And here I am, honored and so very grateful that I get to capture and freeze-in-time these first moments for you and your family. Over the last couple of months, we have met for coffee/tea. We have chatted, I have met your daughter. We have built some comfort and connection for this very moment, this intimate moment where I walk into your hospital room, just hours after your precious baby boy has been welcomed into your arms, placed onto your chest... so new, so precious.
As I say congratulations and peer down at your new little bundle, I take out my gear and glance around the room. Each time similar, but each time a bit different... where is the window, how is the bed placed in the room, what color are the curtains this time... that blue, or is it the pink salmon color... no, this time it's the much preferred cream, so wonderful. All these things not in my control, yet each plays a part in how I will capture the next couple of hours.
A bit more conversation... how are you feeling, how was the birth... then I start taking my images, adjusting for the light, getting my close-ups of his sweet, sweet little face, those long fingers, those tiny toes. Mom and Dad sit together as they just observe their newest little person... kisses, gentle touches, smelling, just watching as his eyes flutter open... alert... 8 hours old. All of these moments I am documenting in imagery to have for always.
Knock, knock... grandma is here with big sister! She walks in with a beaming smile, her eyes sparkle with what is likely a mixture of excitement and curiosity... right to the bed she goes... to see, to touch. So curious, yet also not so sure. She has so much energy in this small room as she moves from her new baby brother, to her dad, to her grandmother, to her snack. This is the beginning of so much newness for her, for them... learning, frustration, patience. She is now a big sister and at this moment, that may not have truly registered, but this is the moment where they met for the very first time, a milestone so precious, so special... truly priceless.
Welcome sweet boy, into Welcome Arms, you are so loved.
These are the Moments... First Moments... Cherish Always
Much love from Welcome Arms,