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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 was given you…

Your tiny little newborn face…

I couldn’t have loved you more…

And though your face was new to me…

‘Twas like we’d met before…

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I have literally been busting to share this divine sneak peak from the most adorable little man but I had to wait until his name was ‘officially’ announced…I actually have a sneaky suspicion that this sneak peak might be his official announcement. Lots of sneaky happening!! If you know this Mumma and Papa though…please don’t tag them in this post until they have had the chance to share their gorgeous new man themselves.

Speaking of Mumma and Papa…they are my dearest friends and this little man is now the third gorgeous boy I have photographed for this sweet family. My heart is literally exploding that I get to have the privilege of sharing this journey and telling their story time and again.

World…Meet Boston…He’s new here.x.

Newborn baby boy in cane basket wearing brown knit romper with brown blanket and dried flowers on wooden floorI feel like this is officially going to be a thing and those of you that know will know…but I kind of have a ‘work curse’…all of my colleagues that bring their sweet babes to the studio end up team no sleep lol…this little guy was a nosy parker and legit did not want to miss a thing…despite two sessions, lots of shushing, cuddling, rocking and all my tricks…plus lots of boobies…this little guy may have done a few blinks to get some shut eye shots lol. I’m kinda not mad though…look at those big dark intent eyes! Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and wrap and knit bonnet holding vintage ruby ring and heart locket necklaceNow this little guys name isn’t just Boston…his middle name is Frances after his darling Great Grandma who is watching over him from heaven…and in these special shots he holds a little part of her…her ring and a stunning locket his Mumma wears snuggled next to her heart with a lock of hair to treasure her memory. Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and blue knit bonnetMumma and Papa chose a stunning gallery of navy, browns and creams… Newborn baby boy wrapped in brown wrap sleeping in wooden draw with brown blanket and dried flowers on wooden floorI love thinking this adorable little bundle was snuggled up under his Mumma’s heart not that long ago… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden bowl with navy blanket and wrap and soft toy bunny on white wooden floorHow sweet is this little bunny Boston bought with him… Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with brown wrap and brown knit bonnetThose kissy lips are the best…. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream fur wrapped in cream blanketLook at those little piggies would you… Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket wrapped in navy wrap with navy blanket on wooden floorHe just loved being safely snuggled up…I’m with him…it doesn’t get better than that! Newborn baby boy wrapped in cream wrap being held by sibling big brothers one in a white shirt and one in a rust jumper laying on cream furAnd the most adorable sibling set ever…I can’t believe I photographed all three of these boys as newborns.

Welcome earthside baby Boston…we’ve been waiting for you.x.

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The future just arrived today…

a brand new baby here to play…

ten little fingers…ten tiny toes…

Mummy’s eye’s and Daddies nose…

Welcome to you little one…

your life in time and space begun…

this world can use all you can give…

so grow in wisdom as you live…

Remember always who you are…

a glorious spirit – a shining star…

a precious gift from up above…

filled with wonder…blessed with love…

we look into your newborn eyes…

and silently we realise…

the love and joy of life anew…

the miracle of meeting you.

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You guys…the most divine little doll came to visit me in the studio today and she was all kinds of lovely. The crazy thing is…I looked after her Mumma as a toddler back in my childcare days…long before my nursing! And now I feel a hundred years old…let’s get back to cute babies. This little loves Nanna first reached out to me to book a session for her daughter and it was such a treat to see this family again after so many years. Mumma and Papa picked a stunning gallery of soft pinks and white’s…and when this sweet girl arrived with the squishiest cheeks and lovely locks I near squealed!

