Preparing an older sibling for a new baby to join the family is no easy task, and those first days and weeks of adjusting to a new little one in the family can be both wonderful and trying! I remember feeling so torn as a mama, when my older children needed my attention, but also needing to go care for my newborn. Those days take extra patience, don’t they?!
I loved this natural newborn session because not only was this sweet baby boy perfectly sleepy and his older brother just darling with him, but I also loved seeing how calm and tender mama was toward her two boys. She is a natural nurturer for sure! Here are a handful of favorites from their newborn session:
This family is far too acquainted with grief and loss, and now they are in the sweetest season of life with their newborn baby boy and in their dream home, which they drew up plans for together. They lived in the basement of their 1950s ranch while the main floor was gutted and renovated, to re-create a design and floor plan that would foster the best family systems and their own joy. Oh, what an incredible joy it was to photograph these three inside their gorgeous home, which was finished just weeks before they brought home their baby boy!
She came over to my studio to try on dresses for her session in advance, and when she tried on the one she chose, it was as if it had been designed just for her, it was so perfect! My hairstylist met my client at her home and did her hair prior to the session, and afterward she mentioned she felt more pampered than she did on her wedding day! My goal was to capture them in their element, snugging together and caring for their son together.
After the session, I asked my client to describe how she feels about her photographs, she said, “my most prized possession in the whole world.” <3 My heart bursts with joy in being able to create memories like these for families.
It’s such an honor to have a session featured on The Motherhood Anthology! It is an educational community of photographers who primarily photograph motherhood, and it’s been such a helpful group to be a part of this past year! Head over to their blog to read more about this session, and stay tuned for further images here on my blog soon!
The moment I met this family, I knew they would be a delight to photograph! They have such strong family bonds, and genuinely enjoy being together. What a gorgeous evening we had for their family portrait session!