Welcome to Newlife- the Blog

Hi, welcome to Newlife- the blog. Here we post recent images of the gorgeous babies and other things that inspire us, new projects that we're working on and other things that tickle our fancy.
"Newlife Photography is Australia’s premier newborn photography studio, specialising exclusively in babies from pregnancy to 12 weeks old. Having innovated the newborn photography movement over a decade ago with their gentle approach and special ability to capture the beauty that is newborn babies: precious, ethereal, full of love and trust, peace, innocence, personality, quirkiness and joy. Their unique style revolutionised newborn photography and is now a huge influence on today’s photography. They still manage to stay contemporary, fresh and always innovative making them the studio that other photographers look to emulate. Blessed to be able to work with newborn babies everyday, they strive to provide their clients with exceptional keepsakes of such a memorable time."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm a little teapot...

newborn baby photography, funny newborn baby, Sydney newborn baby photographer I'm a little teapot, short and stout (sweet),Here is my handle, here is spout...
To see more delicious babies being funny and quirky visit the Attitude Gallery.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day, Newborn Photography

moth·er 1  (mr)
a. A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever.
-- Author Unknown
b. A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is."
-- Keith L. Brooks
c.A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
-- Tenneva Jordan
d. A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
-- Victor Hugo
2. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
-- Washington Irving

1. Relating to or being mother.
2. Characteristic of a mother: mother love.
3. Being the source or origin: the mother church.
4. Derived from or as if from one's mother; native: one's mother language.
v. moth·ered, moth·er·ing, moth·ers
1. To give birth to; create and produce.
2. To watch over, nourish, and protect maternally.
To act or serve as a mother.
 Happy Mother's Day, and a special Mother's Day for those whom it is the first...

Monday, April 12, 2010

How Glorious is this weather- Children's Photography Kidzlife Photography

 Location Shoots
If you've been thinking of doing a location shoot, now is the time. The weather is glorious, not too hot and not yet too cold and we're about to hit that beautiful May lighting- couldn't be better. Call (02) 9660 7143 to book your Kidzlife location shoot (limited places).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

How Delicious- Baby Photography

How delicious are these two little ones?
I think they are looking up to see how high the Easter bunny can jump,
maybe he has hidden some eggs up there.
Wishing you all a very chocolatey Easter.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What do you love about Newborn Babies?

I thought I would start a list of all the things we love about newborn babies. Please add your favorite things in the comments. To get you started I've put a few:
  • They’re ever so soft skin.
  • The center on the top of their heads where all their hair radiates out from- I call it the Center of the Universe.
  • The skin they have to still grow into.
  • Those deep deep pools that stare at you ever so innocently but with a hint of such wisdom.
  • The sweet smell, a milky fresh bread smell.
  • Trust, they radiate trust.
  • The way they curl up into little balls.
  • The back arching stretch.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Love the bottom lip!!! Newlife Photography, newborn baby photography

Gotta love that bottom lip when it comes out quivering, not sure whether or not to cry, often the babies are laughing 5 seconds later. Its a fine line between crying and laughing as they try our emotions (I know how they feel). Newlife Photography

Friday, September 4, 2009

Poetry, Newlife Photography, newborn baby photography Sydney

I just adore this image- the beautiful way that he is holding onto his wrist, the way the other hand hangs languidly, the cute little toes and the perspective of size that the fathers hand provides. It's poetry in image.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1920's Star, Kidzlife Photography, Sydney

This little girl and her sister came in for their "Next Size Up" shoot, having both been photographed by us as newborns. I love the quirky way that she looks like a 1920's hollywood star. She was such a little character. 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Before & After. Newlife Photography newborn baby photographer, Sydney

This is baby William (top three) doing his before and after shot, just like his baby brother Harrison (bottom two). I'm always amazed how babies from the same family tend do the same thing. Don't these two brothers look alike!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Newlife Photography- newborn photography Sydney

Today in the studio I was talking to some clients who had brought in their third child for his photos like his elder brother and sister had done with us. They were telling me how much they appreciate and love the photos that they have of their other two children. They said that at the time it seemed like a big thing to have splurged on but as the time goes on and the babies continually change, the memory of the expense vanishes and only the precious memories of such a special and quickly passing time remains. They are so glad that they will always have these photos. I totally understand as I know how important and cherished the photos of my children but its always affirming to hear how much people appreciate what we do. Thank you.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thumbs Up for my New Baby Sister- Newlife Photography newborn baby photographer Sydney

It was fabulous to see this lovely family again and see how proud this big sister is of her new baby sister. And I just love the cheeky little smile on her face in this one with her daddy. www.newlifephotography.com

More Postcards from Canada

Baby Snowman
This is the baby snow man that the children found at Stanley Park. They gave him arms and would not be consoled that they couldn't bring him home with us. That snowmen don't travel well is a detail that children are indifferent to. In the end we found him a special new home with a view of downtown Vancouver.
These trees in the foreground remind me of the snow gums in Australia.
Trees above the clouds.
View of Vancouver
This is probably the last photo I took in Vancouver on our last day coming down the road from Grouse Mountain. Even though it was a sunny day and much of the snow was beginning to melt, Vancouver was still hidden under a blanket of clouds.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

All About Eve- Newlife Photography newborn baby photography Sydney

Meet the beautiful Eve. Doesn't she just look pretty in pink- this is of course the one that got chosen for the wall. I love the one above too and she graces my header. www.newlifephotography.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lotus for Hope- Newlife Photography pregnancy photography

