Brahe :: {maternity}

The first of three sessions scheduled last Saturday, Brahe’s maternity session was one of those “watch the sky and hold your breath” type of shoots. Rain had been predicted for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and when Friday afternoon was still dry and blue-skyed, I was sure we’d gotten away with it. Well, that was, until I woke at 3am Saturday morning to hear the roof being pummelled with rain. But thankfully, by morning it had stopped, and our session was able to go ahead. Somewhat damp, but still. And we even had a few brief sightings of blue sky!

 




Inverell maternity photographer

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Thia & Pete :: {wedding}

Cloudy, sunny, cloudy, sunny… The weather kept us guessing the whole way out to Moree, where we met the beautiful Lethia and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the ceremony. A whrlwind of activity, and everyone was dressed as we once more hit the road for the drive out to Garah. We caught up with Peter and the guys as they waited for the arrival of the bridal cars, before heading inside the church and watching as Lethia walked down the aisle on the arm of her very proud father. In the blink of an eye, the lovely ceremony was over, and we gathered outside for the family photos, with one eye cast skyward as the grey clouds threatened rain. As we loaded ourselves back in the car, and waited for the bridal party to lead the way to our location shoot, the first spots appeared on the windscreen. By the time we crossed the train tracks and left Garah behind us, the rain was pouring down. A few quick adjustments, and we found a nice dry spot to start the photos. Then as quickly as it came, the rain disappeared, and teh clouds gave way to bautiful blue sky.

 

They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, though I’m sure this gorgeous pair won’t need it! Congratulations guys, it was a pleasure to hang out with you and be a part of your special day.

 

 

 

To veiw a slideshow from Peter & Lethia’s wedding, click here. And if you haven’t been over to the Facebook page, you might have missed the teaser images not included in this post.

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Maddie :: {children’s portraits}

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with Haley and Tim in Inverell to photograph their beautiful baby girl Maddie. At 18 months, she was a great age for having her own little photoshoot, or so we thought! I think she had a fair idea of what we wanted, and she was determined to make us work for it! But when your job means hanging out with a little one this cute, I was happy to oblige!

Thanks for a lovely afternoon Haley and Tim, I hope you like your photos!

Flowers for mummy

ooo, what’s that up there?

Maddie loved the vintage child’s rocking chair I brought along…

Eventually we convinced her to sit in it

Aren’t these little tootsies just adorable?

And of course, then bunny had to have a turn!

For all the latest news and sneak peeks, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook!

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Maisie :: newborn

At two weeks old, Maisie seemed so tiny, in my mind, anyway. Having just left my three small people, the youngest of which is now 11 months, to head to Warialda for Maisie’s newborn portraits, she was a featherweight as she curled up on my chest after being offered a cuddle. Quite the surprise I got to find she was over 8lb born!

Dan and Sam, thanks so much for having me out, I had a lovely afternoon hanging with you and getting some cuddles with your beautiful baby girl.

 

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andy…

One of the best parts of doing what I do, is watching and capturing the way a family grows and evolves. Like the family of this young chap:

From big brother Tommy’s 6 month portraits, and more recently, Kate’s lifestyle maternity shoot, now it’s little Andy’s turn to star in some photos of his own.

Inverell baby photography

A favourite snuggle spot:

Playing together:

Isn’t he all cheek!

 

And of course, favourite Mr Monkey had to come out to play as well!

I don’t noramlyy share the out-takes, but this one cracks me up so much, I can’t help it. It doesn’t help that I was quite low to the ground for this one, and while Savannah distracted us all attempting to lick baby Andy, her partner in crime saw an opportunity – apparently my ear was just too tempting, as I discovered when it was attacked by a warn west nose!

I had an absolute blst hanging out with these guys, If you would like to see more from the session, head over to the Facebook page.

{just a little note on family sessions – the last date to guarantee Chrismats delivery is the end of November. I am getting close to booked out for both October and November, so if youw ould like photos before Christmas this year, drop me a line at rachel@rachelmeszaros.com.au, or give me a call on 0412 223 332, and we can get something lined up}

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Fashions in the field…

It’s no secert that I’m a huge fan of tillytom clothes for little people. And with my daughter basically living in Anna’s gorgeous handmade outifts, I get plenty of comments from people wanting to know where I got her clothes. Which sowed the seeds of an idea, and which I can finally share with you.

tillytom is coming to the New England/Northwest!! Anna and I have teamed up for the inaugural tillytom/Rachel Meszaros Photography Trunk Show. If you have a little cutie, and love handmade clothes, this is perfect for you. If you have yet to discover the loveliness that is tillytom, I encourage you to click on the link above, check out the shop, and then come back and get involved.

