Newborn babies can be difficult to work with sometimes as they're sensitive to being poked and prodded and molded for hours on end; but Teagan was the exception to the rule. Over 3 hours of modeling and she was a perfect little angel! The love between her and her brothers and her and her mommy and daddy was almost too much to handle. This is why lifestyle portraiture is my specialty and pulls hard at my photography heart strings!
Shamefully, over a year has passed since my last blog post. I suppose that's what happens when you have a baby of your own. But I felt compelled to pick back up my momentum with this insanely adorable lifestyle newborn portrait session. Baby Rita was only a week old to the day for this session and she was such a wonderful little model. Her energetic brother kept me on my toes and I captured some candid portraits of him as well but Rita stole the show! With her beautiful head of hair and rare but infectious smile... who couldn't totally fall in love!
I've been photographing Zoelle since she was just a tiny 4 month old baby. This year, just before her 5th birthday, her portrait session was shared with someone else! Her baby sister Colette, at 10 weeks old, had her first photoshoot with me and Zoelle was as excited as I was. She stood next to me doing everything in her power to coax a smile or giggle out of her baby sister. We had such a great time together as we always do! I can't wait for Zoelle's 6th birthday when Colette is running around! Hopefully Zoelle will help me catch her :)
April 26, 2015 my beautiful cousin gave birth to baby #2, Liliana Rose! Unlike her first, we didn't know if she was having a boy or a girl so the phone call was filled with excitement and tears. She is beautiful and petite and Nicholas is already showing how amazing of a big brother he is going to be to her. I couldn't be happier for Lauren and her growing family!
From when he was just a tiny 6 month old, I have been photographing Nicholas. Now 3 years old, he is preparing to be a big brother! He loves his mom and dad and loves even more having all of the attention. But the more I talked to him, the more I hear how excited he is to take on the role of being a big brother. From checking his mommy's tummy to giving her a rose and a kiss because "mommy's beautiful"; Nicholas is ready to show his new baby brother or sister just how to win the hearts of everyone around.
I would never venture to call myself an expert in photographing newborns. But when you get to photograph the newborn baby of your friends, you know you can experiment and get creative. Zoe was awake for way more of the session than we anticipated but she was such a great sport. Especially when we surrounded her with flowers, or when we continuously attempted to have her balance her head on her cute little hands. Hopefully she doesn't grow up to hate me since she is stuck with me as her photographer forever.