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Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay

At the beginning of this year my dad turned 60 and took us all down south to Bunker Bay for a family holiday to mark the occasion. I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a birthday to be honest, it was such a wonderful trip, with so many special memories made.

Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay

My parents have always filled their home with family photos, and since they didn’t have any photos of our entire family together, I booked a family photo session with amazing Holly Murphy as a surprise birthday present. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier with this decision! Holly is an amazing lifestyle photographer – she made us all feel at ease and somehow managed to get a heap of very natural photos of all us (including the kids!) all looking at the camera. I am floored. As someone who is constantly trying to get a photo of all three of my kids at once, i can’t get over how she did it. Even more shocking is that my Mom and I usually manage to have at least one of us with our eyes closed in family photos – and here we both are, eyes open! Magician!

It’s just too wonderful to have all these photos of my parents, and my brother and his girlfriend, and Chris and my kiddos – all of us together. My heart might burst.

Anyway, I love how these photos turned out so much that i couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favourites with you! This is fair warning that a massive photo dump is about to take place ;)

Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay
Megan Nielsen family photo session with Holly Murphy in Bunker Bay

© Holly Murphy Photography

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Cherie
Cherie
4 years ago

Wonderful photos, you have a beautiful family, and a beautiful you!

PsychicSewerKathleen
4 years ago

Happy Birthday to your dad Megan (my 60th was in 2014)! What a brilliant birthday present to have the day professionally photographed. I never would have thought of it but it was an inspired and thoughtful gift that everyone (especially your children!) will value for many years to come. It looks like everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day :)

Johanne
Johanne
4 years ago

Amazing photos, such great memories. We can feel the joy and love through those pictures. What is the dress you are wearing, did you make it yourself? It’s gorgeous, yet simple and flattering.

Francesca
Francesca
4 years ago

Thanks for sharing these precious family pics…very natural indeed
….to be treasured forever….great photographer….felt like I was there..thankyou ?

Kathryn
4 years ago

What a lovely birthday present for your dad, and what gorgeous photos! You’ve given me an idea now for my dad’s next birthday as he has family photos everywhere too! Thanks.

Cynthia
4 years ago

Hi Megan!

these pictures are truly lovely, the happiness truly comes through and scrolling through them brought a smile to my face even though I only know you from reading your blog :)

Have a great day!

Lynne
Lynne
4 years ago

Such beautiful and creative photos. It really captures the joy in your family.

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Sam
Sam
23 days ago

Thanks Meg! I love Bunker Bay because it’s just a few minutes walk to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and often see Kangaroos in the area. It’s great that the beach is calm water so people like me who can barely swim, are safe! Great photos, I’ve saved some to Pinterest!