south east melbourne newborn 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.

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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!

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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.


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In home newborn lifestyle session to welcome Flynn Wigmore

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It was a drive across the Westgate and off to the suburb of Seddon for an... 

In home newborn lifestyle session in Melbourne's West. 

I photographed this little man and his very lovely parents Josie and Luke and their rescue dog Sadie. I spent the morning into the early afternoon capturing 6 week old Flynn's little personality. He was quite the camera fan, watching and studying my every move.

I got to photograph snuggles and those adoring looks from loved up, doting Mum and Dad...

...Some very sweet puppy love. Sadie was very much in love with Flynn too!

Those feeding moments (note those beautiful stare bear eyes, studying my every move). 

And a newborn in home story wouldn't be complete without a bubba bath:) 

Josie is a very savvy business woman and an entrepreneur in her own right. She has her own lifestyle blog - 'By Barber,' and you can find all of her tips from interiors, to lifestyle products and those essential goodies for first time parents @www.bybarber.com.au

Until June 18th mention the code 'JOSIEBARBER' and receive 20% off ALL of my packages!!! That's over a $100 saving! You can book your session in for any time during the year, all I need is a deposit to secure the discount and the date. 

Mel xx