Welcoming Huxley – Sunshine Coast Family Baby Photography – Photos by Elise Gow
I recently had the honour of photographing this lovely family here on the Sunshine Coast as they prepared to welcome their newborn baby. We began with a maternity photo session at a stunning outdoor location where I could capture those gorgeous moments of pregnancy. Mum-to-be Kirsty looked absolutely amazing and all family members were very excited about meeting their new little sibling. The chosen photography location allowed for relaxed feel for the photos where everyone could just be themselves and have some fun whilst allowing me to take photos whilst the sun was setting and creating the most stunning light for me to capture these images in.
Fast forward a few weeks and we get to meet baby Huxley! Oh what a beautiful newborn he was. Bright-eyed and bushy tailed – he was very keen not to miss out on a thing. Kirsty was really after a relaxed, lifestyle feel to the newborn photos so that’s what I went for. When you bring a baby home with two older siblings- it’s not like when you come home with your first baby. It’s chaos, it’s group cuddles, it’s multi-tasking, it’s real life, just with a new baby thrown into the mix. These parents took it in their stride and are doing a brilliant job.
One thing I love about my job as a photographer is getting to know the families I photograph- sometimes just long enough to truly tell their story. Their story as it is right now, at this moment in time. It won’t always be like this. Our stories change and in 2 years time life will be different. In what way will they be different? We don’t exactly know- however right now is now captured for this family FOREVER- not matter what happens. That’s the magical part of photography.
Sunshine Coast Maternity Baby and Family photographer Elise Gow is a natural light photographer based in Buderim, Queensland. She shoots both on location and her home studio in Buderim. If you are interested in having some newborn, baby or family photography captured for your family please feel free to drop Elise an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elisegowphotography.com