“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ― Angela Schwindt
I was so excited to be invited back into the Nunez home a few weeks after baby Charlotte joined them. Documenting her birth was a joy that you can read more about here and I knew my additional time telling the story of life with a newborn would be just as amazing. There are some families that just radiate joy and togetherness. Ones where the second you walk in the door you know you want to be a part of their world. There is a peace and calm that radiates from both parents. You know from watching them that they truly embody the role of both teaching and learning from their children. I watched a dad pray with his son over morning breakfast and moms gently nurse her newborn as she put make-up on. I saw boys explore and a girl tenderly care for her long awaited baby sister.
Yes, there were tears and a few moments of sibling discord, yet watching dad cuddle his daughter, mom teach how to bake delicious cookies, boys construct whole new galaxies and sisters discover new worlds, I knew this was a family that genuinely loves one another.
Of course we had to sneak away for a few images of baby Charlotte on her own. I am always so amazed at how fast a new little one grows and changes. At only a few weeks old Charlotte is a true beauty with big brown eyes and a head full of hair. Newborns are so unique. Those wobbly moments of exploring the movements their bodies make, the big yawns, the scrunchy feet, and for this little one always having her feet up in the air, are all things that will quickly disappear so I am glad we took a few minutes to capture them.
This is my favorite kind of family pictures, the ones where everyone is together and yet are all independent and in the home that forms them. I love what Alaina had to say about the pictures of her family “I thought they truly captured us and I LOVE every one of them. I look through them often!” What story will your family tell?