This family welcomed another baby girl into their world last October. Shortly after she arrived I spent some time with them at their home to document these magical moments. These are days you will want to remember forever, but they will slip through your fingers quicker than you could ever imagine.
Art, as we all know is subjective. We are entitled to our own opinions. There is no right or wrong when it comes to art. When I first began my journey into photography as a newborn & family photographer I had a much different vision. I thought I wanted to create perfectly posed images of newborns in baskets, bowls, and other elaborate set ups. What I quickly learned is that while the images I was striving to create might be beautiful they didn't tug on my heart strings the way I think newborn portraits should.
As a mom to two children, I am no stranger to the delivery room. I mean what could be more magical than the birth of your own children? Recently I learned there is one thing almost as magical, to witness the birth of someone else. My sister graciously invited me into the room when my sweet little niece Adeline was delivered.
It's no secret I adore photographing babies during their first year of life, from the first few days at home to the celebration of their first birthday. So many changes during those first 365 days, it's nearly impossible to remember them all.
Welcome home to sweet baby May. Looks like you have a big sister ready to show you around and share a thing or two with you. I wish you both the grandest of adventures and hope that someday you are the best of friends.
I continue to feel blessed that genuinely kind people such as this family invite me into their home to document their lives during the most magical of times. I am sure it can feel intimidating to invite a stranger into your home to create portraits of your new baby and family, but I can assure the images created during a session like this will be a gift you give yourself you never regret.
A family newborn session in the comfort of home, stress-free and abundant with love.