Creative Markets Comp Winner | Brisbane Family Photographer

Whenever you visit my stall at the Creative Markets, you have a chance to win your own photo session. The Bird family were the last family of the year to have their photos taken as winners of the competition. In one of my most requested locations we spent a lovely afternoon creating memories for Mum and Dad to treasure for a lifetime.

The Creative Markets are held monthly. Be sure to like their Facebook Page so you can visit us in 2015, Who knows maybe you will be the next family on my blog 🙂

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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

The Best of Friends | Brisbane Family Photography

Sometimes all it takes is the lure of a small treat to get cutest smiles and little Lochie did just that for me 🙂

This little group of siblings and cousins were a delight to photograph, eager to please and full ideas too! We spent a lovely afternoon in one of my popular locations skipping, laughing and creating memories to last a lifetime. Please enjoy.

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If your interested in your own family session you can contact me via my website or call me on 07 3803 3560 or  0411 632 803. I’d love to discuss your session with you.

Have a great night  and thanks for taking the time to look 🙂

Cheers, Melissa

Theo’s Cake Smash | Brisbane Children’s Photography | Heritage Park

Here’s a handsome little man who has just celebrated his first birthday. To mark the occasion Theo’s Mum organised a cake smash session with me in my home studio. The balloons seemed much more interesting to Theo but he managed to enjoy and smash his cake quite well 🙂

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Thank you to Jodie at Custom Cake Designs for making such a great cake.

If you have a little one turning ONE and would like to capture this special moment in your own Cake Smash Session, please contact me on 07 3803 3560 / 0411 632 803.  Or fill in this form  and I’ll give you a call and we can start organizing your child’s cake smash session.  For your family photo session, please have a look at my website.

Photo Session in my studio, Custom Cake provided, 16″ x 20″ Art mount collage and 4 images on a custom USB all for just $299.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Cheers,

Melissa

P.S – Now is a great time to take advantage of my Mother’s Day Offer and update your family photos. Limited sessions available so be quick to call. Offer ends 27th April, 2014.

 

Fun Filled Afternoon | Brisbane Family Photography | Drewvale

Well it was go-go-go from the very start when I met the Blair family for their afternoon family session. With four gorgeous kids, going in 4 different directions, it called for every trick I had up my sleeve! We started with a picnic, fed the fish & turtles in the pond and the twins had a great time with the balloons. All in all it was brilliant fun and we captured some lasting memories for this beautiful family.Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity | Wedding Photography | On Location | Golden Hour | Picnic | Giggles

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With all my sessions I meet with you beforehand so we can plan together the location, what to wear and discuss any props you’d like to include, like the balloons or picnic setting above. If you’d like to book a session with Honey Bee Photography, you can contact me via my website  or call me on 0411 632 803 | 07 3803 3560.

Now is a great time to take advantage of my Mother’s Day Offer and update your family photos. Limited sessions available so be quick to call. Offer ends 27th April, 2014.

Thanks for reading and have a great night 🙂

Cheers, Melissa

Author: Melissa Hawes

The Rennie Family | Maternity-Newborn Session | Brisbane Newborn Photography

I met the Rennie family when Maree  contacted me to organize her maternity session. Maree had laid out a lovely morning tea when I arrived for her pre-session consult and we chatted away whilst being entertained her by 20 month old daughter, Blair. On a beautiful Saturday morning in December we met under the Story Bridge and the following photos are what we created.

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I  was honoured to meet the newest family member, Davis, when he arrived for his Newborn session at my home studio. It was my turn to return the yummy morning tea whilst we captured the sweetness of this little man and his adoring family.

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You too can book your maternity/newborn session at special rate. Just check out my website for more information.

I have a special offer at the moment for you to take the opportunity to update your family, children’s or couples photos in the lead up to Mother’s Day. There are limited spaces available so click here to check it out.

Have a great day and thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers,

Melissa

Author: Melissa Hawes

Hot Air Balloon Cake Smash| Brisbane Children Photographer

How cute is this little guy?

Jamie turned one on the 4th January and his Mum, Christine contacted me to photograph a cake smash session to display at his birthday party. Christine had decided on a hot air balloon theme and together we planned his shoot. Jamie took a little while to warm up to his set but we got a few smiles out of him once he got into it.

Christine also asked me to take a few photos of the family on the day of Jamie’s party & a bit of the set up. Jamie was to have a high tea for his party and Christine put in an enormous effort to make his first birthday special. The only thing she couldn’t control was the weather (It was the day of that lovely 43.5 degrees we recently had in Brisbane.) PHEW!, it was a scorcher!

The decorations looked great and the cake was amazing complete with a small fondant Jamie on top!

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Thank you to Jodie at Custom Cake Designs for making such a great cake.

If you have a little one turning ONE and would like to capture this special moment in your own Cake Smash Session, please contact me on 07 3803 3560 / 0411 632 803.  Or fill in this form and I’ll give you a call and we can start organizing your child’s cake smash session.  For your family photo session, please have a look at my website.

Photo Session in my studio, Custom Cake provided, 16″ x 20″ Art mount collage (as per the middle image) and 4 images on USB all for just $299.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Cheers,

Melissa

P.S. I’ll be at the Mt Gravatt Twilight Market on March 1, 2014 from 2-7pm. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and visit us at our stall for your superhero photo!

Author: Melissa Hawes, Honey Bee Photography

A very special family session | Brisbane Family Photographer | Mummy’s Wish

Back in early 2012 Camera Chick put out a post on Facebook about signing up to the Mummy’s Wish Foundation which helps and supports mothers who are diagnosed with cancer. At that time I had never experienced cancer within my family but knew I wanted to contribute to those facing great challenges. To be honest I didn’t really think my services would be called upon but to my delight, I was.

Gael contacted me in June whilst undergoing radiation and chemotherapy and was not feeling her best. I could tell, then, after speaking with her recently, that she wasn’t ready for her photos at that time. At the end of November she contacted me again to arrange her photo session. I went to Gael’s house to meet with her and was greeted enthusiastically by 3 of her 4 beautiful children. I have never felt such love walking into a home of a family I never met. What an amazing woman I met. Just 25 years young, with a loving husband and 4 gorgeous children, Rosie 6yo, Huto 4yrs, Ellie 2yrs and Elsie 1yr.

In April 2013, Gael, just 25 yrs old, yes just 25, was diagnosed with liver cancer. She was given just four short years to live and watch her babies grow. At the time I met Gael her cancer was responding to treatment and she was starting to feel a bit better. Her hair had started to grow although it was still a lot shorter than she was used to. The one thing that resonates with me is the positivity of this extraordinary woman.

Gael has since found out, and is now undergoing treatment for additional lesions found in her brain and lungs. With the absolute support of her husband and best friend Willie and their families and friends, we are all praying for the best. Gael, you have touched my heart and no matter what goes on in this world you have shown me that the love of your family can see you through. Your courage is an inspiration to us all and I wish you the best outcome, of course, but also wish that every family can be as close, loving, supportive and present, as yours is.

As a photographer and a mother myself I feel honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know this amazing family and to preserve their memories for the future. This has been a labour of love for me and I am truly humbled by the experience.

If there is anyway you can support the Mummy’s Wish Foundation, please contact them on 07 3103 0649. You can donate to Mummy’s Wish by purchasing a comfort bear here.

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It was my honour to photograph your family Gael. You and you family are amazing and I can only wish for the best outcome for you all .

With all my love,

Melissa

Author: Melissa Hawes