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One of the joys of having been a portrait photographer for over a decade is getting to watch families grow. We first met this family in 2011 at one of the sisters weddings when the oldest grand children were flowers girls and a page boy! Since when we've captured family portraits, milestone birthdays and now back for an extended family portrait session with all the grandchildren. What a priviledge!
One of the hardest things about COVID lockdowns has been the separation of families, even in the same country people have not been able to see each other for years. Well this family were delighted to see each other after 2 and a half years travelling over from WA to NSW and wanted me to capture the memories for them at their gorgeous home in the southern highlands.
What a pleasure!
Our seasonal mini sessions are always fun. Some people worry about the 10 mins but it's plenty of time to capture a snippet of your family.
Here are are some quick highlights of the families who came to Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden on Sunday.
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This was the fabulous extended family that I finally got to meet last weekend. We've been rescheduling them since last July with lockdowns, COVID Iso, etc. On Saturday I was very worried about the session as the forecast looked to grim but they wanted to go ahead and look what happened....
Beautiful sunshine, and as tends to happen with lots of shoots we start off being formal and then everyone relaxes and realises this is way more fun than they thought and their true personalities come through.... I love the last photo with the grandparents hanging from a tree!
This afternoon when I left home is as just starting rain with a storm front coming, but I checked the radar and thought we should be ok for our 40 min session at North Narrabeen Rockpool. The day has been stinking hot and it was the first week of kids back at school, so I hadn't factored in how many people would be down at the Rockpool cooling off. Even on a busy day you can make the most of the beautiful setting here for photography.
As you can see we did get out window (just) before the storm, we even got some salami waves (that's was the youngest boy called the big waves as he can't say Tsunami) - the things out kids have learnt this summer! And we enjoy some family time with grand parents over visiting from the UK for the first time in 2 years.
The advantages of Australia opening up to the world again is that international family can now visit... Yay!
During January I was lucky enough to capture memories for a few families who had grandparents visiting for the first time in 2 years. It's so lovely to see that these bonds are still very strong even with the imposed distance.
This families are half Australian and half French, the last time they had photos with their grandmother was in England. So we picked an Aussie beach scene, which still works even on an overcast day.
So lovely to catch up with this family, for an extended family portrait shoot. Hadn't seen many of the family since capturing their daughters wedding 10 years ago.
The first time the whole family had been together for a long time, with all the state border closures etc planned gatherings had been postponed. So we had this pencilled in and were very please that it actually went ahead. Love seeing extended family together, and photographing these kind of shoots. Getting all the combinations of grandparents, individual families, siblings and everyone together.
Best part about my job, watching families grow and documenting it for years to come x
This family took advantage of our special off to have a 40:40 Session on a weekend, available until the end of June. They also upgraded the package to be for extended family, so can you can see below we had a fun 40 mins on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Echo Point Reserve, Roseville Chase with extended family so capture some photos of grand parents with the grand children and the whole family.
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While I was down in Melbourne recently, for a wedding, I was asked by the family of on emy Mum's oldest and dearest friends to capture some extended family portraits for their 50th Wedding anniversary.
It's always a privilege to capture family memories for people, but its even more special when its a family that I love too x
This lovely family contacted me because their grandmother was coming out from England and celebrating a special birthday with them in Sydney. So they wanted to capture their memories in photographs, the best present ever.
So we had a great morning down at Echo Point Reserve at Roseville Chase, the variety of backdrops and areas really show off Sydney with the coastal gums, the sandstone and the fig trees. We even got a few rainbow lorikeets in the background!
This is one of my oldest friends family, and I'm very privileged
she asks me regularly to capture her families memories.
This time is was to celebrate some milestone birthdays, while taking advantage of family visiting from Perth. The brief was to capture all the different combinations of family members and their interactions.... I hope I have achieved this, including the will power of a 2 and a half year old, one of my favourite things to do!
Another fun afternoon with Aussie Santa at Long Reef Beach.
We had a number of extended families come for photos this afternoon, a great way to get everyone together and remember your Christmas as a big family. It also means with bigger groups we get more people willing to be silly and have a bit of fun!
