The Mother Hen

Hi I’m Hollie, the Mother Hen.  I’m an award winning maternity, birth, newborn and baby photographer operating out of a studio on Collaroy Plateau on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

I am an Accredited Professional Photographer and a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). The AIPP is the only organisation in Australia authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to accredit professional photographers. For more information on what this means to you as one of my potential clients click this link Why Use an Accredited Professional.

I am fully insured, hold a current working with children check and am fully immunised. Your family’s safety is my priority.

They call me the Mother Hen, that’s because I have a brood of four little ones myself. I’m forever clucky but know my limits.  After school and on weekends you will often see me running around like a mad chook going from here to there with kids to parties and many sporting activities. I love being busy and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Owning Hen Photography allows me to get my baby fix. Having had four little ones myself I’ve gained an intimate knowledge of newborns and babies and settling techniques.  I love seeing new parents with their little ones and the overwhelming love they have for this new life. You can rest assured that I know how to handle your baby and create a relaxing, calm and soothing environment. Time is not an issue when you are in the studio for a session, if baby needs to be fed or settled we will take a break to make sure baby is comfortable.

I capture precious moments of your little ones forever.  I use natural light and keep the images simple so you can enjoy seeing your baby in its natural beauty.  There’s no stuffing your baby into a pot plant or dressing it up like an insect.

I have fast turn around times for processing images (one to two weeks) as I know that parents can’t wait to see the images of their little ones and show them off to their family and friends.  I like to share the images with you in person as I get such a kick out of seeing your face light up when you see the images for the first time.

Image by Georgina Smith Photography