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I feel I dreamed so long for you…

a glimmer in my heart…

I worked so hard to make you real…

I’ve loved you since the start.

And now you’re here and in my arms…

My heart is filled with joy…

Living here and not inside…

My darling little boy.

I feel like I have waited an eternity for this darling little man to arrive, I can’t even begin to imagine how it has been for his mumma and papa. A much wanted and dearly loved beautiful boy has finally arrived earthside into the arms of the most adoring parents.

I grew up with Sylas’s mumma and was completely overjoyed when she shared the news of her impending arrival.

Even more exciting when she asked me to capture special memories of her new family.

That said, today’s session definitely pushed my creative juices and my light natural neutral style with pops of colour was replaced by….

grey, grey and more grey…with a touch of skulls!

I always ask families about what colour suits their style, what the nursery looks like and if they want to bring something that is special to them.

Today….we definitely got creative!

World….Meet Sylas.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on pale grey blanket with grey knit wrap and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping on pale grey blanket with grey knit wrap The squishiest cheeks and smoochiest lips!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with grey blanket and blue wrap on blue white and grey quiltActually…I lied…there was some sneaky colour in there! A gorgeous quilt made by his nanna.x.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey blanket Newborn baby boy sleeping on dark grey blanket with grey knit and bonnet Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey flecked blanketCan not believe how much this little guy looks just like his papa!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey ruffle bowl with grey fluff and grey wrap on grey blanketSo…the shot everyone has been waiting for…one of a few we took today including a skull…not your standard newborn prop but Ive known for a while this little guy was going to come out a rocker. He snuggled right up to that skull and I think we pulled it off!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey romper in grey rectangle basket on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey romper in grey rectangle basket on wooden floor with skull statueOften mumma’s and papa’s don’t want to have their photo taken…they are completely exhausted, they’ve probably been up all night long. No one’s been to the hairdresser and papa’s just feel awkward. But I always try and encourage families to have images taken. Your little one will only be this small for such a brief period of time. And before you know it, they have grown, they have changed and life has moved forward. You need to remember this moment. You need to capture those details. So today we convinced mumma and papa to sneak this divine picture in.

So.Worth.It.

Newborn baby boy sleeping soundly in mum and dads arms in black and white

Sylas…you have captured my heart…along with your mumma’s and papa’s…I am so grateful you finally decided to gift them with your presence.

You were definitely worth the wait.

Regan and Craig…nothing gives me greater joy than to watch you flourish as new parents.

You are both doing an amazing job and Sylas is proof of that.

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For so long we dreamed of you…

you made us wait so long…

In our hearts we wanted you…

We knew to be so strong.

Then magically you joined our lives…

We’ve welcomed you with love…

A teeny tiny miracle…

Sent from up above.

Today we were blessed with the teeniest tiniest little peanut in the studio and he was the sweetest sleepiest little guy who was so laid back I actually could have kept him! Today’s session was a gift to mumma for her baby shower, which I absolutely adore, that all mumma’s friends and family knew the value of special memories being captured and decided to treat her to such a special gift.

Oliver, like all little bubba’s was a much loved and wanted bubba, but he took his sweet time joining his family, which has made him all the more special. Years of waiting for a miracle was surely rewarded in this gorgeous boy and it was an absolute pleasure to share in this beautiful families joy today.

World…Meet Oliver.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with aqua knit blanket Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with aqua knit blanket and grey knit bonnetOliver’s nursery is filled with aqua, grey and white…which I think suits him perfectly.

Newborn baby boy sleeping in cane basket with aqua fur and fluff Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden log bowl with grey blankets wrap and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in white felt bowl with grey and cream romper and bonnet and grey fur on white fluff with grey and white bearHow darn adorable is Oliver with his little bear (actually considering he was such a little guy himself, the bear was  a giant!) I just love it when families bring in special keepsakes to include in their session…imagine watching Oliver grow over the years side by side with this special bear!

Newborn baby boy in farmers basket with dark grey blankets wrap and fur on wooden floor wearing dark grey bonnet Newborn baby boy in farmers basket with dark grey blankets wrap and fur on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with grey b;anket and wrap on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy in wooden crate on wooden floor with tan fluff Newborn baby boy in wooden crate on wooden floor with tan fluffUmmmmmm….oh em gee…I don’t think it gets any cuter than this? We threw in a bit of neutral and I think it worked perfectly! And of course, Oliver agreed.

That smile….gaaaaah!!!!

Katie and Dean I feel so blessed that fate put you in my hands….what a gift for me to capture memories of your little man. He is most certainly worth the long wait.

Oliver…you are an absolute joy and you are more than welcome in my studio any time….fingers crossed your perfect behaviour rubbed off on my belly babe during snuggles today and it follows suit with that laid back snoozy nature!

And I’m sure you are all aware I am almost finished up and about to head on maternity leave….I still have a few more little clients due to arrive shortly but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my amazing assistant Amy who is literally my arms and legs at the moment considering I’m not in much shape to be bending and squatting. I could not continue to care for your families without her by my side….so Amy…thank you. You are worth your weight in gold.

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Another little flower has come to join our family…

Another little flower has made us happy as can be…

Together two sweet blossoms in our garden they will grow…

Together two sweet blossoms such love that they will know.

Today I had the joy of photographing sweet Eleanor, which was all the more lovely as I had photographed her darling big sister Evelyn two and half years ago.

I was so excited when their mumma got back in touch to say she was expecting again and so proud they chose me to capture special memories for them. Evelyn was an absolute joy to photograph, and now her sweet sister Eleanor was coming, and I couldn’t wait.

