Samantha, Newborn

I rarely do newborn portraits. Truth be told, I've always been nervous around babies. I grew up an only child in a small family, so I never held a sibling or cousin. The fragility of a baby is something that I am terrified of, but also fascinated by. I think that as adults one of the most incredible transformations you can make is to care for something other than yourself. To shepherd and raise another human.
Pictured below is Samantha. I took her photograph just before the new year. Her parents are awesome.