Sometimes I have to pinch myself. Is this really what I get to do for work? No, its not easy by any means. But it IS rewarding and it IS such a joy to get to work with these precious little ones at the very start of their lives. Each one is a miracle in and of themselves.
This handsome little guy came in with his beautiful mother and grandmother for his studio newborn photos. His grandmother brought this onesie for him to be photographed in because, even though he was days old. He already has a wonderful story of God’s goodness in his life. One they wanted to document and remember always.
After a week of frustrating ‘is it going to rain or not?’ weather, I was so happy I was able to meet up with this family at York Harbor for their family photo session on the beach. It was cloudy and humid, but there was no rain! We headed down to the grassy area near the boat ramp, mostly so that their little guy, Grayson, could run off some 2 year old energy! Oh what I wouldn’t give to have even an ounce of a 2 year olds energy! We managed to coral him for some quick family photos, and boy does he have a 1,000 watt smile!
I could tell that we needed a little break from stationary pictures as evidenced in the image on the left below; Grayson was attempting to make a getaway and so I said to Mom and Dad ‘lets let him run, and I will grab a photo of just you two.’ No sooner had I paired them together to take the picture when Grayson decided he wanted IN. I swear that is always how it it! There is nothing that makes a child want to be in a photo, like telling them that they aren’t in this photo. It makes me laugh every time!I only spent an hour with this family, but just in that time I could tell there was something special about them. This little guy made me laugh (and chase him) so much! 🙂 Once we tired of the grass we headed over to the beach to take some photos of Mom to remember her pregnancy by. They decided not to find out this baby gender, and it was fun to chat about her pregnancy and life in general. We took plenty of breaks to run, run, RUN, and spot boats in the water, and take a nice sit on the soaking wet sand. (well, only one of us did that! 🙂
I feel so lucky that I was able to spend some time with this family before they welcomed their new baby into their home. I feel even luckier that I am able to go and meet their 2 week old baby GIRL (eek!) during their in home Fresh 48 session this week. Thank you for trusting me to capture some memories from your last days as a family of three!
“I USED THE MUSTARD!!!” was my excited text to Erin just after this shoot. Do you ever think of something in your head, or dream of something, but then never quite have the gumption to carry it out? Well, I love these rich golden flowers and knit layer that I made to go with them. But they had just been sitting in my piles of goodies, never seeing the light of day because I didn’t quite have the gumption to bring them out. I thought maybe they’d be to bold. But then I just did it. And I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the resulting images. Let that be a lesson to me to step out of my box more often!
Could this sweet little girl be any more gorgeous? I think not.
I positively adore the variety we were able to achieve in this gallery. From rich yellows, to pastel pinks and lilacs, on to olive greens and neutrals.
I still can’t decide if I like color or B&W of this image better. Good thing they get both with the full gallery!
This gorgeous mamma contacted us about doing a studio newborn photo shoot with her handsome, handsome two month old. (As a little background info, IDEALLY we like to schedule studio newborn photo shoots when your baby is between 7-10 days old. This is when they are the most sleepy and curly and we are most likely to be able to get all of those those newborn poses you see so often.) Of course, we couldn’t guarantee any of those curly, squishy, naked poses for a two month old, but we were totally game to capture this sweet one and his mamma in whatever way we could. So, not knowing exactly what to expect we jumped right in and started with some adorable awake shots! Oh that eye contact!
There never has been a cuter bear.
And then, what do you know? Little man fell sound asleep and we actually put him in some of the newborn poses I never actually thought we’d get with him! I just love when things all come together! And let me tell you, two month old baby rolls have NOTHING on 1 week old baby rolls! Just look at those cheeks!
He so clearly loved being in his Mamma’s arms! It was truly precious and humbling to be a part of capturing and freezing these moments in time.
See this sweet little nugget below? She is in what is called “Froggy Pose”. (Yes, there are names for newborn photography poses.) I usually don’t do Froggy Pose because it requires an assistant and I don’t work with one right now. Thankfully, I am trained and practiced in this pose, so when this gorgeous couple specifically requested it and brought mom’s stunning wedding gown to use with it, we were able to create it for them. I briefed dad on his role as baby spotter/supporter, he did a fantastic job, baby cooperated and this lovely images was the result. I was so happy to be able to do this for them.
I need you to know that the baby is NEVER left alone in this pose. She is always supported by the hands of an assisting adult. Multiple photographs are taken and then during editing, I merge two phpo together to create the image you see here.
And here are just a few samples of the many other beautiful images of this little princess and her family.