Ivy | 12 Days New | Ventura County Newborn Photographer

I was so lucky to squeeze in a last-minute session with baby Ivy. She was just a dream to photograph with those yummy cheeks of hers. I do tend to book up a couple of months in advance, but every so often I have room for last-minute sessions and I do my best to get them to work in my schedule. I feel like with newborn sessions, you’ll never regret getting these sweet, sleepy images of your baby, but I’ve heard so many times over and over how parents regret not doing them for their firstborns, or second children, etc.

Time is a strange concept when you have a brand new baby at home – the days feel like nothing short of an eternity, and yet they blend into each other, and before you realize it, a month has gone by. The old adage is so true: The days are long, but the years are short. I feel corny every time I say it, yet if you stop to really think about it, it’s enough to reduce you to tears. You’ll wake up one day and wonder what happened to those chunky cheeks? You were just my little baby and now you’re walking, talking, reading, cutting your own steak… I may be having a hard time accepting that I’ve now got 4 and 7 year old girls myself. Wasn’t it just last week that I was bouncing around, sleep-deprived, unshowered, with a baby strapped on my chest, meticulously folding those freshly-laundered tiny onesies? What I wouldn’t give to spend just 5 minutes with each of my daughters back as fresh little babies again, to study their tiny features, listen to their soft sleepy breathing, stroking their downy, heavenly scented heads. You never get that time back, which is why it’s so important to me to be able to give people these images, that will forever help them catch a glimpse back of this fleeting time.

But really, who am I kidding? If I was given 5 minutes with my girls as babies again, it would be 3 a.m., and they’d be screaming their sweet downy heads off. They were cute as all get-out, but MAN were they terrible sleepers, those two of mine.

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