“I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So” | Baby Girl Evan’s Newborn Session

“I’ll eat you up I love you so” is one of my favorite lines from the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  I have read this book many times to my son when he was younger.  Each time I read that sentence I would deepen my voice, purse my lips a little, furrow my brows, tickle his stomach, and nibble a bit on his oversized cheeks.  He had the cutest, fluffiest cheeks ever when he was a toddler.  It was seriously hard to resist kissing or pinching him.  I even nicknamed him Chipmunk, which I still call him and probably will forever.

Fast forward to sweet baby girl Evan and her adorable newborn baby features.  The little glimpses of what you hope to never forget about as your child grows.  The soft hair, tiny fingers and toes, and their pink lips that blow raspberry bubbles of milk.  The delicious folds of their arms and legs and chubby cheeks make you want to just give them a nibble.  Evan’s mommy and I discussed at length about our weird obsession with wanting to “eat” a baby.  We laughed about how weird it sounds.  After Evan’s newborn session, I did a little research to find out, “is it normal to want to ‘eat’ a baby”?

Good News:

According to an article online, it’s totally normal to want to chomp on your little chipmunk’s chunky cheeks!  According to an article by the Association of Psychology Science this weird combination of emotions such as having tears of joy is referred to as “dimorphous expression” which help regulate positive emotions.  I won’t get into to it too much but it’s definitely an interesting read.  I skimmed the article enough to justify my concerns and assured myself that I didn’t need to be checked into a padded room facility.  Rest assured, as much as the desire strikes me, I will NOT bite nor eat your baby!

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Wardrobe for mom and baby were provided with the compliments of our studio.

Reaj Roberts Photography specializes in beautiful, bright, indoor newborn session photos.  I love using simple, minimalistic, and organic techniques in my photography.  This helps create timeless newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography.  Clients typically visit my Chandler Ocotillo area studio from the East Valley as well as the surrounding areas including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, and Maricopa and Pinal Counties.  

My blog posts are designed to feature a few of my client’s favorite images. This will give you an idea of what you will receive with you commission me to design your newborn photography experience. 

Makeup art application by a licensed cosmetologist is complimentary provided for pregnancy portrait sessions and available upon request for newborn sessions. 

I am proud to offer my clients gorgeous wardrobe pieces to wear during their photo session.  Beautifully feminine gowns are available for mothers to wear in an array of sizes as well as adorable, classic garments for babies and small children up to age 5.

I would love to speak with you about how we can create a beautiful portrait session together.  Celebrate the birth of your newest family member with gorgeous photographs by Chandler’s top ranked newborn photographer, Reaj Roberts Photography.  Please reach out to me by using the Contact Form and I will get in touch with you soon! 


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