Part family session. Part child session. Part newborn session. This shoot was so so so much fun! At the very end, they said they wanted one more set of pictures and pulled up an old car that the patriarch of the family build himself. Swoon!
She leaned in, touched his head, and whispered, "he is so beautiful." And then we all melted.
Why should you invest in a professional newborn photographer?
When you make the decision to hire a newborn photographer, you are investing in an experience that cannot be replicated. You cannot turn back time and recapture those adorable moments from the first few weeks of life. It is important and worth the investment to hire a professional that can allow you to relive these moments over and over again:
1. Experience. Newborn photographers have years of experience honing their craft. They participate in workshops. They are members of elite photography associations. They have the experience to capture every little angle and details that might have been missed.
2. Timeless Photographs. Professional newborn photographers have the skill set to not only take an amazing photograph but process it properly to make it timeless. Many first-time parents buy professional-grade cameras before their child is born. That is great! But professional photographers know how to use their professional-grade camera to give you the very best photograph possible.
3. Enjoying the moment. Picture this: You have just had a baby. You have just come home from the hospital. If you are like I was, you have 500 baby items in your house and you do not even know what most of them do. Now, you are supposed to get the whole family picture-ready and take those pictures yourself. That sounds stressful! Why not let a professional capture those moments while you enjoy them with your new baby? I love seeing the look on Mom's face when her oldest child is holding his/her new sibling. I love capturing the quiet magical moments of Mom holding her sleeping baby. These are memories that you will treasure forever. Let a professional newborn photographer capture them while you enjoy living them.
This family was just too sweet! I enjoyed every minute with them capturing how much they already love and adore their cute little girl!
One of my favorite things about this business is being a witness to a child's development. I LOVE shooting sessions and coming back a few months later to see a new milestone. It is especially fun when that milestone is the birth of a little brother. I have been capturing Grady's lively and sweet personality since he was 6 months old. I could not wait to see him as a big brother and to meet the little man Jones.
1916 was an important year. The Cubs played their first game at Weegham Park (Wrigley Field). The PGA was founded. The Boy Scouts of America was formed. World War I was in its third and most decisive year. The current Coca-Cola formula was introduced to the market. And a family owned factory started making heirloom children's gowns.
In the 12 weeks since he was born, I have taken over 3,000 pictures. He has not grinned in a single picture until I put him in his Feltman Brothers bubble. Like I said, 1916 was an important year. :)
I am normally not one for props during a session. However, my little boy and his little bear makes me want to suggest a favorite stuffed animal at all my 3 month sessions!
Having due dates so close together made shooting their maternity pictures extra special. So, I was over the moon excited to finally shoot this little man's session. You know it is going to be good when a newborn looks right at the camera and smiles on the first click!
In the middle of four high schools trying to take their prom pictures, we found a tiny little spot in the grass for her blanket. Apparently, a tiny little spot was all she needed to be absolutely adorable!
I said that I could not wait to share his blog post and I think it is obvious why! He has the cutest relationship with each of his family members (including their adorable little puppy) and was a dream to shoot!
Meet the Speir family! Almost exactly a year ago, I took pictures of their sweet little girl for their Christmas card. So, I was thrilled when they invited me back this year to capture some of their first memories with their tiny new addition. He was awake for most of our session and I love how they all turned out!