The hospital was still on lock down due to the flu and Raeannie didn’t know when her sweet boy would return from the nursery (for a routine procedure). We were nearing visiting hours being over but I made my way to the Mother and Baby Unit and insisted that we would be photographing her new baby that morning. Luckily the staff at Winchester Medical Center is very accommodating because we were able to document their hospital stay in a way that I think they will cherish forever.
I love the newness. The peaceful enjoyment that encompasses the room of a brand new life. There are so many feelings associated with a new baby. Anxiety about taking them home, how their siblings will feel about them, how much sleep you will get. I love getting to step back with the family and cherish all that is new and real about a brand new child. Hearing the birth story is my favorite and a close second is getting to hear the new baby noises.
Raeannie and Jairus, thank you for allowing me in to document this momentous time in your lives. I couldn’t be happier and I know it is the same for you!
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