This little monkey-shine came to my Abbotsford studio after a stay in the NICU. She was born early and started out life as a fierce fighter. She was 6 weeks old (14 day post expected due date) and we had the most beautiful session together. Her parents chose pink, mint and brown as their colour scheme and I thought I died and went to heaven. The colour palate was dreamy and went sooooo well together. I loved this session so much, I printed some of these portraits for my studio!
This baby’s mama was a physician resident and entering a challenging year of school. I had so much admiration for her, taking care of a new baby while attending university for an intense career. It was over a decade ago, but remember what it was like to have a 1 year old and be in full time university to complete my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. I could definitely empathize with feeling pulled from all sides. I’m not sure if this mama felt the way I did when I was in school, but I felt torn and guilty for being away from my baby. For some reason, society makes new moms feel badly for bettering themselves and furthering their careers. I am a big believer in becoming your best self, because if you are a happy version of yourself, you will bring that home to your family. And every person deserves happiness in whatever form that looks like for you!
All in all, I loved having this amazing family visit me in the studio. We had a great time capturing this little lady and of course, the love they all shared together. Because in the end, that’s the most important thing. And this is why I always include parent portraits in every newborn session. Family connection and the love of a newborn baby….total bliss. LOVE IT!!!