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Teeny tiny pittar patter now are leaps and bounds…

All the cooing caaing are now sweet little sounds…

Every day you learn new things, a joy to watch you grow…

You my little darling, amazing things you’ll know…

 

Oh my goodness…if I thought this sweet little love was divine when she came in for her newborn session then you can imagine my surprise when she arrived even more lovely today for her mini session. This age is always such a hoot and on the day I’m sure I see all of their little personalities rolled into one. I hope I captured a snippet of each personality during our session cause this sweet girl had us in fits of laughter, tears of sadness and all the feels in between! I’m not sure if you will remember but this princess is a sweet pot of gold, born after her gorgeous rainbow baby big brother, both of which I photographed in the studio over the last couple of years. I absolutely adore this family and the strength they have shown after coming through some of the darkest days.

World…Emelia is nearly one!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with pink and purple wraps and felts wearing pink knit romper and tieback with pink potted flowers on cream fur and same set up with toddler girlThis cheeky tongue poking is Emelia to a T…today’s session ran on her schedule and her schedule alone…

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink blanker with pink knit wrap and bow tieback and same set up as toddler girlThose adorable little toothie pegs…

Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with dusty pink blanket and lace doily on white fur with pink and white tieback and same set up as a toddler girlJust sit here on this sweet little bed Emelia…and then she laughed and laughed and laughed…why sit when you have just learnt to stand???

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with pink knit pants and pillow and tieback and same set up as a toddler girl Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket with pink knit bear bonnet sitting on shelf with two pink bears and two blue bears and same set up as a toddler girlNow this is an extra special set up of Emelia with her older siblings who watch down on her from heaven….her big twin sisters and brothers always close by.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream felt basket on cream fur with cream knit romper and blankets with white floral crown and same set up as toddler girl Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with purple blanket and wrap and knit layer and bonnet with same set up as a toddler Newborn baby girl sleeping in basket with yellow knit wraps and tieback in rainbow setting and same set up with toddler girlA little pot of gold with the gorgeous butterflies representing her angel siblings…

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with mustard blankets and wrap and tieback on wooden floor and same set up as toddler girl Sleeping newborn wrapped in yellow wrap with yellow blanket in farmers basket on rainbow crochet blanket on wooden floor and same set up as toddler girlThis gorgeous blanket was made especially for Emelia and I’m so glad we could include it in today’s session as well.

Oh Emelia…you are so lovely and it has been such an honour to watch you grow this past year.

Aleece and Chris it is my favourite thing to share in the joy of your family.x.

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Little love you are the perfect…

mix of both us two…

You represent our hearts entwined…

yet perfectly just you.

You’ve captured what we love…

about each other every day…

You celebrate the joy we have…

in every single way.

 

Now today’s session…at the very last minute, almost didn’t happen, yet as I sit here looking at the most divine little beauty on my screen I can’t even bare to think we could have missed capturing this sweet tiny girl. I grew up with her papa from back when we were small, so you can only imagine my joy, not only when I learned that he was becoming a father for the first time, but that he and his beautiful new wife had chosen me to capture their journey as a new family. And seeing him today, so natural and lovingly with his little princess was such a sweet reward. But like I mentioned…our grand plans for a newborn session were almost halted when their gorgeous bubba ended up at the hospital and in a brace just days after her arrival earthside. Luckily, we decided to go ahead with the session, because I am sure you will all agree, even with her brace, she is all kinds of lovely.

World…Meet Summer.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream fur with pink lace doily and wrap and flower tiebackI wanted to make sure we captured some shots with little Summer’s brace as it’s all part of her journey so far…isn’t she a princess?

Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden crate with pink blanket and felt and wrap and flowers on wooden floorMumma wanted dusty pinks and soft neutrals for Summer’s session today and I’m sure you’ll agree this gorgeous pink was absolutely perfect. Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with tan wrap holding tan felt heart Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with tan wrap holding tan felt heart and knit bonnetThose teeny tiny dainty fingers, perfect rosebud lips and little button nose…she really was the perfect mix of both her mumma and her papa. Newborn baby girl in oval wooden trench bowl with pink blanket and wrap and tieback and flowers on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in rectangle cane basket with purple blanket and wrap and curly felt on white wooden floor with vine and purple flowers with purple knit bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping in rectangle cane basket with purple blanket and wrap and curly felt on white wooden floor with vine and purple flowers with purple tiebackMumma had the most magical maternity portraits taken involving stunning flowers and greenery so I wanted to make sure we carried that through to Summer’s newborn session. Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden vintage doll bed with white knit blanket and wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden vintage doll bed with white knit blanket and wrap and tiebackCan we all take a moment to adore this divine little bed….which was included in a special image announcing her mumma’s pregnancy and I could not wait to include it in the session today. Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream fur with white lace wrap and flower haloSummer was so perfectly at rest with her hands relaxed above her head snoozing on the blanket….how utterly peaceful does she look? Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream vintage iron bed with brown blanket and cream lace romper and knit wrap and bonnet on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream vintage iron bed with brown blanket and cream lace romper and knit wrap and flower tieback on white wooden floorNow this was my favourite set up to capture today…I definitely had to change my traditional workflow when planning Summer’s session to accommodate her brace, but I didn’t want her to miss out on the gorgeous little outfit’s I often use in the studio. So I had the bright idea to modify this stunning romper (don’t tell my favourite vendor it may have involved some scissors…I’m hoping I can fix it!!) and when I put it on her in this set up my heart let out a little squeal. This is everything I wanted the session to be for her mumma and papa, while capturing the brace and her journey, we could still capture what her parents had dreamed of when they pictured their sweet girl and her newborn session just like any other bubba.

Sarah and Jarad you have created the most perfect sweet girl and it was a true honour to be chosen to capture her today.

Summer, thank you for your patience while we worked our way around your brace ensuring you felt comfortable and settled at all times, and thank you for being the most lovely little darling I could hope to meet.

 

 

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One day I wished upon a star…

For you to join my heart…

I prayed and hoped you’d hear me…

Our journey it would start.

Patiently I waited…

For time with you to come…

Never I imagined…

Just how long for you my son.

But now my heart has realized…

It’s overfilled with joy…

To have you here with me…

My darling little boy.

 

Everyone has a journey to become a parent…some a smooth surprise, others an intense battle….and sometimes, just sometimes, you meet someone who has has fought like no other. Someone who despite every single challenge they faced, despite the most massive of hurdles, forged on through the trenches to realize their dream of becoming parents. I first ‘virtually’ met today’s mumma a couple of years ago through an online IVF group. One day she posted her story, which mind you, even a few years ago seemed like almost too much for one person to bare, and I thought to myself, if she can continue to try, despite all the disappointment, then anyone can. If she can continue to fight for her dream, then I can to. Her story broke my heart, but it inspired me daily. I screen shot one of her posts and I would share it with friends who were having a hard time with infertility and felt like they couldn’t go on. I promised her that WHEN her baby came, not IF….that I would be completely honoured to gift her a session. And you know what…that day has finally arrived! I’ll let mumma share her story, and I’ll share some pic’s along the way….but boy oh boy….this little miracle was all kinds of lovely today. He is beyond cute, slept up a storm and there was so much joy and love in the room it was simply breathtaking.

After finding out I had a bicornate, septated uterus , with endometriosis and pcos, Drs outcome for me having children was low. Having to go on a search for a Dr that was willing to help. Dr No 4 Dr Glenn Sterling was the one that saved my fertility and worked tirelessly to see me achieve my dream of becoming a mother. So after 47 rounds of fertility treatment 2 dangerous uterine surgeries, 7 endometriosis surgeries, 2 gastric surgeries to help control my weight. 17 Miscarriages, 7 Chemical pregnancies, a diagnosis of an immune disorder, a plan was hatched to help me achieve my dream. After trying tirelessly for 9 years, countless injections and tears. I was put on a protocol that worked. Finally I had to pinch myself and thank the Dr who never gave up on me. As we welcomed our little miracle I was so thankful we never gave up, that I had a Dr who took risks that no one else would. Feeling incredibly blessed right now.

