Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
I know, I know, there are countless “Dear First Time Mom” types of blog posts, but being that I’m a newborn photographer and I see first time moms all the time, and I’ve been there myself, I feel my POV is somewhat relevant. Mom, you come into my studio with your precious babe looking radiant and amazingly calm and collected, I know you don’t feel that way, but honestly, you seem to have your crap together. You’ve been at home with your new baby for a few days now, you probably have had only a few hours of uninterrupted sleep at a time, you aren’t eating regular meals, and your body is still recovering from childbirth, and yet, here you are with your baby and your filled-to-the-brim diaper bag, still looking beautiful, ready to capture your perfect little person at his tiniest. One day, you’ll look back on these images and say to your now 10 year-old child, “can you believe you were that little?” It will seem like another time to you, yet, at the same time, it will feel like yesterday. I hope you look back at these pictures and not only coo over your once tiny baby, but also remember how you felt during that time. Your uncertainty mixed with your overwhelming love, your exhaustion, your protectiveness, these are feelings that may not be captured on camera, but I hope by looking at your photos you’ll remember them. I hope that, because when you look at your now 10 year-old and see what an awesome little person they’ve become you’ll realize that you did it ALL right. Even though you were worried that giving them a pacifier might be detrimental, or that one time you accidentally pinched them with the car seat and left a bruise (hey, it happens,) or that you couldn’t nurse or decided not to, or that you let them sleep in their swing because that was the only way you were going to get any rest, or they rolled off the bed… so much uncertainty, so much worry that first year (and forever really,) but when you look at that 10 year-old who turned out just fine despite all the “imperfections” of the first year, you’ll realize that none of those things REALLY matter. What matters is that you loved on your little one, you snuggled with them, you talked to them, and you gave them what they needed – you. That first year is frightening for a first time mom, and it feels SO big and important at the time, and it is to an extent, but no matter what happens or doesn’t happen in that first year, your child will likely turn out pretty awesome, because you’re awesome.
Raw Sugar Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, child, family, couples, and engagement photography in Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas, including but not limited to, Fishers and Carmel.
Beautifully written! And gorgeous images of these new mommies!
So true! So many moms come in so nervous! I always tell them not to worry…it’ll all be fine…Just love that babe with all your heart!
Sniff sniff! You totally hit the nail on the head. And what gorgeous images!!!