Posts in intimate motherhood
before + after. An in-home maternity and newborn story session with Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay.

‘When it came to making a record of your pregnancy, you found yourself hoping for something a little more understated, a little more relaxed, a little more authentic. Something that went a little closer to catching a little of what life is like for you right now, in these quiet days and weeks of anticipation before your already adored darling arrives, and shakes everything up. You may not quite know exactly what you’re exactly envisioning. You just know you’d like something that’s a little more... you.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay speaks about the importance of maternity photography and announces a gift for pregnant mamas in Geelong.

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A mama and her baby just moments after birth at St John of God Geelong Hospital, Michelle McKay Photographer

‘Fresh 48 Story - A session documenting those first few hours of a newborn's life in the world. Freshie sessions takes place within the first 24-48 hours of your baby's life, and are a perfect way to ensure you remember that first day forever.’

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay showcases a Fresh 48 Story Session, captured at St John of God Geelong Hospital.

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The Artful Expression of Mother Love. Geelong photographer, Michelle McKay.

'My preoccupation and profound regard for motherhood runs deep. It’s one of the things I am most drawn to in my photography of families - the acutely familiar, almost magical connection shared between a child and his mother.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay explores why it's so crucial for mothers to have photographs with their children.

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One more way to say 'I love you'. A newborn photography session with Geelong photographer Michelle McKay.

'On the day I met my daughter, the axis of my entire world shifted. Here was this tiny baby - this completely perfect, breathlessly beautiful little girl. And for a little while, she was mine to keep.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay describes the way having photographs taken of the milestone that is welcoming new life is just one more way to show your new addition just how valuable and important they truly are.

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A Fresh 48 Newborn Photography Story Session at Geelong Hospital.

'Nothing before or after compares to those first few hours after bringing a baby into the world.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay talks about the beauty and importance of having that first 48 hours with a new baby documented. 

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Storytelling Family Photography Promotion for Zoe George - The Subtle Mummy fans, living in Geelong and Melbourne!

'I'm pleased to announce I have a super special offer for friends and fans of Zoe George and The Subtle Mummy. If you’re a resident of Geelong or Melbourne and you secure a Storytelling Session for your family for any time between now and December of 2018, you can enjoy and Storytelling Session for the super special price of $599.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay announces a special promotion for readers and followers of Zoe George and The Subtle Mummy.

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Geelong Photographer - Introducing the Storytelling Collections!

'As a photographer and a mother, an art lover and a sentimentalist, it's no secret I'm passionate about photographs - actual hold-in-your-hands photographs. Tangible products that remind you of the life you have lived, that celebrate the the milestones as well as the every day moments.'

In this piece, Geelong photographer Michelle McKay explains the benefits of printed photographs and introduces the Storytelling Collections she offers as part of her services.

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The Truth about Motherhood - Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay explains why documenting motherhood authentically is so important.

'I want to document motherhood. Real motherhood. The quiet motherhood, the intimate motherhood, the profoundly personal and familiar and instantly recognisable motherhood - so that we women can see it and own it and cherish it forever.'

In this piece, Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay explains and explores why documenting authentic motherhood through photographs is so important.

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Geelong Photographer - Geelong Birth Photography Model Call

'Do you happen to know an expecting mamma in Geelong or Melbourne who has an appreciation for real, raw family photography? Is she the type of lady who might be interested in having her birth documented - in preserving the day and the hour and the minute she meets her new baby for the first time in an authentic and artful manner?'

In this piece Geelong Photographer Michelle McKay puts out the call for a Geelong family interested in having the birth of their baby documented. 

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This Old Love. The Bold and Beautiful Bond of Motherhood.

'Motherhood is a meditation. It is a prayer to the universe and to the darkest, innermost depth of our selves. Motherhood is a mantra, spoken over and again and not always tenderly.'

In this piece, Geelong lifestyle photographer Michelle McKay explores motherhood, and the fleeting nature of time. She also announces the introduction of Intimate Motherhood Storytelling Sessions for the residents of the greater Geelong and Melbourne regions of Victoria. 

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