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The Days Before and After with Baby Sophia | Maternity + Newborn

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September 14, 2021

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The days before and after your baby arrives are so special. Throughout your pregnancy you prepare for the things they need, you question who they’ll look like, and you dream about their future. While you’re going through it, those nine+ months will feel like an eternity. But I can promise you this, on the other side of it you’ll realize just how quickly it went by. Please don’t let this time pass you by without scheduling a maternity session.

I don’t say this because I am a Houston maternity and newborn photographer. I say this because I am a Mom too. I’ve done this three times and with each pregnancy, I longed to hold onto it just a little bit longer. And though it’s different and I cannot physically be pregnant with those same babies, the maternity photos I took take me back to those feelings, and that Mama, is priceless.

When I feel like being nostalgic (because we all do that on their birthday, right?) I love to place a maternity and newborn photo side by side. Seeing that before and after with just weeks in between, always amazes me.

Baby Sophia: Before and After

This beautiful mama, Erin, knew she wanted a maternity and newborn session to remember this season of life and to one day share with her baby girl. We photographed both sessions in my studio in The Heights, and Erin looked absolutely stunning. She chose several different looks for her studio maternity session and then a beautiful blue floral dress that coordinated well for the newborn session.

Photo of Mom pregnant on the left and baby girl at newborn session on the right. Photos by Fresh Light Photography.

The photo on the right of Sophia is one of my favorite newborn photos to take. During a newborn session, I let baby take the lead with posing. Not only do they tend to look more comfortable, but it’s also likely how they were in utero and that’s a beautiful image to have.

Studio maternity session in The Heights in Houston. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Mom sitting on chair in floral dress for maternity photos. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Intimate maternity photos in studio. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Intimate maternity photos in studio. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Mom celebrates pregnancy with maternity photoshoot. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Maternity photoshoot before baby's arrival. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Newborn swaddles in white. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Baby girl curled up for newborn photos. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Baby girl sleeping. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Newborn details of lips. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Dad holding his baby girl in his hands. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Details of baby girls hands curled up. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Baby girl curled up sleeping on her stomach. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Backlit photo of parents and baby girl. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Mom and Dad holding their daughter that's smiling at them. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Dad holding his baby girl. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Newborn baby girl snuggled up on Dad's chest. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Dad holding baby girl and Mom looking over at her. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.Baby girl snuggled up on Mom and Dad. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.Mom and Dad holding their daughter and she smiles during newborn photoshoot with Fresh Light Photography.
Baby girl newborn session in studio in Houston Heights. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Family portrait during newborn session with Houston Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Mom holding sleeping baby on chest for newborn photos with Fresh Light Photography.Studio newborn session in The Heights. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.
Studio newborn session in The Heights. Photo by Fresh Light Photography.

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