Category Archives: Portraits

Mel + Chris

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

I was all set to show you a wedding blog today but after a walk along the beach with my bestie and a baby shower I was feeling all warm and fuzzy and thought I would share some sun kissed shots from Mel’s recent maternity shoot. I took inspiration from the three white flowers in her head band and put together a delightful little blog of a little baby who we cant wait to meet.



Lindsay + Daniella

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a five reason to smile, four spinning wheels, three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

I have been waiting to show you these photos. This was the winner of our comp a few months back Daniella and her family. The photos couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. It was spring, the forrest was springing forth with new life and Daniella was about to be as she was weeks away from having her forth baby. We took the opportunity to get some wonderful family and baby bump shots that warm my heart. I want to have little girls so I can have photos just like this!

I cant wait to meet the new edition to the fam, a little boy named Isaiah who is a cutie like his sisters.

So enjoy these beauties.

Love Carly xoxo

Grace + Charlie

I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph my  favourite family. I knew it would have some challenges (mostly in the form of a bubbly constantly moving two year old commonly known as Charlie) but with this family I knew it would be a real laugh.

Jenny and I headed up to Houghton to get some gorgeous maternity shots and the family came to meet us for a frolic in the field as I snapped away. My snapping was very quick and there was lots of running involved to keep up with Charlie but as usual Grace dazzled with her smile and gorgeous blue eyes and Jenny looked stunning, can you believe she is eight months pregnant!

For those of you who know this amazing family I think these photos here are pretty accurate to what they are like…. Fun, playful, beautiful, funny, affectionate and full of love.

Enjoy these photos and I can guarantee there will probably be some more pics featuring these two little ones and their new baby brother or sister very soon.



  • Rebecca Trestrail - So beautiful! I didn’t know Jenny was expecting her third bub. Congrats Jenny 🙂

  • Sarah Diment - Gorgeous photos Carly, perfect!

  • Tracy Morris - These are so seriously beautiful I welled up a little. Awesome job Carly x

  • Karla Brown - Wow Carly these are fantastic! What a beautiful family!!! I want so many of these pics 🙂 xxx

  • Erica Diment - Absolutely beautiful. Inside and out.

  • Kimberly Gilmour - Gorgeous photos carly, looks like it was a fun photoshoot!

  • Sarah Baldwin - Carly these are just beautiful 🙂

  • LiznGeoff Diment - These are so wonderful and you really captured our precious family! Well done Carly Stirling.

  • Jenny Wichert - Stunning pics!!

  • Jasmin Skene - Jenny you stunner!

  • Jasmin Skene - Such a stunner!

Daniella + Lindsay

I first photographed Lindsay and Daniella with their two gorgeous little girls earlier this year (look here).  They thought they would treat themselves to an anniversary shoot and get some updated photos that were, fun, vintage, included lots of pretty detail (including Daniella’s love for shoes) as well her amazing talent for cooking… Yes I gave into my sweet tooth on this one and enjoyed some vanilla macaroons with caramel butter filling, for the record they were amazing and Daniella you can have me over for cupcakes, cookies or dinner anytime!

It was such a great day and the fields of Stirling and the old train yard at Mt Barker acted as a perfect backdrop to this adorable shoot that I just adored photographing.

Enjoy, Love Carly xoxo

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