An afternoon at the beach with these gorgeous siblings. This is the gift I want to give families. A time capsule of themselves or their children, just as they were on the day I photographed them. The playfulness, the striped towels, the sea snails, the splashing and the watermelon.
This was one of the ways we documented my pregnancy this year. We took photos with the girls included, at 20 weeks, 29 weeks & 39 weeks.
The girls love to feel the baby move in my belly. Anouk in particular asks me on a regular basis, “Is she moving?” & has her hands on my belly as often as she can. I think it’s been great for them to witness the way my body has changed across the three seasons of Summer, Autumn & Winter, in order for a healthy baby to grow. As a family, this pregnancy has been a journey for all of us, but since I’m not sure of how much detail they will recall when they are older, I am hoping that these photo’s will help them remember what a truly special time this was for us.
A series of photographs Pete took of me at 22 weeks & 29 weeks pregnant in May & June.
I am enjoying every moment of this pregnancy (well every moment minus the blood tests, I can’t say I enjoy those moments). Feeling healthy & grateful for a wonderful pregnancy so far. The weeks are flying by & while I can’t wait to meet our baby girl I also want it to slow down & last a little longer.
We went away to Mittagong for the weekend to attend a 2 day Calm Birth course. Being away together was wonderful, the course was wonderful, taking time out to focus on the upcoming birth of our third child was wonderful, Finding a cosy Italian restaurant with a fire place on a cold Saturday night & eating dinner alone was wonderful. We took these three photos with my iPhone on the Sunday morning before we rushed out the door of our room for day 2 of the course. I had to take advantage of the hotel room window that was perfect for a silhouette. You actually can create something special just using an iPhone camera. I’m so pleased we now have this one image of Pete & I together with the baby bump. I’ve now printed these 3 images to frame and after the course we are feeling excited about our baby’s birth.
A short video of when we told Ava & Anouk that we were expecting another baby. It was in December 2015 in the week of Ava’s 9th birthday.