Testimonials

Rachel was very patient with both my newborn and 2 year old who needed time to warm up with what was going on. She calmed both children with ease and was able to get amazing photos of both my babies to treasure forever.

Amanda Montgomery

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

We had an excellent experience with Scribbly Gum Photography. Rachel is such a great photographer. She got some amazing photos of our daughter Ruby. Rachel is so comfortable with newborn babies, she knew exactly how to settle Ruby which made the whole experience very relaxing. We would definitely recommend Scribbly Gum Photography for anyone with a newborn baby!!! 

Tarryn Lamble

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Outdoor First Birthday Photoshoot

We received Saxon’s first birthday photos today! Thank you so much once again for the absolutely stunning photos of our boy Rachel! He was a little shy and reserved at first, but once he warmed up he was living his best life. If you’re ever looking for an incredible photographer, please get in touch with Rachel. She did our newborn photoshoot also – all her work is stunning.

Rhiannon Simpson

First Birthday Photoshoot Testimonial

Having an underwater maternity photoshoot was Rachel’s idea, and let me tell you, every pregnant woman should have this experience!! I was blown away by her creativity and it was honestly the most fun I’ve had in ages. She captured my son’s first birthday, this pregnancy, and now I can’t wait for her to do our newborn photos in a couple of weeks. We have truly found the perfect person to capture our family milestones. 

At 37 weeks pregnant, the water made me feel wonderfully weightless, and I felt like a kid again. Rachel made me feel comfortable in front of the camera, was patient with my limited lung capacity and let me go at my own pace.

I was right to trust her judgement and vision. The photos speak for themselves – they’re spectacular! She somehow managed to make me look graceful, ethereal and serenely beautiful. They capture my bump and curved so perfectly, I actually started crying halfway through the viewing because I love them so much. And the experience itself – she is such a pleasure to work with. 

If you’re pregnant, do yourself a favour. Book an underwater maternity photoshoot with Rachel.

Lisa Anderson

Underwater Maternity Photoshoot Testimonial

Rachel was absolutely amazing, she captured exactly what I had envisioned for the photos and they came out even better than expected. Communication was easy and hassle free and turnaround was quick. Thank you again will definitely be re-booking soon!

Jess Cameron

Commercial Product Photoshoot Testimonial

Wollongong Professional Headshot

If I’d known that it was possible to enjoy a professional photoshoot, I wouldn’t have put it off for so long. Rachel was really helpful and accommodating in working out all the logistics – where to have the photos taken, what to wear etc. She put me at ease immediately and made the process really fun. Maybe working with small children makes her great at handling self-conscious adults who hate having their photo taken as well. I’d definitely recommend her and won’t hesitate to book her again when my photos need updating.

Catherine Hughes

Headshot & Branding Photoshoot Testimonial

Being a business owner, I was after some professional staff and clinic photos that showed who we were and what we were about. Rachel 100% achieved this from the start. She got to know what my business was passionate about and who we were and was then able to show this in the images.

Rachel herself is passionate about photography and has a sharp eye for detail – and I mean the smallest of details. Detail aside, Rachel makes you feel comfortable during the photoshoot. I could not be happier with the outcome of our photos and will be using her again when the time comes.

Rachel is amazing at what she does. From the first point of contact, to making having you photo fun, to the final touches. You cannot go wrong when working with Rachel.

Maddie West

Headshot & Branding Photoshoot Testimonial

Rachel is a consummate professional. Great at her craft, patient and thoughtful about my needs.

Yvonne Walker

Headshot & Branding Photoshoot Testimonial

Rachel went above and beyond to help me achieve the profile head shot that I wanted. She was patient and extremely knowledgeable and had the technical skills and creative thinking needed to get me what I needed!


Giselle Coromandel

Headshot Photoshoot Testimonial

Loved capturing memories with Scribbly Gum Photography. My husband and I felt very comfortable in Rachel’s presence and at ease knowing our 2 week old baby Harper was in her safe hands. Happy with our selection of images and would definitely recommend.

Tiffany Forrest

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Illawarra Baby Photographer

Highly recommend Rachel & Scribbly Gum Photography. Rachel captured our gorgeous little Violette in a way we couldn’t have imagined! She knows how to take the best shots, with her expertise & professionalism – thanks Rachel we love your work.

