“Only a short few weeks away from embarking on this new life journey, I wanted a way to preserve this time of sincere joy, immense wonder, and sweet anticipation of the arrival of our first baby – a little girl. During a sweet cottage weekend escape, we were able to relax, reminisce, and dream of this delightful new world awaiting us while having this maternity session so beautifully captured on film.
This is a very special time of our lives. Opting to have this captured on medium format film by my talented husband and picking up the confidence to have a boudoir shoot done, I couldn’t think of a better way to remember this raw, intimate, close bond I have with my baby girl growing inside, along with all the hopes, dreams and aspirations we have for her. I believe these photographs encapsulate exactly this beautiful feeling I have deep down inside and, in the years to come, will only grow greater in importance to me.
Pregnancy has been the most amazing and empowering experience of my life. It is a strange, wonderful, miraculous feeling having a tiny ‘mini us’ growing bit by bit each day inside until the time arrives when she is ready to make her debut into the world. Nothing quite compares. It is a mix of great anticipation, wonderment and apprehension of the unknown, a blend of all sorts of emotions and physiological changes in my body. Truly, our hearts have never been so full – the joy this little person brings us is simply immeasurable. We can’t wait to meet you little one.” Belinda, Expectant Mother
WE ARE ORIGAMI | Contax 645, Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2, Portra 400, Ilford Delta 3200
Film lab: The FIND Lab
Hair & Makeup: Sally Studio
Venues: The Cottage (Kangaroo Valley) and Wattamolla Beach
Styling inside The Cottage: Lisa Madigan
Lace Robe: La Belle The Label
Pink Dress and Blue Flowing Dress: ASOS
Hair & Makeup outside on the cliffs: Sophie Lau