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Our new baby boy is a gift beyond measure…

A wonder to hold and a lifetime to treasure…

With ten perfect fingers and ten tiny toes…

Two bright eyes and a cute little nose…

This soft little one is a bundle of love…

A beautiful boy…sent from above…

His life is a miracle…filled with pure joy…

What a blessing to welcome our own little boy.

 

Oh my goodness, today’s little guy was absolutely divine…the sweetest little personality and full of the most gorgeous smiles (none for the camera of course!!!) When his mumma got in touch she was so worried she had missed out on getting photo’s of her little man. You see when he was born and in that ‘newborn’ stage…well life got in the way and they were super busy just lovin on their bubba. But…before you know it, four months had passed and they were regretting not making the time! Luckily we managed to make some magic happen today and captured some gorgeous shots of this perfect stage too. He arrived asleep and we madly tried to snuggle him up to get some sleepy shots but turns out laying in a strange room in a basket with your arms tucked up isn’t as appealing as one would think! But awake was just as special and it was so lovely to see him in all his cuteness! I am so glad these guys didn’t miss out all together. I absolutely got lost in this sweet boys ginormous big eye’s, long lashes and pouty lips…boy’s always get all the stunning features, right? Anyway…stop going on and just share the pic’s hey?

World…Meet Jake.x.

Baby boy sleeping in cane basket wearing blue romper with blue blanket and pillow on white wooden floorBaby boy sleeping in cane basket wearing blue romper with blue blanket and pillow on white wooden floorNow I did say they were the most amazing eye’s…I’m right hey? Mumma asked for a gallery of grey blues to go with these stunning eye’s and I had such fun picking out these gorgeous set ups.baby boy sleeping on grey blanket wearing grey romper and grey bonnetJake had the best smiles ever…and lots for me…but as soon as that scary black camera came up he tucked them away! Luckily I managed to capture a few sneaky one’s!Baby boy sleeping on blue fur with blue wrapBaby boy in blue romper on blue blanket wearing knit bear bonnetHe wasn’t too sure about my bonnets but this had to be done…cute alert!!Baby boy in cane basket wearing grey romper with grey blanket and curly felt on white wooden floor holding knit bear with bonnetBaby boy in cane basket wearing grey romper with grey blanket and curly felt on white wooden floor Baby boy in blue romper in wooden trencher with jute layer and blue blanket on wooden floorHe was contemplating sleep here…not sure why he didn’t want to sleep in my wooden bowl?baby boy on grey blanket wearing grey romper Baby boy laying on grey fur nakedAnd of course we had to end the session with some cute little baby bootie…and I’m excited to say, there were no ‘accidents’ either!

Oh baby Jake you are so divine and welcome in the studio any time.

Four months is such a sweet age to capture, please don’t sit at home all sad thinking you’ve missed your chance at pictures cause there is all kinds of gorgeous at all the stages. Did you miss out on ‘newborn’ photo’s? Get in touch today, I’d love to hear from you.x.

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Precious as a snow flake

Yet stronger than a dream

Our tiny little baby

Fought harder than we’d seen

Overcome such battles

Growing strong each day

Our darling little dove

Loved in every way

You brought us all together

Winding through our heart

Sweetest little Grace

We’ve loved you from the start.

 

I never could have hoped and dreamed that today’s session would happen. This sweet girl is such a divine miracle and I have been patiently waiting for her safe arrival for such a long time now. She brought two gorgeous families together and filled the heart of my dear friend so the fact the she has finally arrived after so many hurdles is the greatest blessing. After being born too soon and spending time in the NICU, doing lots of growing and getting strong, she was finally well enough to go home! Which meant we had to get busy planning a very special session. Lots of dreamy creams and dusty pinks perfect for such a gorgeous little love. It was also extra special to be able to give this little Miss some extra lovin in the NICU and then in the studio considering her mumma was also my amazing obstetrician who literally saved mine and my little guys lives! So without further ado….

World….Meet Grace.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink blanket with pink knit layer and bow tiebackNewborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream knit layer and cream wrap and cream felt hearts and tieback on white wooden floor with cream knit bonnetNewborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream knit layer and cream wrap and cream felt hearts and tieback on white wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream knit layer and cream wrap and cream felt hearts and tieback on white wooden floorAll peaches and cream….does it get any sweeter? I just adore these soft pinks and creams on little girls.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream basket with cream felt and pink lace doily wrapped in pink wrap with pink bowShe just had to have this sneaky little leg out and it was oh so sweet!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and wrap and lace layer with jute layer and dried flowers and baby wearing gumnit tiebackNewborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and wrap and lace layer with jute layer and dried flowers and baby wearing gumnit tiebackNewborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap in cane basket with pink farmers basket and cream blanket and bunch of pink roses on white wooden floorI shared a little live of this set up…did you see it?

