Well you may have seen a recent post of mine about my newborn photography business, Jessica Mitchell Photography, reaching the ripe age of 1 year recently! It took some time of planning and researching, but I was more than ready to get back behind the camera. I had no idea where this would take me – whether I’d fall in love (what I was hoping), or if I’d pack up my macro, tail between my legs, and chalk it up to failure. I was one more aspiring newborn photographer, ready to wrap my arms around precious little ones and capture their first portraits, ones that should be cherished for several life times, wow, that’s a lot of pressure. I now gush with pride to say I’m a newborn photographer! 🙂
Not long after, my first little one arrived. She was sweet and beautiful and simply perfect. Holding her in my arms, watching her fall asleep, I knew I’d chosen a heavenly age to photograph. This was not only going to feed my creative spirt, it was going to be emotionally fulfilling. More recently, I happened upon a quote shared by sweet newborn photographer friend of mine – I immediately died and went to quote heaven.
“Whomever I’m photographing, I sort of fall in love with, or rather my camera falls in love with them. It could be a boy or a girl, because it’s all a fantasy. It’s fiction. […] I feel like there is a sense that you really have to love someone to photograph them. Not in an intimate sense, but I have to fall in love with someone with my camera to make really good pictures of them. It’s almost like I get hypnotized watching them.”
As a newborn photographer, I’m let in on an emotional, loving miracle – the beautiful addition to a family, or a sweet little one that makes a loving man and woman Mommy and Daddy. I cherish this opportunity, and as a woman without children (yet), I’m enchanted every time by the excitement and unconditional love that is undoubtedly real and overwhelming. I love having families to my studio, but love it even more when they invite me into their homes. The home of a new family, the freshly appointed nursery, everyone comfortable in their setting, will often accelerate such emotion because it can be felt in every corner – full of excitement, hope, and love.
Little to say, newborn photography, children photography, and family photography has been so rewarding to me. I love the people I get to meet, the friendships I make, and the time spent with each and every person I have the pleasure of photographing. I took a little time today to look back on the photos I’ve made of the last year, the one thing that stuck out was, wow I’ve photographed a lot of girls! So, it the spirt of a girly year, here are a few of my favorite little beauties all together looking oh so precious!
xo Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx Newborn Photographer
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