Mama and baby. Beautiful. So, so incredibly happy that mama was up for being a part of our session. When she had a tear while marveling at her new little one, I had to remind myself to keep shooting. My gut instinct was to give her and baby a hug as I teared up myself. Many women opt to not be a part of the newborn session. And I get it. I do. We are not feeling our prettiest just after giving birth or welcoming a new one to our family, not to mention the sleep deprivation. But you know what? Years from now, when this little man is grown and possibly with kids of his own, he’s going to look back on these and see the most beautiful, loving mother. He’s going to have a glimpse of where her vast love for him began. And he’s going to love these. And so will Mama. I have been photographing this wonderful family for a while now. I always love spending time with them. Their calm and loving, laid back way of parenting always teaches me. So excited to watch this new one grow throughout the next year.