Sun Soaked | Melbourne Family Lifestyle Photographer

I'm in serious danger of posting a thousand "sneak peeks" of this session as I go through and edit them, so I've decided to blog the entire session so this incredible family can enjoy them, and those who are following along (seriously guys - way to send my social media feeds crazy!) can dive on in and enjoy the sunshine of this session.

This family is so special to me.  I say that about all "my" families (because they are!), but this one in particular for one very huge reason.  They probably don't even now this but here's a little story..

When Ines and Milan had their second baby, they agreed to be one of my very first portfolio families.  I needed the practice and the images to help build my first website and to try and get in the door of the family photography industry.  This was about four years ago.  When Leila was only a week old, I travelled to their home to photograph their family.  It was a free shoot (all my portfolio shoots are) but Milan insisted that I take money for my time spent with their family, and simply wouldn't take no for an answer.

It was the first time I had ever been paid for my work.

That actually hits me in the guts now that I really think about it.  Way back when I really had no idea what I was doing and no idea which direction I would go in this industry, this family believed in my worth, well before I ever did.  

They have booked me, each and every year, through ever increasing pricing changes and as they welcomed another sweet baby into their home.  This was our forth shoot together.  The gratitude I have is really hard to express in words.

All I can say is thank you Ines and Milan.  Thank you for trusting me and for believing in my worth from the very first day.  Thank you.