I've been running into this client a few times recently and saw this beautiful little one all grown up into a cheeky and brazen little toddler. She still looks the same with those beautiful lips and she reminded me of this beautiful pregnancy photo, when she was still brewing, with the lotus, one of my favorite flowers and ever so hard to find. The lotus flower represents purity and hope as the flower rises up high above the murky and muddy water it grows out of, pristine and reaching for the heavens- how appropriate for pregnancy. www.newlifephotography.com

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another Paige- Newlife Photography newborn baby photographer Sydney

Beautiful Paige asleep and awake- how different does she look? This beautiful family had so many stunning photos to pick from between their pregnancy photos, the baby photos and their little girl Maddison who was full of smiles at the pregnancy shoot. I was so glad when they rang to add a few more photos to their album that they couldn't live without including the sleeping one above which didn't make the first cut. Too too many to pick from. www.newlifephotography.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twice the Fun- Newlife Photography newborn baby photographer Sydney

This family came back to see us with their new twins. We photographed their first to newborn babies but we didn't expect to see them again with their 3rd and 4th babies together. I commend their calm and relaxed approach to their doubling family. www.newlifephotography.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

How Fab is this hair- Newlife Photography Sydney newborn photography

I couldn't resist sharing these little ones with their fabulous hair and cheeky expressions. Celebrating all the funky hair. www.newlifephotography.com

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day-Newlife Photography newborn photography Sydney

Celebrating Mother's Day. How special a moment is this between this mother and 2 week old little baby. Nobody can tell me that newborn babies don't smile, that its only wind. I have been photographing newborn babies way to long now not to know that of course they smile. They may have only been on this planet for a short time but that does not necessarily make them new souls. They all come jam packed with personality and a wicked sense of humour. www.newlifephotography.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Arielle- Newlife Photography newborn photography

I don't exactly know what it is about this little ones beautiful face that I love so much. She looks like she has been here before- so wise and yet still so open and innocent, vulnerable and yet so strong. Who would think one so young would possess so much complexity.

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Postcards from Canada

Here is another postcard from Canada (in no particular order): BC is putting on a special show for us. We arrived to a city under a blanket and all the Vancouverains walking around in a gloom. Meanwhile you couldn't remove my cheshire smile with a snow shovel if you tried. We ordered a white christmas and we are defiantly getting one (please don't let the locals know its our fault or they'll be round with a lynch mob). The house has a postcard out every window, and now that it has stopped snowing for a day we can see what the light is like- constant sunrise until the sun finally gives up trying to rise and pops back into bed just after 4.00. Beautiful light. Not to cold outside, unless your foolish enough to get soaking wet by loading your hood with snow like Lulu, and everywhere is heated inside. Luckily not as stiflingly hot as in Japan, but still something to get used to. Desperate to open a window while we sleep but everything is double glazed. I think we are the only ones driving around Vancouver with our car window open. The children are loving the snow. Angel woke the first morning, after 11, squealing "It's snowing, it's snowing" with the tone of voice reserved only for christmas morning. However he is very disappointed that the snow is too soft to make a decent snow ball- our only saving grace I think as we can't keep them out of the stuff. Haven't worked out the Starbucks thing. Theres 2 in every block, which would make total sense if they knew how to make coffee. Ordered a strong double shot, which we then had to get an extra shot put into and then was strangely weak still. Seems they have taken all the coffee flavour out and replaced it with strange flavouring and sweetening things. Under the impression that we spoke the same language as the Canadians-until you ask for a flat white. New found admiration for Australians because Starbucks went bust in Australia. Think I'll open a cafe when I move here and make a killing once I educate the country on what coffee is!! Miss my machine. NB- hot chocolate just as bad- strange mixture of hot water, brown food colouring and icing sugar?? Wondering where Chris and Andy keep their hip flask!! The Odyssey for a christmas tree has began (reminding me why we bought a fake last year). Its Tuesday and again our mission for the day is to get a crissy tree, again. Failed yesterday as it took all day to dig out the car and driveway after the record breaking snow we got that night. Should have gone Sunday but decided against driving in the snow (Jay is still getting used to the left hand drive). Went to the festival of lights last night which would have been fun if we had left the children in the car, tonight we are going to try for Stanley Park. Kids loved Science World which we will go back to and spend a wet day there. Had roasted chestnuts from a street corner vendor and ate them in the snow accompanied by Nat King Cole singing "roasted chestnuts in the snow...". Was magical despite Angel's best attempts. (Note to self, next time bring Sukie and leave Angel with the house sitters.) Loved Japan, found a traditional stretch of shops leading to a huge suburb of temples and park, not nearly enough time to explore. All the food here is laced with loads of sugar, vending machines for absolutely everything including fresh flowers. Everywhere was overheated. On the plane Angel perplexed the hostesses by stripping to his undies and Jay and I removed all we could get away with and still sweated. Meanwhile all the Japanese are rugged up in their overcoats and snow gear under their blankets. Haven't changed all the locks yet though its on the list. Could someone please hide Chris & Andy's passports.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I'm Really Lulu

Here are some photos I took of Lulu in the studio one morning. The inspiration was a book I remember from when I was a little girl called Really Rosie about a little girls who dressed up in her mother's clothes. Lulu of course had loads of fun dressing up, wearing high heels and loads of jewels. I love their sweet innocence and the old world feeling they have. www.kidzlifephotography.com