Have you ever been intoxicated from the scent of a newborn’s tiny head? If yes, then I do not need to say another word, but if no, then you are missing out on a little piece of heaven. There is nothing as yummy as the scent of this soft velvety little person in your arms. Do you remember to feel of their tiny fingers and hand around just one of your fingers? How they just hold on instantly? Sure to make your heart melt just as quickly. And don’t let me leave out their tiny corn-niblet toes…toes will never be as cute as when they are that tiny new size. Everything about a newborn is fragile and oh so sweet and nothing more powerful than these itty-bitty beings to bring you to your knees with love and devotion in one tiny heartbeat.
I’m a sucker. I am. I love a good romance and all it encompasses. The looks, the yearning, the tears (happy and sad), and the kisses…oh yes, the kisses. Being able to capture those tiny yet important moments is why I love photography. Looking back at those photos is like hearing an old song or smelling a familiar scent…it takes you right back to that time and place and you get to relive it and feel those feelings. Take a deep breath, a little sigh and enjoy our only known method of time travel…
Maternity sessions always brighten my day. There is something truly magical about a woman’s body about the give birth. The shape, the energy, the soft yet strong ripeness of what is going to come next….new life. Capturing the untethered love that already exists between the about to me new mom and her unseen child is tender and palpable. The bond already exists and the beauty of life that is about to unfold is scary and exciting all at the same time. Love exists on so many levels and there is never a time when love is not the best answer to any question.
Can you feel it? The itch to get away? The dream of wanderlust and adventure? I can. Every year at this time its my girls Spring Break and we all crave a new venue. We hop in the car and head out for the search of hot days filled with nothing to do but relax and nights to wander and find good food in a new town. Even if its just a couple days to recharge and reconnect with one another, its something to look forward to and keeps our tradition alive.
Big swells on a stormy saturday in Santa Barbara