Mother's Day 2019 - Part Two

Central Coast Family Photographer

Continuing on from my previous post with some more of the beautiful mums I have photographed over the last 12 months.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sam and baby Sienna

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Sam and Sienna spent a cool autumn morning snuggled up indoors for their newborn photography session. To see more of their session click here.


Kieran and Sienna

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Snuggles were the order of the day for newborn baby Sienna. She was happy with mum, dad or her older siblings, anyone who wanted to give her love was alright by Sienna. To see more of her newborn photos click here.


Sal, Lachie and Eddie

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Super mum Sal was game for anything her boys wanted to do during their family photos. Sal was even climbing trees in this gorgeous dress. Nothing was too hard for her. To see more of their fun session click here.


Rach’s maternity session

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There was lots going on with Rach’s three older kids during her maternity session - everyone wanted to be snuggled close to mum. I think Nellie showing me her baby bump might be my favourite one of all. To see more of this beautiful family click here.


Dionne, Lee, Leni and Xavi

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A brand new block for their brand new house - documenting the journey of this family was gorgeous as they enjoyed the beginning of many new adventures. To see more of their family photography session click here.


Rach and teagan

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This was a beautiful, quiet session with just mumma and bubba home together. To see more of their newborn session click here.


Lauren and keelan

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Lauren and Keelan were kept company throughout our session by their two gorgeous hounds. To see more of their newborn photography session click here.


Aimee and newborn baby george

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Little George and his amazing hair had my heart - there’s nothing quite like the soft downy hair of a newborn. To see more of their session click here.


Lauren and remi

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Newborn baby Remi was so quiet and placid, it was beautiful to capture some quiet time between mum and bub. Pretty sure her big sister Ava was jumping on the bed behind while I took this shot. To see more of their newborn photography session click here.


Cat and Marissa

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Little Marissa was so exuberant and outgoing. She was keen to show me the nursery for the baby that was on the way. to show me her room, to show me the backyard. But when she had a fall and hurt herself, all she wanted was to be close by her mummy’s side. To see more of their session click here.


Liz and Leni

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Leni was all dressed up in her special dress for her mummy’s maternity photos, but when I arrived she decided it was time to wear her Little Red Riding Hood dress instead. Lucky for me mum Liz and dad Dean are super laid back and let Leni take the lead. She rocked that dress all day. To see more of their session click here.


Alexandra and Jack

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Jack was your typical little dynamo - keen to get out and run amok. Mum Alex set aside a time for some gorgeous indoor maternity photos before heading to the lake for paddle boarding. To see more of this session click here.


Liz, Dean and Newborn Baby Henry

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Hanging out with this cruisy family is always fun. Newborn baby Henry was happy cuddling up with his mumma. To see more of their session click here.


Rachel and theo

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Cuddles with mum are always the best and I am so in love with Theo’s hair. To see more of their session click here.


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Nanny Carol was given a photography session as a Christmas present and made sure her grandson Khan was there to be part of the fun. To see more of their session click here.


Leanne and Amelia

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This family had a gorgeous afternoon on their amazing new property. To see more of their session click here.


So that’s my wrap up of a year of photographing some amazing mum’s.

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Short n sweet... with newborn baby Henry

Central Coast Newborn Photographer

Someone forgot to tell Henry Wilbow how a newborn baby is supposed to behave. This precious little soul is not your average, sleepy newborn. He is bright eyed and super alert watching everyone around him with knowing eyes. He is super strong, lifting his head to scan the room for his big sister and throwing himself around in his daddy’s arms to see what is going on. It’ll be no time at all before this little man is up and after chasing Leni.

Beautiful Henry is so very loved. His big sister Leni dotes on him. She spent lots of time kissing his hands, playing with his toes and checking out his belly button - because they sure a funny looking on a newborn!

I feel so privileged to be able to photograph the Wilbow’s journey with Henry - from gorgeous baby bump in his mummy’s tummy to much loved baby brother.

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How to prepare for a newborn photography session (for those who are sleep deprived)

Central Coast Newborn Photographer

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Newborn photography sessions are my favourite sessions to be part of. Everyone’s emotions are so raw and their love for this wee baby is so big. I am so honoured to be invited into a families home as they find their feet with a new baby.

Newborns have this amazing ability to totally throw your world upside down. You are totally enraptured by these awesome creatures who take up 100% of your focus and attention.

Which is cool. It’s how it should be.

Until you think about inviting a stranger into your home to take photos of you and your munchkin. Then the anxiety might start to build - you haven’t had more than 3 hours of unbroken sleep in god knows how long. The house looks like a bomb went off and showering may not have been at the top of your priority list in the last 24 hours.

