A few weeks back I had the pleasure of photographing Alex and Rachel for a maternity session when Rachel was 8+ months pregnant. They were fabulous – super relaxed, clearly in love and looking forward to the arrival of Clementine. We had a great time and you can see the those results here.
We talked about the benefits of doing the post baby-shoot sooner than later. Of course no one knows how life changes after a newborn comes home so I was surprised when I got the “Clementine was born!!” call just 4 days after the birth. Even more amazing was that Rachel was in labor for two days. How she and Alex looked so amazing and together just 5 days after that experience is beyond me.
They were happy, enjoying themselves and bonding the little with one. Clementine is adorable of course and eating well which anyone with kids knows is also no easy task. I have to say they are doing great. I’m sure it also helps to have their family around. Rachel’s mom and dad were in from Chicago and Alex’s family is local so they are very well supported.
Rachel and Alex – congrats on your beautiful new family. Best of luck in the many semi-sleepless nights to come (Clementine is still after all a baby). And I feel obligated to pass on the advice that my good friend Arthur gave me when Lucius was just a few months old: “Always remember, they will never be this small again.” That really helped me when things got tough so I pass it on to you.
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