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I’m a bit excited. Wanna know why? Because I’m about to embark on a three-edition, 12 month advertising campaign for my beautiful, lovely, very special product called Your Family Story. In which magazine you ask? The gorgeous, luscious, heartfelt Little ONE Baby. I met the associate editor Amy in Bendigo a couple of months ago […]

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2011 is drawing to a close and it’s time to look back on the year that was. I’ve had some outstanding highlights this year: the business was based in Canberra, Sydney and Berlin. The camera workshops went really well, I helped some businesses get further along in their marketing and I captured some amazing and […]

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Jules - January 3, 2012 - 11:38 am

Beth, these photos are just beautiful. You are quite amazing. Lauren and Angus will treasure these so much when they’re older. Your family must be very proud of you too!

Beth Jennings - January 19, 2012 - 6:54 pm

oh thanks so much Jules! It’s an ongoing addiction – photographing these people!

Fiona - May 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Happy Tears, Inspirational and I’m jealous of your talent. That’s all I’ve got to say : )

Beth Jennings - May 29, 2012 - 11:57 am

Thank you SO much Fiona, that is such a lovely thing to say. Happy tears!? Wow, that’s really cool, thank you for making my day with such a lovely comment!

The story begins with a British chap called Stephen transferred to Sydney with work. Enter Teena, a fateful encounter at a work function, and the rest, as they say, is history. [youtube_sc url=”″ modestbranding=”1″ autohide=”1″] Teena and Stephen live in Sydney with their little man Noah. He was always going to be called Noah, […]

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Gail Wooldridge - December 5, 2011 - 11:05 pm

For a mum to see her first borne so incredibly loving and happy is just fabulous. These photographs have captured the essence of the family relationship and I feel so very proud to know that this little family is part of mine.

From a very proud grandma, mother and mother-in-law.

Best wishes
Gail xx

Beth Jennings - December 6, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Gail what an amazingly proud thing to say. Thank you so much for taking the time to put down your thoughts here. It’s so great that you’re so proud of your family and that this collection reflects all that you see in them. Bethxxx

As a family, David and Alissa always want family photos.  The trick for them is finding someone with a trained eye, that can see everyone there.  They have two lovely boys, Harry (Henry, actually, but known as Harry) and Archer, otherwise known as Arch or Archie.  Archie is just one month old.  This is a […]

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David Pearson - December 1, 2011 - 10:22 am

Dear Beth

You have helped us to capture a series of memories for our family that are at once beautiful, fragile and unique. The glorious collection of our family, our Slice of Heaven, are a constant reminder of how lucky we are and the joy of living and love that binds us.

Thank you so very very much

Alissa, David, Harry and Archer

Beth Jennings - December 2, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Wow David what an amazing comment, thank you so so much. I loved creating this beautiful collection for you, and I love that you love it all so much!
You are so very very welcome.

When I met with Terry and Mia, and heard about their unique family, I thought, you bet, let’s go! They own Foxy’s Landscapes, and have been contributing their amazing design and landscaping skills to the Canberra region for years.  They’ve been so busy meeting other people’s needs that they were forgetting their own. They knew […]

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Kathy - November 10, 2011 - 8:02 am

Beth. Those pictures are stunning. What a beautiful family (and garden).

Beth Jennings - December 2, 2011 - 2:19 pm

:) Thank you Kathy for your thoughts you are so right, they are a stunning family and their world is really something to behold.

It’s really something, bringing a new baby into the world.  I mean, really, something. Katti and Björn have just had their second baby, Bent. He now accompanies his big brother Jan.  Katti and Björn are from northern Germany, (Bent is in fact a Danish name). I met them here in Hannover in 2007. When I […]

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Marianne Blöcker - September 5, 2011 - 2:40 am

I am very happy to see this little family in such nice fotos.
I wish I could have such nice ones of my sons family! Which is lovely , too, of course.
Thank you, where ever you are!

Beth Jennings - September 6, 2011 - 8:27 am

Hello Marianne! Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Yes, I feel every family deserves to have this kind of photography, it’s a very unique way of photographing family, purely my own! Keep in touch, you never know I may just return one day to Hannover!

Brent and Fiona are from Australia and currently enjoying raising their sons Tom and Sam in Berlin. They live in a beautiful home which is temporary, just as their previous home was in Switzerland.  They feel that capturing the essence of their family in its present form is important because the boys are growing up […]

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Trish - September 18, 2011 - 8:42 pm

These are beautiful, Beth! I love the very first one, with the blown-out window but the greenery outdoors is reflected in the cabinet. I love looking for the little surprises in your pictures.

