What a beautiful baby this was! I love using non-traditional colors for girls. I used these particular fabrics because I really liked the textures. Also the dark colors are beautiful next to her brand new skin. The only pink was the little knit cap I brought for her to wear. That hat was knitted by my neighbor for my daughter before she was born and I bring it with me to all of my newborn shoots in case it works. Not only does it tickle me to see my daughter's hat in my work, but it reminds of that bond that every mother has to her babe. And that each babe is as special as mine.
Photographing newborns is such a privilege. I am so honored to be a part of the first moments of a child's life. And grateful for the opportunity to hang out with new mamas and papas. I really believe that you don't become a parent right away, but that your child shapes you to be the parent that they need. And for some things you're a natural and sometimes you need to work at it. But looking into the face my children makes me want to move mountains for them. I know her parents feel the same.