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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’d been given you…

Your tiny little newborn face…

I couldn’t have loved more…

And though your face was new to me…

‘Twas like we’d met before…

By Ms Moem

 

Boy I was so nervous today’s session would actually go ahead…it’s been a real trial for this sweet family to get their newborn photo’s captured and with another lock down looming we all anxiously waited…but thankfully the stars aligned and we could capture their sweet little love. Now she’s a little older than the usual newborn crowd coming through the studio but thanks to a previous lock down and a hip brace and a cancelled newborn session they found their way to me today. And I am so glad they did, this little miss was absolutely divine and we got some stunning shots of her and her family.

World…Meet Violet…She’s New Here.x. Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink dot blanket wrapped in white wrap with flower tiebackLiterally as perfect as they come…she loved being snuggled up. Newborn baby girl sleeping in green wooden bed wrapped in pink wrap with white lace blanket wearing pink knit bear bonnet and pink bunch of flowers on white wooden floorMumma & Papa picked a gorgeous gallery of soft pinks, white’s and creams but I just had to use this adorable little sage green bed…it went perfectly with the colour palette. Newborn baby girl sleeping in round white cane basket wrapped in pink wrap with pink felt layer and pink knit layer with flower tieback or knit bonnet on white wooden floorOnce I snuggled her up she slept up a storm…except for this brief moment where she opened up her stunning blue eyes and stared right into my soul…then promptly dosed back off to sleep! And that smile…. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream vintage iron bed wrapped in cream blanket with cream curly felt on cream flokati with cream beaded tieback and cream felt heartJust a perfect little bundle… Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and flower tiebackThose lashes…those lips…those smooshy cheeks…you never want to forget these tiny details. Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket with pink lace wrap and doily and dried flowers with pink pillow and cream felt layer wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback and holding dried flower posieI wasn’t sure she would be keen or even fit into this little knit pj set but she just snuggled right up and how divine is the little dried flower posie from one of my favourite vendors Adi McAva Vintage Props. Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket in cane basket with dried flowers on wooden floor wearing pink tieback The best gift all wrapped up in a bow… Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap on pink knit blanket wearing pink knit bonnet Newborn baby girl wrapped in peach knit wrap with peach curly felt layer wearing pink flower halo in pink wooden vintage bedOh Violet…you were absolutely everything today… Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream blanket with bead tieback being held by sibling big sister wearing cream dress on cream flokatiStop it right now…isn’t this the most divine image you have ever seen? Considering Miss Abigail isn’t even two yet and Violet is already nearly 8 weeks old…this shot right here is a photographers dream…and fingers crossed Mumma and Papa love it too!

I am so grateful for every new little love I meet but each story is different and I am so blessed to be able to tell them…fate brought us together today and I hope the above pics show it was meant to be. Thank you for finding me Brittany and Chris.x.

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Today I’ll hold my baby’s hand…

And take time to explore…

The secrets of a baby’s world…

This moment has in store…

For that same hand will wave goodbye…

When baby days have passed…

Today I’ll hold my baby’s hand…

For baby’s grow so fast.

Today I had the sweetest little man in the studio…the squishiest of cheeks and the most divine white blonde hair, he was everything and more. When Mumma first reached out this little guy was already 11 days old and boy had they had a rough few weeks, but luckily, we could squeeze him in and I am so glad we did because today was just perfect! He slept up a storm, was adorable in absolutely every set up and I am busting to share some gorgeous pics from our session.

World…Meet Oliver…He’s New Here.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnet Little boy blue…such a darling little man all snuggled up. Newborn baby boy sleeping on vintage iron bed with yellow blankets and knit layer and wearing yellow pants on cream furSweet Ollie literally slept our entire time together…doesn’t he look snug on this gorgeous little yellow bed set up! Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval cane basket with cream blanket and curly felt wearing cream knit romper on wooden floorJust so laid back…does it get any better? Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl wearing green knit romper with green blanket and multi coloured green leaf blanket on wooden floor with lion soft toyWhen Mumma told me Oliver’s nursery was jungle theme I just knew we had to create a special little set up…imagine this printed on his wall! Newborn baby boy sleeping on wooden crate with blue curly felt and wearing blue romperMumma and Papa chose a gorgeous gallery of bright blue’s, greens and yellows which was perfect for sweet Ollie. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with cream wrap and knit bonnetHis gorgeous white blonde hair and lashes were everything…and can we all take a moment to adore these cheeks! Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane papasan chair with green knit layer and romper on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and wearing blue romper and knit bonnet holding felt heart on blue flokatiI just love seeing bubba’s all snuggled up like this…its amazing to think he was curled up inside Mumma’s belly just a few short weeks ago. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket wrapped in green wrapSnug as a bug… Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with cream blanket and yellow wrap wearing yellow knit romper with yellow hessian circle layer on wooden floor Newborn baby boy wearing cream knit romper curled sleeping in dads tattooed handsLove love love this shot of sweet Ollie snuggled sleeping in his Papa’s hands…they are only this small for but a moment.

