Amanda Maree Photography » Amanda Maree Photography - Brisbane Newborn Photographer

Dear mumma of boys, your hands may be full…

but your heart is exploding with joy…

Your time spent with trucks and fists full of mud…

the truest delights…little boys.

And now you have welcomed a new little man…

your heart it has grown even more…

Your home it is full to the brim with sweet love…

with dear little boys that is sure.

 

I first met this sweet mumma many years ago when I was a new mum myself. She was wiser in her journey into parenthood and shared with me her many wisdoms so I was beyond excited to hear, not only that she was expecting a new bubba, but that she had chosen to bring him to the studio for me to capture special memories for her family. My eldest and her middle boys are both the same age so I knew just how exciting it was going to be for them bringing a beautiful new brother home since we had just been there ourselves!

And he did not disappoint….the most divine hair, dark, thick and luscious with natural sandy highlights….perfect pouty lips….and like all boys, gorgeous long eye lashes. He slept up a storm, with the perfect amount of snuggles in between (do I not have the best job ever?), we had such a great session I almost could have kept him! (I say almost since I already have a one year old that sleeps and feeds like a newborn, I probably don’t need another one!!!)

World…Meet Chase.x.

Awakw newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper and knit bonnet Newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper Newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper on wooden floorI shared a little live video during Chase’s session and these images are the result…how divine is he? Snuggled up in this adorable little romper from Shooting Stars Prop Shop and bonnet from Little Doe Designs.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey wrap and grey knit bonnetMumma and Papa wanted a beautiful collection of grey’s and white’s with some stunning blue’s and I completely agree that those were the perfect choice for sweet Chase.

Newborn baby boy wrapped in grey wrap with grey blanket and grey knit layer and bonnet in cream bucket on white wooden floorHe seriously was all kinds of lovely…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden trencher with grey blanket wrap and knit bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden trencher with grey blanket and wrap on wooden floorI alway’s imagine…when I am snuggling little one’s up in wraps and props that mere days ago they were tucked just like this in their mumma’s tummy and I am in awe…life is simply amazing.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wire farmers basket with blue knit wrap and romper and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in wire farmers basket with blue knit wrap and romper and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floorMumma asked for Navy and darker blue’s but I hoped that this stunning dusty blue that I snuck in would work….what do y’all think?

(Romper and bonnet from Poppy’s Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with pale blue wrap and bonnet and pillowSigh…who doesn’t want to be snuggled up just like this right now? When I popped Chase on this teeny tiny pillow he literally tucked right in and dosed off…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and blue wrap and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and blue wrap on wooden floor Newborn baby boy in navy knit romper sleeping on wooden crate with blue knit layer, felt layer and pillow Newborn baby boy in navy knit romper sleeping on wooden crate with blue knit layer, felt layer and pillowThose footy pyjamas….snuggly blankets and the sweetest of smiles…oh.em.gee!

Newborn baby boy wrapped in nav Newborn baby boy wrapped in navy blanket being cuddled by sibling brothers on cream furNow Chase brought his gorgeous big brother’s with him to the studio today and to see them all together my heart skipped a beat….Mumma you are so blessed.

Cooper and Cohen you are the best big brother’s a little guy could ask for.

Dee and Steve thank you so much for trusting me with your new addition, it was truly an honour.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in his fathers tattoed armsOh papa…I will always be safe in your arms….

And one last surprise….I always ask families if they have anything special they would like to incorporate in their session…a soft toy, a blanket, something that means something to them or to the baby. Chase’s mumma initially said no…then, at the last minute (like at 5pm the night before our session when I was at work in the NICU!) Dee mentioned they were all lovers of Harry Potter…and my mind set to work. Dee and Steve…I hope I’ve done this justice and this image might adorn the walls of a little boy’s Harry Potter themed room one day in the future!

Newborn baby boy wrapped in brown wrap with brown fur in wooden bowl on wooden floor with burgundy wrap and knit scarf and yellow knit bonnet with owl soft toy wand and glasses and Harry Potter book

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Together we’re a family…

Now that you are here…

You’ve joined our home and filled our hearts…

We love you little dear.

