Life is a journey - a lesson taught by little Maeve... | Mountain View Newborn Photography

In one of my recent photography sessions I witnessed a very unique arrival of new life! Little Maeve wasn't like any other - she was in a hurry to soak up the beauty of life and decided to arrive in our world a little earlier than many of her other newborn friends. She just couldn't wait!! A lover of life, and impatient in nature myself, I was already incredibly excited to meet her and to create a lasting portrayal of her arrival when I chatted with her mom before our session. But little did I know what was to come next...

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When I finally met little Maeve in person, a surprise awaited me! So young still, but already equipped with so much wit, Maeve presented herself as a uniquely smart young girl! Believe it or not - to protect herself from her strenuous expedited journey, Maeve had decided to pack herself up in a tiny little suitcase so she'd be able to join our ranks unharmed and full of joyful smiles!

 

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That day during our photoshoot, Maeve allowed me to photograph her in her little traveling vessel while she continued her happy journey through life. What an honour! To me, the wisdom of the scene I was capturing was unprecedented. Maeve taught me once again, and in a single instant, and with so much clarity, wrapped up peacefully in her little suitcase, that life is a journey. A vast variety of things happen to us every single day, yet, life never stops, and we never stop traveling. We travel from one day to the next, and no moment is the same as the one before. Sometimes we laugh, and sometimes we cry, sometimes we think we have everything figured out and feel full of bliss, and other times it seems like life falls through our fingers like grains of sand that we can't hold onto. But throughout all of these different times one thing always remains the same: life is a journey, a succession of little spans in time strung together in a beautiful series.

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I believe Maeve taught me that day with much intensity what it sometimes takes in life. Some situations are beyond our control, and all we can do is pack ourselves up warmly, brace ourselves, and head out into the world. Sometimes we have to head out even if we don't want to - knowing that life is out there and will bring joy and happiness after the strain and effort of the journey ahead. Maeve did just this - on her own, her very first journey, and after much growing and effort and fighting through it all, she found happiness and joy and sunshine waiting at her doorstep. She mastered her first exam in life, traveling to us, with flying colours and came to us unharmed, beautifully protected in her suitcase cocoon, even though she had to go through so much.

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Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving father!Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving father!Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving father! Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving parents!Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving parents!Mountain View newborn photographer - little Maeve with her family and her loving parents!

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Some other times in life though, we need to sit back and let life unfold, like Maeve's parents did. When I met them, they were full of such wonder and love - a kind that is hard to put into words. Maeve's parents couldn't stop smiling and being grateful that Maeve was with them. They were not like any others. Throughout each of their interactions with Maeve their love shone through so very strongly, and even more so the fact that they did not take Maeve for granted and lovingly cared for her in every possible way. Being invited as the photographer to capture these emotions and bonds was the most rewarding experience for me in a long, long time. I am so thankful that life offered me this moment.

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This is what happens to me every time I have the honour of capturing a story of humanity through my lens. I witness love and gratitude and care. I not only experience these qualities in people but get the unique opportunity to capture them and transform them into lasting memories. Nothing compares to a beautiful photography session with beautiful souls. Like little Maeve I can't wait to soak up the beauty of life in every moment! Thank you Maeve and thank you to your mom and dad for offering me such a beautiful experience. <3

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Happy traveling!

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Hi, I'm Simone,
I'm your new photographer!

I capture moments of raw life and beauty in a new form of storytelling!

I believe what sets me apart as a photographer is a passion to transform a bare photoshoot into a relaxed moment full of happiness and memories - the opportunity to spend personal quality time that is captured visually by an artistic professional! You deserve this unique treat!

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