This gorgeous mama-to-be contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would photograph her at almost 8 months pregnant. I had heard from mutual friends that they were the most divine couple so I was really looking forward to meeting them! This couldn't have been more true and we had such a fun afternoon capturing her beautiful baby bump!
She is from the U.S and she met her South African husband in London...They now live in Hong Kong - quite the international jet setters! :)
We were so worried about the weather as the forecast was heavy rain and wind - not the ideal conditions we were after!! ...but we couldn't have been luckier! The rain stayed away and there was even turquoise sky peaking through the fluffy white clouds.
We started at their gorgeous apartment in Midlevels (How exquisite is the view from their roof!?!) and then ventured out along Bowen Road and into the back streets of Wanchai. We even managed to include their sweet dog and their camera-shy cat - I loved getting their pets involved...they are the first born 'children' after all :)
I am so excited for you both! You are going to be amazing parents! I can't wait to meet your little girl!
Thank you for asking me to take these photographs for you! I hope you love them!
"She believed she could so she did..."
This little poppet is just the sweetest little girl.
I photographed her for the first time last year in September - my first 'official' photo shoot for Lucky Fish Photography.
I was so thrilled when her gorgeous mom, Llinos, asked me to come back again to capture her at 22 months old.
She is about to become a big sister so it is a very busy and exciting time at their home.
This age is probably my favorite age to photograph, and my session with Astrid certainly didn't disappoint. She is so full of personality and was so busy running around, exploring and playing during our session - I just love capturing it all!
Seeing her through my lens is such a beautiful thing.
Thank you for being as lovely as always gorgeous girl! I can't wait to meet your baby brother or sister!!
"Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away
I don't even know where to begin... The Dees Family are moving and it is a very sad loss for Hong Kong!
I don't know another family that has made its mark on a city like this one...everyone who meets Daun, Dan and their 5 amazing children falls head over heels in love with them. They are a very special family and everyone adores them.
I have been their nanny since October 2011 and I have loved every minute.
I feel so privileged to have been able to be with them on a daily basis, to travel with them, and to help look after, and be an influence on their children. It has been a wonderful experience.
We decided to mark their farewell with an "I love Hong Kong" photo shoot...and what better location than the 'Avenue of Stars' in T.S.T overlooking H.K Island (one of the worlds most spectacular skylines).
We took the Star Ferry across to Kowloon at 9:30am and the weather, although very hot, was ideal and enabled the perfect backdrop from across the harbor.
Daun, Dan, Kendall, Taylor, Deven, Jordan and D.J... don't go!!! :)
Thank you for being such a fun, positive influence in my life.
Lots of love xxx
Click on the button below to watch behind the scenes of our photo session :)
"This is the start of your sweet little story... The part where your page meets mine.
This beautiful little cherub is Ilyana Maja Beh-Bryant aka Lily. She was born on 15 May 2013
weighing 6.6 pounds - what a doll! Her parents, Dylan and Anoushka were just beaming throughout our whole session - such proud parents!
She was two and a half weeks old when we took these pictures and I was so amazed at how alert she was. Look at those big, gorgeous, sparkly eyes!! I was desperate for her to fall asleep but she was having none of it :) - she was clearly far to interested in what was going on around her and didn't want to miss out!
When she eventually drifted off into lala land we managed to sneak a few of her peacefully sleeping...I love the little arms over her head pose.
She really was such a dream to photograph and we hardly heard a peep out of her!
Dyl and Noosh - I am so happy for you both. Your baby girl is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen!
I know she is going to bring you so much joy!
Dom and Dan Beatty are the most gorgeous couple...they are not only lovely but ridiculously photogenic too!!! Their son Torben is almost 2 years old and is a total cutie pie!! I did some family shots for them late last year and I was delighted when Dom messaged me to say she was due with another baby in June and wanted to capture some more shots.
We had scheduled a maternity shoot and were in the process of planning some fun ideas...but little miss Nia Jaymes had other plans!! I loved the text I received from Dom on the day she was born...
"Today Nia Jaymes Beatty showed her willpower and fiery side and surprised us all by arriving a month early! Born at 14:17, she is 2.5kg, and currently learning to breathe at the Mathilda. Mum is sore but well, and dad is trying to understand what's going on because he only landed from Frankfurt this morning!"
LOVE IT! You guys are so amazing and so calm! I love how you take everything in your stride and make it all look SO easy and effortless! We all need to take a leaf out of your book when it comes to life & parenting!!
Congratulations on your gorgeous little girl...I am smitten!!
Thanks for inviting me back into your beautiful home! I loved spending the morning with you!