Newborn Leah // 11 days new

Little Leah is so darn cute and our patience resulted in some truly beautiful portraits. I not only have the joy of working with newborns but rather the double-pleasure of working with their siblings and family as well - witnessing the love and bond that is shared between them. Children are so wonderful and give their affection so freely I am always touched by the interactions I have in this profession! (I regularly have to pinch myself!)... as promised here are some of Leah's precious first portraits.

Newborn Annabel // 12 days new

I was beyond excited to meet the latest addition to this gorgeous family I had the honour of working with a couple of years back. I love seeing my returning clients families grow and had to pinch myself that the little girl I was speaking with is that very newborn I held in my arms not very long ago. It is so special to capture these latest precious memories for them especially given they grow SO fast and these portraits only become more treasured over time. Welcome sweet Annabel with your charming eyebrows and endearing expressions xx

Newborn Peyton // 3 weeks new

I adored working with little miss Peyton to create some gorgeous portraits for mum and dad, she was such a little doll! It's easy to see that she is adored and I always find it such an honour to photograph first time parents in the first weeks of bringing their little one home and capturing every last detail of their baby. These details and first portraits will only become more precious as she grows and that's why I just love working with newborns... 

Erin // The little early bird

So little Erin would just not wait…. she was FAR too interested in what was going on in the big wide world which meant a rather unexpected EARLY delivery for her first-time parents! One complication for this premature wee girl was that she had to have surgery the very next day after she was born!

I have nothing but admiration for both Erin and her parents after 9 long weeks spent in NICU at Auckland Hospital. I was more than delighted to take some portraits of little Erin once she was home from hospital (who at the time of her session was fitted with a colostomy bag to her tummy, though she's all fixed now). 

Erin's mum was so hands-on during the session and I was truly amazed at how Erin responded to her mothers touch (turns out this this new mum was quite used to soothing and settling her baby in hospital and was the most amazing assistant! I barely needed to give her any direction, it was all instinctive). There is truly nothing like a mothers touch!

Thanks to Erin's wonderful parents for allowing me share her birth story, and here she is (including one of my favorites, 'taking in the world!') xx