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Baby Photography

Remember a little while ago I shared Emily’s stunning sunrise beach maternity session… (for a refresher click here) Well, on our walk back up the beach to the cars, Lee asked me if I would like to also photograph their baby when he/she arrived. I was delighted! Baby photography is my favourite! (obviously!) So… Lee and Emily’s baby boy finally made his grand entrance into the world, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to get to meet him during his baby photography session in my Frenchs Forest studio. New mum and dad, Emily and Lee (accompanied by grandma) were over the moon with their new little boy, named (perfectly), Arthur. And so they should be, as he was the perfect baby! They had requested a ‘boho’, natural theme for their baby photography session, so after a lot of thought, and remembering back to all of the conversations we had during our maternity photography session, I came up with this very textural, organic scheme for this new family. So using cream knits, earthy elements, hints of burlap and a few handfuls of white feathers, we created Arthur’s very first photograph album. Here are a few of my very favourites from our very relaxed newborn session. Enjoy! newborn photography newborn baby photos natural baby photos baby photos northern beaches baby photos Sydney north shore boho styled baby photos beautiful newborn baby portrait baby photos new baby father and son photo new baby family photo newborn and mum photo new baby boy photos new baby photos baby photos sydney baby photos baby photos cute baby photos sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.  Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney. 
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Newborn Ileana’s Baby Photos

Baby Ileana’s recent Sydney newborn photo shoot in my beautiful Northern Beaches studio is proof positive that newborn baby photos are the best investment you can make! As someone who has spent a lifetime around babies, even I am horrified at how quickly they grow and change. Don’t get me wrong, I adore every stage and get so excited by every new thing our little ones learn… but there really is nothing quite like that brand new, heaven-sent, freshly baked, newborn stage. So it fills me with joy when first time parents totally ‘get it’, and decide to book in their newborn for their first professional baby photos to be taken. Just like Ileana’s mama did! This sweet girl was so teeny tiny when I met her at 21 days old. So full of expression even when fast asleep. With perfect skin and a great head of hair, I can already imagine what  beauty she will become. Here are a few of my favourites from Ileana’s baby photo shoot… enjoy! newborn photography northern beachesnewborn photos sydneynewborn baby picsnew baby toesnew baby photosnewborn photography North Shoreprofessional newborn baby photosbeautiful newborn photographysleepy baby photosnew baby portraits sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.  Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney. 
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Baby Alisha | Baby Photography Sydney

I was contacted by baby Alisha’s mum during her pregnancy to arrange a session for her new baby when she was born. Having an older son, who had already had his own newborn photography session, she felt that it was only fair for both children to have the same experience. (Part of being a parent is always trying to balance the scales isn’t it?!) Following the baby’s birth however, she was found to have hip dysplasia and was required to wear a pavlik harness for a number of weeks. Mum decided to postpone Alisha’s session until after her harness could be removed, however as the weeks passed, we all began to worry that we would miss the newborn phase if we waited too much longer. And so, at 7 weeks old, and with her harness still intact, the day of Alisha’s newborn photo shoot came around. I did a lot of research into correct handling of the baby, and considered very carefully the types of poses we could safely attempt with Alisha. Basically, her harness could not be removed and her legs needed to be kept straight at all times, with no pressure on her hips. Being a slightly older newborn, we managed to shoot some beautiful ‘wide awake’ shots, before Alisha dozed off into a happy, comfortable sleep. As it turned out, we had a really lovely, relaxed session. Alisha slept soundly and her baby photographs are a real triumph, given the restrictions we all had to work around. And I am happy to report that Alisha is now out of her brace and doing well. Enjoy some of the best bits from Alisha’s newborn baby photography session! baby photography northern beachesnewborn baby photography sydneybaby photos northern beachesbaby photography Sydneynewborn and mum photos sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.  Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney. 
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Maternity & Newborn Photography

