Amanda Maree Photography » Amanda Maree Photography - Brisbane Newborn Photographer

Hold her hand…kiss her face…

Snuggle, cuddle and embrace…

Memorize her little girl ways…

Be thankful for her everyday…

A baby girl is a dream come true…

A precious gift given to you…

Heavenly joy sent from above…

Sweet baby girl now yours to love.

Oh my goodness this session has been long in the making. I first met this sweet girl almost 10 months ago when I was caring for her and her Mumma and Papa in the NICU…boy oh boy was she feisty! The strongest personality you ever did see in such a tiny package. We had hoped to have her in the studio for ‘newborn’ photo’s when she finally was strong enough to come home from the NICU but between covid and well life, time got away from us. Then we booked her in around 9 months and although she made it to the studio this time she wasn’t feeling very well and ended up having a tepid bath and some panadol instead of cute pics! Sadly she also ended up in hospital unwell so we held off until she was feeling better. We rescheduled again and then of course Brisbane went into a snap lockdown….but finally…she made it today. And of course, it was completely worth the wait! She is literally a little doll…those divine big blue eyes that you could completely get lost in and I am happy to report she has NOT lost her little attitude and she gave me lots of sass! I’ll let Mumma share their story and I’ll add some adorable pics along the way.

World….Meet Dorothy…She’s (kinda) New Here!

After years of being told we would struggle to conceive due to medical conditions for both of us, Dorothy is our little rainbow baby. Dorothy was ready for this world before we were. Born at 28 weeks and 6 days due to mum having severe pre-eclampsia. At 933 grams (2lb 1oz) we had a small but sassy little girl. From day one Dorothy was fighting hard and winning hearts. This girl knows what she wants and isn’t letting anything stand in her way. Her first 97 days were in hospital, NICU and SCN, where she gained strength, graduated from CPAP to high flow and then low flow. She has since weaned off the oxygen support and is growing well. Some of her favourite things are bath time, trying new foods, swimming, giving kisses and now trying to crawl!

Nine month baby girl laying on maroon curly fur wearing pink knit romper with rainbow on the front and mustard flower crown laying beisde two small orange butterflies and a rainbow hanging toy with saying typed on image After every storm there is a rainbow of hopeGorgeous Dorothy…the brightest of rainbows…born after her sibling that didn’t make it earthside and also her sweet twin that I just know lives on in her heart. Two little butterflies to honour their spirits always by Dorothy’s side.

This special set up was just for Mumma who initially asked for autumn tones…mustards and maroons….then Papa changed his mind! Nine month baby girl laying on blue blanket wearing blue romper and flower headband looking at camera with big blue eyes and blue green and white flowers in the background Nine month baby girl laying on blue blanket wearing blue romper and flower headband looking at camera with big blue eyes and blue green and white flowers in the backgroundNow Papa wanted blue’s, greens and greys and while I’m an autumn colour kind of gal…these colours with Dorothy’s enormous blue eyes was everything. Nine month baby girl laying in vintage wooden doll bed with green knit layer and lace wrap and dried flowers wearing green romper and knit bonnet on wooden floor Nine month baby girl laying in vintage wooden doll bed with green knit layer and lace wrap and dried flowers wearing green romper and flower tieback on wooden floorA sweet smile and then look at that attitude! She was like…lady…why are you putting me in this baby bed!! I’m a big girl! Nine month baby girl laying in oval cane basket with blue blanket and curly felt and pillow wearing cream flecked knit romper and blue flower tieback Nine month baby girl laying in oval cane basket with blue blanket and curly felt and pillow wearing cream flecked knit romper and blue flower tieback Nine month baby girl laying in oval cane basket with blue blanket and curly felt and pillow wearing cream flecked knit romper and blue knit bonnetOh Dorothy….you are such a doll…. Nine month baby girl laying in cane oval basket with sage green blanket on wooden floor and wearing sage green leggings and beanie Nine month baby girl laying in cane oval basket with sage green blanket on wooden floor and wearing sage green leggings and bowI love love love this sage green colour…. Nine month baby girl laying in rectangle cane basket with blue blanket and leggings and boy tieback with cream dried flowers on wooden floor and holding cream stuffed bunny toy Nine month baby girl laying in rectangle cane basket with blue blanket and leggings and boy tieback with cream dried flowers on wooden floor and holding cream stuffed bunny toyThis adorable teeny tiny bunny was actually bigger than Dorothy when she was born…can you imagine? Nine month baby girl laying on her stomach naked on grey blanket with grey bow tiebackCan I tell you the secret to what made Dorothy smile like this!….it was staring a photo of herself on the phone! Sassy right? Nine month baby girl laying on her stomach wearing pink knit romper and pink flower tieback beside cream stuffed toy dog on maroon curly furAnd how could we not include her gorgeous puppy…bought especially for her by her Great Grandpa! Besties already.

