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Never we imagined….

our blessings they would grow….

After so much heartache….

So much pain to show.

But you, my love, you blessed us….

a gift from those above….

A teeny tiny princess….

A darling little dove.

In 2016 I met the most divine family and photographed the sweetest rainbow after the hugest heartbreak and loss.

Aleece and Chris opened their vulnerable hearts to me and shared their beautiful family.

Losing gorgeous twin girls and courageous twin boys, extensive fertility treatment and finally realizing the joy of an amazing rainbow in sweet Oliver they began to work towards healing their broken hearts….

But their angels watching down on the from heaven had other plans and have gifted them with a complete surprise natural pregnancy…..

The sweetest pot of gold arrived safely into their arms and of course their hearts.

(You can read their brave journey here and see sweet Oliver’s session)

‘Miracle’s Do Happen’

In the mean time….

World….Meet Emelia.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in basket with yellow knit wraps and tieback with sibling brother in rainbow settingAfter the storm…there is a rainbow of hope…after the rainbow…a pot of gold has arrived!

Gorgeous rainbow Oliver and sweet pot of gold Emelia watched over by their siblings represented by butterflies.

I adore this stunning flower crown by Gumnutandbloom…it just radiates happiness and joy!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream felt basket on cream fur with cream knit romper and blankets with white floral crownOh em gee…how divine is this knit romper custom made especially for Emelia from Poppy’s Props…she just looks so serene…and perfectly paired with a Gumnutandbloom tieback.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with mustard blankets and wrap and tieback on wooden floorAleece had the most magical maternity session and I wanted to include a set up that reminded them of that day and the lovely mustard dress she was wearing. I’m always blown away by the fact that mere days earlier this little love was curled up under her mumma’s heart in her tummy.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink blanker with pink knit wrap and bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with pink knit pants and pillow and tiebackWhen mumma mentioned dusty pinks I just knew I had to cut up this sweater I had hanging around…the cutest pants and pillow evolved and I think Emelia approved!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with dusty pink blanket and lace doily on white fur with pink and white tiebackAnd how stunning is this vintage doily a family friend gave me…meant to be for today’s session, I’d say. She was the most divine little love.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket sleeping in flower nest laying in leaves

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 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 furA little flower sent earthside from her siblings up in heaven….

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and curly felt from Flovelies)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with purple blanket and wrap and knit layer and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with purple blanket and wrap and knit layer and bonnetA vintage inspired session filled with dusty pinks and purples…pure magic.

(Bonnet from Little Doe, tieback from Princess and The Pea Props, and blanket from A Little Life Photography Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in vintage pram with cream felt and lace doily and cream lace tieback with sibling brother on cream feltDoes it get any prouder???? This little guy could not have loved his new little sister any more and I know it shows right here!!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink blanket with pink knit bear bonnet sitting on shelf with two pink bears and two blue bearsAnd of course we had to recreate this set up which I did with Oliver and his sweet angel siblings…I just know Emelia felt their love enveloping her today.

Aleece and Chris…the day I heard the news of Emelia my heart literally exploded…she has been born into the most deserving and loving family that I can ever imagine.

Thank you for choosing me again and for trusting me with your beautiful loves and to share in your journey.

Ollie….please stay the cutie pie you were today forever…I could have kept you!!

Emelia….welcome earthside…you will know nothing but love.x.

 

 

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Our hearts were full, our home more so

With two dear darling boys….

With trucks and blocks and diggers….

And many other toys….

And then one day with greatest joy…

We learned of a surprise…

Our family it was growing…

Now right before our eyes…

Gifted with a little girl…

For us to hold and love…

The sweetest little princess…

Sent from up above.

Not that long ago, I got the most lovely message from a colleague of mine. She has supported me and my little business along the way so you can imagine the joy I got when I read the following message….

“I never thought I would be asking you this, even though I have always absolutely adored your photo’s, I was sad I had missed out on a session with my older two.

