Andy and I go all the way back to high school. Having first met on the bus home, we enjoyed years of pranking neighbours, eating $2 dollars’ worth of hot chips for afternoon tea and running the streets that joined our family homes in our pyjamas when we should have been studying for exams. Teens of the 90s, without the distraction of iPhones and Facebook.
Just recently, Andy and her husband Brendon welcomed to the family their first little girl, Milla. With three big brothers to watch over her, Milla is going to learn all the important things in life – how to photo bomb, how to make fart noises with your arm and how to pose like a super hero. This Sunday lifestyle session was full of bed jumping, cuddles and all the fantastic craziness that family time should be.
Afterwards as I was packing up, Andy showed me the very first images of Milla as she arrived into this world. We flicked through these incredibly special shots of Milla's first breath, the cutting of the cord and first cuddle with Mum. And then Andy flicked back to a photo taken minutes before Milla was born where Andy – bare arsed with her cheeks strategically peeking through the hospital gown - was laughing hysterically at the camera. There was something so comforting knowing that when everything changes so much, some things never change at all.
Andy, Brendon, your wonderful wild boys and sweet Milla – this is your story x
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