Confessions of a Newborn Photographer

I have to confess a couple of things to you, my friends and clients. The first is that I fall a little bit in love with each baby I have the privilege to meet. I adore their little fingers and toes, wrinkly skin, downy soft hair, and all of the tiny features that make them unique. There is a purity about a newborn baby that is seldom seen elsewhere, and that speaks to my soul.

I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother. I used to dream about it, even as a child playing with my friends. I couldn’t wait to decorate a nursery in happy anticipation, sing lullabies to my sweet babies while I rocked them, and watch them grow every day, learning about the world around them the way only a child can.

Unfortunately, becoming a mother hasn’t come as easily as it did in my dreams. My husband and I made the decision early on to wait until we felt we had a stable foundation within our home and marriage to provide for a child. When we felt we’d reached that point and decided to start trying to make our dreams of a family come true, there were many failed cycles, a couple of military deployments and a little thyroid cancer for me thrown into the mix. Many months later, we are still trying to add a child to our family.

I tell you all of this so that you understand just how important each of your babies are to me and to give you a little insight about just how much I love what I do. I look at your little ones and I see a little bit of my future child in them. I wonder what he or she will look like, sound like, even smell like, as I’m snuggling your own little miracle. Newborn sessions bring me a sense of serenity like nothing else can. I understand more than most how precious the sweet little ones in my arms really are. You're handing me your whole world for a few hours, and that level of trust means so very much to me.

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Confessions of a Newborn Photographer

I have to confess a couple of things to you, my friends and clients. The first is that I fall a little bit in love with each baby I have the privilege to meet. I adore their little fingers and toes, wrinkly skin, downy soft hair, and all of the tiny features that make them unique. There is a purity about a newborn baby that is seldom seen elsewhere, and that speaks to my soul.

I’ve always known I wanted to be a mother. I used to dream about it, even as a child playing with my friends. I couldn’t wait to decorate a nursery in happy anticipation, sing lullabies to my sweet babies while I rocked them, and watch them grow every day, learning about the world around them the way only a child can.

Unfortunately, becoming a mother hasn’t come as easily as it did in my dreams. My husband and I made the decision early on to wait until we felt we had a stable foundation within our home and marriage to provide for a child. When we felt we’d reached that point and decided to start trying to make our dreams of a family come true, there were many failed cycles, a couple of military deployments and a little thyroid cancer for me thrown into the mix. Many months later, we are still trying to add a child to our family.

I tell you all of this so that you understand just how important each of your babies are to me and to give you a little insight about just how much I love what I do. I look at your little ones and I see a little bit of my future child in them. I wonder what he or she will look like, sound like, even smell like, as I’m snuggling your own little miracle. Newborn sessions bring me a sense of serenity like nothing else can. I understand more than most how precious the sweet little ones in my arms really are. You're handing me your whole world for a few hours, and that level of trust means so very much to me.

About Newborns