Flora || Newborn Photography Dayton OH

I never take lightly a invitation from someone to come into their lives and witness a special moment. Photographing a newborn baby is one of the most special of all - there's something so magical and sweet and heavenly about the first few days as a new family. It's a sacred time, and I am fully present in that reality even though my face is hidden behind my camera for most of it. 

It's no less sacred and magical when it's family - in fact it's more so. This sweet babe is my precious niece, and the fact that I've waited to meet her and daydreamed about her and already began to love her made my time with her so much more wonderful.

I'm a proud aunty to my darling Flora, and I'm a proud photographer when I look at these images. They're awash with natural light and genuine emotion and rich colors and full, happy hearts - that's a recipe for a perfect photo if you ask me. Scroll on and meet my 3-day-old niece; she's perfect.

Natural Light Lifestyle Newborn Session | Mandalyn Rael Photogra

Little hands, when you get tired
I will help you through
Little heart, when you get broken
I will shelter you
Little ears, if you will listen
You will hear the truth
You will hear the truth

It’s a big world, baby
Big enough to dream
You’re not too small to do great things

I’ll be with you right beside you
Hold you when you cry
When the rain is falling on you
I will keep you dry
When you sail on stormy seas
I will be your guide
I will be your guide

It’s a big world, baby
Big enough to dream
You’re not too small to do great things

Hear the music play
Dancing in your soul
Listen to the symphony
You’re beautiful
(JJ Heller)

They're just wonderful, this family of mine. I'd be honored for you to invite me into the special moments of your life too. Find out more here.

Chartreuse bonnet: Mabo Kids | Rust colored crochet booties: Misha + Puff