Miracle of birth… {Brisbane Birth Photographer}

I’ve sat here for what feels like a million hours trying to figure out what I wanted to write that would do my experience justice. Sadly, I don’t think any words could give the experience of witnessing the arrival of new life justice.

Birth is awe inspiring to witness; it is truly a miracle…a privilege to be a part of; to watch a new soul being born is like nothing I can explain with words.

This past Sunday my little niece Scarlett Dian entered this world, lungs a blazing into the arms of her loving parents. She breathed her first breath, cried her first cry and looked with uncertain eyes into a world I can only hope will treat her with kindness, love and understanding.

Sunday, 5th September 2010 is a day that will live on in my heart for ever.

Welcome to this world Scarlett. You are loved.

Birth Photography is about emotion. It’s about capturing the blur that is labour through a photojournalistic approach. It’s about people’s faces. A touch. A moment. The tears. The relief. The laughter. The love. It’s a ride of emotion – moments in time everlasting.

by nicolera


September 10, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Renae - Wow!! What a beautiful moment you’ve captured for Nat and Ross, one they will truely never forget now…

September 10, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Simone - Um, I am blubbering here. I found myself panting and cheering for your sis like I was right there giving birth to my very own baby!!! That is such a beautiful story you’ve captured Nic – absolutely awesome…..and gosh, how good does your sister look!

September 10, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Donna Brown - Oh my god Nicole, I cried and cried I wish you could have done my girls birth videos. Your sister is just beautiful

September 10, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Cathryn - Absolutely amazing Nic. Impossible to watch without getting teary. Love your song choice too.

September 10, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Kristi James - Absolutely PERFECT!!! Had me bawling the whole time. How precious!!

September 10, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Natalie Kalokerinos - WOW!!! You are amazing and I am very blessed that you have done this for us. Thank you!. You have made a moment in time everlasting. xxxxxxxx

September 10, 2010 - 8:37 pm

Tari - So, so beautiful. Your sister is so lucky, I hope I can do this for someone one day!

September 10, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Cherie - OMG That was awesome! I was teary and waiting in anticipation for Scarlett to arrive. This is so special and creates the most amazing memories…. I would have loved something like this for the birth of my daughter… Congratulations just beautiful x

September 10, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Kelly - Just beautiful. You have told this amazing chapter in there’s lives so perfectly. Makes me want to have another one.

September 10, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Anthea Byers - This just took my breath away, i wish i could throw my emotions at the key board so i could get out what i feel but words could never begin to explain so i will just have to watch it again…… and again….Do you know what i mean?

September 10, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Alicia - Simply beautiful. Well done Nicole and congratulations to your sister on the arrival of baby Scarlet. :)

September 10, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Felicity - Just breathtaking. Such beautiful work Nicole… well done.

September 10, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Melissa - Oh my God Nicole, what an amazing video.. it made me cry! What an awesome thing for your sister to have. What a beautiful memory

September 10, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Vonetta - Pass the tissues! What a breathtaking moment you’ve captured for your sister and her husband. Nobody does it like you Nicole, well done. Welcome to the world Scarlet.

September 10, 2010 - 9:46 pm

Blythe - Oh Nicole, just beautiful. You’ve captured the emotion, the pain, the love and the joy. Welcome, Scarlett.

September 10, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Shelley Bishop - wow, that was so beautiful!! the natural beauty of your sister in every shot no matter the pain on her face is just gorgeous, true emotion captured forever!! what a priceless gift you have given your sister and her little family.

September 10, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Emilia - What a breathtaking journey, you have created a memory that is so precious! Thank you for sharing, it brought tears to my eyes!

September 10, 2010 - 10:20 pm

Lucy - Awe-inspiring! Amazing work, Nicole. Welcome to the world, Scarlett!

September 10, 2010 - 10:27 pm

Marie - Oh bless…. that was so tasteful compared to others I have seen recently! Those tender moments between hubby and your sister were incredible and the look on her face when they held little scarlet up – priceless! :) If I ever decide to have another baby maybe I will get it photographed after seeing that. Awesome job. And congratulations to your family! xx

September 10, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Sharon Mallin - Beautifully done Nic – you should be so proud! Congratulations to your sister – she looks positively radiant!

September 10, 2010 - 11:26 pm

Jayne - beautiful…welcome baby girl :)

September 10, 2010 - 11:37 pm

Rachael Michael - Welcome to the world baby Scarlett….What a beautiful gift for your Sister. Wonderful Nic :) (Congrats to your Sister & her Hubby)

September 11, 2010 - 12:49 am

Alex - Oh Wow! Just beautiful!

