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I had so much fun at this newborn and family session last week in the studio. It was easy to see how much baby E was already adored by her parents and siblings. It felt like a morning visiting with old friends. We captured some beautiful portraits, played movies for the kids, and caught up on all that was new since we last visited. Mom came with lots of great keepsakes for me to incorporate including her wedding dress (where baby E is happily sleeping below) and the most adorable set of leg warmers I’ve ever seen. Add to that our fresh spring flowers and all of E’s beautiful little features and we had a session fit for a princess! Enjoy your sneak peek!
There are sessions when I spend a whole hour just trying to get a big sibling in the same FRAME as their newborn brother or sister. Not with this family! Big sister A loved being in front of the camera and loved showering her new baby brother with kisses. Newborn A was just as content as could be. This session was especially fun to look forward to because I was let in on a little secret that no one besides the ultrasound tech knew… a BOY would be joining the family. I could barely contain myself during our pre-session as mom talked about flowers and gardens and all along I knew this would be a session filled with blue! I was sure I was going to slip and call him a “he.” Finally, I could talk to mom again when the secret was out. I am overjoyed looking at all of the sweet moments we captured of the W family welcoming their new baby boy. Big sister rocked every possible sibling photo I could think of for this age and then she played so nicely for the rest of our session. Newborn A rocked his individual portraits too, but he mostly just loved to be cuddled. I can’t wait to show you the rest mom and dad!
I know I say it a lot, but one of the things I love most about my job is watching families grow. Capturing each new baby as they enter the world and join a family amazes me every time. This family has been coming to me for portraits since mom was pregnant with her first. Big sister A was one of the first newborns I photographed ever (perhaps a Throwback Thursday post to come?). They were back again with the birth of little brother J, now 2, and I was thrilled to hear the news that a third sweet baby would be joining the family. All in all, this was their 9th session with me! It’s no wonder that I love these kids like my own when I see them again! Baby L was just as perfect as her big brother and sister… only, I was very surprised to see a full head of brown hair on this one! Other than that, she looks just like her big brother and sister did as babies… lucky girl! Enjoy your sneak peek P family. Thank you for another perfect “session” as A would say!
I was thrilled when A contacted us to photograph her 1 year old daughter C and baby-on-the-way K! She’s a local photographer who I’ve known through our photography groups here in Southern New England for a few years now. She’s an amazing photographer in her own right, but I know just how hard it is to try photographing your own newborn just after giving birth. I always love working with other photographers because I know just how much they appreciate beautiful photography and everything that goes into it! A’s gorgeous family was nothing short of perfect at our session. Newborn K was a social butterfly. She was so ready to meet the world, mom actually had her in the CAR on the way to the hospital! I know mom’s hands must be full with these two sweet girls, but in the best kind of way imaginable! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Many find the thought of pulling off an entire sleepy newborn session with a room full of people, kids jumping around the bean bag and parents trying to keep everyone happy on 2 hours of sleep a bit overwhelming! Our quiet newborn sessions used to focus on only the newborn for just that reason. Then, I photographed this session. Mom expressed to me before our session that she really wanted to capture the full family. She was willing to pay two session fees! Well, that wasn’t necessary, I was up for the challenge. I loved every moment. It was one of my favorite sessions I’ve ever photographed and still is to this day. This session made me see how beautiful and meaningful it can be to capture a family welcoming a newborn baby. When I had my daughter Grace almost two years later, I ended up wanting to capture family and sibling photos even more than I wanted fancy newborn poses and props. When I look back at the photos of Grace as a newborn (a time already a bit faded in my memory), the images of Giuliana staring down at her in awe are the ones that still bring tears to my eyes. So now, at our studio, we offer two different types of newborn sessions. You can choose a Newborn Session that focuses on your darling bundle of joy in all of their perfect sleepiness or you can opt for a Newborn and Family Session that captures those sweet sleepy poses in addition to all of the love showered on baby by their welcoming family and older siblings. Newborn and Family Sessions are even more beautiful taken in your own home if you prefer to have us come to you!
This Throwback Thursday I wanted to share with you some favorite images from this gorgeous family newborn session taken in 2011 so that you can see the beauty in getting the whole family involved. ~ Heidi
I have been loving our Newborn and Family sessions lately. Watching big siblings welcome a new baby into the world has to be one of the greatest moments in the story of a family. I can see these photos being pulled out at high school graduations and on wedding days. Of all of the photos from when my second daughter Grace was born, my favorites are the portraits I have of Giuliana holding her. The wonder and joy on the faces of children as they love on their new baby is so beautiful! We started our session full of family fun and then it was C’s turn to steal the show. After all of the commotion, he was worn out! He loved posing on the bean bag, and with some serious cluster feeding, he even slept like a champ for our last few sets. Enjoy your sneak peek! ~ Heidi
I was so excited for a session with one of my favorite families as they welcomed their newest addition last week! Sweet baby T was 3 weeks old on the day of our shoot and she slept like a dream for me. 2 year old big sister S started out a little shy, but we were friends in no time! She did a great job with her newborn sister. She sat right down by the bean bag and quietly looked on, taking it all in. Then, she carefully posed her own little stuffed animals on our extra bean bag. S was a baby-wisperer in the making! I love capturing family portraits during our newborn sessions. It can be such a busy, sleep-deprived, foggy time for parents, but when they look back at the photos, I know that they will remember all of the joy and wonder that was at the heart of this special time in their lives. Enjoy your sneak peek R family!
I had so much fun with these 4 sweet kids and their mom, aunt and grandmother the week before Christmas! I’m not going to lie, I was nervous about how a session with 2 month old twins and 2 older siblings would go. I was so pleasantly surprised by how amazing big brother and sister were with their new babies. They were such good listeners and did a wonderful job holding the babies and posing for me. I was so impressed with them. I think half of this gallery will be the four kids all together because I have so many favorites! After the family portraits, we took some of just big brother and sister on their own, and then we captured a few sweet newborn sets. It was so much fun, the time flew by! Thanks for such a great session. Enjoy your sneak peek!
We first met 1 year old M just a few weeks ago for his first birthday cake smash with Mariah. I fell completely in love with him just from looking at the portraits she took! He was back at the studio as a big brother just last week and we had such a great time. He finished his pictures with little brother in no time! He crawled right up and showered him with hugs and kisses. If I could capture half of how adorable these two babies were in person, I think we’d have success! Newborn M was totally irresistible as well. Mom shared my taste, loving all of the soft creams and whites for our photos. I could photograph a newborn session with nothing but a cream blanket and love every image! Can’t wait to show you the rest mom and dad. Enjoy your sneak peek!
The adorable G family has been traveling a long way to the studio ever since biggest sister C, now 3 1/2, turned 1 year old. Since then, I had the joy of helping them welcome little sister S, now 2 1/2, as a newborn and then celebrate her first birthday. I was thrilled to hear that they were expecting a baby BOY this year to complete their adorable family! Little brother L was adorable, a great sleeper and adored by his two sweet big sisters. They were so full of excitement around him that I’m surprised we nailed a shot with them standing still for a moment! The carriage image was especially important to mom because we used the very same carriage when S was a newborn. Thanks for coming to visit us again G family! Enjoy your sneak peek!