I traveled from Northern VA to Charlotte, NC to photograph this precious little doll baby. I was sorority sisters with his mama Chrissy, a longer time ago than I care to admit. I can't say that I knew her very well at the time, but we stayed somewhat in touch through social media over the years. A few months ago, I posted a little newborn prop on my facebook page, and she jokingly suggested that I come to North Carolina once her baby was born. I checked with the husband and decided, why not!? So we made it happen!
Something that I adore about photographing newborns is connecting with the new mamas, hearing their birth stories, and forming/strengthening friendships. In Chrissy's case, it was just so amazing to spend a few hours together recounting the good old days, and sharing stories about life as a new mother. And I left feeling I had regained a friend. I already feel so blessed to get to do what I do, but on top of that, I love that my passion has made acquaintances into friends.
I'm acutely aware of what a blurred, messy but magical time the days following the birth of a child are, and I am humbled to be invited into the homes of new parents to document their tiny newborn.
Oh and that prop that got the ball rolling on this whole thing? See if you can spot it! Enjoy some photos of adorable baby Benjamin :)