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Little man you made our world…so full and so complete…

You brought to us such love and joy, you really are so sweet.

We’re blessed to have you here with us…our darling little one…

We love you so…sweet baby boy…Daisy, Dad and Mum.x.

 

Sometimes the stars align and a new little person just pops into my life unexpectedly.

Almost all of my sessions are booked during pregnancy, some as soon as mumma see’s the two pink lines! Sometimes, life gets in the way, and before you know it, your little one is here and they are growing and changing literally before your eyes. Newborn sessions are generally scheduled in the first fourteen days as this is when babies are at their newest, sleepiest and curliest…its those details that you want to capture before they are gone. Today’s mumma very nearly missed out on a newborn session and was worried she had left it too late….but a chance facebook post, a few frantic phone calls and very long drive…they made it to the studio for a very special session. I honestly don’t think families should miss out just because they aren’t in that magic two week window and I am so glad we could make it happen today! And of course with a little snuggling and some bottom pats…he slept up a storm!

World…Meet Charlie.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream iron bucket with mint wrap and blanket and knit bear bonnet on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream iron bucket with mint wrap and blanket and knit bear bonnet on white wooden floorMumma asked for soft pastel greens and blues….how perfect is this green on sweet Charlie?

(Knit bear bonnet from Chino Creations and felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate wrapped in blue wrap and blue blanket and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate wrapped in blue wrap and blue blanket and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floorI shared a little live video of this set up today and it was just as gorgeous in real life as it is here in these pics….there’s just something about little boys in blue.

(Knit bonnet from Little Doe and wrap from A Little Life Photography Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with pale blue wrap and blanket and layer on white wooden floor(Knit bonnet and blue fabric layer from Princess and The Pea Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue wrap and blanket on wooden floorThe most perfect little profile…. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with grey wrapBoy’s always have the best details…lashes and lips for days. Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval black cane basket with grey blanket and wraps and bonnet on wooden floorThat sweet little smirk…nawwww!

(Knit bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with grey wrap and fluff layer and grey soft bearCharlie brought his special little bear with him today…two snuggly little guys just hanging out together! Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream iron wrap with grey blanket and pillow being kissed by sibling sisterOk…it definitely doesn’t get any more lovely than this…Mumma and Papa’s two babies together. Daisy was absolutely divine with her little brother, so gentle and loving.

Amy and Dom you make the sweetest babies and I am so glad we had the opportunity to have you all in the studio today.

Charlie..other than the minor (major cough cough) vomit incident….you were all kinds of lovely and you are more than welcome in the studio and time!

And Laura….thank you for sending your lovely family to me!

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You’ve healed our hearts sweet tiny girl…

You’ve showered us with love…

You’ve given us a purpose now…

You’re sent from up above.

 

Today’s adorable newborn session was a little bit different than my usual client….a tiny bit smaller (more like one of NICU patients size instead!), and a tiny bit fluffier….but otherwise, things went pretty much like a usual session. She arrived wide awake, had a little feed, pooped on everything and then dosed off to a nice long sleep….with peaceful music playing gently in the background and her doting big sisters watching by, it was everything you would imagine happens in my studio on a daily basis!

I have been friends with this little loves mumma for an eternity, but you see her ‘babies’ were born before I was shooting newborns (I still got to care for them in the NICU when they were born) but alas, mumma always yearned for a special newborn shoot in my studio. When she announced the safe arrival of their new addition…I just knew we had to make it happen!

At a mere 60 days new….World…Meet Pipsie.x.

Newborn puppy sleeping in cream bowl with cream knit blanket on white wooden floor(I’m totally calling that a newborn smile!!!)

Newborn puppy sleeping in cream bowl with cream knit blanket on white wooden floor Newborn puppy sleeping on white wooden bed with pink blanket and pillow and wrap and knit hair bowHoly cute bebe alert….I’m not sure it gets any sweeter than this???

Newborn puppy sleeping in pink farmers basket with white blanket and pink wrap and tieback and flowers Newborn puppy sleeping in pink farmers basket with white blanket and pink wrap and tieback and flowersThere’s just something special about little girls and flowers….

Newborn puppy sleeping in cane basket with pink fluff and flowers and head band Newborn puppy sleeping in case basket with peach knit layer and wrap and knit bunny and tiebackAll the smiles….

Newborn puppy sleeping on cream blanket with mustard wrap and yellow flower tiebackMy favourite mustard was absolutely perfect with her little golden curls….

