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.