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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 was for all my days…

my baby you will always be…

and I’ll love you always.

 

Today I had the sweetest little dumpling in the studio…cheeks for days and just so snuggly, I could have cuddled her all day! The most divine new addition to my dear friends family, it was an absolute treat to welcome them all back to the studio today and see just how much their big kids have grown, especially since I first photographed big sister Abby when she was a teeny tiny bubba almost four and a half years ago. And today, that big sister brought her adorable new sister (and her just as sweet middle brother) back to the studio to capture some very special memories.

World…Meet Matilda…She’s New Here.x. Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with peach wrap and tieback or knit bonnetSeriously…such a little dolly. Newborn baby girl sleeping on mint flokati with mint wrap and flower tiebackLike I said…cheeks for days…don’t you just want to smoosh them. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with flowers and pink knit layer and cream pillow wearing cream knit romper and flower crownHow adorable is this new prop in the studio…I knew it would be perfect for sweet Matilda surrounded in flowers. Newborn baby girl sleeping on mint blanket with mint wrap and bow tiebackI just adore this gorgeous colour palette Mumma and Papa picked…corals and mints. Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with coral blanket and wrap wearing coral knit romper and flower tieback with dried flowers and hessian circle layer Newborn baby girl sleeping being held by father and wearing flower tiebackHow adorable does this little miss look snuggled up in her Papa’s arms… Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap sleeping in cane basket with pink blanket and layer with flowers and flower tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket being held by sibling big brother and sister laying on cream furTalk about heart melt…all of Mumma and Papa’s sweet babes snuggled up together. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket wrapped in mint wrap on mint blanket on mint fur wearing mint knit bonnet Newborn baby girl wearing coral romper sleeping on vintage iron bed with coral fur and flowers and flower tieback with sibling big sister and brother sitting beside herCan we all take a minute to nawww at how adorable these three are?

Jenn and Scott thank you for trusting me with your precious babies and for allowing me to capture this special time in your lives.

Abby and Aiden, thank you for being super stars today and the best big sister and brother little Matilda could ask for.

And darling Matilda…you were absolutely perfect today…let’s not talk about aaaalllll the poop 😉

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A journey of a thousand tears cried gently over time…

I longed to hold you in my arms, forever to be mine.

But that was not to be for now our paths will cross again…

My heart will hold a space for you, sit safely there till then.

And till that day you’ll heal our hearts, a gift you sent our way

A rainbow in our Toby…the sun to bright our day.

 

My heart has been absolutely busting for this session, many people collectively holding their breath for this little man to safely arrive earthside. Sent from heaven by his big sister to work towards healing his Mumma and Papa’s hearts. I first met this sweet family almost three years ago when I cared for their gorgeous big girl Ella who is just about to celebrate her big number three birthday and was so excited to bring her new baby brother to the studio today. Ella was born long before her time, eleven weeks early, and after twelve weeks in the NICU, she was finally strong enough to not only come home, but come to the studio for the most adorable ‘newborn’ session. Then last year I was so excited to hear that Ella was going become a big sister…heartbreakingly though, her darling baby sister Summer, grew her angel wings, staying with her family only for a summer, and is now watching down on her family from heaven. Sweet Summer sent her family a gift though, and today this little rainbow came to the studio so we could capture some very special memories.

World…Meet Toby…He’s New Here.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket wearing yellow knit romper with yellow wrap and sibling big sister sitting beside the basket wearing a yellow dress with macrame rainbow and yellow butterflySummer sending sunshine to her family…all of Mumma and Papa’s babies together in spirit First shot and look at that smile… Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnetMumma and Papa picked a gorgeous gallery of blue’s, greens and neutrals…. Newborn baby boy sleeping in green wooden bed wearing teal knit romper with blue wrap and pillow and blue bear rattle on wooden floorHow adorable is my new bed…it went perfectly with Toby’s gallery Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with cream wrap and knit bonnetIt was interesting to compare Toby as a newborn and Ella…who was already twelve weeks old by the time she came to the studio…same nose, same pouty lips but Master Toby is already bigger than Ella was when she came home from the hospital. Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue wrap in wooden log bowl prop with blue knit layer on wooden floorThis teeny little bundle was snuggled up under his Mumma’s heart just a few short days ago… Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket wrapped in green blanketLook at this perfect little face… Newborn baby boy wearing cream knit romper sleeping in round wooden bowl with tan blanket and knit layer and hessian layer on wooden floor holding felt pastel rainbowThe sweetest little rainbow… Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval cane basket with green wrap and blanket and dried flowers on wooden floorSigh…that smile. Newborn baby boy sleeping in vintage iron bed with blue curly felt and hessian layer wearing blue romper and knit bonnet and pillow on wooden floorYou just can’t beat a little bubba in some pj’s snugged in a little bed… Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue blanket being held by sibling big sister on cream furHeart melt… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden trench bowl wearing teal knit romper with teal blanket and blue wrap with dried flowers and macrame rainbowAfter every storm…there is a rainbow of hope.x.

