If you are on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th or what ever is your number “last” baby, I challenge you to look at these pictures and not melt...
Baby number one is quite overwhelming and it can easily feel like you miss a lot of it. So by the next baby you are prepared to really indulge in every single detail, and savour the moments forever, so huge is the surprise when you realise that the “last” baby is just one big fast forward experience! Try as you might, there is no slowing down, they shoot through the phases and the baby slips away before you very eyes, and it is so emotional to let that last baby go!
I am obviously in this hormonal “refusing to let my last baby grow up” stage of life, and hence I have really struggled to edit this shoot. I am expected to only select the very best pictures, but what a hopeless task! I look at the images and I just see perfect pure baby, and I can’t take any of them out, because as a mum, I would want them all. I think this is exactly the baby stage we all want to bottle and hold onto forever?
The images of her holding her muslin aren’t even “real” images, they are just in-between pictures but they are my absolute favourites, they sum up everything about this baby stage. Imagine being able to take such comfort from a piece of fabric and just being cuddled all day long!
And needless to say I love the images with her mum as well! It has been my mission for years to get mums in the picture, and I do believe that these kind of images will be treasured by everyone in the family for generations. Don’t you enjoy finding baby pictures of yourself with your mum? Don’t you enjoy seeing baby pictures of your mum with your grandparents? What an amazing little time capsule to look back at, the closest you will ever get to freezing your very last baby moments in time xxx