Post by Anna.
I remember Dylan’s first days like they were yesterday. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since he was born, and sometimes I catch myself still thinking of him as the tiny little baby that I remember from those first weeks. …But he’s grown so much and come so far from being a newborn. Last night he started running. And no, there was no walking stage. I guess he just decided that crawling took too long because while we were playing he took off in a dead sprint across our living room. And he hasn’t stopped since.
A couple of weeks ago Rick and I had the complete privilege to photograph baby Amir. And wow, by the time we finished the shoot we were both completely overcome by how perfect he is. I know that sounds cliche, because of course every time we get to photograph a newborn it’s magical, but there was just something about this little guy.
Everytime we do a newborn shoot it takes me right back to how I felt as a brand new mom. Elated, exhausted, in love. Those first few weeks were such a blur of late night nursing sessions, snuggling, and just feeling overwhelmed by the thought of being responsible for such a small little person. No, not just being responsible for him – but loving him more than I’ve ever loved anyone before – and knowing that I would do anything to keep him from ever feeling pain. It was such a foreign feeling at first. But now, a year later, it’s as comfortable as an old sweatshirt.
I have to admit, I enjoy my time with new moms during newborn sessions. I love hearing about the birth, I love seeing how they interact with their babies, I love seeing how naturally being a mother comes to them. And during this session, I was especially struck by how natural Amir’s mom was in her new role. It was beautiful.
Thank you so much, Kristin, for choosing to share your incredible handsome son with us. He was a joy to photograph. -R+A
Snohomish newborn photography.