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Family Photography: Rees Family

Rees Family Photography by Natural Lights Photography

Recently I travelled out to meet with Bec, Heath and their amazing kids. I first met Bec and Heath for their wedding, almost 6 years ago! Since then, every year we celebrate the year with updated family portraits.

I was such a pleasure to see them all again. Immy has grown so much but not as much as her twin brothers! Last time, these two were newborns! Now they are so full of personality – giving their sister a run for her money!!!

Starting off at the house and making the most of the new room out the back and its beautiful light, we worked through some more stylized images. Immy still wanted to sit how she wanted, moving and dancing within the frame! Oli and Hudson were total gems, sitting and watching me while sharing quiet moments with each. I’m sure they were wondering just who this funny lady was wiggling around in front of them!

Once out in location, we all had lovely time – we come back to Nurrangingy Reserve each year – being the location for Bec and Heath’s wedding. It is such a wonderful feeling meeting back up with these guys, seeing how the kids have grown and reconnecting again. Clients don’t always become friends – but Bec, Heath and their family certainly have.

Love Danielle

For family photography bookings please contact us at www.nlphotography.com.au and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Family Photography, Rees Family Portraits.

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.



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

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

Danielle was an absolute delight to work with and the images speak for themselves. She shot in a natural, casual way (exactly what we wanted). My guests barely knew she was there. Such a pro!

Kim - March 2017

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

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

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