September 11, 2010 - 2:32 am

Sharon Fyfe - Absolutely beautiful, Nicole!

September 11, 2010 - 6:30 am

Marieke - Oh my gosh that was so overwhelmingly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations to your beautiful sister and your family.

September 11, 2010 - 6:49 am

Donna Phillips - Wow, fantastic.

September 11, 2010 - 8:06 am

Rachel Richter - *tears* How did you photograph it without crying Nic? LOL Beautiful, just beautiful. Congratulations to your whole family xx

September 11, 2010 - 8:09 am

Karen Pfeiffer - You know how much I love this – it is just amazing and I can’t help but get all emotional when I watch it. Congratulations Natalie and Ross on the birth of Scarlett. She is just amazing!! xx

September 11, 2010 - 8:17 am

Naomi - Speechless – just absolutely PERFECT. Even more excited now to do my sisters on Tuesday x

September 11, 2010 - 9:42 am

Lyn walkerden - oh the tears! Just beautiful!

September 11, 2010 - 11:57 am

Rebecca Blackwell - Simply Breathtaking! The Black & White was just perfect. I am an emotional mess at the moment. Beautiful work Nicole! xox

September 11, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Peta - So so beautiful Nicole. Just amazing!

September 11, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Nicki B - Absolutely beautiful :) You did an amazing job capturing her birth!

September 11, 2010 - 5:56 pm

Lea - Wow.

( I can’t manage much more than that ! :)


September 11, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Tasha - You have captured the raw emotion that happens during labour and birth. It brings back so many memories of that special day when Tilly came into the world. My favourite part was when Maria (Ross’s mum) meet her granddaughter Scarlett for the first time. *tears* Congratulations Natalie and Ross and well done Aunty Nicole for the beautiful portrayal of your niece’s birth. Love your work xoxo

September 11, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Kylie Carrett - Nic, words can’t describe how absolutely beautiful this is. All of the little details captured forever. Welcome little Scarlett, and congratulations again to Natalie & Ross. Stunning work. xox

September 11, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Natalie Walsh - Well done Nicole on capturing something so special and unique! Congrats to Nat & Ross, Natalie – you are so beautiful! Nic – I loved the shot of the nappy, your Mum’s face shots and the new family shot at the end! I’m going to tell everyone to check this out, it’s amazing and so real!

September 11, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Tanya - That was so awesome, loved the clock pics, the faces of dad… can almost smell that lovely newborn smell in the pic of mum with her eyes closed, her warm, sticky, naked babe on her chest.

September 11, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Melanie - Wow that was beautiful, gave me goosebumps. Loved it.

September 12, 2010 - 6:20 am

Louise MacPhee - That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I didn’t want to cry but I just couldn’t help it. I have too much to say about it so I will leave it at that, just gold!!!

September 12, 2010 - 10:01 am

Peta Prosser - That was the most amazing and beautiful thing I have ever seen… What an absolutely beautiful gift to be able to give to someone, and for Nat and Ross to be able to have for the rest of their lives… Congratulations Nat and Ross :) Welcome to the world Scarlett :) Nic – I will definitely be telling people about your amazing gift and also be keeping it in mind when my time comes :)

September 12, 2010 - 11:18 am

Susan Wall - just perfect. just awesome. just precious.

September 12, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Sammy - I cried…so remarkable…such a miracle…I tear up everytime I see something like this…you have done a remarkable job Nicole!

September 13, 2010 - 10:54 am

Nicole - Thank you everyone for your lovely words. xx

September 13, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Christine Pobke - beautiful beautiful beautiful, nicole. :) congrats to your sister and what a wonderful gift you’ve given her! :)

September 13, 2010 - 11:45 pm

juliet - beautiful, tasteful and emotive capture of your neice’s birth nicole. it’s making me wonder if i should be looking into this for my impending birth. those are such precious moments and they are hard to remember clearly in amoungst all the craziness of birth. :-)

September 14, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Karen - Gorgeous, you had me in tears….

September 21, 2010 - 1:32 am

Lisa - wow, if I could see the keys through my tears I’d write more. Loved EVERY second of it.

September 29, 2010 - 3:46 am

Natalie - This is so special!!! And “sealed with a kiss” at the end – beautiful work Nicole!!! You are Amazing!!!

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