I have photographed some of this family a number of times over the years so it was a pleasure to meet the rest of the family and capture them all together. Multigeneration family portraits are the best fun, watching all the family interact from the cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, is lots of fun.
We were blessed with a beautiful morning at Echo Point Park in Roseville Chase so this family to enjoy.
Thank you for inviting me to capture your memories of your extended family Marcarians it was a pleasure!
It's that time of year again where we hold our Spring Family Portrait Mini Sessions, a great opportunity to capture the family growing up with professional photographs at a very reasonable price. This year we headed back to Muston Park, Chatswood, to enjoy the spring flowers in their wisteria arch.
All the families that came had a lot of fun, below are highlights of some of them.
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These siblings contacted me to get some extended family portraits taken for their parents as a present. As always with large families it took us a while to arrange a date which worked for everyone and ended up a little later in the year than planned but the Autumn weather in Sydney was spectacular so we had a beautiful afternoon at Blues Point Reserve overlooking Sydney Harbour and wonderful afternoon light.
The aim of the session was to get photos of the whole family together, some with grandparents, and some of each family. With young children I find I always need to work fast to get their attention and keep it, plus make it active to they enjoy the whole experience. We did all of these things with this family and I think the grandparents will be delighted with the results.
Kitty and Ben arranged this family portrait session as a present for Kitty's parents 60th birthday’s which are both happening this year. Her Mum selected the Chinese Gardens of Friendship in Darling Harbour which a lovely location, but especially poignant when they grew up in China.
I met the family, including two gorgeous little boys who are 2 and 1 outside the gardens as they opened and we spent an hour walking through and playing the gardens in the morning light, and before it became too busy. We saw birds, fish, and water dragons, plus we also spotted the Rooster sculpture for the 60 year olds as this is their birth year!
Thank you for a lovely morning everyone, it was especially fun as we realised that Ben is good friends with one of my cousins in Melbourne :-)
Joyce's sisters and family had gathered in Sydney for her wedding celebrations so they wanted to capture the memories with an extended family portrait session as a present for their parents anniversary. So we had a lovely morning at Centennial Park Sydney, one of my favourite locations with beautiful lakes, Australian paperbark trees and lovely flowers, for a fun photo shoot. The language barrier was a little challenging but with Joyce there to translate we had a great time.
Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely family Mr & Mrs Zhou!
So it's been 6 years since we photographed Misoo & Adrian's wedding day, and now they have two gorgeous little boys!
So lovely to see the whole extended family for a famly portrait photography session last weekend. My favourite part of being a photographer is capturing the interaction between family members, and even more so when that extends to grandparents and aunties. These two little boys are so lucky to have such a fun, loving family around them. Hopefully these photos will remind them of this fact all the time.
I met this lovely family at another family event I photographed earlier this year, so I was delighted when they contacted me to take some extended family portraits as one of the siblings was returning from the US for holidays.
This is a blended family with lots of different combinations of family to photograph, the multi generations are always fun. The group ranged from just a few days old to the grandparents. The best part about this shoot was how loving and fun the whole extended family are together.... I love capturing that.
Thank you for inviting me to capture this special time for you :-)
We've been friends with this family for a number of years now, we met them through Artarmon Community Church. They are such a lovely generous family and lots of fun. So when they contacted me about having some family portraits taken when both sides of the family grandparents could attend I was delighted, I knew it would be a lovely afternoon.
We met at Tambourine Bay, in Riverview for some beautiful bush and harbour photos. All three generations of the family got into the swing of things and we had a bit of fun, you would never guess that the grandparents were in their 90's and 80s!
Thank you Kathy and Richard for inviting me to capture your beautiful family both outside and in x
On arrival at this family home I was greeted by saying "Welcome to Chaos"..... as you'd expect with 4 generations of one family all together, and that's what I love about extended family portrait sessions.
So I hope I have captured some of this craziness in my photography of this clan, I just love watching the interactions of everyone together and see the different personalities shining through..... it's this essence that I try capture and keep these memories for the families for years to come.
