What a difference a day makes… A world of difference for this third time Mum-to-be, who gave birth to beautiful baby Elwood less than 24 hours after her maternity photography session! Worries about snow getting in the way of a prospective dash to the hospital were a hot topic when we did the shoot. The bag was packed and the nursery was being painted and so it was lovely to take some time to pause and draw breath, marvelling at how another stage in this families’ life was about to start.
As it turned out the snow had yet to arrive in London when baby Elwood decided to make his appearance but it was falling thick and fast when he was having his first official photoshoot. It always amazes me how tiny new babies can just transport you into that warm fuzzy place where you realise that so many of the things we spend time fussing and worrying about, really don’t matter at all. Elwood was just three days old in his newborn photographs, happy just to feed, sleep and be adored. When I got the news that he had arrived so soon after our maternity photoshoot, I thought it would be fun to take one image of him in his Mum’s arms right where I had photographed her a few days earlier. I absolutely loved shooting these maternity and newborn photographs, they make me smile and probably will for a long time – enjoy!