Beth Jennings - September 26, 2011 - 11:29 am

Thanks Trish for your comments and insights – I love the details that you always manage to spot :)

Welcome Emilia, to the world! The arrival of a newborn baby brings people together in a very special way.  Matthias’ parents came from Vienna and Clare’s flew all the way from Melbourne.  They had just three days together.  Clare and Matthias decided that capturing the moment was important to have for the future.   In our planning […]

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Clare J - August 13, 2011 - 4:52 am

Wow, these photos are just gorgeous, I am a good friend of Clare’s – the images really capture the love between the families. I love the soft light too, and the pale colours. She is a bundle of sugar (the baby that is), can’t wait to meet her.

Anika - August 14, 2011 - 4:34 am

Really beautiful images…the moments you captured are so perfect to keep for a lifetime-a wonderful story. I love the honest moments you captured what seems very quietly, just lovely.

ELK - August 14, 2011 - 1:01 pm

i love clare’s blog ..and this stunning simple . yet intense series of photographs touched my heart really captured the essence of the day and the feeling of family .

Beth Jennings - August 19, 2011 - 9:26 pm

Thank you so much Elk for having a look here at Clare’s images, she keeps a beautiful blog herself too. I”m so pleased that you can feel the essence of the day in the images – hard to do but very rewarding when it happens!

Beth Jennings - August 19, 2011 - 9:27 pm

Very quietly indeed…yes it was softly softly. A delicate line to walk between being there and not being there. Thank you Anika for taking the time to share your thoughts :)

Beth Jennings - August 19, 2011 - 9:28 pm

A bundle of sugar indeed!! She is a lovely little girl and very lucky with such a great family around her. Thank you Clare for taking the time to write your thoughts I really loved to read what you had to say!!

In the beginning, you don’t have much. It’s all about making plans and creating something together. My parents describe their early days when my sister was five and I had just been born. They moved us to the beautiful Blue Mountains to an old house that my Dad completely rebuilt over the next ten years. […]

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Margaret is one pretty amazing woman.  She’s a single mum raising two boys.  She has the added challenge that they both have Autism. Margaret was publicly awarded last year for her achievements as a mum managing her two boys Sam and Jack.  Part of the celebration was to have her 2011 family story captured with […]

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This week I was awarded the 2011 ACT AIPP Epson Professional Photography Awards runner up Family Photographer of the Year. I’m absolutely wrapped.  It’s a tough gig, to have my work assessed against incredible competition.  In celebrating this fantastic announcement, it is appropriate to showcase the latest family I have been working with. Kate rang […]

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Mark and Lynelle had always wanted to have some photography of their family.  Problem was, they looked but couldn’t see what they liked in terms of style and execution.  For years, they said, this had gone on…until we crossed paths! Lynelle in particular was so excited about having real photography done of her growing family.  Their […]

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Janet & John - March 1, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Beautiful photos, even though we are biased, we are very proud of them all especially the different ways they have all been there for Lynelle when she has needed them. Love to you all.

Kathy Ireland - March 2, 2011 - 5:28 am

Love these. I am especially enamoured with the one of Lauren’s “burst of joy”. Gorgeous!

Beth Jennings - March 2, 2011 - 8:38 am

Thanks so much Kathy!!!! It was a really lovely session, very rewarding. And your comment comes all the way from Toronto!!! How’s Jess going? I bet she and Lauren would get along like a house on fire :) send my best wishes to your gang xx

Beth Jennings - March 2, 2011 - 8:50 am

They really are a lovely family aren’t they? And courageous to put themselves in front of the camera. They were very natural in the wall style, so the pictures are very real. The result really shows how close they are to one another. Thanks for your thoughts Janet and John!

Lynelle - March 2, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Beth, you have captured the simplicity and atmosphere of our Friday Night Picnics so well. We enjoyed sharing our formula of family + food + fun, and appreciated how you were both there and not there, taking photos while appearing to just hang out with us for a while. We love the result, thank you.

Beth Jennings - March 2, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Wow thanks Lynelle! All credit to you, you all took my direction so well at the start, and behaved normally with the usual degree of spontenaity as well. I’m glad you say I was there without being there…I wish I was invisible really, so that’s the best feedback, thank you again Lynelle! All the best… x

Amy Gibson - March 9, 2011 - 3:18 pm

These photos are great- I was going to try and name a favourite one, but can’t :)

Actually maybe I can, the photo of Lauren picking flowers with the clouds approaching from the left. That one took my breath away.

Beth Jennings - March 9, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Awww thanks Amy!!! That late afternoon light was so great, very inspiring!! Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look…it is fascinating isn’t it, what we end up with?

Sami - March 22, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Just divine!

Beth Jennings - March 22, 2011 - 9:50 pm

You are SO right Sami, they are divine!!! What a treasure trove they have!