Kids & Family: A Wish for Baby

outdoor portrait of expecting mom in lace maxi dress by Robin Reiss Photography

“Being the eldest of four girls and part of a very large extended family, I always knew I wanted a big family. I envisioned myself surrounded by my own bevy of smiling, wriggling and boisterous children,” Heather explains. “As an OB/GYN, after all, it is my practice and my privilege to be a part of the extraordinary events of pregnancy and childbirth… It seemed there could be nothing more natural, or expected, than having a child, and nothing more precious. So I never imagined I would find myself struggling to start the family of my dreams.” She and her husband waited four long years, hoping and praying that one day they would be able to welcome home a child of their own. Then, after struggling through difficult medical interventions and a complicated pregnancy, Heather brought beautiful baby girl Emerson into the world on August 28th. Robin Reiss Photography helped the couple document this special time. “We knew we wanted something special to capture this miraculous little girl’s entrance into our lives. Her baby photos by Robin Reiss are just that,” reflects new mom Heather. We quite agree. The unfolding images tell a story of the love of two parents as they await the arrival of their precious child and of their excitement to bring a baby into their lives. Giving nod to Emerson’s name and her namesake’s (the famous Ralph Waldo Emerson) reverence for the beauty of the natural world, two settings were chosen for the session — a green backdrop and their nature-themed nursery. To complement the lushness of Mother Nature, props made by close friends and family members were incorporated and added a soft touch to the photos. Heather noted: “Capturing Emerson in the light of a natural setting allowed us to focus on the honest and simple beauty of our family — the baby, the mother, the father. Untouched, free and unrefined — the way it is supposed to be, the way I always envisioned.” Her words ring true yet again — these uncomplicated, simple shots of baby Emerson and her mommy and daddy truly highlight the extraordinary experience of growing a family with the one you love!

pregnant woman in lace maxi laying in grass field by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
expecting mother in lace maxi standing in grassy field by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
portrait of expecting parents in Florida forest by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
portrait pregnant woman sitting on wooden chair on dirt road by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
mom holding newborn wrapped in white blanket by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
new mom laying her baby down on bed by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
newborn baby girl wrapped in blanket lined with lace by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
baby resting its head on cat by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
newborn baby cuddled up with cat by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
baby sleeping in blanket-lined basket on dirt road by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography
new mom holding her baby girl while standing in grass field by Robin Reiss Photography
Photography by: Robin Reiss Photography

Thank you Robin Reiss Photography for sharing this darling session!

~Audra

Photographer: Robin Reiss Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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