welcome to the world, arya-louanne

A friend (and one of our favourite clients) gave birth to her daughter about three weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to get to be there in her hospital room. I was surrounded by wonder and cooing and laughter around this tiny little person and got to see the most adorable and energetic little boy I know (big brother Ary-Kyann). It was pure magic. I can’t imagine spending a lovelier Sunday afternoon anywhere else (even though amateur don’t-have-kids-yet me was slightly intimidated by bits of the labour story – hah).

I’d been wanting to do a post-birth session for a while now, and in black and white. (I wanted to go back to where I started with photography — capturing people in real life settings and working only with black and white.) So I’m really grateful to Hidayah and Oli for letting me be a part of this.

For all you moms-to-be who are expecting a bundle of joy in July or August, and would like to have your baby’s first precious moments with your family captured, you can write us at pinkelephantlabs@gmail.com to sign up for our mailing list (you can just type in the subject line, “Put me in your  list please!”) We will be offering an introductory price for post-birth sessions exclusively for our mailing list peeps, so you wouldn’t want to miss it.

The beautiful and radiant Mama. She had gone through hours of labour and hadn’t slept all night at this point, but when I first went into the room and saw her, all I could think was Oh my God, you look amazing. 

Oli rocking baby girl and singing her a French song .

Ary-Kyann telling us that his hands are bigger than his sister’s. 

Arya-Louanne and her great grandma. 

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