A first hours session is about capturing those first fleeting moments while you're still in the hospital (or birth center) with your baby. It amazes me how much changes even from a first hours session to a newborn session a week later. In preparation for Baby's K's First Hours session I was in regular contact with mom leading up to his birth. We had a flexible plan in place so that once he arrived I would come to the hospital within 48 hours to capture him. Baby K arrived and he was so precious. I couldn't wait to capture him. However, he was struggling to regulate his blood sugars and was transferred to the Seattle Swedish NICU. Although the location and the plan had changed, it was about capturing Baby K's story, and it included a NICU stay. Only two people are allowed to visit baby at a time, so I first went back with mom and captured her loving on her sweet baby boy.

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Then it was dad's turn. He is such a proud papa. Just look at them together, it melts my heart.

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Mom shared a few sneak peek's on Facebook with these words, "Thank you, Neyssa! We love our photos, thank you for capturing this special time in our family's life. Although we didn't plan for the photos to be in the NICU, it's part of his story and I'm so glad you reminded me of that and were able to capture it."  Her words are so kind and meaningful. They get to the core of why I love to capture families.

An update on Baby K, he is doing well and settling in at HOME with his big sister, mom and dad.

Thank you for allowing me to photograph Baby K's First Hours. It was my honor and I can't wait for his newborn session.

*Neyssa*

P.S. For more information on a First Hours Newborn Session click here. Bundle with a maternity session or in-home newborn session and save.

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