Before I was a photographer – when my babies were so small, my mother would take out her point and shoot camera and snap away while I was changing diapers, feeding, bathing, looking like a mess and not feeling so great. I’m pretty sure there were a couple times I told her to stop.
Fast forward six and nine years, the boys are much bigger, wiser, and my life is completely different.
A couple of months ago, I found some of those prints that my mother took of me changing my first child’s diaper, bathing, changing him and some of my second. They were so sweet to look at. They were so small in comparison. I am grateful for having those images.
Thank you Mom – You certainly knew I would want those in the future. I love you.
So when this family came to me asking me to document this most momentous time in their lives – I was so honored. I had taken a break from the business side of photography for close to a year. I never stopped shooting. During my year off, I focused on my family, documenting our lives, and really loving the art of photography and how powerful it can be. I asked them if we could do a lifestyle shoot. Basically, we did not do a ‘typical’ newborn shoot where you have to keep the room at 95 degrees to get the baby to sleep, nor do exotic newborn posing, hanging, ‘baby in things’ type shots. (Nothing wrong with that – I just can’t do it anymore). To my pleasure, they agreed and we had a very nice, comfortable shoot and I am pleased to be displaying these images. Even if you are not able to enjoy them fully right now, I’m pretty sure the little detailed shots are going to be the ones that you will be thrilled to have in the future.