Charlotte and Ben I feel so blessed to have been a part of your journey over the past few years, the highs and the lows. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me and giving me the honour of capturing these special moments for you.

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You are my sister, my best friend, my twin….

Together entwined our lives did begin…

By my side forever we’ll be…

Never alone, with you there is me. 

 

Sometimes things just fall into place and magic happens! Today I had the sweetest little twinkies in the studio…already a few weeks old their Papa got in touch with hopes that we could squeeze them in and luckily, just two days later we did just that! Their big sister came in a whirlwind and the day before their maternity shoot was due to happen she decided to make her grand entrance,  meaning they missed their photos, then with everything going on they also missed their newborn session, having to wait until she was three months old. This time around they thought they were in the clear but with the girls coming earlier than usual and a little stint in special care, time was again a little tricky! Thankfully though, they made it to me and the rest is history…they slept up a storm and were as sweet as can be. We created a gorgeous gallery filled with soft neutral grey tones and the girls looked divine in every set up. Big thanks to my gorgeous assistant Angela today for helping with the loads of snuggles and even a few poop explosions for good measure!

World…Meet Daisy & Ruby…They Are New Here.x. Sweet Ruby…. Newborn twin girls sleeping on grey blanket with white dots and white wraps with white bow tiebacks or white knit bonnetAnd Divine Daisy… Newborn twin girls wearing grey knit rompers holding hands Newborn baby girl twins sleeping in oval cane basket wearing grey knit rompers and flower tiebackswith grey curly felt and lace layer and dried flowers on wooden floorSeriously….its moments like these that make my heart melt! Gosh we worked so hard to make sure we did similar but different things with these girls because as identical twins it was a little tricky to tell them apart. Sweet Ruby on the top and Divine Daisy on the bottom…all snuggled up like they were in Mumma’s tummy just a few short weeks ago! Newborn twin girls sleeping in lace basket with white blanket and grey wrap wrapped in white blanket with white flower tieback on white wooden floor Newborn twin girls sleeping on grey blanket with white dots and white bow tiebacksWatching these two together already a sneaky window into the very special friendship they will have for the rest of their days… Newborn twin girls sleeping in round white cane basket wrapped in purple wraps tied in bows with purple knit blanket on white wooden floor with white lace wrap and grey felt hearts with girls wearing whtie flower tiebacksTwo little bundles wrapped in bows…what a gift. Newborn twin girls sleeping on cream blanket with grey lace knit wrap and grey flower tiebacks Newborn twin girls wrapped in grey wraps sleeping in wooden crate with grey blanket on wooden floor with round lace layer and dried flowers and hessian layerSo many divine images I just couldn’t decide which to share… Newborn twin girls sleeping on purple blanket wrapped up like a bed with white wraps and purple flower tiebacksBest friends.x. Newborn twin girls sleeping in round purple blanket layer wrapped in white wraps wearing purple bow tiebacks with lavender flowers on cream flokatiJust the most perfect little loves in all the land.

Jayde & Scott I am so glad you found me and we could make today happen…thank you for sharing your gorgeous girls with me and allowing to capture beautiful memories of this special time in your lives.x.

 

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Today’s extra special…

because you turn one…

We’ll eat cake and ice-cream…

and have lot’s of fun.

It seems like just yesterday…

you were brand new…

and now there are so many…

things you can do.

We’ll light your first candle…

and make a big fuss…

to be sure that you know…

you’re precious to us.

