Uralla Family Portrait- Mayes Family

Last week was the Mayes’ family portrait. Rowena & Tim are good friends of ours, she messaged me when she found out I was coming back saying they wanted a family portrait to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

Rowena  chose the location for her shoot. She said she drives past this spot on Barley Fields Road Uralla every afternoon on her way home from work.The sunset, the old railway house  & the long grass. I agree just stunning!

The boys ( like most males) aren’t fans of photos but after the first few  they got into it. When they had enough & the light was still magical Joely & Rowena & I just played around. Getting some amazing pics!!

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Tamworth Engagement Photography- Joel & Jasmine

A few weeks ago I caught up with Joel & Jasmine to photograph their engagement/baby bump.

Ive known Jasmine for many years, I even photographed Jasmine two other boys when they were just babies.

It amazing how people lives change & turn out- for Jasmine the better when she met Joel. It is so nice Jasmine has found someone who just adores her, but that she will be marrying her best-friend. When I photographed these two I just could feel their connection, love & respect they had for each other.

Jasmine & Joel were happy to let me choose a location close to town in Tamowrth. So with the perfect couple, perfect location & perfect light I knew this shoot would be amazing!!

Thanks guys for such a great afternoon. All the best with the new bub next year!! Hope you love your pics!

Cheers Karissa xx


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Tamworth Power House Wedding -Natasha & Justin

Natasha & Justin chose The Powerhouse for their wedding. They knew they wanted an outdoor ceremony that was stunning but had a relaxed feel. So when they found the back garden at the Power House they knew it was for them.

To go with their relaxed style of wedding they chose Vanessa   as their celebrant. For those looking for a fun, super relaxed celebrant Vanessa is your girl. She was simply amazing. She spoke well but involved the couple.

Natasha’s sister/matron of honour  was Katie from Love Story Photography. Katie is a good friend of mine, we have shot together a few times &  is also an amazing photographer. She helped Natasha plan her day knowing all the services & contacts in Tamworth to help plan your wedding.

When the girls walked down the isle at The Power House they did it so perfectly. Just walking down normally, saying hello to all their friends & family. Just looked so natural!!

I just loved this idea so relaxed & so friendly…definitely so stiff isle walk here.

Justin & Tash had three wedding cars that they wanted featured in a lot of their photos for the day. Justin’s good friend  drove his Chevrolet all the way down from Toowoomba. Tash also wanted her grandmothers two cars as well in the photos. They looked so awesome!!

We chose two locations close to the powerhouse for photos. The sun was replaced by clouds by the time we finished family photos…but we did miss the big storm that hit just after the reception started.

Thank you Tash & Justin for such a wonderful day.

Cheers Karissa xx



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Wallabadah Family Portrait/Pregnancy Photography – Matt +Ellen+Rosie+Roy

Wallabadah Pregnancy Photography Matt + Ellen +Rosie +Roy

Matt & Ellen are due to have there 3rd baby any day now. Its going to be a surprise but I do know that this will be one cute kid!
I have photographed Matt & Ellen’s wedding, all their babies pregnancy shoot, & baby shots.

I just love how Matt & Ellen get me back for the most important moments, I get to catchup & see their gorgeous family grow! I also love to see the kids change but also their little personalities develop.

Matt & Ellen never get me back for newborn photos which I totally love . They think alot of newborns look the same whereas they like to wait till bub is over 6 months old, has their own little personality, stronger neck etc then spend their money on professional photos. Great idea guys! I tend to agree.

Matt & Ellen live in amazing little house in Wallabadah with their own horses around them, hills, yes its stunning. So we never go to far when we shoot.
Matt & Ellen, two kids Rosie & Roy are just a blast to hang-around, always so talkative, polite,  a lot of fun, ready go on adventures & so happy to geta bit dusty& dirty !! YEH!!

Cant wait to meet baby 3 but in the mean time I hope you all love your pregnancy pics!!
You all look stunning!!
I did message Ellen saying I think her babies will be super-models- they have all the looks…love it…as well as natural, laughing shots.

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Quirindi Family Portrait- Emily + Charlie

Last Sunday I visited Quirindi, & a little family farm near Quipolly on the outskirts of Quirindi.

I first met Emily through heartfelt in October 2014 when sadly her twin boys, Andrew & Eric past away before they were born.  Just two perfect little babies born sleeping.

So we incorporated a few pictures with the boys.

Since then Emily & her partner have had a little girl, Charlie. So when Emily contacted me about a shoot I was so happy for her.


The other amazing thing about this shoot was Emily wanted the shoot on her families property that has just recently sold. She told me of living on her families property, all the amazing things “country kids get up to in the bush”. She spoke of this place with a twinkle in her eye. We explored around the property & she showed me the house she grew up in. This place was AMAZING!! Just see below! Her dad turned up for support not thinking he’d be in any photos…but I talked him into a few.

Emily’s sister Alice also came for a few photos. I just love sisters together in a shot, so  inside the old family home made it even more special

I contacted Emily this morning saying her pictures were nearly ready but she told me how special the photos are now to her family, the family dog in this pictures died on the weekend because he was so old.

Thanks again Emily…I’m simply in-love with the location you chose, the photos are stunning!!

