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Headshots

A change of pace for me this week, Headshots for this beauty. I love mixing things up and doing something different. Working with Dakota and her mum was so much fun, such a talented family! Editing headshots take more time than family and lifestyle so here are a couple of sneak peeks for you with more edits to come! 

Thanks for reading.

Nat 

xox

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Talk about a blue-eyed baby! Oh my goodness these children have eyes to die for! I have had a busy weekend, it's not over yet, yesterday I was down at Main Beach photographing this sensational crew. Mel and I go way back, her beautiful eldest daughter Ankia went to prep with my son! Mel and Craig, you certainly make beautiful babies! What a wonderful family, high energy + lots of fun + perfect sunset = picture-perfect photos! 

Enjoy my sneak peek! 

Nat xoxo

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I wasn't sure if we would be able to shoot this session, we had originally booked in for Thursday but with all the rain we would have been a wash out, so we moved it to Friday. Trusting the weather app which said the torrential rain that battered the Gold Coast for the past 48 hours was to ease by lunchtime. Thankfully it did and I am so pleased we went ahead with our session. With no one in sight, we had the beach all to ourselves and the Main Beach skies didn't disappoint! Issy and her beautiful baby sister, Anastasia was such a delight to shoot. Issy also sang to me...what a voice! Watch this space this little one is a star in the making! 

Enjoy my sneak peek of this gorgeous family.  


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Oh, this family! What can I say they were just so lovely. We lost Stacey's thongs, got a few prickles from my blanket (note to self double check blanket before leaving the house), and lost the top of the bubbles in the mixture but they took all their stride! What a family and you can definitely see the love in these photos. 

Enjoy my sneak peek from this sensational session on the Gold Coast. 

Nat 

xoxo

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Branding Photo Session

I love Branding sessions - they are always a lot of fun. In today's face-paced environment when first impressions count more than ever, I love helping small business owners with their personal branding. An image is worth a thousand words and photography is more important than ever to help brands connect with their customers and build their tribe. 

Enjoy a few sneak peeks from this fabulous session with the gorgeous Sona, who is as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside, from Clear Pathway. 

Nat 

xoxo

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This family. No words for their love and connection...we had the perfect sunset on their stunning property on the Gold Coast. I am so happy our children have been in the class at school and brought us together. I have loved capturing this super beauty and her beautiful tribe! 

Enjoy my sneak peek.

Nat 

xoxo

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My minis' are back!! This year I have decided to do two different shoots, Christmas themed and a mini photo session for those who just want to update their family or couple photos!

Both sessions will be based on the Gold Coast with your choice of beach or inland.

For more information:

Christmas-themed Minis click here https://book.usesession.com/s/93Pzb1Spg.

Mini Shoot bookings and information click here https://book.usesession.com/s/-LkqSfMFH.

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I can't wait to see everyone!

Nat 

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting a maternity + family photo shoot with Ash and Brent and their two beautiful boys. We had one of those nights when everything just came together - sunset to die for + cotton candy skies + gorgeous Mumma to be = absolute photo perfection.

It was so hard to only pick a few to share so I decided to share a few more than normal!

Enjoy my sneak peek from this stunning photo session.

Nat

xox


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Even chilly wind couldn’t stop us yesterday from getting some stunning sunset family portraits at Miami on the sunny (and a little bit windy) Gold Coast!!

This gorgeous family was full of smiles and fun despite being windswept and a little cold. Come on Summer - it's time to come back! 

Here’s a few sneak peeks from our session.

Nat

xoxo

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Taleah + Connor

Yesterday I had another formal photo session here on the sunny Gold Coast with the absolutely stunning Taleah and her BBF, Connor. Taleah was an absolute vision in red with her custom-made necklace from New York and sensational nails. Connor looked dapper from head to toe, I  just loved his cool socks! Covid madness has stopped a lot of year 12 formals in the past 24 months so it was really great to see these two heading off to celebrate together! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your celebrations!

