Freshly born babies are unique. Unique to themselves but also unique in that the period of newborn is so very very tiny. Like new babies. In the first year babies go from lovely little lumps to crawling, smiling, drooling, eating, babbling, opinionated little people. It’s incredible.
And that new little lump holds all the wonder of its ancestors as well as all the promise of its future. Incredible. That tiny package that holds so much also happens to be one of the most precious things on the planet and it is my joy to capture.
These images are irreplaceable. Within weeks (never mind months or a year!) a new baby has transformed several times over. It’s difficult to remember what your 3 week old looked like before their eyes were open and gazing up at us regularly, before your 4 month old smiled at you just for coming close, before your one year old was decorating their hair with mashed food.
This is why professional newborn photography is important. To help you remember the wonder of those first weeks. The tiny curled body – that so recently was floating around inside your body – the soft wisps of hair, the unbelievably miniature fingernails … all of it!
p.s. Frankie, above, is a great example of what a baby who is days old looks like compared to how he looked at a year old! See? Amazing.