So what is a Trunk Show and how does it all work? The trunk show is a collaborative event, where you end up with beautiful clothes and beautiful photos. To get involved, you need to book in with me before September 13, and pay your $15 booking fee. Once all the bookings are confirmed, you are emailed a one-time discount code to go shopping in the tillytom store for your favourite outfit, which you can purchase at 15% off. On the day of the trunk show, your bring along your little person in their new outfit, we shoot a mini-session, and a week or so later, you have a gallery to choose your photos from, with your booking fee being applied in full toward your order.

And even more exciting, is Anna has told me she may even be able to open up a couple of rare-as-hens-teeth custom order spots for the show! With custom orders, and a stunning new collection just having been released for girls and boys, there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

To get involved, simply shoot me an email at rachel@rachelmeszaros.com.au, or call me on 0404 009 468 to reserve you place. Booking fees are due by the September 13 close date, and the mini-sessions will be held one day during the September/October NSW school holidays in Inverell. Session numbers are limited, so it is definately first in best dressed!

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

To see more of the new tillytom collection, and to keep in the loop with new releases, be sure to check our the Facebook page. You can also find Rachel Meszaros Photography on Facebook for exclusive session previews and all the latest happenings.

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I like big butts and I can not lie…

Big round cloth butts that is! To me, there is nothing cuter than a tiny babe with a cloth covered bottom. I’ve been a modern cloth nappy fan since our first son was born, and three children later, my stash has grown quite comprehesively!

One of my more recent stash additions is BubbaButts all-in-two snap in nappies. As well as being cute and good for the environment, these nappies also equal a lower carbon footprint for me, as they are made right here in Inverell! When Kristy first approached me about some promo shots, we were kicking around a few ideas for the shoot, and Kristy suggested a custom nappy. Which may just be the cutest butt I have ever seen…

And it even has a matching pinny!

The shoot also saw the launch of BubbaButts newest range, the SnazziButt…

And of course, we had a FunkiButt and a BareButt nappy to round out the range…

For more information on BubbaButts, head over to the Facebook page for all the latest news. You can also find BubbaButts at the Little Gems Baby and Childrens Markets in Inverell on August 13, and at the Armidale Baby Expo on September 17.

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High Horses…

Having a bit of sticky beak at other stallholders at the upcoming Armidale Baby Expo (more on that later!), I came across the gorgeous handcrafted hobby horses made by Guyra-based business, Calamity Bolt. I was instantly in love. The beautiful details, the old-fashioned simplicity, I knew I wanted one. But when I got in touch with owner and artisan, Elke, it seemed that due to a few since-resolved supplier issues, she wouldn’t be able to make enough stock for the expo.

Which got me thinking. Clickity-click went the little cogs in my mind, and soon enough, a short little email was sent, and soon blossomed in vibrant reality. Two of the “stud” horses appeared on my front verandah for a holiday and a play, and playing we have been!

These images are from the first of two completed shoots I’ve done, and I have another one or two planned. They’ll be featuring on a new product I’ll be debuting at the Armidale Baby Expo. A new product, some beautiful images with a beautiful prop, and some exposure for Calamity Bolt, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to make it sounds like a win-win to me!

Inverell and Guyra childrens photographer

You can find Calamity Bolt on Facebook, and see what’s in stock in the MadeIt store. For more info on the Armidale Baby Expo, being held in Armidale on September 17, 2011, your can visit their Facebook page as well.

I will be very sad to see these little chaps go home, I definately need to get one for my little people. Do you love hobby horses too?

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Fashion Friday – the Mummy edition

If you are anything like me, getting dressed up to go out can sometimes turn into a bit of a rush, getting children dressed, hairs brushed, “where are your good shoes?”, and, with our second son, “how on earth did you manage to get dirty already?”. Which means I’m the last to get dressed and ready, generally in a hurry.

So I called on Creating your style.

Be sure to head over to Jasmine’s  Facebook page for more fashion and beauty tips and looks. If you are interested in some styled portraits, either with your family or on your own, get in touch and we can get something organised.

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