Arabella - Melbourne Newborn Photographer

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This sweet family welcomed their newborn baby girl into the world recently, and we spent a morning together capturing alllll the love in their beautiful Melbourne home.  One of the things I love so much about in home sessions, is that it's such a safe and comfortable environment for older siblings and it really allows for their ADORABLE personalities to shine.... allow me to make my point with the images below!!! 

Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with words this week, total overshare of photos instead !! #GIVETHEPEOPLEWHATTHEYWANTJESS

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Jess Worrall is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer based in Melbourne. Jess specialises in natural, relaxed and unposed photography. Jess sometimes likes to speak in the 3rd person, but generally just for blogging purposes, so please don't be too put off by that (I tend to not do it in real life).  From a business sense, it would be remiss of me not to add a little bit here about if you were wanting to book your own newborn or family session, that you should absolutely get in contact with me and we chat about any questions you may have !! Allow me to insert a handy little link to my contact form, to make your life that little bit easier!! 

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Ok guys, disclaimer. This one is a big old overshare of photos...hopefully by the time you get to the end you will be able to see why I had such a hard time narrowing down favourites!? I mean, each little expression baby Sophie pulls was just to cute not to share!! And the doting big fur-sister and adoring mum and dad!? Full blown heart explosion! I won't waste your time with anymore of my rambling, because you really need to just focus in on the cuteness that is about to follow.... Ready.Set.Go

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If you would like to book your own newborn or family session, please get in touch here

Melbourne newborn photographer - Toddler + Newborn fun!

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OK, so I have to admit, when I first started shooting lifestyle newborn photography sessions, I was always a tiny bit terrified to hear there was a toddler aged sibling also on the scene... I mean, I have my own toddlers at home and I know that they are loose units. Completely unpredictable, often unable to be reasoned with and have very little interest in following instructions.. All I could think was how the hell I was going to get them to behave and sit still for photos with their new baby brother or sister.  And then I realised my mindset and thought process was all wrong ! Why on earth would I try and force a toddler to sit still for photos?! Where is the fun in that ? How does that capture anything real or genuine about where this family is at right now!? My whole purpose for capturing young families is so that they can look back on their images in 10-20 years time, and remember what it was *really* like.. I want them to remember those cheeky, spirited, whirlwind toddler personalities just as much as I want them to remember those little newborn bundles!   

And honestly, once I started looking at it that way, I couldn't be anymore excited to get a newborn enquiry with a toddler sibling, I love the challenge and I love the energy that a toddler brings to a newborn session when they are allowed to just do there thing and are not forced into anything. I love the moments of calm and the moments of chaos (both of which, I am going to wholeheartedly encourage in the moment!). I love that those images capture a stage of parenthood that is so incredibly challenging, yet simultaneously makes your heart feel like it's going to burst with love.  

I would love to know if you have your own young family but have had reservations about having family photos taken - what have been your main concerns?  Is there something that you would like more information on or would like to have better explained to you ?  Or if you have had your own family photos taken and there was something you wished you knew beforehand?  I would love it if you could let me know either in the comments or shoot me through a message

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Did you know that I offer a discounted rate when you book in a maternity session AND newborn session at the same time!?

Sessions book out a month or two in advance, so it’s super important to get in early to avoid disappointment.  All of the details of my pricing and packages are listed here 

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This beautiful lifestyle newborn session in Yarraville was just a big bubble of joy, cuddles, tickles and LOVE.  Big sister Amelia has the most infectious smile and giggle and little baby Henry was just mesmerised by her the entire time -  I can't look through these photos without having a big old smile on my face too !

Capturing memories like these, for family's like this is exactly why I LOVE what I do so much. Such a tiny, fleeting moment in time and it's such a wonderful feeling knowing that this family, no matter how many years pass or how many memories fade, that they will always have these images to look back on. 

Oh, and side note, how CUTE is fur-baby, Indie - I just lovvvvve how she is dutifully watching over Steph as she breastfeeds Henry. 

If you live in Melbourne and are interested in booking in your own family or newborn lifestyle photography session, please get in touch here ! I would love to hear from you!

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Craig, Masha & bump - Maternity photographer - Footscray Park, Melbourne

I am absolutely LOVING maternity sessions at the moment – so much love, excitement and anticipation. I was so lucky to be able to spend the evening with these gorgeous humans at Footscray Park a few weeks ago.  How beautiful is Masha with her 39 week baby bump!?   I barely had a chance to edit this beautiful session before their beautiful little girl, Lucy arrived a week later!

Craig & Masha, thank you for making my job so so easy, you are the perfect couple, amazing friends and will make such wonderful parents !!  

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