Roman Lion’s Newborn Lifestyle Shoot

Today I am finally sharing Roman’s Newborn Lifestyle shoot photos! I am so happy that despite the rushed circumstances of Roman’s birth, we were able to put this shoot together and capture such beautiful moments.

As many of you may already know, I delivered Roman 18 days earlier than his originally anticipated arrival due to a pregnancy complication called Obstetric Cholestasis. In short, Obstetric Cholestasis is a rare pregnancy complication caused by a build-up of bile acids in the bloodstream. The bile salts in the blood cause a persistent and in my opinion, uncontrollable itch on the skin and most notably on the soles of your feet. The bile in the bloodstream could have potentially become toxic to my little Roman and therefore I was induced on May 31, 2016 and gave birth on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, three days before my scheduled maternity photo shoot.

Therefore, my maternity photo shoot turned into Roman’s Newborn Lifestyle photo shoot. The nursery was not yet finished and I had not ordered any newborn outfits or props for Roman’s photo shoot! But thanks to the very accommodating Darling Dreams Photography team and the fast-as-lightning hands of Danielle Spencer of Red Owl Photo Props, we were able to set up the shoot and suit Roman into this adorable hand knit Lion costume! I am so glad it all came together because these are photos I will cherish for a lifetime!

Special thanks to my boyfriend Daniel for quickly making the nursery photo shoot ready; to my sister (and MUA) Victoria for providing the glam; and my sweet niece Cyane for helping me sponge bathe Roman that morning!

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