Here's a few sneak peeks from our session. 

Enjoy 

Nat xoxo

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I have two formal sessions this week back to back. I have to say they are so much fun - the energy mixed in with the excitement of the big night ahead is contagious! Jairus and his mates really showed me it's not all about the girls! We met at Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane - what a venue!! It was the perfect afternoon to capture these guys looking super sharp! We managed to get some of the family as well - just a great session. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the celebrations!! Enjoy some pics from this fun session.

Thanks for reading.

Nat xoxo

Car hire: Classic Cars Sunshine Coast

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I am not sure if you all remember when I left my phone at home and was desperate to contact my clients when a gorgeous Mum and her beautiful little girl came to my rescue and let me call my husband so he could contact them for me...well this is Sophie!!! Sophie is as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside. As you can see the apple hasn’t fallen far from this tree – isn’t Lakey just divine!!  I was so grateful to them both that day and it was such an honor to shoot her and her beautiful family yesterday. Random acts of kindness are just the best kind. Thank you again, Sophie - are truly amazing!!  

We had another stunning sunset and breathtaking skies at Main Beach on the Goldie - I even saw a flying baby or two!! This perfect little family were just a dream to work with.

Enjoy my sneak peek!

Thanks for reading

Nat

xoxo

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Jaime and Michael and their gorgeous girls! We had the perfect weather for it, spring is definitely on its way! Although it was a little chilly by the end of the session...it was so worth it as our stunning Gold Coast skies at Main Beach didn't disappoint!  I was so impressed with their outfits - Jaime even made one of the skirts herself! Such talent - I am trying to teach myself to sew, I was very much in awe!! 

Here are a few more pics from this fabulous shoot! 

Thanks for reading

Nat 

xox

 

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The Benefits Of An Unplugged Wedding

by Mrs Smiths Photography

Thinking about going ‘off the grid’ for your big day?  There are definitely perks and drawbacks to having an unplugged wedding.

You get to choose what’s shared on social media!

I have had many brides tell me how disappointed they are that their friends and family have shared photos of their big day on their socials before they did. It is understandable that they would have preferred to be the first to share a photo of their first kiss as a married couple - not their great Aunt's godson who believes a phone with filters essentially makes him a pro photographer.  

Guests are more present and engaged

Your friends and family are completely present.  These days we have a tendency to want to share everything on our socials and devices, this can really take the focus off your wedding. Unplugged means less focus on writing a great Instagram caption and more about being witness to one of the biggest milestones of your life.  

Beautiful unobstructed pictures in your wedding album

From your photographers’ point of view, you won’t have Great Aunty Sue standing in the aisle trying to take a photo of your first kiss on her Ipad ruining your actual wedding photos. Unplugging means you will have a wedding album full of beautiful unobstructed pictures you will cherish forever. I will also be able to capture your guests' beautiful smiling faces! You will actually see all of them not half a face behind a device. 

On the flip side, not everyone will comply with your wishes, and you may get complaints. This negativity leading up to your wedding day can be extremely upsetting.

Is it right for you? The simple answer is it’s your Wedding Day and if you make the decision to have an unplugged wedding is ultimately up to you and your future spouse. Having guests fully present and engaged at your ceremony is a truly amazing thing, if it sounds right for you and your partner go for it!! 

If you would like to know more I am happy to meet up for a chat. 

Nat

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On Monday I had the pleasure of having a family photo session with Tahliah and James, their beautiful new baby boy and extended family, included Granddad who is 91 years young!! Granddad was so fit; he cycled his bike to our session!! He loved his bike so much he wanted a picture on it! This family was so full of love and laughter it was a joy to be around them.

This session really reinforced to me the importance of capturing and documenting your family. Don’t let life just pass you by because you haven’t had your hair done or you can't seem to find the time. I promise your children won't notice your hair, but they will be disappointed that there are no family photos to share with the next generation.

Contact me today if you would like to book a session with me on the sunny Gold Coast. I promise it will be worth it.

