Cannon ate as soon as he got here and then fell asleep for the rest of our 2.5 hours together. His momma brought some fishing props that had been used at big brother Hunter’s newborn session, and we got the sweetest pose with that setup. Cannon gave us a few well-timed grins that we died over. Hunter was so amazing for being so young…he played with toys, helped my assistant Jess find a stick in the yard to use as a fishing pole, and held his brother when we asked him to, he even flashed us a few smiles! It was wonderful to meet this family and such a joy to do newborn photos for them.
I mentioned this on my Instagram (@ginadreherphoto), but have to also write it here! This family…I met them for the first time at Lincoln’s newborn session, and then we did 3-month photos, and we just finished our Bundle last month with his 6-month session. At the 3-month session, they told me it was a possibility they’d be moving out of state, and when they showed up for this session, I learned that I was their very last stop in Kansas before they hit the road to their new home! We had so much fun with Lincoln, and even snuck in some naked baby poses. Don’t miss the last photo in this post…so classic and CUTE! Thanks to Kelsey and Kevin for trusting me to capture your first baby’s first 6 months!
This little dude…I don’t even know what to say. SO smiley! I was worried at first because Ryder seemed to struggle against the swaddle I was putting him in and was very wiggly, but after he got used to the it, he zonked out and slept through the whole thing! He did extremely well and we only had to soothe him a few times, feed him once…but he even slept through his diaper change. Mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa were all there and were just smitten with their perfect little guy. We are all in love!
I can’t even believe that the day we took Riley’s photos was HOT since our weather has been cold lately, but it was. And she was such a happy lil thing despite the sweatiness. She gave me a ton of smiles, endured several wardrobe changes, and did a mean superman whenever we would put her on her belly. I especially love the mustard romper in this first set of photos (available in my Client Closet if you want to use it for your baby’s photos!). So fun to see her personality coming through. Excited to see her again at her 1 year session!
Bowman was such an awesome little model! When we started, he did NOT like some of the poses we attempted, so we followed his lead and he rewarded us by just being floppy and awesome. He slept through almost everything we did and loved being swaddled. Mom only wanted two things: photos with a special blanket her grandma had made (see the last photo – where he SMILED!), and photos with the giant Pooh bear. We accomplished both and got a bunch of bonus poses as well. This family’s story is so sweet and this baby is so precious, I am so happy for them!!
It is absolutely impossible to me that this little baby is already one! These people are some of my nearest and dearest, so I still remember Tara telling me she was having a GIRL after we’d bonded over being mommas of boys for so long. And then that sweet baby girl was born and we were as girly as we could possibly be for her newborn session (click here to see!). Now that tiny nugget is ONE and still pretty tiny, but awesome and sassy as well (check out the sass in the last photo). 🙂 This session was on the same evening as my previous post, so we were checking the forecast ALL DAY and decided to just do it. We got that beautiful overcast light, and the kids did great. Pennington was most definitely over it towards the end, but I love the hilarious faces we captured. Happy birthday P! You are so very loved!
Frankie is such a dream baby! If every newborn slept like Frankie, I could get these sessions done in an hour or less. 🙂 We took a little longer because we were able to be super picky and tweak every little detail since she slept so well. It was especially nice to have my assistant Jessica because she was able to be a second set of eyes to make all the details perfect. Frankie started getting mad at us during the last pose – the lineman setup – but who can blame her? We stuffed her in a pocket. Ha! I absolutely love that we were able to do the lineman photos since Frankie’s daddy is a lineman…so sweet. She is such an amazing baby, and I felt so so blessed after this session. It’s been neat to see her family’s journey, from their engagement, to their wedding, to family photos, and now newborn photos! I just love it!
Little Glenn just wanted to cuddle at his newborn session…he really wasn’t interested in being posed. He would finally calm down if he had his pacifier in – we kept calling it Wubanub (and I would call out “Wubanub!” just like a doctor would call out “Scalpel!”) – but would be so sad when we took it out. He finally really fell asleep hard and we were able to get the last poses out of him pretty easily and quickly. Big sister Eleanor was a hoot! At some point, she became the photographer. She was taking the photos. She was in charge. She decided when we were done haha. I just love this family and am so excited for their awesome new addition!
So crazy to think this little man is already 6 months old! It was a super warm day, but we had fun at his 6 month session earlier this month, and got a couple sweet smiles from him…though he was more interested in eating sticks and dirt, haha. Big brother Blake did really well for photos too, they are such cute little brothers! Great seeing this family and capturing this milestone for them!
Isn’t Oakley such a cool name? Such a sweet baby, but a bit of a toughie for photos! He didn’t want to sleep…I think he just didn’t want to miss out on anything, ha! Mom and Dad wanted baseball props and whenever we’d put him with the props, he’d get mad at us. Oakley’s big sisters are AMAZING and so enamored with him. They did so well with their photos and then went outside to play while Oakley finished up. After sister photos were done, and the studio was a little quieter, mom fed him a few times and he zonked out. He really liked his pacifier, it would calm him most of the time when he got upset in a pose. I’m so happy we were able to finally get him comfy in the baseball props, I love how they turned out!