I was thrilled when Corrina & Beau asked me to photograph the newest addition to their beautiful family... there's nothing better than when previous clients have more babies!!
I was even more excited when beautiful baby Zarlie Fernanda-Ann showed up at my studio with an amazing full head of hair! All babies that come into the studio are beautiful and precious in their own ways, but who wouldn't love that hair?!!
It was beautiful to capture some special moments with Zarlie and big sister Alora + big brother Nixon - definitely memories that will be treasured for years to come. Beau even brought along his motorbike helmet to make the session that extra bit spesh to him!
Corrina has been kind enough to share her journey with us below - I love Corrina's beautiful story about how she found out she was pregnant with Zarlie - definitely gave me goosebumps!! Be sure to have a read!
How did you find out you were pregnant? What was your first reaction when finding out?
In early February 2018 I had a dream! I dreamt of my great grandmother telling me I was pregnant and it was her coming back!
As crazy and impossible as it sounded, something was pushing me to test. When I tested I waited three minutes before checking! In those three minutes which felt like hours my mind was going wild with thoughts! What if it was positive? What if it was my great grandmother coming back? I thought maybe it’s just me missing her!
But to my surprise when I went to check it was positive, I was left in absolute shock! But both my partner and I were beyond happy and excited!
Did you find our your baby’s gender, or did you keep it a surprise?
Kept it’s a surprise!
What were your first thoughts when you met your baby girl?
As I grew my beautiful baby for 9 month I would always wonder what Bub would look like and if bub was a boy or a girl! After having the most beautiful, positive, calming labour my partner caught our beautiful bundle and handed her to me!
Both of us just looked at each other with the biggest smiles as I held her for the first Time with my partner by my side, a wave of emotion hit me tears streamed down my face as I looked my beautiful little girl and how perfect she was and my heart and family finally felt complete! I wish I could go back and relive that moment! There is something truly special and magical about those moments!
Why did you decide to book in for a newborn session with Photography by Gemma?
I first met Gemma back in early 2015 after coming across her page on Facebook. I have had a few sessions with her previously and two of those include newborn sessions!
She is beyond amazing! Her kind and gentle nature really is comforting especially when your new little bundle is involved! She takes so much care In her work.
Gemma has an amazing eye for detail and her quality of work reflects on it! The images are always breathtaking and leave me in tears! They allow me to relive the special moments and allow me to pass on them on to those who are close to us so we can all hold dear our special memories! I knew from the first time I met Gemma She would be our photographer for every special event in our lives!
What was your favourite part of your newborn session?
I don’t have a favourite part, the whole experience was beyond amazing like always!
How did you feel when you saw your sneak peek image of your beautiful baby?
We kept checking Facebook for our sneak peek and when it came up we were so overjoyed! We tagged all our family and shared the post! We couldn’t wait to see the rest of our images!