Jess & Ryan are expecting their first bundle of joy & we headed up to the Southern Highlands, to Penrose State Forest for their maternity session.
Shayla & Anthony - Maternity
By the time our session finally rolled around, I felt like I'd known Shayla for years! Shayla booked in her session almost right after finding out that her and Anthony were expecting their second son, and we were back-and-forth communicating to perfect all the details in the months leading up to their session.
With rain forecast for our session time, we made the judgement call to bring our session forward by an hour and a half to hopefully beat the forecast inclement weather. Thankfully we did, we had perfect conditions for our session and the rain was visibly coming over as we were heading back to the cars at the end of our session. Couldn't have timed it better if we tried!
Shayla hired her gown and flower crown from the gorgeous Ann, from My Friend Ann Prop Hire. I recommend all my maternity clients who are pondering what to wear for their session, to drop by and see Ann, located in Farmborough Heights who has the biggest range of maternity wear, and props of all sorts, in a range of all sizes and colours. She's also a local photographer too, and I'm all for supporting rather than competing with local businesses!
Shayla was 35 weeks at our session, so they will be expecting their son, and a little brother for Dakodah very soon!
Rachael & Conner // Maternity
With an angry looking sky, and the light just melting into those clouds our session was almost postponed, but we persevered - and I'm mighty glad we did. The mood that the angry sky gave, just added depth to our session and just let Rachael's gorgeous burgundy gown, from My Friend Ann Prop Hire just shine!
Rachael and Conner are expecting a baby girl, their first daughter and are super excited! Their session to me are what maternity sessions are all about. A lot of love and a lot more laughter. Even had Conner's help cracking jokes to bring about those natural laughs, and he is definitely prepared for fatherhood as his Dad-jokes were spot on!
Gown: My Friend Ann Prop Hire
Tahlia & Michael // Maternity
When my friend Tahlia announces that her and Michael are expecting, I jumped at the opportunity to capture this moment for them! Tahlia & Michael are expecting their first born, a baby boy in the upcoming weeks. Wishing you both all the best!
Natali & Jake // Maternity
When repeat clients (and good friends of mine) Natali & Jake informed me that they were expecting, I was so over the moon! Natali who I met in highschool, and her husband Jake who I met a few years later, are just the most humble people - and they were expecting a baby girl, to add to their family of 2 Rottweilers. This session was one of my very last prior to leaving Townsville and moving back south to my hometown of Wollongong NSW, so their maternity session was my gift to them.
Larissa & Sam // Maternity
Larissa contacted me with one pre-requisite for their maternity session - it had to have water.
Jourama Falls is located in the Paluma Range National Park, just south of Ingham, North Queensland. This was to be the perfect location for our session!
Expecting a baby boy, Larissa & Sam were very excited of the impending arrival of their new addition. Both originally from NSW, it was the defence force that brought them both to North Queensland, and capturing this moment in time was so important for them to be able to share with their friends and family back home.
Trisha & Christian // Maternity
Trisha & Christian's photo session was a last minute decision. They were first time parents, expecting twin boys!
Maternity sessions are a great way to signify a huge transition in your life, and the impending arrival of your new addition/s to your family. At a time where you may not feel beautiful, may not feel glamorous, these sessions aim to show you exactly how beautiful you are, and how incredible pregnancy really is. And isn't Trisha just glowing!