This will perhaps be the most photographed child of all time. There should be an award. It’s not his fault really. It’s more that his mom is friends with a photographo-stalker. I mean, photographer… of course. Of course.
It’s just that this family, is well… so photogenic. First, they were two and their maternity session with baby R number one. Then came baby R the first’s newborn and family photographs. We, of course, needed a 6 month baby photo session… good grief have you seen how cute he is? Next, there was the updated family photos and coachella inspired maternity portraits for baby R number two, as well as just a couple of the now year old baby R number one… I think I’m dizzy.
Imagine how the children feel.
Today’s post is all about baby R the II. ANNNDDD the rest of them. The struggle, I think, is to be able to focus on the parents after children like this enter the world. For those parents out there, you are aware of the tragic lost of identity that comes when you bring that first baby home. At one point, people wanted to see you, your parents loved you, greeted you with eye contact… but at some point you walk in with a newborn bundle of joy and suddenly you’re lucky if people can even remember your name. The struggle is real.
I will say that I love shooting newborn photography sessions (#playingwithnewborns 😉 ) with a very lifestyle feel to them and I almost always shoot in the couple’s home. The reason for this is two fold. Although it’s your day to day life, it is where your life happens. Someday you won’t live in that home and to have it documented and preserved feels appropriate. Whether you live there for a month or 20 years, you are making memories inside those walls with the people you love. That is worth preserving. It’s a beautiful thing.
Two. Have you ever HAD A BABY?? Basically I believe a new mother shouldn’t have to leave the house for the first 3 months unless she so desires. She should be delivered flowers and chocolates every day and her house should be professionally cleaned every week. That is what a new sleep deprived mother should be doing. Eating chocolate. Frankly, it’s just easier on her to stay right where she is so that’s always what I lean towards.
I can’t believe how fast those first moments go by. He is so different even just a few months later than he was in these pictures. It’s such a good reminder to treasure each moment. (Just don’t tell the sleep deprived mother…)
Here’s to eating chocolate and rocking sweet babies at 2am… #sleepisfortheweak