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“Though she be little she be fierce…Shakespeare”

I have literally been busting for months for today’s session and I am sure you will see why below! This little firecracker was first my little patient in the NICU and I have been patiently waiting for her to be strong enough to come home and then to the studio…and today was that day! She has overcome so much and she is a true miracle in all senses of the word. After an enormous fight both her and her family made it home and I was all kinds of proud to see them here today. I’ll let Mumma share their story and I’ll share some pics along the way but just you wait…this adorable little love is everything….

After 5 years of IVF and four losses, little Elsie graced us with her presence on 11th February 2022. Arriving at 26+6 weeks and only 840 grams, Elsie is now 5 weeks adjusted and ready for her newborn shoot!

World…Meet Elsie…she’s (kinda) new here.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping then awake on pink knitted blanket with pink blanket and with floral crown or knit bonnet and toy tigerThis was pretty much how the session started and we were in fits of giggles…I swear she’s been here before with those big eyes looking deep into our souls But then she drifted off into sweet smiley sleep and slept all the way till the end of the session. Elsie brought this adorable little tiger to her session as both her and Mumma are born in the year of the tiger… Newborn baby wrapped in pink wrap sleeping in wooden bowl with butterfly blanket and 3 nappies on pink hessian layer on wooden floorThis beautiful butterfly wrap was Elsie’s first blanket in the NICU many months ago and the nappies on the left are the 3 sizes she used while she was there…can you believe that teeny tiny one was too big on her…and can you also believe that she is now over 4 times her birth weight? Newborn baby girl sleeping on vintage iron bed wrapped in peach wrap with peach curly layer on cream fur with peach flowersI don’t know that she could be more perfect… Newborn baby wrapped in cream wrap on cream fur with cream bow holding silver braceletThe sweetest of smiles and those little piggies peeping out…how stunning is the little bracelet Elsie brought with her. Newborn baby wrapped in peach wrap sleeping on peach blanket with peach bowAll the smiles today…Mumma and Papa asked for a gallery of soft peachy pinks and the colours just looked so perfect on Elsie’s complexion. Newborn baby sleeping in round bowl wrapped in pink blanket with pink wrap and lace blanket and bow tieback holding broachHow special is the little E broach Elsie is holding…it was given to Elsie’s Mumma Emma by her Mumma and will now be handed down to Elsie. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket wrapped in peach wrap with pink quilt layer and hessian layer on wooden floorLashes for days and those smoochie little lips… Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with flower wrap and bow tiebackElsie also bought this stunning floral wrap and I just adore the gorgeous colours…. Newborn baby girl awake in cane basket wearing pink knit romper with pink blanket and pillow and dried flowers on wooden floorAnd this is how the session ended…I have literally 500 shots of this most adorable little face…there were so many giggles again…the joys of an older newborn…she kept following our voices and was super nosey!

Gorgeous Elsie it fills my heart to see you so strong and healthy today. I am so happy that you are finally home safely in your Mumma and Papa’s arms after everything you have all been through and I can’t wait to watch you grow!

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My baby you will always be…

no matter where you are…

You’re like a little part of me…

whether near or far…

I counted all your tiny toes…

when you were fresh and new…

Words can’t express how proud I was…

that I’d been given you…

Your tiny little newborn face…

I couldn’t have loved more…

And though your face was new to me…

’twas like we’d met before…

And so each day you grew and grew…

as I looked proudly on…

until one day, I looked and saw…

your baby days were gone…

But once my baby, you will stay…

that way for all my days…

my baby you will always be…

and I’ll love you always.

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Today I had the most lovely little lady in the studio and I was so excited to see her and her big sisters…you see today’s little love is the third gorgeous girl I have photographed for this beautiful family which literally makes my heart explode! Their big girl Milla was way back when I was first starting out, then came Violet and today they brought their sweet new sister to the studio to capture some divine memories for their Mumma and Papa.

World…Meet Penny…she’s new here.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with maroon wrap and tieback or knit bonnetNow Mumma let me have total creative freedom with set ups and colours today…as long as it fit with her sisters images over the years so we went with this gorgeous fig colour, baby pink and sage green and I’m kind of loving the combination…hope Mumma & Papa do too! Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and wrap and sage green knit collar and lace wrap and tieback on white wooden floorI had this gorgeous sage green collar crocheted for the studio and I just adore how it turned out…the details are stunning. Newborn baby girl on wooden white swing wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback on pink blanket backdrop with flowers Newborn baby girl on wooden white swing wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback on pink blanket backdrop with flowersNow who caught the little behind the scenes video of this set up? My Mumma actually made this swing for Penny’s session and it was all kinds of lovely… Newborn baby girl wrapped in maroon blanket on maroon fur with maroon tiebackA sweet baby bundle… Newborn baby girl wearing pink knit romper sleeping in flower nest with cream curly felt and bow tiebackEvery little girl needs to be snuggled amongst the flowers right? Newborn baby girl sleeping in green wooden bed wrapped in sage green wrap with bow tieback or bear knit bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on flower blanket wrapped in pink blanket with flower tiebackSnuggled back up just like she was inside…. Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket wearing pink knit romper with pink blanket and lace wrap on white wooden floor with flower tiebackNow Mumma said Penny much preferred her snuggles so I was a little nervous she might not be too excited to hang out with me in the studio today but once she was in a deep sleep she was happy just chilling… Newborn baby girl wearing pink knit romper sleeping in cane pram with sibling sisters sitting beside her wearing pink or navy tutu dresses on cream furAnd when I say chilling…look at this girl will you! I actually tried to snuggle her up a bit more but she just wanted her arm right here so we went with it! And how stunning are her sisters! Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket wearing maroon knit pants and bonnet with maroon wrap on wooden floorNow I asked y’all a while back whether I should purchase this divine fig bloomers and bonnet from my friends over at Chino Creations and everyone agreed with a big yes!! I am so glad I did because they are evening more gorgeous in person. Newborn baby girl wearing pink knit romper being held by sibling big sisters wearing pink or navy tutu dresses on cream furThe sweetest little trio ever…full hands but even fuller heart. Congratulations Mumma and Papa and thank you for choosing me time and again to capture this special time for your family.x.

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Little one, did you know?

Let me tell you in a letter…

You are my sun, my moon, my stars…

I loved you then, I love you now, & I’ll love you forever…

What do I mean? Well let’s see…

Listen close, my sweet little pea…

I love you happy I love you sad…

I love you grumpy I love you mad…

I love your highs I love your lows…

I love your fingers I love your toes…

I love your laugh I love your cries…

I love your nose & your beautiful eyes…

I love your ups I love your downs…

I love your smiles I love your frowns…

I love your cuddles I love your soul…

I love every bit I love your whole…

I love you silly, curious, & clever…

And guess what?

I loved you then, I love you now, & I’ll love you forever

@lovedpoweredco

I feel so very honoured to have captured today’s session, trusted with the most divine little man, a much loved and wanted little guy. When Mumma and Papa say they wouldn’t trust anyone else it definitely fills up my love tank. I know today’s gorgeous Mumma, as we used to work together, and when she got in touch to say they were expecting I was so very excited. They travelled hours to get to their session and brought someone extra special with them all the way from Brazil so we got to capture sweet beautiful magic.

