Sarah and I had been chatting over the phone over the period of a few months. We’d locked in a date for her Mummy and Me Photography Session with her gorgeous little Man Josh many many months ago, but due to a number of things popping up, we ended up rescheduling quite a few times. The bonus to this was we got to know each other while we chatted about life.
As we spoke on one of the last occasions, she shared the exciting news that her family was growing by two tiny little feet. I was so excited for her, I felt like we had known each other for years and years and a dear friend was sharing her exciting news with me!
So, of course her Mummy and Me session with Josh turned into a Family Photography session to include Dean and we waited just a few months to capture Sarah’s growing belly. Somehow one of my favourite type of sessions to shoot evolved from one favourite to the next to yet another, Maternity Photography is just about number 2 on my list of best days ever!
On the day we met Melbourne threw us yet another curveball and the sun and light just about disappeared before we could even get out of our cars. We spent some time cuddling and laughing and creating some beautiful memories before I called it and said the light just wasn’t enough. I can’t remember exactly how the conversation went, but we ended up talking about how amazing the light at sunrise is and Dean said if we got together again he would be keen to see the start of the day…so that’s exactly what we did, the very next day!
So together the four of us watched the Saturday Sun go down and the Sunday sun come up. Josh was a little trooper, the most delightful little man I have ever met, those gorgeous big bright eyes and cheeky smile, the typical little man all about Dad as Mum’s belly grew and gre in front of him. He is the perfect age to sit nice and comfortably on top of Mum’s belly and only just long enough for me to photograph those tiny little legs dangling down over Sarah’s bump.
I always think of my self as incredibly lucky to have this job, the best job in the world where I get to meet the most delightful families, but when I get to see them on more than one occasion, then that truly is a blessing.
Sarah, Dean and Josh, thank you for spending your weekend with me, thank you for trusting in me and my work to create some really beautiful memories for you all to keep and Sarah, thank you for all the chats! I have loved getting to know you over the past few months.