It’s cool. I get it. I’ve been there too. My delightful children would wake every 40 minutes as babies (true story - I plan on getting them back as teenagers!).

Don’t stress if things aren’t perfect. Life is not perfect. Fortunately my focus is only going to be on your new baby, not the state of your home. Just run a brush through your hair, put on some relatively clean clothes and get ready for some snuggle time with your little bundle.

Want a few more tips for preparing for a newborn photography session? Here’s my recommendations….

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1.      Make your bed

Sounds too simple, I know. Here’s the thing, snuggling up on your bed is a great place to have photos with your little bundle of joy. Even if the rest of your house is in turmoil, having a clean bed will make a perfect space for a calm and relaxed photo opportunity. Plus anytime you get to lie down is a good thing, right?

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2.      Wear something you are comfortable in

You want to look good for your photo session, that’s totally understandable. Remember though, we’re just hanging at home, so your outfit should reflect that. I can almost guarantee that bub will want a feed while I’m there, so make sure you feel comfortable doing so when you make your clothing choices. Avoid large logos or clothing with big writing. Neutral and light colours are good options as they won’t detract from the natural beauty of your baby. You can add colour with jewellery or accessories.

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3.      Open the blinds and let in natural light

As a natural light photographer, I love curtains open, blinds up and lots of natural light pouring. The more natural light you let into your home, the more options we have for photo opportunities. Don’t stress if it’s dark or overcast and hold off on using artificial lights (fluro lights are not a photographers friend!), I can work wonders with any available natural light.

That’s it.

Too easy huh?

If you want to book a relaxed newborn photography session in your home on the Central Coast you can do that here.

Short n sweet... with newborn baby Remi

Central Coast Newborn Photographer

I arrived to this quiet, peaceful home to find everyone having down time. Newborn baby Remi was so relaxed. She was sleeping when I got there and didn’t fuss when she was brought out to be part of the session. Big sister Ava was having quiet time after a big night at the Taylor Swift concert. So jealous - can’t believe this six year old has been to see Tay Tay and I haven’t managed it yet.

Lucky for us Ava was still in a good mood. This kid has character plus. She is so bold and sassy. Not at all backwards in coming forwards, Ava had us all in stitches. This first born certainly rules the roost. Apparently when Ava found out she was going to be a big sister, she was NOT impressed. She was not interested in having a baby in her home. And she was not afraid to let her mum and dad know. Fortunately, the big sister role has grown on Ava, baby Remi isn’t so bad after all. Ava was very keen to show me baby Remi’s toys, her beautiful nursery, to cuddle with her baby sister either on the couch or in her cot.

There’s a mad footy rivalry in this household. The girls are die hard Souths fans. Dad is the lone Rooster. So of course we had to get the obligatory jersey shot of Ava and her daddy. I may have heard mention that baby Remi has her own jersey too…much to dad’s disgust.

This family was so relaxed throughout the session, they laughed easily and readily, happy in their beautifully renovated home together.

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Short n sweet with... newborn baby George

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There’s just something about a newborn baby with a gorgeous full head of dark hair that just makes you want to sit and play with their fluffy, wispy hair all day long. Dear little George has himself the most endearing Alfalfa hair - sticking up on end and making him all the more cuter for it. This little guy was so alert, he watched everything that was happening, just soaking it all in. Not only that, he was super strong, we kept laughing as he threw his head around, pushing off his daddy’s chest and rearranging himself to get a better view of what was going on. Then there was the talking. George kept up the cutest baby talk the whole time I was there. I reckon this is one seriously intelligent child that Aimee and Con have on their hands.

Aimee and Con have worked long and hard to get into their dream home, a mission that was three years in the making. Travelling to Sydney to do their in home newborn session was a no-brainer for me. It was beautiful to spend time with them in their amazing home.

Spencer the dog was on guard the whole time - he was quick to bark at anyone or anything he thought was a threat to his little family. Spencer stayed close by George throughout the session, keeping a watchful eye on me and my camera. George wasn’t bothered at all, he was relaxed and chilled the whole time.

Con obviously adores his son. He was attentive and hands on, talking constantly to his little man. Con has more than happily offered to be a stay at home dad, but Aimee is pretty happy in her role as mum and is no hurry to hand over the stay at home role to Con. Aimee was so relaxed with her baby boy, talking gently and reassuringly throughout the time I was there. This beautiful family were so content together - it was a special time for me to witness and document for them.

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