This sweet mom reached out to me after seeing another mom and me session to schedule her own. She actually found me through one of my clients who I had the absolute pleasure of photographing for maternity and newborn. A 6 month milestone session is the perfect time to get some sweet, cuddly photos with your baby. They have enough core strength and neck support at this age to be able to be held upright comfortably and even sit.
When we originally spoke, this sweet mom told me she regretted not having done maternity photos during her pregnancy. Being pregnant isn’t always amazing for everyone, and can have us feeling all sorts of things and emotions. It isn’t easy, and sometimes you really truly do feel like you are not good enough for photos. (A sentiment that truly makes me feel sad for moms who say this. Let me tell you, you ARE always deserving!) Post-partum was also not easy for this mama, and I am so happy I was able to help her feel like herself again for portraits with her little lady!
Many times parents are concerned with baby being cooperative for any type of session, especially for little ones this young. Babies’ attention span at this age is notoriously short. Luckily, a little bit of Miss Rachel saved our day with this princess. We also took some breaks for nursing, and mom asked to capture some nursing images as well. I absolutely LOVE that we caught this moment. Breastfeeding or nursing is such an important part of many new moms’ lives that it is special to be able to capture it in this beautiful way.
Related: You can read about my personal breastfeeding & nursing journey HERE.
You were an absolute joy to photograph, thank you for allowing me to capture these memories for you and letting you “get your pink back” as you said! <3 Hugs.
Sofia Ribeiro is an NJ Newborn photographer serving Elizabeth, Cranford, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, Clark, Rahway, Linden, and other Union County, NJ towns, as well as Essex, Sussex, Bergen, Morris, Somerset, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties in North and Central New Jersey. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Facebook!