World…Meet Maisie…She’s new here.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink lace wrap and bow tieback or pink knit wrapLiterally the most perfect bubba there was… Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket with pink blanket and knit layer and dried flowers wearing pink knit romper and flower tiebackThat sweet little smile… Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap and cream blanket and pink wrap with pink and white dried flowersThere’s just something so sweet about little girls in pink and white… Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket wrapped in cream wrap holding knit bumble beeHow adorable is this little knit bumble bee…which actually belongs to Maisie’s Papa…as it’s his nickname from Maisie’s Mumma! See the sweet smile in the top pic too! Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket sitting on wooden chair with pink wrap and flower vines wearing pink tieback or knit bear bonnet Nawww these cheeks… Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket sleeping in round wooden bowl with pink flower blanket and dried flowers with pink bow tieback on white wooden floorLook at those little piggies… Newborn baby girl wearing pink tutu and knit bonnet sleeping on pink lace blanketWhen Mumma asked for this little tutu I was so excited to get it out…this was actually one of the first shot’s I took and what you don’t see edited out of frame is the most enormous yellow poop she did as soon as I laid her down! Newborn baby girl sleeping in vintage cream iron bed with pink blanket and white lace doily wearing pink knit romper and bonnet with pink dried flowersA real life little doll… Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap sleeping on lace wedding veilOk how magic is this shot…Mumma asked if I could included her stunning wedding vale in their session and I just love how this shot turned out. Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap wearing pink flower crown being held by mother and fatherMumma and Papa and their little love… Newborn baby girl wrapped in white wrap surrounded by multiple adult hands holding herAnd how special is this shot of little Miss Maisie surrounded by her adoring family…

Samantha and Brandon thank you for bringing you gorgeous love to the studio so we could capture pure magic today…I feel like our story has come full circle since the last time I saw you were close to this small!

Miss Maisie…you arrived snoozing…posed up a storm for some of the most divine photo’s for your family to treasure and even squeezed in some sweet snuggles. Please come back again soon.x.

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All those weeks waiting, just hoping to see…

Your flickering heartbeat, that whoosh like the sea…

And in that small, tiny moment, heart thumping we knew…

Where once it was just us, soon there would be you.

@arthurwears

Eeeeep….these guys are definitely up there with my favourite families & I was so excited when they got in touch to announce baby number two was happening. You see I first met this sweet family when I photographed their now ‘big’ boy Asher nearly three years ago & he was absolutely divine. Even better…he was super excited to see me again just like we were old friends (not that he would have any memory of me!) He made a great supervisor ever so sweet with his new baby sister! I just love working with families that continue to come back to me for each baby…its so special.

World…Meet Violet…She’s new here.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on lavender coloured blanket with matching wrap and either flower tieback or matching knit bonnet Mumma & Papa created the most magical nursery for sweet Violet…the wallpaper is seriously divine…so I used that colour palette to create a gorgeous gallery for them filled with dusty pink and purples. Completely confident it doesn’t get sweeter than this…. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket wrapped in purple wrap with purple blanket and tieback with flowers on wooden floorLook at that sweet little smile… Newborn baby girl sleeping on vintage iron bed wearing pink romper and flower tieback with pink flowers and pink wrap with sibling brother sitting beside wearing blue shirt and tan shortsNow we may have taken a million sibling pics today but can you blame me? Look at these two…. Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with purple knit blanket wearing purple romper and tiebackHow divine is this purple knit blanket made especially for Violet…Asher brought his own special blanket when he came for his session too. These special keepsakes just fill my heart. Newborn baby girl sleeping on purple blanket wrapped in pink wrap surrounded by felt heart rainbow wearing rainbow flower tiebackNow both Asher and Violet are rainbow babies…sent from above by siblings who could not remain earthside…the brightest gift Newborn baby girl wrapped in white wrap wearing white bow tieback in wooden vintage cot with sibling bother sitting in cot with her with rainbow back drop and cream fur on floorTwo sweet rainbows…. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket with pink wrap and knit bonnet with bucket sitting on wooden chair surrounded by pink flowersLook at these cheeks….I just wanted to squish them! Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket wrapped in purple blanket and flower tieback Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap with pink blanket and dried flowers and bow tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket wearing purple romper laying on purple knit blanket with purple flowers and tieback on wooden floorAll the smiles…don’t be fooled…Violet much preferred cuddles with me than posing for photo’s but I am so glad we could capture all her sweetness. Newborn baby girl sleeping wrapped in purple wrap with tieback being held by sibling brother wearing white shirt and tan shorts on cream furI’m going to throw this out there and say this is one of my all time favourite sibling photo’s…Mumma and Papa weren’t sure how Master Asher would go but he was sooooo perfect, just hopped right on the rug and snuggled up his darling sister.

