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Entries in pregnancy photography (3)

Tuesday
Nov022010

A Sun Filled Morning in Blackheath... {Blue Mountains Family Portaits}

I love being welcomed into the homes of a family wishing to share a precious time in their lives with me. I enjoy every shoot, and as much as I give all of myself on every photo session, there is always so much that I personally get back by being around people in love, families growing, and babies discovering the world..

´╗┐This was a particularly special photo session for me as I had photographed the graceful Henriette when she was 36 weeks pregnant, bathed in the golden light of an autumn afternoon. To see the grace and glory of the female body as it grows little people, and then to see the wonder in the eyes of this new person in the world, and the love between parent in child is truly precious to share.

I found Henriette and Jack's attitude so inspiring, especially when I asked how things were going and H's response was: 'Pretty well, apart from the exhaustion. We're pretty busy, we just opened a new dental practice, have been mountain climbing and sailing recently and are planning a hike in New Zealand next year'... all with the twins in tow.

Thanks for the 'picnic' among the trees Henriette and Jack, I'll have your online gallery link to you very soon!

Ax

Wednesday
Aug182010

A Weekend Stroll in Newtown {Sydney Portrait Photographer}

I woke up early on Saturday morning to see dull grey skies out my window. Grey skies aren't necessarily bad for portraits, so I made my way over to Kate and Dave's house regardless, and while we were sitting around having a cup of tea, the skies cleared and golden rays of sunshine came beaming through the window.

So we decided to get out for an early morning stroll, looking for fun textures and places to stop for the lovers to have a cuddle and canoodle.

I just love being invited on a pregnancy shoot, being with an expectant mum in the final weeks before bub arrives, seeing her warm anticipation.. it reminds me of my own pregnancy and it is such an honour for me to be able to share this precious time.

Seeing the love between Kate and Dave was just wonderful to be around, they seemed totally oblivious that I was even there as they lay enjoying the morning sun, and feeling bub kicking and moving, playing a part in the shoot too.

With such relaxed and easygoing subjects I was in my element, climbing walls and trees to get the best angle, suggesting over here, over there, and totally lost track of time.

Fluffy little Jasper awoke just in time for a quick portait with Mum and Dad before switching off to snooze again, and I think after her awesome effort of a 3 hour adventure that Mum deserved to join him too..

Thankyou Dave and Kate for sharing part your last weekend  before due day with me, I can't wait to share the rest of the images with you, I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peek!

Annx

Thursday
May202010

Rains pause for Inner West Photo Adventure {Pregnancy Photographer}

Last Wednesday night I drove down the mountain to prepare for my early morning pregnancy shoot the next day. I didn't realise when Clare said it had been raining and she was nervous about the weather that the rain was actually torrential! The windscreen wipers were on full blast and their affect seemingly non-existent. However, we retained our humour and prepared ourselves for a fun photo shoot with drenched hair, colourful brollies and gumboots in the mix. When I awoke in the morning, I glanced out the window to see light grey skies with patches of blue sneaking through!

 

We laughed at the wonderful turnaround in weather and after a few shots with Charlie the pup at home, we went off on our inner west photography adventure. Clare has a fabulous energy and flair and we went out hoping to capture her wonderful belly as well as a bit of 'something else'...

I asked Clare to choose a location for our photo shoot that held a lot of meaning for her. She chose Callan park in Rozelle (in Sydney) as she used to walk around the water's edge and through the grounds when she first got together with her lovely man, Rob. So we went to capture the nature of the offbeat inner west with it's rambling old buildings ensconced in rambling gardens.

Just to add a touch more sentimentality, Clare brought along a handcrafted teddy-in-waiting that her mother had given to her at her Baby Shower.

I am always honoured to photograph a pregnant woman, especially at this special last phase when there is so much quiet excitement, an imminent end to this chapter of growth and such a large adventure in the future about to begin. In the planning there always a slight sense of urgency from the wonderful mother-to-be as after 36 weeks there is a chance that baby might choose to come sooner than our booking!

It was lovely to see how much Clare had enjoyed her pregnancy and to see her joy and anticipation of becoming a mother. I just love this photo (above) and seeing her inner strength as an individual and a woman. I think this little person about to arrive is going to be very lucky indeed.

 

All in all it was a lovely morning adventure with some absolutely beautiful results. Now we have created our artwork baby has permission to arrive ;)