Thanks for reading!

Nat

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MONO AWARDS 2021

 

I am over the moon to receive a commended from the Mono Awards 2021. Black and White hasn't been my forte to date but I absolutely love this image. I think had I removed the railing around the pole I just might have received a high commended (see the second pic!). There's always next time! 😏

A massive thank you to the gorgeous Ciara for giving me permission to submit the photo of her beautiful daughter Aurora. ❤❤❤

Thanks again for all your support!! What a fabulous year it has been for Mrs Smiths Photography with 2 awards and maybe a 3rd on the way! I have been asked to submit for the Annual so you never know I just might have 3 by Christmas - fingers and toes crossed!! 

A massive thank you to Australian Photography and Capture Magazine for this incredible award. 

Nat 

xoxo

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This family!!! Talk about an overload of cuteness! On the weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Hannah, Tim, and their 4 stunning children! To me, family photos are so important. They provide something meaningful, something to cherish for years to come. There is a reason when I am asked if your home was on fire what would you grab first that photos are my number one answer.

I love being able to capture more than just a photo that is nice but one that makes you stop and feel that moment in time. The love, laughter, or connection. All those feels deserve to be felt in our images. That is what makes them special.

Most of my families I get to photograph multiple times. They become more to me than just another client, we build beautiful relationships – connecting and really getting to know them. It’s like a little Mrs Smiths Community which enables me to capture heartfelt images, I just love that!

The family that you have created is so special. It is beautiful and complicated yet so strong and deep. I love capturing that authentic family feel of each of my families. Perfect in what sometimes feels like their imperfect life.

There is nothing more powerful than that. No family is quite the same but all as beautiful as the next. I feel that is something worth documenting for generations to come.

Thanks for reading and getting to know what makes me love family photography so much.

Nat

xoxo

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Photo Sessions For Only $220 Are Back! 

Mrs Smiths Photography, Gold Coast.

Hi everyone!! It's starting to feel like winter is finally coming to an end!! Yayyy!! I wanted to celebrate by bringing back my very popular 45-minute Photo Sessions for any type of session from Family, Couples, or Editorial, location on the Gold Coast either beach or inland!

I believe that my work is interesting and current, yet still timeless and natural. My focus is to capture real emotion, connection, and love. Photographs with value. Created with passion. I aim to provide you with a personal, creative, and fun photography experience, along with a genuine final product that you and your families will cherish. Forever!

If you are looking to update your family portraits or moments that you will treasure forever, and ever…contact me today! 

Thanks for reading

Nat

xox

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What To Wear To A Family Photo Session by Mrs Smiths Photography https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/8/what-to-wear-to-a-family-photo-session-by-mrs-smiths-photography PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

With Queensland coming out of lockdown, yayyyy! I am busy rescheduling my family sessions and a question I get asked all the time is ‘What do we wear?’.  This question isn’t just asked by my family clients it’s a universal question I get all the time, from my engagement photo sessions to my senior sessions.

We are so lucky on the Gold Coast to have the weather that literally allows you to wear anything you want.  You do not want to look too matchy-matchy, you want your family to be coordinated without trying too hard.

THE NUMBER ONE RULE FOR A FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

The first rule of family photo sessions is that mum gets to choose what she wears first, then everyone else coordinates around her.

Since Mum is probably choosing her own outfits and everyone else’s, start with the queen of the household, Mum. Photos are your rare chance to be seen in all the invisible work you do every day, day after day. It’s time to step into your queen mama glory. Lots of mamas find that long dresses (midi or maxi length), but anything you can sit, stand, lie down, twirl, tickle, and run around in will be amazing for pics. Above all, choose something that makes you feel amazing. Full stop.

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OUTFIT FORMULAS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

For a coordinated but not-matchy, perfectly imperfect vibe. Since you’ve started with what you’re wearing, mama, you’ve got 1-3 colors to pull from already. Use these as your color palette and dress your family members in each of the colors pulled from your look, or add more colors if your look doesn’t have enough.

