Phoenix Cooper | Newborn Lifestyle Session

It’s such a pleasure to be invited into the homes of new parents to meet their fresh little babies, life is so good and sweet in those first few weeks. Readjusting to a new normal as parents and every day something to discover about the little tiny human that you created that is now yours to love and cherish. The parenting journey can be long and hard sometimes but those moments of peace and quiet when you fall deeper in love and bond with your baby are sustenance for the road ahead.

Anna's Birth Story | Water Birth Westmead Public Hospital

Anna had given birth to her first child at Westmead Public hospital in the birth centre and had an amazing experience. For the delivery of her second child she wanted the same water birth experience and was lucky enough to once again have the same midwife. Over the course of her pregnancy her relationship with her midwife had given her tremendous support and both of them were so pleased that the timing was right and that she was there to attend her birth.

The day started early with Anna ringing me excited her contractions had started, her first birth had been quite short so with being an hour away I thought it best to head to the hospital. About 30 mins from Westmead Hospital Anna called me in the car to tell me her contractions had eased and she was going to stay at home. I changed route and headed to her house instead. We spent the morning having a chat and a cup of tea but at around midday I though it best to leave her to have some quiet time as the contractions were starting up again. At 4pm Anna called it was time they were heading to the hospital. Anna’s baby daughter was born in the early evening after a short uncomplicated labour . Her little girl weighed in at 4.3 kilo and was lovingly welcomed by her big sister who witnessed her birth.

Elijah Bath time, 48 Fresh | Fairfield Hospital

There so many new things to learn when you become a mother it can be overwhelming. I think the first six weeks are. a big learning curve as you try to figure everything out and settle into some sort of routine. So much energy and focus is placed on pregnancy and birth but really they are the run up to what comes next which is motherhood. Elijah was 3 days old when it was time for his first bath under the instruction of the midwife at Fairfield hospital, we thought that the little man was going to love floating in some warm soapy water…well did we get that wrong.

Alicia & Rob | 48 Hours, Baby Lifestyle Photography

I can still remember the first day I woke up in my own home with my new born baby, I could not quite believe that I was holding this small delicate amazing create in my arms, it was a surreal experience.

Walking into the tranquil apartment of  Alicia and Rob and their new baby boy it brought it all back how incredible life is. Born in the early hours of Sunday morning weighing a healthy 3.82kg this little boy was less than 48 hours old when I was honoured to capture his first morning in the arms of his mother at his home. Congratulations Alicia an Rob may your lives with your baby be filled with joy.