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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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, or give me a call on 0412 223 332, and we can get something lined up}

lifestyle maternity

I would have to say that lifestyle sessions are some of my favourite to shoot. I love the real-ness – capturing the moments as they happen, showing life as it is, right now. Recently, I got the chance to shoot a lifestyle maternity session with a dear friend of mine, expecting her second child. We had a wonderful morning, just hanging out and chatting, having a coffee, and playing with her adorable little boy.

kate copy

Lifestyle sessions are a great way to capture life as it happens, without needing any reason greater than craeting memories for the future. Often family portraits are organised to tie-in with a milestone – a birthday, an anniversary, Christmas. A more relaxed lifestyle session is perfect for in between, “just because”. If you are interested in a lifestyle session for your family, children, baby or to celebrate your pregnancy, I’d love to hear from you! My phone number is 0404 009 468, or you can get me by email on rachel{at} – I also can be found on facebook at

I see you, watching me, watching you…

Just before Christmas, I met up with a bunch of cute little people and their mum & dad to capture some family portraits. I wanted to do something fun, and being part way through a vintange camera Advent photo challenge, I brought along my little Brownie Starlet (circa 1950’s), and we had a play.


Sometime though, the best props are the spontaneous ones, like a piece of bark as a moustache. Smooth, little dude, very smooth.

And little mister watched the goings-on from his safe perch high up in daddy’s arms, wondering what all the fuss was about. Din;t you just want to smmoch those gorgeous little cheeks!

I have been very slack in my blogging, but I have a couple more sessions to blog about, and some very fun new projects coming up in 2011. Want to keep up to date? Why not follow me on Facebook?

From white Christmas to…

With a last wave to my two little boys and my husband holding our tiny baby daughter, I headed out of town to meet a very sweet little family who have not long returned from a 3.5 year stint in Canada. The brief for the session was “something rural” to show the folks in Canada. With all the rain we’ve been having, it was a beautiful sight to see the recently brown paddocks turned a glorious green.

I just wanted to share a couple of my favourites from our session…

Big cuddles!

Quite often, my favourite images are the little moments, unposed, unscripted, unrehearsed.

A quiet moment between a mummy and her little boy.

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?

Inverell baby portraiture

And my favourite type of family portrait – relaxed and comfortable

family portraits inverell