If you have more family members to dress, go for lighter or darker shades of those colors. Try to avoid having any two family members dressed in the same color unless it’s broken up between top/bottom, i.e. one family member is wearing blue pants, another can wear a blue shirt.  Work with solid colors, small prints, + textures.

The camera loves texture + detail, so use these to add variety and cozy factor when you don’t want your crew to look like a bag of skittles. Texture = eyelet, stitching, ruffles, knit, denim, etc. Avoid logos and small patterns as this can create strange visual effects in the digital camera.

Neutrals such as blush, tans, link pinks, faint blues and teals, creams, grays, and whites will always result in more of a light and airy look to your images.

 

FAMILY MEMBER 1 (MAMA): starting point for the color palette + vibe of the outfits

FAMILY MEMBER 2: SOLID COLOR 1

FAMILY MEMBER 3: SOLID COLOR 2

FAMILY MEMBER 4: SMALL PRINT in color 3

FAMILY MEMBER 5: SMALL PRINT in color 1,2,3, or 4 FAMILY MEMBER 6: SOLID COLOR 3

FAMILY MEMBER 7: SOLID COLOR 4

The more family members you have, the more colors + prints you can introduce. So, a family of 4 might have a color palette of 3-4 colors, and 1-2 prints. A family of 6 might have a color palette of 4-5 colors and 3-4 prints.

These are more guidelines + a jumping off point rather than hard and fast rules :)

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DON’T FORGET THE EXTRAS! DOS + DON’TS

  • bold makeup, a glitter eye, or a fun accessory can add wonders to shoot but ONLY if it fits with your personal style.
  • if you can plan ahead, take off smartwatches and lose the watch tan line before your session.
  • be aware of bra lines, tan lines, + anything else that makes your clothes not support you. You are amazing.

Your photoshoot should be about you, your family's love and your clothes should support the feelings you want to feel + create during your session.

 

Can I end with some cheesy cheese? You're never fully dressed without a smile. :) Okay, but seriously…the best possible thing you can bring to your in session is a willingness to be emotive, loving, and open.

Hire a photographer you trust + you’ll get beautiful images no matter what everyone is wearing (or not wearing.)

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LOCKDOWN SURVIVAL MODE 

Gold Coast Style with Mrs Smiths Photography.

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As Queensland goes into lockdown this week, I can't help but think how lucky we have been in Queensland that we haven't had to worry like everyone else in the world about homeschooling or being in lockdown for weeks/months on end. Homeschooling started again this week. I am very lucky; my children are beyond the baby stages and can work well independently with the school providing lessons plans for most of the day.  My two are conscientious and hate getting in trouble with their teachers so that makes homeschooling for me a little more bearable.

Despite that working from home and being a full-time carer is a lot of work. Lots of interruptions, endless requests for ‘early lunch’ or more snacks. This seems to be on repeat every day! The encouragement to exercise is met with groans and complaints – it is hard to stay sane hahaha!

The way I am going to survive this round of lockdown will be enjoying the sunshine, long family walks with Mia our dog, hot chocolates with a sneaky marshmallow, lunchboxes packed every day, and taking every day as it comes. I am sure we will have a few arguments over Teams not working or I can't enter the Zoom meeting or why they’ve eaten all their food in their lunchbox by 10.01 am or the fact we don’t have oil pastels for an art assignment and why can’t we go to the shops right now! And the dreaded...I have nothing to do!! But in the words of Buddha, this too will pass!

As sad as I am that my photo sessions have had to be postponed, I can’t wait to see all my gorgeous clients again very soon – for the time being, I will take photos of my kids on the sunny Gold Coast and enjoy spending quality family time together.

Stay safe everyone and I will see all your smiling faces when we come out of lockdown!

Thanks for reading.

