Arlette 8 days | Newborn Photography Melbourne

(… And a kitten who’s feeling a little jealous of the new arrival!)

We would like to introduce you too…..

It is with great excitement that Alex & I announce the birth of our daughter Arlette Rosalie Mary Dewar. Born on the 15th July, weighing 6 pounds 7.

As some of my lovely clients know, it was a rough pregnancy and our little one had a rocky start to this world, requiring a short stay in Special Care.  Affectionately nicknamed “Diva”, Arlette already has us wrapped around her little finger and is slowly learning the demands of being a photographer’s daughter!

Ask any baby photographer and most will say, that posing and taking photographs of your own baby is not easy.  I found it almost impossible!  I started out with so many ideas that I wanted to do, dreamed up so many beautiful images while I was pregnant.  Forgetting my own number one rule with newborns.  THEY decide what images they want of themselves!  So with this in mind I let Arlette practically posed herself, I just gently persuaded in some areas of course;)

I remain on Maternity leave, however we look forward to returning to the studio to continue capturing beautiful memories for our clients very soon! In the meantime, here is the start of many images  – our dear Arlette in her first week xx

Louise - Oh my gawd, she’s gorgeous.
But what else could you possibly expect with parents that good looking?

Carlton Gardens Engagement Photography | Lee Yen & Gary

Lee Yen told me they didn’t like photographs.  I think she was lying ;)  This gorgeous couple have been very busy with study, work and travel that we very almost didn’t find a date we could hold their engagement shoot!  We were all very excited for this session to also include their baby, who unfortunately wouldn’t be allowed at their wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley.  And may I just say, THE most behaved puppy ever??!  Very excited to be sharing their amazing day at Stones very soon! x

Josette - Beautiful! love the dog, love that tree!, but most of all…love the love

Jenny Goddard - Such stunning images Gemma of a gorgeous couple! Can only imagine how beautiful their wedding photos will be. That image of puppy with his paws crossed is just adorable! x

Bec Brindley - Aw so sweet! I LOVE that they brought their pup along.

Leonie Jay - These are so beautiful. SO much love ! And I just adore the bow tie on the dog!!!

Dannii - Oh these are all such gorgeous images! Would look so great as a collection on the wall!

Montsalvat Wedding Photography | Amy & Dan

Get ready for an epic post! As I said in their engagement photography post, “Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun”, and well, their wedding could almost be said to be themed around such!  What an amazing day… Honestly this is one of those weddings where I’m lost for words to describe it, so I’ll simply let the images do the talking!  Congratulations Amy & Dan, certainly a wedding to remember! xx

Leanne Stamatellos - This is so beautifully captured – I feel like I was there and can feel the buzz of the wedding day. i adore the images in the attic – superb!

Bec Brindley - Oh wow! What an amazing venue and the bridal party look like SO much fun. Gorgeous :)

Josette - Holy smokes!! that dress is gorgeous! so is the bride! so is every single image you have taken! This looks like such a fun wedding.

Kylie - Wow, seeing photos like these just makes me want to get married all over again! They just look so absolutely incredibly happy. And those location shots – Amazing! What a beautiful day to remember with photos like these.

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Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  The blog was very quiet during 2014 and this is something that will be change in 2015!

To kick of the New Year here is a beautiful little girl captured in the new studio!  We have some exciting changes coming to Iris Creations and look forward to sharing the news over the coming weeks…  x