Melbourne Birth Photographer

One of the best days of my life was when I had my sons, so when I was invited to be a part of Crystal and Kent’s birth story, I immediately jumped at the chance. Baby Noah was joining a big family that consisted of his amazing parents and several step/half siblings. ALL Girls! You can see how this would be super exciting because Noah was the final puzzle piece, and the only boy!

Unfortunately, Noah wasn’t exactly privy on arriving on his own time so a C-Section was scheduled for August 11th and when that day came, everyone was over the moon excited. We all arrived and Crystal and Kent were all smiles and joking and laughing. The wait had begun. Noon came and as nurses came in and out to go over the game plan and they were ready to meet their sweet baby boy.

 

Can’t beat these smiles. They were So fun and relaxed!

A huge thank you to Nurse Katie for the help with these!

Happy Birthday. Noah!

7lbs 15 ounces of pure baby boy love!

This will sure bring tears to your eyes, look at Crystal seeing her baby boy for the first time.

So much beautiful hair on that little head

Ok, this next part is just the sweetest. His big sisters- all 4 of them were there to meet him and they could not have been more excited.

eeeeee, so dang cute!

these girls were so darn excited. It was like Christmas morning and it was amazing to watch

Grandma was beyond thrilled to have been there, you can see the pride all over her face

Sweet Noah, you are such a lucky little man. So much love in this room!

Thank you all so much for allowing me to be there for such a momentous day, I truly loved seeing all the joy surrounding Noah’s birth! You are such a sweet family!

 

If you are getting ready to welcome a baby into your family and would like it documented, please contact Amanda

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The last time I mentioned a Big Announcement and changes coming, I think I said I was pregnant. This time, it’s not that I promise.

Writing this took a lot longer than planned, friends.  I’ve been sitting on this for a while and the time has come to make the leap. My time as a wedding photographer is taking a bit of a break.  I am still 100% in the photography game, but I will be focusing on portraits- Families, lifestyle newborns, births, maternity and a little bit of branding work for other professionals.

It has been a tough decision and a long thought process, one I honestly struggled with. I am so grateful for the 9 years I have had as a full time wedding and portrait photographer- SO many amazing bride and grooms, many who have turned friends and are continued clients of mine.

I am so excited for the next chapter of my career as a photographer, the new opportunities, and all the amazing families and couples expanding their families. I am finishing out weddings until the end of 2018 with full force, so no worries there friends. I hope you all join me in this new adventure! Here’s to many more years!

Big Announcement and changes coming

 

 

To schedule your session with Amanda, please email hello@amandamcmahon.com or head to the contact page!  Can’t wait to chat!

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  • September 16, 2017 - 10:13 am

    Amy E. - i’m excited for you! i think portraits are where you shine!

Let me preface this by saying I am standing at the counter in the kitchen typing this, because miraculously when I sit down, all hell breaks loose. Makes more sense to just have my shoes on ready to run when there’s trouble right? Does that make me a bad mom? I’d like to think it makes me prepared, but potato,potahto.

There are probably at least 4 times a day when I have that thought. The one about being a bad mom. Pretty sure every parent does, but in the moment we always assume we are alone in these feelings.  Truth be told, most days it’s far more than 4 times but on a good day, 4 seems about average.  Why do we think this? Our kids don’t know any different so it’s really just an internal struggle, right?  Inner thoughts sure do have a way of bringing us down.

I don’t let my kids have cookies for breakfast. I’m a bad mom.

I have a sailors mouth and don’t censor myself nearly enough resulting in the 2 yr old repeating me. I’m a bad mom.

I won’t let him go to chuck-e-cheese, steak and shake, target, starbucks, and have shaved ice all in the same day.    I’m a bad mom.

I went full bore yelling and screaming like a maniac down the hall because the 2 yr old got into something under the bathroom sink. I’m a bad mom.

I hate doing bedtime. I’m a bad mom.

The thoughts we have about being a bad parent of just reflective of us being protective and wanting the best for our kids,or sometimes our sanity, so why does it come off so negatively in our minds? Is it because we assume the kids are the ones thinking we are bad parents? Are we worried that’s what they really think?

As they get older and have teenage angst, I would imagine (and I remember clearly thinking when I was 13-18) that they do verbalize these thoughts often “You’re a terrible mom/dad and I hate you…..”  You’ve said it…..we have all said it or at the very least, thought it.

I don’t really know where I am going with this except to say we are ALL “bad” parents. Bad in the sense that we are protective, cautious, concerned, and full of love. If that comes off to our kids as being BAD then so be it, but you know what? They’re going to be SOOOOO good because of it. And that’s all I have to say about that.

 

 

 

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