Before I share this NH newborn photography at home – Here’s a thing about me:
I only have 2 photos of me pregnant – both in the last 4 weeks. One is at my baby shower, on Mother’s Day. It was 90 degrees an 300% humidity. I’m flushed, and sweaty. But I love that photo. The second is one where my dad is hugging me about a week later. It’s busy in the background and I’m sucking down a bottle of water, but there’s that baby. Front and center.
Granted, I was pregnant nearly 20 years ago now (HOLY EFFING SH|T) and a maternity session wasn’t a thing, but I wish it had been. I cherish those two literal snapshots of that time.
I highly encourage maternity photos.
You may worry you don’t look your best, but allow yourself to feel the beauty in the power of growing a human being!
I equally as firmly encourage you to be in a few newborn photos.
So what if you look like you just had a baby. YOU DID. So what if you haven’t slept in a week. THAT’S HOW IT GOES.
You’re a wonder. You’re strong. You are fierce. Record that.
This newly minted family of three did just those things, and can guarantee that 1, 5, 20+ years from now they’re going to be so grateful for a visual reminder of this time in their lives.
Oh, and I highly encourage props if that suits you. Especially if it’s a giant bottle of maple syrup because you and your friends like to boil your own.
(But pro-tip on that one – a cold bottle of syrup is not cuddly for a newborn baby, so use an empty bottle and fill it with warm water!)
nh newborn photography at home by Melissa Koren Photography. You can see more of my work online at melissakoren.com and also on Facebook and Instagram! If you’d rather contact me directly, please email me at email@example.com!