I met beautiful Isabelle when she was twelve days old. She was especially tiny and delicate - or perhaps she just seemed so to me because my little loves were both big babies ;-) Their newborn session was a kind gift from both of their sisters to celebrate their new family.
I met Isabelle and her parents at the lovely home of her grandparents for our session. As we slowly worked around feeding and settling Isabelle, I was so impressed with the gentle and confident support Ian gave to Angela as she attached Isabelle for a feed. Twelve days into breastfeeding is no easy feat, you're both still figuring out how this all works - add in recovery from birth, sleep deprivation and learning how to be parents for the first time - the support, love, kind words of encouragement, reminders of how a good latch should look etc from your partner means the world! I was instantly taken back to those first few weeks bunkered down at home with my husband and our babies when he would just sit next to me while I fed them, offering all the things I saw in Ian. Magic.
Here are a few of my photographs from our session together.
Newborn sessions allow a lot of time for getting to know the new family, being so warmly welcomed into a home - like I was with Angela and Ian - is always a pleasure I'm grateful to experience.
Pentax 645n| Portra 400
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