We have another adorable baby girl on the blog this morning! I had a blast with Sophie for her studio session. Don't you just love her cheeks?!
Sophie's mom and grandma (who are both amazing teachers, by the way) were there with us for her session. And she kept us all laughing the whole time! So much personality...so much sass!
And she is a girl after my own heart...after a few minutes, she kicked off her shoes. So,of course, I followed suit! I love the shots of her cute bare feet.
Here are a few of my favorites from her session.
I love posing and cuddling with precious newborns. They are so sweet! So it might surprise you when I say that the session itself isn't my favorite part of the newborn photography experience. Let me explain. As all my mommas (and daddy's too) out there know, getting out the house with a newborn is a serious accomplishment. And you get double points if you have other kiddos to get ready in addition to the 'new addition.' So I can honestly totally relate when moms sometimes think that it might not be worth it do a newborn session. But you come to the studio--sleep-deprived--but you are here. And we have a great session. You come back and view and order about a week after the session. And we ooh and aah over how cute your bundle of joy looks and you comment that he or she has already changed a bit. And then another week or two pass as we process your images and place your order. And then I call you and let you know that your order is ready to be picked up.
Spoiler alert: this is my favorite part! As mom is holding and looking at her printed portraits for the first time, I'm always looking at mom. Most moms have the same expression...and seeing it will never get old. Beyond the exhaustion and sleepless nights, your face tells me a story. It says how incredibly happy you are that you made the time and effort to have your newborn's portraits taken. Because in the short weeks between the session and the delivery of your photos, your baby has changed so much. And although you try to enjoy every moment, some of it is a blur. But the images in your hands...they are the next best thing to being able to freeze that time. And that is why cuddling the precious babies for the session has to take second place as my favorite part of the newborn session experience. Because nothing beats the look on momma's face when she sees her portraits.
And what's a blog post without images? I had a great time with the D. Family for their newborn session. I loved seeing how big brother was so attentive to his little brother. It was so sweet. And of course, it made my day to see mom's reaction when she came to pick up her order last week. In fact, it is what inspired me to write this post.
These two cuties are twins...yep, twins! I took their pictures about a year ago so I was so happy when their mom said she was ready to come see me again. They came by the studio for one of our Just4Kids Mini Sessions. Look what we were able to get in 30 minutes! I love the ones where they are hugging and kissing...so sweet :)
If you are interested in a session for your kiddos, I would love to talk to you about the many options that we have to offer! So many clients are loving our Just4Kids Mini Sessions.
My first official session at the new studio! And it was made just a little sweeter by the fact that this is my little girl. I typically refer to her as my "baby." In fact, I had to catch myself to use the words "little girl" instead of "baby" in that last sentence. But when I look at these images, I am reminded that she is not a baby at all. It's funny how images can evoke so many emotions. I love these images...they capture her personality so well. But if I look at them too long, I start to tear up. She just looks so grown up. But that's what it's all about. Capturing these sweet expressions and freezing time...if only for a moment.
This was one of our studio mini sessions. If you are interested in a Just4Kids Mini Session for your little ones, give us a call at 985.290.9060!