Lydia was only 6 days old when I photographed her for her newborn shoot, but I had gotten to know her parents pretty well before then. I've had the privilege of photographing this beautiful baby girls parents since very early in their pregnancy. This was the first family that I have followed from beginning to end and it was an incredible experience. To be asked to photograph such a special time in a couple's life was such an amazing gift that has really allowed me to grow as a photographer. I watched how excited this couple was to announce their pregnancy to those who are so special in their lives. I listened to all of their plans and preparations for their upcoming addition. I photographed their nursery and all of the hard work they put into making that room so special for their sweet one. At just one day early, I was there to capture the birth of their beloved daughter. Then, at only one week old, I was able to photograph their tiny miracle as a 6 pound newborn. This couple truly lived for the experience, and together enjoyed every minute of this journey. The following are images I've collected over the last 9 months of this adorable couple and their newest addition. Thanks so much Natalie and Matt for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful time in your lives!