On June 25 my littlest one had her first birthday and as she grows from a baby into a budding toddler, I’m finding myself with just a tad more time on my hands. Add to that a recently completed huge cross-country move and I’m getting to take care of things that have been waiting on my to-do list for months! One of those waiting tasks is to blog some of the sessions that I’ve done in the past year. Now that I’m a Madison WI birth photographer, I’m hoping to be lucky enough to start documenting some births in the area soon. But since I haven’t shot any births during my littlest’s first year, I’m happy to share this beautiful Fresh 48 session instead. Although it’s not an actual birth, the documentary photos in this session are very similar in feeling to my birth photography work. (You can find examples of that work here!)
I joined this lovely family about 20 hours after their beautiful baby was born and was so privileged to be able to spend an hour with them as they all got to know one another a little better. I was there for the first meeting between two ecstatic big sisters and their sweet little brother and was able to capture the sweet moments as they all began to settle into their new reality as a family of five. I really feel like there is no sweeter time in life than those first few hazy, loving days after the birth of a new baby. As moms, dads, brothers and sisters we all wait patiently for nine months, wondering who that little baby will be and discovering the answer to that question is such a sweet revelation. I find myself in awe each time I am called upon to document those precious moments and I hope you enjoy the love here as much I did. I hope that as I’m now a Madison WI birth photographer (as well as a family photographer!) I’ll have the opportunity to capture more sweet memories like these soon.