December10, 2013

The teenage years

Like with every occasion that I get to photograph another photographers family, I get a little nervous and hope to simply do a good job and do their family justice (as with all my sessions). This was the case with Michelle’s family, even more so, as her wonderful children are teenagers; an age I have absolutely no experience with, if not because I was once a teenager myself. In all honesty, not one I would have wanted to deal with!

I’ve been so used to just making a fool of myself behind the camera, peek-a-booing, making funny noises and acting like so much of a child myself, the adult world was and is still unknown to me!

Lucky for me I must have met the most wonderful group of teenage siblings ever, not afraid to sit next to each other, to share a laugh and even a hug! It was a beautiful start to a day and another experience from which to grow, both as a photographer and a mother. Thank you Michelle for allowing me to spend time with you and your special ones xx

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  1. Anya, you have such a gift! They are simply amazing and I will always treasure them. Thank you for these special family moments xoxo

  2. Ah so gorgeous Anya!!

  3. Tra tante tue bellissime sessioni questa è una delle più ricche e complete..arriva tutto il calore della Famiglia! ..senza nulla lasciato mai al caso…

  4. fantastica come sempre!!
    ti adoro!! ♥

December6, 2013

All in a month

Just reading the title of this post makes me giddy and thank goodness I have these photos to remind me of such amazing times, as it all goes by so quickly it sometimes feels like such a blur. NewbornPhotographer002 NewbornPhotographer003 NewbornPhotographer004 NewbornPhotographer005 NewbornPhotographer006 NewbornPhotographer007 NewbornPhotographer008 NewbornPhotographer009 NewbornPhotographer010 NewbornPhotographer011 NewbornPhotographer012 NewbornPhotographer013 NewbornPhotographer014 NewbornPhotographer015 NewbornPhotographer016 NewbornPhotographer017 NewbornPhotographer018 NewbornPhotographer019 NewbornPhotographer020 NewbornPhotographer021 NewbornPhotographer022 NewbornPhotographer023 NewbornPhotographer024 NewbornPhotographer025 NewbornPhotographer026 NewbornPhotographer027 NewbornPhotographer028 NewbornPhotographer029 NewbornPhotographer030 NewbornPhotographer031 NewbornPhotographer032 NewbornPhotographer033 NewbornPhotographer034 NewbornPhotographer035 NewbornPhotographer036 NewbornPhotographer037 NewbornPhotographer038 NewbornPhotographer039 NewbornPhotographer040 NewbornPhotographer041 NewbornPhotographer042 NewbornPhotographer043 NewbornPhotographer044 NewbornPhotographer045 NewbornPhotographer046 NewbornPhotographer047 NewbornPhotographer048 NewbornPhotographer049 NewbornPhotographer050 NewbornPhotographer051 NewbornPhotographer052 NewbornPhotographer053 NewbornPhotographer054 NewbornPhotographer055 NewbornPhotographer056 NewbornPhotographer057 NewbornPhotographer058 NewbornPhotographer059 NewbornPhotographer060 NewbornPhotographer061 NewbornPhotographer062 NewbornPhotographer063 NewbornPhotographer064 NewbornPhotographer066 NewbornPhotographer067 NewbornPhotographer068 NewbornPhotographer069 NewbornPhotographer070 NewbornPhotographer071 NewbornPhotographer072 NewbornPhotographer073

December3, 2013

12 days of Noah

I will always remember the moment I received my sisters text message at 5 in the morning “Skype?”, thinking after 8 years did she not yet know the time difference between London and Australia?! Even though I’m awake more often than not every day at 5, skyping wasn’t the first thing I wanted to do, but after she told me I wouldn’t want to miss this, the voice inside me knew, yet another voice was telling me “no way, there’s 3 weeks left and baby is meant to wait for us to get there!”.

So skype we do and just like Will and Kate outside the London hospital, I was presented with a similar scene, my sister and her husband sitting at the table, dressed casually for some usual activity…with a baby in arms! After a very quick first labour and a trip to the hospital early in the morning, here they were, that same night at home, as a family of three. IMG_4998

No warning whatsoever that I would become an aunty that day, I was in shock and my first reaction, my instinct and I were saying “Nooooo”. I guess you could say the photographer in me wanted to try and meet my nephew as fresh as possible…but my heart was bursting with happiness and love. SO much so that I happened to announce his arrival before his mum and dad got a chance to online!


So nearly 3 weeks early on the 23rd of September baby Noah came into the world and into our lives. My sister became a wonderful, loving and nurturing mother, Justin the doting dad, my mum a grandmother for the fifth time and I a very proud aunty who could not wait to meet this little man. So here’s some favourites from our visit to London to meet little Noah. I wanted to capture those first weeks that are a blur, the tiny new person (that decided to put on 1.2kg in his first month), all the little in between moments of getting to know this new human being (along with his buddy Luigi the cat!)…but I also wanted to be a part of getting to know Noah and found myself without camera in hand often. One image I did forget to capture, was one of myself with him, lucky they’ll be visiting soon and I get to make up for it!  londonnewbornphotographercomp001 londonnewbornphotographercomp002 londonnewbornphotographercomp003 londonnewbornphotographercomp004 londonnewbornphotographercomp005 londonnewbornphotographercomp006 londonnewbornphotographercomp007 londonnewbornphotographercomp008 londonnewbornphotographercomp009 londonnewbornphotographercomp010 londonnewbornphotographercomp011 londonnewbornphotographercomp012 londonnewbornphotographercomp013

  1. Wow Anya, what a beautiful journey x

  2. Wow, just stunning, stunning natural newborn family gorgeousness x

  3. Absolutely delightful! What a beautiful baby and collection of images. I just love your work Anya but this takes the cake! LOVE it :)

  4. I just can’t stop looking at these images. They are so beautiful and peaceful and wonderful. I think I would burst into tears if I had pictures like this of my small family.
    Such a brilliant job! I am sure your sister (and her husband) will treasure these always!