Simply By Being Here

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Simply By Being Here

This little one graced the planet with his presence. In all his love and all his simplicity, he is divinely created and perfectly here. In the very rise and fall of his chest, with every breath, it reminds us still. That he is perfectly here. That he could have been born anywhere and at anytime, but today, he is here.

Sometimes I wonder if children carry these little messages and gifts that we need. As if the joy and delight that can be so written upon their faces is a reminder from heaven for us to keep on going. I wonder if they have stories and messages that they will tell the world and missions and purposes that will change us for the better.

And when they grace the planet with their presence and we see their little faces and hear their little cries, I wonder how they’ll change us, simply by being here.

Try a super soft swaddle for your newborn!

Karen’s Gear: Nikon D750, Nikon 50mm 1.4, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Nikon 60mm 2.8, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8, Expodisc
Newborn Session Favourites: Baby Shusher, Little Unicorn Bamboo Swaddle Blankets
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Hi there, I'm Karen Byker from Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. I'm obsessed with newborn baby yawns, giggling kids and fancy flavoured tea.

I'm a mother of four that understands the overwhelm of the every day, but I've learned how to embrace and enjoy the beauty of it. I have always believed we should be able to enjoy this life we chose.

I've been a professional photographer since 2005. I've helped hundreds of mamas to slow, pause and use photography as an indication to take a breath.

I'd love to talk with you about documenting the beauty through your chaos. Let's chat!