Warrigal birth photography

Mornington Peninsula Maternity, Birth and Newborn Photography

Welcoming John into our World

I can’t begin to tell you what an honour it is to follow and document a couples journey into parenthood. To capture that glorious baby bump, to the first holds, first looks, first feeds. And also those precious moments of having your baby welcomed into your home. It is extra special when the journey to parenthood has been one long awaited and wished for.

So here is the story of John… John was named after his late grandfather who is now watching over him in heaven…

It began with a maternity session on the cliffs of Flinders.

Amy and Eden braved the cold and joined me at one of my most favourite outdoor locations. One great thing about winter is those epic moody skies.

Fresh 48 session meeting John

It was a wild stormy night when John made his presence earth side. In fact the rain was that heavy and the wind so wild, I missed the messages that Amy was in labour. A few hours into her labour, Amy delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy. I rushed to the hospital and was greeted with the most perfect scene. A new mum holding her baby. I then documented all of those precious first moments with their little man. Amy’s sister Kelly also flew in from QLD to meet her gorgeous little nephew. Kel was hoping to make it to his birth, but John clearly had other plans!


In home Newborn Session and the meeting of Grandma

Amy’s Mum also lives in Queensland. So it was a pretty emotional time for everyone when she met her Grandson for the first time. Living through this cancer journey has taught me what’s important in life. And the greatest gift we have is the relationship we share with those we love. They are special and when everything else fades away over time, they are the thing that matters most in the world. I think that was the reason I shed a few too many tears witnessing the bond these three woman share, knowing how hard it must be to live miles apart from each other.

The documentary of birth on the Mornington Peninsula

A documentary tail of the birth of Claude at Frankston Hospital.

South Gippsland birth photographer - Frankston birth photography

This little spunk is the first baby for Kathleen and Ryan. From the first contraction in early labour to the time he arrived it took a whopping 36 hours! Kathleen was surrounded with the support of not only her hubby, but also her sister and Mum.

Kathleen did everything humanly possible to have a natural, drug free birth. However as most Mother’s will tell you, babies tend to write their own script of how they will arrive, no matter how much planning and preparation you do. The most important element is the safety of baby and Mum and fortunately even after a long enduring labour, Claude arrived perfectly safe and healthy.

Congratulations Kathleen and Ryan on the arrival of your little ball of perfection.