When a couple approaches me to document the entire journey from bump to birth and newborn it is always exciting. But when I am chosen as a photographer to capture an absolute miracle baby, then it’s definitely a little more emotional and very very special to share in the journey. Min and Gui had a terrible car accident that left Min with injuries preventing her from having children. Yet somehow she miraculously fell pregnant and has been an absolute trooper carrying her baby boy to full term, despite a tremendous amount of discomfort caused by the plate and screws in her hips and spine, combined with the pressure from the baby. I have never heard this amazing lady complain, she is pure kindness and so full of gratitude (and can I just say had the cutest baby bump and absolutely rocked her maternity shoot). I am so grateful to have met these two beautiful people and to have been invited to document such a milestone in their lives. Little Hunter was delivered by Caesarean on Australia Day Morning and to complete an already amazing story, his Mum was born on Christmas Day and His Dad is a Valentine’s baby (well ok almost, one day short, but c’mon it’s still pretty cool). They also share three different nationalities between them and plan to teach him all three languages. This little boy is going to grow into one incredible human being! there is no doubt about that.
I hope you can feel the absolute joy in these images, it was an incredible experience for me as a photographer to be able to capture these special moments for Min & Gui to share with all their family and friends overseas who couldn’t be there in person to celebrate Hunter’s birthday.