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Marriage Equality

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Marriage Equality – Australia Survay Results. 


We had some very exciting news yesterday, something that we shared with the whole of Australia. Finally, we are a step closer to equality.

As a wedding studio, we have the pleasure of seeing so many happy couples get married and to capture there day for them. All we want is for that happiness to be available to ANYONE who wants it, regardless of gender. We proudly support marriage equality!!!

Locally, Newcastle was well above the national average for “yes” votes at 74.8%. This makes us very proud to be able to work and live in Newcastle knowing that we are surrounded by like-minded people. The rest of the survey results can be found here – https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/results/results.html

At Natural Lights Photography, we take booking for any clients regardless of the colour of there skin, the religious beliefs or their sexuality. Marriage equality is about more than just marriage, Its about something greater. It’s about acceptance.

#loveislove #lovewins #happydance #abouttime #marrageequlity#exceptance #love #happyness

Love Ellen 

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2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards

This weekend just passed saw the annual AIPP APPAs (for those who don’t know – the Australian Professional Photography Awards are the biggest event in the photography industry calendar)

Every year I enter and push myself to create works outside the box. Creative pieces I maybe wouldn’t otherwise create.
The awards always give me this push and even with the stress and nail biting, Always happy for that.

Each APPA I grow and learn as a photographic artist. I am challenged, rubbed raw and ready to go again for the next year. I’m truly inspired by all the amazing works which are entered and proud to be an AIPP member and part of these awards.

This year I entered 4 works again in Analogue and Historical Process and came away with 3 Silver Awards. I am very happy!
I also entered a Photographic Book this year – a hand bound cyanotype one off artist book. Although my Book did not score an award, it provoked interesting discussion and debate with the judges. It challenged what is a book and pushed ideas further – for that I am extremely happy!!!

Congratulations to all the category winners – the works you have created blow me away! To all the finalists and every one awards – thanks for entering. Seeing all the works you make is part of what keeps me inspired and coming back for more each year!!!

Thanks to the AIPP – such a fantastic family to be a part of!!!


– Danielle

Newborn Photography- Baby Mia.

Newborn Photography Baby Mia by Natural Lights Photography.

After having the pleasure of photographing Anni and Nick’s maternity images, they once again came to the studio to have their precious new arrival photographed. After much feeding and cuddles, we got Mia settled and got some of the amazing images you see here! Both Annie’s parents were visiting from overseas, therefore, we included them the new grandparents in the pictures too. Capturing this special moment for the whole family.

Love Ellen.

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For newborn photography bookings please contact us HERE.

Newborn Photography. Baby Mia. Newcastle.

Newborn Photography – Baby Grace!

Newborn Photography by Natural Lights Photography.

One of my longest time friends Sarah and her soul mate, Luke have started their journey with Hannah. I have shared in ups and downs, laughter and tears and I’m so happy to share in the arrival of baby Grace! She is a perfect bundle of joy! Big sister Hannah cannot get enough of cuddles!! You all melt my heart to see the love you all have for each other. Thank you for allowing me to capture this most precisions time.

Newborn Photography. Sydney.


AIPP Council 17/18

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is the professional governing body for photographers in Australia. The AIPP works tirelessly for our industry and members in so many areas we all benefit from year after year. I myself have been an AIPP member for the last 9 years and have now been able to give back to the AIPP. I have been elected as President for NSW Council for the second year in a row and I am very excited to continue this role. With my fellow council members, last year we started working on some new and exciting state policies and programs and now I am looking forward to continuing that work! Thank you again to all the members who voted for me! I feel very honoured to be here!

– Danielle

What a pleasure it was shooting with Ellen for the Mortels Sheepskin shoot. Such an amazing eye for location and detail, great direction and lots of fun to work with. It's clear that this talented young person has an incredible future in photography ahead of her.

Jacci July 2016

Amazing. Simply Amazing. Could not be happier!

Kirra June 2016

In 2011 Danielle photographed my cousins wedding and the pictures were amazing! Last week she photographed my 8 week daughter. She had a hard morning with my squirming VERY awake and "not having anything to do with it" baby and the pictures are incredible! If you're looking for a great photographer, Danielle is your lady! Thankyou so much!

Katrina Nov 2015

Natural Lights photography recently covered our wedding. From start to finish they were complete professionals. The direction, the ability to capture the right moments and there friendly nature made the whole experience unforgettable. We knew the prints would be amazing but we were still blown away with the results. Couldn’t recommend more highly! We’re are so happy we chose them!

Kathryn and Matthew 2015

I wouldn’t chose anyone but Natural Lights Photography for my photos. I think the results speak for themselves but they make the whole experience fun and easy going with no awquardness about being in front of the camera. There dedication to the art and work is admirable and definitely something you don’t see I everyone. Weather it is family portraits, wedding portraits or anything in-between. I can’t recommend them enough. Awesome people and awesome photographers!

The Bartlett Family 2015

Danielle is easy to work with, great laughs and takes amazing photos! Would recommend her to anyone wanting beautiful photos that capture the moment perfectly.

Murielle Sassine 2015

The Natural Lights Photography team are highly talented photographers with great energy and a real creative flare. They have photographed both my pre wedding shoot and wedding, my photos are incredible and I would highly recommend them as they are a pleasure to work with and they make the whole Experience enjoyable. My husband and I loved having them shoot for us and I look forward to using Natural Light’s plenty in the future

Samantha and Ron 2015