The moment I found out these two were expecting, well… it was a slow one. Slow as in… it took a few moments for me to click to this exciting news. Kim was a clever girl around how she told me which made it more exciting when the penny eventually dropped.
We have a fun and adventurous friendship spanning between Kim’s life in Dunedin, and my hometown of Christchurch… many a trip, here there and everywhere has brought our friendship closer and closer over the years and skype plays a big part of this friendship. Sitting on the other end of the screen from each other one evening late last year, Kim sends me a cute video of her niece. I get cute videos all the time so didn’t think too much of it. I watched it, once, twice.. three, four times… “Listen closely” Kim said. Fifth times a charm? …CLICK!!!! …. Her darling niece had the job, (without knowing it at the time) of announcing to her family that they had a bun in the oven during grace one family dinner. Kim sneakily videoed it and 3 and a half year old Penelope (at the time) … naaaailed it! Ohhhhhhhhhh the EXCITEMENT!!!! A new baby is coming into this world, but not just any baby…. a Hutton button baby. The first born of Kim and Liam, an incredible couple with the biggest and most lovable hearts.
I will share little Baby Hutton Button’s name a little later… but throughout their entire pregnancy, this wee person growing inside of beautiful Kim, was known as… Flipper.
At the end of May I journeyed to Dunedin to celebrate little Flipper and her.. ooor his… amazing parents. Kim had a fun baby shower and we captured this beautiful pregnancy, with a maternity shoot in Dunedin’s beautiful backyard.
33 Weeks along at this point… look at the joy. My heart bursts with happiness at the sight of this…
I love this girl through and through. She’s pure beauty inside and out.
Kim & Liam are a beautiful couple… they’re also down right hiiilarious. They are the essence of “Life has serious moments, but is far from serious”. They’ve got it goin on!! haha
A series of my favourites to follow. That light, that belly, and special moments between husband and wife… I love it all!!
Kiiiiim, you are sooooo stunning!!!!
We nailed the weather with our intentions in shooting (a winter feel shoot for their winter baby and a more summery one in the Autumn time). We swapped beautiful rich golden sunlight and the ending warmth of Autumn… for a snuggly winter forest.
Liam’s favourite little shoes… but we still don’t know for sure… is it a boy or a girl??… Hmmm the mystery continues…
Is it a BOY??? ….. For the record… don’t even bother asking me to predict the gender of your baby… my absolute certainties can be severely wrong, and in this case…it was!!!!… And isn’t that fun and surprising when little………..
….. Eli William Hutton came into this world. It’s a BOY!
Eli is a whole 3 and half weeks old. After leaving his Mummy and Daddy guessing for quite some time, he graced the world 12 days after his due date on July 28th 2015, weighing in at a beautiful 8 pounds, 8 ounces. He is pure deliciousness. Little Flipper now has a name, and Eli is just peeeerfect for him. Some say he looks like Mummy, some says he looks like Daddy… they don’t know for sure, they just see how gorgeous Eli is and how much happiness and joy he brings to their hearts. Life is perfect, in a whole new way now!
Hours of Eli watching is the best time waster as Eli displays many many of his different facials. I didn’t do a very good job of capturing them though haha, I was too busy being involved and just loving on his every movement.
We do love that smile the best though.
And Mummy thinks his Nun look is pretty hilarious too, while telling him “It’s healthy to learn to laugh at yourself” hehe
My favourite, you really are a perfect Mr Squishy.
It’s a funny and interesting sense… it feels like Eli was never NOT here, this is how perfect this image is… I feel like he’s been here all along. Kim and Liam are such naturals in the parenting department, rolling with the joys, joined with the challenges of being new parents. Seeing them as 3, is just perfect! Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!
The miracle of Birth blows me away every single time. They made this wee one with his little button nose and his sleepy eyes, every one of those little fingers and his good heart. They made it all. It’s an art, the best design, the most perfect miracle!
We love you guys so much. And we are sooooo happy seeing this most perfect wee man lay in your arms. He is a treasure and an absolute light in this world and we feel so privileged to witness you guys as a family and be able see Eli as he grows. He has the BEST parents in you both Kim and Liam. Can’t wait for our next catch up!! Don’t grow tooo fast, see you sooon Mr Squishy! Love you! xoxox