Family Photography Tips

As a family photographer I’m used to running after little ones, getting messy and simply capturing your family’s connection.

The importance and value of family photography can sometimes be overlooked, however, the years fly by and soon enough the kids will be all grown up looking back at their childhood and reliving family memories.

We want to make sure you capture those precious years whether it’s yourself or a professional family photographer, we think you’ll find these posts useful.

If you have any further questions we’d be happy to help or if you’d like to book your own family photography session contact us now!

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Reasons not to hire a Family Photographer!

Reasons not to hire a Family Photographer!
You've got a good camera on your smart phone, so why hire a family photographer? I agree! "Wait, what?" - Bare with me here.. Smart phone cameras get better every year, shockingly so and I'll put my hands up, I largely use my smart phone to capture everyday life so why would you invest in a professional family photographer? Here are my Top 3 Reasons to not Hi[...]

The Best Wedding Cakes in Sydney

The Best Wedding Cakes in Sydney
Being a wedding cake taster was certainly up there on the career goals, however, given the highly competitive industry of professional wedding cake tasters, I had to settle for becoming a wedding photographer instead, pfft! All jokes aside, living my best life as a wedding photographer, a major perk of the job is sampling the best wedding cakes in Sydney - lucky me![...]

Botanic Gardens WeddingBlue Mountains

Botanic Gardens Wedding
Jess and Chris held their Botanic gardens wedding on a fine spring day in Sydney's Blue Mountains. The day was a true reflection of the them - relaxed, bare foot, and finished with cheese, beer and a giant grazing board. The ceremony took place under 'The Wedding Tree', with views over the valley it made a stunning outdoor wedding location. The newly married couple to[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Henna & SimonReading Wedding, UK

The Wedding Chapter of Henna & Simon
Henna and Simon's Reading wedding was like no other I've ever captured. It was a real family focused celebration with half of the guests being kids. There was no shortage of entertainment, cute moments to capture and continuous trip hazards - sorry little dude for the tumble. Henna and Simon had their two children join them at the altar of the 750 year old church in t[...]

Day in the life of us

Day in the life of us
Day in the life family photography ensures everyone is relaxed at home, or outdoors. These sessions are about capturing the beauty in the everyday - from breakfast time to bed time. Sessions are usually longer, from a few hours to a full day and are really about capturing everyone in the story - little ones, mum, dad and animals. We'll capture those precious everyd[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Merissa & WillBlue Mountains Wedding

The Wedding Chapter of Merissa & Will
I first met Merissa & Will for their Blue Mountains engagement shoot. After capturing their newly engaged love at sunrise atop the mountains, we enjoyed good coffee and chats.  I knew their values for what matters most would make their Blue Mountains wedding a true reflection of them. Set at the rustic Collits Inn, surrounded by stunning scenery, animals and their[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Mikaila & CameronAustralian Museum Wedding

The Wedding Chapter of Mikaila & Cameron
Mikaila & Cameron are not only the sweetest couple, they are also quite obviously the coolest having an Australian Museum Wedding. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their wedding day with a giraffe, grizzly bear and penguins as guests? The Australian Museum is centrally located with stunning views of the city and is a few minutes stroll to Hyde Park which is a great [...]

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer
Why hire a Newborn Photographer? Tiny toes and rosy cheeks, cosy cuddles and sleepy moments - these are the precious first days of the newest additional to your family. As a family and newborn photographer, I know how quickly things change in those early months and years! Before you know it they'll be crawling around, starting to walk, talk and tantrum. I also unders[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Emily & GrantDestination Wedding Italy

The Wedding Chapter of Emily & Grant
Emily & Grant choose the stunning Relais Blu in Italy for their destination wedding, simply for it's incredible beauty and sunshine. So when we all woke up on Saturday and it was pouring rain, there were understandably a few unhappy faces. Luckily the sun came out for their rooftop ceremony with the storm clouds returning for some dramatic newly married portrait s[...]

Outdoor Family Fun

Outdoor Family Fun
Outdoor family photography gets everyone in an adventurous mood, ready to explore, play, and have fun! This session took place on a hot summers day in France with lovely Lily and Mum. Sessions are usually 60-90 minutes and are really about getting everyone involved at an outdoor location such as the beach, park or field, why not bring the dog? The investment starts [...]

In home comfort

In home comfort
Let's be real, some days getting out of the house seems impossible with little ones. That's why I'll come to you for an in home family photography session, above all, to provide that extra comfort and ease. Sessions usually last 60-90 minutes and are a relaxed and fun option. I'll capture a little bit of your everyday life - the chaos and the cute - within your own[...]

