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Charlotte….Brisbane Newborn Photographer

A Mother’s love is something…

that no one can explain…

It is made of deep devotion…

and of sacrifice and pain.

It’s endless and unselfish…

and enduring come what may…

For nothing can destroy it…

or take that love away.

It is patient and forgiving…

when all other’s are forsaking…

And it never fails or falters…

even though the heart is breaking.

It believes beyond believing…

when the world around condemns…

And it glows with all the beauty…

of the rarest, brightest gems.

It is far beyond defining…

it defies all explanation…

And it still remains a secret…

like the mysteries of creation.

A many splendoured miracle…

man cannot understand…

And another wondrous evidence…

of life’s tender guiding hand.

 

By Helen Steiner Rice

Newborn baby girl sleeping in fathers arms with mother looking on

To say I’ve been waiting years for this session would not be an understatement….you see this little love has been hoped and dreamed for for many years. A gift sent from her big sisters in heaven, born exactly two years to the day they gained their angel wings. Every sweet love I photograph is much wanted but some journey’s are so much more harrowing than other’s. The path some families have to walk just to hold their babies earthside fueled with infertility, doctors, procedures, needles and heartbreak. But here you are, safely in the arms of your beautiful parents and surrounded by all the love in the world. I have spent the last 9 months shopping up a storm and preparing for this very special session and today, all our dreams came true! I first photographed this gorgeous family when their little man was a newbie 4 years ago and today he brought his sweet new sister to the studio to capture some magic. A little filo princess that is beyond stunning, I’m sure you will all agree.

World….Meet Charlotte.x.

Newborn baby girl laying on purple blanket with purple knit layer and flower tieback Newborn baby girl sleeping on purple blanket with purple knit layer and bonnetNow when we were preparing for Charlotte’s session her mumma and papa told me several times that she was a ‘unicorn’ baby…eat’s and sleeps, super laid back. I used to believe that this was what was often referred to as ‘second baby syndrome’…you know, they fit in with everything, super chilled, eat and sleep on the run because they have no choice with older siblings around. Then I had a second baby of my own and it was far from the truth lol…he still wakes and eats more frequently than some of my newborn clients lol! So then I thought maybe she is a unicorn? Although in my experience the families that are worried about their unsettled baby who doesn’t like to be naked or wrapped and how they will go during their session end up sleeping up a storm, and the family that comes in saying their bubba’s sleep through anything tend to choose the day of their newborn shoot to be awake for eleventy billion hours!

Alas…they were right, and all my theories were scrapped. Once she eye’d me off for a brief period of time she fell into the deepest slumber and I got through a bazillion set up’s…we even popped outside in between the rain! It was such a beautiful session and so lovely to give this family precious memories of this special time. Mumma asked for stunning pinks and purples, and oh did I oblige!

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cream bucket on white chair with pink wraps and blankets and knit bonnet with flowers in vase on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with purple wrap and blanket and tieback with purple flowers on white wooden floor Newborn baby girl sleeping on cream blanket with purple floral wrap and bow tiebackThe most perfect little features you ever did see…

Newborn baby girl sleeping in nest with flowers wearing pink mohair romper and matching wrap with flower halo Newborn baby girl sleeping in nest with flowers wearing pink mohair romper and matching wrap and lace mohair bear bonnetOh lordy, I shared a little live feed of this set up, did you see it? I know I always say this but I think this is my most favourite set up ever! I ordered this romper and bonnet set as well as the flower halo then made the mohair knit layer especially for Charlotte’s session and it was definitely everything I imagined and more.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap on purple backdrop surrounded in circle of flowersA sweet little flower hand picked by her sisters in heaven.x.

Newborn baby sleeping in pink farmers basket with pink blanket and rainbow wrap and tieback with two pink butterflies on white wooden floorWe created this sweet set up to honour Charlotte’s sisters in heaven…two gorgeous butterflies watching over their baby sister, forever by her side and always in her heart.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in round wooden bowl with pink blanket and wrap and bow tieback laying garden surrounded by flowersI had a different shot in mind for this set up but with all the rain and storms around my gorgeous tree lost all its flowers…so we improvised and carried adorable sleeping Charlotte outside ( she was completely oblivious and didn’t even stir!) and set her amongst the stunning carpet of petals.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in cane basket with purple curly felt and wrap and tieback and flowers with sibling big brother sitting beside her on white wooden floor backdropDefinitely sure it doesn’t get sweeter than this…my heart nearly exploded and these aren’t even my bebe’s!!! I can’t believe how big Harrison is since I last saw him and he was the very best big brother pulling out all the one liners…”I love you baby sister, awww she is so sweet” and loads of smoochie kisses, just what every baby sister needs!

Newborn baby girl sleeping on wooden bed with pink blanket and romper and rainbow knit layer and rainbow prop on pink fur with rainbow tiebackThe storm it brought us darkness, we fought to weather it’s enormity, but you, my love are our rainbow. Not negating the storm but showing us there can be light after dark.
After every storm, there is a rainbow of hope.

I had this gorgeous rainbow custom made for Charlotte’s session from a stunning Australian vendor Rainbow Earthlings when it looked like it might not arrive in time, she quickly sent a replacement no questions asked and went above and beyond so magic could happen. I made the rainbow wrap and everything just fell into place.

Charlotte you are working magic to heal broken hearts and living on in honour of those that can not remain earthside.

Newborn baby girl wrapped in cream wrap with cream bow tieback being held by sibling big brother wearing blue button up shirt laying on cream furI just cant with these two…so much love.x.

Newborn baby girl sleeping in papas armsThere’s just something about a little girl safely snugged in her papa’s arms…she will never be this small, this new, this safe again.

Rebecca and Paul, today was definitely worth the wait. Thank you for allowing me the honour to capture your beautiful family again and for sharing in your journey along the way.

Harrison, you are the best big brother a tiny sister could hope for and I know she’s lucky you’ve got her back.

Charlotte..I’m crossing everything that you not only left good baby juju in the studio but maybe some leaked out into Emery’s room and the rest of my house and tonight we’ll all be sleeping up a storm too! Thank you for being your beautiful, serene and sweet self.

 

 

 

 

 

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