Getting to be part of something this special is pretty amazing. Capturing real, genuine emotion is what I love most about photography, and is ultimately why I love weddings. This type of intimate shoot is similar in the sense that it is a once in a lifetime event, and that is why this type of photography really speaks to my soul.
Since Samm knew she would be having a c-section, we had the date and a rough time nailed down in advance. I met her family at the hospital and waited for Samm, and the newest addition to the Varner family to come out of recovery. (they didn't know the gender of the baby) From there, I spent the morning photographing Mesa's first time nursing, and her parents admiring the new life they created together. I was there to capture Mesa meeting her big Brother as well as her grandparents. I was also in on her first bath, and made sure to get a lot of photos of that amazing head of hair. Those first few days are such a blur for parents, and I hope this collection of photos helps preserve those first memories made with their new daughter.
Enjoy the sneak peek, and thank you so much Samm for allowing me to share these. Your full gallery is almost ready!