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). 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 session (family, newborn, maternity, I feel like I don't need to say there's never, ever been a time limit on my birth sessions!).
I do things a little differently. I charge a session fee, not a per photo fee. Yep. That means you get ALL the edited photos from our session uploaded to an online gallery. 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 shoot your wedding if that's what you're here for. Like, I'm down, I just don't really advertise it anymore! But again, I love weddings.
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!