For me, as a photographer, it's about capturing every moment, so that we can relive them at a later time, newborns are no exception. But if we are being real, they are my weakness. I say that because for me, it is easy to sit in the shadows at a wedding and capture the moments as they unfold. I love interacting with others, learning there facial expressions, and waiting, waiting on that moment for something special to happen. Even if it means I have to hold the camera up for minutes at a time, just to get that smile or embrace, you would have otherwise missed. For newborns, that's not the case, they are these small precious lives so new and fresh. They are just learning the world around them. Babies are fragile but yet so resilient since they go from living in a place that they call home for 9 months, to being born into a world so foreign and new. I go from working on a timeline, to being on what I like to call, being "on baby time". I have a small window of time that they will allow me to mold and position them, to get these beautiful shots. See, working a wedding, for me can be fast paced, but filled with so much joy, family, and laughter. Newborns are a different type of interaction that fills my heart, with so much joy and wholeness. This little life that was made from love, joy, and family. To me there is no other kind of love than the love for a child.
Baby Croy was born April 16, 2016 - 7 lbs - 4 oz - 20 inches