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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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Here we are a year gone by…

I blinked and you have grown…

What happened to my little one…

The time, you know, it’s flown.

My tiny baby, in my arms…

you’re now a little girl…

My heart it’s full for you my love…

You are my whole wide world.

Now anyone who has had any kind of session with me will know I always say ‘baby is boss’….whether it’s a four day old newborn or a giggling one year old…I always let the little’s dictate the way the session goes but today’s session….well it kind of took the cake on that front! This little princess was booked to come for her one year session at 11am…and of course at 1055am she fell asleep in the car just before arriving. Thankfully her mumma is a friend of mine so she came inside & we let the princess have a little nap in the care so she was as happy as could be for her session. TWO HOURS LATER…we decided we better wake her up! Luckily, she woke up on the right side of the carseat and we had a great session!!

I love a sweet little newborn but it’s always such fun when they come back to the studio and I get to see just how much they have grown. See those little glimpses of personality from the newborn session now in full flow. And this little love did not disappoint…the cheekiest smile, that little tongue peeking out, teeny tiny teeth!

World…Sahara turns One!

Newborn baby sleeping in round cane basket with purple wrap and blanket and tieback on purple flokati and same set up as one year old girlCuteness overload…that cheeky little grin and those stunning chocolate brown eyes….love!

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in vintage pram with purple wrap and flowers and tieback with sibling sister in purple dress and same set up with baby as one year oldUmmmmm…can you believe these adorable sisters??? When I first photographed them together I knew this bond was going to be amazing and of course it has flourished just so.

(Curly felt from Divine Miss Ruby Designs, and tieback from Addy & Gus Designs)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with pastel purple blanket wearing pastel purple romper and holding pastel purple owl toy on white wooden floor and same set up as a one year old girlMumma’s favourite set up recreated….

(Curly felt from Flovelies, tieback from Addy & Gus Designs and owl from Earthborn Photography Props) Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap on purple blanket with purple headband and same set up as one year old girlLook at those little toothy pegs….

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props) Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap with purple blanket in wooden log bowl on wooden floor and same set up as one year old girlWhen mumma asked for purples and pinks in her newborn session my heart skipped a beat…I adore this plum/mulberry colour… Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap with pink and grey blankets in wooden bowl on wooden floor and same set up as one year old girlSahara brought this gorgeous pink and grey spotty blanket to her newborn session so we had to recreate the set up with that special keepsake. Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket wearing pink lace romper with pink blanket on pink flokati and pink toy bunny and same set up as a one year old girlAnd of course her little bunny friend…. Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink crochet basket with pink curly fur and pink lace backdrop wearing pink knit romper with white blanket and same set up as one year old girl(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props, curly felt from Flovelies, newborn romper from Lydia’s Hope Chest and sitter romper from Wendy’s Baby’s Knits) Newborn baby girl sleeping on white wooden bed with blue blanket and blue knit bear and white knit bear with blue flowers and sibling girl wearing denim romper and same set up with one year old girlBest friends for life….that’s what sister’s are for, isn’t it?

Sahara it was such a joy to have you back in the studio today (even if you slept in my driveway for most of the day!!).

Happy First Birthday little love….

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I tried to imagine…a life with you just here…

after all I had been waiting…for you alone my dear

and now that you’ve arrived…and you’re in my arms to stay

it’s everything I imagined…in every single way.

 

Today I had the sweetest of sweet sweet girls in the studio and there were so many moments that I was sure my heart was literally going to explode.

I’ve known today’s mumma for a long time and to say we have all been patiently waiting for this little love since before she was even a twinkle in her mumma’s eye is an understatement. It’s always the most amazing complement when people choose me to capture special memories for their family, even more so when it is a friend.

World….Meet Elsie.x.

(I just have to add…Elsie is named after her great grandma, Elsie Mae…who in turn was named after her mumma, Elsie Violet and I just adore that Sally and Chris have decided to bring back such a beautiful tradition…it doesn’t get any more special than that).

Newborn baby girl sleeping on plum blanket with dusty pink lace doily and pants and knit bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on plum blanket with dusty pink lace doily and pants and tiebackNow for anyone hanging out on facebook you would have seen a little live video from this set up. When Elsie’s mumma asked for a beautiful collection of burgundy’s, pinks and white’s this set up filled my heart immediately. This gorgeous dusty pink vintage lace doily was handed down to me from a family friend and I just love the history that it brings to a little girl newborn session. There’s something that fits so perfectly with it’s delicate details and those of a beautiful new baby girl. And can I add…these colours went absolutely perfectly with little Elsie’s gorgeous features.

(Knit bonnet from Little Doe, tieback from Shooting Stars Photography Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest with pink wrap and tieback on leaf backdrop Newborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest with pink wrap and tieback on leaf backdropCan I get a little oh em gee….how divine is Elsie in this gorgeous flower nest. This custom tieback from My Vintage Girl was what inspired me for Elsie’s entire session and fit perfectly with mumma’s colour requests.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with burgundy blanket and wrap and knit layer and bonnet on wooden floorOk…I just have to say it…everyone needs a pom pom beanie and this hat is life! I also had this custom made for Elsie from Never Forget Knits and Photo Props and whipped up the knit blanket for her myself…does it get any better?

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream floral wrap with burgundy flower crown sleeping in cane rectangle basket with cream knit blanket and bunch of pink and burgundy flowers on whtie wooden floorI think this is my favourite new photo…Elsie was the most settled and sweet just snuggled up in this little basket. And how stunning is this flower crown from Gumnutandbloom Photo Props.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with mint green wrap and lace blanket and tieback and felt heart Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with mint green wrap and lace blanket and tieback and felt heartSnug as a bug…Elsie just loved being snuggled up like this, I think it made her feel like being back in her mumma’s tummy!

(Lace wrap from Princess and The Pea Props and felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket with pink wrap and knit layer and tieback on white wooden floor(Gorgeous wrap from A Little Life Photography Props and tieback from Princess and The Pea Props)

Newborn baby girl wrapped in floral wrap with pink flower tieback being held by sibling sister in floral dress laying on cream furI do not think there was a dry eye with this set up…the most lovely of sisters. Addison was absolutely darling with her baby sister, by far the most well behaved sibling I’ve ever had in the studio. And if I didn’t think my heart was exploding with love at this very moment….when Addison added her favourite thing about her baby sister was the way she smelled literally had us all sobbing. This moment right here needs to be etched in their parents hearts for eternity…and how lucky am I to be able to witness it and capture it for them.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and pink bow tiebackEverything that is divine about a new baby girl…rosy cheeks, pouty lips, dainty little fingers and toes….nawwww….

Newborn baby girl sleeping on vintage cream knit blanket with cream wrap and cream bow tiebackI love it when families bring something special to their session and this stunning blanket was no exception, passed down through the generations of Elsie’s family and now snuggling her. Such a special tradition.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl with dusty pink wrap and blanket and knit layer and tiebackOh Elsie, you are so lovely.

Newborn baby girl in cream romper with pink flower tieback sleeping in cream vintage iron bed with cream curly felt and dusty pink vintage doily on cream fur with sibling sister wearing pink floral dressAnd last but not least…a true celebration of the most divine sisters a mumma and papa could ever hope for.

Sally and Chris I could not be more honoured that you chose me to capture your newest little love.

Addison, you are already the best big sister a little bubba could hope for and I can’t wait to watch the two of you grow together.

Elsie you are all kinds of lovely and my heart is filled with joy after spending the day with you.x.

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