Newborn Portrait Session in Mapleton, UT | Higginson Family

Newborn pictures are a must!

If birth photography wasn’t an option for you, what’s the next best thing? Getting newborn pictures done of your baby before he or she gets too big. The newborn time is so fleeting that preserving it in photos is a must. So when Julia reached out to me to photograph her brand new baby, I said, of course!

Julia and I go way back to college days at BYU-Idaho. We worked on the college newspaper together and took some communication classes together as well. We’ve kept in touch over the years. I’m so honored she asked me to document this special time in her family’s life.

Infertility, miscarriages and blessings

Julia and her husband, Jared, have had five losses since they’ve been married. But they now have three beautiful children and a host of angels watching over them. This pregnancy was definitely different for them as well, as they dealt with the COVID-19 illness running through their family. This year hasn’t been easy on them at all, but you could never tell as they are happy and joyful. Things were dicey in the delivery room for Julia with the epidural being iffy, and Sarah had jaundice. But since they’ve been home, things have improved.

Big brother and big sister

Having a 5 and 3 year old with a newborn isn’t easy, but they will adapt. David, the oldest, takes his role as big brother seriously and wanted to hold baby Sarah almost the whole time. Charlotte was more interested in the variety of headbands that Julia wanted to use for Sarah’s pictures. It will be a fun dynamic in this house as Sarah grows up. I’m sure they’ll become the best of friends.

Check out the cute cactus outfit Sarah is sporting, as a gift from the Owlet company, something Julia and Jared used with Charlotte and are using again with Sarah.

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