Welcome, Yevtsye 

October 29, 2017


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing an in-home fresh 48 session for this beautiful family. I arrived a few hours after baby Yevtsye was born at home and it was a beautiful crisp, sunny fall morning. As I walked through the door I was welcomed in by your dad and immediately felt so comfortable. Your parents have decorated your home beautifully and so cozy. I could feel the love and positive energy as I walked through the door and I made my way to the bedroom where I found your mom, Grandma and Auntie so in love and amazed with you. You were bundled up nice and warm and had the most adorable pumpkin toque on. It was absolutely adorable.  A few minutes later the midwife arrived to check in and see how everyone was doing. Once she was done her checks, we moved into the living room where we started your session. Your mom and dad's doula arrived just a few minutes into the session and it was so great to see so many people arriving at your home to surround you with all of their love. 

It truly was such a beautiful day, with the most amazing lighting in the living room. There was a beautiful diffuser in the room and stunning dreamcatchers and feathers hanging from the roof. We placed you on a cozy sheepskin where your momma stayed close to you, and played with your tiny fingers and toes as I took some photos. I had so much fun capturing photos of you and all of your perfect tiny details like your toes and fingers and capturing the love that your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone else has for you. 

You are such a sweet little one,  Yevtsye  and I am so glad I was able to be there shortly after you were born. I know you will be surrounded by love and wisdom in this life. You have an incredible family who will support you, love you and teach you as you grow. You bring life everywhere you go, and it's so evident in the faces of your family when they look at you. You've brought a whole new meaning of life to them, Yevtsye and it's so fitting because you've been given a beautiful name, that means just that itself: Life. I had so much fun doing this fresh 48 session with you and your family, and I cannot wait to see you grow. 

Anamieke and Lyell, thank you for welcoming me into your home after such an intimate time bringing Yevtsye into this world. I am so grateful I was able to capture these images for you and I hope that you will cherish them as you watch Yevtsye grow. He is an incredible little boy, and you both are already amazing parents. For now, here's a few images of the beautiful morning after Yevtsye was born.




All my love,

Julia XO