Today’s extra special…

because you turn one…

and the best thing of all is…

you life’s just begun!

 

I was so very excited to see the girls back in the studio today…some of you may remember I first photographed them when they broke out of the NICU almost a year ago after a long rough ride for the girls and their sweet Mumma. Their story below was absolutely heartbreaking but these rainbows not only survived but thrived and here they are one year down the track!

Dhani always knew she wanted to be a mumma but her journey has seen her fight just to realize that dream. In 2000, Dhani gave birth to her darling daughter Karley, and despite the struggles, the duo were ready to conquer the world together! But the universe had other plans & in 2008 Dhani met Ted and life was happy & full. They married in 2010 and it was everything. Dhani & Ted knew they wanted their family to grow but through IVF, struggles & loss, their dreams seemed so far away. Then in the most unimaginable tragedy, Ted & Karley were tragically killed in a car accident in 2013. Broken & lost, Dhani knew her story didn’t end there, she fought against all odds. Thankfully, not one but two teeny tiny miracles occurred when Dhani fell pregnant with twins! Light in the darkness, hope when all hope was lost. But this too, like the rest of her story was rocky & the girls, affectionately known as Snuggle Pot & Cuddle Pie for the first month of their lives, entered the world at just 28 weeks weighing just a kilo each….and the roller coaster began again. These little warriors were meant to be here though, sent from heaven by their papa. Against all odds & after 80 long & bumpy days, the girls were finally well enough to come home!

So today…we celebrated all that they have overcome in the past year…looking back at how much they have grown and seeing their adorable little personalities! I just adore these milestone sessions as we can see the transition from teeny tiny newborn to gorgeous big girls! Lets take a look back and then a look forward…

World…Molly & Willow are One! Newborn baby girls sleeping in cane basket with pink blanket and flowers and pink and cream knit rompers and pink and mustard flower halos and flowers One year old girl sitting in cane basket with flower halo One year old twin girls sitting in cane basket with pink blanket wearing flowers crowns and dried flowers on floor One year old girl sitting in cane basket with flower haloI adored this set up when we first captured it and just as much today…look how big the girls are now! Newborn baby girls sleeping in cane nest with yellow floers and blankets and wraps and tiebacks on wooden floor One year old sitting in cane basket with yellow wrap wearing yellow romper and bow tieback with yellow flowers scattered on the ground One year old sitting in cane basket with yellow wrap wearing yellow romper and bow tieback with yellow flowers scattered on the groundEeeeep just as sweet now in this gorgeous yellow as they were back in their newborn session… Newborn baby girls sleeping in wooden bed with pink blanket and pink and white wraps and tiebacks with flowers in vase One year old twin girls sitting in wooden bed with pink blanket and dried flowers in vase wearing pink bloomers and flower tiebacksLook at those rolls…not teeny tiny little bundles wrapped up any more! Newborn baby girls wrapped in yellow wraps with yellow fur and felt and flowers on white wooden floor One year old twins wearing white dresses with yellow flowers on cream furWhen the girls arrived in these adorable little dresses today I absolutely fell in love…the yellow and white was just perfect! Newborn baby twin girls sleeping in white cane basket with white blanket and white wraps with pink bow tiebacks on pink flokati fur One year old twin girls sitting in pink wooden cot with white blanket on pink flokati with pink bow tiebacks and bloomersLook at these little faces…I just can’t! Newborn baby girls wrapped in pink blankets with pink knit layer and flower tieback and posy in cane basket on white wooden floor Newborn baby girls sleeping on cream fur wearing pink and cream knit rompers with rainbow One year old twins sitting in cane basket with pink blankets and pink dried flowers with pink dried flower tiebackIt’s hard to imagine that not that long ago these two little bundles were snug in these baskets and here they are today sitting up so big and strong!

Thank you girls for coming all the way back to the studio to celebrate this last one-derful year…it’s been an absolute treat to watch you grow from teeny tiny miracles to the

gorgeous big girls that you are today.

And as a special treat we did a little cake smash…not something usual for Amanda Maree Photography but for these girls who have come through so much…the mess and tears were worth it!

Happy First Birthday little loves.x. One year old twin girls gumnut first birthday cake smash

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