Bettina & Andrew | Frames of Hope Family Session | Gold Coast Family Photographer |
I had the opportunity to photograph Bettina and her two eldest boys in early 2016 as one of my first shoots when I launched my biz. Towards the end of the session she told me that she was three months pregnant with a new little treasure so we made some beautiful photos to celebrate. Since then I have followed Bettina’s journey and was so sad to hear that not long after our shoot she lost this precious bubba at 16 weeks, he was named Orion.
Since then it’s been a long and painful motherhood journey with two more miscarriages. When I saw that Bettina was pregnant again in late 2017 I knew that when this little one arrived I wanted to do a Frames of Hope session celebrating this new life and the journey this family had all walked together these past few years.
You can read all about Bettina’s story and her amazing words of strength and perseverance throughout the past few years, head over to Frames of Hope for the full story.
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This is a session that I photographed for Frames of Hope ~ head over to the website to read all about this project, nominate a family for a session and partner with us so we can preserve these memories for more families across Australia.
“When I saw that first photo of the five of us I cried. I had this overwhelming sense of ‘we’re all finally here’. I feel really proud of all of us, especially of Andrew and I. We could have easily given up and decided it was all too hard, especially because we never had any definitive answers on why I couldn’t carry a healthy baby anymore. But we didn’t. I can’t even tell you how happy I am that we didn’t, although I’m not entirely sure where I found the strength to not. Watching Eamon and Rory with their baby brother literally makes my heart explode. These photos feel like a real celebration of how far we’ve come over the last two and half years, of how much we’ve grown and changed. And how on the other side of even in the shittiest of experiences there is always joy to be found, you just have to not give up hope.”