This was my second time working with this family and I was so excited to meet Sam. Sam loved to be curled up next to his mama. I love photographing those moments where they prefer that to anything else... because I really miss them with my own little ones. I loved how much his big siblings loved him. They kept sneaking little glances and touching his tiny hands off and on throughout the session. Siblings always add an element of real life to the newborn session, and I think that's perfect. There is nothing better than when a little real life sneaks into a family shot <3 They are my favorites to look back on. As much as I love getting a nice family posed shot, there is something extra sweet about having one like this to smile at as the years go on.
I met Desmond when he was around one month old and he reminded me so much of his big sister at that age. He even wore one of the same outfits that she wore for her newborn session a few years ago. It's amazing how much change change in a few years! I really love arriving to a session and capturing those last few minutes of getting ready before we start. It gives kids a little time to adjust to having me in their home and we really capture some nice "real life" moments :)
It's rare that I meet siblings who are as infatuated with the newest addition as the parents are. These sweet kids just adored their new little sister and were so genuinely sweet with her it just warmed your heart. I truly enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with this family of five and capturing the things that meant so much to them <3
I was introduced to this family through a friend of mine and I'm so happy I was connected with them! I love doing newborn sessions with siblings. I think they add so much to the session and really help make the sessions your own. They keep things real :) This family of four was so fun to work with and we had a great time playing too ;)
I worked with two super tiny babies in a row. Meet baby J! He is one strong little guy :) He was about two months old at this session, but the session was done right around his due date. He had such a loving big sister and it was fun to capture some photos of them together. I have a soft spot for sibling photos and I always try to get a couple posed ones as well as a bunch of more candid type shots <3 This was my last session of 2016 and I can't wait to start sharing more of my current sessions!
I was so honored to meet sweet little Rose in her home so soon after she was delivered. Rose was the tiniest little girl because she surprised everyone a bit early! I've known Rose's parents for what seems like forever, and they make just as amazing parents as they do friends. Rose's nursery was designed with such love and thought. Every item in there had sentimental value and I enjoyed capturing those details as much as I did the newborn details. Thank you for sharing your early days with Rosebud with me! <3
I was so excited to meet little Tyler and visit with his family. I love doing newborn sessions at home because they are so relaxing and the older siblings have the freedom to come and go as they please. In between photos, we read books, played with ponies, and gave Tyler lots of snuggles. It was a great morning :)
This past October, I was so excited to be able to photograph my cousin and his family as they welcomed baby P home :) Baby P has two fun older brothers and they take such good care of him. We bounced between bedrooms and had a very casual documentary style shoot with some "posed" lifestyle shots in between. My posing is always child-led. I will position a family or sibling shot how the kids are most comfortable and try for a picture with everyone looking, but after that, I let the kids decide what's next. Sometimes they like to read a book, sing a song, kiss the toes, or jump on the bed! My favorite pictures are always the ones that happen spontaneously and naturally... and kids make this part of my job easy <3
This is one of those sessions that I love more and more each time I come back to it <3 I met this family of three on a warm August day and sweet Izzy could not have asked for more loving parents. They just adored her... and so did I :) She was so quiet and easy going... and so, SO tiny. I love the classic look of these images and how, even many months later, I feel like this was yesterday when looking back at the images <3
I bet you can't guess who locked Dad and I out of the house at the beginning of this session. Seriously, you'll never guess ;) This crazy guy was the best big brother a little sister could ever hope for. He was fun, energetic, kind, and gentle. He was so sweet to Maeve and loved loving on her. I loved spending the morning with this family of four (plus one furry one!). The light was beautiful in various rooms of the house but I think my favorite was the master bedroom. There is nothing is better as a photographer than a session with great light and a great family :)
One of the things that surprised me most about running a business is reconnecting with people from my past. It may be one of my favorite parts of this photography journey. Maura and I went to the same college and had several common friends. During her daughter's newborn session it was fun to reminisce about college life and our old stomping ground. We had a relaxed morning and even got a few pictures with their first babies ;) I was so surprised when I walked into their home to find that our daughters have similar colored nurseries and the same curtains! We also had the same master bedroom furniture :) Great minds think alike! Enjoy these pictures of this super sweet and smiley little girl.
It has been awhile since I've blogged but I've been excited to share this session since April! This session turned out to be one of my most favorite newborn sessions to date. I always talk/email with my clients a good bit before the session to determine what their goals are for the session. For this one, mom wanted to focus on alone shots of Henryk, very natural sibling interactions, and babywearing. We did the entire session on one bed, in one room. He nursed, we changed diapers, we played UNO, we talked about birth and babywearing. I adored the simplicity and how that allowed the focus of the images to be the newness of Henryk and the raw emotions of bringing a new baby into the family. I absolutely loved working with this family and it was fun to pull up these images again... it's really hard to believe how small he was :)
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of capturing sweet Prim along with her family. She had two older sisters who just adored her and were still busy taking in all of her "newness." Prim's mom is also a photographer, and it's really hard if you're the one taking pictures most of the time, to be in the pictures with your children. We made sure to capture lots of family and Mommy & Me pictures during Prim's session. I love looking back at pictures of my hands holding each of my babies, and I wanted Prim's mom to have those as well. I can't believe this little girl is already a month old - these first few months really go too fast.
It was pretty easy to fall in love with sweet little Emma. She was six weeks old when I did this lifestyle shoot and was adored by her parents and big brother. My favorite part about this shoot was capturing the natural sibling photos as they happened. Some of my favorite shots were the ones that surprised us in the moment. I really love in-home sessions and capturing life as it is that day. I'm sharing a lot of my favorite images today so you can have a better glimpse into what a gallery would look like for my newborn and in-home sessions. One of my goals for these sessions is for you to be brought back to that period in your life as you look back on your images from that day. I try to capture the essence of what it's like in those early days with your baby and children. Enjoy!
I loved spending time with this sweet family as we captured some images of little G. He was so tiny! His favorite place was in his mama's arms... which is just as it should be!
I had a great time working with this family again! I couldn't believe how much older D looked now that he is a big brother. Baby Z ate and slept like a champ and couldn't have been more adorable.
I had such a great morning with this family of four! Little A was just gorgeous and spent the second half of our session cuddled up and sleeping in her parents arms .
I had a wonderful time photographing this beautiful girl and her family. She had just arrived home from the hospital and was such a little sweetheart. Her big brother was pretty adorable too!
I've known Leslie for a long time and was so excited when she touched base about taking photos of her family. I loved exploring Longwood Gardens with her family and meeting her two adorable kids!
I loved working with this family of four as they welcomed baby B into their lives. Baby B is so lucky to have three people who totally adore her!