I never truly embraced these lifestyle newborn
shoots until I became a mother myself.
Pre-mother Asia secretly thought in the back of her head, “Why would you want pictures of a little alien prune that looks like other alien prunes (aka babies)?”
But in reality, I think the daily pictures we take on our phone solve that.
Let me tell you why a shoot like this is more than baby pictures.
We live in the sleepless, spit-upy, constantly-googling-mode of “how do I keep this little person alive?”
We haven’t washed our hair, touched the makeup bag, let alone thought about ourselves for weeks.
This is my family. I made my daughter. My son was miraculously created inside of me.
I brought this life into the world.
We need to emerge, even if for a quick hour, and recognize that incredible truth.
Not only that I could pick a cute outfit, look presentable, or do my hair.
But seeing myself holding. my. daughter. Brought me to tears. It’s almost like I had to see it to believe it.
My new reality: I am a parent.
Because it gets hard to see the beauty in raising a little person when you’re in the trenches. Really hard.
Proof that we can and we will become the parents we dream to be.