It's a boy! Introducing our baby Xavier

It's a boy! Introducing our baby Xavier

Well, where do I start….?

A LOT has happened since my last blog almost 9 months ago. Mostly and amazingly, Andrew and I now have our very own bundle of joy, Xavier.

From the moment we realised we were having a baby, long before we knew he was a boy and all the pains of birth were an underestimated blip in the distance – Xavier has been the focus of our lives. I could write so much, the whole process is rather mind blowing, but I’d like to really just share a few highlights in my blogging absence.

1. We grew a person!!!!

2. We purchased our family home in the burbs, farewell inner city living, hello birds and trees.

3. We grew a person!!!! (this clearly trumps every other highlight)

So, now 12 weeks into the world of parenthood I am putting my blogging boots back on and introducing our darling heart Xavier Alexander. Xavier has filled our home and our hearts with all the wonder and love that only parents know of. He is an inquisitive little man and I am sure he will help us see the world in a similar light. How lucky we are.

Xavier is everything we could have hoped for and more. Here are some images I’ve taken over the past 12 weeks.

14cm – Loved from head to toe

14cm – Loved from head to toe

Hello. Is anyone still here?

Well. Where do I start? I have kinda fallen off my blog for the past 3 months. Sorry.

But, I have some wonderful news (and a little explanation for my absence) We are having a BABY!!!!  The excitement and nerves are running high, and I am one super sleepy mum to be. Never have I felt so lucky – and SO TIRED!

Our other news is, we are moving home, again. With bub’s on the way we will soon outgrow our inner city apartment. So, in October, we are shifting to a lovely 3 bedroom home. Yep, that’s three whole bedrooms AND two living spaces AND a laundry room – just for us! YIKES! *takes deep breath*

Life is taking a different perspective, already. It’s amazing and a little bizarre at times. We count down the weeks, each one a milestone and bringing with it something new, this week we got our first kicks. How can someone we haven’t met yet be so central in our lives already, so loved.

Now that my energy is on the rise, I plan to get my blogging boots back on. My photography is still keeping me busy and I have some recent shoots to share, shortly.

For now, here is a picture from our 12 week scan – bub’s first portrait. (we are now at 18 weeks – due in Jan) xo

Denise, Kelvin & Byron – At Home, Melbourne

Denise, Kelvin & Byron – At Home, Melbourne

I had not yet met baby Byron. He woke up to me and my big black camera, in his room, on his special day. He woke up with smiles and plenty of curiosity. Charming. This day was Byron’s first birthday party.

So, on Byron’s first birthday I wanted to capture Byron and his family just how they are, doing what they normally do, and celebrating with their loved ones. (This seems to be a re-occuring theme for me whenever I pick up my camera). We started with some family photos in the garden and before we knew it the party began. It’s pretty cool to see how much one little person can bring so many other people together.

It was wonderful to meet you Byron, and your lovely Mum & Dad, and all your party guests. I hope that whenever you look at these photos that you can see just how loved you are.

P.S – Denise, thanks for my Aloe Vera plant, it’s going great in my new garden.

A morning at home

A morning at home

A few weeks ago I photographed a very pregnant Tammy. Now, Tammy is not so pregnant and ever so Mummy! Baby Leo has arrived, so what better occasion for a photo shoot? Here are a series of portraits I took of Leo, at home with his doting mum & dad, Tammy and Eric.

Taking photo’s in someone’s home is wonderful. Through my camera I see their world, no backdrops, no big production. Just them. I am learning that this is my favorite way to shoot.

I can’t look at these photos without feeling the love. Just love, everywhere. Everywhere.

Hey baby – its blog time again

Hey baby – its blog time again

You’re here! Yes, you, the person at the screen reading my blog. THANK YOU!

I must apologise for the blog drought that has engulfed me of late, but I do have an excuse…

For the past month we have been busy moving into our new home. It’s ours and and it’s totally wonderful! And… I have my own office! (more about all the new home stuff to follow) So, between the moving boxes and taking lots of photos and waiting for internet access, my blog suffered some neglect. Well neglect no more! How about I stop talking about not blogging and show you some photos? Yep.

Last week I took my camera for a visit to Mark & Jess’. It’s a pretty special time in their house right now as they have very recenlty added a new sweet little bubby to the family. Featured here are bubby Levi, big brother Jet, with parents Jess & Mark. Love you guys.

See you soon,

Gemma

Why hello there little guy!

Why hello there little guy!

Last week we took a trip to the hospital to meet baby Max Anthony. He’s number 1 bub for my friends Candice & Chooka, so this is a pretty special time for them. This is the time when everything changes, but the important things come to surface. Family, friends, nurturing, smiles, cuddles.

I think sometimes that’s what a baby’s job is, to remind us grown ups of the important things in our lives.

For all the learning and loving to come, welcome baby Max and congrats to your blessed Mum & Dad.