Talk about a champ. Little Sy, several weeks outside the 4-10 day window recommended for newborn sessions, was a delight! Even after stripping him down and dressing him in hat after hat, he was still all smiles and eventually even gave us some of the precious sleeping pictures we’d hoped for!
A much anticipated arrival has finally come! From this first set of pictures you can see that this little one had an entire army waiting in the wings to meet him, the sweet boy they’d been loving for the last 9 months(but it you ask me I’d say they’ve loved him much longer than that).
From this second set of images you can see both his sweetness and cuteness far surpassed what any of us could have imagined. My favorites of the entire session definitely being any and all where the lion hat is in play. I’d been holding off on using that hat knowing when baby Brady came he would turn it out…and as you can see, he did not disappoint.
I just can’t get enough of this baby mama’s style…as I’m sure you all fell in love with as well when you saw her Maternity Shoot. This simple and natural in home setting gives such an intimate feel that really speaks to me. Though the shoot is essentially prop free the images have such a cozy and precious outcome. I couldn’t love them or this little guy more! Can you even stand his little nose and lips! Too precious!
I’ve never thought of a necktie as being an oversized article of clothing, until we put one on a 10 day old baby that is. We thought it would be fun to put little J in one of his daddy’s many ties. I couldn’t believe how the tie appeared to just keep going and going forever when it laid beside his tiny body. I really started thinking this had to be the longest tie I’d ever seen in my life…so long in fact it didn’t fit in the frame. I was assured it was a normal sized tie and suppose it’s all just relative to the fact that little man is so teeny and precious. How do we start out so small?
Funny that just a couple months ago I was thinking to myself “man, I’ve done tons of newborn sessions with little girls but so few with baby boys.” No sooner than that crossed my mind 4 newborn sessions were booked and ALL BOYS!! Needless to say things have been pretty busy for me lately. Just a couple sneak peaks for now but here are some of the precious newborn sessions to be looking for in the next week or so!
So what’s in a name? Well, with a name like Hunter Courreges I’d say among other things, character, strength and bravery…all things you’re probably going to want to have if you’re growing up with a big Lab and a Great Dane as your two closest playmates. Luckily he’s got all those PLUS he’s beautiful! Thanks so much to Jennifer & Wayne for letting me into their home and for their patience as I tried to capture my vision with the pups. I LOVE these images.
For me Christmas came early this year, December 6th to be precise. That’s when the much anticipated arrival of these two treasures finally came and they did not disappoint. I’d had ideas for this shoot for months some even involved perfecting my carpentry skills and building a sleigh as you’ll see in the Christmas portion of their shoot…luckily when my woodworking skills failed to deliver, my father’s didn’t and I was bailed out and given the perfect Santa sleigh for his exhausted reindeer to nap in.
This shoot was amazing. For many reasons. One, I get this high from seeing images that have only existed in my mind then exist in digital print form for the world to see. So the pay off of seeing the perfect antler looking twigs I hunter for forever resting on the heads of these two sweeties was priceless. Two, you may notice how smiley these guys are when they’re together. That was NOT photoshop! The best way we could calm Berkeley down when she wasn’t too excited about having her picture taken was to lay her brother Chase down next to her. Without fail, each time they were placed close enough to cuddle they were so calm, peaceful, and happy. It was an amazing and beautiful beautiful experience for me. Thanks so much to Elisa & Danny for letting me practically move in for a day and put their newborns in suitcases, pea pods, suspenders, and even antlers. You’re the best!
To be honest I was a little nervous about this pseudo Newborn Shoot as Baby Brynn was almost 2 months old. Newborns are best done within the first 2 weeks of life as that’s when they’ll be the sleepiest and least disturbed from all the posing and what not but my nerves were quickly put to ease as Brynn was so calm and cooperative even in her wakefulness…many times even staring right down the barrel of the lens. With those blue eyes…talk about a score!! She was an absolute doll!!
Probably the most patient baby ever. My heart broke for baby Colton who was several weeks old at the time of this shoot which means he old enough that he’s awake and aware that he’s having his clothes changed over and over, being put in baskets, and taken out of baskets, hats on, hats off, etc. He’s also old enough to know he doesn’t like it. We took a couple breaks for him to get some comfort from Mama but pretty soon we had sweet surrender and got money shot after money shot of this precious baby boy.
I love when parents book their newborn sessions within the first 10 days of the new baby’s life. It’s almost guaranteeing the baby will be calm, sleepy, easy to work with and almost unaware of whats going on. Sweet Addison makes her case for this argument with these stunning images.
She was just 7 days old and seemed completely unaware of the fact that she’s just about naked, she’s being put in and out of bowls, cocoons, diaper covers, headbands. She’s unaffected by the clicking sound of the shutter over and over right in her face and even her 2 big sisters playing in the other room. She was as calm as could be and even flashed us her gorgeous blue eyes from time to time. I was definitely spoiled with a perfect little model today!
Wouldn’t you just know that after preparing the new mother for a typical newborn session that sometimes lasts up to 5 hours, her baby’s would be done in less than 2!! Penny slept the entire time, never fussed from being undressed, never fussed to be fed, never relieved herself on the props or backdrops, and held every pose without so much as flinching!! Holy cow, this newborn session was an anomaly!
Penny was an absolute delight and made it easy to get dozens of amazing shots like these!