Newborn Photographer Melbourne // And then there were 4

So often I walk away from a photo session thinking, 'It's this. This is my favourite type of session.' Because I genuinely love my job. I get to meet incredible people and be welcomed into their homes and lives to witness and capture love. Seriously, it's awesome. But when I get to photograph clients for both a maternity and newborn session, be still my heart.

I get to share in their anticipation and apprehension at our maternity photo session, because who isn't a bundle of feelings as they await their little one. Then I get to see them as fledgling parents at our newborn session, still adapting and learning but consumed with love for this tiny new person.

I was privileged to witness this transformation in Emma and Stu when returning to meet baby Owen.  

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Waiting for Baby // Maternity Photographer Melbourne

There is something so lovely about photographing a couple who are about to become parents for the first time. The optimism and anticipation. Their hopes and dreams. Their knowledge that their lives are going to be forever changed soon, but for now all they can do is hurry up and wait. 

I remember that feeling, waiting for my daughter to be born. The plans and ideas my husband and I came up with as we tried to strategise our way through our world changing. I wouldn't say we were totally wrong, but becoming parents isn't something you can really prepare for. I don't think you can truly understand until your little one is placed in your arms are you just are. 

This maternity session was held at their lovely home in the north-east outskirts of Melbourne. Although I'm sure there were many other things Stu would have preferred to be doing, he snuggled in for his Emma.    

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Newborn Photography Session // Big Sister, Baby Brother

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This Diamond Creek family weren't so interested in the traditional newborn photos - baby looking all sweet curled up in a wrap - so much as photos of them loving on their baby boy. That's my kind of photo shoot! Families being themselves, relaxing in front of the camera, snuggling with their loved ones. They're the photos that mean so much to me personally, and they're the kind of photos that I want to give my clients.  

I love that photo of Mum holding her baby boy with his wonderful podgy baby rolls and the sweetest little dimples on his bottom. Big sister was adorable too, adapting to life with a new little person in the family. 
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Newborn Photography Session // The Adorable Little Miss Paige

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This was an absolute dream of a newborn session and I have trouble narrowing it down to my favourite photos.

I've been best friends with Nicole since we were about 8 years old. Chris, this brand new Dad, is her little brother so I've known him since he was even younger. I can't describe how happy my heart was seeing him head over heels in love with his baby daughter.

I've had the pleasure of photographing Nicole's daughter, her sister and her daughters and this latest, newest, littlest cousin. I love this job!    

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Family Photography Session // Her Cute Little Ponytail

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I've known the lovely Miss Mila since she was only 12 weeks old and she has had that impressive head of hair the entire time. That little ponytail is just adorable.

Although I have no doubt she can keep her parents on their toes, Mila has an air of calm about her, of patience and observation. It was wonderful spending time focusing on her and capturing some images of that special relationship with mum and dad.

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Extended Family Photography Session // Complete with Mimosas

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After asking for an updated family photo for quite a while, a gift voucher for a family photo session was waiting under the Christmas tree for this lovely Mum and Grandma. Her daughter had even prearranged a date and time with all her siblings signed up to be there.

It was a wonderfully relaxed photo session, with laughs and teasing between them. We ran through the combinations of couples and groups then returned inside where there were mimosas scones with jam and cream to tide everyone over until the full hot breakfast was ready. 

You could just sense how much Mum enjoyed having all her loved ones back home, gathered in the kitchen. With my little one being only 1 year old I have a while to wait, but standing there watching them together I kept thinking I want to have this one day. That feeling of home. Of welcoming and gathering and producing something together. Complete with misosas. 

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Family Photography Session // Gorgeous Curls for Days

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Just look at those glorious curls! There is no doubting who these two young cuties belong too. :) 

It was a wet and miserable morning when we met up in the park, although the rain cooperated and cleared with perfect timing. A fitting Melbourne summer's day for this family who'd previously abandoned us to live in warmer climes up north! Matt and my husband have been friends since high school although it had been a few years since I'd last seen them; impressing on the dance floor at our wedding.   

With hugs and cuddles and giggles and grins, it was lovely to capture a moment in time for this family of four. 

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