You know by now how passionate I am about photography, but also for learning. Creativity is a constant personal evolution. Photography is a skill that needs to be practiced. When both elements come together in a training course led by two industry trailblazers, that’s not to be missed as far as I am concerned! I’d probably go even further too, and say that in an industry that’s as fast paced and over populated as ours, if you don’t regularly ‘top-up’ your knowledge bank, you are going to get left behind. So I was absolutely delighted to meet and work with two of my favourite photographers; Anja McDonald and Amy McDaniel from Dewdrops Photography. Over the course of two jam-packed days, we covered EVERYTHING from lighting, set design, newborn handling, safety and posing, maternity styling and posing, outdoor family and maternity sessions, lens selection, camera settings,  marketing, and editing. The list was endless, and my brain certainly felt it by the end! The aim for me when attending workshops, is never to replicate what another newborn photographer is doing (that is their style and they own it for sure!), but to be inspired, re-invigorated and to pick up on the subtle tips that are shared along the way, which almost always help to speed up my workflow or improve my business. Amy’s perfectionism when it came to her very particular posing methods was awe inspiring, and I can say 100%, that if I had a newborn baby and lived in Alabama, USA, I know who my newborn photographer would be! (She is also very funny and a beer drinker, so a girl after my own heart). What Anja doesn’t know about editing and shooting for compression, is not worth knowing. I’m not going to share the many pearls of wisdom I learnt during her editing segment, but I now use several of her techniques every.single.day. Game changer! (Also, one of my favourite things about Anja is how her accent changes depending upon who she is speaking to! If you ever meet her, ask about her special German accent 😉 ) All-in-all, I had a brilliant couple of days filled with beautiful newborn babies, baby bumps, new mums and dads, funny kids and their families, amazing photography, good company, lots of laughter and some pretty gorgeous photographs to remember it all by! Here are a few of my favourite bump and baby photos take over the two day course: baby photographer Northern Beachesbest newborn any photos sydneynewborn photography Northern Beachesprofessional baby photos in Sydneybaby girl photos sydneynewborn photographer North Shore Sydneynewborn photographer sydneybaby photographer sydneycute baby pics Sydney maternity photographer Sydney pregnancy photography Sydneyoutdoor family photo shoot in Sydney   Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.  Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.   
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Meet Benji and Zoe Marshall’s brand new baby, Fox

A couple of weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Benji and Zoe Marshall when they bought their precious newborn baby boy, Fox into my Sydney studio for his first ever photo shoot at only 8 days old. Keeping their beautiful photos under wraps until after Womans Day Magazine made the birth announcement has been difficult! I have been so excited to share a few of my favourite images,  because this photo shoot was amazing!   From the moment the Marshalls walked through the studio door, I knew that I was going to love working with them. They were both so easy going, contagiously happy and remarkably relaxed for first time parents! Definitely my kind of people!   At 3.83kg and 54cm long, Benjamin Fox Marshall, known as Fox, was of course perfection. We did have a few side-slipping moments of hilarity involving projectile baby poop, which despite Benji’s horror, only made the whole experience all the more memorable! Little Fox Marshall managed to christen all three adults and most of the studio in one fell swoop… this boy is ready to take on the world!   The story behind Fox’s unusual name is an emotional one, and one which Zoe and Benji were happy to share; it started with their first conversation when Zoe asked: ‘do you know of the arctic fox?’. The arctic fox is known to mate for life. A reference that both Zoe and Benji then made during their wedding vows (unbeknown to each other prior to the event). It became a symbol to them both throughout their relationship, and is now the foundation upon which their family will be built. Baby Fox is the perfect starting point for this beautiful new family.   During our time together, it was Benji who surprised me the most, (forgetting the baby poop explosion that is!) with his absolute infatuation with his new baby. Don’t get me wrong, every dad I’ve ever met obviously loves their child, but with Benji, there was a sense of relief that something he was waited for so long has finally happened. He told me that he was ready to have children ’10 years ago’, so finally being able to hold his own baby boy in his arms really is a dream come true… and my privilege to witness and record for them both.   Getting to know the families I work with is the best part of my job. Working with people as open and honest as the Marshall’s is the cherry on top.   Zoe, thank you for choosing me to share your story; for your trust in my work, the fun you bought through the studio door with you, and for sharing the highs and lows, and all the gory details! (I’m so glad you had the best ever obstetrician on your side! ;-))   To both of you… enjoy the journey! It’s going to be wild (especially with a little Fox on your heels!) xx newborn baby photography SydneyZoe Marshall baby photosBenji and Zoe Marshall newborn baby photosBaby Fox Marshall photosSydney newborn photographer northern beachesspecialist newborn baby photographer sydneynewborn photographer Sydneynewborn baby photographs Sydneycelebrity baby Sydneynewborn baby photographer sydney   Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.
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Newborn Aarna’s Baby Photos

Check out newborn girl, Aarna’s baby photos… It was an absolute delight finally getting to meet this sweet baby girl, after spending time with her gorgeous parents for their beach maternity session recently (view their maternity gallery here). At only 14 days old, baby Aarna was one of the smallest babies I think I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was teeny tiny! Aarna’s family relocated to Australia from India several years ago, however, this little girl was surrounded by love as her grandparents made the journey across the world to be here just after her birth, and she was accompanied by her parents and her doting auntie to her studio newborn session here in my northern beaches studio. In fact, her auntie was my secret weapon when it came to settling this little lady… Aarna knew her auntie’s voice and was only comforted in her arms (once mum finished feeding her). It is so true that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and I know that in this family’s case, baby Aarna will never be without love, wisdom and guidance. Here are a few of my favourites from baby Aarna’s beautiful newborn photography session: newborn photographer northern beachesnewborn baby photos northern beachesnew baby pics sydneynewborn baby photos north sydneysleepy baby photos sydneynorthern beaches photographernorthern beaches baby photossydney baby photosprofessional baby photos sydneybaby details photos sydneycute baby photos sydneynewborn baby pics north shore sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.
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Baby Sasha | Baby Photos

