It was Spring of 2014 and I already started to dread the impending winter. ( I know…spring was 6 months away, but that’s just me… I am not a fan of winter at all!) I hate the feeling of being restrained and also being confined to the indoors only. And my photography business does slow down when it is below freezing temps outside. Every year, the thought of not doing what I love (photography!) for 5 months out of the year just always left me feeling empty.
At this point we had moved into a new home 6 months prior and luckily had a huge unfinished basement. It was our favorite place to store just about everything! And that we did. I’m not quite sure when the first moment hit me – but I thought…I should consider an in-home studio. As the thoughts kept coming I kept dreaming about what it would look like, what backdrops I would use, the lighting I would buy, and the babies I would photograph. I thought about the new moms who would sit on the couch I chose just for them, the magazines I laid out so they could relax and the jar of Dum-Dums to entice siblings. Pinterest also became my studio’s best friend.
And so my studio officially opened at the end of January and I have already had so many incredible new moms, happy siblings, proud dads, and beautiful precious babies. I feel so rewarded by what I do. I love the babies I photograph.
I particularly love placing mom’s baby in her arms so I can photograph her holding her newborn for the very first time. I remind her to just breath deeply, take it all in, and enjoy this very moment. I point out to her that her baby will never fit this tiny in her arms again. It is a sobering moment. And just like that, she relaxes, she breaths, and this one photograph becomes a truly authentic memory.
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