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Letter to My Daughters ~ June

Wow – 3 months to catch up on and what a lot has happened!

Emily, my beautiful, big girl.  Your confidence keeps growing, your curiosity is never ending and your smile fills my heart.  The past three months have been action packed.  We took you on your first ride on a train – this is now called “a big adventure” and you loved spotting things out the window and telling us all about what you could see.  Many trips to the zoo where you can now find your way around as well as we can, trips to the park and lots of walks.


You adore seeing all of your grandparents and ask about them regularly.  You are getting more comfortable around them and are a lot more quick to give cuddles and hold hands every time you see them.  You have made lots of friends at day care and when we pick you up we get to hear who your “best friend” was that day.  Usually Ashley, Hayley or Ethan seem to pop up the most, although some days it’s an emphatic “no one”!  You started doing a dance class at day care once a week this term and you love it so much.  Thursday is one of your favourite days because of it.


You continue to eat nearly everything, although you are getting more opinionated about your food.  The only thing you really refuse is “green trees”, although most dinners which you usually scoff down are initially described as “disgusting!” at the moment.  You are sleeping well most nights and have barely been sick, although I think the winter bugs are starting up as you are just over your first bout of tonsillitis.  In May, you had a large patch of hair fall out.  A quick trip to the gp to make sure it wasn’t fungal/contagious for daycare and then off to a dermatologist confirmed that you appear to have alopecia areata.  Luckily your hair has already started growing back, but we don’t know what to expect from it in the future.


You are our clever, creative and curious little girl and are growing up very quickly.


Sophie!  What a big three months for you as well.  Twenty months now and you are passing milestones like crazy, and there are some big ones in there.  You have ditched the high chair and demanded to sit in a big girls seat like your sister does.  The past few months have also seen you getting better and better at feeding yourself to the point we barely need to help you any more and the mess being made is definitely decreasing.

You are also walking a lot further, to the point we can walk up to the local shops and leave the pram at home – fantastic!  At first your little legs would get tired on the way home, but now you make it all the way with no problems and then still want to continue on to the park.  At the park, you are also increasingly independent.  Climbing up the big slide on your own, confidently making your way down either slide and also being more aware of the edges, so while we still have to keep a very close eye on you we no longer have to climb up with you to make sure you are safe.


You are still loving daycare and have made some great friends there.  Some days you are having so much fun that when I arrive to pick you up, you run off to another area and just keep on playing with your friends instead of coming over for cuddles and dragging me to the door.

You are loving exploring your world as you become more and more aware of everything around you.  Gumnuts are a big favourite to find on our walks and you proudly share them with us.  You are also talking a lot and your vocabulary increases almost every day, although we know you are getting frustrated at not being able to tell us everything you want to – we’d better look out once you can!  Like Emily, you have been pretty healthy lately, a few runny noses and then first bad winter bug right at the end of June.  Your 18 month check up and immunisations were done with minimal fuss.  You are still our bigger than the average girl (trying to catch up to your sister?) sitting at 90th percentile or higher on both height and weight.


You are our cheeky, happy, cuddly little girl.

Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxoxo


Emily and Sophie, you are the best of friends and adore each other.  It is amazing to watch you play together and take care of each other.  I hope you will always have this xx




Cheeky Miss Lilly | Family Photography | North Sydney

It’s always so special to photograph a newborn and Miss Lilly was no exception.  Those first few weeks with your first baby are so unique as you develop a bond and a love like nothing else.  Lilly was wide awake when I arrived, so I took the opportunity to capture some images of her with her mummy as they chatted and gazed at each other.  We also took a few more as Lilly became tired, there’s something so peaceful and beautiful seeing a just sleepy newborn cuddled into its mother’s arms.

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In between these photos, Lilly was wide awake and paying close attention to everything going on in her world.  She has such beautiful wide, blue eyes.  And there’s just a little bit of cheekiness already showing!

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Thank you Miss Lilly for being such a gorgeous little girl.  I enjoyed every minute I spent with you xx

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Stunning Mum | Glamour Photography | Sydney

Stunning eyes and a gorgeous smile made for some beautiful photographs of Julie when we did her glamour shoot.


Mum to one very busy little boy as well as being a teacher means Julie is always on the go, so taking some time out that was all about making her feel beautiful was a real luxury.  Like most people I photograph, Julie wasn’t sure what to wear and what would look good for photos, so we picked several different outfits, all with very different looks.  I think she looks absolutely stunning in all of them!


Julie, it was a pleasure to photograph you and I had so much fun!

If you would like to experience a glamour photo shoot of your own, contact me now to discuss your session with me.  PS Did you see my Mothers Day special over on Facebook?  Ask me about it today.

Busy Mum | Glamour Photography | Sydney

Jen is the busy mum to two very active boys and spends a lot of her time running around looking after them, along with work and many other demands on her time.  Like many of us, once everything else is done, Jen doesn’t end up getting to spend too much time for herself.  So it was a pleasure to sit her down and give her a full makeover and make these gorgeous photographs showing her just how beautiful she is.


Jen, as your family and friends know, you are a beautiful woman both inside and out.  I am glad that I could do these photographs with you and show you just how gorgeous you are!


Want to do something different for your mum this Mothers Day?  Put her in front of the camera for a change!  Let us make her over, dress her up and capture her feeling as beautiful as you know she is.  Get in touch with me now to line up a special shoot for your mum!

Photographing a Photographer | Glamour Portraits | Sydney

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I posted last week on Facebook that I was having my hair and makeup done and meeting up with another photographer.  The plan was to let her have a play around, try out a few new things and test some other things she had been wanting to do.  Towards the end of the day, we turned the tables and Jane let me put her in front of my camera and have a play at her studio.  I only had a short time and we stuck to a single set up, but I love what I got out of her in the time we had.