Glenda Papac

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

I can not recommend Scribbly Gum Photography enough! Rachel is the most easiest going/professional photographer I’ve met. I had my daughter during Covid and was worried I wouldn’t be able to get a good quality photographer to capture those precious moments. Rachel went above and beyond to get the most perfect photos, it was nothing short of chaotic with my newborn and dog. Rachel was very understanding and patient, stopping numerous times for my daughter to feed and to calm my over excited dog. Nothing was too much for Rachel we had numerous headbands we wanted photos with it was no drama at all. Rachel contacted me when she was editing the photos to arrange a time to view and pick out the ones we wanted to get blown up. We weren’t sure which ones as we had so many, and we needed the photo to be the right size for the spot we were putting it in.

Rachel guided us through this whole process and we couldn’t thank her enough! We have beautiful memories that will last a life time and it’s all thanks to Scribbly Gum Photography. We will be recommending Rachel and her business to all of our friends and family.

Stacey Ferguson

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Nature Inspired Newborn Photography

Rachel is an amazing photographer, she captured both maternity & newborn shots for us. 

Rachel was just superb with our little man William, she settled him so well and he performed brilliantly with her help 😂. 

We can’t thank Rachel enough and would happily recommend her to anyone. We loved her work so much we flew her to another state to work with her!! 

Thank you very much Rachel!

Mitchell Parkins

Maternity & Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Newborn Photography At Home

“Thank you Rachel for our beautiful album. We love it and are so grateful to have the beautiful memories of our little family forever to look back on.

I highly recommend Rachel for a photoshoot! Both my maternity and newborn photos were just what I was looking for. I’m also amazed you were able to keep Frankie [their dog] still! Rachel captured forever memories for us all and made every photoshoot enjoyable. I still can’t believe you were able to keep Maddie asleep for the whole 3 hours! Thank you!”

Erin Collier

Maternity & Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Newborn and Mum and Dad Family Album

Rachel was amazing with my baby and made so much effort to ensure she was warm and comfortable. As a result of this, my baby was great during the shoot and there were lots of opportunities to get a variety of photos. Rachel also brought everything needed for the baby and family shots at our home. My favourite part of the whole experience was watching the amazing slideshow for the first looks at the photos. It was an extra touch that I was not expecting and was a great way to choose which portraits to order prints of.  I would and have recommended Scribbly Gum Photography to my friends. We were absolutely blown away not only with the newborn baby photos but also the photos of our toddler who is so hard to get a natural smile out of! I love that the final product is ready to hang and all of our products are of an amazing quality. Rachel’s attention to detail did not go unnoticed including the presentation of the final products which made it feel very special to open!

Sallie Simsons

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

pet photography

Thanks so much Rachel!! We couldn’t be happier with Ruby’s photos! She is such a little poser! It was so fun doing the photo shoot and even more exciting seeing the final product! Would recommend your shoots to anyone!! Thanks again!

Brooke Pearce

Pet Photoshoot Testimonial

Professional Family Photos

Rachel did such a fabulous job with our family portraits! Her consultative approach and knowledge of the local area meant we ended up with beautiful photos that are true to our relaxed style! We are extremely happy with the end result of our prints and suit our home perfectly.

Maja Castricum

Family Photoshoot Testimonial

Outdoor Family Photographer

A big thank to you Rachel for your patience and professionalism in our recent family photo shoot. I’m sure capturing kids is difficult at the best of times let alone having tired and cranky toddlers to deal with. You somehow managed to get beautiful photos that we are so happy with. Thank you so much. We will definitely use you again for future events and will recommend you to other friends and family.


Louise Hickson

Family Photoshoot Testimonial

Newborn Photographer

We had a great experience with Scribbly Gum Photography. We wanted natural photos and were really happy with all of the photos we received. We weren’t sure how our 6 week old daughter would manage the shoot but Rachel was fantastic and really catered for our daughter’s preferences so she stayed relaxed throughout.
Thanks Scribbly Gum Photography for making what I thought would be a tricky situation really enjoyable with beautiful photos as the end result!

Sallie Simsons

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial

Newborn Photographer


A huge thank you to Rachel who captured such a precious time in our lives! We will forever cherish the pictures she took when our son Mason was only a few weeks old. Rachel is such a loving and patient person she made the whole experience enjoyable… even when we had surprises from a newborn without a nappy on!

Lauren Barrett

Newborn Photoshoot Testimonial