Newborn session

I’m often asked what my favorite type of photography is, and I always answer without a moment’s hesitation that it’s newborns. There’s just something about the tiny, brand-new life in front of my lens and the usually awe-filled parents that just fills my heart with joy. I’ve been around babies my whole life; as the oldest of eight kids and one of a gaggle of cousins, I can’t remember a time¬†growing up when I didn’t have a baby around.

So when Morgan and Will reached out to schedule their newborn session for baby Warren, I was thrilled. The sessions can be grueling, to be sure; three-plus hours under bright lights and a space heater cranked up high can be tough on everyone involved. But little Warren was a real trooper, and the new mom and dad were super helpful, too. Thanks to them, I think this was one of my best sessions yet! (Will is a dentist, so he and Morgan got an adorable little tooth hat for some of the photos. Isn’t that sweet?)

 

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Fresh 48 Session

I’ve wanted to do a Fresh 48 since I first heard of it (embarrassingly, just a few months ago). Basically, a Fresh 48 is a newborn session conducted in the hospital, within the first 48 hours of baby’s life. The photos are always so sweet, but especially so when the proud momma and papa are first-time parents. Such was the case with Morgan and Will; it was such a humbling experience to help document their love and awe at their new son, Warren. (I also did a traditional newborn session with the happy family, so stay tuned for those photos as well!)