Category Archives: families

A recent family session

You might have noticed I’ve been MIA. That’s “missing in action”, folks. It’s been crazy here, and will be for a little bit longer yet…. so if you’re talking to me and I start trying to photoshop spots off your face, or retouch a crumb from the corner of your mouth, would you please give me a swift slap and tell me to stop?

Thank you.

Still, there’s some fun to be had…. like the fun I had with this little guy.  How could you not? Look at that face!

His mum and dad were great fun, too. The kind of people I love to just hang out with: relaxed, easy-going, and up for a good chat. I hope you like this sneak peek, guys.

Can’t wait for you to come and see your whole gallery.

love,

Jen.

PS: Gotta gets me a new blog…. watch this space in the new year….

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Millie’s people | Sydney child and family portrait photographer

Millie’s peeps, at last.

Thanks Millie for letting me have such a great time with your people!

I only have two (yep, just TWO) more portrait sessions available this year, so click here if you’d like to make a booking!

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Meet Millie | vividity, Sydney family portrait photography

Meet the gorgeous Millie. Only weeks old and already the leader of the pack at her house! I’ll introduce you to her people soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this little black bundle of shoe-chewing, mischief-making fur.

Millie by vividity, Sydney family photographer

Millie by vividity Sydney family portrait photographer

Millie by vividity, Sydney family portrait photographer

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All grown up! | Sydney child and family portrait photographer

This gorgeous boy was about one year old when I last photographed him. Things have sure changed since then! Back then he was just toddling around (and I was shooting film!). And now look at him: Master Lego builder extraordinaire!

maternity and family portraits by vividity Jennifer Taylor, Sydney/Hornsby

Things have changed in other ways, too. He has a little sister!

maternity and family portraits by vividity Jennifer Taylor, Sydney/Hornsby

maternity and family portraits by vividity Jennifer Taylor, Sydney/Hornsby

And they’re about to change again…

maternity and family portraits by vividity Jennifer Taylor, Sydney/Horns

maternity and family portraits by vividity Jennifer Taylor, Sydney/Horns

I’m looking forward to meeting your new little brother or sister! See you in a few short weeks! Love, “Jentographer”

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Look what just arrived! {vividity, Sydney child and family photographer}

I love this job! It’s like being Santa. I get to deliver beautiful goodies like this:

And here are some of the layouts inside:

I had the opportunity to photograph this baptism a while ago, but I’ve held off on blogging about the shoot until I had delivered the album. Can’t spoil the fun for my clients! I’m thrilled to bits with how this turned out. Such a great quality album, all hand stitched, and they did a fabulous job with printing the cover. So lovely! I can’t wait to do some more of these. Such a great way to display your images and be able to pass them on to your kids when they’re all grown up.

Apologies for the blur over the name on the cover. I promise all my clients that I won’t use their names (unless they ask me to!)…. I guess it’s just in-grained after years in the academic world where research participants’ names were protected more than Fort Knox. I don’t mention my own family members’ names here, either. I know it’s pretty much the done thing amongst photographers and other blog authors to talk about their children and call them by name. And I understand the warm-fuzzy feeling that’s generated for readers by sharing that level of detail. I feel like I really know some of the authors of blogs I stalk… er… read, because I am privy to all sorts of details about their lives. But I just can’t bring myself to do the same. I don’t know what my children and husband will be doing years from now. Imagine if my daughter one day becomes Prime Minister. (Good Lord! Imagine!) She probably wouldn’t want photos of her in the nicky-noo plastered all over the cover of Woman’s Day! So, I choose not to identify her by name here. You’ll see my children and husband called all sorts of things on this blog, but never by their names.

What do you think about that? I’d be interested to know how you (other blog authors) handle this decision, and why you choose to do what you do. And I’d love to hear from my readers and clients what they think about the lack of names here.

Have a happy day!

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Welcome to the world – {vividity, Sydney newborn photographer.}

Would you just take a look at this family? Aren’t they beautiful? I know what you’re thinking, “She says that about all the families she photographs!” I guess perhaps I do. But honestly, go on. Have a look at these people. How could you possibly take a bad photo?

I haven’t done that many newborn shoots, and this is the first time I’ve actually had a sleeping baby. Properly asleep, I mean. Not just a little catnap that is disturbed at the first sound or touch. No, this little one slept pretty well for us. And the best thing about that? No, not the images you can get, but the fact that I got to hold her while she fell asleep! How nice is it to have a newborn in your arms?

This session was quite some time ago now, but I’ve been holding off on blogging these images until the birth announcements and thank you cards were all posted. (I didn’t want to spoil those by having already posted these images.) Here are just a few images from our session. I hope you like them! So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Miss A and her gorgeous family:

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A little something to warm you up. (vividity: Sydney family photography)

It was a hot, sunny afternoon when I met the L family. The sort of weather you’d expect for November…. and it was only mid October. Not that we’re getting November weather now, and it actually IS November. (What’s with all the rain? And cold? I’m sitting here in my winter woollies as I type this!) I hope you enjoy these images, and that they might remind you of the Summer we might have. One day. Soon?

Remember to leave me some love (in the form of a comment or two) before you go!

Jen.

PS: I think it’s time to upgrade to a customized photo blog…. What do you think? Not sure what’s going on here with WordPress, but these images are tack sharp when I view them in photoshop! Aaagh! Any other photogs/techie people care to comment? How do you manage your photos? Do you post to another website (eg Flickr) and then link to there from you blog? Or do you upload to blog straight from your hard drive? And what size/res do you use? Optimized for web or just saved?

 

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