Canberra Maternity Photography

I had the MOST gorgeous Mums-To-Be in studio a couple of weeks ago and we had Sarah Tahir from Makeup By Sarah Tahir (https://www.facebook.com/Sarah.Tahir/) come along and make the ladies feel so amazing and special! Sarah is so great at her job, I highly recommend her! 

The ladies wore beautiful gowns from https://edenelizabeth.com.au/ and Sew Unique Prop Bowtique which made them feel and look like Goddesses! 

Thanks to Brooke and Anissa for making the day an amazing one!

 

The most EPIC 1st Birthday party!

Yesterday was amazing! I got to photograph the most wonderful 1st Birthday party at Hotel Realm, and everything about it was EPIC. The location, the food, the cake, the decorations but most of all was the AMAZING costumes that the guests all wore, everyone went all out and it was just the best thing ever!

The cake was made by Cakes By Jane, balloons by Balloon Brilliance, signage by Foamtastic Party Decor, candy buffet by The Candy Buffet Company and amazing entertainment by Nomad The Magician.

https://candybuffet.com.au/

https://www.cakesbyjaneincanberra.com/

http://www.balloonbrilliance.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/FoamtasticPartyDecor/

https://www.facebook.com/NomadTheMagician/

http://hotelrealm.com.au/

Professional Prints & why you shouldn't settle for "just the digitals"

I wanted to show you this beautiful order I completed for a client this week, and also their review of their experience with me because this is why I love print packages accompanying the digital files. I like to make it an easy process for my clients, so that their photos are printed by professionals, and not just on a USB that is put in the drawer never to see the light of day again. Life gets busy and USB's are forgotten, but with my print packages all the work is done for you and they are ready to proudly show your friends and family :)

"Katrina was so wonderful with our little Bub, so calm and patient throughout the shoot and so accommodating afterwards with the ordering process - Katrina came to our house to walk us through and help us choose the shots and then dropped them off to us when they arrived. The finished photos and albums are stunning, the best I've seen! Absolutely recommend Katrina, not only for her wonderful photography skills but for being so lovely and understanding as well, particularly with new parents who are learning the ropes with a new baby. Thanks so much again"

Autumn Family Portraits!

On the weekend, I was able to capture the last of the Autumn weather, the most stunning afternoon light and the photos are SO FUN! I can't wait to show Mum & Dad their beautiful, fun, family portrait very soon! And I can't wait to share more with you all, but for now I'll leave thisimage with you, full of love and happiness!

Mr L - 12 days

Welcome to the world another Canberra newborn Mr L! He technically wasn't due yet at his session, he wasn't due to be born for another 2 days! We had a great session, Mum & Dad loved his photos and I can't wait to get their print order to them!

 

 

Miss O ~ 8 days

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing our friends newest addition! When her Mum booked in with me months ago I was so excited to share in this beautiful time with them! The family resemblance is strong in this little one, looking exactly like her brother and sister! Look at that happy smile!

www.mollycoddlephotoprops.com.au

Carina & Anthony's Engagement party!

Friday 7th April - I had a fabulous time at the Canberra Yacht Club photographing the Engagement Party of Carina and Anthony. They had a wonderful relaxed time with their closest friends and family and it was wonderful to be a part of it! Check out the cake by Pasticceria Francesco!!  Congratulations guys!

http://www.cscc.com.au/yacht-club

http://www.pasticceriafrancesco.com.au

Maternity and Newborn Combined Session!

This glowing Mum-To-Be searched the amazing Search For A Pro section on the AIPP website (www.aipp.com.au) and found me! We did a beautiful Maternity Session, with an absolutely stunning dress from www.edenelizabeth.com.au and followed that up a few short weeks later with an amazing Newborn Session when bub was 9 days old. He was a dream, he slept the whole time and was just so gorgeous! Thank you for choosing me to be such an important part in your families life!

Props - www.propsidaisy.bigcartel.com    www.edenelizabeth.com.auwww.mollycoddlephotoprops.com.au

 

 

Mother's Day Portrait Sessions

Mother’s Day Portrait Sessions Canberra – Limited sessions available!

$100 session fee – payable as your deposit to secure your 30min timeslot

No minimum purchase on your print order – buy one, two or all, up to you! All prints come with the corresponding digital file.

