In our hearts we needed you…
we yearned to hold you near…
In our lives we longed for you…
Our treasured little dears.
The world works in mysterious ways and sometimes families are brought into my life for a reason. Just before Christmas last year I was honoured to be part of a special group of photographers all across Australia and New Zealand that photographed babies who were in the NICU over the Christmas holidays with Heartfelt an amazing volunteer organization.
There I met the sweetest of twins and by pure magic, the stars aligned that they were both doing so well they were able to come home quite quickly and I was able to squeeze them in for a beautiful session in the studio to celebrate just what little miracles they actually are.
I’ll let their mumma share the amazing story of how these sweet little babies came to be and I’ll share some adorable photo’s to accompany their journey.
World…Meet Sumiya and Tully
“My husband and I always wanted to have children, however we didn’t realise we would need to embark on a long journey of IVF. The process was difficult and emotionally draining. After seven cycles of IVF and several fertility specialists we were blessed with the arrival of our first child Eliana in 2013.
Two years later we decided to try for a second child. Nothing could have prepared us for the disappointment of failing several more cycles particularly when time was not on our side.
At the time I was forty and my husband forty-four.
On our tenth and final IVF cycle, using our last two embryos, we could never have imagined the joy when told by the fertility specialist that we were expecting twins. The news was validation that dreams really do come true.
Here is handsome baby boy Tully and our beautiful baby girl Sumiya, who have now completed our family.”
Eeeeeep I just love how much these two love each other already…look at that little smile! Mumma and papa wanted a neutral natural gallery but I couldn’t help sneak a little colour in….one of my favourite sage green! Those lips….those rosy cheeks and lashes for days….just love! Now this little miss has personality plus…she may be a little modeling diva already!! Look.at.those.lashes…sigh! Baby boys always end up with the best lashes! And this princess looked just like snow white! Milky skin, rosy lips….that pout! And last but by no means least….the best big sister these two could imagine! She was so excited about the twins session she even brought her own camera and helped us out in the studio!!
Eliana…you were a complete treat and if you are ever looking for a job…let me know!!
Tully and Sumiya I feel so blessed I met you and completely honoured I am able to help tell your story.
Cameron and Merinda, thank you for the privilege of sharing your journey and for allowing me to capture special memories of your beautiful family.x.