Mason was such a little sweetheart!! We were taking photos within 5 minutes of their arrival. For those of you unfamiliar with how these types of sessions work: usually they arrive, sometimes they eat for 10-15 minutes, then we spend another 15-30 minutes getting them to sleep, before we ever even begin posing. Once posing starts, it takes 5-10 minutes for babies to calm and settle in. But seriously…Mason was sleepy when he arrived and pretty much stayed asleep when we started posing, so I was able to start capturing his precious face right away. He was surprisingly strong…he held his head up a lot, and he refused to let us straighten his fingers most of the time. So curly fingers it was! It was also great meeting his mom and dad for the first time…we even discovered that his dad and I had lived in the same apartment complex in Manhattan, just a few years apart! Small world.
We fell in love with Daxton! He was just so chill and easygoing, he even kept posing his hands just perfect for me. We started the session awake after his feeding, with family photos. Big bro wasn’t into being forced into photos, so attempts 1-8 failed, but we finally got our one shot we needed! Dad left with big siblings and we finished up with a sleepy Daxton. It was so interesting to hear the story of the journey his momma had in her pregnancies. Both heartbreaking and redeeming. Loved meeting this family!
This sweet little buddy arrived at his session completely asleep, and we were able to get our beanbag poses done pretty fast! We quickly found out that he was NOT a fan of his elbows being out away from his body, he needed them tucked in tight. We got through most of our poses pretty easily, but when we tried to put him on his belly, he decided he was done and needed a meal. Momma fed him for awhile, then he got hiccups and it was all over. We finished up with some awake poses in a sweet little onesie that mom brought. He was definitely a little rockstar! I loved meeting this family, and hearing their journey to their rainbow baby! <3
This is probably one my most favorite sessions to blog of all time! And possibly the longest newborn post ever. My nephew Caleb was born in January, and my mom and I flew out to Denver to meet him and stay with my brother + his family for several days in February. We had so much fun snuggling with him and hanging out with his big brother and sister. Caleb was a month old, so a little older than I usually photograph newborns, but since we were staying with them, we could kinda follow his schedule to get some of those sleeping poses. We took a more lifestyle approach to most of these and I’m in love! Be sure to see my mini-me in action, posing her teddy bear like a newborn. <3
I loved this silhouette because you can see the mountains out their bedroom window!
My niece Selah was watching everything I did intently, then we found her wrapping up her teddy bear and posing him in the box we had been using for her little bro. After awhile I let her come take some photos on my camera of her brother, and she did a great job! She would’ve taken the camera away and done her own thing if I’d let her!
And because I’m obsessed with her face, here’s Selah in her princess dress. 🙂
Elsie reminded me so much of my own babies! She was pretty much the same weight and length as my oldest, and floppy like my boys were. Just something about her was so sweet and familiar! And she did so well during her session. She slept through just about everything and looked good in every color. Big bro Cooper surprised us all and was so sweet and loving for his photos with her…don’t miss those at the end. Such a wonderful session!
Such a snuggly little lady! Lainey loved being held. Her momma brought some cute little things to use in her session, so we did those first and she struggled a bit with sleeping. She finally gave in, and we finished up the naked stuff before wrapping her up. Once wrapped, she literally snoozed without a peep the rest of our session! We loved playing dress-up with Lainey, she’s such a doll. I have gotten to photograph her since then, at about 3 months old but you’ll have to wait awhile to see that session…I’m so behind on blogging! Also…make sure to check out the last photo to see how she SMILED for her family photo!
Sweet baby Kramer. She took some calming and feeds, but she finally let us pose her how we wanted…for a bit, haha. Once we wrapped her, she was good to go the rest of the time! This family was so sweet to get to know, and we loved finding out their story as the session went on. We knew a lot of people in common which was fun! At the end, Dad had a super fun idea for a color combo and everyone loved how it turned out. My assistant Jess and I were very blessed by this session!
We had a bit of a baby boom in January, so you may have noticed lots of newborn posts comin atcha! Little Preston did really well for his session. He didn’t love being on his tummy, but we got him there eventually. He started things off by pooping on my white backdrop right off the bat, haha. Newborn photographer problems! 🙂 He really fell asleep after we wrapped him up and he did great…we got everything done in under 2 hours. Such a sweet little snuggle bunny, and very handsome!
Maxwell’s parents talked about how sleepy he usually is and about how they have trouble keeping him awake to EAT, especially during the daytime. HOWEVER…Max decided that deep sleep was not going to happen this day. We got him in the perfect pose on the bean bag, but the second I took my hands or his pacifier away, he started wiggling out of his pose. After being swaddled + a few feedings, we finally got him asleep and did all our wrapped prop poses. At the end, we tried again for naked baby, but he said no. Mom fed him one more time before they left…and we made the last minute decision to try again…SUCCESS! I had 2 minutes of him being happy on his tummy on the beanbag and that was all I ever wanted, haha! Thank you Max!
This is my sweet friend Val’s third baby! It took a lot of work to get Rori to sleep…we let her eat and she started snoozing, but then when I went to pose her, she decided she wanted to be awake! We found out the pacifier made her more awake, so we scrapped that idea. We decided to to swaddled poses first then, but then the problem became that she scowled whenever I had my light on her! We switched to natural light for awhile. At the end, we really tried hard for some beanbag poses on her tummy and it took a bit of work, but we prevailed! So much fun choosing out colors and setups, and getting to photograph this precious new addition…seems like just yesterday that we were announcing their pregnancy! Click here to see that post, and here to see her maternity photos.