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The Most Colorful Mommy + Me Photos

Photographing children can be incredibly rewarding but it’s also extremely challenging.

Hailey & Andrew are a talented photographer duo who live in Brisbane, Australia. They have two gorgeous little girls (and one mischievous Great Dane!) and their work just radiates happiness.

The wonderfully sweet Hailey sent me this beautiful ‘Mama & Me’ shoot with the very lovely Kass and her sweet little girl Paloma. I’m so taken with this shoot! It clearly reflects their personalities and is just so colorful and fun! There’s nothing wrong with a more formal style portrait—anything that captures your family and a moment in time is a wonderful thing—BUT I have to say this more editorial style approach is so playful and really captures the SPIRIT of the family!

I had a chance to chat with Hailey and asked her if she  enjoyed shooting families (which was probably a dumb question—one look at these photos and you can just see how much fun they had!). Here’s what Hailey told me:

“I think there is nothing I like photographing more than families! I am obsessed with capturing parents enjoying their kids and kids enjoying their parents or siblings. It makes my soul leap eveytime I get these types of images. It is definitely easier to get two people to engage really well with each other but I really love the challenge of seeing a whole family engaged and delighted in one photo. It is something I love to chase!

I feel like the images of a child alone are lovely but to be honest, they don’t excite me as as much personally [as family photos] because it is the joyful connections between loved ones that really makes me happy!”

Um, the polka dot flamenco shoes?? The matching dresses?? HOW AMAZING! I think Hailey said it best, “Our job is to capture joy and fun moments in peoples lives through photography and film…and family photography is the best kind of fun. Kids make everything very exciting and unpredictable and oh so hilarious!”

This really makes me want to do a fun photo shoot with Greg and Wolfie. We take tons of pictures of Wolfie. And we have photos of me and Wolfie….and of Greg and Wolfie….but really hardly any of the three of us. Formal portraits are great, but there is something about this more free form shooting that just captures the laughter and life of each family so perfectly. Have you ever done a more editorial style photo shoot? Would you ever?

By the way, If you are interested in having your own portrait session but bummed because Hailey lives allll the way in Australia, YOU’RE IN LUCK!  Hailey and Andrew are going to be in the states this summer! Here’s their travel schedule:

Melbourne 20-25th April

Newcastle 28th April – 4th May

New York 9th – 15th June

Los Angeles 19th – 24th June

Sydney Mid to late July.

You can reach them via their site. Thank you Hailey for sharing these wonderful photos!!

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  1. Jody says

    How GORGEOUS! I’ve definitely thought about doing something like this–my sister-in-law did a lovely B&W shoot in Golden Gate Park with her family, but these pictures have definitely convinced me to do it in color, color, color! We’ve never done studio portraits for the girls (something my mother has often moaned about) but this is so much more fun.

    My favorite pictures of the girls were actually taken on the fly one day, when I realized they were wearing matching tops (more or less). I whipped out the camera, and presto! Their album covers were born:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Alu3-68pbPQ/Tpmqu_7XO9I/AAAAAAAAFk8/ylR1A2ED9Rw/s1280/DSC02622.JPG

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HlzCL_yqXuc/TpmrnfecigI/AAAAAAAAFlY/AHNzTZIQQ78/s1280/DSC02693.JPG

  2. Jody says

    How GORGEOUS! I’ve definitely thought about doing something like this–my sister-in-law did a lovely B&W shoot in Golden Gate Park with her family, but these pictures have definitely convinced me to do it in color, color, color! We’ve never done studio portraits for the girls (something my mother has often moaned about) but this is so much more fun.

    • Alix says

      Oh you guys should totally do a family shoot! We never do portrait shoots either (we have one from when Wolfie was, like 6 months or something! haha).

  3. jess judkins says

    The sweetest!!!!

  4. jenny says

    really, really sweet photos! i love that they aren’t staged and posey-posey. such a sweet and oh-so-colorful pair!!!! especially loving that precious moment with the little one on mama’s back, giving her a smooch on her cheek. :)

    • Alix says

      I think you and the little Dot need to do a photo shoot!!

  5. hailey says

    Thanks lovelies! So cool to see our work here! xoxo

  6. Erinlucy says

    I love these and I LOVE that they’re in my hometown! I might have to make a booking! Thanks for sharing

  7. Tiffanie says

    Those are such wonderful photos. And you know I LOVE those lunares (flamenco polka dots)! It really reminds me that I am ALWAYS the one taking the photos around here, and I want to be the subject, especially with our kids! So lovely.

  8. Dottie says

    One of my favorite pictures ever from my childhood aren’t the ones with me alone in it, but the ones with my mom or dad in it. So much dearer to me. I remember this woman who was determined to get pictures of herself and her daughter. Unfortunately, the woman died, making those pictures of her and her daughter even more bittersweet. I really REALLY hate having my picture taken (something I’m really trying to get over) so I need to get better at it for pics of me and my little sweetie plum Peach.

    Thanks again for another amazing postie, lady!

  9. Dottie says

    It is also a fun example of not matching, but kinda matching mommy and me dresses! You know I love that!

  10. Steph Bond-Hutkin says

    Totally love this cute duo. The colours! The fun! And yes captured beautifully. How about those red dresses against the moody grey sky. Thanks for sharing xxx

  11. Benjamin says

    You can see more of this pair and their traveling family in Kaspia’s blog here http://kaspiascaravan.wordpress.com/



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