What was the first thing you thought when you held your new baby? My first thought was that I was head over heels in love again.
What was the first day home with baby like? The first day home is always crazy; adjusting not having nurses there to help you with the baby or other things you need. But it’s also wonderful to have that time to become a family with the newest addition.
What are your newborn must have purchase items? I love the rock n sleeper (great for having baby sleep next to your bed) and our summer video monitor (being able to see the baby on the monitor is very reassuring) I also think newborn gowns are great for pj’s making it super easy to change diapers in the middle of the night, they also have the fold over hand things on them so the baby doesn’t scratch itself.
What postpartum advice for women getting ready to have their own newborn? Having had four children my best advice is to go into it knowing that every child is different, what works for one child might not work for another and not to get upset if things don’t go the way that you planned. And that “this too shall pass” is a great mantra as in the every two hour feedings won’t last forever :).
Something you wish you’d known before having a new baby? Being that Harland is my fourth child the best way that I could answer this question would be that it doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are to have a child you’re never ready. Meaning they will teach you everything you need to know about them as you go along.
One thing that you believe is beautiful about being a mother? I think being a mother is the best gift a woman could ever receive. You are given this beautiful little soul and they love you unconditionally what could be more beautiful or pure than that.
Words about your photographer? I cannot say enough wonderful things about our photographer Samantha. Not only is she a fantastic photographer with an amazing and creative eye she is a wonderful and kind person too. She was awesome with our four boys, the fact that we got several photos of all four of them looking in the same direction is a flat out miracle to me. I would recommend Sam to anyone looking for amazing photos. We were overjoyed with the outcome of our newborn photo shoot.
Orlando Wedding Photographer Samantha Eckhaus with Corner House Photography specializes in wedding and engagement photography. Corner House is a boutique studio focused on on capturing love across the sunny state of Florida. Nationally published, wedding and portraiture photographer, Samantha Eckhaus is known for her timeless, elegant imagery, and illuminated portraits. Conveniently located in Central Florida, we offer photography throughout the state and worldwide.
Samantha has been a professional photographer for over three years and has captured weddings in Florida and New York. She treats every wedding as if it was her own and every client as family. Weddings are a pinnacle point in life, opening the doors to a new adventure with the one you love.