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with cream wrap and tiebackNewborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with pink wraps and blanket and flowers and tieback on cream furThose perfect pouty lips and rosy cheeks…she really is as sweet as they come.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with tan knit layer and felt on wooden floor with lace bow tiebackOh Grace…we waited for you and hoped with all hope that this day would come. I feel so blessed that I have been here to watch you grow from strength to strength and today was the absolute celebration of that courageous journey. Thank you for being so lovely and for all of the snuggles along the way!

Megan and Tim thank you for sharing your little love with me, she is everything and more. Thank you for looking after me with such strength and love, I hope you have felt it in return.x.

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Eeeeeep! I’ve been busting for today’s session to happen and it was all that and more! A few months ago my colleagues at Paedicare Paediatricians held an amazing event for families and new parents to attend. The ‘Your New Baby – What To Expect In Your First Year’ event was an overwhelming success in helping expecting parents navigate the often tricky first year with their new babes.

I was super excited to participate and jumped at the chance to donate a session for one special family. So many expectant mumma’s and papa’s attended the event but only one could be the lucky recipients and today that sweet family brought their gorgeous new addition to the studio and we captured some amazing memories of their little love. I always adore meeting new families and today’s were no exception. Andrea and Jonathon I am so glad it was you who won!

Bright coloured word Paedicare Paediatritions

 

 

Rows of seats with green gift bags on each seat in a room

Now today’s gorgeous little girl was so very sweet and slept up a storm…apart from a few minor body fluid incidents…we had such a lovely session and it was a pure joy to meet her. Pouty lips and an intense furrowed brow, she was all kinds of lovely!

Small table with glass vase of pink flowers and black board with the words welcome baby elsa and green sign on the wall that says Dream Big

World…Meet Elsa.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with tan knit wrap and lace bow tiebackNewborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with tan knit wrap and lace bow tiebackMumma and Papa chose the most delicious colour palette of neutrals and blush pink and with Elsa’s creamy complexion it worked perfectly. How stunning will these images be hanging throughout the family’s home?

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream felt and brown lace wrap wrapped in tan knit wrap with lace bow tieback on wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream felt and brown lace wrap wrapped in tan knit wrap with lace bow tieback on wooden floorShe had the longest most dainty fingers and legs for days…mixed in with a few good healthy bebe rolls which in my opinion are the best kind of rolls!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with pink felt and pink wrap on wooden floorIt’s hard to think this little bundle was safely snuggled in Mumma’s belly a mere three weeks ago…

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream blanket with cream knit layer in bucket sitting in wooden drawer with flowers on white wooden floorLook at this snug little bug….

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink lace doily and pink knit beanieNewborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink lace doily and pink bow tiebackCould she be any sweeter?

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream doily layer and blanket and wrap and tieback on white wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream doily layer and blanket and wrap and bonnet on white wooden floorBeing a teeny bit older Elsa loved to be snuggled up feeling nice and safe and secure…like a little baby burrito!

Andrea and Jonathon it was so lovely to meet you today. Thank you for bringing your gorgeous girl to the studio and for letting me capture special memories for your family. Clearly the Paedicare event was a huge success, not only did we get to make today’s magic happen but it was a true joy watching you as new parents to your darling little love. Elsa is one lucky little girl.x.

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So many good things come in three’s…

Like musketeer’s and ABC’s…

But triplets are the best of all…

From little ones to those quite tall…

And from the time such life begins…

It’s extra laughter, triple grins…

With joy’s and mischief’s multiplied…

And two defenders by each side…

So much alike, forever linked…

And yet they’re also quite distinct…

They share a birthday and a name…

But moods and tempers aren’t the same…

From day’s of youth till life is done…

It’s one for all and all for one…

 

You guys…you guys…I had the sweetest little girls in the studio today. Can you even believe the triplets are 9 months old already??? Nothing fly’s in time like watching a child grow and these three have come such a long way. It was such a treat to see the girls today, they were absolutely lovely and a joy to snuggle. I adore milestone sessions, getting to see those teeny tiny newborns back in the studio all big and grown. Those little personalities you start to see creeping out are now flourishing and lovely! The girls had so much character today and I just loved spending time with them. Thanks to my helpers (otherwise known as baby snugglers) Amy & Tarleigh….I’m not sure how Mumma does it with three on her own cause we were suuuuper busy today!

World….Mia, Chloe and Harley are 9 months!

Newborn triplet girls wrapped in blue blankets in a blue floral nest on white wooden floor wearing blue flower tiebacks and same set up with 9 month old girlsWho caught the live sneak peak of this set up? I remember thinking during their newborn session how lovely they looked in blue but oh lordy, now with this gorgeous lush red hair it was absolutely perfect!

