A few years ago, a friend asked if I would take newborn portraits of her third baby. She didn't even know back then whether a third baby was in the cards, but she reserved me just in case. Well sweet Maddie arrived in September, and I gladly obliged.
I encourage clients to choose wraps or backdrops for newborn photos that hold some sort of significance. Before Maddie arrived, her mama posted a photo of a nursery wall hanging she had created using handkerchiefs from the soon-to-be-baby's great-grandparents and dear family friends. I texted her right away to ask if we could use it as a backdrop for the in-home lifestyle session we had planned. She loved the idea.
I hope these portraits will remind Maddie's family not only of the preciously fleeting first days of Maddie's life, but also of the special people represented in the squares surrounding her.
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I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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