Newborn Photography

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While Mom and Dad catch a much needed nap in the next room, she quietly snuggles our new granddaughter and studies her, our Spencer Grey.  I snap away from out in the hallway trying to capture them both, my girl, a new grandmother – a babcia, and the little girl we just met a few days ago.  And as I watch them through my lens she is slowly taken to quiet tears by the little face and the words of a Polish lullaby softly drifting from her phone.  They are tears of joy, of welcoming, a sort of melancholy happiness born of an old familiar song and a new exciting life.  I’m forced to lower the camera and dry my eyes as the viewfinder has somehow clouded up.

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The shots are black and white.  There are no headbands or flower pots, no soft pastels or bright highlights – those pictures will come, and soon, but not now.  I confess that my photos are influenced more by the likes of Dorothea Lange than Anne Geddes but that’s alright.  I’m okay with that.

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These, to me, are meaningful newborn photos.

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Welcome Spencer Grey, we’ve been waiting to meet you.

 

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