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!
The squishiest cheeks and smoochiest lips!
Actually…I lied…there was some sneaky colour in there! A gorgeous quilt made by his nanna.x.
Can not believe how much this little guy looks just like his papa!
So…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!
Often 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.
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.