Baby Tulin's story is definitely one for the books, it is the classic example of how, we as humans, make plans for the future, yet at the end of the day, what ends up happening is mainly in the hands of God. Our good effort and intention aside, whatever God wants will happen and we have good faith in His intentions for us.
Noura and I had already been talking for a while about their upcoming maternity photo session and we had also been preparing for birth photography. It was exactly two days before our scheduled maternity session, we had been texting back and forth finalizing on plans. I went to sleep, only to wake up the next morning to the most amazing news; Noura had given birth through the night to her beautiful angel, Tulin. A whole four weeks earlier than her due date! I will never forget my reaction to reading the news, I laughed out so loud and said a little prayer to Noura and Ahmad; baby Tulin was already showing her fun-loving and adventurous personality and she just could not wait to be out in the world!
Needless to say, the newborn session went absolutely amazing. I always prepare parents to not expect too much during newborn photography sessions, because again, you plan and plan for the perfect session, but baby's cry, and need to be fed, and changed, and burped. And that is why it is always best to just go with the flow of your baby, allow them the space to just be babies. Documentary or lifestyle newborn photography sessions are just absolutely PERFECT at this age. There is no posing, no faking, just natural shots of mom, dad and baby living through a typical two hours in their newfound life, with me happily documenting it all!
Congratulations Noura and Ahmad, Tulin is very lucky to have you both, and I can't wait to see you all again!