Nat

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How to Prepare for an Engagement Photo Session https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-prepare-for-an-engagement-photo-session _NS13170-Edit_NS13170-Edit I get these questions a lot, what do I wear? Should we dress up? Do I invest in Hair and Make? Should I have an engagement session? So I thought I would write a blog to help all my future Brides!! There are a few things you need to keep in mind when preparing for your engagement session. First and foremost, this is meant to be FUN! This session is no pressure. On your wedding day, you will be pressed for time, your dress won't be able to get dirty and we won't have a chance to chat and get to know each other to work out what really works best for you and your groom. Your engagement session is your chance to get to know me, get comfortable and have fun in front of the camera - it's not every day you have someone with a camera in your face the whole time, it can be a little daunting. Don't get me wrong, we are going to have so much fun on your wedding day! But it is helpful to have an engagement session before your big day so you know what to expect and you'll be a PRO by the wedding day and your photos will show that!!

After you book with your photographer, whether that's me or someone else, you will need to start thinking about when you want your engagement session done. You also have to take into consideration the photographer's availability. I book up to 2 months in advance. This will vary with every photographer and every season. 

1. What to wear

Most couples have two outfits, one casual and one that is dressier. This is optional, some of my couples just have one outfit. I would advise you to try to COORDINATE instead of matching. Try to stay away from really tiny patterns, they won’t show up in your images, logos and branded tops will take the focus off you and your partner.  Also, bold jewelry, scarves, and colored shoes photograph really well! Make sure you look like you and feel comfortable!

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2. Preparing your Groom: 

Brides this is very important! You know your fiance better than anyone else and so only you can help prepare them for this shoot. If your fiance’ is completely unaware of my style of photography, they are going to think it’s really strange when I tell you two to get “Nose to nose”.  If they are expecting a few pictures smiling at the camera, showing off the ring and that’s it! We might be in a little trouble when the session is longer and we ask them to do some romantic poses! So it’s your job to explain to them why you love this style of photography and prepare them to know what to expect! Sit them down show your favorite engagement sessions that I’ve shot to give them an idea of what to expect about to experience! 

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As you’re preparing for your engagement session, remember that your photographer doesn’t expect you to be pros at modeling. I work with everyday couples, just like you, all the time. I very rarely ever work with models. I always tell my couples that it takes a good 20 minutes to warm up at the beginning of the shoot. So relax, try not to be nervous, and let's have some fun! You’re going to completely ROCK this! Trust your photographer, allow them to be creative and you’ll have an amazing shoot!

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4. Be on Time: 

This is really important. Natural light photographers are 100% dependent on the sun for lighting and if you show up late, you will lose that amount of time during your session due to the lack of light. Sometimes things happen beyond our control like traffic and accidents. If at all possible, try to be on time so that you don’t lose any of your session time and we get lots of stunning Gold Coast sunlight!

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The best time to shoot any portrait sessions is normally 2 hours after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. This rule of thumb can be applied to any time of the year. When it comes to picking the location, pick a location that means something to you! I understand that this isn’t always feasible but you never know! 

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6. Hair, Makeup & Ring: 

Some brides get their makeup trial done for their engagement session so that they can see what their makeup will look like in pictures before the wedding day! I love this idea! It’s always fun when one of my future brides gets her hair and makeup done for her session! If you want to do your own makeup, make sure you apply your eye makeup a little heavier than normal for your pictures. Last but not least, I will be taking a couple of ring shots! So if your diamond could use a little cleaning, to make it really SHINE in your pictures that would be AMAZING!

I hope those tips were helpful!

Nat

Mrs Smiths Photography 

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I can't believe my little baby is turning 11 today! Where has the time gone? Lachlan does not get in front of my camera often as I would like these days. He really should, he is very photogenic – I know I am biased, but he really is!

I love this boy so much. I wanted children forever and when I finally met my husband whilst I was working and living in London, and when we fell pregnant I really felt I won the mum-lottery! My almost 10-pound baby is now even bigger, and I could not be prouder of him. He is everything you want your son to be, kind, smart, humble, loyal, and very funny.  I love that he loves his red hair and blue eyes, a good book, and everything he does he gives it his all. What a champ!

