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Melita Whittle is a family photographer based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland Australia specialising in documentary photography. Servicing the Gympie Region, Wide Bay, and the Sunshine Coast.

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THE STORIES

"History happens, and with it memories but photographs alone are able to capture it in frame."

JEN MARKERT

 

ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME | THE SIMPSON FAMILY

"My family are my asset," declares Babcia

 

Anna was celebrating a milestone birthday and as a gift to herself, she wanted to have the morning with her children, Ethan and Elli, and loved ones documented. What immediately stood out to me was their genuine connection, playfulness and affection for one another and their deep reverence for Babcia (Polish for Grandma).

 

As I was observing them laughing and interacting, I commented to Babcia what a remarkable family she had. With genuine emotion and conviction, she said to me, “my family are my asset. I keep my needs simple. As long as I have my family, I don’t need anything else. Family … and good coffee.” Amen to that! The warmth of these people made an impression on my own heart. I was not just the photographer but was made to feel welcomed and included. 

"I CAN'T THANK MELITA ENOUGH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WORK SHE DID. HER TALENT IN CAPTURING THE DAY, THE FAMILY INTERACTION AND LOVE WAS UNSURPASSED. SHE CAPTURED EVERYTHING ABOUT MY FAMILY SO ELOQUENTLY". A.S

 

THIS ONE AFTERNOON | THE EASTON FAMILY

An unseasonably warm Winters afternoon at home on the farm with no place to be. 

When I arrived at their property I immediately knew it was going to be a good afternoon. The boys, Miles and Lewis, walked out of the front gate to greet me, big beaming smiles and their hand out stretched to shake my own. Alison and Jason were gracious, friendly and at ease. What more could I ask for?

'THANK YOU MELITA. THE GALLERY LOOKS SOOO GOOD. I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL THE THINGS WE HAD DONE THAT DAY - SUCH A GREAT MEMORY. WE ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH YOU; SUCH A RELAXING EXPERIENCE." A.E

 

+ ONE | THE LANGLEY FAMILY

And then there was two. Oh how I love this little family.

"OH MELITA, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START. I'M ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY BY THESE PHOTOS. WE WERE STILL SETTLING INTO A LIFE AS A FAMILY OF FOUR AND OUR LITTLE VICTORIA WAS ONLY JUST LEARNING WHAT HER LIFE WITH A BABY SISTER WOULD LOOK LIKE.  YOU'VE CAPTURED EVERYTHING THAT IS 'US' IN SUCH A STUNNING WAY. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH." A.L

"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."

EMILY DICKINSON

WONDERING WHAT SESSION WITH YOUR FAMILY MIGHT LOOK LIKE?