When Australian athlete Rebecca Colefax traded in her star-studded career for motherhood, she rediscovered an old passion for photography that has now become her livelihood. Inspired by the beauty of life's humble beginnings, she now specializes in capturing portraits of newborn babies, a craft she hopes will preserve precious family memories.

Dubbed the "First Lady of kiteboarding," Colefax made a name for herself as Australia's first female kiteboarder and went on to become the country's first world champion in the sport in 2003. "I went the highest I could go in my sport, got a university degree, and travelled all over the world," she told Daily Mail. "But, out of all of that, the most amazing moment in my entire life was the birth of my children." After giving birth to her third child six years ago, she decided to pick up her camera and get back into a hobby she shelved as a young adult to pursue athletics. She now focuses on photographing pregnant women, newborns, toddlers and families, striving to create tangible copies of the most precious moments.

"Photographs are not a just a Facebook profile or an Instagram post - they're a lifetime memory," she said of social media's effect on family life, comparing it to the numerous filled frames hanging on the walls of her parents' house. Though she herself has embraced a modern style of imagery, when it comes to the heart of the matter, Rebecca Colefax is back to basics. Have a look through some of her most stunning portraits of the world's newest additions below, and vote for the ones that brought a smile to your face.

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

From the right to left, "time travel," "milk," and "broccoli"

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

The baby on the right: "one day, you will step on lego"

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Meowoui 2 years ago

many loving hands

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Jan Virtue 2 years ago

Hey! Open your eyes. We're here. We've arrived!

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

When I saw this one the cover I immediately thought of boobs. I guess it's fitting since that is their source of food.

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Sonja Götten 2 years ago

The right one looks like making broker transactions

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Danishlady 2 years ago

The only kind of duck face that will ever be cute!

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Jan Virtue 2 years ago

HI Lady.......So, you're my MOMMY! Nice to finally meet you. I LOVE YOU.

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Valentina 2 years ago

It's mini galaxy!

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Jan Virtue 2 years ago

The Ultimate Close-Up. WOW! Nice.

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

eeek I love little baby toes

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Sierra Hall 2 years ago

That hair!

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

He's just told himself the funniest joke

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Same position we were in mommy.

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

SQUEEE fat baby

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Lucine Kazanian 2 years ago

❤️

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Daddy loves his baby

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

lol, the princess is pooping.

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Your majesty

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Cute little sandwich .

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

"That does not look like a bike..."

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Meowoui 2 years ago

full lips

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Rosalyn Knoth 1 year ago

I got your back.

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Rebekah 2 years ago

Dear lord, what a photographic and gorgeous family.

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Susie Stock 2 years ago

Wrapped in a giant sperm.

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Lauren Mitchell 2 years ago

"Warning. Please follow the directions closely while assembling your child"

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Honor Hieatt 2 years ago

I ll grow into it!

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Susan Craig 2 years ago

perfect cherub lips

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Kaitlin Clark Tillery 2 years ago

It hurt right here!

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Honor Hieatt 2 years ago

Perfect acorn!

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Peggy Kerwan 2 years ago

Eww did you fart ? .... hmmmm meee ? Maybeeee :)

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Aybike Avşar 2 years ago

i guess those are the most beautiful hands and feet that i've seen...

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Shorty McBoholdt 2 years ago

She has a 'Oh dear!' Dream

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Peggy Kerwan 2 years ago

O sole mio ...

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Peggy Kerwan 2 years ago

Beanie baby

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StarryNightGirl 2 years ago

Baby hands

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Sarah Moyer 2 years ago

looks like an image out of a fairy tale

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Kim Mick 2 years ago

I see Wallace Shawn. Inconcievable

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Veronica Hufana 2 years ago

Are you part of a set of 4, or were they all you?

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Kathy Conley 1 year ago

Green Jelly Beans

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Rebekah 2 years ago

Muppet's Christmas Carol, Ghost of Christmas' past.

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Audrey Gaff 2 years ago

I can't do that...

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

Could you step back a bit? That camera is hard to get into focus!

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Brenda Stokes 1 year ago

(Peeling) Over cooked.. didn’t want to leave the Oven 💖

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

Hope I get Daddy's eyelashes!

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Babies are basically contortionists

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Peggy Kerwan 2 years ago

Cocoa bean

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

it must have snowed while I was napping...

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

She's going to play the piano when she grows up

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Qian Xinrui Adele 2 years ago

OMG WHAT WAS THAT???

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

She is going to be a pianist when she grows up

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Beautiful....Just beautiful...

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

Look what I found in my in-basket this morning!

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 years ago

English Rose

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