Whether you’re expecting and would like me to capture your growing belly; if you’ve just welcomed your beautiful baby into the world; or if you’d like to celebrate life together by having family portraits taken, I look forward to working with you to create photographs that are authentic, and heartfelt.
 
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Hi! I'm Kylie. I’ve been capturing families for 6 years, and gosh, do I love it! I relish in documenting the beautiful, raw, honest moments that make our lives worth living. Heartfelt, timeless and soulful photographs are what I strive to capture. I pride myself on creating uniquely personal images for my clients, with great emphasis placed on quality. Moments in time which I hope will be treasured for generations. Through the medium of traditional analog film, I photograph in a natural, yet editorial style, to tell a family’s unique story.

 

 

photos of us by Amelia Soegijono

 

a little about me…

I'm wife to a wonderful husband who I've known for half my life, and a mama to three beautiful little girls who I adore to no end! We live on the N.S.W. Central Coast where we were lucky enough to buy our first family home a few years ago.  We packed up our lives in Sydney,  and relocated. And we absolutely love it here! When I'm not shooting families on weekends you can find us renovating our little beach shack in between trips to the local beach or cafe.

Growing up, I was always the one with a camera in my hand- on family travels, and on adventures with friends. I remember having this feeling, like it was really important to capture moments and memories and hold onto them. But I never thought about photography as a career. I discovered my passion for professional photography around 7 years ago when I first downloaded a little app called Instagram! All of a sudden I was exposed to a world of beautiful imagery and inspiring photographers, and for the very first time in my life, I knew who and what I wanted to be. This became even more clear when I gave birth to my first baby girl, Addison, in 2013. I began focusing my creative energy on motherhood because I discovered for myself just how important it is to document mothers with their babies. The seasons of life, as we know, are so painfully fleeting. And mamas always seem to be the ones behind the camera. I’m doing my best to change that.

 

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Traditional Analogue film is my medium of choice


90% of the work I share on social media and all of the work on this site is shot using film so, odds are, if you're here it's because you love the look of film too.

Film has a soft, dreamy and luxurious quality to it- light, colours, texture, skin tone and movement are so beautifully captured by this medium. It can turn any scene into something magical. It fuels the fire in my belly and I am utterly devoted to it!

If you’d like to know more about film photography and what hiring a film photographer means for you, I’ve gone over the basics HERE .

 

 

Want to know a little more about us? This is what a typical Saturday morning looks like in our home…

 

I’m not the photographer for everyone. And that’s OK! I’m totally alright with that.

If my intention and philosophy resonates with you then I’d love to work together.

 

My Mission. My Purpose.

I truly believe that now, more than ever, in a world where we are constantly bombarded by meaningless images, that we have an obligation to our children and grandchildren, to invest in and thoughtfully create meaningful family portraits that define who we are and how we choose to be remembered. Portraits that’ll be brought out at your special occasions with pride, or shown to your daughter when she needs to know how loved she’s always been.

This is my purpose and my passion!


Sometimes we can be so focused on making it through- making it through the hour, the day, the week - that we one day realise that six months have passed us by, and all the things we’d promised ourselves we’d do - the milestone cards, the baby book and, yes, the professional photos, have been pushed way, way down the list of priorities. But I’m here to remind you that these thing ARE important! They are SO important! In another six months these days will be a blur, and you’ll no longer remember that adorable baby-babble sound they make first thing in the morning, or that little curl at the base of their neck, or the exact shade of their baby-blue eyes. Please don’t put off preserving these little things that mean so much!

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My Style.

 

I try to avoid putting myself in a box by defining my photography style. But I do need to tell you about my shooting style and how my sessions run.

My sessions are organic. They have a mind of their own and can go off in any which way, depending on what kind of person you are and what you feel comfortable with. I don’t have a ‘set photo shoot’, meaning no two of my sessions will ever be the same. I don’t have a ‘shot list’ and, apart from styling ideas which we decide together beforehand, and a vision of what we’d like to achieve for your photos, I don’t have a plan.

Does this make you nervous? Let me tell you why I work this way. Firstly, it keeps me passionate about my job. I can show up to session after session without feeling burned out when I don’t know what to expect each time. This is how I create my best work for you! Secondly, it means that each of my clients receives a set of images which are completely unique to them. Magic moments that they’ll treasure because they’ll look at them and instantly be transported to that time in their life. It’s all about emotional attachment. You need to feel a connection to your photos or they’ll mean nothing to you. So, if you’re looking for a photographer to give you perfectly-posed, cheesy-grinned family portraits, I’m sorry, but I’m not the photographer for you.

If you are looking for a photographer who’ll find the magic in your every day moments. who’ll see real emotion and connection and capture images that are completely ‘you’. who’ll go above and beyond for you. who’ll find the epic light. who’ll give you memories to treasure! Then gosh, am I the one for you!

If you love openly and fiercely, if you laugh out loud together, if you live intentionally and intimately with your loved ones, then I hope you'll see me as the perfect photographer for you. I love working with families who, like myself, value images created with heart, and with the purpose of being kept for generations- images full of natural, raw emotion and intimacy.

 

 
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SARI sharpe | MOTHERHOOD SESSION

"I recently had the privilege of having Kylie take photos of my daughter and I, and there are no words to describe how special the actual photo shoot felt. Then when the photos arrived, I was quite simply blown away. Kylie has a gift in capturing a sense of magic and natural beauty in every frame. Her style is both candid and dream like, creating photos to be treasured for a lifetime. I highly recommend Kylie to anyone seeking beautiful images with their loved ones. No one captures magical moments quite like her."


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amy steed | family session

“Basically Kylie is a magician. I wanted raw and real. I wanted the little details. I wanted candid. I wanted the pastel skies by the water. I wanted the fuzzy focus. I didn’t tell her any of that, but I got it all. Even with the wind and the tired kids who just wanted to run on the beach. She wasn’t phased. Choose a photographer you love. Then trust them to do what they do best. Thank you a million times over, Kylie!”


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Corey Stitt | family session

“You are a true artist, you honestly are. You can feel the passion you have for it in every single photo. You give them soul, you transcend them beyond just an image, you tell a story. you should be so proud of what you do! I am your biggest fan! We cannot thank you enough for these stunning captures of our precious moments as a family.”

 

I’m the photographer for you? That makes me so happy!


 
 

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