Mommy is exhausted! She is finally home from the hospital, settling in, and recovering. Daddy is home, helping, but their lives have just been turned upside down in one of the most delicious ways. Yes, of course it’s worth it! But new parents NEED the time at home to rest, recover, and assimilate to their new lives.
So how does it work when the best time to photograph a newborn is before the baby is two weeks old? For many, it means getting themselves put together, packing food, clothing, diapers, wipes, carseat, and practically planning a journey, despite their exhaustion, to make sure they’re able to take the baby to get those awesome newborn portraits we all fawn over.
I love providing full service photography to my clients! I love helping mom to look and feel her best when those first pieces of portrait art are created of her new family dynamic. And dad can have that sandwich he made while I was cuddling the baby to sleep. And no one has to travel!
How is this possible?!?
When I book a newborn session, I schedule the day. I will be driving, setting up, shooting, soothing, cuddling, cleaning, changing, shooting, breaking down equipment, and driving back. Time constraints cannot be an issue. Because I will get those glorious images and Mommy will love the way she looks and the baby will look the most angelic he or she will look for the next 18 years. And those images will last for generations, long after the exhaustion has worn off.
You see, down the road a ways, you will be watching as your child holds a child of her own. Your heart and mind will be flooded with memories and emotion. You will take your grandchild into your arms and whisper to him how amazing his life is going to be. And you’ll look over and see your child, exhausted and elated and delirious from too many emotions in too short of time, and you’ll hand her that album of when she was a baby.
And it will be happy tears.