“You are pregnant and you are powerful. 
You are bold and you are beautiful. 
Go forward in your boldness, 
in your beauty and in your contentedness. 
Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power 
of women worldwide will be with you.”

[Author Unknown]

What a joy it was to spend precious time photographing a beautiful friend at this wondrous time of her life's journey. Zoe, blossoming, both inside and out; with a belly so perfectly 'crowned' by the incredible Jillian Zamora of The Henna Temple, Cairns. 

I'm so happy with the following series of images as I feel they have captured the beauty and grace of Zoe, as she awaits this birth of her second child. Her inner wisdom, called forth through the exquisite henna mandala of Jilli, helping Zoe to acknowledge and prepare for her birthing day...