Amanda Maree Photography » Amanda Maree Photography - Brisbane Newborn Photographer

‘Loving memories never die

as years roll on and days pass by…

In our hearts a memory is kept

of one we love and will never forget’

When I think my heart could not be fuller, a moment happens and I am proven wrong time and time again. Today an angel up in heaven sent his divine new baby sister to meet me and for that I feel truly blessed.

See this is not the first time I have met this family, in 2015 I had the honour of caring for a little warrior named Jacob. I will let Jacob’s mumma share their story in her own words below.

We are endlessly grateful for our second child, baby girl Eva Grace. Eva was born on the 28th of October dividing our lives to before and after. Eva you are the most precious and beautiful girl on the planet, we are in love with you head to toe. Little moments of getting to know you is the most exciting job in the world. You have rocked our world to the ground, brought so much love with you, made us happy and vulnerable; made us someone we are yet to discover. We know you have someone special watching over you, protecting and loving you, your big brother Jacob.

Our firstborn son Jacob entered the world too soon, at 25+5 weeks, on the night of the 7th of November 2015. He entered the world with an intention to stay, to survive, to be with us…. Or so we strongly believed in.

When I think about Jacob, I think – strength. Having gone through his life in my mind million times by now I am still amazed at how there was so much strive for life in 870gm and 36cm long baby boy. Twenty one days together in intensive care unit, changing tiny nappies, making milk for you, reading books to you, 3 precious cuddles, hope, hope again and overwhelming love, one operation and crash of all hopes. My most cherished memory is your eyes; you were looking at me for as long as you could in your final moments. I knew then that moment was going to give me so much comfort as well as pain in the future. When I think of Jacob, I think – light; softly glowing light that continues to live in me, through me for him and because of him. Our boy, we have a special place for you in our hearts.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket wrapped in white wrap with white blanket on white wooden floor with grey bow tieback holding grey teddy bear and photo of premature baby boyTwo sweet siblings, although they will never meet, they have a bond that will never be broken.

World….Meet Eva.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with white lace wrap and white knit bonnet(Beautiful bonnet from Little Doe and Lace wrap from Princess & The Pea Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl with cream curly felt on white wooden floor with purple flowers and knit layer and wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl with cream curly felt on white wooden floor with purple flowers and knit layer and wrap and tiebackA beautiful flower hand picked from her big brother in heaven.

(Gorgeous tieback from Princess & Pea Props and curly felt from Flovelies) Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream lace blanket with cream wrap and knit bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream lace blanket with cream wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream felt with cream bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket wrapped in white wrap with white blanket on white wooden floor with rainbow tieback and holding rainbow felt heartNo greater gift than a sweet rainbow after weathering the darkest of storms.

(Stunning custom rainbow tieback from Gumnutandbloom Photo Props and felted rainbow heart from Little Jar Big Dreams) Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with rainbow knit wrap and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with rainbow knit wrap and flower tiebackThe sweetest of rainbows….

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in white felt bowl with peach curly felt and wrap and flowers and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping in white felt bowl with peach curly felt and wrap and flowers and tieback(Gorgeous tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and curly felt from Flovelies) Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket with white blanket and pink wrap and tieback on rainbow backdropAfter every storm…there is a rainbow of hope’

Jacob…it was truly the greatest privilege and honour to care for you in your short yet powerful time here earthside.

Thank you bringing your sweet sister Eva to me.

Liubov & Lee to watch your courage over the past two years as Jacob’s parents and now Eva’s has been such a blessing. I am so grateful you chose me to share your journey and to capture special memories for you all.

Eva…you are the light in the darkness.x.

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Today I’ll hold my baby’s hand and walk beneath the sky…

We’ll take our time and wander…and watch the robin fly.

We’ll stop along the way to smell a rose that’s sweet…

And leave some footprints in the dust made by tiny feet.

But those tiny feet are growing and those hands are growing too…

Just yesterday it seems you were small and new.

The memories tucked deep in my heart are the only things that last…

For those tiny baby hands and feet will grow up much too fast.

Meeting tiny humans is my most favourite thing to do in the whole wide world….close second is watching them grow over the years.

Sweet Emilia came back to the studio last week for her milestone session and it was the absolute sweetest thing ever to see just how much she had grown and changed from her newborn session just a few months ago. Still those pouty lips and chubby cheeks…all just next level cuteness!

I love recreating newborn sessions so that we can compare all the little details of just how much they have grown.

Sweet Emilia….8mths.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink blanket with white lace wrap and tieback with second image of baby at 8 months in same set upNow Emilia was definitely not as excited about her mini session as her mumma and I were…she did not like my camera at all but I think this gorgeous little sad face is just as sweet as a big cheeky smile….which she did eventually give once I put my camera away!

(Pink blanket from A Little Life Props, lace wrap & tieback from Princess & The Pea Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with pink flowers lace blanket and wrap with cream felt and tieback with second photo of same baby at 8 months in same set upLook at how much this teeny tiny peanut has grown! Such a big girl now.

