Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Micah

This little boy was sweet as pie yesterday...even when he sprayed poo at Tara's neck and camera (hahaha - it still makes me laugh)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Love birds

Is this not the cutest couple you've ever seen?? These two are just so smitten with each other...they made this shoot so effortless.
Thanks Luke and Sarah. Your love for one another is very evident.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peek...

This stunning family currently reside overseas and have just enjoyed a 6 week holiday back in Oz. Hope your having a lovely time in Thailand Joe and Rach, your gallery should be up and running by the time you get home.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Time to get up Vada Sage...

I dont like winter...I just dont! I find it hard to get warm, I'm unmotivated, I get a cold that generally lasts all winter...I just dont like it in general. I have however found one redeeming factor about this season...and that is, the warm snuggles I have with Vada (and sometimes Zavia) in the morning. Vadas first feed of the day is usually around 7am, so lately I've found myself getting her up and bringing her straight back into my bed. Sometimes when I'm really lucky I dont even have to get up to get her because Ben brings her in just before he leaves for work in the morning. Yesterday morning she had a big feed in my bed and just kept on sleeping. This allowed me to get up, get Z breakfast, clean him up and then have a shower and get myself ready for the day. When all of this was done I went back into her to see if she was stirring yet and luckily I had my camera in my hand because I managed to capture this serious of photos. They are in order of how I took them...

Still sleeping...

Just opening her little grumpy (I want to sleep) eyes...

What is that black thing in my face?...

I think that might be mummy...

It is mummy!!!...

Has a look out the window above her...

Then she threw both hands toward me and had a look on her face as if to say..."can you get me up now mum?"

I love my life!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Heading outdoors

The weather has been cool lately. Vada still loves to come outside with me though to hang out the washing. We spent some time the other day just checking out the changing sky and breathing in the fresh air.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I learn something new from my kids almost every it was how to be tender.
Anyone who knows my little boy, knows that he is a boysterous little two and a half year old pocket rocket. He loves to climb and jump and run and run and's what comes naturally to him. What I sometimes forget is that gentleness and tenderness also comes naturally to him. I almost missed this moment today as I was changing lenses...I've never changed a lens so fast in all my life.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Willow Mae

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the promotion and product shots for a very exciting up and coming baby label...Willow Mae.
The creator of these fantastic creations is Sandi and her muse and inspiration comes from her own baby girl...none other than...Willow Mae. Check out all of the shots and become a fan at Sandi will also be showing her pieces at the kawana baby markets this Saturday (15th May 10) Lake Kawana Community Centre from 9am. Well worth a look in person...I would be there in a heart beat except I will be attending my brother in laws wedding. Yew!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I can remember Zavias first shower like it was just yesterday. We had been to visit the health clinic for the usual weigh and check up from the health nurses and she suggested that Ben have a shower with Zavia that night to help with the father/son bonding. She explained that mums get alot of skin to skin contact with their newborns because of breast feeding and sometimes dads can feel left out because they dont get this same exposure. I was thrilled to find out that newborns are never too young for a nice shower. So that night when Ben came home I told him what the nurse had said and he jumped at the chance...they both loved it.
Last night was Vadas turn. She was a few days later than Zavia but she loved it just as much...she was alittle apprehensive at first and stayed tucked into daddys chest for quite a while but soon warmed up to the idea


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Awesome Orson

I can't believe it's taken me 7 months to point my camera at this incredible child. Warwick and Ammi brought baby Orson into the world about a week before my morning sickness began and before I knew it my little Vada was in my arms and Orson was a big boy. Today however, the situation was rectified and we got some super cute shots of Orson and Ammi. We did have one small miss-hap when super speedy Orson launched himself off the side of the couch but like the true brave boy he is he got straight back on the horse (or couch) and conquered his fears... so impressive!
Hope you like the results of our very casual little shoot today Ammi.

Monday, April 12, 2010

and three became four...

Yes thats right...on the 25th March at 9:58am Ben and I welcomed our perfect little girl into the world. After labouring throughout the night on the couch watching my fairlady and dozing in between each non painful contraction, Ben woke to find me in full blown labour. It was a short 4 hours of 'actual' labour, a very intense and scary 4 hours I might add. And then there she was...all gooey and cute, my chubby little girl had finally arrived.
I always wanted my first born to be a boy...probably because I grew up with a big brother and always liked knowing that their was a big boy looking out for me. So I was delighted when I had my Zavia. He is a joy! But lets face it...Im a girly girl and also yearned to have a little doll to dress up and do girly things with. So you can imagine my utter happiness when Ben announced that the screaming little bundle of chunkiness was a little girl...and she was all mine! The perfect pidgeon pair as they say.
She is also the first Van Zutphen girl to be born in 32 years...the first of this generation.

Introducing the incredible Vada Sage...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The face of my sleeping angel...

I couldn't help myseft today. I was supposed to be sleeping right beside him as I'm finding this pregnancy soo exhausting!! but I just couldn't stop myself from taking these snaps and then editing them straight away. He is my little joy!!

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I have been fascinated with the art of photography for as long as I can remember...I have dabbled in it for years but my 'obsession' didn't really take hold until the birth of my son, Zavia. I was so upset by the lack of good photos we had from his first few weeks of life that it has become my challenge ever since to take as many beautiful images of him as possible. I realised how important it was to capture all of those little moments that shoot past so quickly...and why stop at photographing Zavia when I obviously have a (I hate to use this word...but...) passion for photographing children and families. That's how 'Sprout Photography' was born. You can check out my website at