Love the Second Time Around {Main Line Family Photographer}

Watching a couple grow from the daunting stages of being brand new parents with a tiny newborn to seasoned parents with a toddler and their second baby is an honor.  This family has been with me since the earlier stages of my business.  I still remember talking to mom before her daughter was born.  We discussed how it seems impossible to love this second child as much as we already did the first.  That your heart was capable of that much love.  However, as all parents with multiple children know, that of course it is possible.  There is no limit on how many people you can love, even though, since you love your first child so much, it does seem impossible.  Once we got to see each other in person, we got to have a giggle at how silly we both were being since our hearts did explode with love once again.

Let us travel back in time just a few years to see their first born’s newborn session.  A future Notre Dame football player in the making.  Brand new parents trying to figure out this new world they were thrown into…baptism by fire.

Fast forward a few years, a cohesive family unit that operates like a well oiled machine.  Everyone working together and giggling along the way.

There is something so wonderful about watching a daddy with his little girl, maybe it is because she looks so much smaller in her father’s arms or maybe it is how gentle a father is with a daughter.

The first born usually has to deal with quite a transition when a new sibling comes around.  They were used to being the primary focus of both parents attention and now that focus needs to be shared.  I too am the oldest and try to be very aware of this feeling for the oldest child.  Every newborn session with an older sibling usually gets alone time with me and this little boy was happy to participate.  We had fun on his swing set during a beautiful summer day.

Every mom knows that they must multi task.  Snuggling with a good book is a wonderful way to give attention to both children.  These are the moments that every parent should have captured because they are what you will miss the most…the quiet moments together.

I love seeing images from previous sessions scattered about a house.  It warms my heart that they treasure those memories.

This was once her big brother’s bedroom.  Previously done in tans and navy blue with a hint of football.  It has now been transformed into a beautiful pink bedroom that any little girl would adore.  I love the attention to detail that mom has put into everything.  Her secret…most things came from either Etsy or Homegoods.  That is my kind of girl.  :O)

I love this mobile…another etsy find.

Aren’t these valences just precious?

Who wouldn’t want to spend time playing in a beautiful, sun filled nursery like this one?

I encourage all parents to get into the shots with their children.  These are moments that are not only captured for you but for your children.  Believe me when I say that they do not look for flaws like we do.  When they see an image with their parent they see love.  These are moments they will treasure as an adult.  The reason why people run back into burning buildings.  They are memories that make them feel safe and whole when they are adults.

Connection is one of my favorite moments to capture.  The touch, the squeeze, the handholding, and the eye contact are all ways we connect with each other.  I love how you can see the strong bond between these two already.  There is something so special between a mother and daughter relationship.  I know I would be lost without my mom.

At last, a few of the beautiful angel.

Congratulations {S} family…you are beautiful together.

Hello Friends

My name is Claire and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing the Philadelphia Metro Area/Delaware Valley and beyond.

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