Leanne’s is the first family portraits I’ve done in a while.  The wedding photography side of things (as well as all those gorgeous engagement and newborn sessions) has been keeping me pretty busy, but I had the most gorgeous evening with Leanne and her beautiful family recently – so gorgeous that it’s inspired me to put a bit of time aside to shoot more family sessions.  Having a young family myself (speaking for the kids, that is, not me…) I know how super quick they grow up, and how much they can change in a teeny weeny snap of time.
What I loved most about spending time with this wonderful bunch below was just hanging out with them, taking a few snaps as I went.  Well, a few more than a few, but we tried not to pose it up too much or make a big deal of it.  I think we all wanted to walk away having captured a bit of who they are as a family – right now – doing what they love, being themselves, and just being together.  Especially for gorgeous Mummy, who is a photographer herself so (like me) doesn’t feature in many of her family photos because she’s too busy taking them.
And I’m not saying this just because I know Leanne, but I do have to put it out there that she is one of the coolest, realest, lovingest, funnest mums out there.  Her boys, big and little, are on a good thing having her in their lives.  And she really needs to get in front of the camera more often, don’t you think.


I just have to add one more time before I sign off how much I loved this shoot, and how much I loved being able to do this for such a wonderful woman and her family.  Thank you so much Leanne for trusting me, and for being your beautiful self.

Narrelle xx

  • May 11, 2011 - 10:43 PM

    Rana - Perfect family photos. Love them, you and your family are gorgeous Leanne!

  • May 11, 2011 - 11:18 PM

    jayne - Aww, beautiful family, gorgeous photography and you are such a spunk Leanne 🙂

  • May 12, 2011 - 11:42 AM

    molly flanagan - these are totally awesome!!!

  • May 12, 2011 - 3:12 PM

    kellie hatcher - oh my word, narelle, absolutely gorgeous. when were you coming to maui again? 😉 xx

  • May 12, 2011 - 8:59 PM

    Mandy Campbell - Totally gorg! Narrelle and Leanne, these are just beautiful! And I had a giggle at the image about 6 from the bottom… little boy in blue looks like he’s making fart noises with his armpit! Classic!

  • May 13, 2011 - 5:02 PM

    Leanne - Mandy – ha, ha, that is exactly that he’s doing ( I think he learned it only that day 😉 .. and the apple between his knees? – that photo totally cracks me up. Weirdo kid… 😉

    Thankyou for these Narelle – you know we love them sooooo much, and I love that this is who we are, right now, as seen through the eyes of a very talented ( and sweet! ) photog.

    Your words also made me cry .. aww .. *sniff* ! xx

  • May 13, 2011 - 9:13 PM

    sarah black - Oh wow, Narelle, these are gorgeous . A total Friday night treat to look through such a wonderfully told story, filled with such warmth and fun. Beautiful work, and a beautiful family.

  • May 13, 2011 - 9:14 PM

    Lyn Walkerden - Oh I love these so much! Narelle you are so awesome and Leanne you and your family are absolutely gorgeous. So much fun! LOVE!

  • May 13, 2011 - 11:30 PM

    Jo Ashworth - Beautiful Narelle, I feel as though I just spent a late autumn afternoon with Lea and her family

  • May 14, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    casso - Oh shut UP! Narrelle this is such a gorgeous session. You’ve really captured some beautiful moments, so special.
    Leanne – You are so super spunky! Love these big time!

  • May 14, 2011 - 9:12 PM

    Robyn Geering - Just perfect in everyway Narelle – you have totally captured the love and fun and the connection in this family 🙂

  • May 16, 2011 - 3:34 PM

    Angie Baxter - Narelle and Leanne – these are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the family shot with Lea holding the kite – you must be thrilled! x

  • June 8, 2011 - 9:08 PM

    Kat - Beautiful! I just LOVE the ‘lil one giggling with his mum and dad– makes me giggle too, such joy!

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