Wairarapa family portraits at Holdsworth home: Cassie, Ben and Jack


framed photos of mum and dad kissing baby on forest road, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

It was an absolute pleasure to capture Cassie, Ben and wee Jack enjoying quality time together at home. They live in a bush paradise right near Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa.


Jack was only 5 months old at this family portrait session, he's grown so much since! It's been delightful keeping in touch with the family via social media.


Their house is perched on the side of the slopes of the Tararua Ranges, and has stunning views across the valley to the hills on the other side. They have lovingly renovated the property from a somewhat eccentric colour scheme to something more modern, funky and to their taste. Including a lovely framed series of bird paintings from a calendar. Genius!


We started by taking some relaxed photos on the couch inside. Jackets were then donned for a walk down the driveway and we were joined by the dogs. This might sound dull, but when you're surrounded by thick native bush it really is special!


Jack had an outfit change and we hung out in his bedroom for cuddles with mum and dad. Cassie and Ben have decorated his room with some gorgeous details and precious treasures capturing a moment in time. Baby footprints are framed with welcome cards and a first photo.


We took our time and enjoyed each other's company, sharing stories of motherhood, maternity/paternity leave and a love of the outdoors. Working to the pace of Jack and the cool-ish weather.


Thanks so much for welcoming me into your amazing home guys.


I'm Sarah and I provide outdoorsy families who want to avoid fake poses, with documentary-style photos in the Wairarapa, that can be passed down the generations.

You might like to check out some more of my Wairarapa family photography on my website.


family portrait mum dad and baby on forest road Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mum and baby feeding on lounge at home, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

dog on carpet floor with tennis ball, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

baby lying on couch with mum, dad and dog, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer
baby held by mum, patting black dog with dad smiling, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

baby lying on couch, dad's hand on his head, mum buttoning cardigan, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

family with baby sitting on couch patting two small dogs, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

framed NZ native bird prints above winter coat hooks, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

family with two dogs on forest road, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

family walking down forest road, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mum kissing baby held by dad on bush gravel road, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

dad hugging baby with winter beanie, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mother putting socks on son, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

dad dressing baby son, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

dad kissing son's forehead with forest prints in background, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mum holding baby son in rocking chair, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mum with baby in room, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

mum kissing baby on the head, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

dad and baby sharing a laugh, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

framed newborn memories, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

forest artwork baby room, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

detail of forest animal artwork in baby's room Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

baby with teething sophie the giraffe, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

wedding photo in family home, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

framed family photo above lounge, Mount Holdsworth, Wairarapa family photographer

I'm Sarah and I provide outdoorsy families who want to avoid fake poses, with documentary-style photos in the Wairarapa, that can be passed down the generations.

You might like to check out some more of my Wairarapa family photography on my website.


Lots of love, Sarah xx

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