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Lilah Pattinson - Melbourne Newborn Photography

Meet Lilah Pattinson

It’s probably just as well Australian cricket legend James Pattinson is currently recovering from injury as he and his beautiful wife Kayla, had a little surprise coming their way. Lilah was born 5 weeks early due to complications in pregnancy. But their are no signs of her scary, unplanned early entry into the world. She is strong and just as perfect as can be. Now the family of three plus two fur babies Ghost and Archie, get to enjoy their newborn love bubble. Just in time before James is back fighting fit and ready to go on tour with Australia with his two gorgeous girls by his side I’m sure.

Port Melbourne Newborn Lifestyle session for Miss Evie.

 

It was a drive into the city to photograph this gorgeous button and her family for a newborn session at their home in Port Melbourne.

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Tracey and Joel welcomed Evie into the world on May 11th. Placid she remained the entire duration of the shoot and we got to see lots of those beautiful huge possum eyes. I'm often amazed at how well new parents adapt to having their little person at home. When I stepped into the Sahayam apartment it was as though Evie had always been there.

It was a little while into the session that I came across another little lady of the house, who sat very eloquently on top of her Mum and Dad's bed, not even approaching for a sniff - fur baby Chloe would have to be the most well behaved dog I have ever come across. Tracey spoke about how she would go into the office with her to work every day - even attending meetings!

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The photo shoot involved lots of snuggles and kisses...

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Story time..

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Feeding...

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Sleep...

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Play...

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And my favourite part... bath time! 

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Thank you Tracey and Joel for inviting me into your home and trusting me to capture these precious moments for you. I loved every single minute of it!

Mel xo

 

In home newborn session for Bobby Barba

In Home Newborn Sessions are Here!

As time goes on, my role as a photographer becomes more defined. I began my passion for photography, loving all of it! The posed and unposed. Lifestyle, Documentary, Portrait, Fine Art, Marco, Landscape - you name it I love it. However the importance of finding my place in the photography world comes from peeling back the layers of who I am as person and bringing those aspects out through my art. 

My role as a Mother is forefront the driving force behind what I do. My children are the reason I see the world as I do. They are my muse and daily inspiration. Motherhood has taught me to find complete solace in the raw, imperfect, messiness and craziness of life. Which is why 'in home' sessions seem like the perfect fit for my business. 

And to launch this new element to our business I had the perfect models to showcase exactly what it is all about...

Ella and Billy welcome home their beautiful baby boy Bobby. 

'In home' newborn sessions are for those wanting to capture life exactly how it is when your baby first enters your world. It's about photographing that little love bubble that you find yourself in. Doting, adoring parents admiring every tiny detail of their new bub. Mum and baby learning the art of feeding. The details of the space you have created just for them and the overwhelming joy and love you feel for your new family.  

Until May the 7th I'm offering a..

$100 discount for my 'in home' sessions.

I just require a deposit to pencil in your due date. After that we wait for this little person to arrive and lock in an exact date. 

 To chat further about package inclusions contact me here.. 

Home with my sister and her loves

South Gippsland Family Photography

With my sister Brooke, her partner Ben and my nephew Hunter

I grew up in South Gippsland in a small town called Korumburra. As you get older, have children and as I begin to find my voice as a photographer... I've really started to appreciate my sense of place and the elements in my life that have shaped who I am. 

Many close friends in this small country town were made and of whom I still call my best friends. It's where I made the greatest of memories with my family and the beauty of its surrounds still reflects in how I see the world. 

As soon as I was 18, I knew that I would leave. I needed to see beyond the small town life and experience what the world had to offer. But we are so fortunate to still call it home as my family still live there and my sister very close by, so we visit often. 

Ben and Brooke met in high school at Korumburra and now together have a 2 year old son Hunter. I may be a very biased Aunty, but he has me completely wrapped around his little finger. He can be gentle, sensitive, has a wicked sense of humour and wicked laugh to match. He is extremely clever and is very much a country kid who loves nature as much as us. Hunter can now drive himself around in his remote control car and race his dad on the ride on lawnmower. He is tractor and truck obsessed and has a love for every animal on the planet. When he is tired he runs his fingers through your hair and will only sleep with body contact - just like his Mum! 

From the backyard of one of our first family homes, we could see a place known as One Tree Hill. My Mum would tell me that it leans over as a small aeroplane once crashed into it. (a little fiction I think;) But for me that tree is so iconic of the town. It is one of the highest points and from the very top you have panoramic views. On a clear day, you can see right out to the ocean. 

Ben's grandfather owns land just down the road from One Tree Hill, so the area also has special ties with his own family. 

The day of the shoot, the weather was typical Melbourne style....hot, cold, windy, calm, stormy, clear. So we were back and forth with deciding whether or not to go ahead. However one great thing about storms, is that they produce incredible skies. You just have to be brave enough to risk the downpour that usually goes with it. So we risked it and we were blessed with the most amazing skies you could have hoped for. Plus for an added bonus we were presented with a rainbow - I was in photographer heaven!! 

I love to include items of sentiment in shoots. So the first one ... Hunters cowboy boots!

( The tractor also snuck in. Not sentimental as such, but sentimental to a 2 year old who is grumpy after a nap and refuses to give it up;) 

Second ...Ben's much loved ute.

And thirdly...Wally the growing puppy.

The rest were all about their special connection and of course that amazing skyline and rainbow!!

This time of day is really magical to capture. If you love sunsets and pretty skies as me and would like to include them in your shoot, the best time to photograph is 1-2 hours before sunset. Right now the sun is setting a little later around 8pm and is getting earlier as we go. April the 1st sees the end of daylight savings, so shooting times can even happen before dinner. It's not too late to book your own sunset shoot, I'll still have 3 spots in March left and 3 in April. So would love to hear from you. 

Mel xx