Amanda Maree Photography » Amanda Maree Photography - Brisbane Newborn Photographer

 

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 tieback Newborn 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 floor 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 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 beanie Newborn 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 floor Newborn 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 girls Newborn triplet girls sleeping on blue blanket with blue tiebacks and blue wrap 9 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 tieback Newborn 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 floor Newborn 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 flowers Newborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest wrapped in pink wrap with pink blanket and pillow and flower tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden trencher with purple blanket and wrap and pink sheepskin on white wooden floor Newborn 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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How could we be so lucky…

a little girl to love…

to join our little family…

our darling little dove.

 

Today I had the most darling little love in the studio…not super big but I swear she had cheeks for days! She brought a bit of an entourage with her…Mumma, Papa, big (all of 18mths big!) brother, Nanny, Poppy and her two gorgeous cousins…I have photographed all four kids so of course we had to get a photo of the four cousins together. It was…let’s just say fun! A 3yr old, a 20mth old, an 18mth old and a newborn…plus all the adults jumping around making noises, dancing and singing and a bit of youtube thrown in the mix! Not the usual start to my newborn session but we captured some gorgeous images of four sweet kiddo’s which I know will be treasured forever.

Now…onto the newborn bit! Apart from a minor (scrap that, major) number 3 incident that almost required a bath…this sweet girl was an absolutely a dream! We created a gorgeous gallery of grey’s, pink’s and white’s which suited her stunning milky complexion perfectly. As I said, I also photographed her darling big brother Jack just 18mths ago and these colours will fit with Jack’s gallery hanging throughout their home…and I adore that it is all working together as part of this family’s story.

World…Meet Evie.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spotted blanket with cream blanket and knit bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spotted blanket with cream blanket and bow tiebackWe did this exact same set up for Jack’s session…I can’t wait to see the images hanging together! Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl wearing grey knit romper with pink lace wrap, flower tieback and grey blanket on white wooden floorThis split second…right before the poonami…she looks so sweet and innocent! And how divine is pink and grey together? Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket with cream knit lauer and wrap on white wooden floor with bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket with cream knit lauer and wrap on white wooden floor with bow tiebackThat sweet little smile… Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with pink blanket and fluff and wrap and flower on white wooden floorHmmmm….this is right after the poonami…she was just looking at me so intently! Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream basket with grey knit blanket and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream basket with grey knit blanket and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with cream blanket and grey knit layer and pink grey and white crochet blanket with pink wrap and flower tieback on wooden floorWe also did this same set up with Jack and his divine blanket made especially for him…and now Evie has her very own one too! Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket with flower tieback on cream flokati with sibling brother sitting beside her wearing jeans and white tshirtNow Jack, as you would expect from an 18mth old, wasn’t overly keen on hanging out with me in the studio or with his new sister…they can be a bit scary those new babies, right Jack? Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket with cream blanket on white wooden floor wrapped in pink blanket and knit bonnet and bunny with flowers Newbonr baby girl sleeping in cane basket with grey felt layer and white lace wrap and flower tieback on white wooden floorI just love grey on little girls…. Newborn baby girl wearing knit pink bear outfit on bed wiht pink lace and bears with sibling brother beside holding bear on cream furOh lordy be…can this be any cuter? Just a whole load of bears and lovin!!

Evie you are all kinds of divine…thankfully everything is washable!

Jack you are even cuter today than when I first met you if that is even possible!

Lisa and Kieran thank you for sharing your gorgeous family with me and for choosing me again to capture this special time in your lives.

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Hold him a little longer…

Rock him a little more…

Read him another story…

You’ve only read him four…

Let him sleep on your shoulder…

Rejoice in his happy smile…

He is only a little boy…

For such a short while.

Today I had the most darling little man in the studio. He literally did not make a peep the entire day. Just snuggled up and slept the day away. And he was ever so cute! He brought his gorgeous Mumma and Papa with him to the studio and we had the most lovely session. A stunning collection of images to go in his adorable new nursery….lots of blues and grey’s. This little guy was actually a surprise gender, such a rare thing these days, but the best way in my opinion. So to add to the grey’s and white’s in his nursery Mumma and Papa chose the most divine shades of blue. I can not wait to share some special images from their session.

World….Meet Jack.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and blue knit bonnetLook at those chubby little cheeks and pouty lips….

Newborn baby boy sleeping in tin bucket with grey wrap and knit bonnet and felt heart and curly felt layer Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and knit layer and wrap and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden bed with blue blanket and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with grey wrapThose gorgeous long fingers….details you never want to forget. Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and backdrop and curly felt holding blue bear Newborn baby sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in rectangle basket with dark grey blanket and knit layer and bonnet and felt heart Newborn baby boy sleeping in rectangle basket with dark grey blanket and knit layer and bonnet and felt heartI just adore these little felt hearts!

Newborn baby boy sleeping on wooden crate with blue knit pants and blue knit elephant and blue stripe knit blanketSqueee…I love this shot…the colours Mumma and Papa loved with their gorgeous little guy just snuggled up in his trousers with his friend elephant! Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with grey blanket and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket wearing knit romper with grey blanketDid anyone catch this sweet set up on the live feed?

Newborn baby boy sleeping in dads armsBefore too long your life will change…

Becoming something new…

You’ll hold so close and tenderly…

A tiny part of you…

You’ll feel a love you can’t explain…

That strengthens every day…

You’re going to be a Daddy…

And you’ll be perfect in every way…

As soon as you hold your child close…

You’ll start to understand…

The smallest fingers hold your heart…

Before they hold your hand.

 

Today’s Papa was ever so sweet with his darling little man…there was not a dry eye in the room. This right here, these moments, is exactly why I do what I do.

Genevieve and Blake thank you for finding me….and sharing your darling little man with me…what a privilege.

Jack you are kinds of lovely.x.

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