I first met Emma at a workshop run by the amazingly talented Rachel Vanoven and Erin Tole from the USA. Emma is a seriously talented photographer herself and specialises in birth photography... a field that I absolutely LOVE. Check out her work HERE! I was so chuffed when she asked me to photograph her beautiful bump and family. Then she rocked up in the most GORGEOUS maternity dress and... the rest is history! Her sweet little man took a while to warm up to the camera (definitely the child of a photographer!) but when he did, holy smokes, did he make it worth our while. He's the most beautiful little man and was clearly excited about becoming a big brother. He gave us a detailed explanation of where bub was positioned in the tummy (Emma is also a midwife) which was super cute!!
It seems like a lifetime ago that we did this shoot. Especially considering Poppy is no longer an only child! She took a little bit to warm up to having the camera following her around. All it took was a drink of Milo and she was one happy little model (Milo ALWAYS makes me happy too!). In the end, the shoot turned out beautifully. I photographed them playing on the bed, making Milo's, twirling and spinning outside and having beautiful cuddles. One of the things I love about lifestyle shoots is that no two shoots are the same and you never know what special moments are going to pop up. I hope that these images bring back many memories of life before two kids (and I hope to create many more memories of life as a family of four). Enjoy!
This session had so many special moments! Baby Zara has two older sisters and they are gorgeous! They had their beautiful Princess dresses on and did some serious twirling for me. It was pretty cute! I have no doubt Zara will follow in their footsteps one day. What a relaxed, beautiful little bubba Zara is. Even with family life going on around her, she was so chilled. We started off with cuddles with her sisters and the most heart melting moment came towards the end when her biggest sister came in to sit with us while I was shooting. She went from reading to patting her head to kissing and on to cuddles. It was so special! You just never know what you're going to get from a lifestyle session and these images are so priceless.