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gold coast in-home newborn twins session
The Lee Family -Maternity beach session
The Hamm Family
Bump to Bub
indoor family newborn session with pets
Maternity photoshoot can be in the comfort of your own home when you book with us as your Gold Coast maternity photographer. We travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast with our suitcase of newborn photography essentials - backdrops, newborn clothes, swaddles, props, white beddings and even curtains - we can transform your house to a picture-perfect setting within minutes. Studio Maternity photography sessions can be done at home if your house has plentiful natural light coming in during the day (preferably morning). We also recommend Level One Seventeen in Nerang if you think your house isn't suitable.
let's go for a seascape!
Let me ask you, is growing a new life less worthy of celebration than your wedding? Or your engagement?
Maternity photography is to help you remember the amazing transformation your body went through, how amazing it is and what it is capable of. Pregnancy is one of the most special and meaningful times in our lives, and it goes by in a flash.
It’s not vain, it’s documenting life. These are photographic evidence of your love for your baby even before you had laid eyes on them.
Don’t let the voices lie to you about how maternity shoots are not worth it. Or the voices warning about the cankles, or the baby fat you’ve put on.
Document now, so you’ll have no regrets later.
nerang 117 studio
Temeka had never thought of getting professional photos done all her life. When her baby Emerald was born, she was absolutely smitten. Newborns change by the day; She knew she had to find someone to document this newborn stage ASAP. When she contacted me, she emphasised she did not want to be in the photos, just focus on the baby. I tailored her package to a newborn posed session - posing Emerald on her back, on her side and on her belly as well as focussing her little fingers, toes and lashes. I delivered a variety of poses in just 1.5h. I did an obligatory family shot in the end, so Temeka would have no regrets later on. These photos are now framed on the walls of their homes.
Erin regretted not having maternity photos done with her first born child (due to COVID pandemic). She didn't want to miss out again so she opted for a family maternity session that focussed on their fleeting memories as a family of three. After her maternity session near Gold Coast with me, she immediately booked her newborn session and convincing her husband was super easy too, because our photoshoot is super relaxed and effortless!
the spit, gold coast
Lily and Lachlan wanted to book me as their Gold Coast maternity photographer specifically for my beach portraits. When Lily contacted me, she was determined that she wants her pregnancy photos done in the pink pastel sunset like she saw in my portfolio. "Breathtaking." she describes. I am honoured to do their newborn photos in my studio in the coming weeks as well when baby Leon is born!
in home session in southport
Sheaulei's house was perfect for an in-home lifestyle sesssion as it is filled with natural light with big north-facing windows and sheer French curtains. When Sheaulei contacted me about a bump to bub session, I was stoked! Newborn twins is every photographer's dream. Unfortunately as the twins arrived prematurely we were unable to do her dream Gold Cost maternity photoshoot. I was on an emotional roller coaster with Sheaulei when she shared her birth story with me. When we finally met for the first time during our newborn session I really thought I was catching up with an old friend. Even till now I love watching story updates of her twins on social media. She reminds me of why I do what I do -- I am so so honoured to be part of her journey.
the spit, gold coast
Katie wanted her maternity photos done on the beach in Gold Coast. She was drawn to the minimalistic yet colourful sunsets The Spit brings, perfect for a romantic maternity photoshoots with her partner in Gold Coast. Their session was nothing but magical.
dreamy golden hour maternity portrait
Michaela loves flowers and dreams of a flower field maternity session. We are so lucky here in Australia we have these gorgeous canola fields in Spring time. Hikari Lifestyle Photography has full permission from the farm owners to enter and photograph in this private property.
Clare's dream maternity photoshoot would be somewhere with long golden grassy fields between Gold Coast and Brisbane. I had the perfect spot for her, and before we went to the secret location we headed to Roma Street Parklands for some flower field maternity photos. Two very different vibes yet both totally romantic. If you are not a fan of beach and water these locations will wow you!
breathtaking • moments • captured
The hikari Experience
Pregnancy can be a stressful time for Mum-to-be. Countless doctor's appointments, ultrasound appointments and scans, back pain, difficulty sleeping when nearing term... I feel you, girl. That is why I want to make this absolutely stress free for you.
My approach to maternity photography can be summed up in 3 words: stress-free, joyful and relaxed. Leave everything with me - I have over 40 maternity dresses for you to pick, and a makeup and hair artist to help you look your best. Location? Oh I have spent countless hours scouting for the best photoshoot locations - don't you worry. You simply have to sit back, rock up to your session on the day and enjoy this beautiful luxurious maternity photography service.
