I was in an expo recently and I had many moms and expectant moms stop by my booth to look at all the canvases of the babies and there was one common comment from moms with older children…”I wish I had done pictures like this when my kids were newborns”. I spoke with so many mamas and one was kind enough to share her story with me, so that I could pass it on to you :)
“There they were. Scrolling through my Facebook feed, my eyes couldn’t help but be drawn to the photos. A beautiful, sleeping cherub wrapped in the softest muslin with the sweetest expression of peace on her face. Then a close-up shot of ten tiny, wrinkly newborn toes. A mother holding her baby close, gazing at him with adoration. And I asked myself again, Why, oh WHY did I say no to newborn pictures when my little one was born?
Rewind four years to the birth of my daughter, Ava. She was perfect, in the way that all newborns are. I, however, was most definitely not. My hormones were out of control and I had just spent more than a day in hard labor in the hospital, only to be told I needed an emergency C-section. On top of major surgery, I was now expected to care for and keep this tiny human alive!
So when my husband asked if I wanted to get pictures taken of baby Ava, my answer was an emphatic NO. I remember thinking to myself, Why on earth would anyone want to be photographed after just having a baby? I was still trying to adjust to having a new person in the house – one that needed 24-hour attention – and that seemed like enough at the time. What I didn’t realize was how much having those pictures would have meant to me.
Now that Ava has turned four, she is really turning into a ‘kid’ – no more round baby cheeks, the dimples on her hands are gone, legs longer and stronger, even her round baby belly is gone. All of her ‘baby’ traits are gone and I’m missing them. That’s not to say I am not supremely proud of the big girl she’s becoming, because of course I am! I only wish that I had thought at the time about capturing the beauty and adorableness of her tiny newborn form.
If I could go back in time, I would absolutely say YES when asked about professional newborn pictures. They truly are a timeless keepsake and a reminder of that too-short time in your baby’s life that you will cherish forever. Don’t make the same mistake that I did with Ava – capture those memories before your newborn grows.” ~ Alissa G.
The pictures from your session are like little time capsules that will take you back to the very second that picture was taken, when your baby was only days old. I would be honored to be the photographer to capture the squishy smallness of your new baby!
If your baby is due this Summer or Fall, now is the time to reserve your newborn photography session! Contact Anne today to get your baby on the schedule! 360.438.0432