“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
They say time is elastic, and time certainly bends in the days and weeks after a new baby arrives. After each of my own children was born, I remember the paradoxical feeling that they were so very new, and yet life before they were born seemed like a completely different era.
Of course, this is a time of adjustment. Lack of sleep, loads and loads of laundry… As parents, we know there is an expanded sequence we step through that, if we are being honest, can be challenging for sure. But our hearts and worlds are expanding as well, and somehow, we find ways to do (most of) it.
The part we most hope to remember though is the bliss of the divine moments that stand outside of time. The simple magic of curling up with these warm bundles of hope and listening to their sweet sounds. Watching the family care for and love their new baby. Life in the nest can have moments so beautiful and so real, they can serve to inspire us through the uphill parts. To tease out this feeling, isolate these beautiful bits, and focus simply on this pure sweetness amidst the rest… The joy of photographing this is that we can help these times continue to exist outside of time.
I hope you enjoy this little peek into our session. There was so much sweetness captured, and I have been getting to enjoy it a second time as I put together this beautiful family’s gallery.