Thank you to this gorgeous couple who let me come and capture this special time as they wait for their first baby. It was such a beautiful afternoon down at the Shorncliffe pier and the mum-to-be was such a great sport. I wish I had that energy at 37 weeks.
All the best with the birth of your little girl and growing your family!
This mumma-to-be responded to my request for volunteers for lifestyle maternity shoots. But there was a little secret we need to keep. You see mum new the sex of the baby but dad did not, This nursery was lovingly prepared in secret and we have been waiting on the birth announcement to share this little album with you.
Just look at this gorgeous and determined lady on her due date adding the finishing touches
This little family are now cuddling their little girl so here is your full gallery. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home to document this important time. I hope you enjoy these pictures now that your little girl is earthside.
I read a beautifully written article recently about this period of being in-between, zwischen. That time in late pregnancy where you are in-between your old life and the new life waiting on the other side of birth.
This beautiful family are in their time of zwischen, awaiting the birth of their fifth baby.
And I am also in my time of waiting. Waiting with my camera charged, clothes ready to jump into at a moments notice, waiting for my first opportunity to photograph a birth. I feel so blessed my this family for allowing me to be with them as they prepare to welcome their new baby into this world at home I popped around last week to meet them and capture a couple of lifestyle maternity shots where they are preparing to welcome this brand new life.
What better way to document your pregnancy than in the environment where you feel most comfortable. At home. So as I settle down tonight with my camera bag packed beside me and my phone close at hand I thought I would share some pictures of this families zwischen time.