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Tamworth Family Photographer – Scott + AMANDA +ELLA

Amanda+ Scott + Ella Tamworth Photoshoot

Last week when I flew back into Tamworth, I caught up with Scott & Amanda & now the newest addition, Ella.

I always love it meeting old clients again. After photographing their Tamworth Wedding a few years ago, I was so happy when Amanda contacted me for an updated family photoshoot for 3.

Amanda & Scott live on a few acres so having them right at home. Which is always perfect.
Tamworth has been is such a bad drought but having no green grass still made for an amazing photoshoot. There property was stunning.

What made this shoot truly special was, Amanda’s mum gave them a gift when Amanda & Scott were about to be parents. Yes a photoshoot.

Sadly Amanda lost her mum not too long ago, so having a gift like this is so incredible. Memories last forever & I think it is so sweet to think every time Amanda looks at these photos she knows they are from her dear Mum.

So may people think the perfect children’s photo is one of them smiling. I kinda disagree. I just love Ella’s facial expressions. No she’s not smiling in some of them, but it shows her cute, funny, adventurous personality.

Amanda & Scott it was so lovely seeing you again. Having a chance to meet Ella was such a delight. Thank you so, so much

Cheers Karissa xx



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Tim & Jess- Couple Session- Hunter Valley

I was so happy to finally photograph Tim & Jess. We had been talking about it when I was to be in Newcastle next.

So Jess & Tim live in Maitland not far from the Hunter Valley NSW, so when they said they wanted their couple shoot there I knew this would be amazing.

Jess & Tim have been married for 13  years. I think its so special, so nice for a couple to do a shoot together. Yes their wedding day has come & gone but I could definitely see these two are best mates & just love being with each other. So why not capture that…Yes I love doing couple shoots!  To be with Tim & Jess & see how they laughed with each other & responded to each other was so special.

Thanks Jess & Tim it was so nice to catchup. This  shoot felt more like catch-up then a photo shoot. Yes, that’s how easy you guys were to be around. Thank you again

& don’t you just LOVE Jess’s dress!!

Cheers Karissa xx

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Ellie & Ben’s Peterson’s Winery Wedding

Back in March this year I photographed Elli & Ben’s wedding at the ever stunning, ever popular Petersons Winery. I just adore this location. old heritage building, vintage furniture, stunning gardens & endless locations for photography.

Elli & Ben are from my home town of Wee Waa so it was so lovely to see a few familiar faces amongst their guests.

Elli & Ben were such a relaxed, fun, lovely couple, you could tell they got these qualities from their amazing family, whom they were very close too.

I loved how all the boys went to the barber for a shave, just makes fabulous photos. Elli & her girls & her mum got ready at Peterson’s, so perfect so easy. with the vintage interior, gorgeous lighting it also made stunning pictures as always.

It was such a perfect day. Thanks guys for asking me to be apart of it.

Cheers Karissa

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Thary & Ra- Phnom Penh Wedding Photography

So this is my first official Traditional Cambodian Wedding, with all is colors & glory. I just loved the differences compared to a western wedding. It definitely kept me on my toes & had me thinking alot throughout the day.

It also answered many questions such as why most Asian weddings do their wedding photos before the big day. We didn’t which I think made it more special but we did have to fit into our tight schedule, 5 outfit changes. The color & bling with all those outfit changes was amazing! I just loved it! But with the outfit changes for the bride & groom, the parents changed sometimes as well & oh complete make-up & hair changes for every outfit…yes WOW!! Thary & Ra definitely were so busy for their big day!

This was such a beautiful day with all of Thary & Ra’s closets family friends. I just adored everyone. They were all so friendly & happy to help out so much!! Thary & Ra had so many close friends help out with the flowers, ring cushions, singing, music so everything went so perfectly!

On the way to the ceremony we noticed this beautiful field of sunflowers, we only had a few minutes on the way to back to the reception as we had another outfit change but knew we had to stop. I just think Thary & Ra look so amazing in that light.

This whole experience was amazing! Thary & Ra knew I wouldn’t be a traditional Cambodian wedding photographer  rather a relaxed photographer who wanted to capture them as a couple together, mixed in with a bit of their culture. So I am just so thrilled to show you just a few photos.

Thanks again Thary & Ra for being such great friends to Tucky & I. We love you to bits. Thanks for a fabulous day & letting us be apart of it. Have a great honeymoon!

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Kayla & Alex— London Wedding Photography

Kayla & Alex were married in September in London. Yes I was lucky enough to be flown across the other side of the world to photograph this gorgeous, amazing, fabulous couples wedding.

Everything about this wedding was stunning & super fun. Kayla & Alex are the type of couple where their friends & family are everything & them having an amazing time at their wedding was so important.

Kayla & Alex chose the South Place Hotel in the heart of London for their amazing reception. A cocktail wedding with everyone mingling & chatting to each other.

This would have to be one of the best weddings I have been to.

From the signature cocktails, this amazing hotel, fabulous warm speeches,

to a champagne tower instead of a cake- what a fabulous idea!! & delicious food that didn’t stop coming.

This was certainly an amazing wedding to be apart of & to photograph.

London traffic was a nightmare so our shooting time was cut from 1.5 hours to just 20 minutes. I think you cant tell. This couple loved every minute as well as their bridal party!!

Yes if all London/British weddings are like this…IM SOLD.

Thanks again Kayla & Alex…you guys truly are the best!!



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