Never we imagined our lives would be complete…

To have you with us simply…

So blessed we are to meet.

I am so excited to finally be able to share this super sweet sneak peak…I know she is definitely worth the wait. This little loves mumma booked their session such a long time ago, I have patiently been waiting for her arrival earthside. I was so excited when they arrived in the studio and she was an absolute doll. We created the most divine session filled with pastel pinks, peaches and blues and she slept up a storm. It was all things delicate and girly…flowers and soft and sweet.

World….Meet Eve.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and flower tiebackNow some of you may remember I shared a little behind the scenes video during Eve’s session of this gorgeous set up…these beautiful tones went perfectly with her stunning colouring.

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and wrap and backdrop blanket from A Little Life Fabric & Props)

Newborn baby girl wrapped in peach wrap in cream bucket with peach knit layer and doily and felt on white wooden floor with peach flower tiebackDoes it get any sweeter….a little girl snuggling a bunny?

Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket in farmers basket with blue tieback and felt heart on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket in farmers basket with blue tieback and felt heart on white wooden floorI just adore when mumma’s request blue for little girls….and I am sure you would agree, it’s absolutely perfect on Eve. These little felt hearts from Little Jar Big Dreams are just so daity for teeny tiny hands.

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props, wrap from A Little Life Fabric & Props and farmers basket from Mini Hearts Photography Props) Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue blanket with blue tieback being held by sibling brother and sister on cream furHow special is this shot of Eve with her big brother and sister who were just amazing with her during the session. So much love for one little girl.

Newborn baby sleeping in white wooden bed with peach fluff and romper and tieback and flowers on cream backdropEvery shot I am confidant is my new favourite shot but this one…well I think it’s just kind of special.

(Romper from Shooting Stars Prop Shop and curly felt from Flovelies)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with peach blanket and wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with peach blanket and romper and tiebackThat adorable little smirk…this teeny tiny pink romper from Pup & Frank was perfect for Eve, I knew it would suit her session perfectly.

(Blanket & wrap from A Little Life Fabric & Props and tieback from Princess & The Pea Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping wrapped in peach dot wrap with cream blanket in cane rectangle basket with babyCan I get a collective nawwww…that smile is just everything….

Newborn baby girl sleeping on blue blanket with blue knit wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on blue blanket with blue knit wrap and tiebackThis set up was just so lovely….

(Blanket from A Little Life Fabric & Props, tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and lace knit wrap from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink and white flower nest with pink knit wrap and cream fur and pink tieback on white wooden floorMumma was super excited to include flowers in Eve’s session so we just had to create a gorgeous nest set up….

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and knit wrap from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with peach flower tiebackAnd how could we not end the session with a nice relaxing nap? How comfy does she look?

Renee and Ryan you have the most gorgeous family and Eve is the perfect addition. Thank you for choosing me to capture special memories of your family and allowing me to be with your beautiful little love Eve.

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Baby you complete me…

in a way I don’t know how…

Baby you have filled my heart…

I longed for you till now.

Now that you are here with me…

I never knew such love…

Blessed that you have chosen me…

You’re sent from up above.

 

Today it is my birthday and I can not think of anything more lovely to do than to be snuggled up with the sweetest little bubba in my studio. I have been absolutely busting for this little guy to arrive earthside so it only seemed fitting that he came to visit today. I feel so blessed to know his mumma and papa, the most lovely and deserving couple ever and the dearest of friends. I first captured their gorgeous baby girl less than two years ago and when I found out they were expecting a little man I secretly hoped they would come back to me again. And that they did…..

World…Meet Samuel.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and blue knit bonnetLittle boy blue….we created this gorgeous set up to go with a matching set up we did with Samuel’s big sister Ava.

(Bonnet from Little Doe and wrap from A Little Life Photography Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden drawer with blue wrap and blanket and pillow on cream backdropThere is just something about vintage pieces, such as this drawer, they capture history and detail but also pair perfectly with a sweet new baby.

