Welcoming Baby Emma

Fresh 48 Photography at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance Edinburg, TX

Congratulations to the new parents, Patty and Mark! They were beaming with joy today when we got ready for this Fresh 48 Session.

Her first time daddy was over the moon with his sweet princess.

When I first met Patty, she was radiating and anxiously awaiting the arrival of this sweet little one. Today, she was absolutely glowing as she smiled and held her daughter.

I remember the excitement of finally meeting baby…. it’s such an amazing feeling.

Emma was born on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 9:17pm. She weighed 6 lbs 12.5oz and is 20 inches long. We photographed Emma in her hospital room at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance when she was just shy of 24 hours young.

Emma, you are surrounded with so much love. I’m excited for this little family’s adventure ahead!

Thank you Patty and Mark! Thank you for trusting me to document this very special time of your life. I wish you all the best as you embark on this parenthood journey ahead.


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Feel free to leave this lovely couple some love and well wishes in the comments.

~Norma H


Newborn Session: Charlotte

Welcome home Charlotte!

An In-Home Newborn Photo Session in McAllen, Texas

Back in May, I attended the BT MOPS Community Market. Sojourning Birth donated a session to the silent auction that day and Chloë’s sister Ciara won! #Woohoo! We scheduled the session recently and let me tell y’all. It was soooooooo sweet!

Chloë and I are practically family now. Our lives crossed paths when I met her sweet family through my little brother. I’m so happy that life brought us together!

Not long ago, we all stood in the birth space together as Chloë labored and brought sweet Charlotte earth side. Her birth was so moving and will always stay with me.

Now, little Charlotte is smiling from ear to ear when she hears/sees her daddy. Where does the time go?

And also, is that image of her smile not the sweetest? Ahh!

I wanted to take a moment to show you all a sneak peek of Charlotte’s in-home session. Normally, it’s hard for me to narrow down all the images for these sneak peeks so I hope I picked the perfect ones to show y’all today!

On this very special day, not only did we have Charlotte and her parents, we also had grandma and great grandma join in on the fun! It’s a huge treat to be present for moments like these. It’s so important for our kids to know our families, our traditions, and to be able to keep these memories for years to come.

Thank you for welcoming me for this session G Family!! It was an absolute pleasure to document your day.

Beautiful girl’s nursery in McAllen, Texas | Photo by Norma Hess at sojourningbirth.com
Grandma and Me. Baby Charlotte enjoys her mommy milk before her photo session. | Photo by Norma Hess sojourningbirth.com
Including your family pet in your family session is so easy with lifestyle in-home sessions. Big brother (Odie) patiently waits for Grandma to burp little sister. | Photo by Norma Hess sojourningbirth.com
Including Grandma in your photo session is easy with in-home photo sessions! | Photo by Norma Hess sojourningbirth.com
Newborn photos at home are easy! Ask for a lifestyle newborn session. McAllen Newborn Photographer Norma Hess | sojourningbirth.com
Candid photos in McAllen, Texas. The best way to document your family so everyone can relax and be themselves. | Photo by Norma Hess | sojourningbirth.com
Odie comes in for a closer look during this intimate newborn session at home. | Photo by Norma Hess at SojourningBirth.com
Four generations. We had Great-grandma, grandma, mom, and baby join in on this photo of their hands. What a beautiful way to treasure your family memories. | Photo by Norma Hess at SojourningBirth.com
Cherish your family’s memories with an in-home family session. | Photo by Norma Hess at sojourningbirth.com
Mommy and me photos by Norma Hess | SojourningBirth.com

Thank you for visiting the blog today! Leave this sweet family some love with a comment.

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~Norma Hess

Welcome to the world, Natalia!

Newborn Photos | McAllen, TX

Meeting sweet Natalia was the highlight of my day! I had the pleasure of meeting her mommy and daddy via one of our local doulas, Jessica Sargent. This sweet family of three came by to ensure we documented all of Natalia’s sweet newborn details.

Babies change so quickly and this sleepy stage will fade fast. I’m so glad I got to spend time with them. Here’s a sneak peek of our time together.

Natalia did so great! She wasn’t a big fan of changing her clothes (what newborn baby is, right?) but she would get past her outfit changes like a champ. Her parents are so in love with this little girl and I can’t blame them, she is such a sweet little one.

Welcome to the world, Natalia. I wish you so much joy as you take your journey through this world.

~Norma Hess

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