Enjoy extended Ledwidge family :-)
The Tan family were in Sydney for their youngest son's university gradulation, visiting from Malaysia so wanted to have memories of their visit to Sydney. And to take advantage of all being in the one city for a change. So we headed to Blues Point Reserve which has fabulous views of both Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
The morning was overcast and raining but Sydney still puts on a show and looks great in this weather.
Thanks for visting Tan family, and having fun with me!
Oh the fun!
Fi is one of my oldest friends, our mothers were friends before we were born so we have known each other all our lives. We have one of those friendships that picks up where is left off even if its been a year since we've seen each other, very special. So I was super excited last weekend to meet her whole extended family up at Pearl Beach on the Central Coast for an extended family portrait session. They were up there for a family holiday to celebrate some family milestone birthdays and thought it was a great opportunity to get some professional family photos of everyone in a great setting.
Justin came too and we had so much fun, it helps that I've known them all my whole life, but even so they are a great laugh. The cheaky look on Terry (the grandfathers) face has always been there, he always looks like he's thinking something naughty and he's passed that gene down through the family!
Thanks guys for inviting us to capture these memories for you. Looking forward to another 40 years of friendship x
We first photographed Bride & Ant for their wedding 6 years ago, on a beautiful spring afternoon at North Narrabeen Beach (wedding was pre blog sorry!)..... we also photographed their first little boy with some baby portraits
some 4 years ago. So when Bride called to say she wanted to give Ant an extended family portrait session for their 6th wedding anniversary I was so excited as we haven't seen them in an while!
We decided to head back to North Narrabeen beach as its such a fantastic location in afternoon sunlight, and the shoot was booked almost to the same date and time as their wedding..... the weather and light were just as amazing! We had lots of fun with the boys, letting them be boys, and also with grandparents. Such fabulous memories to capture.
So lovely to see you all, and look forward to catch up again for the next installment x
Baby Ethan is just 4 weeks old, and he's been lucky enough to have his grandparents out visiting from the UK. So his parents thought is would be great to get some extended family portraits with both sets of grandparents, plus his parents and 2 year old sister Catelyn, before they headed home. So we met at Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay, it's such a hidden gem of Sydney.
As you can see, as always seems to be the case with 2 year old, his big sister Catelyn was the centre of attention. However, Ethan was very alert and responsive with lovely smiles and giggles already! So we did manage to get some lovely family moments with Ethan.....
This family contacted me with a last minute booking because their daughter was heading overseas for a year and they thought it would be good to get some family photos taken before she leaves. It's such a lovely idea for her to have memories of home.
So we arrange a mini session at the family dinner the night before she departed. All these photos taken in the family home with her parents, brothers and grandmother will be lovely for her to look back on if she's ever feeling a little homesick.....
Have a ball Verity!
The lovely Jeanette's family arranged this extended family portrait session to coincide with their weekend of celebrations for her 80th birthday. Proud Grandparents always appreciate family photographs, and these photos will be especially treasured.
The family including her two daughters, and three grand daughters had all travelled to Sydney for the weekend, with a special night out. So we met in The Rocks in the late afternoon for these portraits, before they all headed out to dinner. I really enjoyed my time with the whole family which was all laughs.
Then two days later I received an email from one of Jeanette's daughters telling me that she had suffered a stroke on the Sunday and was paralised down her right side, so I sent over some photos of the whole family for her to have beside her bed in hospital. Life is strange with its twists and turns, and I'm sure this whole family appreciates this time they had together, and the photos which capture their memories, and this beautiful, bubbly lady, with the infectious smile.
Nora contacted me a little while ago because she lives overseas and was heading home to visit her parents and introduce her new little baby Sebastian. While she is in Sydney she wanted to capture some portraits of her 4 month old baby boy with his grandparents and parents. What fabulous memories for all!
So we met at the family home in Russell Lea for a few portraits before heading outdoors to Rod Park in Russell Lea, on Sydney Harbour on a beautiful Sydney autumn day. Who could ask for more, it was so good that Sebastian fell asleep exhausted at the end of the shoot!
If your family is having their extended family Christmas lunch or celebrations not on Christmas Day it's a great opportunity to have some professional family portraits of the whole clan taken. Which is exactly what the Van Gool family arranged this Christmas. Four generations of this large family were all gathered for lunch in Dulwich Hill and I joined them after lunch where we walked to the local park for some fun. Capturing the extended family, and then each family group.
