Xanthe’s Infant Baptism

A friend of mine from work asked me to shoot her daughter’s baptism. I was thrilled to be asked as I had been wanting to shoot Xanthe for a while but never quite find the opportunity to do so. Xanthe was so adorable during the entire service, and I was pleasantly surprised how she was able to hold up so well throughout the baptism service albeit it was actually time for a nap for her.

I was happy to be able to capture some key moments during the baptism and here are some photos to share.

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Xanthe's Infant Baptism

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Cate’s Christening

Baby Cate was recently baptised at a local church. The service was held specially for her Christening and baptism. I was there to capture the beautiful service and here are some of the images of that day:

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It was a definitely a joy to witness this precious and happy occasion. My prayer for Cate is that she will grow up to be a fine young and beautiful lady. May the God bless her and her family always.

Family Portrait – The Stevens

The Stevens wanted a family portrait taken for this year. It was about a year ago when we shot the family and baby Conor. Last week, we had the family portrait session held at their own home. It was definitely great catching up with the Stevens and seeing how much Conor has grown.

Here are some of the images taken at that portrait session:

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Family Portrait – The Chau Family

A long time friend of mine, Serene, got married over the weekend. Serene’s family came over to Perth from all over the world to attend her weddding. Her parents flew over from Malaysia whilst her brother and his family flew over from the California.
She asked me to shoot a family portrait session 3 days before the wedding day, so she would not need to allocate more time in an already tight schedule on the actual day. I was also her official wedding photographer, so it was all easy for both of us to arrange for the portrait session.

We did the session at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in the late afternoon. The daylight saving time gave us plenty of good light for the entire session. UWA is a well-liked place for photographers. With its vintage architecture, great limestone walls, and beautiful sunken garden, the location is perfect for family portraits and weddings alike (I actually shot Serene’s wedding at UWA 3 days later).

The Chau Family

Shot just outside the Administration Office, the limestone pillars and beautiful background set the tone for the beautiful family portrait.

The Chau Family at the Sunken Garden

The sunken garden is a romantic and beautiful area favourited by many bridal couples. It also gave us great setup for the family portrait.

A young family

Here Serene’s sister had her family portrait taken as well. I love her children. They are just so adorable.

Family portraits do not have to be an all serious looking, all sitting down affair. Serene, her then fianc√© Benny, her sister and brother-in-law were certainly up for some fun…
If you say jump, they say "how high"

A family portrait of a different sort

Well, her brother and his wife were also up for some playtime, grabbing their boy by the legs and turning him upside down!

Children are often the center of family portraits. I love capturing them at their nature selves rather than forcing them to pose. Often the fleeting moments where they interact with their parents or other kids can produce some of the best images. Here are some of the photos that I really like

Mother and Son

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It was certainly fun doing the family portrait session for Serene and her family. I am now working on processing her wedding day photos and shall post some up in the near future.

Serene and Benny… congratulations on your wedding. Thanks for sharing your big day with me in such a special way.

The Scarpa Family

Our friend, Caroline, wanted some photos of her kids and asked us to shoot for her.

We went down to Sorento beach for the photo shoot. The sky was dramatic and gave us some interesting settings.

Here are some images that we really like from that portait session:
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the adorable young lady

Caroline, thank you so much for asking us to shoot your family portrait. We had such a wonderful time.