This newborn shoot was so good for my heart. I walked into Heather and Joe’s home and it was a photographers dream- beautifully decorated to reflect their family’s unique style. clutter free, natural light pouring in, and a bedroom with a big bed with white linens. All of the good things. Not to mention, it smelled heavenly- so basically I was about to move in. We chatted for awhile and then quickly got started on the shoot since little Elias was sleepy and clearly very ready for his time in the spotlight. This guy was an angel, and didn’t make a peep until the very last set of shots, where he politely let us know he was done modeling for the morning.
Heather and Joe doted on their little guy. They passed him between mom and dad, giving him gentle kisses with each hand off. They seemed to have settled into their role as mom and dad seamlessly in the week since they brought Elias home. When I asked them to just look at their little guy, they would really look at him- just get lost in his little features and whisper to each other how in love they were with the newest addition to their family.
During my time with Heather and Joe we started chatting about all of the things that a baby brings into your home- the toys, clothing and blankets. I asked Heather how she kept things minimal, and she shared with me the sweetest reminder I have heard in awhile. She said, “all he needs is to know the love of Jesus displayed through us.” Wow, powerful, huh? In a world where we think about the registries and showers, headbands and blankets- it was such an amazing reminder. I am not a momma yet, but one day I do hope to be one, and I hope I continue to repeat Heather’s words to myself. Because what more can we give little ones than to truely display to them the love of Jesus.