Sessions like this one remind me why I wanted to be a photographer. I always aim to be storytelling with my sessions…so when you are looking back on your photo albums together years from now when your kids are grown up, you can tell them about how stubborn they were, or how the outfit they were wearing was your absolute favorite, or something cute they said to you that day.
I walked out of this session knowing I captured part of the beginning of baby Ricky’s story which is why I love newborn shoots so much. For example, the photo below? He opened his tired little eyes to peek at his parents who were talking to him and saying his name to purposely try to wake him up after he slept through the entire session. He opened his eyes for the two people in the world he knows best, for the two voices he knew first.
We captured the first time his big sister was holding him, and the moment when I asked her to give him a little kiss and she licked him instead. And then we froze the moment when she was no longer so sure about the new baby, so she went to go blow bubbles with the dog instead. A million moments will go flying by, but all of these little moments will be frozen forever. That’s what has me thankful for photography and all the lives and stories it has brought me into. Welcome to the world, Baby Ricky. I think we can all see just how loved you truly are.