This past May I donated a newborn hospital Session to be auctioned off with The Big Picture Project. This program is ran by an awesome photographer here in St. Louis, and I am just so excited I was able to donate towards it!! Make sure you go check out their website and donate if you are able to! If there are any other auctions in the future, I will let you all know!!
I have to admit I was SUPER nervous that I was not going to have any bidders on my item. It was like having flashbacks to highschool when I was auctioned off to dance with someone at the Valentines Dance and I had my best friend (who I gave $20 bucks) bid on me if no one did! LOL Well, she bid on me, and she won. Fast forward some years to now. Oh best friend… I need your help again!! lol
Turns out I did have a few bidders on my item, which I was very VERY shocked and excited about! (thank you if you were bidding!) And one of them was a fellow photographer, which was even more exciting (and nerve wracking!)
Maya won the auction as the highest bidder, and she just happens to be an amazing newborn & family photographer with Sunflower Life Photography.
Maya and her adorable family welcomed Mila into the family on August 9th. She was welcomed with love, kisses, and squeezes (and probably even a few slaps!! 🙂 ) by her big Sister and brother.
Big brother was meeting the new little sister for the first time. But really, he just wanted see his momma!! <3
Big sis did not wanna leave Mila’s side! She just wanted to hold and touch her new baby sister. I mean really, can you blame her?!
Mila was having some eating & tummy issues. So we had lots of swaddles and shusshing in our session. But she was still sweet as can be! And I like how I captured dad shusshing his new little girl to comfort!! <3
I love me some newborn chubby cheeks!!
Got a little glimpses of a smile on the right one… gas… smiles… whatever the cause, still adorable 🙂
Maya was seeing everything from the “moms view” at our session, instead of her normal photographer role! She was nervous we didn’t get anything, she apologized for her kids being a little wound up. But in all honesty, they were great kids, who acted their ages. And we got some really great candid moments of what was happening 🙂 Sounds pretty perfect in my book!!
Mila was undecided if she wanted to open her eyes for our quick little session. She only did for a few seconds, but it was like she knew what that big thing was in her face! I think she knew the sound of the shutter from “working with her mom” for the last 9 months!!
Welcome to the world Miss Mila! And congratulations Maya & Bryan on your new, perfect little family of 5!!