I got an email late one night from another photographer. She had an old college friend she was supposed to be doing a newborn session for in the morning but she was sick and didn’t want to expose the baby. She asked if I could take on a new client on short notice. I said of course and when she told me he was a NICU baby I immediately felt a bond with his parents.
NICU’s are Amazing
See my youngest was born with a cleft lip and spent some time in the NICU, my nephew was born with a cleft palate and also spent time in the NICU. Plus my sister is a NICU nurse and I saw first hand the miracles they perform when I visited her at work. So hearing that this little guy spent some time in the NICU I knew how stressful things had been for his parents. I wanted to make sure their newborn session was a non-stressful as possible!
This little guy was a complete angel for his session and his parents weren’t too shabby either! I told them they had one job today and that was to relax and just love on their son. As expected they were spectacular at it and I ended up with some new favorite photos for my portfolio!
In Their Words
“The majority of our time was spent doting over the baby while Melissa caught all the right natural moments in just the right light. Looking back at the photos, I’m so glad we were able to capture those very early days when he was still so tiny. We loved working with Melissa and would recommend her to anyone!” – Meredith & Ben
Small Miracle | DC Newborn Photographer
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