Baby Charles: Newborn | Charlotte Nicole - Doula, Photographer & Activist in Houston, TX
This family… our story together starts long before this day, the day that sweet little boy you see smiling there was born. We met in the middle of his very fast entrance into the world, and I am forever grateful for that incredible experience in the first stages of my birth photography career. I am even more grateful, and humbled, that they welcomed me back into that space to document this little one’s grand entrance into the world as well as these lovely moments of their first few days together.
I have grown to care so much for all four of these humans since that day, and I am so happy for the blessings that they have been entrusted with. Their story is not mine to share, but they have been through a lot together before these two boys, and I am forever in awe of their strength and love both as a couple and as parents.
So many Mommas struggle with the idea of their heart being able to withstand the kind of love we feel with our babies, and it’s amazing time and time again the ability our hearts do have the ability to explode in expansion with each new baby. Nothing can prepare us for it, but it just happens.
Just like a mothers heart expands, siblings (if not instantly) come around, too. Having two boys myself, I love to witness the protection and love my older son has for his baby brother and their bond has only grown since the day he was born.
If you have seen much of my work, or been in my office, you know I have a soft spot in my heart for the baby bootie. Charles was not super into the idea, but I still think I got a cute shot of his little butt!
This next image is my favorite capture from their entire newborn gallery. It is the moment I strive to capture, and the moment that is just so pure and screams connection and love, exactly what we all crave, reminding them it’s exactly what they have.
Grandma was nearby and jumped in on some sweet shots with her little men, and I am so glad she did!
I love this family, and the time we have been able to spend together over the last few years, and grateful that distance did not make it impossible to be there for them during this time in their lives.