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 I love you forever.

I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living,

my baby you’ll be.

-Robert Munsch




I may be totally bias, (OK, I admit it, I AM totally bias), but I’m chuffed that I got to photograph the cutest little family ever!

Love these three to bits! xxx

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We were so lucky to meet our amazing little nephew and cousin in the first few hours of his life and I was so excited to capture some of his ‘newness’!

Those first few hours and days with a new precious little one just fly by.  They change from hour to hour, day to day.

He is just perfect and we are all obsessed with him!











Capturing  baby Charlie in those first hours of his life made me wish that I had more photos of my little ones when they were first born. Those little stretches, the crazy little faces that they make, their first bath, meeting their siblings, Daddy’s first nappy change……..the list of those first important moments goes on and on.

I’ve decided to offer a new type of session at Fresh Imagery called Fresh 48.

Fresh 48 is a special session for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn’s life captured. Held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life, these lifestyle sessions are perfect for remembering that first day forever.  I will come to your place of birth within 48 hours and will capture your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way!

If you are interested, or know someone who is having a baby and would be interested, we would love to tell you all the details of the Fresh 48 session. Click here to contact us and book your session today.



When scheduling an outdoor portrait session with Fresh Imagery, you may notice that we recommend shooting during a very precise time of day – generally the last sixty to ninety minutes before the sun has completely set.
This special window known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” is the period of time when the light from the sun is at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused across the entire sky, the light creates a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skintones and deliciously warm portraits.
During midday, when every ray of the sun seems to find its way to our delicate, overexposed skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it’s better to schedule outdoor shooting during the Golden Hour when the sun still works its magic—but in our favour.
You can book your Golden Hour shoot with Bridgette by clicking here.

Thank you so much to all of the lovely friends and families out there that nominated love ones for Fresh Imagery’s ‘Giving back some sunshine’ family shoot.

The response was overwhelming and I was brought to tears so many times reading through the unbelievable stories of these brave and deserving families.

I wish I could gift a shoot and digital images to each of these families, but sadly I can’t.

However, as I have two gorgeous mini assistants, (who may or may not have started fighting and arguing over who got to pull a name out of the hat), I decided to do two name draws and giveaway two family shoots complete with all of the digital images! Yay!

Ok, so now I need you to imagine a really cool drumroll……………..

…..congratulations to Natasha & Dion and family and also Kylee & Ben and family!

I’m really, really looking forward to talking to you guys soon and organising your family shoots!


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Fresh Imagery is looking for a family who needs some sunshine put back into their lives. Do you know a family that is having a hard time at the moment?

We would like to help by giving one family a complimentary photo shoot and full resolution digital images from their shoot!

All you have to do is send a message on our contact form here or send an email to with a sentence or two as to who you are nominating (it can be yourself and your family or a friend of yours), and why you think they deserve some love from Fresh Imagery.

Please include the names of each family member and your contact email address and phone number so that we can get in touch.

All of the names of the nominated families will be put into a hat and one lucky family will receive a complimentary photo shoot and the full resolution digital images from their photo shoot.

Please get your nominations in by midnight Friday 20th June 2014.

Please note that the shoot will take place at an amazing location in the Barossa (yet to be determined) before 31st August 2014.


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I hope that some of what I wrote in my first post of Tips on how to rock your family pictures (you can read it here) have helped some of you to prepare for your upcoming family photo shoots! Here are a few more tips that I thought I would share to make sure that you are fully prepared for your shoot!

What time is best?

The best time of the day for photographs is just after sunrise and before sunset. At these times of the day the sun is lower, less harsh and has optimal light for great images. Most families opt for morning shoots as the kids are ‘fresher,’ less exhausted and happier in the morning but it all depends on what works with your family.

Expect the unexpected

As a mother, I know that things don’t always go to plan and that occasionally children may not be in the mood for photos.  That’s ok, it happens all the time and we can work with that!

Children will pick up if you are tense or stressed and it will also come across in the photographs.

Kids will be kids, one of the things I love most about working with kids is that they are unpredictable. Be prepared for tantrums, for fast-moving energy filled kids, and general chaos!  That is the beauty of having family photos, you will be able to look back on them and remember exactly how life was and what funny quirky stage your kids were going through at the time!

The best way to prepare kids is to talk with them before your shoot and let them know what will be happening.

Things that can come in handy at a family photo shoot

  • It’s a great idea to bring a change of clothes for small children, we all know how easily they can get dirty or have an ‘accident’.
  • Bring baby wipes, dummies/comfort toys, but only bring toys/comforters that you are happy to appear in the photos.
  • Some snacks for little ones, but please don’t bring any food or drinks that could stain their clothes, teeth or face (like coloured drinks or lollies).
  • Willingness to be silly. Kids love it when parents are silly and play and have fun with them and that’s exactly what you want to capture in family photos.


There is just one last thing that you need to remember………..relax and have some fun!


If you would like to book a family session with me in and around the beautiful Barossa Valley, all you have to do is click here!

I have been meaning to blog this sweet little family session for quite some time, but better late than never, right?

I look at these photographs and I smile. I’m so thankful that I was able to capture this lovely family at such an important time in their lives. In these images I see the love and chaos of having a three week old baby and an almost three year old. I love that these images tell the story and truth of how their life was right there and then.







Stacey and Shannon, thank you for spending the  hot afternoon with me and letting me capture some fun and crazy moments with your gorgeous growing family. Little Kodah is beautiful and I’m sure she will be chasing around her big sister before you know it!  I’m sure that Imogen will end up on the stage, she is quite the entertainer and I can honestly say that I did not stop laughing once with her Peppa Pig impersonations, ballet dancing and all of her cheekiness keeping me entertained.



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It’s so important to capture those little details that can be forgotten in the blur of the first few months of welcoming you new little one into the family.

That little foot that stretches out from the wrap after a feed.

That tight grip they have when offered a finger to hold.

The brand new hair sprouting from their little head.

Those little details tell such a beautiful story.




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full of waiting,

of wonder and anticipation,

of worry and delight.



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