Wodonga Family Photography

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we were just having fun!”

Family Photography is not supposed to be something you ‘have to do’, it should be fun!! It should be about you spending time away from house work, chores, computers, phones and all those other distracting things and just having fun with your family. Generally this will involve chasing light, or in the case of these guys, jumping fences to chase light. Its ok, no one caught us! hehe. I also love a good muck around with confetti and bubbles (Kmart you rock for bubbles and confetti!). I love the faces that the kids get when I say I have a surprise in my bag for them, it’s truly priceless!

The weekend just past I headed on a little road trip with my finance Caleb to visit his parents in Echuca. With a busy wedding season, lots of family sessions in time for Christmas and lots of little bubs coming into the studio i’ve had a super busy past few months. So it was really nice to take a break. We headed down through Benella and then to Shepparton where Caleb let me go a little bit loose in a few Op Shops (Vinnies was my favourite in Shepparton). Op Shops are my favourite place to shop! You just never know what you’ll find. And Caleb is so patient waiting there for me. This time we even found him a pair of shorts! Anyway, we made our way to Echuca and enjoyed an even of cooking (Caleb’s dad is an amazing cook!), a few drinks, sunshine and then we settled around the fire listening to Jack Johnson play in the background. It was simply bliss. Just to relax, chat, laugh, eat.

Favourite Jack Johnson song is definitely ‘Better Together’

And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they’ll be gone
When the morning light sings
And brings new things
For tomorrow night you see
That they’ll be gone too
Too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way
Into my day to day scene
I’d be under the impression
I was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We’ll sit beneath the mango tree now
Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together
We’re somewhere in between together

So what do you do in your family fun time? Do you hang out with other families maybe? Go for a picnic (cant go wrong with a good cheese platter, lets be honest)? Or down to the park?

The more we do this the more we find ‘we didn’t realise we were making memories, we were just having fun!’

Enjoy some fun moments from this session!

Much love, Kelsey xx

Umbilical Love Photography

Oh and P.S – I am so excited to be getting married at the end of November this year!!! Caleb and I have been together for over 5 years and I cant wait to call him my husband. But this means that there are very limited spots for sessions over the next few months. Especially family sessions as all of my weekends are just about booked out! So if you want some family photos for Christmas make sure you get in touch soon! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

You can head to my contact page here

P.P.S – Ive got a new Investment Guide out now as well. All new pricing and amazing value!! Send me an email to check it out! xx

 

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Family walk along together while throwing their daughter up in the air

Family laugh together

Daughter runs away from her mummy and daddy

Family enjoy special moments together

Little girl laughs as her parent tickle her

Family blow bubbles together

Little girl kisses her mum

Daddy and daughter laugh together

Little girl smiles at the camera

Family blows confetti together

Little girl throws confetti in the air

Little girl blows on confetti

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Albury Wodonga Newborn Photography

Ok its time to get back into some blogging and I had to start with this very sweet newborn session of little baby Harriet.

This family was just sweetness to another level and I so enjoyed spending time with them in my studio here in Albury. At the bottom of the photo reel is the beautiful medium ice tile that they took home to treasure! As well as the digital images to share and print as they please. Such amazing value!

The studio is evolving! Slowly.. very slowly… but its getting there! We have just finished the third and final room! So just keep your eye out for what is going to be happening in the next few weeks. Im so excited!

I have to say a huge thanks to Christian from Sir Fixer Upper who finished the floors! Christian is a carpenter by trade and specialises in pretty much anything. I thought this job would an easy one for him, but it wasn’t! But he still smashed it. So if you need reno’s done or any building stuff (I say stuff because I honestly have no building terminology in my brain haha) make sure you get onto him! Locals supporting locals!

I also have to say thanks to my legendary dad who came in a painted, fixed the roof and did heaps of other odd jobs. You rock dad!

An evolving studio also includes a lot of crap everywhere! hahaha! Well i’m trying to clean out the old to make way for the new but i’m just not sure how well i’m doing at it. Anyway, I really need to get my act together. Anyone interested in some newborn blankets and props? Hit me up! Ive got a big pile of beautiful blankets and wraps that need to go to someone who will love them! I say they could be a comfy couch throw too but thats just me. Where are my creative souls hiding? The things you could do!

Exciting things to come, but for now enjoy some serious sweetness from this newborn session,

Much love, Kelsey xx

Umbilical Love Photography

Family sits together with their newborn baby

Big sister holds her new baby sister

Big sister gives little sister a big kiss on the head

Family look at their adorable new addition

Dad holds his newborn baby girl

Dad shares a nose to nose moment with his little baby girl

Mum gives her newborn baby a kiss

Baby smiles while being held by her parents

Squishy newborn cheeks as she is held by her parents

Baby smiles while she's sleeping

Tiny toes on a newborn baby

Close up of lips on a newborn baby girl

Newborn baby girl sleeping with her hand under her cheek

Newborn baby sleeping naked

Photo of a family in an ice tile

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Family Photography Albury – Parker Family

Hey there Parker family!! I loved this Family Photography Session here in Albury Wodonga!

These guys were so so so much fun! Two little bouncing beans Sander & Temperance, full of energy. Dad who pulled a bit out of the tank to keep up and mum who wasn’t running anywhere! Rhiannon was over 30 weeks pregnant and was probably ready for a nap but she soldiered on.

But a seriously fun family.

These guys opted in for our Christmas Special which we ran at the end of last year. Check out the beautiful prints that they chose! Enough to share with lots of family for Christmas. Imagine grandma’s face receiving some of these beautiful photos!