Keep being you Lachie – you are one in a million and I am so proud to call you my son.  

Happy birthday Lachlan James

love Mum xoxo

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Thanks for reading,

Nat

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Belinda + Mac

Family Photo Shoot, Benowa Botanical Gardens, Gold Coast.

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This family session with Belinda, Mac and their 3 children at Benowa Botanical Gardens, was as sweet as the photos look. Tucked away just 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise with 31 hectares of parkland and lakes, what is not to love about this stunning native ecosystem right here on our doorstep on the Gold Coast. I was in photographer heaven!

After a rocky start of me forgetting my phone…doh! I managed to let Belinda know where to meet me by asking a stranger to borrow her phone to call my husband so he could contact Belinda! It is nice to know that we live in such a great community and you can rely on the kindness of strangers! Thank you, Sophie – if you are reading this you are a LIFESAVER! A mini photo session is on me - don't forget to call. 

I just loved this family of whip-cracking cowboys and cowgirls. We wanted to get Sam to bring his stockwhip to capture a couple of photos however it is illegal to crack it in public…which is something I did not know!

Enjoy their family photos.

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Maternity Photo Session Main Beach, Gold Coast

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Shylah, Macky and Blessing are the sweetest family. You can feel the love when you are with them, their smiles would brighten anyone’s day! This trio, about to become a quartet, are all about family. You can hear it in the stories they share about their family members and see it in the way they are with each other.

I first met this gorgeous family when we shot a family portrait sunset photo session at Main Beach on the sunny Gold Coast. At the time Shylah shared her exciting news with me that she had just found out she was pregnant! We decided then and there that we would arrange a maternity photo shoot…

Fast forward 7ish months later, Shylah is exactly 37 weeks, and her baby bump is perfection! We decided to do a sunrise maternity session to capture the sunrise over the beautiful Gold Coast beach.

I set the alarm for 4.10am, in the car by 4.50am, at the beach at 5.35am! It was dark and cold when we arrived. Was it worth it…absolutely! The Gold Coast skies did not disappoint – we had the most GLORIOUS sunrise and the prettiest pinks and purples in the sky!! It was exactly what I had hoped for them!!

What an honour to be the one to capture these precious moments. Enjoy a few of my favourites!  

Maternity session, Gold Coast - Mrs Smiths Photography

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I had the absolute pleasure of capturing this trio on the weekend. We had the perfect weather, cotton candy skies and a sunset for days!

We are so lucky to live on the Gold Coast. The city, the mountains, the beaches…all breathtaking! Honestly, we could not live in a more photogenic city – we are so spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a location!

Here is our recent Mrs Smiths Photography family session at Main Beach on the beautiful Gold Coast.

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Winter Family Photo Session at Main Beach, Gold Coast https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/7/winter-family-photo-session-at-main-beach-gold-coast Hi Friends!

I have been busy with lots of winter photo sessions on the sunny Gold Coast, lots of lovely family and engagement photo sessions – wedding season is coming! We have been blessed with the most amazing weather – despite a little rain I have been so lucky it has cleared for my sessions. We have been enjoying the glorious winter sunsets with cotton candy skies on the Gold Coast. 

I am so excited about all the winter sessions I have booked, if you can call it winter - we are so spoilt with our stunning Queensland winters. 

I had so much fun with this gorgeous family and their two beautiful children, climbing trees, conquering sand dunes, and enjoying our breathtaking views right here at Main Beach, enjoy!

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5 Reasons Why have an Engagement Session with Mrs Smiths Photography https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/7/5-reasons-why-have-an-engagement-session-with-mrs-smiths-photography Well, there's a lot of reasons but one of the most important is to:

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is so important! You want someone whose work you love and you get along with - you will spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer, before and on your actual wedding day! An engagement session also gives you an opportunity to iron out any issues before the big day. 

