Feels Like Home :: Melbourne Birth Photography

Last week I was privileged to witness new life.

Although booked months, months, months ago, I only met the N & V on the big day.
Complications of pregnancy had made a maternity session and pre-meet difficult, and eventually, a c-section was booked in.
I hadn't been sleeping well for weeks in case I missed the BIG CALL, and I was forever waking to check my phone beside my bed, and now, even with a dedicated ( exciting! ) time and date ( exciting! ) booked .. I still got no rest ( what if I slept through my alarm! )

And that's just me, the wee photog .. can you imagine the excitement across town?
So it came to be that I make the trip into town on a dark early morning to document a journey of love.


.. and new life

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.. in the shape of a boy

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A boy who is very blessed and very loved

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I've had a little trouble these last few days uploading the beautiful video I made for this little family, so I hope to share this with Baby J's family & friends soon.

In the meantime I hope these images convey some of the love and emotion of the day.

Baby J was born at 8.31am to his two delighted mamas.
A beautiful gift.

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Enjoy guys, you make a beautiful family.
I loved hearing of your dreams for the future, and the story of your being.

If you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
If you knew how happy you are making me
I've never thought I'd love anyone so much
Feels like home to me Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
Feels like home to me Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong*

* Feels Like Home - Edwina Hayes


Ellie said...

Oooh, Lea, they are beautiful. So much love, you did a great job capturing such a special time for this new family.

bec brindley said...

Oh I love!!! You did such a great job :) Just beautiful Lea. Congrats to the mummas. He's gorgeous.

Kirsty said...

Beautiful! x

Liz said...

oh how beautiful and emotional. Well done and congratulations to the family xx

sophie said...

wow...birth photography always makes me tear up. Brings back all those heady memories of my own babies being born. Thanks so much for sharing!

Corrie said...

knew it would make me cry..............and it did! wish you lived up here in sydney, they are beautiful photos and capture it all so perfectly

now I need to go and get a tissue!

well done,

caroline Bowen said...

Oh my goodness, I was just humming that song to myself...and you have written the words. All teary now. Beautifully captured for this gorgeous couple. What a very loved little boy he must be xx

sesame ellis said...

The one where his mama is on the phone and wiping away tears...I DIE. AMAZING.
Like chills and I don't know these people. Thanks for sharing!

Fe Lumsdaine said...

OH MY GOD Lea.. these are just amazing! Wow! I'm with Rachel.. the one where his mama is on the phone and wiping away tears just got me. I had to wipe away my own tears.


Belinda Cook said...

These are so beautiful Lea, you can honestly see how much love there is for this little boy. How amazing to have those very first emotions captured forever.

sarah said...

Absolutely breathtaking Lea, but I would expect nothing less from you. Every single one of these is so precious, and so beautiful. Lucky little boy indeed.

Jen stocks said...

How absolutely beautiful. You have captured this amazing time perfectly my dear!

Jayne said...

How did I miss these? Talk about a lump in my throat. Beyond beautiful - how you've captured their joy, love and amazement :)