This family was gifted a newborn session with me for their baby shower, isn’t that a great gift? I loved meeting this family, they were so kind and I loved that their dog wanted in on the action.
Oh my goodness, when I pulled up to this house and saw all the amazing windows I think I might have actually drooled. This house was a photographer's dream, huge big windows everywhere and white walls, I mean the light was a dream, and thank goodness because this day was so overcast with flurries, so I was nervous how much available natural light I would have. That's the downside to doing lifestyle sessions, you never know what the lighting situation is going to be, but usually all I need is one good window. As for this family, they were just so much fun to photograph, they were laid back and so sweet and really just a joy to be around. Even crying little Olivia is just adorable! Don't you love the face of a newborn crying? Is it just me? I don't like that they are upset but the conviction and emotion that they emit is just amazing at only a few days old. They certainly know what they want!
You know when you meet someone and instantly click, that is exactly what happened with this family. It was as if we had been friends for years, when literally we had only just met. It shouldn't have been surprise that I would like Sylvia's mommy since we have a very good mutual friend, but you never know when you meet your client for the first time in person. I was happy to hear that this family likes to take in strays, so I am hoping that means they may take me in too because I had the best time chatting and connecting with them.
I have recently realized that I like more lifestyle newborn photography than the posed newborns. I just love how authentic the lifestyle newborn photographs come across and the connections that I am able to capture between new parents, siblings and the baby. This lifestyle newborn session I made sure to include mom's first baby, Taylor, her dog. This family certainly looks like the All-American Family, especially the photographs out on their front porch. I felt like they could be a Ralph Lauren advertisement. Also, I have a thing for yawning newborns, aren't they so cute?