Steering the Mothership

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Operating as usual




And then there was 5! Beautiful Brody joins the Davies clan πŸ–€




I can imagine the kids looking back on this photo one day when they’re all grown πŸ–€


I strive to capture the β€˜moments in-between’.
Us Mums rarely have candid photos with our babes as we’re often the ones with the πŸ“·πŸ€


A share from a recent session with a lovely family! This was the last photo taken & I can hardly deal 😍🐾


A little more Aspen 🌸

This was one of my most relaxed and cruisy photo sessions! It was also FILLED with love πŸ’—


Good morning 🌻


The Slattery fam with their latest addition - darling Sienna 🌸 Not many mums are game enough to try a newborn session at the beach with 3 kids but it paid off for these guys! Connor and Indi were loving on Mum, Dad and their baby sister πŸ’ž


The gorgeous Hancock family that I have seen grow over the last couple of years. I loved meeting and photographing their latest babe, Emilie πŸ’•


A mumma and her 4 girls! All so beautiful, inside and out 🀍 This session kept me on my toes, it was nice to see their individual personalities and bonds shine ✨


This page has been very neglected πŸ™ˆ

I’ll share some session favs from the last few months, all such beautiful families πŸ“·πŸ€

This at-home session was very special and miss Poppy stole a piece of my heart ✨ Have to love when pets join in on the fun too 🐾


Our friendship spans almost two decades,
I watched her adore all of our babies over that time. We always knew she would be the most beautiful, gentle and loving Mum one day. I watched her very patiently wait her turn. After years of trying, my heart broke for her when she was told this dream may not be possible.

But miracles do happen and my gosh was this precious girl worth the wait.

🀍 Aspen 🀍


To my lovely clients who have trusted in me to capture some of the most important moments in your life - thank you 🀍 I never get over the special connections shared and how unique each family is ✨ Also, a big thank you to my friends, family and past clients that continue to support me on this little photography journey of mine!

Wishing you all a safe and very Merry Christmas πŸŽ„



A new baby in the house is a big change for everyone, especially older siblings. These two got to have a special moment with Mum while Dad held their new little sister. They look pretty happy about it too πŸ’•

Photos from Steering the Mothership's post 18/11/2020

That glow ✨🀍


This miracle is 5 years in the making. Beyond happy for these guys! πŸ’ž 09/06/2020

Take beautiful photos of your children at home – Three tips you can try with any camera!

This blog post is a few years old but still helpful for anyone wanting to brush up on their at-home photography skills.

πŸ“·βœ¨ Photos taken in and around your home have meaning, they tell the story of YOUR family.Home is the place we bring our children to after they’re born, where we raise and share tender moments with them. It’s where the belly laughs, tears and craziness happens. We often spend the most time…


Throw back to before Christmas and before I broke my foot πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Unfortunately this meant cancelling/rescheduling photo sessions for January. I’m hoping to be back on my feet and booking sessions from mid Feb ✨✨


Good morning β˜€οΈ

Business has taken a back seat this year but I'm still here and booking the occasional newborn/family lifestyle photo session for spring and summer. More info can be found at the link below :)



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Go Eagles πŸ’™πŸ¦…πŸ’›

Jack Levi - 4 days new and celebrating his first WC win!

Brooke Bentu West Coast Eagles




Love from all angles πŸ–€




Those lips and that little hand πŸ˜πŸ’™


β€œFor all the things my hands have held the best by far is you.”

Oscar John ~ 2 weeks new and absolutely divine! First baby for Courtney & Jack πŸ–€ πŸ–€ πŸ–€


That look says it all πŸ–€


His little hands πŸ˜πŸ‡


A two year old, a 2 week old and a couple of sausage dogs...what could go wrong? πŸ˜‚πŸΆπŸ’™


Having some Mum time in between big sister duties πŸ’•




This little babe is now earthside, arriving right on his due date yesterday!

Congratulations Courtney + Jack. You will be amazing parents πŸ’™




This beautiful little lady brightening up my screen on a gloomy afternoon 🌸

Our Story

Welcome to Steering The Mothership (STM), where motherhood and photography come together.

I’m Mell, the face behind STM and an accredited professional photographer. I love to create. I love to teach. I love to support and inspire fellow mothers. My other big loves are my husband, our two boys, spending time with friends & family, cooking (but mostly eating!), a hot tea, books, sunsets and of course, photography.

For me, photography is a way of reconnecting and slowing down in this fast-paced world. It reminds me to be grateful for the beauty that is in our everyday. I believe in celebrating and documenting family life with photos, not the β€˜perfectly posed’ type photos – the real ones. I like to capture connections and the small details that tell a story. I seek out that special something in each person and photograph children in a fun and authentic way.

Life, particularly the last few years, has taught me that our time here is precious. We need to do what we love and do it now. Supporting and inspiring women on their motherhood journey, teaching parents how to document their family life with beautiful photos and creating meaningful portraits is what makes my heart feel full. It’s what I love to do.

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