Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone."

How I adore the glow of pregnancy, it's such a joy to photograph. There is an excitement and even a peace that comes with shooting a maternity session, and knowing that before too long I will get to meet the gorgeous little bundle and capture the newborn sweetness that follows.

I prefer doing maternity sessions outdoors, there's a natural element and closeness to nature when a woman is in the full glow of pregnancy, it's womanhood in overdrive, and I adore capturing the connection of family before the new babe even arrives.

Sonia absolutely rocked her session, we hoped for some nice weather and were even blessed with a little winter sunshine for a few images, don't you just love it when mother nature listens to your requests for the perfect light?

I cannot wait for the next installment of this journey.

Until then, enjoy. xo

" A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men."

It's been a while since I've been able to play with all my little girl props, a problem in itself really, because I am so spoiled with choice I don't know what to use.

Baby Felicity was just delectable, her beautiful little lips and sweet little face, but she had a little bit of spunk too... I love that. She took a while to settle in, and it took some time to work out some poses that she could settle in to, but once she settled she was a dream, worth every minute.

I adore her parents, clearly besotted (though somewhat sleep-deprived) they were truly in love and patient as we worked together to get the beautiful family images.

Enjoy. xo

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Big Announcement - Workshops!

It's happening... it's really happening... WORKSHOPS! I have announced the date for the first (of what I hope to be many) workshops. The Date: November 22nd 2012.

To be held at the Lakeview Room at Grange Cleveland Winery. 55 Shannons Road, Lancefield, Victoria. (around 35 minutes from Melbourne Airport).

Class size is limited to 8 photographers.  The workshop will run for approximately 8 hours beginning at 9:30am, and will include posing newborns (including at least one hanging pose), tips and tricks for settling, wrapping newborns, and a short look at editing final images and questions.  If weather allows we will also do a few outdoor setups.

Bookings are now open and will be taken on a first in first served basis.

To request details and a booking form please email: info@emilyblackphotography.com