When I first met Emma's mom it was for a last minute maternity session. When I mean last minute, I mean Emma's mom was two days away from her due date when she contacted me for a maternity session. She initially didn't want maternity photos because she didn't feel like they would be important. She felt uncomfortable and didn't feel very beautiful. (Side note: She's stunning!)
But her friend's convinced her that she would regret not getting photos done. And they were right! Three days before Emma made her appearance into the world, Emma's mom, dad and I were on the top of South Mountain taking some gorgeous maternity photos at sunset.
Arriving one day after her estimated due date, Emma came into the world with an entrance. What we all thought would be a petite little baby ended up being a whopping ten pound newborn!
When I came to the hospital for her fresh 48 session, I literally was in shock on how big she was. I love fresh 48 sessions because it is such an intimate moment of bonding between baby and their family. I met Emma's grandparents and saw their adorable bond with their first grand baby.
Emma's grandma was smitten with her. Her grandpa was afraid to hold her! The last time he had held a baby was when Emma's mama was a newborn. Emma's mom and dad could not get enough of this sweet little girl.
Three weeks after Emma was born I saw her in the studio for her newborn session. She has some challenges when she got home which is why we waited to do her session.
Because Emma was born in the winter time her mama asked for snowflakes to be used somewhere in her session. Her daddy went to Washington State University and we of course had to show off some Huskie gear.
Even though she was an "older" newborn, she handled her session like a champ. We stopped for extra feedings and snuggles but she loved being in front of the camera!
I am so blessed when clients choose me to photograph their story from start to finish. We really get to know each other and form a bond. Which makes photographing easier each time! Congratulations Schwartz family! You are truly blessed.