But guess what, we are expecting a baby girl, can we book her in?”

Heck yes!!! A surprise third baby, and a little princess after two darling boys, I could not imagine anything more lovely! And so we set about creating a beautiful session for the most divine little one. Very kindly, big brothers Luca & Matteo brought their sweet new baby sister to the studio despite horrendous weather and the depressing fact they had to stay home from school (yes, they would have rather gone to school…good boys!).

World….Meet Sarah.x.

Newborn baby girl on mauve blanket with mauve wrap and bonnetHello little one…. Newborn baby girl sleeping on mauve blanket with mauve wrap and tiebackGorgeous tieback from Princess & The Pea Props Newborn baby girl sleeping in purple crochet basket with purple wrap and tieback and owl toy on white wooden floor

How divine is this crochet basket from Addy & Gus Designs teamed with a stunning tieback from Princess & The Pea and little owl from Earthborn Photography Props Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with lavender blanket and wraps and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden drawer with purple flowers and wraps and tiebackAnother beautiful tieback from Princess & The Pea Props Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with pink wrap and purple quilt and blanket and tiebackAnd this perfect lavender tieback from A Gumnutandbloom went perfectly with Sarah’s session! Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with pink wrap and purple quilt and blanket and tieback with sibling brothers Newborn girl wrapped in pink blanket with purple flower tieback on cream fur with sibling brothersBy far the sweetest brother’s ever…it may have taken some bribery to get them into the studio but boy oh boy once they were in there they totally hammed it up. Their love for their baby sister was so divine.

Now as you can see mumma wanted a beautiful lavender and mauve gallery but of course we had to mix it up a little and what’s a gallery without some sunshine yellow!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in white felt bowl with yellow felt wearing yellow spot romper and tieback on white wooden floow Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with yellow blanket and wraps and yellow flower haloAnother one of my favourite stunning tiebacks from Gumnutandbloom

And some beautiful warm oranges…. Newborn baby girl sleeping on apricot blanket with apricot wrap and tiebackTieback from Little Doe Designs. Newborn baby girl sleeping on apricot blanket with apricot wrap and tieback in oval wooden bowl on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl in wooden log bowl with orange wrap and blanket and curly felt with gumnit tieback holding photo of deceased grandmotherAnd last but not least…Sarah with a very special photo of her grandmother who is watching down on her from heaven.x.

(Flower halo from Gumnutandbloom)

Sarah…I’m so glad you decided to join this beautiful family, you are everything they never knew they were missing.

Luca and Matteo, thank you for showing me what wonderful big brother’s you are!

Stefanie and Dominik…congratulations on welcoming the most darling little love into your family, I feel so blessed that you chose me to capture your sweet girl.

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You’ve joined our family, filled our hearts

with happiness and joy…

We’ve welcomed you into our arms

our darling little boy.

I can not think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than capturing the purest form of love…a dear new baby.

Today, the studio was filled with so much love and joy it was infectious.

I first photographed this divine little family two years ago when their first born Isabella was a new baby and was so excited to hear they were adding to their clan.

Another surprise gender family and another family rewarded with a pigeon pair, could they get any luckier?

I work with Erin and have adored watching her little family grow over the years.

World…Meet Samuel.x.

Newborn baby sleeping in wooden log bowl on wooden floor with cream wrap and felt and felt heart Newborn baby sleeping in wooden log bowl on wooden floor with cream wrap and felt and felt heartHow divine is this little felt heart for Valentine’s Day from Little Jar Big Dreams? Newborn baby boy sleeping wrapped in yellow wrap on cream fur with sibling sister in mustard dress Newborn baby boy sleeping in mustard wrap with mustard blanket in wooden bowl on white wooden floorNow anyone who know’s me knows I would have squealed a little when mumma mentioned yellow!!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with brown curly fur and green wrap and bonnet on wooden floor with leaves Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with brown curly fur and green wrap on wooden floor with leavesAnd how lush is this olive green….I love it when mumma’s aren’t afraid of colour. Little Samuel seriously pulled off every colour we put him in!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl on wooden floor with green blanket and romperJust kickin back in this adorable little romper my mumma actually had made for me!

