Before this newborn session, the expecting mother told me she knew that her baby would be a Daddy's Girl. When I walked up to their home, the proud new father was sitting on the front deck, with a little bundle in arms. He appeared to have every bit of confidence while he held his new wonder while sipping coffee in the sun. I've never seen a brand new baby so entranced with her daddy.
Photographing babies when they are sleeping and content makes for amazing images of their tender moments, but this baby did not sleep and was having a rough morning. Being 10 days old can be tough. Although I know it was hard for this family, I just love that every single image shows the deep love this baby's parents have for her as they soothed and protected.
When I left this session, I turned off the news, rolled down the windows and held on tight to the fact that all around us are parent who love hard. The sun felt a little brighter that Wednesday.