World….Meet Isaiah.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnetOh my word…this guy though…with his papa’s gorgeous Nigerian pouty lips, long lashes and curls but his mumma’s creamy skin…he was absolutely the most divine combination of the two.

Newborn baby bpy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and wrap and bonnet on blue fur Newborn baby bpy sleeping in cream tin bucket with navy wrap and knit layer on white wooden floorIt’s hard to believe this chunky little man started out a little early and a teeny 2kg….look at those chins!

Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap That blonde curly hair was everything….

Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on wooden bed wearing navy knit romper and bonnet with blue blanket and knit layer and soft toysOh sigh….you can’t beat a sleepy little bubba in a bed….mumma was so excited for this shot…so glad Isaiah loved it too!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with teal blue blanket and wrap on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with teal blue blanket and wrap on wooden floorThe most perfect baby ever (I may say that about all of them but oh my!!!)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden bowl on grey fur with grey curly felt and grey blanket and wrap and bear bonnet and knit koala toyMumma adored this set up too…how divine is this snuggly little koala with his little koala toy?

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden log bowl with red knit layer and fabric and pants on wooden floorNow red isn’t a colour I use a lot but how gorgeous is this set up with Isaiah’s colouring…he literally just kicked back in this bowl…how relaxed does he look?

Black man holding naked white newbornUmmmm….gasp…I knew this shot was going to be amazing before I even clicked my camera. Just a little guy snuggled up safely with his papa…does not get any better than that. And how special to see just how small Isaiah was in time in his papa’s hands.

Julie and Emmanuel…..I am so honoured that after all you have been through I have been the one to capture this little miracle now he is safely here in your arms. It is by far the most immense privilege. All your determination and hard works has been rewarded by the very best gift and I can not think of two more deserving people. Isaiah definitely chose the right mumma and papa.

Isaiah…you were worth the wait.x.

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Oh lordy be…I am not sure if some of you will remember but a little over a month ago I photographed the sweetest little puppy dog, Pipsie and she was all sorts of lovely. Well, you will never guess what? She got a baby brother and today she brought him to the studio for the most divine snuggles and even some cute pics!!! In the pouring rain amidst a crazy storm, I ran out to the car with an umbrella to be handed a teeny tiny wrapped up bundle and eeeeep….I unwrapped the most gorgeous little face that showered me with little licks and snuggles!!! Now I’m not a dog person but these two puppies are so very cute that I couldn’t help but fall a teeny bit in love with them! Pipsie came too and she was super protective of her new little brother, every time he whimpered a little, she would fret to check on him! Thankfully, like his big sister, as soon as he arrived, he dosed off into a beautiful big sleep and slept the entire session! He is the perfect addition to the most lovely family….two big human sisters and his big puppy sister….I just know he’s going to be doted on for years to come!

Anyway….enough oooohing and aaaahing from me, you have to check out this sweetness for yourself!

World….Meet Jasper.x.

Newborn puppy on cream blanket with blue wrapLook at that widdle face….Sweet Jasper, named after the gorgeous stone similar to his colouring, was just as lovely as his big sister Pipsie when she came to the studio! Newborn puppy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap Newborn puppy sleeping in round cane basket on white wooden floor with blue blanket and wrap and pillow and knit bear Newborn puppy sleeping in round cane basket on white wooden floor with blue blanket and wrap and pillow and knit bearJust a little boy and is bear….nawwww!

Newborn puppy sleeping on white wooden bed on cream backdrop with blue blanketThis little bed is so teeny tiny, I brought it years ago in an antique store and never have any bebe’s small enough to squish into it….but it’s the perfect teeny puppy size!

Newborn puppy in white tin bucket with grey curly fur and mint wrap on white wooden floor Newborn puppy in white tin bucket with grey curly fur and mint wrap on white wooden floorI think he thought this curly fur was his mumma cause he kept snuggling up to it!

Newborn puppy sleeping in wooden bowl on wooden floor with green felt and wrap and felt heartI just adore this olive green colour and it went perfectly with Jasper’s red curls….

