Families relaxed, laughing, loving on each other.
That's what I love to capture.
When you look at your photographs, you’re looking at love, captured in a moment. You’re seeing yourself and your loved ones — their habits, their gestures, their expressions — exactly as they were, right then. You’re back there, with them. Together.
I’m Delanie, and I’ve always had an obsession with photos. When I had my first daughter, I organised three photo shoots in six months. Yep.
At the time, I couldn’t quite place why they didn’t feel entirely right to me. I mean - did I receive beautiful photos of my little one? Yep…but they didn’t quite feel like ‘us’. I knew I wanted something else…something that showed our own particular ‘us-ness’, so I set out to create the type of photography I’d wanted for myself.
I’ve had a long-time love of documenting the wonderfully ordinary - as well as the extraordinary details of life. I blogged, scrapbooked and photographed for many years before my children arrived, capturing my life, loves and travels but the urge to make photography my full-time gig came after a little metaphorical push from my husband whilst I was on maternity leave. To make a creative life MY life: mostly bliss!
As mothers, we often leave ourselves out of photographs with our family because we’re the ones taking the picture. When you’re actually in the picture with your family —and especially with your children — you’re offered a glimpse into how your children see you, too.
And it’s a privilege to do what I do. To observe and capture love is a pretty brilliant job to have.
Get in contact with me: I’d love to work with you, too.
Based in Melbourne, but I shoot in a place meaningful to you.
'Thank you form the bottom of my heart. I love looking through the gallery and have already made a book for each of the girls for Christmas. Of course I made one for myself.' Suzanne, December 2018
'Thank you so much for sending through the lovely photos. They look so fab and I can’t wait to get some time after Christmas to organise to get the print!...Thank you again so much for capturing such beautiful photos of my loved ones!' Claire, December 2018
'Oh my word, Delanie! What a beautiful set of images you have taken for our family! Thank you so much for them. I actually got quite emotional looking at the breastfeeding
'Just had a quick look through and they're amazing! Love them all! Thanks so much :-) Look forward to seeing you again'. Emma, April 2017
'I adore the photos and my husband was blown away. He couldn't believe how many great shots were in there!' Georgia, January 2017
'The photos are stunning... better than we could image. I can't thank you enough. You are very talented. Thanks for capturing this special time so perfectly'. Brooke, December 2016