This shoot was a very special one for a number of reasons. Firstly this is one of my dearest friends, who’s journey to motherhood hadn’t been easy. In fact we were navigating our way through infertility and IVF together. Every step of the way. We had spent so many years discussing the possibility of never being parents that it was hard to ever picture this day. Yet here we were. Me, photographing my friend, in her happiest moments ever.
The day Effimie was born, I was at Oxford having my IVF transfer. The day I came to Vanessas home to photograph them as a family, I found out I was pregnant. My beautiful daughter was born 9 months later and I feel very blessed that both myself and Vanessa beat the odds together. With a lot of love, and a little bit of science, we were able to start our journeys into motherhood. Here’s a glimpse into the first week of this little miracle.