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Weddings

Smile! offers a playful and happy approach to your special day, entwined with capturing those special little moments of tears, giggles and loving looks. I use a definite mix of candid and styled photography, capturing all the detail you’ve spent months designing. Just enjoy your day, I’ll help you relax in front of the camera while I record those real and wonderful emotions. The magic continues in post production where I spend many hours creating breath-taking images that ensure your images have that ‘wow’ factor.

I am available throughout Perth, the South-West, WA and Australia, as well as Internationally for wedding commissions.

I only take a limited number of weddings each year to ensure that I can deliver highly personalised service.

Let’s talk about your special day, I’m as excited about it as you are!

Family Portraits

Smile! Portraits capture the energy, passion and humour that make every child, pet, couple and family unique.

I offer a deluxe service, which ensures I capture something special and personalised. I like to use natural outdoor locations, where we take the time to relax and get to know you. I welcome your input to create a completely unique session reflecting of you!

It’s completely normal for Smile! to deliver more than 100 images per session as I don’t place a limit on the amount of photographs taken. Your story matters more to me than anything!

Find out what makes Smile! Portraits such an ideal experience for your family.

Kids

Kids love Smile! Portrait sessions. I’ll play lots of games and interact with your child, to make the experience fun. Amongst the craziness of the shoot, I’ll also use a bit of Spider[wo]man stealth to capture those gorgeous and real expressions. You’ll wonder how I managed it!

Let’s get together for one big crazy family picnic!

Fur Babies

No need to leave your fur baby at home, I welcome the opportunity to capture the furry, scaly and feathery in your family! Armed with treats, and my own special brand of crazy noises, I’ll have your beloved pet head tilting and eating out of my hand, literally! Most importantly you’ll receive many candid creations filled with the love you and your pet share.

Let’s chat about your fur baby’s crazy antics!

Couples

Loved up lingering looks or playful and fun, I strive to capture those fleeting and wonderful moments you both share. Feel comfortable to be yourselves, like you’re chatting with a friend, as I delicately capture your story.

Let’s chat about how you met and the awesome adventures you’ve shared.

Newborns

I offer a unique and personalised approach to capturing your newborn, which honours the wonderful people who created them. You! Drink in the gazes of your partner becoming a father and enjoy that loved up Motherhood high! You’ll be delighted with the result, a heartfelt ‘I cry whenever I look at them’ feeling. There’s nothing that comes close to it!

Newborns are best photographed in their first 5-12 days, as they tend to be sleepy curly and settled at this stage. You’ll receive well in excess of 100 images per session (the pouts, the yawns, new born smiles, loving gazes), captured at my studio in Port Kennedy. I love them all!

Let’s chat, I can’t wait to meet your precious little bundle!

Fresh 48 Sessions

Raw, real, emotive and natural! Fresh 48 Sessions capture those amazing first moments of your baby’s life. It’s those first hours or days of life, when you’re getting to know the little person you’ve been so anxious to meet. These times hold so many wonderful expressions of love that shine from you when your baby makes a little noise or squishes up their gorgeous face. Pure magic! This is not a widely practiced form of photography so it’s such a privilege to be involved in your life at this emotional and beautiful time.

You may be unsure about when to arrange your Fresh 48 Session, since Bub could arrive any day! The best way to book in is let me know your due date, then no matter when your little one comes along, we organise a time within a day or two (sometimes three if you are in a private hospital, so technically a Fresh 72!!). I’ll come to the place of birth and photograph your family getting to know each other whilst in that wonderful bubble of new love.

Let’s talk about the precious life you’re creating.

Maternity

Maternity images display the love parents have for their child long before its birth. I love to hold Maternity Shoots outside in amazing locations, ideally around 32 – 38 weeks, or whenever you have a nice round bump! Capture the feminine beauty of your pregnancy, you choose what to wear, or borrow a stunning gown from my expansive collection, how much of your body you’ll show – I’ll take care of the rest!

Available as an add on to your Newborn Session.

Let’s talk about your hopes and dreams for your growing family.

testimonials

Oh Shelly, you really are amazing! Thank you so much for capturing our very special day. All of the photos are stunning! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!

Hayley & James

Shelly is absolutely amazing, she capture not only the beautiful moments but also our sneaky little ones. She was able to capture us perfectly. Her beautiful personality made everybody feel at ease, and had not just us but out whole Bridal Party gushing about her non-stop!

Emily & Beau

Shelly, our biggest THANK YOU goes to you! Chris and I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your hard work for our wedding – everything was perfect. It was truly everything we wished for and more.

Holly & Chris

Awwww Shelly – THANK YOU doesn’t quite cut it – these are seriously perfect, your are exceptionally talented! (We really are going to have to buy a new house with more wall space!!)

Julie - Baby Deacon’s Mum

Shelly!

Oh my, I just knew your work would be simply amazing – I am so speechless, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart ❤

We are so blessed that you photographed our day and eternally grateful to your beautiful soul.

We all love you!! xxxx “

Aniwa & Myron

Just in time for Christmas. My absolute favourite gift of all time. I can not thank the extremely beautiful & talented Shelly @ Smile Photography enough for capturing the most incredible and breath taking moments of our lives. We love you loads and loads and would recommend your amazing services to anyone we know!

Jess & Brad

Shelly these pictures are incredible! I would definitely recommend capturing these images to every parent. How special to look back on. Crying tears of absolute joy looking at them all. We are so in love with our Lachlan and you captured that love perfectly. You’re such an amazing photographer and friend. We love hanging out with you! Xx

Courtney & Garrath, Fresh 48