Harry {brand new} :: Inverell newborn photography

One of my favourite parts of my job is seeing families as they grow and change. I first met the Gadd family a few years back, when I photographed their eldest as a newborn, at 6 months, her first birthday cake smash, and then their second daughter’s maternity photos, newborn & 6 month photos. A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with them again to take some photos to celebrate the arrival of their brand new baby son.

 

These two are fabulous big sisters who love him to bits (maybe too much at times, if you could ask him!)blog--001e

I love when families include items with special significance. This sweet little teddy bear belonged to Master H’s grandfather.blog--009e

Ah, sweet sleepy babies. My favourite kind.
blog-8968-002e He quickly got sick of me though… “No more photos!!”blog-8969-003e

He knew something was going on, and the sleep thing didn’t last long, but look at those big eyes! Who can resist an awake baby when they are this adorable?
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We won in the end though. For a while at least.blog-9227-008e

And then we finished off with a cute hat and some blanketsharryweb

Isn’t he adorable? I love photographing babies, and getting to sneak a cuddle – perk of the job! I’m pretty much wound down now for 2015 sessions, but am currently taking bookings for 2016. Drop me a line, I’d love to hear all about your little people.

Violet :: {newborn}

A tiny bundle, wrapped in a white towel, nestled in daddy’s arms, greeted me at the door as I begin unloading the various bags and props for Violet’s newborn portraits. Only nine days old, and it’s clear that she has her mummy and daddy very firmly around her little finger. And I can’t say I blame them… Miss V is just adorable! A few of my favourites – (more over on the Facebook page)

 

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!

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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.

 

Fans of the Facebook page will have already seen this one:

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.

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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}

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.

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.

Sweet 6-month session

On Saturday, I headed out to meet a sweet little boy on his half-birthday, and capture some portraits to celebrate hbeing halfway to his first birthday.

Isn’t he a little cutie?

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And my favourite type of family portrait – relaxed and comfortable

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Brand new.

One of the loveliest things about shooting a maternity session is the knowledge that I will soon get to meet and photograph a brand new little person. So I was just thrilled to hear from Megan that she had a brand new baby boy!

 

For someone who is supposed to sleep 23 hours a day, he was awfully awake!

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Finally, in the comfort of mummy’s arms, he drifted off

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(notice the new frames/watermarks? More about that later in the week!)