Friday, September 23, 2011

Blue Mountains Newborn Photographer - Joshua

Let it be known that I am always ECSTATIC when a client asks for a chair photo... it sure makes me happy!

I had beautiful Joshua come and visit me this week (as well as Ryan - Newborn baby galore this week at MMP!) This is the 12 day old product of two very special people we know. He was the sleepiest thing I ever did see, and I think I got ONE photo of him awake (when normally getting them to sleep is the tricky part!)

Rosie (as my little Ella calls her) and Richard, I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek xo

Blue Mountains Newborn Photographer - Ryan

Some lovely friends we have (from a lifetime ago) got in contact with me for some photos of their beautiful little newborn Ryan (GREAT NAME!!!) He was sleepy when they arrived, but wiggling, wrapping and contorting sure woke him up, and then he wouldn't have a bar of sleepy photos unless Mum or Dad were having a cuddle (who isn't happiest in Mum or Dad's arms???)

So here is this beautiful bright eyed 2 week old who came to visit all the way from Sydney!

Paul and Naomi, I will be in touch with your disc soon xo

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blue Mountains Birth Photography - Meeting Ezekiel

I have had this yearning to photograph a birth for about a year now, any birth would have been wonderful, but I specifically wanted to aim for a home birth (and water preferably!)

One day as I was teaching a little photography course to some friends in my community, a very good friend of mine popped in with a question "Mell, will you photography our home birth?"

"OH MY GOSH.... YESSSSSSSS!!!" I said with tears in my eyes.

Months passed and I became more and more exited. Soon it was my dear friend Lusi's due date (we all know what due date means... rarely anything!!!)

Due date came, due date went.

Then, Monday 5th September 2011, I got a phone call, it was my dear friend Lusi's beautiful Mumma. "Mell, come now!"


I arrived to the most peaceful and heartwarming place I think a baby could ever be born into.

Soon after I rolled up, Lusi hopped into the birthing pool and not long after, her fantastic midwife Hazel arrived.

She checked the heartbeat, and this was one happy, healthy baby who was just totally ready to enter this world!
There was family...
love and support...
and then...
a beautiful happy, healthy, squirming baby Ezekiel!!!!!!
you could tell he was one of the most wanted and loved little people ever! (but then... aren't they all :D)
Biggest sister Stassi was there for the whole birth, from go, to "hello"
Daddy enjoyed a beautiful little cuddle
Then we found out he was a whopping 3.9kg!!
Lusi and Brett, Stassi, Elijah, Ethan, Zippi and new baby Ezekiel, thank you for making me feel so welcome in your home for one of the most important days of your lives. I'll be in touch with your disc as soon as I can special friends xo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blue Mountains Newborn Photographer - Kenny

I had a lovely time photographing this beautiful little bubby who happens to belong to a friend of mine. He was the most adorable little fella, and in spite of one wicked tummy ache, he charged though our shoot like a perfect angel!

Amz and Tom, I hope you enjoy your look see... your disc is in the mail!


P.S. Here's a little special extra sneak peek for Tom and Amy that is a little bit extra spesh...