It is a great honor to be asked to capture an in home newborn session when I was also able to capture the husband and wife in the delivery room. To have witnessed the time when their newly born baby takes its first breath and they become parents in a heartbeat.
It is awe inspiring for me to witness such special moments like Levi talking to his new baby and calling him Son for the first time, moments after birth. Then to hear the nickname again at home at a newborn session fills my heart. "Son" Such an emotion filled and powerful word to describe such a tiny being.
Watching a Woman become a mother and after a short time learning to feed her child with such confidence and joy is one of my favorite things. The bond formed in these quiet moments when nursing help shape their relationship and nourish a child in more ways than just with food. She is teaching him that he is worthy, that she, his mother can be trusted to meet his needs. She uses the time nursing to look at his baby face, to learn the length of his eyelashes as they sweep his cheek. The sounds he makes as he eats contentedly and to memorize his sweet baby smell.