"We never know the love of a parent, till we become parents ourselves"
-Henry Ward Beecher
One of the greatest honors as a newborn photographer is being able to photograph first time parents. There is something so special about these sessions. Because becoming a parent for the very first time changes your life, it changes who you are, it changes how you see the world. You prepared for months for the day you saw his face and held him in your arms for the first time, and no matter how you imagined it, it was nothing like the actual moment when you saw his face and held him in your arms for the first time. You never knew that you could love like this before. You knew you would love your child, but you had no idea just how powerful that love could be. You quickly realize, your entire life, your entire world, is wrapped up in this tiny person. And from that moment on, nothing would be the same again. For you are now a mother. You look down at your little boy, and you see yourself, you see your husband. And you have never had more purpose in your life before.
I absolutely love how simple and timeless these black and white portraits are of this beautiful family of three! But, what you can't tell from these images is that sweet baby Emmett had the best red hair! I'm a sucker for redheads (and secretly wished I was one), so we had to capture his beautiful head full of red hair for his parents to remember forever. After all, neither of his parents predicted red hair when the imagined what their baby boy would look like. I love fun surprises like that. And I am sure that baby Emmett will be full of surprises for the rest of his life.
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Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple and timeless maternity, newborn, family, baby and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.
I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.