One of the first things I read on Facebook this morning, was that this little man turned ONE today!  I thought what a perfect time to re-share his birth story, on our new website…but I soon realised that I had never blogged it in the first place!  And now a whole YEAR has gone by, and it’s his first birthday.  Oops!!!

So, with what I remember from a year ago (which is patchy, but of course the photographs help!), I thought I would post about it today :-).

Holly initially enquired with me back in September 2016, and I met her and her partner Jamie in November.  They booked in for maternity, birth, and newborn sessions, which I was very excited about.  I love to tell stories through my images, and of course the story of a growing family is the ultimate one to tell.

The next time we saw each other was in March 2017, for their maternity session at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.  Holly initially thought that her two older boys would be too difficult during a session, but I convinced her to bring them along.  I love a challenge!!!  We ended up getting some gorgeous images, and the boys were perfect, so I was very glad that the whole family came along <3.

After a false alarm in late March, and then luckily bubs waiting for me to get back from a cruise (which was well before his due date, but he was well intending to come early!!!), the message finally came a 10:30pm on the 2nd of April that the little man was FINALLY on his way (ten days early lol)!

Holly’s waters broke at home, so they were off to the hospital.  I joined them at around 1am, but things were slow-going.  After pacing the corridors for a few hours, it was decided at almost 4am that I should go and let them rest for a while.  I rejoined them at around eleven, when they had just started the drip to bring on proper labour.

It was a steady pace from that time on – anyone that has been induced will know what I mean!  And when Holly started asking for an epidural, I was pretty sure that meant her little guy would be arriving soon.  Sure enough, as soon as they laid her down after putting it in, she started to push.  And little Noah John was born shortly after!

Then it was time for weighing and measuring, and cuddles all around – including Holly’s mum who arrived soon after the birth.  And before I knew it, it was time to leave them in peace with their new little bundle.

And, I know I say it ALL the time, but I REALLY can’t believe that was a whole YEAR ago!!!

Beck Newell – Birth Photographer, Adelaide

New Website!

We are SO excited!  We have a brand new website!!!

This has been a project in the making for several months, and it’s amazing to see it finally go live!

What’s brilliant about this site, as compared to our old one, is that we have been able to showcase our work in beautiful galleries.  So, you can click on the genre you are interested in, and see a sample of our work.  Not just one image, like our old site, but many.  So that you really get an idea of what we can produce.

We have also extended our genres to include Portraits, Events, and Business Photography.  Along with our usual work in Maternity, Births, Newborn, Milestones and Family Photography.

This website is also fabulous, as far as being able to be navigated by phone, tablet and computer.  The old site only had a skeleton site visible on phones, and that doesn’t really work when 95% of our traffic are phone users!  So on this site you can access the content in its entirety, no matter what device you are using.

Moving forward from here, we are going to be gradually re-posting our birth blogs from the old website.  These were very popular, and are a perfect way of telling the story of the births we have captured.  We even have a few new ones to add, that we hadn’t got around to sharing yet!

We will also be posting a new blog post weekly, whether it be photos from a session, an article, photography tips, upcoming specials, businesses we have been working with, and anything else that may be happening.  We are really excited to be able to share what we have been up to along the way!

We have to say a very big thank you to Matt Day from Adelaide WebDesign & Marketing, for building our new site for us.  He has worked tirelessly to get everything just right, and we honestly can’t recommend his work highly enough.  If you are looking at building a new website, or updating your old one, we can vouch for that fact that it’s an awesome idea to get someone in who knows what they are doing!!!

That’s enough from us!  Please enjoy having a look around.  If you have any questions, or would like to book in for a session, visit our contact page.  And you can also keep up with what we are doing on a day to day basis on our Facebook Page.

Make those memories, and capture them!

Beck and the RJN Photography Team

Adelaide Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer