One of my most favorite things about documentary photography is being able to capture the honest, real-life moments when families are feeling the most connected. It is within these little moments where I find my magic and I love it. Those moments of welcoming a baby home are no different.
This amazingly talented mama is a photographer here in Phoenix and I’m so grateful to call her friend. Congratulations to this sweet and beautiful new family of four!
When asking if there was anything she felt she wanted to say, she said these words that couldn’t be more true:
“After having two little ones, I’ve realized just how important and sacred the first 40 days postpartum are. My grandmother stresses that it is important for us to be still because our body needs to heal. So that means no chores or too much movement. Even if we think we are fine and strong (which we are! There’s no doubt about that!) Just rest. Ask someone else to take care of the home and just let go. You’ll never get this recovery time again and you’ll never get these precious moments back. Your body and your heart will be grateful.”
Watch their story in motion below, and view the pictures from their session <3