Kelly and Dave, thank you so much for finding me and bringing your gorgeous little man to the studio today…I am so glad we could capture some beautiful memories for your new family.

Oliver…I could snuggle with you any day…thank you for being such an adorable little guy.x.

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My child…

It is when I watch you sleep…

that I am touched most deeply…

by the miracle that you are…

perfectly quiet…

perfectly beautiful…

long before I knew you…

every fiber of your being…

was woven flawlessly together…

not even the smallest detail was left unfinished…

my dear little child…

I would be forever content…

to watch you while you sleep…

and to be touched again and again…

by the wonderful little miracle…

that you are.

 

I was so excited when this sweet Mumma messaged to say their little man was finally home! I first met his Mumma and Papa in the NICU many months ago now and have waited patiently for him to be big and strong enough to come to the studio. And today was that day! I’ll let his Mumma share their story and I’ll share some sweet pics along the way.

Nothing about becoming parents was easy or straight forward for us, we did 4 rounds of IVF over 3 years to conceive our little miracle man. My pregnancy was going smoothly and we thought finally the hard days were behind us! Then we found out at 26 weeks that I had severe preeclampsia and the next thing we knew we we’re delivering Liam at 27+4. It was without a doubt the most emotional and overwhelming experience but was the best decision for both of us. Liam spent a total of 87 days in the NICU and had a tumultuous journey with his lungs. Leaving him every day made our hearts ache but eventually he was strong enough for us to bring him home on his due date! For now he has oxygen support at home and he continues to grow bigger and stronger every day. Developing a little personality of his own and hitting milestones. He entered this world at a tiny 790 grams and today he is 4kg! To us he is the true definition of a miracle and his strength is inspiring. We’ve dreamt of our family for so many years and imagined a million times what our first family photos would look like and we are just so in love!

World…Meet Liam…He’s New Here.x. Now I was a bit nervous when this little guy arrived wide awake and ready to partay that we wouldn’t be able to get those adorable sleepy shots so we wrapped him up and tried to pat him and trick him into sleeping…but he kind of had other ideas lol! I’m not mad though…how adorable it this shot. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with teal knit layer and bonnetAnd then…sleep came! Eeeeep those little rolls and tiny piggies poking out…this little guy is no where near as little as he was when he arrived earthside and is actually four months old…I am so glad we still got to capture his ‘newborn-ness’. Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue wrap with blue knit bonnet on cream furA teeny tiny baby burrito… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket on wooden floorThat sweet pout… Hello ladies…. Newborn baby boy sleeping round wooden bowl with green curly felt wearing teal knit romper and white cardigan and booties on white wooden floor with tiny beanie and booties and felt heartThis divine cardigan and booties were made especially for Liam, the teeny tiny beanie and booties used to be enormous on him back in the day, and the little white heart is a cuddle heart that Liam had in the NICU by his side always with his Mumma’s milk and smell on it to make him feel safe. I love that I can create special images like this that I hope families will treasure forever… Newborn baby boy in cane basket with blue blanket and wrap and dried flowers on wooden floorJust kickin back…could he be any more chill? Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane papasan chair wearing blue knit romper with blue wrap and blanketMumma picked a gorgeous gallery of dusty blues and teal greens….how stunning do they look together… Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket wrapped in blue wrapJust a teeny tiny bundle… Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue wrap and blanket and knit bear on wooden floor with hessian layerNow Liam is a warrior and has come so far…he’s still on Oxygen to help his lungs and so I am so glad we could capture this part of his journey. Before Mumma and Papa know it these tubes will be a thing of the past but right now this is such an important part of his path so far.

Liam it has been such a privilege to watch you grow and thrive over the past four months and today is definitely a celebration of all that you have achieved. You are a miracle little man.

Emily and Jack…I am so glad we could capture this special time for your family and that you didn’t have to miss this opportunity. Thank you for sharing your darling with me.

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And then there were five…our story it grew

Our journey continues…with someone that’s new

Just when we thought we were complete

We’re sent a new love…a tiny heartbeat

A miracle of love sent from above

A sweet little boy…for us all to love.

 

Today’s darling little man was absolutely divine…a teeny little guy who snoozed his way through our entire session! I have photographed his gorgeous cousins over the years so it seemed only fitting that when he arrived we captured his story too. The most divine family, it’s always such a privilege to work with such lovely people who truly value capturing these special moments. He brought his Mumma and Papa and his gorgeous big sisters and we had a lovely time creating some really special set ups for this family to treasure.

