When we decided to feature strong inspiring women, this lady was at the forefront of my mind. Renae was pregnant with her second child, an incredibly exciting time but a long wait to get here for her, hubby Julz and Macie who has just turned five. She has also recently packed up her little tribe and moved north to Byron Bay to set up a simpler and more relaxed life. My dear friend and I have been inseparable since we became neighbours when we were three.
I love this woman for many things however watching her on this most recent journey to have a second baby made me love her even more. Her determination to try everything in her power to get her body to its most healthy natural state was truly inspiring.
The decision to try IVF for their second baby was not an easy one, I witnessed Renae not wanting to give in on many occasions. IVF is no stranger to Renae and Julz, Macie was conceived via IVF, so that difficult road had been travelled before.
After years of trying to fall pregnant, rounds of IVF and heartbreaking miscarriages, Renae was blessed with falling pregnant naturally with her little man.
Struggling to fall pregnant is all too real for many women these days and sometimes it seems actually falling pregnant naturally is a miracle.
I was so excited to shoot Renae roaming the shoreline with her belly out, capturing the beauty and the excitement of the little person growing inside her and the delightful innocence of the big sister in waiting, the adorable Macie Moo.
Last week little Ziggy Winter Cohen made his debut earthside 14-06-2018. Welcome little man. We love you.
MGS Woman x
Photography: Liz Looker
Location: Tallows Beach Byron Bay