February and March have been full of adorable newborns for me to cuddle on! Nothing like smooshing a new baby to bring some sunshine into the dreary winter we had in NC this year 🙂
The F Family consists of two people that I felt like I clicked with instantly! We literally had walked five steps down the path to this giant rock formation when I decided that they were the most fun people I’d met in a while. We spent the entire shoot laughing! This baby to come is being born into such an awesome family!
Baby N was long awaited for sure! We expected him to come a few weeks earlier, but he had other plans! He stayed put a while longer than expected and after much coaxing, finally decided to make an arrival. He is the second birth I’ve photographed for this family, so it was extra special to be there. His parents and siblings are very close to my heart and I’m so honored they had me back for this guy’s birth.
Baby Sammy’s pictures were a bit of a challenge for me, not because he was different from any other newborn, but because I had to stop a few times and just cuddle with him. You see, I have been hoping to meet Sammy from before he was born. I got to be one of the first to know when his mama was pregnant, I got to spend a lot of time with her during her prenatal care and it was my hands that Sammy swam into when he was born. I love this little guy, his parents, and his proud Auntie, as well as their extended family (who I’ve also photogrpaphed forever and that’s how I met Sammy’s parents in the first place!). I love how blessings come full circle! Welcome to the world, Sammy!
When I met Baby R’s parents before the birth, we talked about how it would be important for them to let me know as soon as they thought she may be in labor, because the birth of her first son was pretty fast. When she called this time, I didn’t wait long before I headed to the hospital. This couple did amazing, working together, one contraction at a time. It always fills my heart up to see a husband truly in awe of his wife as this Daddy was. He knew and appreciated how much strength she had during each and every moment. I’m so honored to have been there for Baby R’s entry into the world! Dad even got to catch!