{ Paul & Chelle }

Paul and Chelle have been friends of my husband’s for years, and from the day I met them, they embraced me as much as they did him. They are the kind of people you want in your life, genuine and down to earth friends. Their relationship together is inspiring as they have such mutual respect for each other. I captured a moment that you can find below, when Chelle put her arm up on Paul and sweetly said, ‘thanks for all the massages’ and he softly replied, ‘thanks for birthing our little girl’. Bit of a tear jerker! How beautiful!!

It was an absolute honour when Chelle asked me to photograph their birth, and might I add, no small thing that they have allowed me to share these incredibly intimate moments with you!

As they live three hours away in Warragul, it was a bit of a risk to make it there in time. Chelle called me saturday night, a week before she was due just to have a general chat about whether it was going to work with me getting there and also having to juggle my own son. Mid conversation…  ‘Hang on… my waters just broke!! I’ll call you back!!”

I wasn’t waiting for a call back, I packed in 2 minutes flat, jumped in the car with my hubby and son and we were on our way! Couldn’t have been better timing!

I arrived at the hospital near midnight. With an amazing mother and a supportive dad journeying through the labour process, their little girl peacefully entered the world at 3:47am.  As I saw the sun rising through the curtains, I thought ‘Just another day to the world, but the first time the sun has ever risen for this little one, and here her journey begins. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now. Is this really my job?’

Thank you Paul, Chelle and the nursing staff for allowing me to witness and share this God given miracle!!   Enjoy the story below xx


November 28, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Rachel Phillips - Oh wow! Truely beautiful Bree.

November 28, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Melissa Rees - These pics are just beautiful! Bree and Chelle..you have me in tears! Just amazing!

November 29, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Jasmine Steel - This is just wonderful! Such an intimate moment for a family to share, thank you! Congratulations, I just love the photos of birth that you capture Bree.

December 1, 2012 - 10:35 am

Larissa Younger - Wow..Bree these are really great shots from what is the most beautiful thing designed by God..
So cant wait to my baby’s Birth and the photos you take.

January 5, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Jess Wallace - Gorgeous photos of the birth of my beautiful neice Gemma!! 🙂 nice work Bree!! Xo

January 14, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Corinne Piper - So amazing! I love these photos, they brought me to tears and your beautiful words about the sun rising for the first time for this bub brought me to tears too! My son was born at 4 am and I just remembered thinking how strange the world kept going when I felt like it should have stopped…. That is exactly what you captured. Keep up the beautiful work and congratulations to Paul and Chelle

{Wonder of Sand}

This sweet little face I will have to share with you from time to time… after all he is the whole reason The Birth Story exists. It was during my first cuddle with him I knew that my passion for photography would have to merge with the incredible story of birth. In the following months, it consumed my thoughts. I don’t even view it as work anymore, because ‘work’ always seemed to be something I had to do, while telling the story of birth, through art, was what I really wanted to do! I have big dreams for The Birth Story, so much more than the photography side of it.  I may share them with you one day.

So that brings me to this place. I hope it inspires you in some way.  Well, back to what this post is actually about..

Recently I took Indi for a walk in the pram down to a lake. I wasn’t actually planning on taking photos but as I watched him enter a world of discovery in the sand, I just had to snap a few. I loved watching him be amazed at how sand ran through his fingers. He rummaged around and found lots of cool little things in the sand, followed by the usual ‘what does it taste like’ test.  I’m not sure who enjoyed this adventure more.


November 8, 2012 - 12:22 am

Ashlyn - Indi is truely lucky to have such a wonderful mother! These photos are beautiful 🙂

November 12, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Jade - Oh these are so beautiful Bree. The look of concentration on his little face as he looks at the sand. What a little cherub!

Your blog looks great, look forward to seeing more of your birth stories! xx


November 12, 2012 - 10:52 pm

Emma - Gorgeous! Xo

November 12, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Emma - Goregeous!! Xo

March 18, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Tim - He is just toooo cute, just like his mum at that age. His Grand parents must have passed on great genes!!