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Jane is an animal lover and passionate animal activist.  She is an experienced photographer and does beautiful portraiture, her photos really shine when she photographs pets – with and without their owners.  If you want to take a look at some of her pet work you can see it over on her website.

If you have always wanted some gorgeous photographs of yourself, on your own or with your family, then give me a buzz now on 0409 914 894, drop me an email to kim@kimeales.com or head on over to my contact page to drop me a line.  I would love to hear from you and start planning your session!

Would rather be rock climbing | Sydney Glamour Photography

Yep, doing a glamour photography shoot was definitely waaaay out of Rachel’s comfort zone.  This mum would rather be rock climbing, at the beach or playing with her adventurous 3 year old daughter, but she came along and sat in front of the camera for me.  There was some nervous laughter at first and then she settled right into the poses like a natural!

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Rachel is a gorgeous woman inside and out and we had so much fun on her shoot.  We warped her into yoga poses perched on a table, we managed to knock my light fittings off while moving backdrops around and the pose above on the right – Rachel gave that one a nickname, but I will leave it to her to share that!

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This bottom shot is one of my favourites from the whole day, the hair and makeup is stunning (thank you Melony) and Rachel looks happy and relaxed.  Such a pleasure to make these images for you Rachel!

If you are interested in having a glamour shoot like Rachel, I would love to hear from you, so drop me a line or pop on over to my portfolio to see more gorgeous women.

Casual or glamorous – why not both? | Sydney Beauty Photography

Did you see Kate’s before and after photo on my Facebook page?  When Kate had her hair and makeup done and we were ready to start shooting, my makeup artist sent her through with a funky hat.  It worked so well with what she had worn to get ready in that we quickly took some relaxed and natural shots with her still in that outfit.  It was a great way to get Kate relaxed in front of the camera, getting some beautiful natural smiles – I love how they turned out, both with and without the hat!

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We worked our way through a few different outfits after this, Kate has some really lovely dresses, but for me the standout was this gorgeous little black number.  It fits Kate perfectly and her bright lipstick adds some gorgeous colour.  We went for a few different angles and expressions here and I loved so many of them, but I think these two are my favourites!

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Kate is another busy mum, married with a young son and a multitude of interests focused on healthy and sustainable living, her schedule never seems to stop.  I loved catching up with her so she could take some time out and feel beautiful for herself.  Her husband was very impressed with the hair and makeup when she got home too!

Give me a call or drop me an email and we can have a chat about how you would like to be photographed.

Magnificent Mum | Sydney Glamour Photography

I love doing glamour shoots for mum’s as they really seem to appreciate the time out having hair and makeup done, being pampered and then having photos taken while you know you are looking your best.  Not just that, but you get photos in several of your favourite outfits, whether that’s casual, dressy, sexy,  funky, lingerie, it’s entirely up to you.  Everyone brings something different along which keeps it always fresh and interesting for me as well!


Mum to two boys, wife, thermomix consultant… and gorgeous model for a glamour shoot!  Kylie is one busy mum and like most of us rarely finds the space to take some time out for herself.    She brought along a couple of gorgeous dresses and I loved the colours in the patterned dress.  Normally busy patterns and loose tops don’t photograph too well, but this is one exception to the rule and it looks fabulous on her.  And what better way to showcase her gorgeous smile than with a plain, casual top which works perfectly with her beautiful red hair.

My makeup artist Melony also makes these beautiful headpieces and Kylie’s black dress was the perfect pairing for this feathered black creation.

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I will be officially launching these glamour shoots shortly, if you are interested in having me come to your home and making some beautiful photographs of you, please contact me and let’s talk have a chat about how you would like to be photographed.

Six women – six shoots – six hours

What a day!  I had been planning this for several weeks, getting everything in order, teamed up with an experienced and talented hair and make up artist in the form of Melony and lined up six lovely women to take part in the shoots.  The day started with the usual bedlam involved with getting the family up, ready and out the door shortly after 7am.  Then it was home again to get the play area transformed into a shoot zone and turn my kitchen into a salon for the day.

I was excited to be working with Melony, she does beautiful work and conveniently lives only a couple of streets away.  We had a full day scheduled with our victims coming in every hour with a short gap in the middle of the day for a bite to eat or to catch up if we were running a little over time.  Kylie turned up right on time at 9am and slipped straight into the chair ready for her makeover.  As Kate turned up to take her turn in the makeup chair, Kylie came through so we could start shooting!


From here, it was a constant blur of makeup, shooting, outfit changes, background changes, whipping hair up, adding in hairpieces (which Melony also makes herself, a woman of many talents!) and constant chatter and laughter.  All the women looked amazing, and I can’t wait to share some of their photos with you!

Chubby cheeks | Childrens Photography | Sydney

This little guy was all of 10 months old at this shoot that we did at a beautiful little patch of green near his home in northern Sydney.  He still has all his beautiful baby chubbiness – chubby cheeks, roly poly arms and legs and the chunky little body that hasn’t quite emerged from it’s babyness into toddlerhood.  He gave us some beautiful big smiles and grins and was such a happy little guy.


But what did I love the most from this shoot?  The images I have below are what I love to capture.  This little guy is the youngest of six boys to this amazing mum and the connection and love between the two of them is delightful to see.  I love that I managed to capture their bond – having a glimpse into this family bond is one of my favourite things to see and capture.  The best part – his mum told me that she didn’t want to be in photos, that she generally hates photos of herself, but on seeing these she had to have them.


Get in touch with me to book your family in for a photo session with me and exist in photos with your children today.