The number one piece of advice that people gave me when I was a brand new mom was, “enjoy it; it goes by so fast.” On some level, I knew it was true, but I didn’t fully understand it. Then I lived it, and she grew and changed right before my eyes, faster than my human brain could even process. Just when I think I have her little face memorized, it changes again. It all happens so fast, that you can only remember little snippets of things, and before you know it, you’re planning their second birthday party and wondering where in the world all the time went. It’s the most heartbreakingly beautiful journey I’ve ever been on, and it has forced me to learn how to be more present; just one of the many gifts motherhood has given me. I bet you can guess what my go-to advice is for all new moms now. :)
These newborn family sessions are even more special to me now than they were before I became a mother, because I’m fully aware of the fact that these moments are fleeting and the details of them will be forgotten. I’m so grateful that Kim and Angelo invited me in to document this incredibly special time in their lives. Lilly is one lucky little girl to have these two as parents.