Oh Dorothy I am so glad you made it to the studio today…it absolutely fills my heart to see you doing so well…you are too cute for words! I just adore these mini sessions, you get to see so much personality and I love seeing teeny tinies get big and strong!

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A gift sent from heaven…

from an angel above…

He hand picked a flower…

for us all to love…

A sweet little girl…

chosen with joy…

A new little love…

from a sweet little boy.

 

Oh my heart…the most special of sessions today. As the poem says, this little love was sent from someone very special watching down from heaven…the greatest of gifts. I first met this family back in August 2018 when I was caring for their gorgeous twin nephews Henry & Archie in the NICU. Born too soon and after a courageous journey, Henry remained earthside but darling Archie grew his angel wings. This entire family have held a very special place in my heart from the very beginning, so when Mumma got in touch to say her little love had arrived I just knew Archie had had a say in that. I am 100% positive he chose her specially and sent her down, and his presence was definitely felt in our session today.

And the sweetest of girls she was…super snuggly giving the best cuddles I could hope for, a sweet little rose bud pout and adorable little squishy cheeks! We had the best session capturing lots of special memories for the family to treasure. A gorgeous gallery filled with soft pinks, greens and greys she was all kinds of lovely.

World…Meet Luca…She’s New Here.x. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with grey blanket and fur and wrap and white lace and flower tieback That sweet little pout y’all…does it get any cuter? Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket with pink blanket and wrap with flowers and tieback on white wooden floorCurled up snug just like she was inside… Newborn baby girl wrapped in sage wrap with bow tieback on cream blanketI just adore this sage green colour on little girls… Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and cream knit romper with grey bow tieback and lace doily layersWhen I popped her in this bowl she lay just like this and I thought it was way to sweet to move her… Newborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest with gren base and pink wrap and tieback on white wooden floorLook at that sweet smile…Mumma was super excited about this gorgeous set up and I think you would agree Luca loved it too! Newborn baby girl sleeping on grey blanket with white lace wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on blanket wearing knit romper with flower headband being held by parents hands in black and whiteShe will only be this small for but a moment… Newborn baby girl sleeping on vintage iron bed with pink blanket and lace wrap wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback with flowers on wooden floorSuch a doll… Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket with grey blanket and flower tieback wrapped in cream bow wrap on white wooden floor with dried flowersA true gift… Newborn baby girl sleeping naked in heavily tattooed fathers arms black and white imageWhen we put Luca in her Papa’s arms she instantly held onto his finger and look how safe and serene she looks here…

Oh Luca you are everything and more…just the light your family needs, Archie did good choosing you so perfectly.

Pete and Jess I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to tell your story….it was such a joy to have you in the studio today.

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You are the missing puzzle piece…

that fits into our home…

the one that we’ve been waiting for…

you and you alone…

our hearts they were so ready…

to have you here with joy…

so long we knew we needed you…

our darling little boy.

 

Today I had a very special family in the studio with their newest and dearest addition and it literally filled my heart with joy. One day a few months ago I got the most amazing booking inquiry, I shared it on facebook yesterday, did you see? I’m going to attach it because it’s a special story and it definitely got me in my feels….

“Hi Amanda, I would love to know if I can book a session with you for a new baby due to arrive 25th Feb. You looked after his big sister in NICU October 2019- Feb 2020. I can’t think of anyone I want more to capture my babe. I tear up every time I see your work. About to hit 37 weeks tomorrow which is so awesome considering Alice arrived at 27 and no water since 24- it has been an adventure of faith and patience to have these two. We live out west in Roma & I told hubby Mick I’m not leaving Brisbane without photos this time. I’m angry I missed out on newborn photos for Alice- I kept waiting for the oxygen to come off and then bam- covid hit & no one out our way would take them. So excited I’m crying already (ugh hormones) The last time you took photos for us were of Alice in NICU at Xmas. Thank you ever so much.”

So today, gorgeous Alice brought her new baby brother to the studio and we captured beautiful magic along with lots of giggles from Alice herself…and all I can say is…Mumma I’m tired for you already just thinking about it! You see Alice was a firecracker in the NICU…it was that ‘spirit’ that got her through some pretty tough times but she still has this spirit and now I think it may end up giving Mumma and Papa grey hairs instead!! Though she be small….she be fierce…as they say! Lucky for us though her darling new brother was completely laid back and snoozed the day away! I’m so happy this sweet family have now completed their story and that they got a beautiful big fat term baby at the end as a reward through an otherwise long and hard journey. Sweet boy you are the perfect addition.

