One of my favorite parts of being a nurse is when you hand a mother her child for the very first time and watch as they seem to soak in the very essence of the moment – that first moment. They touch all of the fingers and toes as they silently count each and every one.

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They simply stare at the very breaths of life while their new child sleeps or snuggles close.emily-18

 

They breathe in the smell of newborn skin and they make tiny soothing noises to assure their child that yes indeed mommy is still right there.emily-19

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That connection. That moment. It is forever. As a now photographer, it is even a greater moment to be able to share that connection through printed art. I love when a new mom sees these moments captured because when she holds these images 3 months from now, 6 months from now, 5 years from now, 18 years from now she will instantly remember the way it felt to hold her new baby.