Susannah emailed just before she was due to have her first baby looking for a lifestyle photographer.  Her family from England were flying in to celebrate and support her when the baby was born, and she wanted that incredibly special and important time captured.  I can't tell you just how much fun we had!  We chose Ricketts Point, near Mentone in Melbourne.  It's renowned for its rock pools and calm bayside waters which would be perfect to occupy Susannah's young nephew and niece.  I only shoot beach sessions during golden hour at either end of the day for optimal light, and on this (early!) Summer morning, the grey cloud threatened rain during our whole shoot!  Thankfully it held off and I was able to capture the beautiful, close bond of this family.