I know what it is to be a brand new mum, with a brand new baby.
I know what it is to go from being a couple one moment, to a family the next.
It honestly doesn’t feel like a whole four years have passed since we went from “Bruce & Jess” to “the Roth family” (and even more surreal was the transition from “I have a son” to “I have children“). The cliches are all true – my favourite is “The days are long but the years are short”.
And that’s why photographing brand new families, who come to visit me holding their tiny bundle that has transformed them forever, is absolutely my favourite thing to do.
I typically prepare prospective newborn clients by encouraging them to book early, and mentally prepare for getting themselves ready and out the door for photos in the first 5-14 days of their baby’s life. They may be tired and overwhelmed, but it’s worth it to capture those first days. Another cliche – “They’re only little for such a short time” – it’s sad but true. And you know what? Almost every new parent who walks into my studio actually looks a million bucks, and is coping really well!
Every new bub is special. So so precious. But there’s just something extra amazing about a family with their first baby.
Meet Harrison, his lovely parents, and his mate Jasper (who is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, which is just about the best name for a dog breed I’ve ever heard!). Jasper was such a gentle giant – he’s actually not that huge, but I have Miniature Dachshunds, so pretty much any dog over a foot tall is big!
How cute is Harrison’s little fox hat & moose, made by his grandma in Canada.
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