Newborn puppy sleeping in round cane basket with burgundy blanket and wrap and flower tieback with pink felt heartEeeeeep…..

Newborn puppy wrapped in plum wrap with plum knit layer and tieback sleeping in round wooden bowl with brown bearNow there may have been a few tears with this special shot…you see Pipsie’s story to join her new family is a special one. With heartbreaking sadness, Pipsie’s big sister Tallula, the most divine and loved kitty cat fell ill in July after 16 long and full years. This family had no room in their hearts for anyone else and spent Tallula’s special last days loving and being with her. Unbeknown to them though, on July 30th, when one loved pet was preparing to gain her angel wings, a new life was being born. A chance meeting, some random phone conversations and a little fate and sweet Pipsie made her way all the way from Cairns down to her new family to begin her job of healing all the broken hearts in her new home. This divine bear contains the ashes of Pipsie’s big sister, Tallula and it filled my heart to capture this special image today. As a pet owner myself, and losing my own kitty late last year, I know all too well that they are often your first babies, and leave a massive void when they are no longer.

Newborn puppy in cream lace basket with cream felt and rainbow flower tieback and knit wrap Newborn puppy in cream lace basket with cream felt and rainbow flower tieback and knit wrapAnd how could we not celebrate this sweet rainbow…..

“After every storm…there is rainbow of hope”

Newborn puppy wrapped in cream wrap with cream bow headband being held by big sisters on cream feltAnd how could I not finish with the most adoring sibling image ever?

Francesca and Georgina….you are by far the most loving big sisters a teeny girl could ask for, even if she is of the fluffy variety! Thank you for helping me in the studio today and for sharing your gorgeous dogga with me!

Jodie-Louise and Richard…the proudest new parents….I ever did see! I am so glad I could finally do a newborn session for you and your sweet Pipsie…a baby is a baby in my eyes!

 

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Dear mumma of boys, your hands may be full…

but your heart is exploding with joy…

Your time spent with trucks and fists full of mud…

the truest delights…little boys.

And now you have welcomed a new little man…

your heart it has grown even more…

Your home it is full to the brim with sweet love…

with dear little boys that is sure.

 

I first met this sweet mumma many years ago when I was a new mum myself. She was wiser in her journey into parenthood and shared with me her many wisdoms so I was beyond excited to hear, not only that she was expecting a new bubba, but that she had chosen to bring him to the studio for me to capture special memories for her family. My eldest and her middle boys are both the same age so I knew just how exciting it was going to be for them bringing a beautiful new brother home since we had just been there ourselves!

And he did not disappoint….the most divine hair, dark, thick and luscious with natural sandy highlights….perfect pouty lips….and like all boys, gorgeous long eye lashes. He slept up a storm, with the perfect amount of snuggles in between (do I not have the best job ever?), we had such a great session I almost could have kept him! (I say almost since I already have a one year old that sleeps and feeds like a newborn, I probably don’t need another one!!!)

World…Meet Chase.x.

Awakw newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper and knit bonnet Newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper Newborn baby boy in oval black cane basket with grey curly felt and blanket wearing grey romper on wooden floorI shared a little live video during Chase’s session and these images are the result…how divine is he? Snuggled up in this adorable little romper from Shooting Stars Prop Shop and bonnet from Little Doe Designs.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey wrap and grey knit bonnetMumma and Papa wanted a beautiful collection of grey’s and white’s with some stunning blue’s and I completely agree that those were the perfect choice for sweet Chase.

Newborn baby boy wrapped in grey wrap with grey blanket and grey knit layer and bonnet in cream bucket on white wooden floorHe seriously was all kinds of lovely…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden trencher with grey blanket wrap and knit bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden trencher with grey blanket and wrap on wooden floorI alway’s imagine…when I am snuggling little one’s up in wraps and props that mere days ago they were tucked just like this in their mumma’s tummy and I am in awe…life is simply amazing.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in wire farmers basket with blue knit wrap and romper and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in wire farmers basket with blue knit wrap and romper and bonnet with hessian layer on wooden floorMumma asked for Navy and darker blue’s but I hoped that this stunning dusty blue that I snuck in would work….what do y’all think?

(Romper and bonnet from Poppy’s Props)

Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with pale blue wrap and bonnet and pillowSigh…who doesn’t want to be snuggled up just like this right now? When I popped Chase on this teeny tiny pillow he literally tucked right in and dosed off…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and blue wrap and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and blue wrap on wooden floor Newborn baby boy in navy knit romper sleeping on wooden crate with blue knit layer, felt layer and pillow Newborn baby boy in navy knit romper sleeping on wooden crate with blue knit layer, felt layer and pillowThose footy pyjamas….snuggly blankets and the sweetest of smiles…oh.em.gee!

