Although I’ve only met this momma a few times, I felt like family in their cozy home, cuddling their newest family member on a brisk winter morning. The nursery was grey & green with a cactus theme and adorable personal touches. The entire family, GoldenDoodle including, was game for a lifestyle portion prior to baby Leo’s sleepy, stylized session. Leo slept and slept until the last few minutes, making for a perfect way to end his session as we caught a peek of his little eyes. I hope they are in love with their gallery as much as they are in love with their new little guy! Here are some favorites…
We were lucky enough to do two sessions with this little guy and his fun family! First they came to our (temporary) in-home space to get some sleepy, cozy baby shots. Along with some cuddles & a few cat naps, we captured this perfectly handsome baby boy in all his cuteness. Then a couple weeks later, we met up again, this time in their home, and got to see the gorgeous nursery, some festive Christmas decorations and the rest of the sibling crew! We are always thankful that growing families share these early moments with us. Check out some of our favorites of “baby W!”
It was a pleasure to work with this adorable family! I’ve been running with momma for several years and had the blessing of photographing their first born, Jack, since he was in her tummy. Now known as “big brother Jack,” he is an active toddler who doesn’t love to sit still, so we didn’t get many perfectly posed sibling shots… but that isn’t really my style anyhow. 🙂 Jack gave me some smiles, a few yoga poses and a couple quicker-than-my-camera toddler-speed kisses on his new baby brother, Collin Michael.
Baby Collin’s nursery was put together with love by his overly handy parents, including the handmade nursery sign they will soon sell in their home-based business, The Local Grain Company. He didn’t want to miss out on any action and was awake for most of his session until the very end, when momma konked him out with some milk & snuggles. Here are a few favorites from our in-home newborn session!
Every time I do a lifestyle newborn session, I fall more in love. There is nothing quite as precious as witnessing new parents in their own home with their tiny miracle. Documenting those early moments as they cuddle and snuggle the morning away. Taking a few minutes for a feeding or diaper change, incorporating the family pet, seeing what favorite books – and sometimes artwork from previous sessions with us – they’ve chosen to put on display. I’m truly honored that families allow me to share these intimate memories with them.
Erin & Jonathan are two of the sweetest parents I’ve met. We first met at their maternity session and I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby B. They welcomed me, offered me coffee and let me cuddle the latest “addition” to the family before we started our session. We chatted about sleepless nights, labor & delivery, nursing and all things baby. Their home was the perfect backdrop and the gender-neutral nursery – baby boy was a surprise – was absolutely perfect. I’m thankful their friends referred them and hope to work with them for years to come. Here are a few favorites from my morning with baby Barrett and his parents…
As much as I love ALL newbies, I was excited to have a little girl to cuddle after a streak of boys! Baby K came to me just nine days new and although she didn’t want to sleep at first, we finally got her to close those pretty little eyes. This little babe has two older brothers that are going to both fill her life with joy, as well as toughen her up! Here are a few favorites from our session…
Oh my heart. Seriously. Baby Hagan was a dream – so sleepy and cuddly, such perfect skin and tiny features, so much gorgeous hair. And his parents? Unicorn parents. Perfectly calm, perfectly put together & perfectly… well, beautiful.
Momma and I have been friends since before either of us had babies and it was so surreal to see her with her own little one. I had a fabulous morning hanging out with them, catching up and snuggling baby Hagan. Oh… and we took some pictures! Check out some of my favorites and stay tuned for more, I have a feeling I’ll be sneaking visits to this little guy quite often!
Daley Family | In-home stylized+lifestyle newborn session
Another photographer friend referred this family to me and what a blessing they were! Mom, Dad and all three kids were so sweet & friendly and their home was a beautiful backdrop to capture their lifestyle moments. They also added on some stylized poses and the new Daley addition slept a bit and woke a bit… she didn’t want to miss out on the family fun! Here are some favorites from my morning with this lovely crew:
Watching these two become parents has been amazing. We have been friends forever, and now that they have a little one as well, we can talk about all things baby… sleepless nights, fussy tricks, cuddling, baby-wearing, jogging strollers, nursing, pumping… on and on! Baby Will was precious and snuggly during our session and although they chose the lifestyle option, we still got a few sleepy baby-in-a-basket shots as well. Isn’t he adorable!? Congrats mom & dad, you did well! 🙂
Carroll Family | In-home newborn lifestyle session | Hilliard, Ohio
Working with clients-turned-friends & getting my baby fix are just some of the many perks of this photography gig! I am blessed to visit client homes, chat with mommas about all-things-baby, cuddle their newborn addition and feel like I’m genuinely part of their family, even if just for a bit. The Carroll crew welcomed me with open arms and Mom, Dad & big sister Ellie all took turns loving on baby Luke during their session. They will definitely stay busy now with a two-year-old toddler and a freshly picked newbie, but I know there is enough love to go around! 🙂 Meet the littlest Carroll…
Here is a combination post of this lovely family, before and after their tiniest new edition!
Sunset Lifestyle Family + Maternity Session | Dublin, Ohio
Party of three is about to become party of four! Well five, if you count their loyal family dog, Stella! Absolutely love working with our families over the years and watching them grow. Can’t wait to meet the little one in momma’s belly in just a few months!
In-home lifestyle newborn session | Dublin, Ohio
I have so much fun & good conversation with this stunning family (seriously, look at them)! They had a perfect fall sunset for their maternity session & I was so excited to go to their beautiful home and capture some memories with their newest addition. Big sis “B” was super excited and the best little helper. Here are a few favorites from our afternoon…