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.
When Katie inquired about a newborn session, she mentioned that it was, "just us and our newborn and our small dog who we hope can make it into a few pics." Big sister Hershey wiggled her way into most of the photos and it was pretty adorable. I loved working with this family and hearing about all of the details that went in to making the nursery such a special place. When you first have a baby, your are so overwhelmed with your love for them and I just love to capture it so you can hold on to that feeling forever <3
At the end of last summer, I did a Mommy & Me Newborn session with a beautiful mama and her two boys. Big brother was super sweet with the new little guy and he loved relaxing with his mom and helping to take care of the baby. Their family was in the midst of a move, so while I enjoyed capturing a bunch of "clean" images, I had to take one with the HUGE stack of moving boxes mom had been working on packing all week! Supermom for sure!!! She's also a talented local photographer so we had fun talking shop as well ;)
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 had the best time working with Henry and his family for his "newborn" session. He was technically nearly 12 weeks old, but he was the most relaxed baby ever! He was so content during his session and while he loved being held by both of his parents, you should see the eyes he had for his mama <3. My photography sessions are a mix of lifestyle and documentary. I do a little bit of posing, but the moments that really mean the most to me are the ones that happen between the more "posed" images. Years later, when you look back at the images from your session, I want them to take you right back to that day. Because, these days sure do go by too quickly.
I spent a wonderful morning with this new family of three a couple of weeks ago! Mom and Dad were so full of love for this sweet little guy.
I loved meeting this family and working with little baby J. He may have been the tiniest baby I've ever seen! His parents were head over heels in love with their new addition and I'm pretty sure their sweet dog was, too!