My former co-worker welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world in December just before Christmas. I was SO excited to get the message that Baby C was finally here and we could officially get the newborn session on the books.
I had spent months carefully designing this session. I knew mom loved soft textures and very feminine color palettes, so I set out to make the most luxurious sets that I could think of. Lots of soft stretchy wraps, soft unspun wool blankets, and cloud soft backdrop fabrics married with soft pinks and creams. But, she also loved that rustic organic style too, so I made sure to incorporate lots of wood and earth tones to compliment her skin tones and her thick dark hair.
She was such a cutie but at 2 weeks old for her session, she made me work! But, if anything is worth breaking a sweat for, it’s those amazing baby yawns and big yummy grins. She was such an expressive baby and so cuddly and squishy, I could just nom her cheeks right off her face. However, after practicing great self restraint, I managed to leave those sweet cheeks right where they belong and capture her rare moments of sleep.
As I mentioned in the post about their maternity session, I love LOVE when dads get involved with the maternity photos. I love it even more when the parents (either or both!) get in on the newborn photos. There is something so amazing about capturing their first official portraits as a new family. That raw and awe inspiring love they have for their new baby and for each other is such a reminder that it’s not just babies being born, families are being born. Entire new identities and values are being born. And that is such an honor to bear witness to and to immortalize in print.