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So familiar... | Calgary newborn photographer

I’ve spent a bit of time this week going through old movies and photos of when my boys were young… photos and videos I haven’t looked at in years. One of my favourite families just had a second child. I photographed their first son as a newborn, at 6 months and again at one year and just last week I had the honour of meeting their new little guy and photographing him. The two boys are 20 months apart just like my boys. Their oldest was born in July, just like our oldest and their youngest in March, just like ours. It was pretty neat watching the boys together and how they are as a family of four now. It was all so familiar. I remember how, after just a day in the hospital, I came home and suddenly my oldest (who had been my baby up until then) seemed so big. He felt big when I picked him up, he looked older… he suited that big brother role even though he didn’t quite understand it and how that new baby just fit into an existing family as though he was always there.

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It goes by way too fast... | Calgary child photographer

That first year, I don’t know where it goes. There are times when you have a screaming baby in your arms and you feel like you’ll never be free again, and then there are times you wish it would all slow down. Slow down long enough to enjoy every last moment, every new sound, every new look, everything. People warn you it goes by too quickly but until that first year passes by, you don’t fully realize just how fast it goes. How quickly they turn from this helpless little thing that just wants cuddled all day to a funny little independent voice that is ready to take on the world. Really… at one? It’s shocking. And those next 5 years, seem to fly by even faster.

All we can do is enjoy the ride. Savour little moments and squeeze them as tight as we can.

It’s always a privilege when clients ask me to capture that first year. I recently did Sloane’s one year photo shoot. Here’s a favourite from her newborn and her 6 month session along with some from her (almost) one year.

(ask me about my baby love package… three sessions of your choice to cover maternity/newborn to one year, the digital files and one gorgeous hardcover book in the end)

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