maternity & miracles

maternity & miracles

It took until I was 38 weeks pregnant with my THIRD to get the courage to have maternity pictures taken. I get it... you feel big, struggle to shave your legs much less pose, you're not totally convinced you are "glowing". Today they are some of my all time favorite pictures of me and treasured by my little girl who reminds that's when God put me in Mommy's tummy.

I could honestly sit around hold, snuggle and sniff a newborn all day. I love how they melt into you, their peeling skin, lips and see so much character in every single baby I meet.

Tips for your newborn session

• In terms of scheduling, please let me know your due date or if you have a scheduled birth. Contact me soon after you deliver, so we can arrange a time for the session. Ideally the session should take place within 5-10 days after birth and no longer than 2 weeks.

• The session will take place at your home – PLEASE do not worry about the state of your house. You just had a baby!

• Keep your house warm. Ideally, you’ll want the thermostat set around 80-85. For the adults it will be hot, but the baby will be warm and happy. I will bring a space heater as well. It serves as soothing white noise and localized heat.

• Collect any items you want used in the session beforehand – family heirlooms, toys, monogrammed blankets, knit hat, props etc.

• Make sure the baby has a full belly before I arrive. Also do your best to keep the baby up prior to my arrival. We will want them ready to nap for the session.

• Be patient. It is a calm, patient process.

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