Isn’t She Lovely… | San Antonio Newborn Photographer

One of the things I enjoy most about this phase of life is being able to watch my friends become mothers. There is such a visible shift that takes place when we assume this new role and I just can’t get enough. I love it. I love watching my friends soften as they snuggle their new little bundle of delicious baby. I love it as they let go and re-prioritize. I love watching the moments of clarity emerge through the new mommy fog. It’s such a beautiful thing. It brings tears to my eyes.

I feel like I have been given this gift of photography so I can bestow it on others. You all know I am on hiatus from shooting professionally, but every so often, a newborn just captures my heart & I have to get out my camera. This day was no exception. Meet the adorable Vivienne.

I like to think we communicated before she ever arrived, as her mama told me she’d kick around me quite often. She also broke my record of 0% success in guessing genders. She was a surprise & as soon as her mama ran through her list of baby names I just knew she was a Viv. I don’t know why. But I just did. & for once, I can say I was right! :)

She reminded me so much of my caroline. Awake & alert right from the start. Dark hair & dark skin with wide eyes. & I couldn’t help but grab my camera from the other room.

I am loving your energy in your new role, Mama C. You are a natural.

& this quote made me think of you–you’ll know why. Especially in a few weeks. ;) Thanks for sharing your beautiful baby with us!

Soak in every second. It goes way too fast.

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.