I took these images when our babe was 5 weeks old. This was the first time I photographed her. Taken in our old home that we completely renovated and designed ourselves they really mean a lot looking back now, like a time capsule. Frozen in that perfect moment. I can’t believe how little she was and everything about these photos takes me back to watching each breath rise and fall, the feeling of her soft little onesie, the accomplishment of pumping each ounce of milk, and the weeks right after her birth that feel so far away now. These photos are absolutely priceless to me and I have tears in my eyes just writing about it. Every newborn session has the same feeling – the fleeting moments in time, so perfect, so new, every first.
My recovery after childbirth was pretty tough. I didn’t take a lot of photos, because I just couldn’t find the energy to get up and go and physically I was in a lot of pain. So when I say I get it, I really do get it. Being a new mom is not easy!
Having been through the miracle of pregnancy and the reality of a home birth I really connect with the magic of newborn and baby photography. My style focuses on a documentary, real approach of whats going on at that time – piles of laundry and all. I want to photograph everything from the nursery, special blankets, clothes, siblings, the dog, home life, pumping and the beautiful mess!