When the time comes to take newborn photos (or any family photos), you will have experienced the process of creating a human.
Your body alone will have nurtured another being and given it life. You should feel nothing but pride and strength, yet instead, many of us may feel self conscious in what can feel like a foreign self. You may not love this temporary state of your body, you might feel mentally out of sorts or just so tired that you can’t imagine trying to put on makeup for photographs. I went through the same moments in time and in looking back all I wish was that I was kinder to myself (and that I had a single photo of me nursing my baby). My hope for you is that you can embrace the person that you are in the first few weeks of motherhood, let go of what the camera may ‘see’ and focus on the love that we will capture together. I promise, no-one will be looking at your tummy, or your chin — they will be obsessing over the way you touch your little one, the way you and your partner look into their eyes and how tiny (and freaking cute) this little humans toes are!