Outdoor Newborn Session – Stockton Beach
We had planned to shoot this session in a different location, however Mother Nature intervened and washed away half of the beach. This did not leave a whole lot of space for us. So we had to find another spot, literally at the last minute!
I always arrive at outdoor sessions a fair bit earlier, which turned out to be lucky on this occasion. I drove around the streets, looking for different access points to Stockton beach, and eventually found one, phew. There was a little trek, but nothing too strenuous (not an hour, like that one time…ha. Sorry Frewy’s!).
After giving Jen and Mat somewhat vague directions, as I had no nearby street signs available, we eventually found each other! We made our way to the beach, and for the next hour we got to know each other and I happened to snap some pics of this gorgeous fam in between.
There’s a lot to love about this job. But I have to say one of my favourite things is that photography is one of those unique fields where (most of the time) just through the work that you put out into the world, you attract clients who are on your level. They get what you’re about, and why you do what you do. Jen and Mat were those kind of people, and it felt like I was catching up with old friends. Jen’s mother was a photographer, and so Jen really understood the importance of photos, and the value of having these precious moments in time documented, with a family session. They moved up to Newcastle, escaping the rat race in Sydney, which Jen said has changed their perspective on living. Mat used to be in the RAAF (which brought them up here), but has taken on a new role now, so that he can spend more time with his family.
Spending just an hour with these guys and their two beautiful kiddos, Bodhi and newborn squish, Imogen, it was easy to see how much love there was between this family. That might seem like a silly statement, because duh Jess, there’s love in every family! But there’s some families where it really just oozes out of the interactions they have with each other; the way they look at, or touch each other. You get the warm and fuzzies just hanging with them. Wait and see til you start scrolling through, you’ll see what I mean.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “She’s just described our family!”, then you’re my kinda people. Click here to send me a message right now, so we can book in a date to hang out!