This newborn session is extra special to me as this family are dear friends of ours. We were anxiously awaiting the birth of their little girl, and a few days after she arrived I headed to their place for a newborn session. I love doing newborn sessions at the family's home because it's more laid back, which allows us to follow the baby's lead. With a brand new baby, life can be pretty unpredictable so I always leave plenty of time for nappy changes, nursing etc. I try to keep things completely relaxed and stress free!Read More
Just a few weeks after we took Liv's maternity photos, baby Faye entered the world on a Sunday morning (just like my eldest daughter!). Five days after that, I went over to Liv and Dave's cute Eastern Suburbs apartment to photograph the new family. I was reminded that there is nothing like the newborn bubble - those beautiful, magical, sleepless and fleeting first few days of parenthood. What a ride it is to be a parent, and what a blessing it is to photograph such precious memories for other families!Read More
I am super excited about today's post! If you read my post on organising your personal photos, you'll know that I'm passionate about memory keeping. I joke that our house is like a shrine to ourselves because we have so many of our family photos displayed. I love being surrounded by memories of the most special milestones in our life, from getting married eight (!) years ago to bringing our eldest to the hospital to meet her new sister. I really don't think you can have too many photos on your walls, and some experts even say that family photos boost your child's self esteem and enhance their feeling of belonging.Read More
One of the best things about my job as a yoga teacher is getting to know all of the wonderful women who come to my prenatal classes. This is especially true for the periods of time when I was pregnant and teaching. I got to compare bellies, and share all those milestones right alongside the other mums-to-be. Like this mum, who had her baby a few months after I had Hazel. It was so nice to get to meet her baby, and share stories about our respective bubbas. I'm just so honoured whenever I'm invited in to document these early days; they are so precious.
Recently, our friends had their first child: this roly poly delightful little guy. Our daughter is just obsessed with him and smothers him with kisses and cuddles whenever she gets the chance. He is pretty cute, and I was happy to squeeze in an afternoon session with him and his parents one day last month (his parents prefer to remain anonymous, hence just the baby photos). We missed that sleepy newborn stage, but I think it's just nice to have family photos, whenever that may happen.
Not long after our maternity shoot, Lorraine gave birth to her gorgeous little girl, Heron. I visited the new family of four about 10 days after, and got to photograph Heron in all her newborn glory. I could not believe it when the very first photo I snapped happened to capture a sleepy newborn smile! What are the odds?
A few weeks after shooting Katia's maternity photos, I got to meet and photograph her lovely newborn son, Daniel. When I arrived he was lying in his crib, expertly swaddled and fast asleep. I couldn't get over his squishy newborn cheeks and button nose. And the swaddle, well that brings back so many memories… I'm telling you, doing newborn sessions is dangerous!
Here he is! The little guy from Vanessa's belly. This was a pretty quick shoot, done inside because of the blustery weather. He was 3 weeks old and such a sweet little bub. Lots of sleepy stretches and newborn coos, such a delight.
A week after taking Helen's maternity photos, little Hannah entered the world early on a Sunday morning. I went to visit the new family of four when she was just five days old. A tiny little thing (weighing under 3 kg!) with the sweetest cheeks and pouty lips, she made the perfect model. I could have photographed her all day. It was almost enough to make me clucky, almost...