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey wrap and pom pom beanieEeeeeep I love this pom pom beanie from Earthborn Photography Props!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with dark grey wrap and felt and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with dark grey wrap and felt Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue knit bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket on wooden floor with navy blanket and wraps Newborn baby boy sleeping on white wooden bed with blue blankets and bonnet and bears with sibling sister in blue dressSuch a special day today and I feel so blessed to be able to capture all the love this family has for each other.

Isabella you are truly the sweetest big sister and I know you will have the most lovely bond with your new little brother.

Samuel, I forgive you for covering me in more than love….lucky your cuddles made up for it!!!

Erin and Adam…congratulations on the sweetest new addition and thank you for choosing me again and trusting me with your special memories.x.

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Nothing beats a little man…

for Papa here to hold…

A little boy to fuss over….

A little boy to mold.

To follow in your footsteps…

to walk and hold your hand…

to snuggle and to guide you…

my darling little man.

So much love for the gorgeous little guy I had in the studio today. A surprise gender ended in the perfect pigeon pair for mumma and papa and they could not be happier, of course!

I first photographed big sister Isabella as a newborn a couple of years ago and then throughout her first year so it was an absolute joy to have her back in the studio today with her darling new little brother. She was proud as punch and it was super sweet to see all the lovin!!

World…Meet Ted.x.

Newborn baby boy wrapped in cream wrap on cream fur being cuddle by big sisterNow when I photographed Isabella as a newborn, her mumma brought some very special things to the studio for her session, including a vintage pram and cot that belonged to her mumma when she was small, so I just knew I had to create something just as special when little Ted came along.

You see Ted’s Papa is a fireman, so today we created magic with him in his big strong Daddy’s arms….seeing the two together was so special.

Such big shoes for a little man to fill in the years to come.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in firemans hat being held by fireman in uniform Newborn baby boy sleeping in firemans hat with fireman gear surrounding him Newborn baby boy sleeping in dads arms dressed as firemanNo safer place in the world.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in cream basket on white wooden floor with grey blanket and wrapMumma asked for beautiful grey’s, white’s and blue’s and I’m sure you will agree, they suited Ted perfectly.

(Knit wrap from Love That Prop) Newborn baby boy sleeping in white wooden bed with grey blanket and grey and white knit bears with sibling sister sitting beside himSeriously the cutest pair there was!

(Bonnet from Little Doe, & grey bear from Wendy’s Baby’s Knit’s)

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey knit wrap and bonnet(Knit wrap from Love That Prop and bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with grey wrap and blanket and pom pom beanie on wooden floorOh em gee…is this not the most adorable little pom pom beanie from Earthborn Photography Props? Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with cream blanket and blue blanket and knit romper and bonnet and bear on white wooden floorLittle Ted with his little ted!!

(Knit romper and bonnet from Poppy’s Props, bear from Love That Prop and blue blanket from A Little Life Photography Props) Newbonr baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl on wooden floor with blue crochet blanket and wrap holding blue felt heartA heart full of love for this little man….heart from Little Jar Big Dreams and blue crochet basket from Addy and Gus Designs. Newborn baby boy sleeping in log bowl on wooden floor with navy wrap and blanket Newborn baby boy sleeping in log bowl on wooden floor with navy wrap and blanketOh Ted….you are all kinds of lovely and the perfect addition to your beautiful family.

Isabella, the sweetest big sister there ever was, Ted will want for nothing.

Camila and Josh, thank you for choosing me again to capture your gorgeous family and for trusting me with your newest addition.

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A battle fought, a battle won, our prize it’s worth the fight…..

A journey we have traveled on…..and now the world is right.

