Every time I photograph a family with a new babe, my heart swells. I get to witness the unconditional love and admiration new parents have for their baby. I’m reminded of my own littles and how precious that time was; so fresh and new. It wasn’t that long ago that I photographed Ellena and Armando’s maternity session. You can see it HERE. I had the great privilege of meeting Lilia when she was less than ten hours old! She came a week early, yet perfect in every way. When I arrived, there was a sense of stillness in the room and I got to watch Lilia bond with her mother. Ellena shared Lilia’s birth story and how Lilia arrived somewhat fast and furious. Even though she was exhausted, Ellena was eager to give and love up on her baby. She was also exceptionally gorgeous post-birth, I must add. Armando surprised Ellena and picked up some of her family members. It was such a blessing to capture their reactions to meeting their newest addition to the family. It was even more awesome giving Lilia as many sniff kisses I could. Congratulations Munoz Family! Here are some of my favorites from their session.