(Curly felt from Flovelies and tieback from Princess & The Pea Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with pink spot blanket and pink flower tieback on wooden floor with second image of same baby at 8 months in same set upI remember this set up taking my breath away when we first captured it and it’s just as stunning now 8 months later….how pretty is Emilia in pink?

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

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with dusty pink fur and romper with cream blanket and tieback with second image of same baby at 8 months in same set upThis gorgeous wooden maraca saved the day…Emilia loved the sound of it’s sweet shaker so we went with it!

(Blanket from A Little Life Props, top romper from Pup & Frank and bottom romper from Wendy’s Knits)

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with pink blanket and wrap and brown knit layer on wooden floor with second image of same baby at 8 months in same set upOh Emilia…you are so lovely.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log prop with olive felt and wrap and tieback with second image of same baby at 8 months in same set upAnd last but by no means least…I snuck this stunning olive green set up into Emilia’s newborn session considering mumma wanted pinks, creams and greys and I think it all surprised us just how gorgeous it turned out. I love this colour on little girls and when we recreated it…we even got a teeny smile!

Tanya and Joe thank you for trusting me again with your beauty and for valuing images so much that you came back again.

Emilia it’s such a joy to watch you grow…I can’t wait to see you again soon.

2016-2017 families…have you checked your emails? Did you know I’m running a mini session special before Christmas. Imagine giving Nanna & Pop these stunning images as a gift this Christmas??? Please get in touch, spaces are limited.

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“No truer gift than a rainbow once you have weathered the storm….”

Today I had the absolute blessing of meeting the sweetest little man…I gift like no other.

Sweet Jude brought his mumma, papa and gorgeous big sister to the studio to capture some special magic and create beautiful memories for their family.

Jude is extra special to his family…I’ll let his mumma tell you why, but I am sure you will agree, all kinds of lovely.

World…Meet Jude.

We have just been blessed with our 2nd child, a sweet little boy we named Jude. A little brother for our daughter, Lucy. How wonderful it was to finally introduce her to our little baby that we were all so ready to meet. It’s incredible how much you can love someone, before you even meet!
Both of our babies each have an older sibling we never got to meet. We lost our first baby to miscarriage. After a very normal dating scan, we found out at our next scan we had lost that baby a few weeks earlier. I have some genetic abnormalities that increase my risk of blood clots. We’ll never know if this is the reason we lost that baby. Thankfully, with a needle everyday during my pregnancies we can help reduce that risk.
We lost another baby a bit over a year ago. We didn’t know I was pregnant, and after a visit to hospital with severe abdominal pain, found out I had an ectopic pregnancy requiring surgery. Big shock, but so thankful for easy access to medical care that saved my life.
We were able to work with Amanda to remember our 2 angels in this shoot, and celebrate our 2 beautiful rainbow babies.
Jude, we never even knew you were missing until we met you sweet boy…

Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and felt heart Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with blue blanket and wrap and felt heartI absolutely adore this little blue felt heart….Jude snuggled straight up to it and held on tight. It’s everything a newborn little boy is…soft, sweet and snuggly.

(Felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams) Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane pram with cream felt and cream knit bear bonnet and bears being pushed by sibling sister in blue dressOh em gee…now I know you all will agree it doesn’t get any cuter than this. Adorable bear out on a walk with his gorgeous big sister!

(Bear bonnet from Love That Prop and curly felt from Flovelies) Newborn baby boy sleeping on white blanket with navy blue wrap and bonnetMumma loved dark ocean blue…I think she must have know it would go perfectly with Jude’s creamy skin.

(Bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and blue knit pants on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on teal blanket with teal knit wrap and bonnetAnd some stunning teal…the perfect combination! Look at those chubby cheeks and cute little tooshie! Newborn baby boy sleeping in log bowl with teal wrap and blanket and curly felt on teal back drop(Wrap and blanket from A Little Life Props and curly felt from Flovelies) Newborn baby bpy sleeping in wooden bed with brown blanket and bonnet and bunnyNight night little man….sssssh!

(Bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden bowl with tan wrap and blanket and bonnet on tan back drop Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with cream blanket and blue wrap and bonnet on rainbow rug holding rainbow felted heartWe created this beautiful set up for gorgeous rainbow Jude….a celebration of new life and a gift from his sweet siblings up in heaven

(Bonnet from Little Doe, wrap from A Little Life Props and rainbow felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams) Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream fur with blue wrap being cuddled by sibling sister in blue dress both holding cream felted rainbow heartsAnd these stunning felt rainbow hearts were made just for Jude and his gorgeous sister Lucy, both sweet rainbows.

Bindi and Ryan thank you for choosing me to share your story and to create beautiful memories of you gorgeous family, I feel so very blessed.

Lucy…you are the loveliest big sister there ever was and I know Jude will be surrounded by your love for many years to come.

Jude…you are so loved.x.

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  • Marion Georgina Millar - How do you get the babies so relaxed….magic hands ?
    Lucy and Judah are our great grandchildren and you have photographed them both beautifully. Thank youReplyCancel

Hold her a little longer…

Rock her a little more…

Read her another story…

You’ve only read her four…

Let her sleep on your shoulder…

Rejoice in her happy smile…

She is only a little girl…

For a such a little while.

