Postpartum henna is really a beautiful tradition that I love to re-create. It originally comes to us from North Africa, where new mamas are blessed and protected with henna tattoos during the first 9 days after the baby is born. I had adorned Elizabeth for her pregnancy and when she gave birth she let me know she was ready for more henna. I drove to her home in Boulder to adorn her while she laid in bed with her newborn babe, which slept in her arms and nursed during the entire session. I returned to her home a few days later to adorn her daughter too and take photos of the 3 of them... so precious!