Meet the photographer
Hello and welcome to Little Cherub Photography!
As a fourth generation Australian and Territory born, I can happily say that I am a true blue Aussie and a proud Territorian.
With my dad being the eldest of seven siblings, I grew up in Darwin surrounded by lots of family. My cousins and I loved growing up together and our funniest and most cherished memories were created here.
I often get asked how I became a photographer or how long I have been doing photography. When I was a little girl, I spotted a camera … Not just any camera, one that was shaped as a coca cola can that you manually wound up! I asked my dad to buy it for me and little did he know this was the start to my beautiful photography journey. That little camera was eventually upgraded to a film SLR, where I learned about and appreciated the fundamentals of light and immersed myself in the darkroom, until moving with the times and changing to a DSLR. With a camera that accompanied me wherever I ventured, I snapped every fun and eventful moment that life threw at me, memories I wanted to cherish for years to come.
When my son (The original ‘Little Cherub’) was born and my life changing journey to motherhood was fulfilled, my love for both family and capturing such precious times through photography naturally came together to create one big dream come true – Little Cherub Photography.
Being one of Darwin’s longest and most experienced professional photographers specialising in maternity and newborn portraiture I am as passionate about photography as the day I began.
In 2015 I was awarded the inaugural AIPP Northern Territory Professional Family Photographer of the Year.
In 2016 I was overjoyed when I was awarded the NT Epson Professional Newborn Photographer of the Year and the prestigious overall NT Epson Professional Photograph of the Year, a true honour!
I have had the honour of cuddling and photographing hundreds of newborns over the years. I find myself predicting their every move and always ensure they are safe and sound. I treat each newborn with as much care and love as I would my own and can settle them with ease.
My elegant, natural yet artistic and creative style of newborn portraiture will capture the pure innocence and every fine detail of your angelic newborn. Photographs you can look back on and that reconnect you with the emotions you had that very day.
I have sourced the best professional printers and suppliers ensuring the highest quality of prints, albums, canvases and USB’s and I would love the opportunity to capture your beautiful journey to parenthood. Please contact me, it would be my privilege to create your memorable keepsakes.
With smiles and happiness
Photos by Melanie Kellerman’