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Hold him a little longer…

Rock him a little more…

Tell him another story…

{You’ve only told him four}…

Let him sleep on your shoulder…

Rejoice in his happy smile…

He is only a little boy…

For such a little while.

Discovering a new family…watching them grow and learn together…is such a blessing. I was lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous little guys cousins each when they first arrived earthside, so when his aunty got in touch to tell me he was on his way I was overjoyed.

Today I had the most lovely little guy in the studio….why is that boys are always soooo beautiful! This little man had the most divine eyelashes, gorgeous skin and smoochie lips.

I’m sure you’ll all agree….

World….Meet Jack.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey spot blanket with cream wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey spot blanket with cream wrap and bonnet(Spotty grey blanket from A Little Life Photography Props) Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden bowl with grey blanket and wrap and fur on white wooden floor(Knit wrap from Love That Prop) Newborn baby boy wrapped in grey wrap with grey layer and curly felt in cream bucket Newborn baby boy sleeping on shelf with soft toys wearing bear bonnetI absolutely adore that Jack brought his little friends with him today for his session….how special to see him grow now over the next few years with his little mates by his side….he will never be this teeny tiny and snuggly again. Each little animal was hand picked as gifts for sweet Jack by those who love him….so special. Newborn baby boy sleeping in oval wooden bowl with cream blanket and grey wrap and curly felt on wooden floorwith grey Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with grey wrap and knit bonnet(Cream blanket from A Little Life Photography Props and bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with grey knit wrap and blanket on wooden floorEeeeeep that sweet little smirk… Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with grey knit wrap and blanket on wooden floor holding grey felt heart and wearing grey pom pom beanie Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate with grey knit wrap and blanket on wooden floor holding grey felt heart and wearing grey pom pom beanieHow beyond lovely is this teeny tiny felt heart from Little Jar Big Dreams….so much love…and of course this adorable pom pom beanie from Earthborn Photography Props and knit wrap from Love That Prop the perfect set up. Newborn baby boy sleeping in white felt bowl with grey knit layer and grey wrap and grey bonnet on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in white felt bowl with grey knit layer and grey wrap on white wooden floorNow mumma asked for a beautiful gallery to match sweet Jack’s nursery…grey’s and aqua’s…I think we definitely managed that…there’s just something about this colour combination on little boys I could not love more. Newborn baby boy sleeping on cream blanket with aqua wrap and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with teal and grey blankets wearing aqua knit romper and bonnet on handmade knit grey aqua and white blanket on wooden floorLast but not least…does it get any cuter? This super cute little knit romper and bonnet from Little Doe could not have gone more perfectly with his stunning blanket that was made especially for Jack…and these colours…swoon.

Lisa and Kieran….I am so glad you found me and I had the opportunity to photograph your little man today and capture some beautiful memories for your new family.

Jack you were an absolutely dream to have in the studio…please come back and snuggle me any time!

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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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