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Arlo…Brisbane Newborn Photographer

Inside our hearts were breaking…

our dreams were crushed you’d say…

Then suddenly light shining…

a rainbow on it’s way…

We let our hearts be open…

in hopes they’d fill with love…

that we’d be rewarded…

with a miracle above.

 

Now this story is a special one and it starts a long time ago back in 2011. In an ambulance, in the early hours of the morning, in my other job, I went racing to another hospital to pick up a very small, very premature, very sick little baby. When I arrived, I was met by just that, but he was also a fighter. I met his mumma and papa and our journey together began. After months in NICU, many highs and many more lows, that little fighter went home and I have been lucky enough to stay in touch with that gorgeous little guy and his family since then. In fact, over the years, they have practically become family to me. Super excited for me when I welcomed each of my own little babes and helping me out along the way….in fact this little warrior’s nanny came to my house on Christmas eve and helped me (cough cough Santa!!) put together a trampoline after my kids had gone to bed one year…CHRISTMAS EVE peeps!  Then when my eldest had surgery last year she was there again looking after us. Sooooooo…..when that little fighter, let’s call him Luccas, since that’s his name….found out he was getting his very first cousin…it seemed only fitting that our story grow again and I welcome them into my home (and my studio) to capture special memories for the family.

Sweet Luccas’s Uncle Christopher and Aunty Teagan found out there were expecting a little miracle…and you see this little miracle was just as much of a fighter as his cousin Luccas…a rainbow after stormy times here to help heal his mumma and papa’s hearts. I’ll let his mumma share a little of their journey and I’ll add some pics along the way, but boy oh boy, what a privilege it was to have this gorgeous little guy in the studio today and to give his family the gift of special memories, considering the last time I took photo’s for them it was in the NICU under much scarier circumstances. Today….was the hugest honour.

Christopher and I have been together for 7 years and always knew we wanted to have a family. We both have siblings and while the role of Aunty and Uncle is amazing, we were desperate for our own little one. No matter how patient we were, it seems our journey would not be an easy one. Heart breakingly, we had two miscarriages and worried our time would never come. But thankfully, last year our little rainbow was created. Every week we nervously watched and waited as he grow stronger. In September last year we were married in the most divine ceremony, surround by family and friends and our little love nestled under my heart. Then, on the 11th of January, all our dreams came true when our little man finally arrived safely earthside. Now he’s already two weeks old and it’s like he was always here with us….where he belongs. Definitely…worth the wait.

World….Meet Arlo.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with teal felt wearing teal pants on teal back drop with rainbow made of buttons Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket smiling Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket wearing blue knit beanie with blue wrapThat sweet little smile… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate on green fur wrapped in green blanket with green knit layer and bear bonnetMumma wanted a gallery filled with pastels…and this soft green and baby blue’s were perfect! Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with rainbow knit wrap, blue knit bonnet and felt rainbow heartI did a little live video of this set up….did you catch it? Seems only fitting that my mumma made this gorgeous rainbow wrap, it went perfectly with sweet Arlo’s session and one of my favourite felt hearts from Little Jar Big Dreams. Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket and blut knit bonnet in cream bucket on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream fur wrapped in cream knit blanketThis was one of our last set ups for the day and I think its one of my favourite shots. I adore this knit wrap, its so soft and creamy. At this point mumma and papa came back into the studio for family shots (after having a little rest out in the loungeroom during the session) so seeing their little guy snuggled up like this was such a sweet surprise…lots of nawwwws! Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl wearing knit lion outfit with brown felt and mustard blanket and wrap on wooden floorThis is a super special shot. I always ask families to bring something special to include in their session so when mumma mentioned The Lion King was her favourite, that it was also Arlo’s nursery theme and that she had this little knitted lion outfit I was so excited to see it all come together. When I laid him down in this bowl to set up the shot, he literally just posed himself like this and kicked back. Oh lord…it was all kinds of adorable! AND….I can not wait to see this printed big on the nursery wall!!! Newborn baby boy sleeping on wooden crate with blue blanket and knit bonnet and teddyJust a little boy and a bear…. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with blue blanket and wearing blue knit pants and bonnetI may have snuck this bright blue in the pastel mix but I think it works perfectly with Arlo’s gorgeous skin tones…. Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and felt heart on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and felt heart on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and blue knit bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on wooden bed with cream knit wrap and wearing cream knit romperAnother one of my favourite’s using this gorgeous knit wrap and matching romper. He just snuggled right up here and kept napping!! I adore this romper from Poppy’s Props and wrap from Chino Creations. Newborn baby boy sleeping in tattoed mummas armsAnd what better way to end a session than snuggled safely in your mumma’s arms (right after you’ve pee’d all over your papa’s arms!)

Luccas…thank you for bringing us all together…I feel so blessed our story continues. Thank you for always lending your nanny to us and for sharing your gorgeous new cousin with me!

Teagan and Christopher it was truly a joy to meet you today and have you all in the studio, Arlo is divine and I feel so honoured to be able to capture special memories for you as a new family.

Arlo…thank you for being the most lovely little rainbow I ever did meet.x.

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