Sweet litte Ryder had his newborn photography session at just 8 days old. Mom and dad love the water, so we had fun incorporating lots of water themed props. His parents are also the authors of the DIY blog SewWoodsy so of course we had to bring in some "woodsy" themes too! Baby Ryder slept like a champ, giving us lots of smiles and making my job super easy. Congrats to this new family of three (or four if you include big sister Lola - who watched protectively over Ryder the whole session)!
Ever heard of a Fresh 48 session before? I had, but never had the opportunity to be a part of one until my maternity client (and good friend) Katie asked me. From the moment she contacted me, I was intrigued. A Fresh 48 is a documentary/lifestyle type session done within the first 48 hours of baby's life. They’re the alternative (or an addition) to birth photography and take place at the hospital, home, or birth center. Katie didn't want her labor and delivery documented but she did want to capture those first few precious moments of new life.
I love this idea so much I'm including these sessions...
I got to meet baby Juliana when she was only seven days old. This newborn little girl slept like a champ through most of her session and seemed to wake up just for some family photos. I love all the props and accessories I get to use when photographing newborn girls. I always encourage my clients to incorporate personal or sentimental items in their photos. Mom had a special blanket that was made by her sister-in-law we were able to use. Also, since this little girl was born right before Easter, we captured some adorable Easter images you will see below.