Posts tagged Newborn
Trip & Kacey, Bringing Home Baby

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I had the biggest pleasure slipping into Trip and Kacey’s beautiful home and capturing some truly precious moments for them of their early days with sweet baby Margaret. I watched them ohhh and ahhh over their sweet girl as we hummed to lullabies by JJ Heller and I carried them through their session. I loved their fascination with their wee girl, the way they were captivated by every yawn and sigh and grin. How many times did Kacey say, “Oh gosh, Trip. Look at her!” And I kept thinking the same thing. ‘Look at her! She is perfect!”

I sat down next to a woman at the Y this week, we were both feeding our babies and commiserating about the whole thing that is pregnancy. The exhaustion and the pain, the way we had both been stretched and torn and wounded from carrying our precious people. This beautiful and wonderfully loving momma, said what so many mommas feel during the wounding work they are doing, “In the middle, I wondered if it was worth it… and then she was here, and in my arms, and I knew I would do it again and again and again for her.”

“I loved her instantly. Of course, most parents love their children instantly. But I mention it here because I still find it a remarkable thing. Where was the love before? Where did you acquire it from? The way it is suddenly there, total and complete, as sudden as grief, but in reverse, is one of the wonders about being human.” —Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

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Brandon + Michelle Newborn Lifestyle

Oh. Gosh.

This baby. This family. This room with a blue wall.

And this birth story.

Next to the babies, it's their birth stories that melt my heart as I step into my client's homes and document these early days.

The beautiful and brave work that momma's do to deliver wee babies into waiting hands. The depth of tender strength provided by daddies as they hold up their wives as waves of labor wash over them.

I cannot even. 

Brandon & Michelle, such big and beautiful congratulations on your sweet boy. May you be washed in grace and peace in these early days as you walk through the newborn exhaustion to love your tribe well.

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Andrew + Melissa Fresh 48

Welcome to world sweet baby Kate. It was honor to meet you, so very fresh and new to this Earth. You are a beauty and a wonder to behold. 

It never ceases to amaze me, when I capture a new babe, how very present and whole she was, hours before while still snug in the womb. Present and whole and yet utterly unknown, until that first breath and that first cry and that first loving look. And yet, by the time I step into that sacred space, her parents know so many preferences, so many expressions, so many details. All treasures.

Andrew and Melissa, what a beautiful family you have. Such deep congratulations on your wee girl. You all make five look so good! 

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