Kelsey Marchi Newborn Photographywww.kelseymarchiphotography.com
Babies. They grow up so fast. Those soft, sweet, fleeting moments of tiny fists, knee wrinkles, fuzzy shoulders and teeny lips seem to slip away right before every parent's eyes. Local photographer Kelsey Marchi helps preserve the preciousness of those moments by arranging and taking portraits of babies in the first two weeks of their lives so new parents can cherish them for years to come.
It's a job she describes as the best ever: "I get to snuggle brand new babies and capture these moments and tiny details for their family. I joke with parents that I get to snuggle babies all of the time, but I get to sleep at night. The best of both worlds."
Sleeping sluggers clutching baseballs while lounging in Giants jerseys, lil' farmers out in the field taking breathers in between rounds on the old John Deere, tiny beauties snug as bugs swaddled in white linens and crowned with soft rose petal headbands. These are just a few of the creative and endearing poses Marchi captures.
When asked about the biggest challenge of photographing infants, Marchi answers, "Giving them back to their parents when they're all done." Awww. It's obvious that this photographer and mother of two's love of what she does and her attention to the "little" things is why people voted her Best of Humboldt.