When I took these photos Sophie was a few weeks old, and me and Suz were expecting our first baby in a couple of months. We were scared… well, I was more like terrified to be honest. But then I did this shoot, and experienced a kind of shift in my thinking. I was a little less terrified and a little more excited. Sophie’s parents Ryan and Liz were also hitting the road for the first time on this crazy parenthood journey, and were both just so stoked with life. Liz told us how the thing she was most unprepared for was the intensity of the love she felt for her daughter… which I thought was a really important statement, because that was the one thing we hadn’t thought about preparing for. It kinda put into perspective the whole notion of family and having kids, and made me look forward to having our own!
Anyway, I hope the photos convey the love, inclusion and tenderness of these three lovely people. If you’re in Brisbane and interested in getting some similar family or baby photographs taken, drop me a line.
Want to see another family shoot? I blogged about Tom and his daughter Amelie here.
Or go here for my most recent wedding :)