One question I ask in my pre-session questionnaire: What would you like to remember about this time in your lives? One of the things this mama mentioned was the craziness - that life isn't picture perfect and she wanted to remember that. That really stuck with me and I knew this was going to be a fun session. I love to capture "real life" moments like these - it's what inspires me.
I'm always honored to be invited to be a part of such an amazing "first" in the lives of a family. Amazing couple. Awesome family surrounding them. Beautiful baby boy. I love birth photography! ♥
Sighhh... another sweet birth. I enjoyed getting to know this couple during this process and loved watching them become parents!
Sometimes it's the simplest sessions that I love most - just baby, Mommy, and Daddy hanging out at home. Isn't this family adorable??
I was so excited to be there to welcome my sweet friend's baby girl into this world!! I can't say enough about how much I love photographing births - the entire experience is amazing and priceless.
This sweetie would only sleep for his session in his Mommy and Daddy's arms. No matter what we tried those eyes would pop open when he wasn't in their arms. He just knows what he wants. ;) And how can you resist those sweet eyes?!
I love the chance to take newborn photos both inside and outside of the home! And when I saw this amazing orange tree near this family's home I knew immediately where we would go for the outdoor portion. I love how real and playful these photos are. Sigh - I just love lifestyle newborn/family sessions...
This is one of my all time favorite newborn sessions!! This entire session truly represents my style for newborn photography which has changed since I first started. I really enjoyed getting to know this couple from their maternity session to pulling an all-nighter with them at their baby's birth and then spending an afternoon with them here. Their maternity session took place in the Flint River so I threw the idea out there to return to the river for their newborn session and to my delight they were up for it!! And I'm so glad! I love when clients trust my ideas.... So after some shots in their home, we headed to the river and I love the results! I truly got the best of both worlds with this session - the cozy photos at home and the natural photos at the river. Thank y'all for being so awesome!!!
After being there for the birth of this sweet girl, I couldn't wait to get my hands on her for the newborn session. What a beautiful baby girl!! She has the cutest big brother who I've photographed since he was 2, and he seems pretty smitten with his new sister.
This session occurred at the perfect time - green grass and flowering trees!! A beautiful setting for a beautiful baby girl! :) I love shooting newborn sessions outdoors. It was only early March for this session but it was hot! It didn't bother baby girl though - she dozed off and enjoyed the warm air and sunshine.
Lately I've wanted to take newborn sessions in a new direction and involve the parents much more than before. And I've LOVED the results! I want parents to have the best of both worlds - lifestyle family photos and individual photos of their newborn. Photos of newborns are so wonderful but there's just something about a lifestyle photo of mom, dad, and baby that just grabs my heartstrings. I know the last thing some mothers want to do is be in front of a camera after giving birth but I really don't think it would be regrettable in the end when you can go back and look at precious photos of you and your fresh baby sharing a moment together. Warning: These photos involve a beautiful mother (with gorgeous hair I might add) who just gave birth but looks like she never did. Try not to hate her too much - she can't help it! ;)
The sweet baby...
It's amazing how the smallest details can hold such a huge place in your heart. Little baby eyelashes, little baby lips, and little baby spit bubbles - I'm taking every little inch of him in.