Hi! I'm Kendall.
why birth / maternity / newborn / family photography?
While I love a good wedding (and I mean, love a good wedding), I decided to switch gears in 2020 after a global pandemic made weddings a less frequent occurrence and focus my photography on families. (PS - I still shoot wedding films though! That's my sister company, www.oletalanefilms.com.)
Enter family, maternity, birth, and newborn photography.
My uni degree is in cultural anthropology -- literally, the study of people. I LOVE people. And the only thing I love more than people, is photographing people! I grew up with an amazing family, and am now lucky enough to have nieces and a nephew of my own (fingers crossed for a bub of my own soon-ish)!
I shoot lifestyle, which means I'm not going to pose you (I mean, I'll pose you a little bit if you're like, HALP WHERE DO I PUT MY HANDS, don't worry, I've got you covered). I'm all about bringing good vibes, a bit of silliness, and an overall positive experience to family photography. Your kid needs a quick meltdown? All good. That's why my sessions don't have a time limit! Because why would you want to feel rushed during ANY photo session?
I do things a little differently around here. I charge a session fee, not a per photo fee. That means you get ALL the edited photos from our session uploaded to an online gallery where you have access to the digital prints. They're photos of you and your family -- why would I want to keep them from you? Beats me!
I love kids, am super passionate about photography, and would love the opportunity to document your journey, wherever you are in life. And yes, I will absolutely shoot your wedding if that's what you're here for. I love weddings; I just stopped advertising my photo services for them when the pandemic hit.
What's my favourite thing to photograph? Births. There is something so intimate, sacred, and powerful about having the opportunity to photograph a birth, and it's hands down, by far and away, one of my most favourite things in the world.
but who actually am I?
I am a wife, a daughter, an auntie (x4), a best friend, an explorer, a small business owner, a book club moderator, and a sister. I began my own business in 2017 and have been going nonstop since then! If you ask my husband, he'll tell you I'm always busy, and that's pretty accurate!
I love my clients, and I love what I do. Telling a story through photo and film has truly turned in to my calling and I am so lucky to be able to work with the people that I do.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest (I love rain, coffee, Washington red blends, flannel, and all seafood), but as my husband and I now live in Sydney, I am starting to love flat whites, thongs, extremely warm weather, a very awkward time difference, and quokkas.
can we meet?
I am always happy to meet up with my clients and potential clients for a cup of coffee, a tea, a wine, a margarita, a cupcake, a puppy, or a cheese plate. You tell me what you'd like and we'll make it happen!