Dearest parents, nourishing your children with a gentle touch and open heart, I see you. You spend countless hours carrying out the everyday tasks of parenthood. Strung together, these moments tell the story of those first years. And yet, how often do we stop to notice the beauty in these everyday moments, much less document it? If you could see yourself through my eyes, you would see that these everyday moments of connection are pure art and deserved to be documented with mom and baby portraits (or dad and baby portraits!) that convey your natural connection.
When you have a newborn, you may feel like feeding is all you do! It is normal for parents to spend half the day (or more!) feeding. At times, their frequent eating can feel endless. No matter how you choose to feed your baby, this essential time is about more than feeding. All that time spent gazing at and touching your baby deepens your bond and nourishes them physically and emotionally. The benefits continue long past the newborn period.
A close, comforting embrace.
At times, your baby’s need for you can seem overwhelming. And it can be tough when you’re right in the thick of things. But you can do it. And it is so worth it. Right when you think that you are at your limit or you’re in over your head, your baby will look up at you with an adoring look on their face and all the frustration and fatigue will melt away.
Shared laughter and smiles.
After several weeks of seemingly endless feeding, changing, soothing, those first social smiles are worth more than gold! And is there really anything better than the sound of a baby’s belly laugh in response to a little tickle or Dad’s goofy voice? This can be one of the most elusive moments to authentically capture, but given time and patience, the magic moment will reveal itself.