Baby Makes Five. Santa Clarita Newborn Photographer.
I am going to be super honest with this blog post. This in-home newborn session I shot a few weeks ago was different. When I showed up at my lovely friend’s home she was in a mood. Fellow mothers, you know the mood: “The house is upside down but, I just had a baby. And I’m exhausted just looking at it.”
Yup. That one. She told me right away that a photo session is not what she wants right now. I left my camera down and just came to talk to her. My hopes were to just give her the ability to let out her feelings. She did. I gave her the opportunity to reschedule. I could do it another day.
We kept going.
I know looking back at these images she might remember her sour mood. Her overwhelming feelings of needing to clean everything. But, I also hope she remembers her postpartum bubble. The immense love for her new family of five. The feelings of gratitude for her body. The days with her supportive husband home taking care of her. I hope she sees her beautiful new days as a mother of three. I did.
With that thought in mind I quietly come in to capture those fleeting moments that will fly past you as quickly as a second on the clock. Don’t let those seconds become hours and then days without capturing your ever changing family.
What I love about these in home newborn sessions is that it’s not so much about this one new little soul, as much as it is about all the other people who are here to love him. It’s a family affair.
And goofy kids happen. Their little quirks are captured and I love that. Take a look HERE for my favorite behind-the-scenes photo.