Newborn triplet girls sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and wraps with hessian layer and shells on brown backdrop and same set up with 9 month old girlsThe girls were all smiles today…

Newborn triplet baby girls wearing pink rompers and tiebacks in a white cane basket with white blanket inside and pink blanket underneath on white wooden floor and same set up as 9 month girlsCrazy to imagine that not that long ago these little loves were small enough to snuggle into this basket and now look how big they are!

Newborn triplet girls dressed in teal rompers laying in round teal bowl with cream blanket and teal curly felt layer on white wooden floor and same set up as 9 month girlsEeeeep could they get any more divine?

Newborn triplet girls wrapped in cream wraps on cream fur with cream tiebacks and same set up as 9 month girlsNewborn triplet girls sleeping on blue blanket with blue tiebacks and blue wrap9 month old baby girl laying on blue blanket with blue bow tiebackSweet Mia….

9 month old baby girl laying on blue blanket with blue bow tiebackDivine Chloe…

9 month old baby girl laying on blue blanket with blue bow tiebackAnd darling Harley…

Girls what a treat to see you all today! Thank you for being as lovely as you are and for the joy of watching you grow these past few month’s!

Mumma and Papa you are doing an amazing job, my assistant’s and I were exhausted, we don’t know how you do it!

(And don’t forget to check out their sweet newborn session from a mere 9 months ago here!)

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My precious little baby…

I have loved you from the start…

You are a tiny miracle…

Burrowed in my heart…

A gift we hoped and dreamed for…

To join our little world…

A blessing for our family…

A darling little girl.

 

Today I had some of my favourite people ever back in the studio. You see I first met this sweet family back when I cared for their little warrior…a teeny tiny 24 weeker weighing only 686 grams. By nothing short of a miracle, amazing Hunter has fought and won, you would never know the journey he has struggled through. He visited me in the studio back when he was 10 months old for the cutest session ever and then of course today he brought the most divine little princess especially just to see me. I can’t believe just how far this almost 4 year old big guy has gotten!! He was the most darling big brother ever and it was such a joy to see him again.

And that gorgeous little love he brought….you guys…he had a baby sister and she is everything and more! Born chunky and lovely at term (thank heavens and well done Mumma!) she came to hang out with me today and I am so glad. This session nearly didn’t happen…you know how it goes, new baby, move house, life all in the air. Buuuuut….after 7 crazy weeks, we finally managed to make it happen! So…here she is, all 7 weeks of her….

World…Meet Scarlette.x.

 

Newborn baby girl sleeping wrapped in navy wrap with bow tieback being held by smiling sibling big brother wearing blue jacket white tshirt and jeans laying on cream furI usually post my sneak peaks in order of the session and we do sibling shot’s at the end but oh lordy how could I NOT post this image first…I don’t think I’ve seen anything more perfect?Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue blanket with bow tieback looking at cameraUmmm…hello world?Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket wearing pink knit romper and flower tiebackNewborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket wrapped in purple wrap with purple knit layer and flowers on wooden floorI did a little live sneak peak of sweet Scarlette in this set up…did you catch it?Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue blanket sleeping on cream blanket with blue bow tieback and blue felt layerOh my that smile….Mumma chose a gallery filled with Navy, Pinks and Lilacs….I think Scarlette liked it, do you?Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket wearing pink romper and pink knit bonnet and booties with cream blanket and pink wrap on white wooden floorHow adorable are these booties and bonnet that Scarlette brought with her to her session?Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream tin bucket with pink felt wraps and blanket in drawer with flowers on wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in wooden bowl with navy wrap and navy knit layer and navy bow on white wooden floorI like big bows and I can not lie…whenever Mumma’s arrive with big bow’s like this I can’t help but hum this tune!Newborn baby girl sleeping wrapped in purple and white flower wrap with matching tieback on purple felt with flowersNewborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest wrapped in pink wrap with pink blanket and pillow and flower tieback on wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in wooden trencher with purple blanket and wrap and pink sheepskin on white wooden floorNewborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed wearing pink knit romper and tieback with pink sheepskin layer and flowers and bunny toy being kissed by sibling brother wearing blue jacket and jeans holding toy bunnyEeeeeep…so the first sibling image was divine…but this…this is everything too!Newborn baby girl wearing knit romper being held in parents hands in black and whiteToday I hold you in my hands for just a little while…

Once my tiny baby…

You’ll always make me smile…

Susan and Luke…by far the greatest reward ever to watch your family grow over the years and see your happiness. Thank you for the privilege of capturing memories during these special times and for choosing to come back to me with your little loves.

Hunter…you are the reason I do what I do every single day.

Scarlette…thank you for being such a good girl today and for all your gorgeous snuggles.

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