Amanda Maree Photography » Amanda Maree Photography - Brisbane Newborn Photographer

I never knew a love like this…

till I had you by my side…

I never knew I needed you…

and now I can not hide…

My heart it beats a million miles…

just when you are near…

My little love to have you now…

I hope you see my dear.

I grew up with Kelly and Greg so you can imagine how excited I was when they shared the news of a their new addition! I have been photographing their big girl Hannah since she was a teeny tiny newborn and today they all brought the most divine little baby girl into the studio!

I am always so grateful to be considered when families are looking for a newborn photographer but it’s the hugest honour when its your friends.

Sahara gave the best cuddles and we had to use a few tricks to convince her to take a little nap, but as you can see below…it was totally worth it!!

World….Meet Sahara

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with pink lace wrap and pink bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on white and pink lace back drop with pink crochet bowl white wrap and pink romper and tieback holding pink crochet unicornThe sweet girl was beyond pretty…lots of pinks for mumma and how adorable is this little unicorn Sahara is snuggling?

Lace and pink backdrops from A Little Life Fabric & Props, romper from Lydia’s Hope Chest, tieback from Princess & The Pea and curly felt from Flovelies.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with pink lace wrap and bow tiebackI adore this gorgeous set up…a special request recreated from Sahara’s big sister Hannah’s session 3 years ago.

Both lace wraps from Princess & The Pea.

(Below is Hannah’s just to compare how adorable the both are!)

Newborn baby girl sleeping on white blanket with white lace blanket and bowWho doesn’t love pink upon pink upon pink.

This lovely pink farmers basket is from Mini Hearts Photography Props, romper from Wendy’s Baby Knits, tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and flokati from Fab Fabrics. Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket on pink flokati with pink fluff wearing pink and lace romper and pink tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl on white wooden floor with purple blanket romper and tiebackAnd you can’t have pinks without purple…adore this set up!

Curly fluff from Flovelies, romper from Pup & Frank and tieback from The Princess & The Pea. Newborn baby sleeping on purple curly fabric with purple wrap and purple tiebackSnuggly little princess…this is definitely one of my favourite colours…plum!

Tieback from The Princess & The Pea.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in vintage pram with purple felt and wrap and flowers and tieback with sibling sister wearing purple tutuThe sweetest of sisters…I just know they are going to be the best of friends for life.

NEwborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with purple fur and blankets and tiebackSnug as a bug!

Tieback from Princess & The Pea. Newborn baby girl sleeping on white bed with blue blanket tieback wrap flowers and bear with sibling sister in blue romperAnd last but by no means least…I just adore little little girls in blue and what’s better than one little girl in blue…but two! How adorable are Hannah & Sahara together?

Blue blanket from A Little Life Photography Props, tieback and wrap from Princess & The Pea Props and blue knit bear from Love That Prop.

Kelly and Greg thank you so much for bringing your growing family to me year after year, it is such a honour to be asked to capture memories for you.

Hannah…we may have had to persuade you gently with sweeties and toys but I can see just how much you adore your new baby sister and I can’t wait to see the two of you grow over the years.

Sahara….thank heavens you loved my scalp massages…what ever it takes to make you feel comfortable hanging out with us today!!

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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 your little girl…

For such a little while.

Oh my heavens….the teeniest tiniest little princess came to visit us in the studio today and I very nearly kept her! Considering she was about the same size as my big boofers thigh (how is my own newborn 9 weeks now…sniff sniff sniff), this dainty little pink loveheart was complete and utter divine!

But…I think her mumma and papa may have something to say about that, or more so her twin big brothers who were beyond adorable with their new sister.

I can’t believe I first photographed the twins as newborns just over four years ago, and today they brought their newest addition to the studio to meet us.

I went to school with Emelia’s mumma back in the day and had the joy of photographing Lincoln and Joseph when they were teeny tiny boys, so you can imagine my excitement when Nicki got in touch to say they were adding a beautiful baby girl to their family. I am still officially on maternity leave but I couldn’t miss this very special session.

World….Meet Emelia

Newborn baby girl sleeping on purple blanket Newborn baby girl sleeping on purple blanket with purple wrap and bonnetSeriously, the prettiest little love you ever did see. Mumma loved purple…I think it suited her perfectly, don’t you? I adore this wrap and bonnet set made by my fellow photographer Jacinta Dal Ben Photography.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in farmers basket with purple wrap and blankets and fur and tieback on wooden floorGorgeous tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and curly felt from Flovelies made for the most divine purple upon purple set up.

NEwborn baby girl sleeping in white wooden bed with purple wrap and blanket and tiebackThe most beautiful skin, the sweetest lips….all the lovely things about little girls.

