An In-Home Family Portrait Session
Earlier this year I shared a series of blog posts all about newborn photography. So many of my past brides are now moms-to-be and I often get questions from them about newborn photography. Since my calendar is so full with weddings, commercial and editorial work, it’s rare that I can make my schedule jive with delivery dates. The world of weddings and the world of babies are on two different schedules! And so I happily refer expecting moms to my friends Hannah Stinson and Danielle Parker, who are amazing newborn photographers! Photographing babies is their thing!
However, when a new baby comes into our family, I just can’t help pulling out my camera when asked! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember my cousin Cassie and her husband, Will. I photographed their wedding day back in 2017 and their maternity session earlier this summer. I remember us talking at the maternity session about the possibility of Elsie being a big baby. Cassie still had almost two months to go until her due date and baby girl was already measuring pretty big. At delivery, this little doll weighed nine pounds nine ounces!!!
I always get a little nervous about babies sleeping at newborn sessions. I know all the tips and tricks for soothing babies, but you just never know if you’ll be successful getting them to settle into a deep sleep. Deep sleep is essential for getting snuggly portraits like these. To my surprise, baby Elsie slept practically the entire session, proving that she knows how to work the camera just like her mama! Also, how could the camera not love those chubby cheeks!!!
I loved getting to spend this time photographing my newest cousin. I remember when her mama was born, so it’s a bit surreal photographing her daughter! Cassie is an artist, so I knew she would have a pretty selection of things on hand for this session. I absolutely loved the soft wraps she purchased and was really excited that we got to use all of them. I was hoping Elsie would sleep long enough for us to use at least one. Haha!
Sweet Elsie you are so loved already! You will always be a bright spot of the crazy year that is 2020!