Telling Your Birth Stories – The Kelly Family…

Telling your birth stories – Over the years, I have really come to love it when I truly become “THE family photographer” of my clients.  I so love to be by their side to capture their most precious memories and to tell their birth stories.  It means the world to me that I’ve been entrusted to do this for you and to watch as families expand and grow and I get to be invited to be a part of it! I just love telling the story of your family!  I am not sure if there is another Brisbane family photographer who gets to be included in so many joyous moments in their clients lives.  I truly am blessed to have learned the skills to be able to cover not only maternity and births, newborn and family portraits, but also special events – christenings, birthdays and weddings too!  I am crossing my fingers that one day I will get to capture the wedding of somebody who’s birth I documented so many years before that!

To say that I am honoured to be able to share this family’s journey with you guys is an understatement. I have been there since day 1 of their family beginning.  When big brother Teddy was born, I was able to photograph his mummy’s maternity images, his birth and his newborn session. 2 weeks ago, I got to capture his little brother Sebastian entering the world and last week, his newborn photos too. So far, I have been there to capture one pregnancy, two birth stories, and two beautiful newborn sessions for this family.  What a blessing!

Here are some shots of his big brother and his mummy a bit over 2 years ago when we first met.  I even entered one into the Qld Professional Photography Awards:

And now, I am so so grateful that I have been permitted to share the next part of their journey with you. The gifts that I get to give my clients and the memories that I capture for them is something that has given me so much joy over the past 17 years as a photographer. I may struggle a bit to make ends meet at times, and things can be tough, but honestly, being able to do this for people and to be trusted to share such intimate moments is something that money just can’t buy. I was so blessed the day I picked up a camera. I hope that I never have to put it down.

The wonderful team at Greenslopes Private Hospital made this birth just perfect. Stephanie had a long hard labour, but with Dr Brad Robinson taking care of her, and her amazing partner Chris by her side, we got through it together and little Sebastian made his dramatic entrance at the end. He is forever to be known as “Houdini” for his arrival took us all by surprise!

And here are some of my favourite shots from the most beautiful birth of Sebastian so that you can see them in a little more detail:

Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018
Birth Stories by Tanya Love Portrait
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018 Tanya Love
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018 Tanya Love
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018 Tanya Love
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018 Tanya Love
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018 Tanya Love
Birth Stories by Tanya Love Portrait
Birth Stories by Tanya Love Portrait
Brisbane Birth Photographer 2018
Birth Stories by Tanya Love Portrait
Birth Stories by Tanya Love Portrait
Even after so many years of capturing birth stories, I *still* get startle reactions when I tell them “I am a birth photographer”.   Often people say things along the lines of “eeeew, gross!”.  But I challenge anybody to look at those images above and say those words!  What I capture is pure, raw, organic EMOTION.  And there is nothing better in the world than that!

And most of the time, I get to see them a week or so later for gorgeous cuddles and reminiscing about the birth during their newborn portrait session too!  Here are the highlights from little Sebastians session, 11 days after I met him at his birth.








Thank you so much Steph and Chris for inviting me to share your journey with you.   I cannot wait to capture the gorgeous Kelly boys as they grow into adventurous little men!

tan.x.

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