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  • Over the Moon Photography – The Blog!

    Hi, My name is Ann Niddrie and Over the Moon Photography is my passion.

    Welcome to my blog where you can stay up to date with my recent shoots and adventures, plus get tips for your own wedding.

    You'll see sneak peeks of family photo sessions as well as precious newborn sessions all here on the blog. To be notified when a new post is up, subscribe to the RSS feed or become a fan on Facebook.

A Wedding at the edge of the Valley.

One of the most variable factors on a wedding day is going to be the weather. We can always hope for golden rays of sunshine, however we never know what we are going to get. With relief, even when the sun doesn’t shine, the brides and grooms I meet, focus on the most important aspect of their day – getting married to their love.

Emily and Adam did just that. Their day was full of laughter, joy and friendship – between families, siblings and friends.We had a 20 minute window with threatening clouds where they were able to have their ceremony on the terrace at Echoes, before mountains mist rolled in, swirling around.

One thing I love about the people that choose me to capture their day, is their quiet confidence in who they are as individuals, and as a couple. And as much as they have great style, beautiful table settings and amazing locations, I find what is most important to each couple that comes my way, is their connection to their guests, and spending as much of their day as possible celebrating together.

Emily and Adam got ready together, and led their wedding guests to the ceremony on the terrace. After they committed themselves to each other for life, they celebrated with a lunch with their nearest and dearest. After the mist had settled in like a cosy blanket, they had a sneaky moment together to let the wonder of the day sink in. I am so grateful to have been a part of their day.

A Return to the Mountains.

A little over 2 years ago, I had the honour of spending a day with Liz & Aaron as they tied the knot on a stunningly beautiful Blue Mountains autumn day. With a fresh crispness in the air, and leaves of red, orange and gold, Aaron and Liz promised their lives to each other in Aaron’s parents’ backyard. The home in which he grew up in.

Recently Aaron & Liz returned to his childhood home to celebrate again with family – this time it was to welcome their new addition – Emily – into their lives. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be welcomed back. And I can’t wait to share your full gallery with you!

Artworks for sharing your photographs.

As much as I am committed to creating beautiful images that capture your family at a special time in your life – be it at your wedding, expecting your unborn child, or welcoming them into the world – I am also passionate about helping families find the right way to display their photos in their home, and share their photos with family & friends for now & years to come.

I believe I have found the best suppliers both locally and internationally to showcase your artworks. When researching each supplier there have been various factors that have come into consideration. Whether it be supporting an outstanding Blue Mountains based business, tracking down professional printers & bookbinders that are leaders in their craft, and sourcing and transporting everything in the most sustainable manner.

Below is a sample of some artworks created recently for clients.

Custom framing options:

Classic Albums hold 10 of your favourite photos printed on archival photo paper and housed in traditional matte pages. I find clients love to get these as gifts for family, or are an easy option for grandparents to get some pics to show off of the new addition.

Wedding & Family hand bound photo albums professionally designed by one of Australia’s leading album designers. Printed on FSC certified papers, each album is created in a printing house that is carbon neutral & comes in a protective gift box.

Check out Holly & Mike’s full album design here.

I love these new addition Portfolio Collections, hand crafted  in Melbourne using Asahi silk, they are divine to touch & are easy to store. You can purchase A collection of 10, 15 or 20 archival matte prints for safe keeping or for arranging on your photo wall. You also receive the high-res digital file for each photo purchased in your collection, for making additional prints or sharing online too.

Love, humour & grace on the mountaintop.

Jess & Steve are made for each other. Their wedding day was filled with so much joy, humour and grace it was was truly an honour to be around. Having hired a secluded hilltop retreat, Jess & Steve went about making their day exactly the way they wanted it to be down to every little detail – perhaps except for the weather.

I am so lucky to capture the special day of so many down-to-earth people. Even with wind and rain Steve & Jess were filled with love and joy, and surrounded by loved ones who were eager to celebrate them beginning their next phase of their lives together. I met Jess when she was 14 years old, and have seen her grow into a delightful and generous woman who has found her match for life. Every person present on their special day had a story to share of joyous moments shared, of admiration and love for this wonderful pair.

Inspired by Pippi Longstocking

Sometimes when there is a new arrival in the family it isn’t all roses. There can be a little sibling rivalry, even when the sibling is of the fur covered kind. Astrid at 10 days old has captured the hearts of Caolyn & Ben but her ‘brother’ will need a little warming up. On a glorious autumn day I met Carolyn & Ben in their home in Winmalee, basking in the joy of little Astrid, named after the famous author of the Pippi Longstocking stories. We even ventured outside to enjoy the fresh air, bird song and warmth.

Carolyn & Ben received a gift voucher for their newborn photo session, having put it on their Baby Shower wish list. I love that idea! And what wonderful friends & colleagues to gift them such a special momento of this time in their lives.