{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} A memorable Christmas with Jen Stocks

Jennifer Stocks is one of the kindest, talented, friendliest person I know. She is an artist who takes an immense amount of pride in her work and someone who manages to capture your family’s love in a moment in time.

Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and has won more awards than she can poke a stick at! 

She prides herself on fresh, contemporary images that are honest and often breathtaking. 

She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

Jen is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West and surrounding areas.

Our family has had the pleasure of working with Jen on numerous occasions and she captures those pivotal moments between moments – you know the ones that I will want to relive as we all grow.

Jen offers a wide range of photography sessions to suit your needs. My favourite are the Sunset Sessions. These are casual afternoons spent capturing your family. They don’t take nearly as long as a full session but help update photos of growing children and families.  Plus it’s WAY easier keeping a toddler in check for a shorter period of time!

If you want to capture memories, then you need to contact Jennifer Stocks Photography today.

| Phone: 0400 858 071 |

| Facebook: @jenniferstocksphotography |

| Email: hello@jenniferstocksphotography.com |

| Website: www.jenniferstocksphotography.com.au


Jen is super keen to make sure everyone has the best Christmas ever so is offering one very lucky winner a Sunset Session*. This comes with 30 high res digital images! 

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s Facebook Page as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

*Condition: Travel charges may apply for sunset session outside the Forbes area*

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Capturing your family – Cook style.

Each and every year around this time we think back to how much we have all grown and changed over the last 12 months, if you’re lucky you can simply look towards your walls to see the changes.


When you have little people they literally change before your eyes. One day they may barely be walking, the next they’re running. Having someone with a fantastic eye capturing those moments is one of the greatest gifts.

Aimee Cook Photography is located in Bathurst and is one of the leading family and newborn photographers in the area. What I love most about Aimee is that she isn’t afraid to get down on your little one’s level to make them laugh, she is a perfectionist so won’t stop until she has that perfect photo.


Aimee is not only a great photographer but a beautiful soul, so she knows how to capture the important moments; you know, the little bits in between the big moments.

The best part about Aimee is her incredible ability in capturing the exquisite details of your newborn. She finds the little eyelashes, the flakes of skin and squishy cheeks so you can remember them for the rest of your life.


Aimee’s studio is an hub of creativity and love. Her space is so beautifully set out that you and your family feel comfortable, happy and relaxed which makes for fantastic family shots.


If you want to have your family’s memories captured then make sure you contact Aimee today:

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

| Instagram @aimee_cook |


Aimee Cook Photography is giving away to one very LUCKY nester a In-Studio Family Session valued at $695. This also comes with 20 high resolution digital files.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Aimee Cook Photography as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} The gift of memories

Today we are talking about memories.

Those precious moments that will just slip away if you do not capture them with both hands. Now saying that, some of us capture them better than others! Enter the gorgeous Aimee Cook.

Aimee has a way of capturing your precious family moments in a natural, wholesome way that will ensure in time to come you will remember all the little things.

The way your new baby smells. The smile on your husband’s face when he proudly cradles his son. All. The. Little. Things. aimee

Aimee Cook Photography is leading the creative charge in Bathurst. A local girl done good.

When you are pregnant you want someone that will make you feel comfortable and proud of your changing body and Aimee definitely does that.

Plus, once your incredibly wonderful little human arrives you want a caring and supportive person to capture your new bond in a safe environment.


One of this things I love about Aimee is that she offers hospital sessions once your baby is born. The moments following the birth of your child are quickly swept away in a blur of tiredness, feedings and general staring and to have someone brilliantly capture that special time really is the best gift of all.

Aimee Cook Photography really should be your first call this season to capture your family, just as it is.


Aimee has very generously offered a brilliant prize to one VERY lucky Nester. She is giving the gift of memories in the form of a gift voucher for $300!

To be in the running all you have to do is head over to Facebook and be a ‘liker’ of  Aimee Cook Photography,The Central Nest and to ‘like’ the competition post on our page.

For an additional entry remember to tag a friend!

The winner will be announced on Sunday 20 December 2015.

Good luck Nesters!

{This is life} IV Dress Up

Sometimes life is shit. Like really just shit.

You get diagnosed with cancer when you are young and beautiful and carefree.

Suddenly, everything is different.

You should check out the story of 21 year old Tessa Calder. iv

Tessa is a medical student who brilliantly turned to photographic fun to bring some cheer to others during her chemotherapy.

Over the past six months Tessa has compiled a series of posed photos featuring her newest companion — an IV pole.

What a brilliant idea to help bring a smile to others, as well as herself. iv2

You can read more about her story here -> ABC – Tessa Strikes A Pose

We wish Tessa all the very best for her recovery.

{‘Beautiful You’} Aimee’s new project celebrating special children

Local photographer Aimee Cook is making a difference. She is making a stand against the norm and celebrating the smiles of some very special little children.

Her latest project ‘Beautiful You’ is moving, strong and remarkably generous.

You can check it out on her blog -> Aimee Cook ‘Beautiful You’.


The first life she captured as part of the project just happens to be one of our favourite little Nesters, Darius. You can find his story here -> ‘Special Needs a mother’s story’

The Nest salutes Aimee for taking the time to create such a beautiful project.

{Prizeapolooza} Jen Stocks Photography

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Some people are just ridiculously talented. Like if you are lucky enough to be in their presence when they are creating their ‘art’ you are simply blown away. I feel that way about the wonderfully skillful Jennifer Stocks.jen stocks logoFirstly, for the purposes of being upfront I should disclose that she is a part of my family. I have known her my whole life and am proud to call her friend.

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Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As evidence of her wonderful skills and talent she has won numerous awards for her work both at a state level and nationally.


The best way to describe her photography style is fresh, contemporary, pure and simple. She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.


She is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West. I can honestly say she regularly amazes me with her sublime work and the sensational care she gives her clients.


Jen is taking some well-deserved time away from her business for 12 months to spend some more quality time with her little birdies (she has four!!) but I assure you will be back, bigger and better then ever in the not too distant future.


line4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season and to thank her wonderful clients for their support, Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. If you have had your life captured through Jen’s lens in the last three (3) years she is offering the chance to win one of your images printed onto a 20inch x 30inch canvas. This is huge and would be an amazing way to display your family’s image for a lifetime.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s Facebook Page as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and let us know! Winner will be drawn 5pm Monday 30 December 2013.