I learned so much at this Vancouver newborn baby photography session about the Chinese practice of “sitting the month.” For this new mom sitting the month involved spending the 30 days after giving birth indoors, focused on warmth and the restoration of energy. The practice is intended to give her the time to heal after childbirth. A post partum doula prepared special foods and helped care for both mom and her newborn baby boy.
An in home newborn session is a perfect fit when sitting the month. By having your newborn photography session at home you are able to document your newborn baby in the first fleeting moments when they are their tiniest and sleepiest. You do not have to leave your home or go outside.
It was such a pleasure to document this young couple as they waited for baby. I loved returning to share in the joy of their beautiful little boy. Some of my favourite images from our time together.
Haley Lorraine is a newborn and family photographer serving the Vancouver, BC area and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler + Pemberton). Contact Haley Lorraine for more information about booking your own maternity, newborn, baby or family session! Now booking Fall 2014. Session dates are going quickly don’t miss out!