Newborn puppy sleeping in farmers basket with sage blanket and wrap and curly fur on white wooden floor Newborn puppies sleeping in farmers basket with sage blanket and wrap and curly fur on white wooden floorWe just had to get a sibling pic of course, Pipsie wasn’t as excited to sleep today as she was a month or so ago, lol but she snuggled up next to her little brother and they were too cute for words!

Newborn puppy in wooden bowl with mustard wraps and layers and blankets on wooden floor Newborn puppy sleeping in wooden bowl with mustard wraps and layers and blankets on wooden floorWe used this gorgeous mustard colour with Pipsie during her newborn session and it worked perfectly with Jasper’s colouring today too.

Newborn puppies sleeping in wooden drawer with cream curly fur on cream backdropLook how happy Jasper is to be snuggled with his big sister…these two, I can’t even!!

Oh Jasper, you are so lovely. Thank you for all the kisses today and for being such a good sleepy boy! And Pipsie, thank you for sharing your adorable new little brother with me today.

*Ps….just in case anyone was wondering…everything is washed in between sessions, puppies AND newborns…your little one’s safety is always my first concern and I would never compromise your most treasured little ones.

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I never could imagine…

my heart could grow so wide…

or that it had room for love…

blossoming inside….

A surprise that we had hoped for…

and dreamed for filled with joy…

A celebration in our world…

Our darling little boy.

 

Today the most perfect little man brought his family to the studio so that we could capture some special memories while he was still so teeny and new. The most perfect skin, dreamy long lashes and pouty lips…boys always get the best looks! He slept up a storm while his big sister made us all cups of tea in the play kitchen and magic happened in the studio. Mumma and papa asked for a beautiful gallery filled with lots of natural earthy tones and while I’ve always been a bit partial to pops of colour…this collection just sung to my heart today. There is something about natural textures and a fresh little one that go hand in hand. I am sure you will all agree, that this little guy is just so lovely.

World…Meet Samuel.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on brown blanket with tan knit bonnet and cream wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on brown blanket with tan knit bonnet and cream wrapNow when I said the best lashes and lips….I was not kidding! Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with cream fur and cream wrap on white wooden floorSnug as a bug.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping in log bowl with grey blanket and wrap and felt layer and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in log bowl with grey blanket and wrap and felt layer and bonnetLook at this sweet profile…all those divine little details you never want to forget. Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden drawer with cream curly fur and knit layer and bonnetNawwww that sweet little smile!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with mint blanket and wrapI just adore this sage green colour…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with brown wrap and knit layer and bonnet and bear Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with brown wrap and knit layer and bonnet and bearSamuel had the longest lovely fingers and snuggled right up to this little guy! Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with mustard wrap and bear knit bonnetI may be stretching the friendship a bit when I snuck in this gorgeous mustard but it’s still earthy to me…hope mumma and papa agree? Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream bucket with grey curly fluff layer and grey knit wrap and bonnet on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream fur wrapped in cream blanket with cream knit bunny bonnet and cream soft bunny toySamuel brought this adorable little rabbit with him today so I had to sneak this set up in…just two little bunnies hanging out side by side and can we all take a minute to observe this adorable pout??? Newborn baby boy in cream romper sleeping on wooden bed with cream blankets and cream fur on the ground with soft toy bunnies and sibling big sister in blue dressSometimes two year old’s can be a little tricky but Lucy was absolutely adorable with baby Samuel, smothering him with kisses and the occasional vigorous head pat!! Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and beanieMumma also brought this sweet little blue beanie that was Samuel’s in hospital….so special to have been able to include this in our session. Newborn baby boy sleeping wrapped in blue wrap on cream fur with sibling big sister holding himAnd while there were a tonne of adorable faces in this set up…I just had to include this one for the sneak peak…when you haven’t quite mastered the smile yet….equally as adorable!

Jill and Eddy you have the most adorable little pigeon pair, I feel so lucky you chose me to capture this special time for your new little family.

Lucy, you make the best cups of tea, even if you did put a sausage in it!

Samuel…you read the sleepy baby manual…I hope you keep it up for your mumma and papa at home but thanks for being so kind to me today (we won’t mention the numerous poop incidents, most famously the one all over your papa!!)

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