there is a beautiful, contagious energy that comes with the expectant mothers around us. even if they aren't feeling all of the energy they wish they had; there is that 'buzz' that comes with the belly. it's exciting to see the wonder and the unexpected surprise that comes with the first time mothers; as they have notions of what should happen next and the reality that hits them... the baby will decide what happens next! i love to watch the 'veteran moms' who really enjoy being pregnant and they look forward to those little things that did or didn't happen during their first couple of pregnancies. not having given birth myself, i know that many people discount what i may know about babies... but i am proud to say know a lot.
i know how to take good care of them. i know what to do when things go wrong. i know how to talk to the little ones that aren't happy today. and i know how to get the feistiest to lay down for a nap. i really love kids. and even though i don't have my own clan, i love taking care of them, talking to them, listening to the hilarious things they say and i really LOVE taking pictures of them. that is the challenge that i really have to work for. to catch that adorable moment or that willful look that says it all. how to take that moment and turn that into a lifelong memory... a photograph treasured; where mom can turn to her forever baby and say, "i remember that day."
Rachel Alfonso-Smith is a native New Yorker that has relocated to Katy, Texas.
A proud member of the PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS