A few weeks ago I was lucky to capture the Horn family in their beautiful home in Palm Beach, QLD. I had met Gemma, John and Dusty a few months ago for their maternity shoot at Tallebudgera Creek. This session was special. Gemma and John had welcomed their second baby boy, Asher.
The first thing I noticed when meeting baby Asher was the most amazing head of thick blonde hair. I had never seen anything like it. The next thing I noticed was how comfortable and laid back Gemma and John were, as if Asher had been with them all along and not just a mere week. The vibes were cool and calm. Asher was asleep when I arrived which made my job super easy. A few laid back shots on the bed and in the gorgeous crib by The Rattan Collective. Asher was sleeping cosily in a cute little suit by Children of the Tribe.
Dusty was completely drawn to his new little brother and loved being asked to read him a special book. Cuddles on his big boy bed showed just how gentle he knew he had to be.
We headed outside to soak up some beautiful morning sunshine that kissed Gemma and John's back deck. It was truly special to sit back and watch these guys hanging out as a new family of four.
It wasn't long before Asher was tuckered out again...
We ended with a breastfeeding session. For Gemma, it was important to capture these raw moments, including her post-partum body. When a client tells me that they want me to document this kind of thing during their shoot my heart truly soars. For me, there is nothing more beautiful in this world than the journey to motherhood and show every extra bump and scar that a woman has gained from her journey is something that sings to me. So take in these images. Let them empower you.
A big thank you to Gemma and John for welcoming me into their home and for allowing me to document their beautiful family. It was truly an honour.