What a blast i have had the past 2 months in nz. 

i was lucky to have a variety of photo shoots from families to the groom preparation on their special wedding day. 

thank you for being patient in waiting for me to return to my studio so i can edit. 

i am loving the fact i have to go through the many... and i mean MANY photos from the shoots, just to relive those funny moments and the blast we had when i got to meet and catch up with you all.

I had sooooooo much fun i want to do it again..... so nz peeps keep your eyes peeled on my Facebook page for a future announcement where i will be back to shoot more fun times !!!

for the sydney folk who want to capture their little ones grow or capture their family for 2016 please don't hesitate to book on in an appointment with me.

don't forget to book in asap for those newborn shoots. I hate to turn people down due to availability and as you shoot these special shoots when the baby is only 4-14days of age you can never be too prepared when booking. so even if you are 12 weeks along in your pregnancy please get in contact :) 

feel free to tag your pregnant friends on my page so we can sort them out too :) 

can't wait to capture your growing families and kids this year xxx


nz are you ready?

i am super pumped for the NZ trip where i get to snap my camera at those yummy babies and bellies and tiny toes and chubby cheeks. 

if you are in Tauranga, Waikato, Christchurch, New Plymouth get in contact via my contact page on my website or email info@sophiemcgiven.com to sort one out over the next 1.5 months coz..... 1 more day and i land in nz :)

for you Sydney folk... if you or someone you know is due in the new year make sure you book now to secure a spot for that small time frame of 4-14 days old when we photograph the tiny new babies. 

want a cake smash, christening or a sibling or family photoshoot ?? then book on in to start the year off with a great memory captured in time.



Smashing time!

had so much fun this weekend baking and icing a giant cupcake .... then seeing it get destroyed by a little mister!

lucky it was planned. :)

Very messy yet a lot of fun! 


Book on in for a cake smash, it is such a special moment to capture with all the excitement, curiosity.... and sugar high hahahaha 



Been busy!!

Starting up a business is time consuming as it is, however; being a stay at home mum with two under 3 has made it even more of a mission hahahaha. 

I have managed, although taken longer than i had hoped to finish my last session now have a few days free too myself before I go into my newborn session in a few days.

you have been keeping me busy with neat variety of photoshoots. Newborn one week maternity another as well as a family shoos thrown in there. Thank you it has been a lot of fun.

Get your bookings in before i leave for nz (27th November). And for those nz winners i will be in touch too book in those sessions with you closer to the time :)


keep smiling ...

as you never no who maybe snapping a photo :)  


That's a wrap folks.

Winners 3,4,5 and 6 have been drawn over the last 4 weeks. With the luckey winner #6 requesting not to be mentioned (just yet) because it is going to be an awesome surprise photo shoot, that i can not wait for :)

 A HUGE and I mean HUGE thanks to all the support so far,  it has been amazing. 

I feel so pumped and excited to start this journey of mine. 

So keep an eye on me and my work for snippets of my photo shoots to come and most likely more free photoshoots (as i had far to much fun with this one ).

Thanks again 

You are all amazing



Winner #3 could be you !

Where has the week gone. ??? tomorrow night we are half way through our competition... Lucky winner number three will be announced via our Facebook page at 5.30pm Sydney time.

New Zealanders you are not forgotten. I will be in NZ December 2015 - mid January 2016 and travelling around Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Christchurch and of Course Auckland for anyone who wants to enter.

So make sure you have liked our page and shared a post and / or our page. Every share you do is a chance to be in the draw to win a free photoshoot and the photos. 

Did you shared last week but didn't get a chance this week ???... don't worry it will carry over until the competition is over. 

Show your support and spread the word that we are open for business.

Congrats again to Eliza for your win last week. I can't wait to shoot your baby bump. 


Thanks to all those amazing supporters so far... 

I can not do it without you. x


Congratulations to Toni Votano for being the first winner of 6.

Toni selected a family shoot for a photo session and I can not wait to capture those cheeky grins and lovely family moments at our shoot. 

 We have another give away 5.30pm Sydney time 2nd sept ( thats tomorrow ).

All previous entries are carried over for this weeks draw and if you want a better chance to win start sharing this post and or our Facebook page. 1 share = 1 entry.

You must like our page for it to be valid. 

GoodLuck :)



Head over to our Facebook page by clicking on this link

terms and conditions:

Simply like and share our page and you could be one of 6, who will win a free photo shoot.

One photo shoot per person. You can share the page multiple times for multiple entries.  

Choose from a newborn, toddler, cake-smash, maternity or a family photo session. 

Draws will take place weekly so keep an eye out on our Facebook page where announcements will be made.

This freebie has a value of up to $499 and is not redeemable for cash. Photoshoot information can be found in our pricing page on our website. this will describe what the photoshoot contains. 

Sophie McGiven Photography is a home studio which is located in Gymea, NSW of Australia. Maternity and Family photoshoots can be shot on location, where the location is no more than a 45mins drive in any direction from Gymea. Time limit of drive is based on google maps directions using a car. 

This competition is open to Sydney and also to some locations in nz*. 



You have got to be in it to win it :)


Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me via the contact page on the website.


*I will be in Nz come this December through to mid January 2016. I will be able to shoot any lucky winners around the Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch during certain times in this time period.






The time has come..... 

We will be open for business come this weekend 22nd August.

We have a freebie competition as well as great savings on offer.

As it is our GRAND OPENING we are also offering a 50% off our photoshoots as well as our freebie competition. The competition information is listed on the freebie blog.

To scoop up our fantastic savings you must book and pay before the 1st of October 2015 to validate these savings that we offer. This discount is excluding our bundle packages and the sale prices have already been adjusted in our pricing page. Full prices will resume on the 2nd of October. 

These savings are to celebrate an exciting time in my life, where I have finally stepped out and made my business happen. It is also here to help those who maybe in the stage where your baby is due or has just been born and can not want and risk to miss out on the great savings we are offering, by waiting to see if your a winner in our freebie competition. It is also for those who just want to snap up a great deal today. all our photoshoot information is listed on our pricing page so go have a look at what we offer.

And on a plus side ... If you are a lucky winner and have purchased a photoshoot already, you can use the free photoshoot at a later date to capture those special moments or gift it to a family or friend to use. So don't hesitate to like and share our Facebook to be in to win.



little toes and little noses.... how exciting !!! and cute !!!

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact via the contact page. 

Thanks Sophie. 

Start up.

What an amazing adventure I have gone through to be here today. 

While I have been focusing in the past on my passion of newborn photography, I have enjoyed taking it further with maternity, announcement photos, cake smashes, family shoots, childrens  birthday parties, christenings and more.  

But who am I you might ask????  

So here is a little about myself, I am a very relaxed, bubbly person and occasionally will have a few blonde moment so bare with me in those times hahaha. I am a passionate person and one of those passions is towards making a career out of photography after years of study and after putting it on hold while we got married, moved over the ditch to Ozzie and raising a young family here. Finally we have settled in Gymea and boy am I in love with the place and the people in and surrounding it.

Purchasing the final bits and pieces I now have the ability to start shooting ( the camera that is ) and the studio is complete ... yahoo.

Bring on the fun times of shooting all these round mummy to be tummies and scrumptious babies I have been seeing around here lately.