Sarah & Mayhem | Newcastle Family Photographer

I recently went through a little bit of a self realisation where I came to the conclusion that if I were to go anywhere with my work as a photographer I would just have to get over my fears and literally just put myself out there and approach the types of people who I wanted to photograph. I'd been following Sarah on instagram for a while and just decided that I was going to take the leap and send her a message and ask if she'd be interested in letting me shoot her hanging out with her son. Thankfully, she didn't think I was creepy or insane and invited me up to her home. 

Sometimes you meet people who you just instantly click with and Sarah is one of those people. It was really special to watch her and Mayhem hang out and just do their thing. Mays is has non-verbal autism but is a bucket of energy and personality even if he doesn't say much, he's got a lot to show you. These two share the sweetest bond and it was a privilege to be able to step into their world for the afternoon. 

Sarah has recently started an Autism Awareness blog over at Raising Mayhem - it's a must read for anyone who might not know much about autism or who share a family member with autism. 

Jessica & Cooper | Sydney Family Photographer

I first met Jessica and her husband Nick when they asked me to shoot their maternity session last year. Jess was a few weeks away from popping and was just a glowing soon to be mum. Shortly after we met Cooper came into the world. 

He's now almost 6 months old and one of those kids with a big personality at a really young age. Loved the camera, constantly happy and forever curious. This one's a good one and I'm so thrilled I got to document another stage of his little journey through life. 

Emma & Daniel | Adelaide Wedding Photographer

One of the perks of this job is getting to experience a wide variety of cultures and traditions. One I hadn't really known a whole lot about up until recently was the goings on of a Romanian wedding. 

Emma and Daniel didn't initially come to me with the goings on or what to expect until the morning of. I got to Daniel's parents home in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide and we started chatting and before I knew it I was entirely encapsulated in this very family oriented culture. Where families are huge and welcoming and food is forever being thrown in your general direction and where weddings are a big deal for everyone. 

Love fuels more love in this environment and Emma and Daniel are proof of this. Australia's Romanian community is apparently much larger than what I was aware of and they met at an engagement party for another couple in the community. It was love at first sight and even through two years long distance (as someone doing this myself I can definitely empathise with how hard this can be!) their love for each other blossomed and they found their forever person in one another.