Wedding Venues Sydney

Wedding Venues Sydney
Top Wedding Venues in Sydney We are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in Sydney, and much will come down to your requirements for the venue (see 'How to choose a wedding venue' here). We know that finding one to suit you can take a lot of time and leg work, so we've created a list of our favourite venues to celebrate your wedding day across Sydney alo[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Ravilya & LadislavWendy's Secret Garden Wedding, Sydney

The Wedding Chapter of Ravilya & Ladislav
Ravilya and Ladislav have been together for 10 years, Lad, a local Maroubra surfer and Ravilya a music teacher, their wedding ceremony and afternoon tea took place in Ashfield at St Vincent's Catholic Church followed by a Wendy's Secret Garden wedding photography session, quick dash to Luna Park and an intimate dinner at Sydney harbour's Aqua Dining. Having met them f[...]

The Engagement Chapter of Merissa & WillThe Blue Mountains, Sydney

The Engagement Chapter of Merissa & Will
Blue Mountains Wedding Photographer This sunrise Blue Mountains engagement session called for an early wake up time for the newly engaged Merissa & Will. We love the Blue Mountains for it's stunning, natural landscapes and ability to find seclusion even during peak season! We'll seek get sun filled valleys and perhaps find mist draped mountains if you're happy to[...]

What month should I get married?

What month should I get married?
If you're in the midst of wedding planning, one of the key questions you may have is 'what month should I get married?'. You may have already been told that your preferred venue is booked up for the next few years, or perhaps you can't get an appointment to try on that dream dress - no wedding vendor likes to turn away awesome clients! However, unless you have some[...]

Choosing your perfect wedding photographer

Choosing your perfect wedding photographer
We all know there's a lot of planning that goes into a wedding, choosing your wedding photographer is a pretty big one, it's something you may not see, eat or wear on the day but will live with you for the rest of your lives. Below are 5 tips that you will find useful to help you choose your perfect wedding photographer. Want to know more? Subscribe to our newsletter [...]

How to create a wedding photography plan

How to create a wedding photography plan
Congratulations on your engagement to your favourite! You've mostly likely picked your venue and maybe still considering your wedding photographer (check out these tips on 'Choosing your perfect wedding photographer'). Before locking down your timeline for the day you should consider creating a wedding photography plan or at least an idea of what photos you definitely[...]

The Best Wedding & Engagement Photos of 2017

The Best Wedding & Engagement Photos of 2017
2017 wow, what a year you have been! From Sydney to Far North Queensland, The Blue Mountains to a Barn Dance, I’ve been privileged to capture so many fantastically awesome, adventurous, loving couples, beginning the next chapters of their unique stories. I started Next Chapter Photography because I’m passionate about capturing life – with all its connections, emotio[...]

The Wedding Chapter of Nicole & PaulLittle Bay Chapel

The Wedding Chapter of Nicole & Paul
Nicole and Paul met at work and have been together for 4 years. He proposed at Opera Bar where they used to secretly meet when they were dating. They got married with all of their loved ones from near and far in the cute Little Bay Chapel and their wedding day was as lovely as they are. With epically moody skies all afternoon they must have had the luck of the thunder[...]

Should I have a first look?

Should I have a first look?
Firstly I should clarify what a first look is before you decide whether or not to have one. By old traditions the couple getting married do not see each other until the ceremony, often spending the night apart before the wedding day for good luck however, some couples opt to see each other before the moment they meet each other to exchange vows.Why? Well there's a few[...]

The Engagement Chapter of Bec & AndrewAudley Boatshed National Park Engagement

The Engagement Chapter of Bec & Andrew
Rebecca & Andrew met at the races 6 years ago and have since been through some tough months apart during Bec's time in Canada. Distance certainly made the heart grow fonder when Andrew visited Bec in Canada and asked her to marry him. They decided to celebrate the start of their Engagement Chapter with a Audley Boatshed National Park engagement photography session[...]

The Engagement Chapter of Michelle & HansSydney Harbour Engagement

The Engagement Chapter of Michelle & Hans
Newly engaged couple Michelle and Han's favourite thing to do together is outdoor adventuring so I met them for their Sydney Harbour engagement adventure on a very windy day at Bradley's Head. The views of the iconic Sydney Opera House, where they first met 6 years ago and Harbour Bridge made for the perfect Sydney Harbour engagement session. Their adventurous spirit [...]

Should I have an unplugged wedding?

Should I have an unplugged wedding?
What's an unplugged wedding I hear you ask? Don't worry, it doesn't have anything to do with getting married at a place with no electricity, quite simply it's a kind, yet firm request for your guests to down smartphones as well as potentially iPads and cameras during the wedding ceremony and perhaps throughout the reception also. I've outlined some of the key reasons [...]

The Engagement Chapter of Julia & JonnyCoogee Engagement

The Engagement Chapter of Julia & Jonny
Julia, originally from Russia met Jonny in London, together 2 years this is their first year in Sydney together although Jonny has lived here previously. They chose to make Coogee their home so they thought it best to have their engagement photography done in their local neighbourhood at their favourite spots along the coast. Both lovers of the ocean and cliffs the Co[...]