berwick lifestyle photographer

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.

Welcoming Ethan and Harvey - South Gippsland Newborn photographer

Maternity Session on the Mornington Peninsula

The cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula did not disappoint on this balmy night. The golden like seeped through and created the most perfect backdrop for Jess and Joe’s Maternity session.

Jess hired her stunning dress from Two Wild Hearts. It was just absolutely perfect and it was difficult to imagine that she was growing two boys in that perfect round tummy!

South East Melbourne Newborn Lifestyle Photography

It wasn’t long before their two perfect little boys were born. They were so placid throughout the entire session. I can’t even imagine the juggle of having more than one newborn, but boy did this family make it look easy.


Lilah Pattinson - Melbourne Newborn Photography

Meet Lilah Pattinson

It’s probably just as well Australian cricket legend James Pattinson is currently recovering from injury as he and his beautiful wife Kayla, had a little surprise coming their way. Lilah was born 5 weeks early due to complications in pregnancy. But their are no signs of her scary, unplanned early entry into the world. She is strong and just as perfect as can be. Now the family of three plus two fur babies Ghost and Archie, get to enjoy their newborn love bubble. Just in time before James is back fighting fit and ready to go on tour with Australia with his two gorgeous girls by his side I’m sure.

Port Melbourne Newborn Lifestyle session for Miss Evie.

 

It was a drive into the city to photograph this gorgeous button and her family for a newborn session at their home in Port Melbourne.

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Tracey and Joel welcomed Evie into the world on May 11th. Placid she remained the entire duration of the shoot and we got to see lots of those beautiful huge possum eyes. I'm often amazed at how well new parents adapt to having their little person at home. When I stepped into the Sahayam apartment it was as though Evie had always been there.

It was a little while into the session that I came across another little lady of the house, who sat very eloquently on top of her Mum and Dad's bed, not even approaching for a sniff - fur baby Chloe would have to be the most well behaved dog I have ever come across. Tracey spoke about how she would go into the office with her to work every day - even attending meetings!

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The photo shoot involved lots of snuggles and kisses...

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Story time..

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Feeding...

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Sleep...

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Play...

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And my favourite part... bath time! 

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Thank you Tracey and Joel for inviting me into your home and trusting me to capture these precious moments for you. I loved every single minute of it!

Mel xo