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Melbourne Mumbai Mum marks her maternity with the most iconic places during lockdown era.

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As the world is still feeling the impact of lockdown, a lot of milestones are being missed especially with ex-pats and Indians living overseas.

Weddings are missed by families, baby showers and even the birth of grandchildren. At the same time, a lot of businesses have suffered due to no celebrations during the lockdowns and even post. Be it Photography, Food, Fashion, Makeup, Retail industry- the blow is across the talent sphere. It has had its share of not only financial but Mental health impacts.

We spotted Mumbai born Melbourne based celebrity interviewer, filmmaker & entrepreneurial mum @dheepa_awtani who was on a mission to #supportlocal and still celebrate her maternity with @babydeannaw in the gloomy Melbourne lockdown phase in the most fashionable way. She planned it all during the thin window when Melbourne was lockdown free and the photos are just astounding.

Founder of @babydelaw, Dheepa quoted “Impact of the pandemic has been ramified & seems perennial globally,so me & my husband Dixit Awtani decided to strengthen the fact that Melbourne is still the best city to live in the world, supported local talents for this photoshoot, bring a smile back to all aspiring parents & cover the places Melbourne has been iconically known for daily exploration & tourist point of view. We need to #VisitMelbourne in a new refreshing way.” From adorning a red bridal gown at the Parliament to a tribute to Harry Potter shows at the Princess Theatre & for many live concerts, movies and performances missed, to the heartbeat of Melbourne commute & travel – Flinders street station & Vic Trams to the cozy yet artistic dates passing through the prominent Hosier lane, they captured it all.

Each concept had its own mood board and the photos were made picture-perfect by local businesses like @lucylaurita_designerblog, @imodaemporium,@ jeanettemaree @shakila_salon, @alind_tiwari @sudhakarthikphotography @abfotoworks @mishkaphotography & more.

Mum of now 2 daughters- Deleena & Deanna, host & Mental Health Ambassador Dheepa, said that while it was an extremely tough time during lockdown for many people as it lacks social connect & engagement, she could relate the time as if being the members of a farm where animals enjoy every day of their life in a secure yet capsuled environment. Hence, they also did a photo shoot at the famous Doveton Myuna Farm with its animal family- majestic horses, enigmatic snakes, native blue tongue lizards & more.

“Sociologically, despite having visas & double vaccinations done, due to covid restrictions none of our parents could come over to be in our fragile parenthood journey, grandkids have missed their presence, we couldn’t celebrate our renewal of 10th-anniversary vows & my elder daughter’s Deleena’s birthday 2nd year in a row because of continued lockdown.Myuna farm photoshoot was a tribute to all the birthday celebrations kids have missed especially with grandparents due to pandemic”

Love.Lost.Locked.Life- An absolutely creative way of capturing Melbourne & maternity time.

Hopefully, time comes when the world is soon lockdown free.

@lucylaurita_designerblog @sherrihill @pretttlittlething @gstar @imodaemporium @menzclub
Hmua: @shakila_salon
Photographers: @alind_tiwari @sudhakarthikphotography @abfotoworks @mishkaphotography
Accessories : @jeanettemaree @jimmychoo @deepagurnani @zushoes @bondsaus @cottonon
@zara #gregoryladner @crocs @forevernew @lovisajewellery @ninewestaus

Dheepa Awtani is Founder @babydelaw @babydeannaw , Executive Director @yffglobal Young Fighters Foundation Fund, Young Female Achiever of the Year at The Indian Sun Community Awards, winning IFFM film maker, Analyst & premiere banking professional, entrepreneur, Media & Entertainment- Victoria AIBC, multicultural Ambassador for AFL, MHFA and ex-cricket Australia, Social Media connoisseur & Digital Media producer of BYSQ Itz Showtime, | @bysqitzshowtime | @dheepa_awtani|