Naming Day Celebrations | Brisbane Family Photographer

 

On Sunday morning, the Wilson family celebrated their second daughter Kendall’s naming day. Held in the Tambourine Gardens Chapel, where parents, Monique and Blake had been married and big sister Kelsey had also celebrated her naming day, they were joined with family and friends for an intimate ceremony, held by the Celebrant, Max, who also presided over their wedding. I love the traditions that this family uphold. The christening gown is a family heirloom in which Monique and her siblings all wore as well as Kelsey and now Kendall.

Such a beautiful Sunday morning.
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To book your session with Honey Bee Photography, please contact me on 0411 632 803.

Thanks, Melissa

A bit of Hen’s Day Fun | Brisbane Family Photographer

There’s nothing like an afternoon with the girls. High Tea, nude painting classes and a photo shoot all before an evening out on the town. This is how Anna spent her pre-wedding celebrations. Organised to the minute by her sister Maddie, we spent some time at Kangaroo Point having a bit fun in the park! Such a great idea to capture some of the day and what a great bunch of ladies.

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To book your session with Honey Bee Photography, please contact me on 0411 632 803.

Thanks, Melissa

 

What to Wear for Your Photo Session | Brisbane Family Photographer

Well one of the most asked questions when booking your photo session is “What should we wear?”

Firstly your need to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing because otherwise it will show through in your photos if you’re not. Smiles are much better than grimaces! Secondly you don’t all have to wear the same colour but what does look great is if you all compliment each other.

 

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Layering what you wear looks great in photos and can provide different looks as an item is added or removed. Don’t be afraid to accessorize as this can add colour & texture too. It is, however best to avoid big patterns and bold writing on t-shirts as well character clothes for your children. This can date the look of your photos very quickly.

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When you book your photo session with me my welcome pack includes a guide to help you choose outfits to make your photos great. Work with what you have in your wardrobe, you don’t have to run out and buy all new clothes!

Here’s a few of examples to give you some inspiration. You can find lots more ideas on my Pinterest page too!

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If you need any help when booking your session with choosing your outfits I am more than happy to help you during my pre-session visit with you.

Want to start capturing your memories? Contact Melissa now to book your photo session on 07 3803 3560 or 0411 632 803.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, have a great day 🙂

Cheers, Melissa

Little Delights| Brisbane Family Photographer

Three year old girls love to delight in spinning in their pretty dresses, blowing bubbles and playing up for my camera! Sophie did just that during her family session. A little shy at first she quickly warmed to me and we twirled and laughed and blew bubbles 🙂 A great way to spend an afternoon!

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If your interested in your own family session you can contact me via my website or call me on  0411 632 803. I’d love to plan your session with you.

You know Mum’s love photos of their family and children so how about booking your session for Mum for Mother’s Day?

Thanks for reading,

Melissa 🙂

Mayes Cottage Moments | Brisbane Family Photography

One beautiful sunny afternoon I headed to the historical Mayes Cottage grounds for this family session. The original hut and sheds, which were built over 100 years ago, were just what The Umstads were looking for as a backdrop for their family photos. We frolicked among the mango and fig trees, sang some really out of tune songs. and captured some great memories for the family to enjoy.
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If your interested in your own family session you can contact me via my website or call me on  0411 632 803. I’d love to plan your session with you.

Thanks for reading,

Melissa

P.S: You can catch me at the Creative Markets new Twilight Market this Saturday 14th March, from 2 – 6pm at the Lions Community Hall, Wharf Street, Logan Village 🙂

A Special Family Session | Brisbane Family Photographer

On the first day of 2015, I was privileged to spend the afternoon with this very special family. Three year old Nicholas, has been battling leukemia for some time now and has spent most of his short life in and out of hospital. We had great afternoon playing in the park, riding the flying fox and whilst Nic was a little shy for the camera we we’re able to capture some special moments for the whole family.

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If your interested in your own family session you can contact me via my website or call me on  0411 632 803. I’d love to plan your session with you.

Thanks for reading,

Melissa

P.S: You can catch me at the Creative Markets new Twilight Market this Saturday from 2-6pm at the Lions Community Hall, Wharf Street, Logan Village 🙂

My Best Friend | Brisbane Family Photographer

This is my Best friend. Together we have been through it all. We’ve worked together, traveled the world together, been there through our marriages and babies. Through the high times and low times, we’ve always helped each other. I’ve had the privilege to watch her two children grow from the first day they were born, to the young adults they have become today. To say this session is close to my heart is an understatement. Thanks Nat, for everything 🙂

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If your interested in your own family session you can contact me via my website or call me on  0411 632 803. I’d love to plan your session with you. Also,  this popular offer has been extended to February 2015.

Thanks for reading,

Melissa