Hopefully you recognize some faces in this little session–mum and dad got with me for maternity portraits a few weeks ago–Lifestyle Maternity – Calm Magic! Even more exciting is that we’ll get to see this family one more time soon!
I so, so love capturing the precious moments at the hospital before a newly changed family leaves the sanctuary of the hospital. For me, it’s like a spell is broken and life starts passing in a different way. The moment is so fleeting too that it’s hard to remember even (for me) 19 months later. For me, these are some of the most important newborn portraits to get because of that.
This little man was definitely the smallest baby, weighing in at about 5.5 lbs (if I’m remembering correctly). He was almost 1/2 the size of my mess maker! Big or little–he’s still full of so much adorable personality that I’m excited to work with him again and to see him grow even though I’m moving away.
I got to see a new hospital in Belgium this time and it was gigantic! I’d never been out to the hospital this family delivered at and it was surprising how big and tall the hospital was, which is a silly thing to observe but the other hospitals I’ve visited have been squat and sprawling so this was a fun change… again there was a heat wave so I didn’t get any swaddled pictures of this little darling but I loved capturing mom and dad with the little one and each other. They were so happy. Fresh 48s just make me happy inside because it’s just so much love in the room. Thank you so much to this family for letting me enjoy their happiness!
See more Fresh 48 sessions here: Fresh 48 – Little Bitty Love & Fresh 48 – Loved Little Man
I have baby fever but since we found out we’re going to Minot ND in October, we’re holding off just a touch so we don’t have a blizzard baby. Until then, I hope I get to do a lot more of these Fresh 48 Sessions because they are too fun!
I love that every time I open up my images I’m falling in love over and over again with them. This little man was so calm and didn’t get phased by a single click of the shutter. Mama and Papa were so in love with each other and baby. The session was just amazing.
In Belgium, most families spend 4 nights in the hospital as standard procedure and a cot is provided for daddies to stay in the room every night too. It’s a different experience having a baby in Belgium and it wraps you up in a world of newness and gives you time to breathe before you walk into what is, essentially, a new world. And, for most mommies and daddies, it feels like you’re breaking out of prison by the time you FINALLY get discharged.
I got to go back to the hospital that brought Mess Maker J into the new world of family that, from the moment I walked in, exuded happiness. Mom and Dad couldn’t stop smiling and loving on this little baby. They were so natural with their little man and each other, that the session flew by. I can’t wait to work with this little family again. They’ll be coming by the studio with big brother for an Easter session in a few days so stay tuned for more squishy, wrinkly baby!
So, without further ado, enjoy the newness of this Belgian made mama, daddy, and baby!
Thank you to the little family that welcomed me into their brand new world, it was a beautiful visit!