These dear friends hold such a special place in my heart and Chris' heart. I typically don't photograph newborns, but what a joy it was to photograph this beautiful family of four. Baby Riese was just 7 days old and her soft pink skin, perfect toes, and sweet cooing had me trying my hardest not to melt into a puddle from all the cuteness. She was absolute perfection.
But this newborn session was very different and moving for me personally. It was the first time I have photographed a newborn since Greyson was born a year ago. It was the first time I was behind the camera as a mom photographing a new little life. I felt truly in awe of the miracle that new life really is because I have been blessed to have brought it into the world myself. Seeing the love that baby Riese's parents and big brother have for her was so special, especially seeing Bridget with her new daughter. It's a love a mother has for her child that I have come to experience first hand. It is unexplainable and runs deep in a mother's veins. Being a mom is such a hard and beautiful thing, and having the honor to document this bond between mother and daughter was truly moving for me personally. I have been on both sides now of this bond, as a daughter and as a mother.
This family is so special and I am grateful to have been able to spend a quiet morning with them just soaking in all the baby cuteness!