Okay, how cute is this family?!  You may remember them from their beautiful winter maternity session last January.  Or perhaps you recall their baby girl's birth story?  Their daughter's birth was my very first to document and it totally changed my world.  In fact, being able to document this family's precious steps as they grew was such an honor and a privilege.

When I first met Melissa and Matt they were excited and anxious to meet their daughter.  They were all smiles and laughs as they spoke about their plans for their family, the nursery, and all of the unexpected things to come.  Watching as Melissa shifted her mind and body into a totally different gear during labor and delivery just solidified my belief that a woman's body is not only beautiful but fierce and strong.  I cried tears of joy right along with Melissa and Matt when they met their baby girl for the first time.  It was a completely magical moment when this couple became a family of three.  There were no words I found to be appropriate when I described it afterwards.  Perhaps there still aren't those words.

It was a full circle moment as I walked into their home a few days after Mia's birth to photograph their newborn session.  Everyone, including their fur baby as you will see, was still adjusting to their new normal but what a beautiful new normal it was.  She was content and picture perfect in her Lantern Hill Knits diaper cover and swaddled up in her peach swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary.  I hope you enjoy every ounce of this sweetness!!

Don't forget to watch their short video at the end!!

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm film and medium format film. This in-home newborn session was photographed with a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Organic cotton swaddle blanket from Cloth Apothecary and knit newborn pants from Lantern Hill Knits. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Film scans from the totally rad crew at Richard Photo Lab.  And this short video from their newborn session if from yours truly! 🙂
 

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