Perth Photographer | Sebastian James {a birth story}

If you have been following me on insta or facebook you’ll know that at the end of last year I took a last minute trip to Perth to be with my sister who, at the time, was 16 weeks pregnant and in hospital.

Anna, due to health complications, was always going to have a hard pregnancy. As a result of a myriad of issues she was placed on bed rest from 16 weeks. Her numerous doctors were not optimistic about her making it to 27 weeks (which is about the time her baby would’ve had a chance to survive) … we hoped and prayed… believing in a God who is good all the time regardless of outcome.

At 28 weeks and 5 days, Anna was rushed to hospital and delivered her beautiful baby boy Sebastian James. Anna and Dan, her husband, had been through an incredible ordeal .

Two days later I managed to go into NICU with Anna and document how she cared for Seb and looked after him. It’s crazy how tiny he seemed… I’d seen pictures Anna had taken, but he seemed even tinier in real life. I will never forget his tiny hand barely covering my fingernail as he held my finger.

Early this year, a few weeks after Seb came home I got to go and take the family photos that Anna had been longing for…┬áno tubes, or oxygen or hospital clothes…

Just Daniel, Anna and Sebastian.


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