When a family invites me to their newborn photographer, it is an honor. Having a newborn is such a tender time for families and when you add in siblings it becomes even more special. The exhaustion, confusion, and joy of parenthood all collide together in a field of emotions when a newborn joins the family. Whether it is your first child or your 10th, the first 48-hours of life for a newborn and life for parents can be an emotional roller coaster. Parents are trying to figure everything out and remembering how it all works and the babes are figuring out what life is like on the outside. By photographing this time, families are able to relive these moments once the shell shock of having a newborn wears off. And years from now when the newborn is older they will be able to tell them all about what it was like right after they were born.
Every family chooses to birth babies in their own way. Some families deliver babies at home, while others welcome them into the world in a hospital. No one way is the right way, it is a matter of personal choice and what feels right for the family. For this family, delivering their baby at Denver St. Joseph’s Hospital felt just right to them.
This Denver family recently welcomed their third child, and this time it was a boy. His oldest sister eagerly entered the room wanting to meet him and especially hold him. She was becoming a big sister for the second time, so being around a newborn was not completely foreign to her. Her younger sister, who went from the baby to the middle child in a matter of minutes, was much more dubious but came around in the end.
Thanks to these guys for welcoming me into their world and allowing me to preserve the real, sweet, sleep deprived, funny, heartwarming and exhausting moments that come along with having newborn and two older sisters, all under age five. You’ve got this mom and dad!