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Catherine & George's Maslin Beach Engagement Session

After moving to Maslin Beach, I did as I always do and set out to explore the area. What I didn't expect to find, literally almost on my doorstep, was a unique and beautiful location I would be dying to use for a photography session. With a very Aussie reserve, rolling red, eroded hills, and just a short walk through this, a secret entrance to a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach.

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Kelly, Erin and Archie's Gorgeous Family Session at the Beach

This was a family session that melted my heart a little bit, it was so special. Kelly and Erin initially booked me to photograph their wedding a few years ago, but when it looked like Australia wouldn't be getting their act together on same sex marriage for a long while they decided to postpone the celebrations. But not to postpone living their life, a happy couple together with a happy future, ready to start at family. And what a gorgeous family!! I just wanted to give Archie the biggest, squishiest cuddles she is so adorable!

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Laura & David's Stormy Summer Glenelg Beach Engagement Portraits

Just days before their wedding, I met Laura and David at a cold and windy Summer Glenelg beach for their engagement portrait session. I could barely believe it when they said they'd never had professional photos before, because they were both complete naturals in front of the camera! Picking up on the smallest of suggestions with complete ease. (I think you guys should be models, hehe). What else can I say that the photos don't already tell? I can't wait to share their beautiful wedding day directly following this post. ^_^

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Hannah & Simon's Kuitpo Forrest Engagement Portraits

Kuitpo forrest (at least for me) feels like an under utilised location for portraits. It's such a gorgeous spot, and very unique too. (It's a forrest in South Australia, come on! 😍) The light shines strongly through the tall trees creating puddles of light amongst the shadows. And in our South Australian forrest, you can also find beautiful tall pockets of kangaroo grass glistening in the sun. On this particular evening meeting Hannah and Simon for their engagement portraits, we were also blessed by the hundreds of butterflies investigating native flowers. Hannah and Simon are so gorgeous inside and out, and such a lovely couple to frolic through the forest with for their engagement portraits. I can't wait for your wedding guys! xx

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Iwonka, Justin & Delilah's Natural Newborn Family Portraits

After photographing Justin & Iwonka's wedding a bit over a year ago, I felt I had met two genuinely lovely and authentic people. So when they announced that a little one was on the way, I was very excited! Beautiful inside and out, it's no wonder their baby girl Delilah is so gorgeous. It's so special for me to be able to continue documenting the significant moments in a couples life after their wedding. And even better when we can form real friendships.

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Minnie's Family Portraits at Wittunga Botanic Garden

I love to capture family portraits for Minnie and her family, and see little JJ grow! For this session I met Minnie and her family at the Wittunga Botanic Gardens, a little gem hidden in Blackwood. From bubbles to balloons, ducks, bike rides, games of soccer, cricket and more. It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter! Thanks for having me to capture these memories for you again Minnie! xx

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Megan & Jonathan's Kuitpo Forest Engagement Session

Megan, Jonathan, their gorgeous greyhound Barnsey and I nearly didn’t go ahead with our engagement session plans on Sunday. With a 95% chance of rain, and maybe a thunderstorm, there was a little hesitation as to whether we should brave the elements and potential muddy puddles. But I’m so so glad we did! Despite the ridiculously high chance of rain, I don’t think a single drop touched our heads. Instead, we were blessed with diffused, warm sunshine that glistened off the dewy leaves and pine tree bristles of Kuitpo Forest.

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