Ryan Family Photoshoot
Sunshine Coast Photographer
Everytime I have visited my sister we have tried to line up an updated family photoshoot and it has rained every single time, so in April when I was in Newcastle the weather was perfect so we scheduled it in!
Have you ever been to Rathmines (Lake Macquarie) in NSW?
It is a beautiful little peaceful suburb where we grew up. We decided to do the photoshoot in the morning down by the lake and the conditions were perfect, kids were being playful and happy!
Baby Isabella made her way earthside after her due date and come in to the studio for some photos with her mummy! Sweet baby girl!
I first met Cherie when I photographed her maternity session back in December, we shot a couple of photos in her home, with her oldest son Kai! He wasn’t too happy about having his photo taken but he was trooper and followed instruction from Cherie and we have some really beautiful images of them both! During the maternity session Cherie had a few wardrobe changes which was cool and we got a few different shots, she did such a great job as we were out in the heat in the late afternoon. Cherie totally rocked her session, she looked so beautiful and relaxed.
Once I heard little Isabella was born I couldn’t wait to photograph her, Cherie bought along a few keepsake heirlooms that she asked Isabella be photographed in. These keepsakes have been in Cherie’s family for a long time, one of which was a swaddle knitted blanket that Cherie had mentioned that herself and her brother were wrapped up in when they were taken home from hospital as babies. Cherie’s son Kai was also photographed in the swaddle, so it was something special to their family and I was only too happy to use it.
Isabella had to visit twice as she wasn’t really into the first session and was really restless, second time round she was perfect, slept nearly the whole session stopped once for a bottle and then was happy to finish the session.
I absolutely love the photos of Cherie and Isabella, such a special bond a mum and daughter have, and in one of the photo’s it looks like Isabella is smiling which made Cherie smile and its just so beautiful.
This was such a fun family session, I met the McFarlane’s on their property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland along with all their farm animals. There was dogs, guniea pigs, chickens, cows, birds and a horse.
We walked around the property, stopping in various locations to take some photos of everyone playing and laughing together……It was so nice to watch the interaction with their family along with all the puppies wanting to get in on the fun!
As we walking around doing the photos the dogs went off chasing the cows barking and the cows mooing, mind you 2 of these puppies were toy poodle/maltese or shitzhu breeds! So funny to watch these 2 tiny dogs round up a heard of huge cows, I couldn’t stop laughing!
The boys were having fun chasing after the dogs and playing with one another, then they decided they would like some photos together. Trying to get both boys looking at me at the same time was a hard job, so hard that I had to resort to making silly noises, say silly jokes and say silly things! It was so worth it as these boys are great kids, and so lucky to be living on a property with lots of room to run around and lots of animals to play with and do all the things boys love to do.