If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.
I’m not really sure who originally said that but I sure do love this statement and wholeheartedly agree.
Babies are the best, especially newborns. Who doesn’t love that sweetness? Watching them just move and stretch and smile in their sleep…ah, I just love it. I really just get amazed at how precious life is and the miracle that IS life. When I look at these tiny perfect little human beings, I just melt.
I have always said having a baby is awesome on so many levels. It is awesomely life-changing, awesomely scary and painful and best of all awesomely amazing at how much unconditional love you can feel for something so tiny.
When thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, I always knew that I wanted to work with kids in some capacity and I loved photography. But then life happened, I got married and had four awesome kids; three boys and then a baby girl. Being a mom is one of the best decisions I have ever made and the most important job I have. It isn’t always cake and flowers, but it is so worth it. I’d been a stay at home mom for years and wanted to start pursuing my other passion. My newborn daughter was my first model and I have not stopped since. I have found my passion in photographing newborns, babies and expectant mamas. I love everything that has to do with babies and being a mom.
Even now, I still can’t get enough of how precious newborns are. This time in their little new lives is so fleeting and is gone before you know it. Capturing these moments before they pass is just so special. When you are a new mom, it can be so overwhelming and exhausting, to say the least. I love that I can give parents something to look back on and say, “Oh remember how tiny he or she was”! Being a newborn and maternity photographer is the perfect outlet for me. It allows me to be the mom I want to be to my kiddos and it also gives me a creative outlet which I love and that is good for my soul. Besides that, I get to cuddle these sweet and amazing newborns and make expectant mamas feel beautiful, because they are. The beginning of new life is truly a miraculous and beautiful thing. I am blessed to have been able to do it four times and blessed to be able to capture it for others. I love my job, and as the saying goes, I never feel like I am working.
I love looking at newborn baby posts. Those tiny little bundles are so precious and they don’t stay little very long. It must be great having a photography business and doing what you love. Keep them coming, Stephanie. Your work is beautiful.