World…Meet Oliver…He’s new here.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and blue knit bonnet Mumma and Papa picked a gorgeous gallery filled with soft blue, yellows and greens…perfect with little Oliver’s divine Brazilian features. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket wrapped in yellow knit blanket with yellow felt layer and blanket and knit bonnet holding yellow felt heartAnd we all know how much I love this gorgeous mustard yellow…I just had to make this knit blanket to go with Oliver’s session…how adorable does he look snuggled up here? Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane papasan chair with blue curly felt layer wearing blue romper on wooden floorThat sweet little smile…. Newborn baby boy sleeping on vintage iron bed with mustard romper and mustard felt layerI love that this vintage bed shows just how teeny tiny Oliver is…sometimes I have to really snuggle bubba’s up to fit on here! Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket wearing blue knit romper with blue blanket and pillow and green leaves and hessian layer on wooden floorMumma loved this gorgeous blue colour…I am inclined to agree, its stunning… Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with mustard wrapIt doesn’t get sweeter than this… Newborn baby boy in farmers basket wrapped in green wrap with green blanket and knit bonnet on wooden floor looking at cameraNow there may have been a section of today’s session that Oliver was not very interested in sleep lol…he had a full belly, a big poop (all down my clothes!) then got the hiccups and was wide eyed…how could I be mad though…look at these gorgeous big eyes…they were everything! Newborn baby boy wrapped in yellow wrap with yellow blanket and bonnet in cane basket on wooden floorNawww those smiles…. Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue knit blanket sleeping on cream furA teeny baby burrito… Newborn baby boy wearing blue knit romper being held by mother wearing white dress with head resting against grandmothers foreheadWhen Mumma said the only thing she wanted to bring to Oliver’s newborn session was her Mumma, as long as she could get here from Brazil with all of the border and covid drama…my heart near exploded. This moment, this image…it’s what I live for. I hope that this image will be treasured for many years to come, not only but these guys right here but for many generations to come. Oliver being snuggled by his ‘Vovo’…gave me all of the feels. Newborn baby boy wearing blue knit romper being held by fatherAnd last but not least…these two guys…two peas in a pod!

Poliana and Renan you have created the most divine perfect little man and I am so humbled to be able to capture this special time in your lives. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous family with me and for making the enormous journey down here today.x.

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You are the poem I dreamed of writing…

The masterpiece I longed to paint…

You are the shining star I reached for…

In my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled…

You are my child…

Now with all things I am blessed.

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I had the most lovely little lady in the studio today…a gorgeous shock of dark hair…pouty lips and literally did not make a peep the entire day. She brought her beautiful Mumma and Papa to the studio and we created stunning magic with a gallery filled with deep maroons, reds and greens with some sweet soft pinks in the mix. Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink dot fabric with pink wrap and pink tieback Now these divine shots were the first few of the day and they definitely set the tone for the session…she brought with her all of the smiles… Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden draw with green blanket and wrap and flower tieback with green leaves on wooden floorHow perfect is the dark green with Meera’s gorgeous colouring… Newborn baby girl sleeping on maroon fur wearing maroon romper and maroon knit bonnetAnd this maroon was everything…by far one of my favourite colours… Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with pink blanket and wrap and tieback with flowers on wooden floorShe was an absolute doll…I know the dark colours were perfect but this soft pink was stunning too… Newborn baby girl wrapped in green wrap with green bow tieback sleeping on cream blanket Newborn baby girl sleeping in maroon and red flower nest wrapped in maroon wrap with maroon flower crown or knit bonnet with maroon toy bunny on wooden floorThis was Mumma’s special request…a magical maroon flower nest… Newborn baby girl sleeping in round basket with white blanket wearing pink pants and bow tieback with white tiger and pink knit layer on wooden floorNow this special set up with Meera’s tiger was because she is born in the year of the tiger and so are her Mumma & Papa! Newborn baby girl sleeping wearing maroon romper and red bow tieback on cream blanketI just love this little romper…just a sweet girl snoozin! Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with pink blanket wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback with green leaves and hessian layer on wooden floorAnd last shot for the day before we did snuggly shots with her Mumma and Papa…

Shaan and Tom I am so glad you found me and we could make some beautiful magic happen today…I hope you enjoyed relaxing on the sofa while your little love snoozed up a storm!

Miss Meera you were everything and you are welcome back any time…

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