I remember when I was a toddler, sometime in the late 80s, I had a baby doll that my aunt had given me. The doll was named “Billy” after the man who mowed the lawn LOL (don’t ask!). I would wrap Billy up in my blankey and pretend that she was my little newborn baby. I think for many of us the urge to mother gets built in from when we are very young, maybe even from birth.
Since my husband and I settled down and bought our house in Leominster that urge grows deeper in me. And being a newborn photographer helps a bit with the baby fever too! LOL.
Seeing this sweet photo reminds me of how long I’ve wanted to be a mother.
I see myself mothering already in so many ways. With the plants in my garden, with our little fur baby Cleo. The instinct to allow other beings to grow and be nurtured has always been there and always will be.
The timing isn’t quite right for us to be bringing a child into the world but I know it will be soon. I look forward to those days. Just like the little girl in this picture.
PS. I still have Billy and my old blankey stashed away. Although I admit that Billy kind of looks like she might be friends with the Chucky Doll at this point hahaha!
Recently I had the pleasure of doing an in-home newborn lifestyle photography session with a really sweet family right here in my neck of the woods in Central Mass. Zoey was just about 3 weeks old on the day that I came over to take her photos. Zoey was the sweetest little peanut and loves being held by her mommy and daddy <3
She loves kisses too!
When I do newborn photography sessions I ALWAYS make sure to get these sweet little details. Especially little fingers and little toes.
Seriously, why are they so CUTE?!
I took a big documentary style approach to this session getting lots of bonding moments.
I was so happy to capture this moment below. Her parents call this her “little ohs” face. Every baby has a unique face they make or position they get into and it is so important to capture those quirks on camera!
This newborn moment was so sweet. However, if you have ever had a very hungry baby you know the real story behind the photo!
And we ended with some adorable family photos. of mom and dad giving plenty of love to their little bundle of joy.