Ace Newborn | Cedar City, UT | Studio Photographer

You guys, I cannot even handle how cute this little baby is + how awesome the parents! I absolutely love photographing newborns because although very sleep deprived, parents tend to walk into the studio excited and of course madly in love with their new bundle. These parents were no exception.

Newborn Photographer, Cedar City, Utah, Utah Lifestyle Photographer, Southern Utah

This session was a dream to photograph and mom and dad were so overjoyed about this baby. Dad is a football coach at SUU and the season was just getting started. I have now photographed three of the coaches families + have learned that when football season is on.... dad is gone! I wasn't intending to rhyme there, but I rolled with it!

Dad was getting ready to head out of town for a few days with the team + Grandma was headed home so mom was a little nervous to do this parenting thing solo, but I'm positive she nailed it!

I feel like "nailing it" at this parenting thing also includes lack of sleep, being a hot mess + having no clue what the heck we are doing. I feel this way more often than not and am giving up on trying to be "perfect" because there's no such thing.

It's always funny to me when we have a child because as much as we don't know what to do, when a moment arises, we seem to know exactly what to do for our child. Never mess with a mama bear on little sleep folks! It will not end well for you. Our parenting instincts kick in and somehow this baby turns one and we wonder not only how we survived, but how we kept them alive all this time!