Tieback from Princess & The Pea Props and wrap from A Little Life Fabric & Props.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap sleeping in crochet basket on purple fur with purple tiebackA purple dreamy cloud of lovely….I adore this crochet basket from my dear friend Elise over at Addy & Gus Designs.

Now it wasn’t all purple…mumma let me run wild a bit when she said she loves colour!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round cane basket with orange fluff and orange feather romper on wooden floor with orange tiebackGaaaaah….I love this romper so much and how sweet does Emelia look in orange? Romper from Pup & Frank Photography Props.

And what’s orange without a pop of sunshine yellow?

Newborn baby girl in yellow polka dot romper in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and cream curly fur with yellow felt and yellow tieback Newborn baby girl in yellow polka dot romper in round wooden bowl with cream blanket and cream curly fur with yellow felt and yellow bonnetIt’s no secret yellow is my favourite colour and this yellow polka dot romper is soooo divine! Curly felt from Flovelies, mustard felt from APP Designs, tieback from Gumnutandbloom and bonnet from Little Doe.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on teal blanket with teal wrap and teal bow tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on teal blanket with teal wrap and teal bow tiebackAnd those teeny tiny big brothers I was talking about…not so teeny tiny anymore. They were so loving and caring of their beautiful baby sister…I can imagine the amazing relationship they are going to have growing up over the years.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with teal curly felt and navy blue felt with teal bow tieback sitting beside older sibling brothers.Curly felt from Flovelies, navy felt from Lush Newborn Photography Props and tieback from Princess & The Pea Photography Props.

Gorgeous brothers and teeny tiny baby sister from Nicki and Jon.

Lincoln and Joseph it was so lovely to see you back in the studio after such a long time and see what amazing big brothers you have grown into.

Emelia…next time you come I may definitely keep you!
Nicki and Jon, thank you for sharing your gorgeous family with me over the years.

Hope you love your sneak peak!

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“And then my breath caught in my chest….

and I fell into your eyes….

as you suddenly became the biggest piece of who I am”

What better way to take a brief break from maternity leave than to photograph the sweetest new addition this darling family.

I first met Clare & Adam back at the beginning of last year when I did a gift session for their beautiful rainbow baby Addison and I feel completely honoured that they chose to bring their new little miracle back to me today.

World….Meet Layla

Sleeping newborn baby girl on pink blanket with pink flower tie back Sleeping newborn baby girl on pink blanket with pink flower tie back and wrap(How lovely is this tieback from Princess & The Pea Photography Props and backdrop from A Little Life Fabric & Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink wire farmers basket on white lace back drop wearing pink knit romper and bonnet(Gorgeous lace backdrop from A Little Life Fabric & Props and pink farmers basket from Mini Hearts Photography Props) Newborn baby girl sleeping in white basket on white wooden floor in white romper with teal tieback cuddling vintage knit pandasHow adorable are these two sweet panda’s Layla is snuggling, they were made for Layla’s mumma by Layla’s great grandma before she passed away and they look well loved because they have been around for such a long time. It fills my heart to include special parts of history in my sessions.

(Beautiful tieback from Princess & The Peas Photography Props) Newborn baby girl in round wooden bowl on purple flokati and purple blanket wearing purple flower romper and bonnet Newborn baby girl in round wooden bowl on purple flokati and purple blanket wearing purple flower romper and tiebackLayla’s nursery is filled with pastel pinks and purple…we had so many gorgeous set ups today…how sweet is this little flower romper?

I think by the look of that smile, Layla liked it too!

(Flower romper from Pup & Frank Photography Props and tieback from Gumnutandbloom Photography Props)

Newborn baby girl sleeping on lavender blanket with lavender bonnet(Beautiful lavender back drop from A Little Life Fabric & Props and bonnet from Little Doe) Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream iron bed with purple patchwork quilt wrap and bonnet(Super sweet bonnet from Little Doe, & purple blanket from A Little Life Fabric & Props) Newborn baby girl asleep in vintage cane pram with purple fluff and flowers being pushed by her sibling sister in white dress The most loveliest sisters you ever did see…they are two peas in a pod and I swear photographing Layla today was exactly like photographing Addison as a sweet new baby last year. So much love for each other, I just know they’ll grow up to be the best of friends.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream felt bowl on white wooden floor wearing cream knit romper with cream tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on aboriginal quilt wrapped in a cream wrap with a yellow flower tiebackHow magnificent is this traditional aboriginal quilt made for Clare and Adam as a wedding gift. I am so honoured they brought it along to the session and we could include it.

Layla’s middle name is Jannali a traditional aboriginal name to honour Adam’s family.

(One of my very favourite tiebacks from Gumnutandbloom Photography Props)

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream blanket in white cane basket with cream blankets and cream and brown bear containing deceased siblings ashesAnd this very last image is the most special of all, as this sweet bear contains the ashes of Layla’s big sister Lily. We did this set up for Addison’s session and I just knew we had to recreate it today to capture two beautiful sisters together.