Newborn baby boy wrapped in nav Newborn baby boy wrapped in navy blanket being cuddled by sibling brothers on cream furNow Chase brought his gorgeous big brother’s with him to the studio today and to see them all together my heart skipped a beat….Mumma you are so blessed.

Cooper and Cohen you are the best big brother’s a little guy could ask for.

Dee and Steve thank you so much for trusting me with your new addition, it was truly an honour.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in his fathers tattoed armsOh papa…I will always be safe in your arms….

And one last surprise….I always ask families if they have anything special they would like to incorporate in their session…a soft toy, a blanket, something that means something to them or to the baby. Chase’s mumma initially said no…then, at the last minute (like at 5pm the night before our session when I was at work in the NICU!) Dee mentioned they were all lovers of Harry Potter…and my mind set to work. Dee and Steve…I hope I’ve done this justice and this image might adorn the walls of a little boy’s Harry Potter themed room one day in the future!

Newborn baby boy wrapped in brown wrap with brown fur in wooden bowl on wooden floor with burgundy wrap and knit scarf and yellow knit bonnet with owl soft toy wand and glasses and Harry Potter book

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Together we’re a family…

Now that you are here…

You’ve joined our home and filled our hearts…

We love you little dear.

Never we imagined our lives would be complete…

To have you with us simply…

So blessed we are to meet.

I am so excited to finally be able to share this super sweet sneak peak…I know she is definitely worth the wait. This little loves mumma booked their session such a long time ago, I have patiently been waiting for her arrival earthside. I was so excited when they arrived in the studio and she was an absolute doll. We created the most divine session filled with pastel pinks, peaches and blues and she slept up a storm. It was all things delicate and girly…flowers and soft and sweet.

World….Meet Eve.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with pink wrap and flower tiebackNow some of you may remember I shared a little behind the scenes video during Eve’s session of this gorgeous set up…these beautiful tones went perfectly with her stunning colouring.

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and wrap and backdrop blanket from A Little Life Fabric & Props)

Newborn baby girl wrapped in peach wrap in cream bucket with peach knit layer and doily and felt on white wooden floor with peach flower tiebackDoes it get any sweeter….a little girl snuggling a bunny?

Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket in farmers basket with blue tieback and felt heart on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap with blue blanket in farmers basket with blue tieback and felt heart on white wooden floorI just adore when mumma’s request blue for little girls….and I am sure you would agree, it’s absolutely perfect on Eve. These little felt hearts from Little Jar Big Dreams are just so daity for teeny tiny hands.

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props, wrap from A Little Life Fabric & Props and farmers basket from Mini Hearts Photography Props) Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue blanket with blue tieback being held by sibling brother and sister on cream furHow special is this shot of Eve with her big brother and sister who were just amazing with her during the session. So much love for one little girl.

Newborn baby sleeping in white wooden bed with peach fluff and romper and tieback and flowers on cream backdropEvery shot I am confidant is my new favourite shot but this one…well I think it’s just kind of special.

(Romper from Shooting Stars Prop Shop and curly felt from Flovelies)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with peach blanket and wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with peach blanket and romper and tiebackThat adorable little smirk…this teeny tiny pink romper from Pup & Frank was perfect for Eve, I knew it would suit her session perfectly.

(Blanket & wrap from A Little Life Fabric & Props and tieback from Princess & The Pea Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping wrapped in peach dot wrap with cream blanket in cane rectangle basket with babyCan I get a collective nawwww…that smile is just everything….

Newborn baby girl sleeping on blue blanket with blue knit wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on blue blanket with blue knit wrap and tiebackThis set up was just so lovely….

(Blanket from A Little Life Fabric & Props, tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and lace knit wrap from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink and white flower nest with pink knit wrap and cream fur and pink tieback on white wooden floorMumma was super excited to include flowers in Eve’s session so we just had to create a gorgeous nest set up….

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and knit wrap from Love That Prop)

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with peach flower tiebackAnd how could we not end the session with a nice relaxing nap? How comfy does she look?

Renee and Ryan you have the most gorgeous family and Eve is the perfect addition. Thank you for choosing me to capture special memories of your family and allowing me to be with your beautiful little love Eve.

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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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