Best Phoenix Newborn Photographer
This absolutely angelic face belongs to a little peanut named Adalee.
Her mommy and daddy brought her to our studio for a newborn session when she was three weeks old. Adelee was in the NICU right after birth. She was born with a condition, known as Symbrachydactyly, in which some bones on babies’ limbs don’t fully form or are missing. For Adalee, this means some fingers on her right hand are very small, and that hand is also is slightly smaller than her left. The congenital issue was not discovered until after her birth.
One of the many things I've learned in my line of work is that what the world sees as the perfect child is completely skewed. Adalee may not look like every other child. But that doesn’t make her any less perfect. Taking pictures of her was such a joy. It’s hard to stop staring at her deliciousness.
I was happy to get a good number of photos of baby Adalee with dad. At first he seemed a bit shy about the posing. Sometimes it can feel awkward. But then, he warmed right up to it — and even took a chance holding a naked baby!
Adalee’s mama is the perfect example of someone who exudes this new mommy bliss that I love to catch with my lens. Mom’s bright smile makes the photographs pop. And the way she looks at Adalee’s daddy, it’s almost as if she’s saying We did it, we made this beautiful baby, simply with her eyes. I know when she looks back at these photos, she’ll always be happy she had a starring role in the newborn photos.
I do love taking family photos too. It’s always such a pleasure to see the new family’s dynamic, knowing that the pictures I’m taking are among their first family photos ever. Adalee’s mom and dad call her their little bumblebee.
While Adalee was in the NICU, her grandma said that she was “just a little bumblebee. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able fly, but they do. Adalee will be able to do all things and we will watch her fly."
You may also notice that there are several shots in which Adalee is awake. That’s one of the risks of this job. The awake baby who won’t pose! But Adalee was so sweet and calm. Plus, I got to snap photos of those beautiful eyes and then rock her back to dream land. That’s definitely one of the perks of the gig!