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.
And God’s sweet gift to us.