Baby Gunnar: 16 days new | San Diego Newborn Photographer | Alicia Q. Photography

. Like a lot of women who start photography businesses, I was inspired to do so after I gave birth to my son.  I wanted to capture every smile, every little hair, every sweet moment.  And while I knew I wanted to provide other families with amazing photos of their children, I never really imagined it would be this rewarding.  When I look at photos I've taken of newborns like Gunnar, I smile-- a lot.  I have such an overwhelming sense of joy and pride knowing I've helped preserve that perfect little nose and lips, and that newborn innocence and purity that seems to vanish all too soon.

It's especially rewarding when photographing a newborn reunites me with past clients and old friends (you can see Gunnar's parents' engagement session here).  The history between Gunnar's mom and I goes back to high school where we played volleyball and softball together.  It's so awesome getting to see someone who I knew as a teenager become a mom.  And it's incredibly special when I get to witness the love she has for her new child.  Man, I sure do love my job.

Without further ado, meet Gunnar, a future all-star no doubt :)