New mom confession: We took these pictures weeks ago (like 10 days after she was born) and it took me until this past weekend to finally finish editing them. One thing I love about Finley is that she loves to be held and is such a snuggle bug. But, one thing that’s hard about Finley is that she loves to be held so I don’t have full access to my hands to get things done. My mom guilt made me feel pretty bad that it every day editing these images was on my to do list and each day I just couldn’t get it done. I eventually had to realize that this is my new normal and I needed to give myself all the grace!Read More »
Tag: Newborn Portaits
Newborn Portraits – Sam – Charlottesville
Meet my new nephew!! That’s right this little cutie is my sister in law’s son and so obviously I’m biased in thinking he’s precious! He is officially a month old now and doing very well! His sister Cora has adapted so well and is really sweet with him. She is gentle and kind and even calms him down by saying “It’s okay little buddy, it’s okay.” ::swoon:: Sam meanwhile is an observer, calm and quietly takes it all in. He has big blue eyes that watch you intently. It’s going to be great watching these two grow up! Read More »
I’m not going to lie to you, I always get nervous before newborn sessions. Mostly because I don’t have children of my own yet so I don’t know all the ways to sooth them the ways mothers do. Also because I’m never 100% sure of how it will go. With kids I can distract them or play games or try to make them giggle but newborns can’t be distracted easily with games or silly phrases.
While I always get a little nervous before hand – I always sink into calm the moment we start. Newborn sessions are special – they are new and exciting and sweet. It’s calm and slower and intentional. It’s not about games and being silly it’s about sweet little moments. Capturing the way moms look at their baby, the way dads hold them and look at their wives. It’s about little toes and tiny ears. Small little smiles and sleepy poses and details. I always love taking newborn images and even more so editing and delivering newborn images. They are a milestone, not just a picture for a card but a memory, a moment, a blink.
Lauren’s little girl made our session perfect. She was sweet and when she wasn’t sleeping she was staring right at the camera with these beautiful big blue eyes. Lauren has these white curtains in the room which we were able to use as a perfectly clean white background. The nursery is decorated with sweet little touches of giraffes – a favorite of Lauren’s. 🙂
Here are some of my favorites from the William’s newborn session, I know I’m biased but I think they are simply precious!