I visited my hometown, Tallahassee, last year for the first time in many years. I was visiting for an old friend from high school’s baby shower. While I was there I took photos of another friend and her new baby...
April 21, 2023
Being a parent to an infant is both very challenging (emotionally and physically) and such a sweet time! You can’t wait for the day you get to sleep without being woken from deep sleep, yet you know that your baby won’t stay this small and cuddly forever. You’re so excited to watch your baby grow and learn, but never want your baby to change. How lucky are we that in this generation we have so much access to our precious memories (photos) and a wealth of information on the science of baby sleep!
My name is Sam Cross. I am a wife, a mama, a Registered Nurse, and The Mama Coach (Sleep Coach & Lactation Counselor). I am nerdy when it comes to the science of baby sleep and practical tips. My desire is to be a resource of education to help you enjoy your family more everyday and especially on the days you have a photography appointment!
A non-rested baby and parent can make for a pretty hectic session day- you won’t feel your best and your baby may be more irritable with a shortened amount of time willing to let Coley do her magic.
Coley K Photography and I have some of the same goals: to give her clients the best setup possible (including getting good sleep as a family) for an enjoyable experience with beautiful lasting memories!
I’d like to share a few tips with you to help:
The more well rested your baby is the more rest you can get which enables you to enjoy your day more, especially on picture day when you’re already running around the house looking for the one missing item you really want in pictures- the bow, the book, special blanket, both shoes, whatever it is!
I love helping parents enjoy their family more through evidence-based education, empathy, and support customized to your family’s needs and goals on sleep, feeding (breast, bottle, & starting solids), choking, and CPR.
Check here for my upcoming workshops, including free workshops & giveaways!
Curious about my 1-on-1 education and support? Book a free discovery call here.
Hope to connect with you soon!
Sam Cross, RN, The Mama Coach
PS. If you forget the bow, it will be okay. Just remember to pack the baby!