World…Meet Henry…He’s New Here.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with blue wrap and knit bonnetOh my lord this lush little guy had the best hair…the sweetest little curl that went down the centre of his forehead. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane papasan chair wearing cream knit romper with tan knit layer and dried flowers on wooden floorJust kickin back…he was seriously so chilled. Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with blue wrap and knit layer and hessian layer wearing blue knit beanie on wooden floorBest.frown.ever…despite being super chilled I often found this furrowed brow throughout the session. Newborn baby boy sleeping in blue knot romper being held by sibling big sisters laying on cream furOk…my heart near exploded and these aren’t even my bebe’s. Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and knit bonnet with blue floral scarf on white wooden floorNow anyone who remembers sweet Henry’s cousins Elianna & Arabella that I have photographed over the years, this image has special meaning. Henry’s Nanna Joy fought a brave battle, and I had the honour of meeting her when Elianna was born and Joy was quite unwell. Sadly by the time Arabella came along Joy was watching down from heaven and we created some beautiful images to include her. Now another sweet grandbaby she wont meet earthside but I am sure she had a say in sending him here safely. This stunning scarf belonged to Joy and it was such a privilege to have her spirit by our side today. Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap and blue knit beanieLook at that adorable little pout… Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket wearing cream knit romper with cream blanket and pillow and dried flowers and fur on wooden floorLike I said…he be chillin… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden bowl with blue blanket and wrap and knit bonnet and wrap layer on wooden floorJust a boy and his bear… Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue blanket being held by sibling big sisters sitting on bench

These three were just so special together…they just adored sweet Henry. Newborn baby boy sleeping in vintage iron bed with blue curly felt wearing blue knit romper and blue knit bears on wooden floorSigh…could he get any cuter? Newborn baby boy being held by fathers hand sitting on top of police hatIt was such a privilege to capture this special image for Papa…when he said he’d like to include his hat I just knew we had to do something to celebrate the connection between Papa and his little man, to honour the phenomenal work his Papa does and also my way of giving thanks for all that he does to serve and protect.

Henry you are so divine and it was a treat to be the one to capture special memories for your family today.

Alana and Olivia you are seriously the sweetest and most adoring big sisters a little guy could hope for and you were an absolute pleasure to have in the studio today.

Lisa and Joshua thank you for choosing me to tell your story.

Ps…this story doesn’t end here…make sure you tune in tomorrow night for a couple of extra special images and a little more to this story.x.

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I asked god for a flower…

He gave me a bouquet…

I asked god for a minute…

He gave me a day…

I asked god for true love…

He gave me that too…

I asked god for an angel…

He gave me two!

 

The most darling little twinnies visited the studio today and they could not have been more lovely. A little older than the usual ‘newborns’ but they slept up a storm and didn’t make a peep…well, there were a few peeps, it’s such a treat to see their little personalities shining through already. These special two are miracles, meant to be here, after a long and rocky road to bring them safely earthside, but graciously at 36 + 2 weeks they arrived, and were definitely worth the wait. But…they had a pretty special teacher in the miracle department when it comes to their big sister Sandhra, who was born at just 23 + 2 weeks and was in hospital fighting every unimaginable battle for her entire first year of life, and some. Sandhra, which means strong and intense, and she was definitely all that and more, showed them how to fight, and now, here they are.

World…Meet Saaya & Sarthak…They Are New Here.x. Newborn boy and girl twins wearing cream knit rompers sleeping on cream blanket with the girl wearing a cream flower crownOh gosh they could not have got any cuter…both completely different in every way. Sweet teeny Saaya, meaning shadow, was so calm and quiet until she wasn’t, when she would let out the loudest complaint, lol…small but mighty, I’d say…and big brother Sarthak, which means one who is meaningful and important…he was super laid back unless he was hungry and then we all knew about it!! Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping on blue blanket wrapped in blue wraps with the girl wearing a flower tieback and the boy wearing a blue knit bonnetI just love how every time we put them together Saaya snuggled in to her big brother…such a special bond. Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping in oval cane basket wearing mustard pants and girl wearing mustard flower crown on white wooden floor with yellow hessian circular layersMumma and Papa were open to any colours and so of course I snuck in some mustard but I could not love these rich yellows, blue’s, teals and maroon’s more on the twins divine complexions. Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping in wooden crate with maroon blankets and girl wearing maroon bow tieback with sibling big sister sitting beside crateThree miracles…full hands but fuller hearts. Newborn boy and girl twins wearing cream knit rompers sleeping on cream flokati with the girl wearing cream flower crown and boy wearing cream knit bonnetI’m so glad I could capture the special connection these two will always have…and can you imagine looking back when you are older at images like these of yourself with your sibling? Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping in cane rectangle basket wrapped in maroon wraps with maroon blanket on maroon fur with girl wearing maroon bow tiebackThis colour y’all…it could not be more perfect…and look at those sweet pouts. Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping in teal round wooden bowl with teal blanket and wraps and curly felt and hessian layer with boy wearing teal knit bonnet and girl wearing teal bow tiebackTwo teeny tiny bundles… Newborn boy and girl twins sleeping in round white cane basket with blue blanket wearing blue knit rompers and girl wearing blue flower tieback on blue backdrop Newborn boy and girl twins wrapped in maroon wraps with girl wearing maroon bow tieback sleeping on cream fur with sibling big sister beside them wearing blue denim romper suitI’m so glad we could capture these three special miracles together…Mumma and Papa…you made these babies.x.

I am so glad we could make this session happen, these memories captured will hopefully be treasured for many years to come. Thank you Mumma and Papa for finding me and trusting me with your little loves.

 

 

Saaya shadow

Sarthak Meaningful

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