Three newborns. Three. Can you even imagine it? I can’t. Two boys, and one girl. My parents once told me that there isn’t much difference in having two children and having four or five. It’s just another mouth to feed. But, three all at the same time. Glorious. When i walked into their house so many feelings rushed over me, remembering the stage they were in and remembering how hard it was with just one. But these two weren’t stumbling, they were embracing it and they were winning.
Walking away from the session, I had a wave of emotions come over me. I remember thinking after we brought Jonas home, we’re photographers… we will take hundreds of photos of him and our typical days spent together. And yes, we did (a little) but there’s something about having someone else capture it for you. We even had a photographer friend offer to come over and do it for us, and I’m not sure if it was hormones, timing, or a combination of still feeling like “we got this” but it never happened and I regret it. I regret it so much, Jonas was never that squishy little guy but he was little-er and I’m about 100 percent positive that I don’t have any photos of the three of us together. So if there is anything I’ve learned since having a child, is that you can’t buy back time and I will always have conflicting feelings about being photographed… but dang it. Just do it. If not for you, do it for them. You will never regret it.
And more importantly, make prints. Being of the digital age we have it so easy; keeping our images on computers, social media, or whatever device you use… print your images! We just made an Artifact Uprising book of all the instagram pictures of Jonas, and we absolutely love it!
Meet William, Jack and Madeline….