Last week I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely lady at her home snuggled up with mom and dad. In home newborn sessions hold a special place in my heart. It’s such an honor to be trusted to enter someone’s home and document the way they are caring for the newest member of their family, capturing the chaos, sheer exhaustion, excitement and beauty of this special time in life. Mom and Dad are doing a beautiful job.
Maternity sessions with little kiddos included are such a blast. I love the variety of images created, that bonding experience between the siblings (maybe it’s just their mutual wariness of the camera, although we played enough fun games for them to forget about it), and creating and preserving memories for them for years to come. Bonus: we were lucky enough for a gorgeous summer sunset to add some magic to the images.
So… I LOVE maternity sessions. And I love playing in water. So I was delighted when this adventurous couple agreed to get in the creek with me for some fun maternity photos and the feeding of my creative soul!
Everyone loves those golden, glowy sunset photos, except that I don’t know many kiddos who can stay up for that magic hour without falling apart. Enter sunrise sessions. These guys are one of my favorite families to photograph, and have been allowing me to create memories for them for several years. We always go for morning sessions and the kids are happy, the light is pretty, and it’s a win for everyone.
For the last several years I have volunteered my services to raise money for the Columbus Babywearing group by hosting fundraising mini-sessions. This year things worked out a little differently due to covid, but I was still able to host a few families in my backyard studio who are members of the group. Got some great shots of them snuggling their babes!
It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I went from fearing I would never photograph families again to having a completely booked summer. I am beyond thankful to the families who have trusted me with their memories, children, and safety. I think times of crisis remind us how fleeting and precious life is, and we want to hold on to these moments as tightly as possible. Here are a few photos from a session I did one lovely morning in June at Jeffrey Mansion.
A recap of 2019.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite families just before and immediately after the birth of their third child. It’s amazing how much life slows down (briefly) after baby’s arrival. Each day is a blessing and one to be taken slowly, with little or no agenda. They asked me to visit one morning and capture the raw moments of life with a new little one.
I’ve been dipping my toes into newborn photography lately, and it is a whole other art form. Thankfully I had a lovely, sleepy model to practice on for this in-home session. Happy birth day sweet baby E, welcome to the world!