Sydney

Beach Session with Gorgeous Family of Five

Yesterday I spent a sunny winter afternoon at Bronte beach photographing a crazy beautiful family of five. Natasha and Kostya have been together for 17 years and are lots of fun to be around! Their three little cuties are really lucky to have them as their parents. I laughed through most of the session listening to their conversation and would definitely love to hear more of their stories :) Well, maybe one day because only in a couple of weeks they’re moving back to their hometown of Chicago. I wish them all the luck in the world. Australia will miss you! <3

In Home Maternity Photosession

In-home lifestyle sessions are truly my favourite. Our homes reflect our personalities and are filled with objects dear to our heart. What other place in the world could be better to create meaningful lifelong memories?

Vanessa and Roger wanted to document this magical period in their lives in their beloved home. I can’t wait come back to their cozy nest to meet the little princess <3

Boho Garden Baby Shower

The baby shower for stunning Marcia Leone, founder of NOT SO MUMSY was nothing short of magic. Marcia’s expecting her second baby in just a few weeks and wanted to have an intimate yet beautiful celebration with her closest girlfriends. The party was decorated and styled as a garden boho party by one of the best Sydney stylists and event planners – Jo Kalivas Events and Styling.

Every detail was a treat for the eyes. From the champagne bottles bathing in a golden bath of ice to the gently torched meringue which sit upon the soft velvety sponge below. The beauty didn’t stop at the arrangement, Sydney weather gifted us a warm and sunny day and Marcia’s backyard was an oasis of glimmering sunlight and luscious greenery. Golden and white decor created a worry free and whimsical atmosphere suited for such a joyous event. Guests could make themselves comfortable by sinking into one of many delicately appointed pillows; sipping the ice cold, refreshing juice from a young coconut.

Here is a list of amazing Sydney vendors who brought this boho garden party to life: Delicious grazing table was put together by The Gazing Co. Everyone loved drinking out of the cutest floral coconuts by Kayterco. The cake was created by Martie from Sweet Treats by Martie. Gold acrylic Hey Baby and cake topper were provided by Letters by LouLou and custom HeyBaby lightbox plate by Name It Custom Decor. Macrame backdrop and rug were hired from The Event Stylist. Confetti balloons and assorted partyware by DIYstyle. Glassware and assorted partyware The Party People Shop. Gold champagne bucket and trays by Prop My Party. White rattan stool by The Treasure Room.

Karina & Sahil Wedding at Ripples, Chowder Bay

Sydney and its suburbs are a true goldmine for wedding photographers. Concentration of beautiful beaches, luscious greenery, cozy streets and cafes are second to none. I feel very lucky to work in Sydney as a wedding and family photographer. I feel that way not only because of how beautiful  nature and the actual city is, but because some of the most open, thoughtful and kind people I’ve ever met live here.

This wedding is a proof of all the above. Karina and Sahil are gentle and generous souls, their deep love and respect for each other unveiled in front of me the more I got to know them. They had their first wedding in India in February and this was their second wedding in Sydney. They picked a magnificent spot to get married - Mosman, one of the prettiest suburbs in Sydney. It was a treat to photograph in Chowder bay for the first time. It is a full package for a wedding photographer: picturesque little beach and pier, clean park with lots of pretty vegetation and cute buildings around the bay make it a perfect location for photos.

Karina and Sahil also picked a venue with great views and wonderful atmosphere – Ripples restaurant, just a few minutes walk from Chowder way beach.

I hope you enjoy looking through some of the moments from their big day.

Engagement Party at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens – is a perfect spot for a celebration! Iconic views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge; blooming trees and flower beds; open grassy spaces;  unique cactus garden and dreamy city skyline – all of this make it one of the most wanted venues for many couples.

This engagement party was a complete surprise to Fiona. Hari and Fiona’s family and friends put their heart and soul into creating a truly special day for Fiona and Hari. She was overwhelmed with what she saw and couldn’t hold back her tears of joy.

I suggested to have a walk around the gardens at sunset. I invite you to have a look at a few highlights from this heartwarming celebration. Congratulations to Fiona and Hari to be engaged in one the most beautiful spots in Sydney!

Winter Mood Family Session in Centennial Park

Centennial park is always gorgeous, but especially on one of those winter days, when the air is crisp, the sky is blue and the sunset is golden and quiet.

This little gorgeous family was so much fun to photograph! Olivia is a little angel. She was smiling all the time and I think we really clicked :) She loves dogs, birds and horses and there were plenty of animals to watch in Centennial park.

What can I say, beautiful people combined with a beautiful location is a winning combination!

 

Cozy Winter Session in Sydney

This lifestyle session is all about coziness. The day of the session was Maria’s 31st birthday and we were planning a family session in the golden leaves of Centennial park. However, it happened to be one of those terrible Sydney winter days – blowing a gale with cold, miserable rain. I couldn’t let our plans completely fail on such a special day, so I suggested we shoot on site at Maria’s house and make a session in a place where her family spend most of their time.
I must say, lifestyle sessions at your home are very special. This the only place where you feel completely relaxed and your true self. The place in its own tells the whole story about you and your family – every detail has meaning and a reason to be there.
At first thought it could seem like an unexciting place to have photoshoot, yet years later when you might move houses, cities or even countries and your kids grow up, it will be a magical feeling to return to those times, and relive those moments when you were young and your children were small; to see what your house looked like, to feel again what you felt back then and ponder on how time flies and reflect on what you’ve achieved and how much you’ve changed since.

Commercial Photography for Chapman Yacht Management

It was an exciting assignment to do photography for Chapman Yacht Management - Australia’s leading, full-service yacht management facility. These guys are a group of professionals, who specialise in a fully integrated service for yacht owners. It was an honour and lots of fun to document professionalism, devotion and attention to detail in their work. You can read about Chapman Yacht Management and check out their new sleek website here

 

Sunrise Maternity Session at Bronte Beach

This maternity session at my favourite Sydney suburb, Bronte, is absolutely perfect. I think maternity sessions and sunrise go hand in hand. Sunrise is symbolic for a pregnant woman, and most importantly an early walk at the beach gives an enormous amount of energy. I was surprised to see how many people get up to surf, exercise, swim or just have a stroll. I hope these guys enjoy every bit of early mornings when the little one arrives.

If you are expecting contact me today to book your session.xx

Anisa’s Carnival – Birthday Party in Sydney

I’ve worked as a family and wedding photographer in Sydney for the last three years, photographing different types of private and corporate events; and I must admit that Joanne’s parties are the most exciting and fun to attend! Joanne is the mother of three, and a brilliant visionary and organiser. She never ceases to surprise with truly spectacular parties! I admire her for the bold ideas, open  heart and for how passionate and talented she is.

Anisa turned 6 and the celebration was amazing! Both kids and adults had tons of fun. And I just hope that one day Joanne can organise one of my parties.

Enjoy the photos!

Photography: Anna Murray Photography / Concept and styling: Mama Jo / Circus Performers: Candy Stripe Circus / Cake, cookies, cupcakes personalized chocs: Mastello Creations / Graphic design for signs, invite, choc wrappers, buffet cards: Starfruit Design / Snow cone hire: Fudge Shop /  Balloon inflation: The Party People / Some prop hire: Tiny Tots