Posted on March 22, 2012

Dreamed of for so many years, and now finally here to be loved for so many more, sweet baby Jasmine.  I photographed her beautifully blossoming Mama here, and now here she is – truly one of the most exquisite babies I have ever laid eyes on.  When I first saw her, she quite simply took my breath away.

Here she is, at ten days new …


I visited Jasmine at just a few days old in hospital, and while I was there some of her extended family arrived.  The feeling of love and adoration around this very special little girl was palpable – she is so loved.

I was lucky enough to capture this beautiful candid moment between Jasmine and her great-grandmother.  Although completely unplanned, this is one of my favourite photographs that I have ever taken.

 And just a few more from my hospital visit, because I just can’t get enough of this gorgeous girl!

Posted on March 12, 2012

There is something so beautiful about a blossoming pregnant belly.  It doesn’t matter what size or shape it is, or if it’s Baby #1, #2, or #22 (or #69, if a story I recently read was true!).  Infinite hopes & dreams, all bundled up in a neat little bump.

All babies are miracles – every single one of them.  I will admit though, as someone who struggled for many years to conceive our daughter, I do feel an extra special connection to those who have travelled the road that we did, like the beautiful Mumma below.  She & her husband fought the good fight for many years, and won – and what a sweet victory it was.

Lina had one of the most perfect baby bumps I have ever laid eyes on … and if you think her baby bump was beautiful, just wait until you see what was baking in there!

 And below, the very saying that also got me through …

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