And here is Addison and Lily together last year…three special girls and one special family.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap with brown and cream headband laying in cream basket with tan fur and next to a caramel coloured teddy bear contained her sisters ashes

Clare and Adam it fills my heart that your family has grown again after so much loss and sadness. That you chose me to share in your journey is beyond beautiful.

Layla you are the perfect addition to this amazing family and you could not have chosen more lovely parents.

Addison you are the sweetest little sister for Lily and big sister to Layla.

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Mumma’s little man…

you grew inside my heart…

Mumma’s little man…

I’ve loved you from the start.

Mumma’s little man…

you’ve filled our hearts with joy…

Mumma’s little man…

so proud, our little boy.

We went out with a bang today….our last session before I begin maternity leave and my oh my, the most darling little man arrived in the studio.

Smoochy lips….pinchy cheeks and the most divine skin….why are boys always so blessed?

Master Roman brought his mumma…his papa is still away for work and hasn’t even met him yet…to the studio for a very special session for a very special little man. I think I am going to have to let this sweet boys images talk for themselves…cause I seriously could have kept this lovely boy (apart from the fact he didn’t really like shoes or sleeping!!)

World….Meet Roman.

Newborn baby boy sleeping on mint blanket with mint wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping on mint blanket with mint wrapI just adore little boys in mint….such a sweet serene colour and look at that little smile…I think he loved it too!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round cane basket with grey blanket and grey wrap on white wooden floorRoman brought the cutest little bunny with him today…best of mates already?

Newborn baby boy sleeping in round wooden bowl with mustard wrap and mustard blanket on wooden floorMumma loved mustard…a woman after my own heart!

Newborn baby boy sleeping in grey farmers basket with grey blanket and mustard wrap with grey bonnet and 1 week old card and timberland bootsWhere else would you want to be on your one week birthday?

Newborn baby boy sleeping in farmers basket with grey wrap and grey blanket and grey bonnet on wooden floor Newborn baby boy sleeping on grey blanket with grey wrap Newborn baby boy sleeping in wooden crate on wooden floor with red grey and navy blanket Newborn baby boy in farmers basket with red pants and wrap Newborn baby boy laying on grey flokati with grey knit wrap and bonnetSleep schmeep…Master Roman wasn’t super excited about napping in our warm comfy studio but when you get this adorable face looking back at you, how can you argue?

Roman thank you so much for arriving before my own little Mini so I had time to make your session happen…clearly it was meant to be and I absolutely adored photographing you.

Kyani and Cruz you have the most darling little man and I feel so blessed you chose me to capture special memories for your new family…especially considering I am meeting darling Roman even before his Papa!

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Psalms 139: 13 & 14

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully & wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

Newborn baby girl on cream blanket sleeping on bible with crownToday…sweet Myra brought her mumma and papa to the studio for a very special session.

Myra is a miracle in every essence of the word….her mumma and papa have dreamed of her for such a long time and thankfully their wishes came true. The fact that she made it to the studio today is also a miracle….considering her mumma and I are due just days apart and have spent our entire pregnancies hoping I would still be able to capture special memories once Myra was earthside. Amazingly, she arrived a little early, and my own little one has held on and today…true magic happened.

World….Meet Myra.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream flokati wrapped in cream shawl and bonnetMyra also brought some very special things to her session, her grandfather’s bible in the first image and this divine knitted shawl her mumma made included. Nothing fills my heart more than including history and tradition in my sessions.

Newborn baby girl in vintage pram with lace doily and bonnet Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with lace doily Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with lace doily Newborn baby girl on brown vintage suitcase with lace doily and bow tiebackWhen Myra’s mumma said she also wanted to bring her grandfathers vintage suitcase, I knew it would be extra special.

Newborn baby girl in round cane basket with cream pink and lemon knitted blanket with bow tieback Newborn baby girl in round cane basket with cream pink and lemon knitted blanket with cream knit bonnetThis stunning blanket was made especially for Myra by her grandmother.

Newborn baby girl sleeping on pink and white lace blanket with pink wrap and tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping in pink farmers basket with pink fluff and wrap and tieback on white wooden floorThat smile…can I get a nawwwww…..

Newborn baby girl in round cane basket with purple fluff flowers wrap and bonnet Newborn baby girl in round wooden bowl with pink fluff and wrap on pink and white lace floor with hadnmade dollMyra…thank you so much for all your sweet snuggles today…my heart is so full that we could make today happen, not only for your mumma and papa but also to create beautiful memories that I hope they will treasure for a lifetime.

Hayden and Jess, Myra is all sorts of divine and I am so grateful you chose to share her with me.

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