Meet beautiful baby girl, Sasha, 24 days new. Baby Sasha’s recent Sydney newborn photo session in my Frenchs Forest studio was an inspired decision by Sasha’s mum, who was looking for a special surprise gift to give at Christmas time. I’m all for giving personalised gifts, but I think we have to all agree that when a baby is as divine as Sasha, that is extra special! 🙂 At 24 days old, Sasha was a little bit older than most newborns I have in my studio, but in her case, I could not have asked for more. She slept like a dream and was a pleasure to work with. I think her very first portraits speak for themselves… Sasha and family, I hope your beautiful baby photos bring years of happiness. x newborn photography Northern Beachesnewborn photographer northern beaches newborn baby photos northern beachesprofessional baby photographer northern beaches baby photography studio Northern Beaches Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.
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Baby Henry, 25 days

Meet handsome baby boy, Henry who recently came into my Frenchs Forest studio for his very precious first portrait shoot. I noticed from the online questionnaire (that I send out to all of my families), that this family love the great outdoors. They are explorers, happy to get out and about and try new things, with a love of camping; so this influenced the direction that this session needed to go in. I love the look on parent’s faces when they arrive at the studio and see all of the lovely things I have laid out ready for them. This newborn -sized teepee is an absolute favourite! The shot of Henry in his little tent gained a lot of attention in my studio, so I need to be so clear to point out that this shot is in fact a composite image; so two images which are shot back-to-back (supporting the baby in two ways) and then edited to form one cohesive image. It gives the impression that baby is holding his head up, when in fact his Daddy was kneeling beside him the whole time and holding his head up for him. Baby safety is always my priority… and when it results in beautiful images like this, I am a happy photographer! Check out my Facebook post about composites to see how this images was achieved. Henry is such a lovely baby, with eyes that seem to suggest he has seen everything already before! A very wise boy! Here are a few of my favourites: natural newborn photography Sydneynorthern beaches photographerstyled newborn photography northern beachesbeautiful newborn boy photos sydneynewborn photography northern beachesnorthern beaches newborn photographerbaby photographer northern beaches newborn details northern beachesnewborn fingers photographs sydneynewborn toes photos sydneynewborn and family photography sydneyfamily newborn photographs northern beaches beautiful mum and baby newborn photographs sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.  
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Poppy Rose | Baby Photos

Meet newborn baby girl, Poppy-Rose, who was an absolute delight when she came into my Sydney studio for her newborn portrait session. Her baby photos came out beautifully! I had a lot of fun planning this baby girl’s newborn photography session, as I really wanted to reflect her family heritage; given that her father is Ugandan and mum is a born and bred Aussie. It was important to mum to also capture a very feminine, light and airy feel to the session, so we ended up with a really great mixture of images in their final gallery. Poppy-Rose was such a pleasure to photograph; extremely snuggly with such perfect newborn skin… and that hair! Just beautiful! newborn photographer Sydneynewborn photography Northern Beachesnewborn baby photos Sydneynewborn baby photographynorthern beaches photographernorthern beaches photographer Sydney baby photosnewborn photography Northern Beachesbaby toes photos sydneySydney baby photographernewborn baby photography northern beaches sydneymum and baby photographs Sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.
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Baby Flynn, 31 days | Baby Photos

Baby Flynn’s recent Sydney newborn photo session at my Frenchs Forest studio is proof positive that beautiful newborn portraits are still achievable past the 14 day limit set by most newborn photographers. Obviously all babies are different, and I take care to make all new client’s aware that during a newborn session, we are very much at the whim of the baby, but in this case, little Flynn was a dream! After a long feed and a little play, Flynn was ready to nap, giving me the perfect opportunity to get some beautiful portraits for his mama to treasure forever. Divine! creative newborn photos sydneynewborn photos northern beachesnest baby photos sydeynewborn baby photos northern beachesnorthern beaches baby photographerbaby photossydney baby photographerbaby photography sydneynewborn photography Sydneynewborn baby photography northern beachesbaby toes photo sydney Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond. Pregnancy, maternity photographer, Northern Beaches, Sydney. Maternity and newborn photography by Rebecca Bowman Photography, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales. Professional baby and pregnancy photographer, Sydney.

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