I will guide you through every step along the way and help you with your styling needs (make up and hair) to achieve the maternity photos of your dreams whilst helping you look and feel like the pregnant goddess you are through the elevated, luxury experience that is Hikari Lifestyle Photography.
Come on this adventure with me, and let's create fairytale-like portraits for you and your family!
photoshoots are meant to be fun and stress-free.
all maternity & newborn investment includes:
2. make it official!
Once all the basic details are confirmed we ask everyone for the creative fee to secure the date.
3. let me tailor the experience to your needs
You will receive a session prep guide & a style guide to help you & your family prepare well for your session. You will personally be invited to our home studio to try on the dresses, or I will visit your home with the dresses you've picked before our shoot.
4. your session!
On the day of photoshoot, get ready to be pampered by my hair and makeup artist. During the session I will give you plenty of guidance on how to pose for beautiful interactive shots. Zero experience needed.
5. your artwork
You will be personally invited view the final gallery on a private online gallery and select the photos you wish to print & purchase. Thereafter, start thinking about where you are going to display these beautiful portraits around your home! The artwork will be delivered to your door, zero fuss!
COLLECTION STARTS FROM $900
"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different." CS Lewis
Thank you Isabelle for taking the most beautiful family photos for us! You were absolutely amazing and patient with making sure all three of my children were comfortable and happy the whole time. The photos turned out even better than I could have imagined! These will be hanging in our hallway for many years to come. I would highly recommend Hikari Lifestyle Photography to anyone considering getting some photos done!" - The Lloyd-Morgan Family
Few days back we had the chance to have a family photoshoot with Izzy - beautiful girl inside and out. I have no words to describe how wonderful the whole experience was. She is just an amazing, talented, kind, warm person. I just love her photography style - very warm, fairy-like, pleasant. Having a family photoshoot for our little family of 3 was a dream come true. Just wanted to thank you beautiful Izzy for this. Our photos turned out to be magical. I highly recommend Hikari Lifestyle Photography and also looking forward to another photoshoot with my extended family!
"Issy made two very awkward adults and a fussy 3 month old look absolutely stunning despite the mud and rain while at the Kalbar Sunflower Festival. She made us feel very comfortable and gave great directions while shooting. Our short time together was a terrific experience, you wouldn't even pick that we were battling the cold, rain and crying baby! I usually dislike photos taken of me, but I am so in love with each and every picture we received. I couldn't recommend a photographer more. A master at her craft." - Eva
"Isabelle did both our maternity photos and newborn family photos and provided us with beautiful photos which we will always cherish. She made the whole experience easily and effortless, which is exactly what you want when you are pregnant/have a newborn. From posing to bringing everything to our home including a maternity dress for me to wear and a coffee to help us look alive! As an added bonus Isabelle was not only great with our baby, she was amazing with our dog and got very cute photos of her as well. I think our dog wanted to go home with her! I would highly recommend Isabelle for any family and maternity photos and to capture those special moments." -- Tiarnah
"Cannot recommend Izzy and Yoshi more! They made our 17m old feel like an absolute superstar and focussed on keeping it fun and relaxed so she was comfortable and happy. They didn't even care when she started to have toddler tantrums and just gave her some space to have her feelings. The photos were beyond stunning and all our family cannot wait for us to print them copies. So glad to have found such amazing family photographer and can't wait for our next family photoshoot with our twins as a family of 5." -- Jacqui
"We met Isabelle at the pier and right away felt relaxed because she had set up a little area for us, brought 2 maternity dresses from her client closet and was ready to go. she was so patient when our baby was getting upset and didn't rush us, allow us time to parent. We were so comfortable around her. Within a few days we already had some sneak peek photos sent through and not long after we had the full gallery and they were so beautiful. I can't wait to have them on display in our home. The colours are so soft and perfect. The online platform that they are sent through with is so so easy to download the photos from and you can pick which ones to print. Really easy to use. Thank you Isabelle for capturing these perfect little memories for us." -- Rileigh
"We were absolutely blown away by our maternity shoot photos. Thank you so much Isabelle for capturing this special time in our lives so perfectly. Your direction and skill behind the camera was amazing, you made us feel confident and the results were beautiful. You really are talented, and we could see how much you love what you do! We can't wait for our newborn shoot!!" -- Mel & Onur
"When I contacted Izzy I was just after a few pre-formal photos of my daughter with family. What Izzy provided was unbelievably stunning and far beyond what I was expecting. And I am not just talking about the photos, I mean the whole experience from first contact to receiving the pictures. Izzy was completely professional, prompt in her communication, went over and above to accommodate (her style guide is amazing!) and was just a pleasure all round to deal with. Her photos speak for just how amazingly talented she is. She will be my first and only choice for family pics from now on." -- The Sheck Family
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