I had the privilege of documenting this sweet family while they were in the hospital for their Fresh 48 session and I was just as excited to have them visit the studio for a newborn session shortly after.
You may think that a few weeks isn't a long time, but you know how 1 human year = 7 dog years? Two weeks in newborn time is HUGE. It's not uncommon for some babies to grow as much as 2 inches in the first two weeks! Their faces change so much. Their little eyes are starting to focus and they're becoming more comfortable and secure in this very loud and bright world. The babies aren't the only ones that change during those first few weeks. When I see parents during a Fresh 48 session, they're usually still in the shock of it all (I mean...who wouldn't be?). When the time comes around for their newborn session, it's tremendous the amount of confidence that has grown in that short time span. Tasks that were slightly terrifying in the beginning have become second nature. They know what each of the different cries mean (yes! babies cry differently for different reasons!). Everyone is settling into their new normal, and I love capturing that transition in a family.
It came as no surprise to her parents that Lilliana was a total dream during her session. She slept through the whole thing and made my job super easy! Truth be told, I'm almost as smitten with this session as Charisa and Jeremy are with their sweet girl!