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MMM coffee

Anyone else slightly obsessed with coffee? I was having this convo with my girlfriend the other day after reading this quote on babyology: "My favourite coffee in the morning is the one where no one talks to me while I drink it!" So totally true right? This is one of those pics that come up while your aimlessly scrolling through facey, whilst hiding out on the toilet so you actually get a 5 min break and you kind of wish you could like the post 3 times coz you relate to it so much. Anyways back to the conversation with my girlfriend, she heard on the radio that coffee is actually good for us so it must be true right? Time for a coffee, Have a great day guys Love Alana XX Photographers Melbou

Unique Baby Names

After having a look back at some of my favourite baby names, I also came across some of the unique names we have come across this year. Always so much fun sharing names with you guys as it is not only one of the funnest parts about becoming a new mum but also one of the biggest decisions you will make during the first stage of your journey as a new mum or dad. Check out just a few of my favourite names: Letty Jensen Athena Lennie Tahli Jaeger Eden Brae Emmerson Emmy Ioanna Alira Scofield Blayze Katia Taleah Esme Florence Nora Dallan Sadey Bonnie Children's photographer south east Melbourne Melbourne Baby portraits Newborn portraits Melbourne Kids photographer Melbourne

Popular Baby Names

So decided to look back at some of the stand out gorgeous names that have come through my doors so far this year. Girls Charlotte Grace Lilly Ava Isabella Eva Ella Madison Sophia Charlie Evie Mia Addison Boys Lucas Luca Alex Cooper Ethan oliver Harrison Levi Hudson Josh Jack Baby photography Melbourne Melbourne newborn sessions Melbourne photography children

Birthday Wishes

Today this Little Man came to the studio to Celebrate his upcoming Birthday with a 1st Birthday Cake Smash of course! ~ Eli ~ Cake by Sarina's Creative Cakes Assistant Paula McDonald Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to Eli Happy Birthday to you! From all of us at Alana Taylor Photography XX Cake Smash photographer Melbourne Melbourne Cake smasher 1st Birthday photography 1st Birthday Cake Smash

Limited Availability

~ Newborn Photography Availability ~ I hate having to turn away Newborn Shoots so please book early. I only take on a certain amount of Mums Due Dates for Newborn Sessions per month. So if you want to secure a spot don't wait xxx August - Booked Out September - Booked Out October - 2 Spots Left November - 3 Spots Left Please dont forget that getting in early at Alana Taylor Photography is a super important part of your journey if you have your heart set on capturing newborn photos of your little one. If you have any questions please send me an email. See you lovelies soon Love Alana XX

1st Birthday Party Tips

Well if you are anything like me you will have the most ridiculously over the top 1st Birthday parties for your kids. I have had endless discussions with the mothers out there on the do's and dont's of the old 1st Birthday and pros and cons of even having the party at all. The problem is that once you have pics like these in your collection all the ideas start creeping in and you cant wait to show off your new pics in someway shape or form. I had a bit of a google search and found some tips to help the mummas out: "1. Watch the clock. Plan the party to last an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Babies have short attention spans and run out of energy and interest quickly. Plan the party for late mor

Thank you

I just wanted to take a moment to thank some of my favourite vendors. My business would not be the same without some help from these businesses. They all provide a great range of props that compliment my photography perfectly. All props are made with love and of the highest quality. So a big thanks to all my vendor friends. Love Always Alana Taylor Photography XOXO Check out some of my favourites: Propsidaisy Mini Hearts Photography props Shooting Stars Created by Carli Piccolini Props Bubba boutique Little Vintage Fox Prop Shop

Wonder Woman

Check out this little ones wonder women cake smash. Cake Smash sessions are best done at around 10-11 months old as they do not yet have food sensory issues and dont mind getting dirty. Over 1 Years and they can sometimes get very upset with the mess. Cake Smashes are a great way to celebrate your little ones first birthday or if done early enough you can use the images for the 1st Birthday Invitations. I have many different Cake Smash outfits that your child can wear for the session otherwise you can organise your childs outfit. I am a leading Cake Smash Photographer in Melbourne. Located in Cranbourne East. See all you birthday babes soon. Alana XX

That glow

I am so lucky to have had some of the most gorgeous pregnant women in our studio. Its time to embrace and celebrate your gorgeous baby bump and the exciting transition into motherhood.​ Pregnancy is a momentous and special time in the life of any woman and her partner. Whether you’re simply looking to capture the essence of your transition to motherhood, or wish to proudly show off your pregnant body in all its glory, we’ll help you capture this milestone in your life exactly the way you’d like to remember it. Celebrate the natural and womanly beauty of this precious nine month period with a professional maternity portrait of this very special time. Maternity Shoots are best done between 32-

Baby Girl

Ribbons, bows, and frilly lace We're all waiting to see your pretty face. From the first time she cries To the first time she laughs Both will be as big as giraffes. A special love for you, hugs and a kiss I'm sure will bring nothing but pure bliss. A special girl so sweet and true She is bound to turn out just like you. By Dawn Cranbourne Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photographer Melbourne | Melbourne Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photographer | Baby and Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photographer Cranbourne | Newborn Photographers | Newborn Photographers Melbourne

Why?

