Capturing the Evolution of Your Family
Every family has their own unique story told through outstretched arms, bright eyes and laugh lines.
Behind every frame-worthy moment? Is the story that brought them here. The failed photo shoots, the pre-session
nerves, the willingness to take a chance on a photographer who will finally see the imperfect but irreplaceable beauty
that connects the most important people in your world. These are their stories in their words.
Daphne, Jamie & Charlotte
The second I stopped trying, exactly
what I'd hope for happened - unscripted
moments capturing the emotion and
humour of parenting.
Gemma, Rob, Celia Rose & Hetti Lou
Having failed miserably at selecting a photography multiple times we were becoming rather frustrated.....but Jen's photos all had an element of fun and spontaneity to them, which were essential to us.
Michelle, Matt, Rhylan & Quinton
My first session with Jen was a big task.....I had her shoot my ENTIRE FAMILY at my mother's 60th birthday party. Jen blended in perfectly with all the different personalities and made everyone feel comfortable.
Capturing the Evolution of Your Family:
One unscripted session, lesson in letting go and laughing runaway toddler at a time.
I’ve seen so many posed and themed family photo shoots on Facebook, while they can be beautiful I know it’s just not us. I’ve seen it before, when we try to get a “nice” photo, inevitably one of us has that fake smile when we feel like we’re on the spot.
We definitely started the day and the session with some nerves - looking at the camera while wrangling a toddler is no easy task. Jen was there to guide us and give us some initial direction. That is until my 18 month old came up with a plan of her own! I’m not gonna lie, I thought the shoot was going to be a flop. There was a laughing runaway toddler, a photographer alongside keeping up with her and 2 parents wondering what would come of it all.
My daughter had a blast. I felt confident Jen would get some great photos of her. But I was worried about capturing any family photos...Still, when my daughter ran off to play and explore I decided I had to let go and follow Jen’s example of allowing things to unfold naturally.
The second I stopped trying, exactly what I’d hoped for happened - unscripted moments capturing the emotion and humour of parenting.
As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I don’t know how she did it but Jen managed to capture individual shots with our daughter and as a family.
Jen’s photos are so organic, she manages to capture pure moments where no one is stiff. She somehow has this ability to see beyond and grab the emotion and personality of the person. You can tell when you look at Jen’s photos of my daughter that she’s a goof and playful but also sensitive and loves her cuddles. Kids grow and change so much and so quickly, having this snapshot in time documented means the world to me.
DAPHNE, JAMIE & CHARLOTTE
Capturing the Evolution of Your Family:
One spontaneously joyful, naturally loving, delightfully fun moment at a time.
Having failed miserably at selecting a photographer multiple times we were becoming rather frustrated. Especially with so many family photographers to choose from, it can be difficult to find someone you trust. But Jen’s photos all had an element of fun and spontaneity to them, which were essential to us.
Jen’s disarming manner and outgoing approach immediately diffused any nerves. She took the time to understand how we were feeling and how our day had been so far. She started the photo session based on our preliminary discussions keeping in mind what we hoped to achieve. The whole process was completely natural, to the point you’d forget you were having a photo session! It was good fun.
Our family is active and always on the go so we chose to do the photoshoot outdoors because our children thrive outside. Jen’s approach yielded some incredibly candid moments and just the right amount of posed shots. She maintained contact post shoot to manage expectations about timelines and gave us a sneak peek which was great because we were so excited (and ultimately delighted) with the end result.
She captured an immense amount of joy and love. There’s a true passion there which shines through and obviously comes so very naturally to her. It would be difficult to replicate this with anyone who doesn’t share Jen’s passion and commitment to her craft.
Jen was utterly brilliant!
GEMMA, ROB, CELIA-ROSE & HETTI-LOU
Capturing the Evolution of Your Family: Every frame filled with
honest, candid connections from a 60th celebration to an intimate portrait session.
We’ve had experiences in the past with other photographers that were painful and awkward. So it was really important to me that this time it was enjoyable.
My first session with Jen was a big task...I had her shoot my ENTIRE FAMILY at my mother’s 60th birthday party. Jen blended in perfectly with all the different personalities and made everyone feel comfortable. This allowed us to capture some candid photos I’ll cherish forever.
When it came time for our family photo shoot I knew her friendly, approachable style would make for an enjoyable experience. I was still worried about my husband though...family photo shoots are not at the top of his list for enjoyable moments, but Jen made light of the this fact, and turned the mood around!
From start to finish it was everything I’d expected! Jen was very professional, from setting up the shoot to sourcing the location to meet my vision, to being flexible the morning of the shoot when I was running late with my 3-month-old. And when I saw the finished product? It captured everything I’d envisioned.
Jen definitely has a talent for capturing what’s “real”, which is why I love her work so much!
MICHELLE, MATT, RHYLAN & QUINTON