Maui newborn photographer: Ezra
Ezra took his time coming into the world. I got the text “she’s in labor!” on a Friday morning and eagerly waited to hear of his arrival. 36 hours later Ezra decided he was ready, and he made his entrance.
I’m so lucky to be able to meet these little guys (and ladies) within days of being born. Because lets be real, I do this job for the snuggles! Just kidding, but really, part of the 3 hours of a newborn session involves snuggling. But you guys, can we talk about his lips? I’m obsessed with newborn lips, you’ll see below.
Part of my job as a newborn photographer is reading babies and finding what makes them happy. Ezra particularly enjoyed being on his belly. So that’s where I posed him, even in mama’s arms. And just look at how curly he was. And the sleepy, drooly opened mouth? That’s his character trait. I’d smooth those lips closed and he’d pop them right back open. It was comical.
Gabe and Shan sat and watched as their little guy melted into each pose. He definitely gave me some push back and told me exactly what I was allowed to do with him, but I didn’t mind one bit. When we got to family photos I was the one melting. Watching big sister cradle him so gently. Witnessing the full circle from a sweet couple, to husband and wife, through pregnancy and finally a babe has been such an emotional honor. I hope in 30 years, they’ll look back at these photos and it’ll bring them right back to all the joy that they have found in each other.
Meet Ezra: 10 days fresh
To see more Maui newborn photography: Meet Zechy
To see Maui birth photography: Meet Nox