As always, I enjoyed having the chance to photograph a baby girl and bring out all of my flowers and ruffles and headbands. A little backstory on how I met her family:Two years ago I wanted to start a project on adoption. I contacted the Henderson family to see if they were interested in having me come and document their adoption. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to capture that process as it ended up taking place out of state. Though I did not photograph their daughter Ella’s newborns, I have photographed their family portraits and Christmas pictures for the past two years. I was so excited when they asked to do a newborn session for Ella’s baby sister Emory, who they also chose to adopt. (more…)
Right before Christmas break I had four newborn sessions back to back. Talk about crazy! It always surprises me when these teeny tiny mamas have such big babies! Beautiful little Leah (actually, not so little at 9 pounds!) was literally perfection for her session. After having a slew of boys in the studio, it was so much fun to pull out all the frills and flowers and lace.
I like to give parents a teaser with a few samples from the session on social media. Occasionally, I choose to do an Animoto video instead of a collection of static images. Here is Leah's teaser video that was shared on Facebook. (more…)
A little backstory on Savannah's session:
Her mom contacted me shortly after Savannah was born. In general, I book a month in advance or more in advance and I always encourage my moms to plan ahead and book early. My schedule for the month of December was very full and I was not able to book a morning session with her. (I like morning sessions for my newborns because babies tend to be calm and sleepy at that time.) However, Savannah's mom really wanted to do a session in my studio and to make that work, I asked them to come in on Friday evening. In the end, time wasn't an issue because Savannah was fantastic! She was the first of four December newborns that I shot back to back and she set the tone for each of them- they were all amazing.
On social media I share a teaser for the parents so that they get to see some of the photos before I get to editing and sending them their full batch. Sometimes I choose to put the pictures into a movie and Animoto is a great way to do this! Here is Savannah's teaser video. (more…)