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Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera 

It also helps to get comfortable in front of the camera and work out what works best on you. For most people, having professional photos done isn't an everyday thing. Brides and grooms simply don’t have experience being in front of the camera outside of a quick Instagram pic, and an engagement session is a great way to practice what works best on you!

 

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Learn how to Pose

Even the most natural-looking lifestyle wedding photos are likely highly directed by the photographer. Posing can feel extremely awkward and unnatural, but having an engagement session will allow you to experiment with different ideas before the big day and get a better idea of how your wedding photos will look.

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Getting Engaged is Milestone Worth Celebrating On Its Own

Getting engaged is such an important next step in a relationship but can be overshadowed by the big event. Engagement photos capture a special time in your life when you are madly in love and starting a new chapter in your life, one that should be documented. You’ll never regret having professional photographs to cherish and pass down to your family.

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Have Loads of Fun

No pressure, no timelines! Hallelujah! Weddings days come with a tight deadlines. Your big day might run behind and there just isn't a lot of extra time. There is also a lot of pressure on the Bride and Groom - this day will never happen again. At the engagement shoot you can relax and have fun, actually enjoy having your photos taken together, just the two of you. 

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You can tell I am passionate about getting to know my Bride and Groom before the big day. Wedding days go smoother when we have had the time together at an engagement session. And....my sessions are seriously so much fun!! (That's a pinky promise) They are also a great way to test out your Hair and Make up artist! 
 

I'd love to be a part of your journey. If you are seeking an engagement or a wedding photographer, I'd love to hear from you!

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10 things you don't know about Nat from Mrs Smiths Photography https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/7/10-things-you-dont-know-about-nat-from-mrs-smiths-photography Hi 👋everyone, I am Natalie Smith, aka Nat from Mrs Smiths Photography. I know most of you know me but for those who don't here's 10 things you don't know about me!

  1.  I prefer Nat over Natalie because whenever I was in trouble as a child, which was a lot, it was Natalie never Nat 😂
  2. Dark chocolate liquorice bullets are my kryptonite 🤤
  3. I lived and worked in London for 10 years. This is where I met my wonderful husband and father of my two beautiful children, Justin. 😍
  4. I love to go out dancing but that doesn't happen that often these days with two children. 💃
  5. I am also a graphic designer.
  6.  I haven't always been a photographer or graphic designer, in my past life I was in recruitment/HR.
  7.  I ride horses but don't currently own one. Maybe I will again one day.
  8. I cry at any emotional scenes in movies, TV shows and sometimes adverts...OK full transparency I cry at anything even a tiny bit emotional on the TV 🤣🤣. My kids tease me about it all the time.
  9. I also cycle and love weight training at the gym.
  10. I love the beach, it makes me feel like I have come home ❣

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Justin and me at one of our fave steak house on the Gold Coast. 

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Award Winning Photo by Mrs Smiths Photogaphy https://www.mrssmithsphotography.com/blog/2021/7/award-winning-photo-by-mrs-smiths-photogaphy Through The Looking Glass.

Main Beach, Gold Coast Australia.

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I am thrilled to announce I have made it through to the first shortlist in The Mono Awards 2021. My image "Through the Looking Glass" has made the first shortlist in the PEOPLE 2021 category which means it will receive, at a minimum, a commendation in the competition this year. 

Winners, runners up and the top entries in each category will be announced online in September and will be published in Australian Photography (September 2021) and Capture (August/September/October 2021).

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Judging is continuing and I will know the final result in September. I am over the moon. This image was with the most gorgeous family, the girls were just the sweetest and it was the very last photo I took. The tide had been high on the beach at The Spit, Main Beach on the Gold Coast due to the red moon, and had left a massive pool of water high up the beach. I saw the lights shining from the pier reflecting on the water as we walked up the beach to leave and I just couldn't resist asking the girls to do just a couple more photos. I am so pleased I did. What an honor to be the one to capture this beautiful family and a bonus to win an award from the session. 

My fingers and toes are crossed for September!

Nat

Mrs Smiths Photography

 


 

 

 

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