New mums-to-be. You are about to embark on the most exciting amazing, challenging, rewarding, journey of your life. I need to ask for a favour...
Nobody can tell you what becoming a mother is "really like" until you experience it yourself... there is truly nothing like... holding your baby for the very first time.
The smell of your baby as they snuggle into your neck, the feeling of your soft babies skin on yours. Their light touches as they are all curled up and cuddle into your chest.
Their little tiny fingers and toes, cute button nose and soft chubby cheeks are enough to make anyone fall in love... but it's nothing like a mothers love. Which you can't be prepared or told about until you truly understand it because you're living it.
I know that I'm truly a better person since I became a mother and SO MUCH just clicks into place as your stepping into the world of being a mum!
Things that my mother used to say, at the time I would have rolled my eyes, but today as I look back on them... I get it now.
I loved every moment of my body changing, as I learnt to love my bump and learning about the little heartbeat inside of me and what developmental stage my baby was in.
Then as my babies were growing and changing and learnt to love each stage more and more. Each stage, being cuter than the next. The one thing I couldn't do was "slow time" down. They really do grow and change so quickly in the early stages of life!
However, the very first moments with your baby are truly magical and so precious. The time you'll never get back. They do little things in the newborn stage that they will never do again! When you are going thru the motions of having a new baby in the house you may not realise how important all of the everyday tasks are to your baby and having them captured will give you the gift of memories to chat to your kids as they age.
In the beginning, the first few weeks, you'll be on such a steep learning curve that we don't truly relax and enjoy every moment as you go through the motions. Your baby is so beautiful and tiny and they will never be like this ever again.
That's why I believe newborn photography to be so extremely important. Little moments in your first days of becoming a family captured so you'll have the memories forever.
I am moving away from babies in props and moving into photo's that are capturing real-life moments that really portray everybody's personalities to shine through in the photographs because in 20 years time that's what you're going to want to remember!
If you're about to have a baby and value love, family plus capturing memories. You're interested in a lifestyle shoot for your new little family, please shoot me a message to get in touch and I'll let you know what our current special offer is here in Brisbane Australia for family photography