Yesterday I was invited out to a home to photograph two week old baby Ivy. From the minute Mum, Kelly, answered the door, I new this was going to be one of those shoots where we just chat, have some tea and take some shots. Kelly introduced me to the rest of the family, Dad, Trav and big brother, Charlie. Charlie helped me to get set up and then we got snapping. Outside it was rainy and cold but in the warmth of the bedroom and snuggled up on the bed, Charlie showed his love and curiosity for his new baby sister. With gentle head buts, open mouth kisses and curious pokes to Ivy's nose, it was clear that Charlie was truly smitten by the new addition to the family.
The entire shoot was so relaxed and Mum Kelly seemed to just emanate this beautiful honest and raw radiance that is motherhood. While Kelly fed baby Ivy, I enjoyed a warm cuppa tea and we chatted some more... We talked and shot for quite some time. Talking all things motherhood in some of the most beautiful and honest conversion I've had with a client and fellow mother. I left that session feeling like I had know Kelly for years!
What a beautiful little family to have spent the morning with. Congratulations on the birth of baby Ivy and I wish you all many many years filled with fun, plenty of adventures and loads of love.