I got to spend a lovely morning with this wonderful family, capturing the newness of their most recent addition: sweet baby Mia. She was so precious, and both her older brother and parents were some of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was so excited for this shoot, as it was my first newborn session back from maternity leave (and I could not have asked for a better family to work with for it)! Is it possible to have baby fever again already?! I mean, Sabrina is only 3.5 months old, but this little cherub had my heart melting already!
Mia did fabulous for our session. She slept long and hard which allowed me to try out some new single baby poses I brushed up on while on my leave! I think they turned out beautifully. This was my most difficult session to cull to date - it was seriously hard to narrow it down, there were SO many good ones! Here are some of my personal favorites.
I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they happen in the clients home, making each session so individual and unique. I love starting off capturing images of the nurseries, which as you can see, each parent works so hard to make it an inviting space special for their little ones. I'm always so impressed by the finds some moms make, such as the little goat rocking chair in the top right image. Adorable!
While I love posing and enjoy a good posed image, I also love capturing those special, candid in-between moments. They always end up being some of my favorite photos, and I love the extra emotion a good black-and-white brings to them. Older brother Leo was such a cooperative sweetheart, which always helps as well. He made the shoot tons of fun!
After getting the family images, the little ones are usually asleep, so it's on to singular poses. I'm always so grateful to get be a part of these special milestones for my families. While I was on leave, I decided I wanted to add light individual newborn posing to my in-home sessions. You can see the fruits of that labor in the set below. I especially love the little squishy faces!
Even with the additional posing, this session still ran my average 1.5-2 hours for in-home newborn sessions.
Newborn sessions should be scheduled during your third trimester to ensure availability. I pride myself on my professionalism and flexibility for my clients. Due to the ever-changing nature of pregnancy, I try to remain very flexible and will mark off multiple weekends for your shoot to accommodate any potential outcomes. Posing is easiest within the first 14 days of delivery, so keep that in mind when scheduling. I'm so blessed to be doing this, and I can't for my next session!