It's always a bit daunting when a friend and talented photographer hires you to do their newborn session, but so much fun too. Baby Alexandra was two weeks old when we did their Growing Family lifestyle newborn session. I loved capturing their family life in motion- mommy waking big-brother Austin up from his nap with some cuddles, family reading time in bed while mommy nursed the baby, mommy snuggles and babywearing, dad firing up the barbecue and family superhero playtime before dinner. This was a FULL session! I love Growing Family sessions so much as we get to explore the family life with new baby in tow. Life moves on, toddlers need some extra attention (and popsicles!), and new babies fit right into the mix. Thank you Edgar Family for having me be a part of this amazing time in your family!
I loved everything about this Growing Family session a few weeks ago as my friends welcomed their fourth baby, sweet Maeve, into their world. Growing Family sessions are my take on newborn photography- a storytelling approach to capture the authentic family life as it ebbs and flows with a new baby in the home, along with some more traditional portraits in the mix (afterall, grandmas love posed portraits, right?).
With two older brothers and a sister, Maeve is adored beyond measure. I love the images we captured of the family in motion- both at play, and at work in the kitchen. Life goes on with a fourth baby in the house. But still, the awe over this new life is mighty.
I loved every minute photographing this in-home lifestyle newborn session in Nazareth, PA. This sweet family's first born is 2, and was so excited to welcome his new baby sister Stella home! Stella was about one week old when we did her session. What I love so much about lifestyle newborn work is how the older siblings are involved in the session, and I am able to capture just the family being a family- playing with the big kids, changing diapers, soothing and burping their newborn baby. All the emotions, smells, snuggles of a newborn, in their parents calming arms. Parents relaxed and in their own homes. Daddy playing hide-n-seek with big brother while baby nursed in her nursery. So many great moments from this playful session!