First Birthday Party | Sienna

 

Last year I was there for Sienna’s Baptism, and this year I was also there for her first birthday! Meeting with clients again is always super special, because through taking your photos and spending time with you, you all become way more than simply a client! I love watching your kids grow and hearing news of events in your life, and I feel extremely lucky to have been there for two of Sienna’s special events. Her first birthday party was BEAUTIFUL! The cake was absolutely stunning, and they’d also had some gorgeous biscuits made by a friend who I think could easily sell these to other people! They had a photo memory board (I always love those!) and a wall of donuts (it took all of my will power not to eat one!), and some absolutely delicious looking food! Sienna’s dad owns a pizza shop so he made some amaaazing pizzas, and I have to admit that editing all of these photos made me hungry!! They also had face painting (check out the gorgeous dog face paint and butterfly in the gallery), and a whole lot of people there to celebrate gorgeous Sienna’s first birthday.

It can always be a little overwhelming for kids when it’s their party and suddenly there’s a crowd of people in their home giving them all this attention. Sienna felt the safest being held by her Mummy, but she did so well throughout the day, and I loved watching how her personality has grown since I saw her last. They really do change so much in that first year – it’s so cliche, but so true!! Her big sister was also gorgeous in her white dress, and capturing the joy she had when playing with her cousins was just beautiful. I absolutely loved being a part of Sienna’s birthday party, I think she had an amazing day and that her parents definitely earned a big rest afterwards!! Birthday parties are EXHAUSTING!!

If you’d like me to capture a special event for you as well, Contact me here. Having me capture your event means that you can focus on the party, and be safe in the knowledge that special moments and details will be captured for you to remember. You can also view my Events Portfolio for more examples of my work.

 

Engagement Party at The Bell Tower Perth | Sophia and Shane

 

Recently I captured the engagement party for Shane and Sophia. Sophia’s sister in law had gifted them the shoot after I shot Sienna’s Baptism in September. Their party was held at The Bell Tower, and the evening was just perfect!! They were truly lucky with the weather, and all their guests were having an amazing time and were so friendly and accommodating to the strange lady following them around with a camera! And can I just say, how BEAUTIFUL does Sophia look?! She absolutely shone during her evening, it was so easy to capture her true happiness!!

Towards the start of the evening, we went downstairs to get some images of Sophia with her bridesmaids who were so willing to just have fun with it all, and are obviously going to be an amazingly supportive team for Sophia on her big day. I love being able to capture their connections with each other, their sense of fun and their gorgeous personalities. There was lots of noise, lots of fun, and a whole lotta love amongst this group!!

Sophia then pulled her fiancé Shane down for some photos together. Shane admitted that he wasn’t as comfortable in front of the camera as some, and yet I think he did absolutely brilliantly! The main thing I love to do is to capture the connections between people, so I told Shane not to look at me and instead to look at his beautiful fiancée. This came easily to him, and made it very easy for me to capture their beautiful connection. They told me about how he proposed in Canada after making her grumpy after she had to walk a long distance, and about their plans to set a date for their wedding. Talking to the guests during the night, there was a common theme with everyone telling me how happy they are for the couple, and how they had been expecting the engagement for a long time. I also captured some images of Shane with his brother who will be his Best Man. We spoke about how close they were growing up, how they used to share a room, and how they have special cufflinks which celebrate their bond. I absolutely love this and as I said to them, I hope that my boys grow up with such a special relationship.

All the guests were so much fun. Although some liked to avoid the camera (I may have snuck some of them anyway!), many were also very happy to share their stories with me and let me capture the fun they were having on the night. There was yummy food, pink drinks, yellow hair, an awesome band, beautiful weather, a dedicated bar, a beautiful view, and so many memories. I’m so glad I was able to capture some of those memories for Shane and Sophia! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your night!

 

St Mary’s Cathedral Baptism in Perth | Sienna’s Baptism

 

Recently I captured some memories for Sienna’s Baptism. I really enjoy capturing events, as a lot of it simply involves watching and capturing what is naturally happening which results in some very real and honest images. I also love it because these are the times in your life where you look back and remember – and I love being able to give you some images to help you relive it all. Sienna won’t remember her day – and yet she’ll be able to experience it through these images, just as her family will be able to as well. They’ll remember what life was like at the time she was baptised, and will be able to see all of the people who are important to them. This is also why I provide a slideshow of images for those who book me to capture their Events. I feel that it’s a beautiful way to be able to relive the day, and is yours to keep forever.

We were so lucky with the weather for Sienna’s baptism as they had predicted rain and storms, and the day before had not been very pleasant. The day of her Baptism though was just perfect! I met Sienna and her family at their home so we could capture the details of her getting ready – being dressed by her Godparents (who were a little nervous at the prospect!), adorned in her gorgeous jewellrey, her big sister Amelia running around (and occasionally picking her nose!), and of course some of the more traditional images with the important people in her life. Sienna became a little tired, but these images to me are just as beautiful. She needed her dummy, she needed cuddles from Mummy – and this is real life! Luckily for Sienna (and everyone!) the church was a bit of a drive away so she was able to get some sleep in the car on the way there.

Arriving at the church, I couldn’t help but think about how beautiful it was! Before entering, I captured the images of people greeting each other and of the crowd of people who had assembled to celebrate Sienna’s special day. The Priest was hilarious! He certainly made the Baptism such an enjoyable experience, and he even beckoned me up to stand next to him at one point so that I could capture the way Sienna was intently watching him and listening to his every word. She did amazingly well throughout the whole ceremony – a little superstar! Afterwards we used the beautiful archway to capture some more posed images with the groups of people who had come to celebrate her day.

Following the church, it was time to celebrate for lunch! They had decorated the restaurant so beautifully, and I wanted to capture all of these details, including the gorgeous cake!! How beautiful was the cake!! The atmosphere was truly beautiful throughout the whole day, and Sienna was so perfect throughout it all. When I left, she was quietly fighting sleep in her pram – but I was told afterwards that she did end up going to sleep. Yay! I feel lucky to have been able to capture such a beautiful day with such a beautiful family. I know that Sienna is so loved by her parents and her big sister, and also by her Godparents who fulfilled all of their duties (including dressing their first baby!), and provided so much support to Amelia as well.

If you’d like me to capture your event, contact me. I’d love to help you remember your special day!