I absolutely love photographing a family as they become parents for the first time. The love that is literally beaming out of them is unmatched. I had the privilege of meeting this sweet family several weeks ago at their maternity session and then just recently after they had their sweet girl. I love this mama's words as she reflected on the past few weeks as a new mother.....

"I was so nervous and unsure of myself when we brought Anniston home from the hospital.  I had no idea what I was doing.  My grandmother told me that all a baby needs at first is to be changed, to be fed, and to be loved.  So I changed her when she needed to be changed, fed her when she needed to be fed (no matter what time of day or night :)), and I loved her fiercely.  Soon it felt like I had been doing this mom thing for forever.  

No one can prepare you for motherhood.  No one can prepare you for the loss of sleep and the uncertainty that comes with taking care of a baby, and no one can prepare you for the immeasurable amount of love that you feel for a tiny little person.  I have only been a mother for a short time, but I am already certain that being Anniston's mom is my greatest accomplishment. She is such an undeserved blessing and has shown me a love that cannot be described, only felt."

Congratulations Birtsch Family! Anniston is so blessed to be a part of your family! <3