(Wrap and blanket from A Little Life Photography Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream bucket wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket and blue knit bonnet on white wooden floorSweet Samuel was just so settled snuggled up here….

(Wrap from A Little Life Photography Props and bonnet from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby sleeping in vintage cane pram with sibling sister pushing itOh em gee…does it get any cuter? Samuel’s mumma brought this stunning vintage pram to Ava’s newborn session so I just knew we had to recreate the set-up with little Samuel included too.

Newborn baby boy sleeping and smiling in round wooden bowl wearing navy romper with navy blanket and navy slouch beanie holding brown knit bear with jute layer on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl wearing navy romper with navy blanket and holding brown knit bear with jute layer on wooden floorHow adorable is this little navy romper and slouchie beanie…I think Samuel liked it, wouldn’t you agree?  That smile though 🙂

(Romper and beanie from Shooting Stars Prop Shop and bear from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby boy wrapped in navy wrap sleeping on cream fur being held by sibling big sisterOk…I think all our hearts collectively exploded at this very moment….Ava was just absolutely adorable with her baby brother!

Newborn baby boy sleeping on mint hat box with cream blanket and knit layer and mint knit layer and bonnetAnother sweet recreation from Ava’s newborn session…this vintage hat box belongs to a dear friend of both Samuel’s mumma and mine so we just had to include this divine set up.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey knit wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey knit wrapThe most perfect little features all snuggled up. Mumma asked for a blue, white and grey collection…I think all of the colours worked perfectly with little Samuel’s gorgeous skin colouring and hopefully with his beautiful nursery at home.

(Knit wrap layer from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby boy sleeping on little white bed with grey fur and wrap layers and cream wrap with cream knit bear and grey felt heart sitting beside sibling sisterAnd last but by no means least….mumma and papa’s pride and joy. The most gorgeous siblings yet!

(Felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams and knit bear from Little Labyrinth)

Paula and Pete I can not contain my happiness for you both that this sweet little guy has joined your gorgeous family….I don’t know who is more lucky, him or you? He is seriously divine and my heart is filled with joy that you came back to me to capture special memories for your family again.

Ava…I have watched you grow since you were in your mumma’s tummy but this time is by far your best time yet, watching you as Samuel’s big sister is such a treat.

And Samuel, I’m sorry you weren’t feeling too amazing when you came to visit me but I am so blessed that you did…all those extra snuggles made my day!

Ps….keep your eye’s peeled over the next few days for the most amazing behind the scenes video footage captured by none other than Samuel’s papa during our session today. I know you all like to see just what goes on during a session and this is your chance…you do not want to miss it!!

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Teddy bear teddy bear….turn around…

Teddy bear teddy bear….touch the ground…

Teddy bear teddy bear….reach up high…

Teddy bear teddy bear….say good night.

 

Today’s session was not my usual kind of session but it completely filled my heart just the same. I’ve known this gorgeous boy since he was a twinkle in his mumma’s eye. We are IVF sisters you see and our two little boy’s were embryo buddies!!! The only problem with that meant I was sadly unable to do his newborn session as I was just about to have my own little bubba. So today, to celebrate sweet Teddy’s first birthday, we did a very special session in the park.

World….Teddy’s turning One!

One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset on wooden rocking horse One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset on wooden rocking horse One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white button up shirt, grey shorts, braces and bow tie in park at sunset Teddy’s mumma had the most divine outfit made for his first birthday party…Teddy Bear’s Picnic theme, of course, and I fell in love with it instantly. Hearing his mumma talk about packing it away in his baby box and handing it down the generations literally made my heart explode.

One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset One year old boy wearing white long sleeved shirt and blue knit romper with blue knit teddy bear bonnet in park at sunset with motherAmanda it has been the greatest gift watching you realize your dreams as a mumma and to watch you grow and flourish together over this past year.

Teddy you have been the most divine blessing and you are loved by all who know you.

Happy First Birthday sweet boy.x.

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