BABY ASPINALL - a birth story

There are not many times in my life that I've actually been left speechless, but this incredible journey found me without words...only love. 

I was waiting for the call for over a week. I had dreams that I'd missed the entire thing and she called me the next day to introduce her new baby and I was devastated that we missed the opportunity to document this day. Finally, at 6.35am on Wednesday the 27th August, 2014 I got 'the call'. Contractions had progressed and she was in the hospital! I started my morning with my family like normal, did the final camera bag check and nervously jumped in the car. 

These photos speak for themselves, but what a beautiful journey it was.

Thank you. To all the staff at Manly Hospital. For allowing me the opportunity and giving me the tools that I needed to capture Steve & Simone's heart. 

Thank you so very much. To Steve & Simone's sisters and mum. I am so thankful to you three for giving me the approval to go back in to that room to capture the most incredible thing ever. I don't know if I would have trusted anyone but myself to be with my family but I want you to know I understand just how hard that would've been for you all and I hope I did you proud. 

Simone and Steve - thank you for trusting me. Your family and your little man will always have a very special place in my heart and I don't think you'll ever realise just how big that place is. 

Sam x