Emma and Matt thank you a million times over for choosing me again to share your special journey…I love love love that I get to do this for you.

Asher thank you for being the best supervisor and big brother a girl could ask for and sweet sweet Violet you are divine.x.

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It’s been a year of watching you grow…

Loving who you are now, loving you of tomorrow…

It’s been a year, making friends with the moon…

But I’d relive each night, because I got to hold you…

It’s been a year, of us together…

A newborn no longer, but my baby forever…

It’s been a year, our first trip round the sun…

Happy birthday to you, today you turn one.

Words by Jess Urlichs

 

I was super excited to have this darling little man back in the studio today, you see the first time I saw this gorgeous boy was when he was a teeny tiny newborn after a very long journey in the NICU (Not my NICU…you know the ‘other’ NICU…he he he!). Can you believe he’s already One? I do not know where the last year has gone but it was so amazing to see just how much he had grown and can you imagine he got even cuter??? I absolutely adore these milestone sessions because we get to see just how much he’s changed in the same sweet set ups…

World…Lincoln is One! Baby boy in cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and curly furLook at those little toothy pegs…smiling then and smiling now! Newborn baby sleeping in cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and curly fur Baby boy in cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and curly fur Newborn baby boy sleeping in basket in wooden drawer wearing green knit romper small knit bear and vine leaves on wooden floor Baby boy sleeping in wooden drawer wearing green knit pants with vine leaves on wooden floorStill has those divine squishy cheeks thanks heavens… Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and bonnet Baby boy with blue blanket on wooden floorI can’t even with this gorgeous little guy…he really was the sweetest. Newborn baby sleeping in cane basket wrapped in green wrap with green blanket and curly fur and dried leaves on wooden floor Hooray for being One! Baby in cane basket wrapped in green wrap with green blanket and curly fur and dried leaves on wooden floorThat smooshie pout… Newborn baby wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket in round wooden bowl on wooden floor This face…. Baby with blue blanket in round wooden bowl on wooden floorCan you believe that teeny baby bundle is now sitting up in the wooden bowl… Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with teal wrap and bonnet Baby boy on cream fur with teal pants crawling towards the cameraOh darling boy…you fill my heart…it was so lovely to see you looking so big and strong. Celebrating you and your first year today was so special.x.

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On the day you were born (Too little, too soon)…

I laid in denial, until about noon…

One the day you were born, I prayed & I cried…

For the baby I needed, to stay safely inside…

On the day you were born, four months before due…

Your heart rate kept dropping (Mine kept dropping too)…

On the day you were born, I wore a fake smile…

(Pretend to be happy, you’re meeting your child)…

I walked to your NICU, to my delayed joy…

Yes you were really little, but MY little boy…

You waved a small hand, calling for me to take it…

From that moment on, I knew you would make it…

I sat there for hours, committed to see…

Just a hint of a miracle, waiting for me…

We were in this together, on a journey to grow…

My brave little warrior, I love you, you know.

By Kaleena Berryman

Now there were lots of things trying to stand in our way for todays session but despite almost needing an ark to get here…this gorgeous boy made it and he was definitely worth the wait! I first met this sweet boy when he was born long before his time and was hanging out in the NICU. I’ll let Mumma share their story below and I’ll share some gorgeous pics along the way but I am so glad that we could make today happen for this very deserving family. He is a fighter by every sense of the word, he has overcome so much just to be here today, and despite being home with his Mumma & Papa finally, he still requires oxygen and is fed with the assistance of a tube. Thankfully we could still capture newborn photo’s for this little man even though he’s months old…every photo they have so far, whilst capturing his journey, are layered with medical equipment and tubes and wires. Today it was all about this sweet boy in all of his gorgeousness. The joys of bringing your precious bubba to me means I was able to take out his feeding tube then pop it back in at the end of the session, as well as get lots of stunning images with his oxygen safely near by.

