There's something so magical about newborn sessions that have always made them a favorite of mine. Spending time with a family that has just brought home it's newest member, when everyone is getting to know each other, figuring out the new normal, where most days are only spent sleeping and eating and establishing a routine... this is such a special time and I love having the opportunity to document it. Thank you sweet Hoey family for having me, y'all are the best, and I hope to see you again soon!
I had been looking forward to this day for quite some time. My dear friend Angie was having a home birth with her second baby and wanted me to document it. Just the thought of it seemed so peaceful and perfect to me. We lived 5 minutes from each other, making it even more convenient and easy. Wellllll, I should have known that the first lesson in birth photography is that babies come when they are ready. Not when you are ready. So, without anyone to watch my babies at home, I missed sweet Graham's birth by a few hours.
But what I did get to witness and document for them was just as perfect. When I arrived around dinner time, it was almost surreal. You'd never have known that a baby had just been born. Angie and Graham were sweetly snuggling in the bed together, soaking up the moment, and I could instantly feel the love that filled the room. It was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
Graham, you chose the perfect family to be born into. Your big sister is so great with you and will no doubt be your favorite friend and playmate. And your parents are already the best at navigating these murky waters of life with a newborn. You are lucky in love, sweet boy, that's for sure. :)
Last week I had the pleasure and honor of photographing my dear friends and their sweet baby boy. It has been such a joy to watch them grow into a family of three and enter this incredible world of parenthood. They are some of the sweetest souls you will ever come across and I am so grateful for their enduring friendship over the last few years. I'm still trying to pretend it's not real that they're preparing to move to Europe. Even after just visiting them and seeing their house full of boxes… it can't be happening that some of my most cherished friends (in photography and life) won't be meeting me for coffee or pizza or conversation that fills my soul. That day is coming sooner than I hope and I will miss them dearly. Oh, so dearly.
Sweet Canaan, you are so loved, little man. And about to embark on your greatest adventure with the greatest parents God could have given you.