Navigating life with a brand-new human is not for the faint of heart. It’s like trying to traverse an endless rugged terrain in a beautiful landscape. Each step forward brings more and more exhaustion, leaving you second-guessing if you could be doing something better (pssst - you are doing so great!!) The days blur together in a haze of sleep deprivation and brain fog, leaving little room for respite, clarity, or hearing yourself think. Despite all of this, you keep returning to an unrelenting desire to freeze time and capture every fleeting moment from this beautiful and exhausting journey.

As an expecting mama, one with a brand new baby, or one treading into the murky waters of toddlerhood, you’re sure to be inundated with allll the unsolicited advice: “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” (but also, do laundry when the baby does laundry?) “Once you relax about breastfeeding it’ll work itself out!” (said with the best of intentions from someone who never *really* struggled with oversupply, low supply, “triple-feeding” (aka the unmentioned circle of hell), poor latch, mastitis, etc.). “Enjoy every moment!” (from the stranger at the grocery store while your toddler is tantruming in the checkout line because you brought the wrong color sippy cup). Through it all, the struggle to balance your urge to document every moment with the relentless demands of caregiving (while attempting to hang onto a small sliver of yourself) can weigh you down real quick.

It's so easy as a new parent to find yourself feeling adrift in a sea of unmet expectations. This can leave you feeling stuck in a mindfulness binary: like you’re either as-fully-present-as-possible but you have zero documentation to savor when the fog clears, or like you’re mindlessly grabbing for your camera every second only to find yourself scrolling through a camera roll full of “meh” images that will never grace your walls. I’ve been there.

First, mama: take a deep breath. This is only a season, and it will end. You’re doing amazing.

Capturing this time with intention can feel like the impossible when you’re running on fumes – but it can be done, and I’m here to help. This is exactly why I’ve created a free guide centered around intentionally documenting your little one's first year, complete with insider tricks to help you create stunning, wall-worthy documentation so you can get the pics you need and spend the rest (okay, at least a good chunk) of your waking hours soaking up that brand-new-baby smell.

What’s inside this magical little guide? Here’s a sneak peek.

newborn photography tips & more

This little guide full of newborn photography tips includes all the goods you'll want to know, like:

Photographing your Baby Bump:

Learn to emphasize your curves by creating shapes with your body

Hospital/Birth Center Photos:

One of my favorite newborn photography tips! This time is so magical, and the lighting in these places is almost always horrendous. Learn how to capture this time in a way you’ll want to display.

Capturing that “baby blob” period from 3-5 months:

They can’t position themselves much during this time, but they look freaking adorable. Learn how to leverage what they can do for the best photos at this age!

For older babies:

Learn the best ways to show off those pinchable cheeks and squishy rolls.

…and more, with tips on setting yourself up for success, like leveraging the right times in your little one’s schedule, wardrobe/styling (it’s easier than you think!), getting the best lighting, and accounting for safety considerations. Plus, it’s got a handy checklist for an extra little dopamine boost as you preserve this wild ride.

When you’re deep in the trenches of sleep deprivation and baby brain fog, survival mode is the name of the game. I hope this guide helps you hang onto a tiny thread of mindfulness as you forge your way through the haze. As future-you flips through your photo albums years from now, I hope your photos help you relive the little details from this time that will one day be a thing of the past. This guide is here to help you make that happen. Download it today to start capturing the magic.

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