Up to 25 images presented to you at your ordering session where you choose A La Carte prints or a Package.

Visit the contact tab to book your session!

Don’t forget to bring Grandma and Nanna for some special photos!!

Sunday 2nd April – Starting 3pm

Saturday 8th April – Starting 3pm

Miss M - 18 days

Look at this beautiful bubba! Miss M was a little bit older than most of the newborn sessions I do, but she absolutely rocked it, sleeping the whole time! The delivery driver also arrived with my new bowl from http://propsidaisy.bigcartel.com/ right at the end and she was still asleep and I am so pleased with the way it all looks!

Props - http://propsidaisy.bigcartel.com/    www.mollycoddlephotoprops.com.au   http://fabfabricsaustralia.bigcartel.com

 

 

Sitter Sessions!

Oh my goodness I am just in love with Sitter Sessions! What a gorgeous age to capture so much cuteness! My sitter sessions are $100 for the 30min in-studio session (payable as deposit) and there's no minimum to buy from the A La Carte print menu! All prints come with the corresponding digital file, or if you can't choose a favourite then you can order from the Package menu! The rompers below are available to use in the session at no extra cost.

Rompers: http://www.ababyandabloom.bigcartel.com/  andhttps://www.woodandlacephotographyprops.com

Why I love to print your photos for you!

Last year while recovering from surgery I challenged myself to a task - to print an album for each of my children with photos from Birth to their ages now (7yrs, 5yrs and 3yrs) - mobile phone photos, point & shoot photos, and my professional photos all rolled into an album each for them to look back on and cherish. This process triggered a thought in my brain somewhere that made me realise that I as a photographer wasn't very good at getting all these photos printed and organised! I mean, I have a lot hanging on the wall, but all of those other memories that I know existed, but my kids had forgotten or were too young to remember were sitting there on the hard drive doing nothing! Then I wondered what were all my clients doing with their images on USB's? Were they printing them and hanging them on their walls or was the USB sitting in a drawer somewhere, or had they put them onto their computer never to be looked at again?? I mean, sure, your computer loves looking at your photos and reminiscing about all the good times - but your children LOVE to see themselves up on the wall, creating a sense of belonging within your family, and feeling all the love that comes with that sense, and that is absolutely priceless! 

I have been photographing families now for over 4 years and just before Christmas last year I came back to my own business (after 17mths of casual employment at a local studio) to pursue my individual style, and present my work as best as I could to my clients and that brought me to offering print packages that also include the corresponding digital files, instead of just offering a USB like I once had. A lot of my clients are new parents, and with parenthood comes a whole new ball game of trying to get out of the house to the shops with this new little human and home again without changing clothes 14 times, let alone finding the best place to get quality professional prints done! So I thought to myself "why not make the whole process easier for my clients, by getting their images professionally printed and matted so they can just pop them in a frame and get them on the wall or gift to grandparents etc?" and thus, my idea for beautiful new print packages was born!....pardon the pun.....

I would absolutely love to be able to capture images of your family and provide you with the most beautiful prints and wall art for you and your children to cherish for years to come. Please enquire through my Contact form to book your session today! 

Katrina x 

1st Birthday Cake Smash!

It was a rain filled morning in Canberra but it cleared right on time for a fantastic 1st Birthday Cake Smash! Master B wasn't overly keen on actually smashing his cake as you can see in his photo below, however there were still plenty of fabulous family, sibling and individual photos! Did you know that with a Cake Smash Session I photograph family, sibling & individual photos of bub as well as the cake smash and bubble bath photos? You end up with a brilliant variety of images to choose from!  

Cake: http://www.capitalcupcakes.com.au/

Blanket:  http://www.mollycoddlephotoprops.com.au/ 

Baby T - 5 days new

Welcome to my blog!

My first newborn scheduled for 2017 turned out to be my last of 2016 when she arrived 2 weeks early! I met Miss T when she was just 5 days old, she rocked her newborn session and looked like a gorgeous little doll. I was thrilled when her Mum booked in as I have known her family for 22 years so to be a part of this precious time in their lives was fantastic!  

Green popcorn wrap - www.flovelies.com