I booked Miss Ella’s newborn portraits months ago. Her mommy found me on the Internet by searching for Harrisburg newborn photographer (which always makes me happy). I felt an instant connection to Jen because she shared with me that they chose the name Ella Rose for their firstborn daughter. Ella is my eldest daughter’s first name and Rose is my youngest daughter’s middle name. How fun is that?!? (I considered asking if they had a dog named Henry at home since that is my son’s name, but I was afraid they would think I was insane and change their minds about using me as their newborn photographer.)
Harrisburg Newborn Photographer
Ella was due to make her entrance into the world on March 6th, but instead arrived January 24. Jen emailed me asking how we handled newborn pictures since the newborn would be spending some time in the NICU. I explained that she should just contact me when they were released and we would do her portraits at that time. And then, on a whim, I offered to go to the hospital and do a quick lifestyle photography session to capture these early moments. Jen enthusiastically agreed.
So, this morning after some serious disappointment over the lack of a 2 hour school delay, I was off to Hershey Medical Center. Good news! Ella was progressing well and was moved to the Continuing Care Unit instead of NICU. I arrived at feeding time and just went to work snapping Ella and her mommy together. Jen is a natural and Ella…..well, Ella is just beautiful. I liked Jen and instantly felt at ease. We chatted and I snapped. I snapped and we chatted. She shared with me some photos of Ella and her daddy from her phone.
All in all, I only ended up spending about a half hour with Jen and Ella, but I had such a wonderful time. I am so anxious to hear from them that they are headed home and I can see them again. Until then, enjoy this adorableness <3
FamilyTales Photography – Harrisburg Newborn Photographer
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