Today I had the most divine little princess in the studio. In the whirlwind that is pregnancy and new baby, her mumma and papa didn’t get a chance to book a session in…thankfully, I had a sneaky spot and could squeeze them in, I am sure you will all agree it was definitely worth it.

Sometimes families send a me a photo when their little ones arrive, sometimes they arrive in the studio a complete surprise. So you can imagine my squeals of delight when this little love got out of the car!! Of course her mumma and papa are both stunning so she had no choice but to have the best multicultural mix of both of them!

The most perfect pouty lips…creamy gorgeous skin…and of course…that hair!!!

World…Meet Alina.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with lace over lay blanketThis image celebrates everything that is a newborn baby…curls and rolls of baby chub, long lashes, chubby cheeks, pouty lips and delicate little fingers….wrapped in some beautiful lace…it doesn’t get better than that.

(Lace backdrop from A Little Life Fabric & Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in white fleece bowl on white wooden floor with white wrap and felt heart and tiebackThis pose always blows my mind that just two short weeks earlier this little lady was curled up underneath her mumma’s heart.

(Felted heart from Little Jar Big Dreams & pearl tieback from Little Doe) Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with purple blanket and tieback and flowers with cream knit bears and felt heart with purple owlMumma wanted a neutral gallery with a few small touches of pale purple and pink so of course we had to do this sweet sleepy set up of Alina taking a nap!

(Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props & Owl from Earthborn Photography Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on wooden floor with purple blanket and romper and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on wooden floor with purple blanket and romper and tiebackPale purple went perfectly with Alina’s gorgeous colouring….this blanket is from A Little Life Fabric & Props, Romper from Pup & Frank, Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props, and bonnet from Little Doe. Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval wooden bowl on white wooden floor with dusty pink fluff and knit blanket and romper and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping in oval wooden bowl on white wooden floor with dusty pink fluff and knit blanket and romper and tiebackIf you saw the sneaky behind the scenes video I shared, you will recognize this stunning set up. Dusty pink is definitely one of my favourite colours and I know mumma loved it when she saw it!

(Romper from Pup & Frank, & Bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby girl asleep on pink blanket with pink wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl asleep on pink blanket with pink wrap and bonnetPretty in pink….Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props & Bonnet from Little Doe. Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket on tan back drop with tan blanket and knit layer and wrap and tiebackI absolutely adore this stunning Tieback from one of my favourite vendors Gumnutandbloom Photography Props it went perfectly with this gorgeous neutral set up and Alina’s beautiful creamy skin and dark features. Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with cream blanket and wraps and tieback on wooden floorAnd last but by no means least…because I just wanted to share ALL the images and couldn’t choose….how sweet is Alina in this little farmers basket from Mini Hearts Photography Props.

Trinh and Dariusz…there are no words for just how lovely your sweet baby girl is, I am so grateful you found me, even if it was last minute!

Alina…please come back to the studio as often as you like so I can capture your beauty time and time again.

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The apple of your daddy’s eye…

you are your mumma’s love…

Brought into a world of joy…

We love you little dove.

Today the sweetest little princess brought her mumma and papa to the studio to capture some very special memories. The most divine pout (which she wasn’t afraid to use!) and an inquisitive furrowed brow…we had such a lovely morning with Miss Eadie.

Eadie’s nursery is filled with soft neutral colours and woodland animals so today’s session was a beautiful peaceful mix of soft serene colours.

I’m sure you will agree…this little princess is all kinds of lovely.

World…Meet Eadie.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in her fathers handsSeeing Eadie with her papa was an absolute joy…there’s just something magical about a new dad! I always adore seeing how teeny tiny baby’s look in their papa’s hands.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on grey spotted blanket with grey bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on grey spotted blanket with grey knit wrap and bonnetThere’s just something so sweet about little girls in grey and white. Bow tieback from Little Doe, & backdrop from A Little Life Photography Props. Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap laying in grey lace basket with grey fur and blanketHow gorgeous is this felted heart…it went perfectly with this set up…a capture of mumma and papa’s love for sweet Eadie. Felted heart from Little Jar Big Dreams, and backdrop from A Little Life Photography Props. Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with white lace wrap and tiebackThat pout…those lashes…Eadie was the sweetest little princess! Gorgeous tieback from Little Doe Designs.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap in brown wooden bowl on brown back drop with beige fluff and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with cream blanket and tieback on cream fur with cream bunnyPapa loved this little bed…how adorable does Eadie looked snuggled up next to this tiny bunny? She brought an adorable bigger version of the bunny with her….keep your eye out for another sneak peak in the next few days. Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink wrap sleeping in pink fur in round cane basket on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in flower nest with peach wraps wearing brown fawn romperAs soon as mumma mentioned woodland animals in Eadie’s nursery, I knew this fawn romper would be perfect…I think Eadie agreed?

Romper from Pup And Frank.

Newborn baby girl in pink knit romper in pink crochet basket with cream blanket on white wooden floorEvery little girl needs a snuggly pink set up…one of my favourite rompers from Lydia’s Hope Chest and tieback from Princess and The Pea.

Eadie…you were an absolute treat and I am so grateful your mumma and papa chose me to capture this very special time in their lives.

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