For Christmas I gave my family the gift of a family photography session. Although not all were completely thrilled about the idea, I think they will love it! My brother and I are now young adults, with Bryce living in Melbourne. So I know my parents would love a family photo on the wall to treasure, especially when we get older and have kids of our own! How amazing! Ill keep you posted as to when we get it done. Don’t worry, ill be sharing heaps! I cant wait!

If you’re thinking about getting family photos done, or are umming and ahhhing if its worth it… I think these photos show how worth it they are! To have beautiful memories like this that you can treasure forever would be so special!

Make sure you contact me if you are thinking about it and I can take you through the options! Last year I released my new Investment Guide which has bought a whole heap more value to family sessions! The best time is now, don’t wait!

Enjoy some fun photos of these guys! (One of my favourite features was Temperance’s skirt! Pretty sure it was from Myer! So cute!)

Much love, Kelsey xx

Umbilical Love Photography

 

 

Printed Family Photos

Brother and sister run around mum and dad playing chaseychildren run up to their mum and dad for a big hugFamily stands together in the sunFamily looking at each otherFamily tickles each other laughingMum and dad laugh at their kids pulling funny facesBrother and sister play friendly togetherDad picks up his kids in the airKids kiss mums pregnant tummyFamily walks along with the sun shining through in the background Kids blow confetti at mum & dadLittle girl twirls in her white skirt

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Wagga Wagga Newborn Photography

I just loved meeting this beautiful family from Wagga Wagga for Lily’s Newborn Photography session.

Abram and Nicole were so passionate about loving their precious little girl and I loved watching it or should I say, capturing it! They weren’t “helicopter parents” but they were just smitten and head of heels in love with their little girl that they wanted to watch every precious moment.

This is what the newborn photography session is all about. Capturing in a photo, freezing a moment, and showing how much love their is between the people involved. Now these guys have these memories to enjoy every day and to share with their family and friends.

Nicole left me this beautiful review; “Kelsey was great and made us feel very comfortable. She gave us great direction, let us personalise the photo props and made sure we got the most out of our newborn session. Beautiful welcoming studio and photographer. Very happy with the photos and can’t stop sharing them with everyone”. – Nicole + Abe

Aww I just love my job! Such a blessing to capture these early moments of life and the first moments of love.

And I love that they wanted to personalise their session too. Like gum leaves?! Amazing! They said that they have a beautiful gum tree in their backyard and though it would be a nice idea to surround her in them. Like what they are surrounded by every day, such beauty.

Another thing I have to say about this session was the magical touch in each parent! Theres one photo (about half way down) where Abe is holding lily on her side and it looks a bit funny. BUT about 20 seconds before she was about to scream the house down and 20 seconds after she was calm as anything. Amazing!

Enjoy some beautiful images from this newborn session. Woohoo for first session of 2018! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Year festive season.

Much love,
Kelsey

 

 

Mum and dad look down at their new little baby girlDad smiles at his baby daughter in his armsNew dad kisses his daughter on the cheek and rubs noses with herMums rests with her new baby girl looking up at herMum and dad soothe their baby girlBaby girl lying on her back looking at the cameraNewborn girl surrounded by gum leavesNewborn baby girl looks up at gum leavesMum comforts her newborn baby girlMum comforting her babyMum and dad cuddle their newborn baby girl as she sleeps in their armsEyelashes and lips of a newborn babyNewborn bub sleeps peacfully

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Family & Newborn Photography Albury Wodonga

Welcome to the blog little Piper! I so loved capturing your family in our natural light studio in Albury Wodonga!

I love this gallery! Its full of funny moments, soft and sweet moments but most of all real life moments. Its real life!

Posed babies are beautiful but sometimes those natural moments just win! Check out older sister Aurora picking her nose in the second photo. I debated whether to put it in the gallery but decided to in the end because guess what, thats real life!

The other thing I love about this gallery is how much love I can feel oozing through the photos. Liz and Dan were super in love and you could tell how crazy they were about their babies! Nothing I love capturing more!

So as we lead up to Christmas, 1 week to go as i’m writing this, what are you most favourite real moments with your family? Maybe its a Christmas memory where dad tripped over the dog and dropped the salad. Or maybe someone fell in the pool with all their clothes on! Grandad fell asleep snoring on the couch. Or maybe your favourite moment in just sitting and being with your family. Thats one of my favourite parts. Often in my family we start by all jumping in the kitchen to help mum with the cooking. And by jumping into the kitchen I mean being in there for about two minutes before we get in trouble for eating something we shouldn’t! And then we follow with a snazzy Christmas family photo, presents and probably napping in the afternoon. The best way to spend Christmas!

Here’s cheers to Christmas! The presents, the food, the dessert, baby Jesus, family, carols and bad bon-bon jokes!

I hope that this Christmas you get to enjoy some time with the people you love most doing the things you love most.
Merry Christmas everyone! I cant wait to capture some more special moments for families in 2018! (Cant believe we are there already!)

Enjoy some of my favourites of this beautiful family xx

Much love, Kelsey

 

Family looks down at new little baby girlToddler picks her nose as parents laugh on togetherBig sister holds her new baby sisterParents look at each other so happy with their newborn baby in their armsDad holds his baby daughter in his armsMum holds her little girl and smilesNewborn pulls funny faceNewborn baby wrapped up with toes sticking upMum and dad hold their baby girl togetherMum wraps her newborn baby in her armsNebworn baby looks up at camera almost confusedDetails of little baby girlBaby cries as she's about to do a poo

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