Baby Lola – South Coast Family Photography

I met these two when I photographed their Wedding 2 years ago. Perhaps it was our love (or obsession, call it what you will) of dogs, or perhaps it was our fondness of inappropriate jokes… and airborne cakes… either way, I’m so happy to today call this beautiful lady a friend as we venture on the journey of mama-hood together. Their tiny friend, Baby Lola is quite obviously and ridiculously the most beautiful being to ever grace this universe, (for reals) so this family session was no hard task.

As Petal Photography grows – in the evolving rather than expanding sense, this is the direction I would like to take my work. As much as I would always love to photograph Weddings, I’m so fascinated with capturing people in their day to day lives. I’m genuinely excited to see how my work might develop with this new intrigue, a tiny spark (that was born when my daughter Daisy was) to explore the relationships people have and the littlest of moments in their lives. As this is somewhat new territory, or at least not my comfort zone, I really hope you like these images.


A South Coast Country Wedding

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog, South Coast Wedding | No Comments
Amy and Ragnar
2 people meeting against the odds, both freakishly good at being awesome. Getting married in a way that reflects only them. Not tradition or expectation.
And one day that was beyond great in its love and uniqueness.
I think I cried more in this ceremony than any other, and that was in the Icelandic parts. Sometimes it’s just hard not to get caught up in the beauty of it all.
Venue: Bhundoo Bush Cottages
Flowers: Wabi by Kyla Stone


Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

One year ago today we welcomed one sweet little flower into our lives. We soon learned she was more of a wildflower… and then, actually we realised we were raising a wildebeest-bulldozer hybrid.

What a journey it has been. What a responsibility it is to nurture and shape a person. And who knew we could love someone so much. She is so small and yet she has shifted our world immeasurably.

Here are some photos of our journey so far with the tiny, beautiful, wild one.

Bawley Point – Trash The Dress Shoot

Any bride who is willing to get out in the rain, let their dress drag on the ground or get their feet in the water is a legend in my book. I guess this makes Katy a… super-legend?!

Katy and Luke jumped off a really high jetty- the Bawley Point Gantry for their ‘trash the dress shoot’ the day after their Wedding last week- and I got to have a swim while working so I think we’re all winners.

Pretty much in awe of this awesome force.


Yacht Club Wedding

This was one of the most lovely Weddings I have been lucky enough to capture. While the couple sailed away under the moon at the end of the night, I overheard the groom’s mum comment that there goes her happy son and his beautiful new bride sailing away on a boat with their friends. It really was like something from a fairy tale.

Cecily and Matthew’s beautiful Wedding was held at the Kuring-Gai Motor Yacht Club at Cottage Point on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This was a DIY Wedding in the true sense, with the majority of the decorations here created by the couple themselves including the flowers and handmade paper pom poms made from vintage sewing patterns.

And if you still war more, check out a few shots from their engagement portrait at the end.

I hope you enjoy… I know I did.

You can also see this Wedding’s feature on Polka Dot Bride: and Vintage Bride Magazine here:

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And some of the lovely couple’s engagement photos, just in case you still want more.

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Bawley Point Wedding – Bel+Tom

It’s been a long time between blog posts, mainly because a new website is underway and lots of new loveliness almost ready to show you.

But the brief for this day was to focus on the people. And I liked that. I had such a nice sense of who this beautiful couple (and family was) that I wanted to share more than a few Facebook previews, hoping that you might get a feel for this lovely day too!

All held at Bawley Bush Retreat, this is Belinda and Tom (and Ferg).


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Ross + Melanie

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Maddie + Owen’s Kangaroo Valley Wedding – as seen in White Magazine
Wedding – Bowral, Southern Highlands NSW

Wedding – Bowral, Southern Highlands NSW

Anna and Ben invited me to Bowral in the Southern Highlands to capture their Wedding day.

As Maria said in The Sound of Music – in their youth, they must have done something good. Two genuine and gentle souls – one in Germany and one in Australia managed to beat the odds, find each other and then make it official in the most beautiful place on the kind of day that all couples dream of.

Thank you for asking me to tell the story of your day, Anna and Ben. It really was a special one.

This Wedding was hosted at the stunning Milton Park Country House in Bowral and Anna became a truly stunning bride when she put on this gown created by Daniel Learmont Couture.

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