I received a call from Sophia’s mom, who was searching for a newborn photographer. Sophia was already on her 6th day, so her momma wanted to get her in to be photographed right away. After chatting, it ended up that I actually had an opening in my schedule for the very next day. This time slot worked perfectly for Sophia’s mom, so we quickly made plans, chatted about preferences, and planned to have Sophia ready the next morning for her newborn photography session.
Sophia arrived to my studio for her newborn session on a dreary March Wednesday that certainly didn’t have spring in the air. With a full belly, and slightly awake, it allowed me to get a few cute photos of her with her eyes open before I lulled her off to sleep. She slept peacefully for me, only rousing for one quick mid session snack. We did quite a few set ups with her…snuggled as a bunny in a little bed, wearing pretty pink and spring green tones, wearing a sweet pink bear bonnet, and her delicately holding a mini spring daffodil in her tiny baby fingers.
I couldn’t be happier with the gallery of photos, and I’m so pleased that her momma is too. It was a whirlwind session, but I don’t think it could have went more perfectly. It was meant to be!
Baby’s name: Sophia Ruby Grace
Due Date: 3/20/2018
Birth Time: 3:36 pm
Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
Sharing the news of her arrival: “For my husband, I asked him to take the food out of the oven. When he opened the oven, there was a bun in there. He asked, “Why is there a bun in the oven?” I smiled at him, and it took him a few seconds. Then he said, “Oh really! Wow! We’re having a baby???”
Pregnancy Cravings: “Subway veggie sandwiches fully loaded with all veggies minus banana peppers with 4 (Yes, only 4!) jalapeno peppers.
Naming Sophia: “We wanted a classic name and we both loved Sophia. Ruby is Sophia’s daddy’s great grandmother’s name. She was alive when I was pregnant, but passed 4 months before Sophia was born. Grace means “God’s Favor” and that was the name of the hospital where I was born.”
The moment I first met Sophia: “Awe!! Even after she came out I thought: I can’t believe there was a human inside of me!”
First thing I noticed: “That her pigment hadn’t come in yet! :)”
Favorite features: “I love her cheeks, the way she curls her little toes and legs, and how she flicks her tongue when she’s feeding.”
Favorite moments: “Although it’s the wee hours of the morning, I love the still, quiet time we have together while I’m breastfeeding. When she gets “milk drunk”, I love how she cuddles on my chest.”
Adorable things: “She has this little worried look on her face when she’s feeding as if she doesn’t know where her next meal is coming from.”