Everyone warns you that it happens quickly, and of course they’re right. My first baby will be eight years old this summer and having a baby in the house again has made me really recognize how much my oldest is not a baby anymore, or even a little kid. So when this new grandma looked over at me and expressed sadness that she will miss so much when she has to of back home, because she knows he’ll grow so fast, I could see in her eyes she wasn’t talking about 6 day old baby J. She held back the tears in her watery eyes looking at her baby girl now holding a baby of her own, staring proudly and I could see that she was brought back to the moment it was her holding her baby girl.
Photographs are can be taken on phones or cameras at home and any photograph is better than no photograph. However, a professional photography session is an experience. It is when you can slow down and reflect on your life, feel those moments you haven’t let come through for a while, and get everyone important in the frame. It’s when you’re forced to get close with loved ones even if you didn’t know you needed that hug but OH it feels so good! It’s slowing down to breathe, to notice details, to be aware of your senses. And in the end, it’s the opportunity to decorate your home so you can bring a piece of the peace to your everyday. It’s the opportunity to make a book that you can go through as a tradition on special occasions or on tough days to pick you back up.
There is not getting these first days back, so take a few hours out, and invest in someone you trust with a portfolio you love.
Crystal Mercredi – Life and Portraits
Award Winning Photographer with:
The National Association of Professional Child Photographer
Qualified Photographer and Safety Certified through:
The Association of Professional Newborn Photographers Internationale