Sometimes when a little love comes into my studio I know their story, sometimes I don’t, but always, I know they are a miracle and meant to be here. Today’s sweet princess was no exception. I have been patiently waiting to hear the news of this rainbow and now, she is here.

World…Meet Scarlett

Newborn baby girl sleeping in rainbow flower nest on green leaves wrapped in pink wrap with rainbow tieback and butterfliesNow sweet Scarlett has had quite the journey to be in her mumma and papa’s arm’s…sent all the way from heaven by her big brother.

I’ll let her mumma share their story and I’ll share some special images along the way.

Steve and I met at the age of 35 so time was already against us. In September 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I was told the next 6 months was our best chance of conceiving then we’d need to look at ivf. After the 6 months was up our financial situation had changed so we weren’t able to do ivf at that stage so continued to try naturally. I was also convinced I didn’t need ivf. In November 2015 after a year of try to conceive we found out we were pregnant. We were so excited that it was finally our turn! But the excitement quickly turned to heartbreak when at our 12 week scan things weren’t looking good. We had further testing and at 15 weeks we lost our son Ryan. We were absolutely devastated. We continued to try naturally, as I thought well we fell once it will happen again.

A year after our loss I was now a month off being 39, and we discussed that we had to look into ivf or risk not ever getting the child we longed for. We had our first appointment in February with a plan to start our first cycle in March 2017. I hate needles and never thought this was something we’d need to do so it took a bit for me to get my head around it all. But once we started I felt very positive that our baby wasn’t far away. We transferred our first 2 embryos and waited the dreaded 2 week wait. Unfortunately our first cycle failed, none of our embryos made it to freezing and we knew we’d have to do it all again which left as both angry and again heartbroken. We booked in for our next cycle to start at the end of April. We felt positive again and started the process once more. Again we transferred 2 embryos. A few days after transfer we found out that none of our other embryos made it to freeze. I went into bit of a spin thinking maybe my eggs were no good and that we’d need to use donor eggs, something I wasn’t ready for. I tried to refocus my mind and stay positive while we once again waited out the 2 week wait. Finally blood test day arrived and I was feeling nervous and sick all in one. I had the test and headed to work. That afternoon we received a call with the best news we’d had in years to say that we were pregnant. We were very excited but also very cautiously optimistic after our experience with our first pregnancy. When we had our 12 week scan and everything was looking great we finally started to allow ourselves to try to enjoy this pregnancy. Fast forward to the 19th of January 2018 and our dreams were realized when we finally got to hold our perfect baby girl. We did it!! She was finally here with us and safe in our arms and we couldn’t be happier.

Newborn baby sleeping in white fluffy bowl with white wrap and blue tieback with blue butterfly and white stone angelThis teeny tiny angel in Scarlett’s hands belongs to her beautiful big brother Ryan and was brought special to include in the session.

The little blue butterfly is to represent him watching over her. When Scarlett arrived at the studio I walked out to the car to meet them…flying around the car was a butterfly and I saw it as a sign that Ryan was with us. Numerous times I looked out the studio window during the session and could see that butterfly floating around keeping an eye on us.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with red bow Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with red bow and pants and pillowWhen your named Scarlett, it goes without saying that your session will be filled with beautiful reds and don’t you agree it suited her perfectly?

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on wooden floor with red wrap and bow Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with red knit layer and lace doily and red bow Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl on wooden floor with green felt red wrap and bow and flowersAnd what little girl session is complete with out a little pink!

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with pink wrap and tiebackI think she likes it….wouldn’t you agree…that little smirk!

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spot blanket with pink tieback and wrapEeeeep she had lashes for days….

Newborn baby girl in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with pink blanket and wrap and romper and tiebackJust the sweetest little love….so relaxed and settled.

Scarlett you are divine and I feel so blessed to have met you and been given the gift of sharing your story.

Sandy and Steve thank you for choosing me to capture your darling girl…I know she is working her magic to help heal your broken hearts.x.

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