One of my favorite parts of newborn sessions is getting to be the first person to listen to a mom telling her birth story.
Whether her experience was everything she’d dreamed of or a traumatic one, it is such an honor to be that initial audience to such a powerful story that will be told over and over.
Tara’s maternity and newborn sessions were tough for me. I got to document the birth of Joshua, Tara’s second child, but she was unable to hire me this time around.
It tugged at my heart strings to hear her lament over not having birth images for her daughter as she told me her story.
I really wish I could give the gift of birth photography away because I truly believe these to be the most cherished, empowering, and healing images.
I am so glad that I at least got to take on this incredible family’s maternity and newborn pictures.
These sessions always ends up being wonderful stories of their own!
Even with two very active, little boys running wild, we got lots of fantastic captures!
I just HAD to include this awesome outtake!