HOW IT BEGAN..
Each session begins in a different way – some Mama’s contact me months before their due date, some book in a maternity and then follow up with the newborn and some come about from loving friends wanting to give the gift of photography to celebrate the arrival of their latest urban family member. This was the case with Baby Asher’s newborn shoot. Rachel called me up weeks before Asher was due and arranged for me to send a special newborn session info pack to her dearest friend’s, Alexi and Nick.. and then weeks later, I received an exciting text letting me know that a very special little man had arrived safely into his Mum and Dad’s arms, Asher McDonald!
The first thing Lexi thought when she met Asher was “I Cant believe it.. is he OK? Look how big he is..”. All 4.93KGs and 60cm of delicious perfection, Master Asher.. born on Wednesday, 21st Nov at 7.28pm at North Shore Private Hospital. Asher was welcomed into the world by his kick bum parents, as well as his Aunty Emma and Lexi’s Mum, Elaine.
ON THE DAY...
So, on Asher’s sixth day of life, I packed up my car with (waaaaay too many.. which is my standard!) beautiful wraps, pillows, blankets, camera gear and I headed off to Forestville to Nick and Lexi’s stunning home. When I arrived, Lexi was feeding Asher and was the picture of Motherhood. Both she and Nick were so relaxed and confident - it was like they had done all of this before. The day was a typical summer day and the sunshine through the windows was more than enough to keep Asher warm throughout the shoot – in fact we had to stop a few times for us all to cool down! Asher was most happy in the arms of his parents and because of this, we quickly moved on to a lifestyle shoot and captured some of those “I-just-want-to-bottle-this-up” moment’s.. oh, how I love how photography freezes time!
After a shoot, I ask my parents if they have any advice for someone who may be thinking of getting a newborn session – and Lexi’s words were so lovely, I had to share:
“Do it! Even if you’re not sure… it’s the most wonderful memory to have and Poppy’s touch was so special. It’s such a wonderful momento to have…and now he is 6 weeks I can barely remember those first few precious days… It’s important to get the right person- and that is definitely you- the baby whisperer!”
Congratulations Lexi and Nick on your beautiful family of three – I adored capturing your early days and I’m thrilled you have the entire gallery of our session to remember that time of Asher coming into your arms, forever and always.