Eleaner did not disappoint…although they looked very different…they were both just as sweet, as I am sure you will agree!

World…meet Eleanor.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink lace blanket wearing pink knitted bonnet and wrap Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink lace blanket wearing pink knitted bonnet and wrap Newborn baby girl in white basket with pink blanket and wrap and tieback holding white knit bunny on white wooden floorUmmmmm does it get any more adorable than this? Eleanor, despite being super laid back, wasn’t that excited about napping…then of course she just looked up at me like this and I melted! This gorgeous knitted bunny was a gift from her Aunty…so special.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with pink curly fluff and tieback and flowers on cream back drop Newborn baby girl sleeping in green cane basket with mint blanket and mint fur with baby wrapped in coral wrap with burgundy knit tieback and doll soft toyThis gorgeous set up with the little dolly was a recreation from Eleanor’s big sister Evelyn’s session….it was so special to see the set up again two years down the track.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl with cream fluff and mint lace wrap wearing mint knit romper and bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in wooden log bowl with cream fluff and mint lace wrap wearing mint knit romper and tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with mint knit wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with mint knit wrap and bonnetMumma loved pink and mints…I definitely think we covered that and they went perfectly with Eleanor’s gorgeous colouring.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with cream blankets and mint blankets and mint knit bonnetThis set up was also a recreation from big sisters session…a little different but still something special to remember the girls at the same time together.

And last…but by no means least…my little sneak peak share from last night before technology got the better of me….the two adorable sisters snuggled together. Now I don’t think I’ve ever met a more loving and caring big sister…she was so sweet they was she looked after her gorgeous baby…and I think that shines through in this image.

Renee and Toby…you make the most divine babies. Thank you for trusting your gorgeous family with me.

Evelyn and Eleanor…you are both beyond lovely and I am so blessed to have captured special moments in both your lives.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in white wrap with blue tieback being held by toddler girl sibling on cream fur

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You are the poem I dreamed of writing….

the masterpiece I longed to paint.

You are the shining star I reached for

in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled.

You are my child.

Now with all the things…I am blessed.

Today I had the absolute joy of capturing memories for the most divine little family and their newest little darling. Evie’s mumma and I have not only worked together but she is also my fertility nurse, so she has been by my side through the high’s and low’s of our journey so far. When she asked me to photograph her little princess I was over joyed, finally I could give back for all that she has done for me over the past few years.

Evie was so very very sweet, a perfect little beauty and she brought her gorgeous big brother Cooper with her to create some beautiful memories together.

World….Meet Evie.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spotty blanket with pink and white tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink spotty blanket with pink and white tieback and pink wrap Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with pink blanket and pink wrap and tieback on wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in white fluffy bowl wearing pink and white lace romper with pink tieback on pink lacy drop Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with pink wrap and pink bonnet and pink blanket on wooden floor Newborn baby girl in wooden bowl with peach wrap and peach romper and tieback on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with white lace wrap and tiebackLot’s of soft sweet pinks, peaches and white’s of Evie but I may have squealed a bit when mumma mentioned blue…I absolutely adore little girls in blue and I am sure you will all agree it suited Evie perfectly!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap sleeping in blue crochet basket with lace knit wrap on white wooden floor with blue tieback Newborn baby girl wrapped in blue wrap sleeping in blue crochet basket with lace knit wrap on white wooden floor with blue bonnet and bearAnd last but not least….the adorable siblings….does it get any cuter?

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with cream blanket and felt with sibling brother surrounded by blue flowersCale and Letitia you have the most beautiful family, made all the more perfect by your sweet new addition Evie.

Cooper thank you for being the best big brother and looking after your darling little sister.

Evie….you are as sweet as they come!

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“And when I thought my heart was full…

that it could grow no more….

You joined our lives & brought such joy…

It’s fuller now, I’m sure.”

Today I had the most darling little man in the studio…gorgeous squishy cheeks, smooshy baby lips and the biggest best smile ever.

Now don’t let that smile fool you, this first image kind of set the tone for the rest of the session….

mwahahahahha….you think I am going to sleep, ya’ll kidding yourselves!

On a positive note, he did give the best snuggles yet, which is just as lovely!

World…Meet Daniel.

DanielProut1 Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with grey wraps and blanket on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with cream wrap and cream bear bonnetThose lips….eeeep!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in white felt bowl with white wrap on white wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping in white wooden bed with blue blanket and blue bunnySleep schmeep….

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with blue blanket and brown wrap and brown bear bonnet and brown bear on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on blue blanket with blue wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden trencher with blue blanket and wrap on wooden floorNow mumma’s first instinct was to go with a navy set up but then she changed her mind and went with light blue’s, grey’s and white’s….mumma’s are definitely entitled to change their minds but I couldn’t help but sneak this darker set up in with gorgeous Daniel…I think he looked absolutely adorable, I hope mumma agrees!!!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with navy blanket wrap and bonnet on cream drop Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with navy blanket wrap and bonnet on cream drop with 4 year old sibling sitting beside himAnd how lucky were we that Daniel brought his gorgeous big brother with him today….Thomas was so sweet with Daniel and it filled my heart to watch the two boys together.

Daniel…even though you would rather snuggle Donna (my amazing assistant today) or me rather than have your photo taken, I completely understand…snuggles are pretty special and we wont hold it against you!

Michael and Roslyn you have the most divine family….thank you for sharing them with us today.x.

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