Capturing lasting memories of your beautiful baby completely fills my heart….their curly, snuggly little poses, the tiny wrinkly details, pouty lips and pink creamy skin. But for me, it is more than that. It’s about capturing connection and emotion.
There’s nothing I love more than including special things in a little ones session….a gorgeous blanket that nanna made especially for your baby, a tiny knitted teddy bear that you purchased before you even knew they were on their way, something that belongs to someone very important who can’t be here to meet your little one.
That image that will not only elicit emotion and memory from your session for many years to come but also celebrates the connection to that special item as they grow over the years.
When I first talk to families we talk about these special things and along with asking about something you may already have, I also ask about your little one’s nursery, about a theme and about things that have meaning to you.
Mum that is a ballet dancer…Dads favourite football team….Poppy that is a painter.
Your little mans elephant theme in the nursery…your favourite animals were owls when you were a child.
All of these memories and moments I try and capture in your session.
Sometimes…that special something is created just for the session and its from that moment on that its memory making begins.
With this in mind, I thought I would take opportunity to share with you some of my favourite vendors that make this magic happen. My lovely friends who cater to my random last minute requests when I tell them I need a black knitted bunny urgently as it has sentimental value to a very special family, or the beautiful rainbow unicorn that is being created lovingly as we speak for an extra special rainbow session. The baby blue bonnet knitted to match the session inspired by a little man’s nursery or the divine knitted elephant created and sent all the way from Italy. Everything I use is filled with love from my vendors to me and then on to you.
These are special people that help me create magic for your family.
If you are expecting or have a session booked with me throughout the year, I highly recommend checking out these special people and having something created just for your session.
First vendor…..Princess & The Pea Props run by my lovely friend Virginia who always goes above and beyond to help me when a client wants coral and teal colours. I get all my tiebacks from her and they are so very special.
Love That Prop and the gorgeous Shirls makes the most divine knitted items. When I contacted her madly asking for this gorgeous little black bunny for a special family she dropped everything to help me. All my little knitted friends and wraps are lovingly made by her.
Wendy’s Baby Knits makes the sweetest rompers for all my little baby girls and always gets creative when I have special ideas…she is currently making a very special project for a very special baby girl that you will get to see in the next few weeks….eeeeep…watch this space!
And I am super spoiled to come from a very creative family…including my gorgeous sister in law Sian from Yazzy’s Yarn who almost daily caters to my crazy requests and creations including this purely magical cocoon for a very special Hungry Caterpillar nursery theme print.
One of my amazingly talented and creative friends Michelle from Emme Collection Newborn Props who makes the most divine and intricate props that are like nothing else.
Another gorgeous and extremely talented friend and fellow photographer who has a beautiful prop business that I absolutely adore working with, Kate from A Little Life Photography Props who creates all my stunning back drops to make your session magical.
One of my absolute favourite vendors right now that creates rompers like I’ve never seen before with the most beautiful details and has me super excited to start using now with all the sitters in the studio!! Holly from Pup and Frank Photography Props I have a total crush on you right now!
Truly one of the sweetest ladies ever….Ayla from Sweet Little Melody Props makes the sweetest sitter bonnets and flower crowns for all my bigger bubba’s coming through the studio and always goes above and beyond.
One of my newer vendor finds but completely in line with my style and seriously…who doesn’t love a snuggly little owl? These gorgeous little friends from Earthborn Photography Props are my fav!!!!
One of the very props I purchased as a new photographer, something I use in every single session regardless of the age and size of the little one, the colours of the set ups requested or the style….the best knitted bonnets I have ever used. Jeannine from Little Doe makes absolutely perfect quality bonnets and I am so grateful to work with her.
My lovely inspiring, creative and super talented friend Elise from Addy and Gus Designs who never ceases to amaze me, creates these stunning crochet baskets among other things which are perfect for snuggling all my little newborns in!!
As you can see above I have loads of lovely props for you to use during your session to help create beautiful images and capture lovely memories of your little one and your family but please consider checking out these pages and vendors as I can guarantee you will find something special to bring along that is just about you and your baby…something to include in your session as we make magic happen and capture memories being made.
And to all my lovely vendors, I feel blessed to work with you daily and consider most you among my friends.
*All of these vendors apart from Pup and Frank are Australian owned family operated businesses, just like me, which is something I value highly*