Cainen {2 days} | Watertown, SD Newborn & Hospital Photographer

Cainen | Fresh 48 Session


I know I've said it every single time, but I'll say it again... these are my absolute favorite sessions. There is something about a brand new baby that just warms your heart. Their fresh smell, their wrinkled or peely feet, their little squirms and funny noises. Everything about it is new, exciting and beautiful. And nothing makes my photographer heart happier than getting to capture all those joys (and so much more) for a growing family. Because we all know these moments are blink and they will be just a faint memory. As parents to a brand new baby, you are tired (ok, exhausted!), and the last thing you think about is capturing photos of your new baby to document all those sweet details. I was there, too...4 times. And because of said exhaustion and just plain feeling overwhelmed, only once did I pull out my camera to document any of that. Because I made myself. Because I knew I'd regret it if I didn't.

So this my friends, I urge you. Document these details. These moments. Even if it isn't by a professional photographer, ask a family member or friend. Get in the frame yourself. Don't say "I'll do it later". You may not. They will never be this small again. You will never have those first couple days back. But you can have images capturing that time. You can look back and remember that fine dark hair, that paci that was nearly as big as his face, the fuzz on his cheeks or body, the wrinkled, creased, or peely feet, the way daddy swaddled him, and the way you looked at him in awe and thought to yourself "I can't believe he's here. I can't believe he's mine. He's perfect". 

This was mom & dad's third little blessing. They got to spend the couple days in the hospital alone with their beautiful little man, quietly soaking him in. <3

It was such an absolute honor to capture this for them.