of the ocean waves as the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon, casting a warm golden glow across the shoreline. You walk barefoot in the sand, hands resting gently on your growing bump, eyes filled with anticipation. This is the magic of a sunrise beach maternity photoshoot.

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A pregnant mum wearing a sheer white robe kneels on a wet sandy beach, the golden rays of sunrise illuminate her bump. The photo was taken by Studio Magnolia, a Brisbane maternity photographer.

How to support your new mum friend.

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Let’s be real for a moment. Postpartum can be rough.
Don’t get me wrong, it is such a beautiful and special season – one that I personally look back at fondly.
But all the amazing highs of welcoming a new baby also come with some really hard lows.
Recovering from physical demands of carrying and birthing a baby takes time

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5 phrases to replace “look at the camera and smile”

If there was just one thing I could say to my clients before there photoshoot it would be this: You do not need to spend the whole shoot telling your kids to sit up straight, look at the camera and give me a big smile.To be perfectly honest, if you were looking for a photographer […]

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My favourite photoshoot locations

One of the most time consuming (and fun) parts of being a photographer is location scouting. You may not realise how much goes into curating a collection of local spots to offer clients. First and foremost I have to make sure the locations are available for me to use – and finding a beautiful field […]

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How to take care of your printed photos

I have so many fond memories, both as a child and more recently, of sitting with my family and looking through old photos. Some of the oldest ones were taken on my Pop’s old film cameras more than 50 years ago. Many of those photos are of great grandparents and other family members I never […]

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How to take care of your digital photos

I’m sure at some point in time someone has asked you this question. “If your house was on fire and you could only grab one item to save, what would it be” Ask the question to a room of people and I’m sure there would be at least a few who say they would save […]

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Embracing imperfection

Letting go of perfect and clinging on to what matters I want to tell you the story of a photo. They say that a picture tells a thousand words, but to me this picture simply says “you need to let go of perfection”. The photo is of my son and I. Even though it was […]

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3 tips for a relaxing photoshoot

My tips for a more relaxing photoshoot

I am not a stress head… at all.

Ask anyone in my family and they will happily share the frustration that my cool, calm, “she’ll be right” attitude can sometimes cause (especially in airports).

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How to prepare for an in-home newborn photoshoot

When it comes to a newborn photoshoot, one of the best locations is your very own home.

You have everything you need at your finger tips without having to pack it all into the nappy bag.

Both you and baby will be more comfortable in your own environment, away from the harsh elements.

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Child led photoshoots

YOUNG, WILD + FREE I offer get parent’s apologising for their kids at a photoshoot. “I’m so sorry, they haven’t slept today” “It must be a full moon” “They definitely get that from their dad..” I get it – trust me! At our recent family photos my son fell asleep 5 minutes from the location […]

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