“When I thought about becoming a mother for the first time, I certainly never envisioned our journey being as difficult or challenging as it turned out to be.

After trying for children for a while, my husband and I realised that we would have to try IVF to start our little family. I remember being so excited and hopeful about beginning our first round of IVF as it was moving one step closer to our dream of starting a family. The hope and excitement very quickly dwindled however with each unsuccessful round until finally I got a positive on a home pregnancy test after our 4th round. We were very cautious throughout the pregnancy and only started to get a little glimmer of excitement about being pregnant once we reached 22 weeks. We started to let all our family know about our wonderful news and finally went shopping for baby clothes and other nursery items for the first time.

And then at 24 weeks, my blood pressure went out of control. I was admitted to hospital with severe preeclampsia and was seen by numerous specialists to try and lower it. I was ready to try anything just to give our little boy a bit more time inside. At 26 weeks, my obstetrician made the call to deliver our little man and I remember the absolute fear and dread I felt of hearing those words. I was rushed to theatre for an emergency caesarean. Everything that day was an absolute blur, but I remember hearing our little boy let out an almighty cry as he was delivered, weighing just 890g.

I will never forget how my heart absolutely melted when I saw him for the first time. I will never forget how tiny and fragile he looked and how small his body was in my hands when I held Hom. My dear little boy faced so many challenges while in the NICU. It was such an emotional roller coaster and we seemed to take a few small steps forward and then some almighty leaps backwards at times. In total he spent 124 days were before we were able to tale our little miracle man home. He has been such a little fighter and I am in absolute awe at how much he has overcome. We still face many challenges, but I am so incredibly lucky to have this little man who has finally made me a Mumma bear!”

World…Meet Samuel…he’s new here.x.

When he arrived he was wide awake and happy to chat…and how could you be mad at this sweet face??? Newborn baby boy in vintage iron bed with grey blanket wearing grey knit koala suit and holding koala knit toyBut then he dosed off and this was pretty much this chill nature the entire session….a little koala bear with his gorgeous koala toy he brought with him today. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket wrapped in blue wrap with blue knit bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl wearing brown knit romper with brown blanket on wooden floorHow adorable are these little knitted rompers….he just snuggled up here like this…not sure it gets any cuter! Newborn baby boy sleeping in green wooden bed wrapped in green blanket with green knit bonnet on wooden floorMumma chose a stunning gallery with browns, creams, blues and this gorgeous sage green…love love love. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with bear knit bonnet and bear toys sleeping with himWho caught this sneak peak video earlier today? Mumma collects teddy bears so this set up was a must! Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and pillow with blue knit bunny toy and dried flowers and blue felt heart on wooden floorI just adore this sweet little bunny Samuel brought with him…and this colour looked perfect on his milky skin and little dust of ginger hair. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with brown blanket and brown knit layer and bonnet on wooden floorLook at those smoochie lips… Newborn baby boy wearing teal knit romper with teal knit blanket on wooden floor with dried flowers holding blue knit bearOk I think this is my favourite from the session…we squeezed him into this knit romper…he’s come a long way from a teeny tiny 890 grams! Mother and father holding newborn baby boy wrapped in blue blanketLook at this beautiful family…all that love just gets me in the feels. It fills my heart that after everything they have been through we could celebrate today with gorgeous photos.

Patricia & Jeremy…thank you for trusting me with your precious little man. He is divine and you should be super proud. It was so lovely to see you all today and create some special memories.

Sweet Samuel thank you for being such a darling…

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