Chattanooga Newborn Photographer – There’s Something About First-Time Parents

To say I love my job as a Chattanooga newborn photographer is an understatement.  I love the sounds babies make and the way they smell.  I love watching them startle reflexively and I love the little faces they make when they’re dreaming.  I love their furry little bodies and their newness.  I love their parents – their somehow stunning-despite-being-sleep-deprived mommas and their tired-but-swoony daddies.  I love scared-but-excited big siblings.  I love it all.  But first-time parents have this spot in my heart that’s a little bigger.  I love the wonder and the awe in their voices – that THEY ferried this little human safely into the world after a scant 40 weeks.  I love that they are excited and nervous at the same time and eager and timid all at once.  I love that they are less than two weeks into parenthood and have a lifetime of discovery ahead of them.  I love that all of the amazing memories I have of being a parent for the first time – the milestone celebrations (however small!) and the triumphs of overcoming hurdles will become everything to them, just as they did for me and for the zillions of parents who walked before them.  These sessions – sessions of first babies – just fill me with so. much. joy.  So, I have to say a huge thank you to Dr. Wessels of Allied Pediatrics for referring this family to me!  (If, by the way, you’re looking for a pediatrician in Chattanooga, Dr. Wessels is just a phenomenal choice.  I cannot tell you how much I respect her!)

 

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This little angel wasn’t super into sleeping at first.  She fought like a champ, but we stuck her up against her mommy’s chest and let her breathe in the sweet scent of her mama and it didn’t take long before she was happily dreaming – peaceful and content.

 

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I mean… Really?  Does that not make you smile?  Love.  Just… love.

 

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Oh baby girl, those lips.   That little bit of dark hair.  That creamy skin.   I die.  I just love how perfectly beautiful babies are.

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On behalf of all parents, welcome to the club!  Welcome to a journey that is exhilarating, exhausting, exasperating and exquisite.  Welcome.  I know you’re going to do a fabulous job!  And thank you for letting me be a part of your first days!

Love,

Melissa

Your Chattanooga Photographer (and cheerleader!)

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Chattanooga Newborn Photographer – Lennon and Lawson’s Twin Newborn Session

I’m absolutely giddy to introduce you to Lawson (the little guy with the dreamy smile) and his 6-minute-older big sister, Lennon!  I am still prone to goosebumps when I recall their birth!  Because they were teeny and a bit early, both kiddos had to spend a little time in the NICU but were none the worse for their stay there.  When I got ahold of these two, they were breathtakingly beautiful.  Nursing like superstars, and sleeping similarly, they made their session an absolute dream. You’ve heard of people spoiling  babies, of course, but these babies spoiled their newborn photographer for sure!

 

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From the moment they entered the world, you could see Lennon is a miniature version of her stunning mommy.  She has to-die-for skin and the most incredible little lips.

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Little Lawson is just like his daddy – with lighter skin and eyelashes for days.

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My goodness.  It’s amazing to me to see twins together outside the womb.  Their connection, their love, their instinct for touch… They’re such special little people, twins are.  Even though my own girl twins are nearly 5 years old, I *still* look at them in amazement that they lived and grew together inside me.

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Proud Dad marveling at his two little miracle babies.  Oh, my heart!

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And… I spy two big sisters who are beyond happy to have these little bits to snuggle!  I know Lawson is going to be spoiled sweet with his THREE big sisters!  I just love it!

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Sweet babes, you are the light in so many eyes.  I know you’ll grow big and strong and happy surrounded by love and affection.  Thanks to your amazing family for allowing me to spend time with you and indulge the snuggle-cravings I’ve had since the day you were born!

Love,

Melissa

Your Chattanooga Newborn Photographer

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