It’s always an honourand a bit scaryto photograph another professional photographer, whether it’s their wedding or family portraits. And especially when they’re as good as James Day!

      James and I have known each other since 2007 and over the years we’ve photographed together a bunch of times, especially recently since I’ve moved back to Sydney’s Northern Beaches after living overseas.

      The Days have become good friends of mine and I really enjoyed doing their portrait photography session.

      We started out getting some fun, playful photos at a local park, then moved to a field as the sun got low in the sky, giving everything a beautiful golden glow. We ended the session at the beach at twilight, getting beautiful photos of the Day family interacting on the beach and dunes.

      Their son Jake was great for most of our long portrait session, loving it when James threw him in the air and caught him, but really just wanting to cuddle up with Cath towards the end. 🙂

      We finished the session with some romantic images of James and Cath. I love the one of James lifting Cath into the air!

      Fun documentary family portrait photo of mother and father with their son on slide.
      Documentary family portrait photo of happy young boy on playground swing.
      Documentary family portrait of mother clapping while child plays on swing at playground.
      Sydney documentary family portrait of son and parents in grass at sunset.
      Sydney family photograph of child in long grass.
      Fun Sydney documentary family photograph of father giving his son a piggy-back ride.
      Fun Sydney family photograph of father putting his son on mother's shoulders.
      Fun family documentary photograph of father tickling his son.
      Sunset family portrait of mother, father, and son in field with yellow golden glow.
      Golden hour family silhouette portrait in Sydney field.
      Fun documentary photography of mother and father swinging son into the air near Sydney.
      Fun documentary family portrait of father throwing his son into the air while the mother watches at sunset.
      Fun family photograph of father and mother holding up happy son, with yellow sunset.
      Father throws his happy son into the air as the mother watches, in this fun family documentary portrait photograph at sunset.
      Portrait of laughing father catching his son after throwing him into the air to play, while the mother claps, with yellow sunset.
      Happy parents hold hands at sunset while mother carries their son near Sydney.
      Golden hour family photograph of mother, father, and son at sunset in long grass field.
      Beautiful sunset portrait of happy family, with mother hugging her son as father smiles, with sunset and long grass.
      Golden hour yellow sunset silhouette of father throwing his son into the air and catching him as mother looks on.
      Mother and father hold hands and watch their happy son ride his wooden bike in this documentary family portrait photograph.
      Happy mother claps as her son runs along Sydney beach, with father walking in background.
      Documentary family portrait of happy mother and her smiling son at Sydney beach.
      Smiling son walking with his mother in happy family documentary portrait photograph.
      Romantic portrait photograph of couple holding hands on beach at sunset.
      Happy couple running on beach at sunset near Sydney.
      Romantic portrait photograph of couple kissing on beach at sunset near Sydney.
      Romantic sunset portrait of couple kissing with man lifting woman into the air on beach near Sydney.
      Pink sunset family photograph of mother and father holding son on sand dunes at beach.
      Pink sunset photograph of couple embracing while their son plays nearby on dunes at Sydney beach.