Giggles and Smiles! | Brisbane Family Photographer

“To hear the laughter of a child,

to wake up with the love of your life,

to know that God has placed them on this earth for you…

you are blessed”- unknown

Giggles and Smiles! These two little characters certainly were. They had me giggling along with them too! The family had been enjoying the visit from Oma for the holidays and spending time at the beach was a favourite pass time.

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Brisbane Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Children Family Photography, beach, sand, flowers, story-time, siblings

Brisbane FamilyPhotographer

Brisbane Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Children Family Photography, beach, sand, flowers, story-time, siblings

 

To book your family photo session please contact me on 0411 632 803 or via my website.

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 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

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

Fun Family Mini Session | Brisbane Family Photographer

It was a gorgeous afternoon at Kalinga Park in mid December when I met with the Clark Family for their family mini session.  We had a great time whilst little brothers Liam & Julian were full of fun and enthusiasm as I photographed them, full of smiles. To grab your mini session before the end date, check out the details below 🙂

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If you’re planning your own family session and would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0411 632 803 | 07 3803 3560 or melissa@honeybee photography.com.au.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Cheers,

Melissa

P.S My Christmas special has been extended through January due to popular demand! To secure your session book now. * a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required when booking these sessions.

Author: Melissa Hawes, Honey Bee Photography

Brisbane Newborn Photography | One close to my heart..

This photo session was a special one for me as little Rhys is my newest nephew. His big brother Evan had a lot of fun with me and turned out to be quiet the little model 🙂

It’s great to be able to capture such a special time in your families and any families life.

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If you’d like your own newborn photos the best time to book is whilst you’re still pregnant and in your baby’s first 2 weeks is the best time to capture these precious moments.

Please contact me here or you can call on 07 3803 3560 or 0411 632 803.

Thanks for taking the time to read, have a great day.

Cheers, Melissa

PS: I have special running for Christmas so make sure you take a look here!

Brisbane Newborn Photography | The O’Neills

Such a gorgeous family, I had the pleasure to photograph recently. Michelle and Terry had just welcomed baby Harrison into their family and he was fitting in very nicely. I have to say though, new big sister Phillipa stole the show 🙂

Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity Photography

Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity Photography

Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity Photography

Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity Photography

Brisbane Family | Children | Newborn | Maternity Photography

If you’d like your own newborn photos the best time to book is whilst your still pregnant and in your baby’s first 2 weeks is the best time to capture these precious moments.

Please contact me here or you can call on 07 3803 3560 or 0411 632 803.

Thanks for taking the time to read, have a great day.

Cheers,

Melissa

PS: I have special running for Christmas so make sure you take a look here!