The Family Parkin: the 2018 Edition {Coffs Harbour Family Photographer}

These guys know how to love. I never walk away from them without feeling better than when I arrived. Some families welcome me in & say “we trust you”. They do it with their actions & their words & I feel free to create around them rather than force anything upon them.

Documenting families in their homes is pretty much my favourite thing to do. When I think of the photos that stand out for me from my own childhood they are the ones of us at home, where mum is in the kitchen (with a perm), dad is sporting a sweet pair of stubbies or one where I think to myself, “I remember that lounge”. These were the rhythm of our days & the things I want to remember  forever. Your kids will too.

 

The Family Byrne: Luca {Coffs Harbour Family Photographer Pregnancy Baby}

I met with Teagan & Matt at the place they were married so we could document the next crazy thing happening in their lives. We spent a beautiful afternoon slowly wandering Eagles Rest Estate & talking about what they thought parenthood might be like & how excited they were for it to all just happen. Well it all happened the very next day & just ten day after that I was invited into their home to capture their amazing baby girl, Luca. Teagan & Matt are such wonderfully natural parents (not the case for all of us that’s for sure). We spent the time chatting about all things postpartum – including the stuff they don’t tell you about – & little Luca was treated to a milk bath & loads of LOVE.

 

 

 

The Bakers + Buja & Mae {Coffs Harbour Family Photographer/ Vintage Caravan}

The Baker Brood are a bunch of altogether too clever & nice individuals who make the best of their family time by squeezing themselves into their brilliantly refurbished vintage caravan, Mae the Millard. Mae is pulled along for the ride by Buja the Defender & together they are an unbeatable combination. We spent a beautiful Autumn evening on the beach a little while ago, toasting marshmallows & enjoying the warm weather, all too aware that Winter is around the corner. You can read more about Buja & Mae & the adventures of the Baker fam by hitting this linky poo & you can also check out how much these kids have grown by revisiting their previous session  

 

Karlie & Camilo {Coffs Harbour Wedding Photographer, Bellingen Wedding}

This day was the ultimate celebration of the life that Karlie & Camilo have built across culture & language. They have embraced each other in their differences by celebrating what binds them together; love, children & the home they have made together in Australia. Camilo’s family travelled all the way from Colombia to witness this day. I have been lucky enough to document this family through pregnancy, baby & toddlerhood & with a surprise proposal thrown in. This day topped the lot <3 I can not express how lucky I feel to be let in to people’s lives on these important occasions. Thank you, thank you.

 

Lauren & Matt {Coffs Harbour Wedding Photographer Nambucca Valla Wedding}

Matt & Lauren were the perfect mix of knowing what they wanted & going with the flow. This made for such a joyous day where they balanced the focus on their own relationship with their love for their daughter, Grace as well as for their beautiful family & friends. Lauren’s bouquet was made up of long stemmed flowers that were handpicked by her clever florist friend, & then individually handed to her by her loved ones. A picturesque beach ceremony,  followed by a  quick boat trip to a desert island & then back to Eagles Rest for celebrations – the day was windswept perfection.

Julie - Wow what amazing and beautiful photo’s