What an incredible year 2015 was! We met so many gorgeous babies and families! Of our little newborn visitors we had the pleasure of photographing 31 baby girls, and 32 baby boys, fancy that almost exactly even! We did expect to photograph 3 more babies in 2015 but they all decided to spend a little more time growing in their wombs. It has been so wonderful spending time with and getting to know each and every one of our families, we have had the best time.
I want to thank all of our wonderful clients from the bottom of my heart for choosing us to photograph their most precious little treasures - we are so incredibly honoured to share in such a special time in your lives - when you welcome your brand new baby into your hearts and home, and also to those who continue to return to us as their little darlings grow, Thank you!
For those of you expecting and needing a little baby name inspiration, we have compiled a list of names of all the beautiful babies that came to see us in 2015. Looking at our girls list, our most popular names for 2015 were Grace and Priya, we had 2 of each. Pictured is one of our little girls named Grace.
Looking at our list of Boys Names from 2015, our most popular names were Daniel, Oliver and Noah, with 2 of each. Pictured is one of our little boys from 2015, his name is Zac. Isn't he a cute little teddy!
Before I go ahead and share some of our fun and ever so cute highlights from 2015, I would like to say a very special thank you the Quinn family - Kellie and Brendan you are amazing! This wonderful family have seen me once a year for the past 3 years as their beautiful family has grown. And I am not kidding, these guys refer everyone they know to us and it seems they have a lot of friends - which really isn't a big surprise, as they are such beautiful people! Thanks guys! x
As one can imagine, when working with newborns and babies we get to see a lot of different baby facial expressions, see lots of incredibly cute baby features and experience some other fun things too, as well as the not so fun things like baby poonamis and pee fountains. Without further ado, I'd love to share some of those highlights with you.
Before we start to look at cute babies, I'd like to share some Maternity Photography highlights from 2015. Here are my top 3 favourite maternity portraits.
There is something so very special and beautiful about women and pregnancy and I just love spending time with our Mums and Dads to be and getting to know them soon before they become a family, it's always so much fun.
So, now lets have a look at some very cute newborn baby highlights from 2015!
Firstly, the most well-behaved 'furry sibling' goes to Sampson, a Maremma Sheepdog, here he is at 2 years old pictured with his new playmate baby Bria. (Please note that this is a composite image for baby safety)
Our 'earliest arrival' (premi) in 2015 was baby Savannah - Savannah was actually our final baby we photographed for 2015, but she wasn't due till mid January 2016, and arrived early December 2015. Here she is all pretty in pink, and isn't she just divine! She is just so, so beautiful!
Here we have baby Chloe, she was our sleepiest and most chilled out baby of the year! She slept the entire time she was with us, and even slept getting dressed to go home. Not once did she make a peep, nor pee or poop on us, (yes that does happen on a regular basis!) she was an absolute dream, a little living doll! Needless to say, I didn't want to give her back to her Mummy! And can you blame me? Just look at those cheeks! SO, SO GORGEOUS!!
The most proud sibling goes to Chloe's big brother Cooper. How adorable are they!
This little sweetie is baby Piper, she takes out the spot for our baby with the biggest smile, and most impressive rockstar girl hairdo!
This is gorgeous Riley, he takes out the place for most impressive baby boy rockstar locks and also our cutest yawning baby, isn't he absolutely amazing! I am really really lucky too, he has been coming back to see me for his older baby milestone portraits - I get to keep on having Riley cuddles! :D
Here we have our standout multiple birth babies from 2015 ~ identical triplet boys, in their birth order from left to right, William, Joseph and Noah. Aren't they something! How special to be blessed with not one, but 3 absolutely gorgeous and amazing boys.
Having Higher Order Multiples is quite rare in Australia, and to have identical triplets is even more rare. You can read more about the statistics in Australia here on the website for the Australian Multiple Birth Association
This little sweetheart is baby Lara, she takes out the place for...
the CUTEST SAD FACE EVER!!!
And here we have the smiliest parents from 2015, and it's not hard to see why, they have two very cute little baby girls to love!
And our most proud Dad goes to Ralph ~ Malachi's Daddy!
While Malachi was not our smallest 2015 baby (our smallest birthweight was 1.7kg, from the identical triplets) but he is one of the smallest singleton babies we have had in a while weighing in at just 2.42kg. He was such a cute little sweetie, I wanted to pop him in my pocket!
The most proud Mum goes to the lovely Jodie!
The baby with the most delicious baby rolls from 2015 has got to be baby Gabriella. My goodness she is so adorable, and posing and settling her to have her picture taken was like patting a perfect little pillow! Such a beautiful little squishy!
The most adorable pouty face goes to... baby Chelsea. Don't you just want to kiss that gorgeous little face? I can even remember saying to her parents it's so tempting, and then she smiled!
The most perfect peanut pose goes to... this little guy!
The absolute standout fun and 'quirky' newborn session for 2015 was for baby Violet. These are my favourite 3 images from her session.
And the image which got the most Facebook 'likes' for 2015 goes to: Baby Pranav.
And the flukiest shot I have from 2015 is this gorgeous portrait of 12 month old twins Elijah & Claire. I had the pleasure of photographing these darling twins for all their baby milestones from newborn and if you know how active and mischievous 1 year olds are you will know why this is my 'flukiest' shot for the year. I kid you not, within a split second of capturing this Claire had climbed out and run away to play!
I just love this image! x
And here we have something very special. This is gorgeous Rayleen's Pregnancy Progression, Mum to one of our beautiful baby girls named Grace from 2015. This lady is absolutely beautiful inside and out and she holds a very special place in my heart, her pregnancy and birth story is incredibly heart-warming and I will be sharing that too a little further down, it is a must-see. I have entitled it "Journey to Grace". (Make sure you grab some tissues!)
I very much treasure spending time with this beautiful lady, and getting to know her more and more as I saw her each time. Our relationship very quickly grew from one that was initially professional and into a friendship. I look forward to spending more time with this precious family in 2016 as Grace grows, I love our chats and catch ups Rayleen! X
This is the beautiful Image Slideshow I mentioned above, "Journey to Grace". I hope you love it as much as I do! Together we compiled a wonderful story of Rayleen's pregnancy including her pregnancy progression, outdoor maternity photography, and newborn photography with the arrival of beautiful little Grace, her session is absolutely stunning and you must check it out!
And here is the GRAND FINALE because we want to share ALL of our beautiful babies and families with you, here is a slideshow of images with highlights from each and every session from 2015! ENJOY!