A Lifestyle Newborn Family Session
I was in business as a portrait photographer for three years before I ventured into the world of wedding photography. My calendar back then was full of mostly family sessions and a few high school senior shoots here and there. But I was hooked on weddings from that first dip of the toe into the pond and it changed the course of my business.
Today I take on about one family session per month. I know that sounds extremely limited, but each wedding usually has at least one other session paired with it. Whether it’s another date for engagement portraits, a bridal session, or rehearsal dinner coverage, the calendar fills in fast with those shoots. Since I also do commercial and editorial photography, this leaves very little time for family sessions. I love the variety of work I get to shoot, so when I do have a family session make it’s way onto my calendar, it’s a real treat.
My friends Melissa and Christopher reached out with the news they were expecting their third child well ahead of his due date. With Heath, their first son, due to arrive at the end of September, we planned a lifestyle family session for early to mid October. That’s one thing about babies…you never know exactly for sure when they’ll make their appearance. Heath ended up arriving a little ahead of his due date, meaning we did this session closer to three weeks old. He was still in the sleepy stage though so it was perfect timing!
In fact, little Heath slept for most of his session, even when his older sisters were hugging and kissing him. It was the sweetest thing! It seems like yesterday that I was taking his sister’s newborn photos. I can’t believe how fast time flies! It was such a joy to work with this sweet family again. Enjoy my favorites from their shoot!
Already smiling for the camera on cue!
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