I couldn’t count how many times I’ve been asked- why this? Why photography, and specifically, why newborns? Why choose an area that, on a good day, you are only pooped on once and screamed at twice? For me, the answer is simple- it’s the feeling. This unnerving feeling of a challenge that I experience before each session. The thought that I may not be good enough, but a challenge I’m willing to face daily. The middle of the night calls that a first time mom is in labor. To be one of the first to hear of a new pregnancy, to celebrate a first birthday, and then…. a new addition. The trust I receive from parents who hand over their baby knowing that I am able to safely handle them while creating heirloom art. Sitting and crying with a new mom, happy tears and sad ones. Handwritten letters of appreciation for freezing a moment in time that will soon be forgotten. Being called “the baby whisperer”- unless it’s by my husband when I can’t find a way to settle our own children. (Baby magic exists only in the studio =) ) Being able to remember the names of the hundreds of newborns I’ve met, although I can’t remember my own name somedays.
The babies and their families that come into my studio through the years impact me. Each and every one. The ones who I spend an hour with and the ones who have become lifelong friends. I’m so grateful for this thing called a “job”, and I couldn’t imagine getting this feeling anywhere else in life.
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Love by Lindey specializes in newborn, baby, first year, family and maternity photography in Shreveport, Louisiana and the surrounding north Louisiana areas including but not limited to Bossier City and Ruston. Please “like” us on Facebook.