Bree : Armidale Herbal Bath Photographer

Bree and I met online.  Ok, so I realise that sounds dodgy but, stay with me!  She applied to participate in my PBAP sessions and after chatting via email I asked whether she’d be interested in a Herbal Bath session.  You see, in our emails she told me all about her rough introduction to motherhood.

As sometimes happens, the birth of her daughter didn’t go according to plan, and Penelope was airlifted to the NICU at a hospital several hours away immediately after she was born.  It turned out that Penelope was a little fighter, and she was back in her mum & dads arms in no time at all.  To look at her today you’d never know what a dramatic entrance she had to this world!  Situations like that tend to stay with you for a long time and so that’s why I suggested a Herbal Bath to Bree.

First up we had a really nice chat all about Penelope’s birth, how Bree had coped, how her partner had coped and, most importantly, how gorgeous Penelope is!  Then we filled the bath with lovely warm water, added some lovely healing and calming herbs, scattered a few fresh flowers and Bree & Penelope hopped in and had a soak while I took some photos of the beautiful connection they have.

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Hendrix {7days} | Armidale Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this session with you so much.  When Hendrix mum contacted me about Newborn photos we had a long chat about what she did want and what she didn’t want.  What we ended up with was a gorgeous sunny morning chilling out at home with Hendrix Great Grandma, Aunty, Cousin, big Sister, and Mum & Dad.

Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerWe took things slowly and moved around the house taking photos along the way. It was so nice to have several generations included in the photos, and it was made even more special by having mementos of family members who couldn’t be there included as well.Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerArmidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerAs we made plans, Lisa and I discussed the idea of incorporating a ‘Herbal bath’ into her session.  Herbal baths are an option I have been thinking of introducing for my Newborn Clients for some time now and Lisa agreed to give it a go.  Herbs & flowers are put into a lovely warm bath to give a peaceful, calming & bonding experience for both mum and baby.

Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerAfter we had run the bath and added the herbs, Lisa and Hendrix hopped in.  Hendrix was so peaceful and content in the water.  We talked about Lisa’s birth experiences as she nursed Hendrix.  Towards then end of the bath, Hendrix big sister Ava hopped in too and she was so gentle with her little brother.

s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photographer s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerIt was a beautiful experience and something I feel privileged to have been part of.  I hope I’m invited into many more homes like this one. s well.  Armidale Lifestyle Newborn Baby PhotographerI also wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to Gail, the most-awesome-est Independent Midwife, for recommending me to Lisa xoxo