Just like the last blog, this is another family that asked me to photograph their new baby in the hospital and also at home. I LOVE getting to do both of these sessions. Every time I do this for a family, they are always so surprised by how quickly a newborn changes. Before booking I am often asked if having both sessions done is too much, or overkill. “Won’t the baby be the same just in a different space?” I respond by assuring them that the sessions are both valuable and they will not regret doing both. And every single time, when I arrive at their home for the lifestyle session, the parents tell me how much baby has changed and how glad they are to have had both sessions.
A first 48 session is so unique and a time that you will always look back on as magical and sacred. With a lifestyle newborn session, the baby is a bit older and has begun to fill into themselves. The parents are starting to get into a routine and have gained some confidence. The two sessions are truly unique and such a nice compliment to one another.
For this family, I was capturing their first baby. Which is always SO special and such an honor. When I arrived at the hospital for their first 48 session, their daughter was only a few hours old. She had been born in the early morning hours and I arrived around lunch time. Y’all, mom looked AMAZING. I was floored. I did NOT look like that within hours of having any of my babies. Not. Even. Close.
When I arrived at their home a few weeks later, as I said before, baby had changed. Not only was I there to capture her changing, I was there to capture them as a family in the space that is most comfortable to them. There is nothing like being at home with your first born. I have such fond memories of those early days with my oldest. I had slowed down for the pace of my working career. I was getting into a parenting rhythm. I remember those lazy days of exhaustion and laundry and naps and figuring out nursing. I will never forget those moments in our first home.
If you are interested in a first 48 session or a newborn session (or both), please shoot me an email via the contact form.