It did create a few laughs, especially at those thinking back to the last time they had a photo as a whole family and what they all looked like!
We love Centennial Park in the early morning, the light is just special and this morning with some fog and mist just clearing it was amazing.
The Natawardaja siblings had arranged this extended family, or Multigeneration portrait session as an anniversary present for their parents. A chance to get the whole family together for some photos, along with the individual families and the grand children. Always a well received and treasured present idea!
I got a call a couple of days before this family portrait session from Daria whose parents were out visiting from Russia and they wanted to capture some extended family portraits before they departed. Daria and family also live in the country but were in Sydney for the weekend with her parents, so we chose Centennial Park near where Daria & Michael used to live..... plus with the rainy weather it was the perfect location for a 3 and 1.5 year old boy to run around in the puddles and have fun!
Such a gorgeous family, and so lovely to meet them and capture some memories for them. Hopefully we'll met again when their number 3 is born!
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This extended family portrait session was based around their family Christmas lunch, a perfect time with everyone together. It was lots of fun with the kids opening some presents, Nanna in the kitchen trying to cook the Christmas lunch and groups of people everywhere, set to a backdrop of Sydney Harbour on an amazing summers day it was beautiful.
Thanks for the fun everyone as we worked around the activities to get group and family photos of each element. Unfortunately one brother got stuck in traffic and didn't make it, but we worked a little photoshop of him into a full group photo for them to have for the future :-)
Christmas is a great time of year for families who get together and we enjoy being asked to capture the memories for our clients in extended or multi generation family portrait sessions. For this family the extended grandparents and aunts had flown into Sydney from Europe, Queensland and Perth at various times so we had a couple of portrait sessions to photograph the different elements.
You may remember this family from a session
we did over 2 years ago with his other grandparents. William is a very lucky boys to have such a large doting family seen here with his Dad's side of the family. He enjoys entertaining everyone including us....
After we sent out of Mother's Day Mini Session
offer we heard straight back from Viv & Cam wanting to book one in..... it was so lovely to hear from them as we had captured their wedding
a year and a half ago. Viv was pregnant at the time with their little girl Isabella and we hadn't had an opportunity to meet her yet as they had moved away with work. But they have how returned to Sydney and wanted a family portrait session with both Bella's grandmothers as a special Mother's Day present.
The mini sessions are slightly shorter with less photographs than a normal sessions, but an hour was plenty of time to capture little Bella's personality with her loving family, plus the other mother and child relationships in the family.
Thank you once again guys it was so lovely to catch up, and I look forward to capturing more memories for you as your family grows!
This little bubba is a very lucky girl being the first of the next generation for both sides of her family. This baby portrait session included her crazy parents, grandparents on both sides and her aunts from both sides..... all a great laugh!
The baby portrait photography session was booked as a Christmas present for her parents as Emma was due in early December, she came a little late but still in time for Christmas for her whole family to enjoy. We booked the session for the 27th December so that all the family that had flown in for Christmas could be photographed with their new little baby Grand Daughter and niece. Plus we had some fun with all the family in the middle while Emma was busy feeding...
Emma was 11 days old during this portrait session which is a little bit old for newborn portraits as she was awake to the work and as you can see wouldn't go to sleep with all the action about.... especially with so much family. But that didn't matter as we captured her interacting with everyone and also all her extended family interacting with each other. Plus at the end we couldn't get away from some Batman attire as her Daddy is a HUGE fan! And also photographs in the Christmas turkey platter to replicate photos taken of her Daddy on the same platter when he was a baby....
We were contacted a couple of weeks before Christmas by this family hoping for a "Christmas Favour"......
The 3 sisters were all flying into Sydney for Christmas together with their families and they so wanted to capture the memories in photographs. Having our siblings scattered across the globe ourselves we totally understood the need to photograph this special time so we agreed to take time out of our Christmas leave to meet them at Clifton Gardens Mosman on Christmas eve.
It was a beautiful morning, and we had lots of fun at the beach with everyone! Merry Christmas White Family :-)