I am well aware that many parent raise the question "Why do I need a cake smash session"? Anyone that is displaying interest in this article I have to assume has had a closer look at my cake smash photography by now, so my question back to you if you still are asking the question is "How could you no completely adore this?" Cake Smash sessions highlight this perfect yet extremely huge time in your babies lives. Trust me when I tell you that this day will come and go but these 1st Birthday photographs will tell a story for the rest of your lives as well as remind you of a special and fun time. Please dont miss out on celebrating this massive day. So I'l see you soon then? :) Love Always Alana

Archie

Well this week I was lucky enough to meet Archie and his adorable family. I thought I would take a minute to remind you all my pregnant ladies out there, if newborn photography is something that you are excited about please don't wait to be in touch. Please see below for some fun facts. Love Alana x WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION? BOOK NOW! I only take on a certain amount of mums due dates per month and I book out fast! Basically the way it works with a newborn shoot is if you are interested in booking a photo shoot for when bubs is born you provide me with your due date so I can put it in my calendar. Once baby is born you need to contact me with 48 hours so we can book in a time wit

Studio Snaps

I have been asked many times over the last few weeks to share some pics of my studio. Even though I add and take away props and shelving regularly I have done a pretty big overhaul this time. I am a lot more organised after a huge trip to IKEA and we all know how that turns out. After hours of putting together flat packs this is the outcome of my well deserved spend if I do say so myself. Hope you all enjoy a behind the scenes look into the studio. I love being able to see exactly what I have on hand during every shoot as well as provide many options for my clients to choose from. What do you think? I'm stoked. Love Alana XXX Newborn photographer photography studio Cranbourne Children's phot

Can't Wait

Can't Wait To be Your Mummy.... I am sitting here thinking of the perfect words to say, to tell you how I feel about the arrival of your birthday. I am feeling a little nervous, with hopes I do everything right, but I can't wait to be your mommy, every waking day and every sleepy night. I have so many plans and things for us to do, So I sit here in anticipation just waiting to meet you. You already mean the world to me and so, so much more, I can't wait to be your mommy, that's all I'm waiting for. Mine and your bags are packed and waiting in the car, because the day that you will be here isn't very far. So here I sit thinking of the perfect words to say, But all that comes t

Hush little baby

Hush, little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird If that mockingbird don't sing Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring If that diamond ring turns brass, Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass If that looking glass gets broke Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat If that billy goat don't pull, Mama's gonna buy you a cart and mule If that cart and mule turn over Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover If that dog named Rover won't bark Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart If that Horse and Cart fall down, Then you'll be the sweetest little baby in town. Author Unknown Cranbourne Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photographer Melbourne | Melbourne Newborn Photographer | Newborn

Family Love

This lovely family came into Alana Taylor photography this week for some gorgeous kids portraits. We enjoyed taking a bunch of photos and these kids were the perfect little models for us. Alana Taylor Photography specializes in children's photography from newborns through to big brothers and sisters. Hope to see you and your gorgeous family soon. Love Alana X Baby photographer Melbourne Melbourne newborn photographers Children's photographer south east Melbourne Family photographer south east Melbourne

Loving What you do....

Every now and then I decide to share a few things about myself, If you are new to my blog then of course you could be curious aboout the women behinf the camera. My name is Alana and I have been a photographer for about 6 years now. Friends call me Lana, Lanz and Larny. I started my business due what you could pretty much call an obsession with children's photography, props, newborns, motherhood and everything in between. My passion came to life after having my first baby girl Indie and I have never looked back. You can ask her yourself, shes 7 now and is my perfect little model and my youngest Millie often says that she will do mummies job when shes older. For anyone interested in the type

Cake Smash Twinning

How adorable was this cake Smash session? Double the kids, double the cake, double the fun. Cake Smash photography is a huge part of my business, cake smash photographs are great to use at invitations to your little ones first birthday, a thank you card for your children's birthday and many more great ideas. Personally with pics like these ones I would most definitely blow the print up as big as possible and place it in my lounge room so that I could stare at it all day. Simply gorgeous and a very happy family that was a delight to work with. See you all soon and happy birthday babes. Love Alana X Cake Smash photography Melbourne Melbourne Cake Smash

The Great Toy Cull

Okay so I came across one of those funny memes today. We all know the ones that pop up when we are scrolling through Facebook aimlessly and bring that little and slightly crooked smile to our face. This of course is only after we have finally sat down on the couch for the night. You know the feeling, kids have finally been bathed and put to bed after numerous demands for "5 more minutes", your feet are aching and there are still toys from one end of the house to the other. You eye off each toy with an ache in the stomach reminiscing on the numerous amount of times you asked said little one to put it back in their room this week. Okay so back to the funny meme: 'When your kid complains they c

Meet Maya X

So as most of my loyal clients that follow my work will know that from time to time I gather up my gorgeous daughters and ask them to pose for me. Well lucky for me I now have a new recruit. Meet Maya my adorable niece. Newborn Photography and Baby and Children's photography is my passion and who better to practice my new lighting. props or supplies with than the special babes in my life. Let's be clear here, it didn't take much convincing to get Maya to play dress ups in front of my camera, she loved this, maybe as much as me and of course my sister (her mummy) watching and glowing with every teeny tiny smile. Love you Maya XX Love Auntie Lana Baby and Children's photographers Melbourne bab