evansville in newborn photographer | The Rollercoaster of New Mom Emotions


January 9, 2019

So often you go to a blog and it’s the same “Isn’t this baby cute” over and over again. To me it seems pretty obvious that there’s a beautiful baby on this page! Just look down below! I want my blog to be a bit different than your average photographer’s blog. I want to tell stories. I want to share my heart and I want you to read it and relate on some level. At bare minimum I want you to feel something or laugh. So that’s what I’m going to do! If you’re looking for the “Isn’t this a cute baby,” no fear! There is a beautiful baby below that you’re going to want to see!

I can so vividly remember bringing home my first child. I walked into the house holding his car seat and sat him down and got him out to snuggle him. I sat on the couch for a bit just staring at him. I was so in awe of what lay there. For so long I had only dreamed of having a child and now, here he was. I was so excited and proud and couldn’t wait to show him off to my family. So my siblings and parents hopped into the car and headed over to meet the newest addition.

They arrived and everything was fine. I held him and showed him off and I felt fine. But then they wanted to hold him. I handed him over and watched my sister (whom I am EXTREMELY close to, by the way) hold him and then my brother and my sister-in-law and my eyes began to well up. I started crying. I was suddenly so anxious and I just wanted my baby back.

Did I think they were going to hurt him? No. Did I think something bad was going to happen? Absolutely not! It was the hormones you hear about but don’t really consider until they punch you straight in the face. I tried so hard to hold it together, but I was dying inside. Luckily my mother seemed to notice and they left shortly after. I felt like such a fool. What the heck had happened? Why the hell was a crying? Was something wrong with me? I took my baby and sat down on the couch and just snuggled him.

A couple days passed and I tried again with people coming over to see him and it was much better. I didn’t have the anxiety I felt before and there were no tears shed.

All this to say. If you’re a new mama or your about to become one or you have a friend who is – it’s totally normal to feel all these things. It’s absolutely okay not to be ok with people being around you those first few days. Your emotions will be EVERYWHERE and I mean EVERYWHERE! It’s ok to cry and feel anxious and feel overwhelmed and tired and so excited and so thrilled and so confused and sad and just every emotion possible. I promise these feelings will pass! You are totally normal and your going to be amazing!

Now, on to the beautiful baby I was telling you about! Ryker was such a good baby for me and his parents were so fun to spend time with and get to know! They were the most adorable, loving parents. It was so obvious that they adored their sweet boy and it made it so fun to photograph them all together! Their family shots are some of my favorite from the shoot!


If you’re thinking about a session with me, please email me at exhalephotography@yahoo.com or use the contact page up top 🙂 I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me several months in advance (as spots fill very quickly).

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