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Motherhood – My Journey

My journey of growing a baby and being a new mum.

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A Family Lifestyle Photoshoot

Those of you that know me, will know that I bloody love photography, in fact, I’m probably a little bit obsessed! I like to take photographs and I like to capture moments. Especially significant moments.

Photography was one of the most important things about our wedding day (we had an engagement session too), we documented our honeymoon, we had a wonderful newborn session (minutes after I gave birth) and I photograph our beautiful daughter every day. In fact my hubby often roles his eyes when I get the camera out or snap another shot on my phone.

So it only seemed right that we’d document our little family, in our home, so that one day we’d look back on it with our children and show them what life was like. Continue reading

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Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

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Maternity Photoshoot

I’ve been thinking back to my pregnancy a lot lately, maybe it’s because I’ve nearly forgotten the trauma of childbirth ha!

I made it my mission to document my pregnancy lots through photography, both personal and professional. I knew I’d want to look back and remember exactly how I looked, how my body changed and adapted to grow another little human being. I have never felt so proud of my body for what it coped with during pregnancy…our bodies are truly remarkable and well designed for such a task.

My lovely friend and photographer, Emmylou Kelly, was kind enough to take some photos of me, hubby and bump during the latter stages of my pregnancy. These were taken at the end of June last summer, so I would have been approximately 35 weeks pregnant. Continue reading

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