Sometimes when I meet a tiny human in my studio, I fall in love instantly. I mean, of course I completely adore every brand new baby I meet, who wouldn’t?! They are tiny and squishy and sleepy and cuddly and precious. Their tiny toes and fingers and eyelashes and dimples are completely delicious and you just can’t stop staring!!
But, there are times, where I just get a connection with a baby, it’s not a physical connection, more an emotional one…or maybe it’s not even emotional. It’s not spoken, I just know it’s there when I look at their little face. I find myself staring at them between photos, getting lost in a moment, quietly taking in all of their little details, the softness of their skin, the flakey bits of new skin their bodies no longer need, the almost invisible stands of hair on the edges of their ears.
As I write this, I grow more curious as to where this silent invisible connection may come from, and looking at little Josh here, I think, perhaps it’s that they remind me of my little ones, or other little ones in my family. And then, you think that this little guy in front of you, is someone’s brand new. Someone’s Son, Grandson, Nephew. Perhaps he is the first, perhaps he is the first boy, perhaps he has many cousins eager to smother him with love. I completely adore family, and the differences between every single one of us, every family is different and has something that makes them tick, and every one always has a funny family member that just makes us all laugh, roll our eyes, shake our heads in wonder…and perhaps, this little guy will blow the minds of his entire family as he grows and shares life with them.
I love that simply looking through these photos from little Josh’s newborn photoshoot with me, you can put your imagination to good use and plan his life, pretend you’re looking at the very next astronaut to land on the moon, a bright young man who will discover the cure for cancer, a writer of beautiful children’s stories, a football star, a doctor, a teacher, a dentist, anything. Josh could grow up to be anything he likes and I know his family will surround him with endless, unconditional love no matter the path he choose.
Looking at the concentration in those little eyebrows frowning back at me I have a feeling he’ll be a little serious man for a while, or perhaps bury his head in books!
And that’s my ramblings for this Monday morning…probably got off track a little…but hey, it’s my blog so what are you going to do about it?!
Before I sign off, I’d like to introduce you to the adorable Josh Thomas Campbell, his big furbrother Franklin and his awesome parents Brooke and Simon. You guys are legends, thank you SO much for sharing your family with me and allowing me to be your newborn photographer.