World….Meet Jack…He’s New Here.x. Newborn baby boy sleeping and awake on navy blanket with navy wrap and knit bonnet Oh gosh….he was ever so sweet…and a teeny little thing…but of course enormous compared to his sweet sister when she arrived earthside! Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with grey blanket and wrap and bonnet and lace layer and dried flowers on wooden floorCould he get any cuter? We captured a gorgeous gallery of navy’s, grey’s and denim… Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with persian rug on floor and cream and blue blankets and blue wrapPapa liked maroon and when I saw this gorgeous rug I knew it captured all that Mumma wanted with a little sneak of maroon… Newborn baby boy wearing navy romper in farmers basket with white blanket and hessian layer and white rainbow wrap on wooden floorAfter a feed and a full belly he just lay there intently…looking deep into my soul…and how stunning is this rainbow wrap Jack brought with him today? Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane pram with grey blanket and knit bear bonnet being pushed by sibling big sister in white dress Oh Alice…full of mischief but you do love your new little brother! Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket wearing blue romper and knit pom pom bonnetLook at this little guy so snuggled up… Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with navy knit layer and wrap and round hessian layer on wooden floorThere’s just something about navy on little boys… Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with grey wrapAn adorable little bundle… Newborn baby boy wrapped in blue wrap with sibling big sister in denim romper on cream furTalk about unicorn shot…anyone ever tried placing a sleeping newborn in the arms of a one year old??? Newborn baby boy sleeping in blue romper with blue wrap and pillow on white wooden day bedJust a little guy snoozin in his pjs on a day bed…. Newborn baby boy wrapped in navy wrap being held by father in grey tshirt with image in black and whiteSafe and sound in Papa’s hands…after 5 gorgeous daughters he now has a little man! Newborn baby boy sleeping in navy romper in vintage iron bed with navy wrap and knit layer with sibling big sister standing beside wearing navy romper and white tshirt standing besideThese two…as sweet as can be…

Jack…you are too cute and I am so grateful that your big sister brought us together today…I can’t imagine us missing out on today and your family missing out on these sweet pics.

Alice, your feisty nature will carry you far in life my girl…don’t ever change!

Ela and Mick…thank you for finding me after all of this time, trusting me with your beautiful family and allowing me to share in your story. I hope you love this sneak peak as much as I enjoyed capturing it for you.x.

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Our new baby girl is a gift beyond measure…

a wonder to hold and a lifetime to treasure…

with ten perfect fingers and ten tiny toes…

two bright eyes and a sweet little nose…

she’s bundled in pink and destined for pearls…

she’s a princess at heart…just like all little girls…

her life is a blessing filled with pure love…

and we welcome this miracle sent from above.

 

Oh you guys…I had the most divine little lady in the studio today, seriously a real little doll. She had the most perfect little face, rose bud lips and rosy cheeks and she slept up a storm while we worked away creating magic for her session. Mumma and Papa wanted a gorgeous gallery filled with all things girly and pink…and I’m sure you will agree we managed just that! I can’t wait to share some gorgeous images of the most gorgeous girl…

World…Meet Indie-Mae…She’s New Here.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spotted blanket with white lace wrap and flower tieback When I said doll…I meant doll…just look at her! Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval wooden bowl with white blanket and pink wrap wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback on white wooden floorDid you see my live of this set up…she just snuggled right in… Newborn baby girl wrapped in white wrap sleeping on white fur with white bow tiebackMumma just adored her snuggled up like this…breech and toes up near her chin just like she was mere days earlier. Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with cream knit layer and pink wrap and tieback and bonnetThat sweet little smile… Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink lace layer wrap and flower crown Newborn baby girl sleeping in rectangle basket with pink farmers basket and cream blanket and pink wrap and tieback with vase of pink flowers on white wooden floorAll things girly…flowers and lace and pink and bows… Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with lace circle layers with pink blanket and wrap and layer and tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleepin gon white wooden bed wearing pink romper and knit bonnet with pink curly felt and flowers holding pink bunny toyOk I think this may be my favourite set up of the session…Indie-Mae brought this adorable pink bunny with her so I had to snuggle the two of them up together. Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket wearing pink knit romper and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval cane basket with cream knit blanket and pillow and pink wrap and tieback holding posie of flowers with flowers near basketHow sweet is this little posie of flowers…and those toes peeping out. Newborn baby girl wrapped in white wrap being held by mother and fatherNow I don’t normally share family images…I feel like it’s their own special memories together but this shot got me in my feels…how divine does this new family look together and Indie-Mae’s little smile?

Indie-Mae…thank you for being gorgeous you…seriously you couldn’t have got any cuter if you tried!

Chantal and Barry she is just divine…I’m so glad you found me and we could make today’s magic happen.x.

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