Newborn photography is always awe inspiring. It’s amazing to me, to meet this new little person, working so hard to understand the world and grow and develop. Newborns are so strong, yet they are so dependent on their parents to guide them and keep them safe, especially in these first few months. I can’t get enough of their connection to their parents, and their many, many expressions. And their tiny fingers & toes. Such sweetness! Meeting Jude was all the sweeter, as he is the newest member of my own extended family! How awesome is it to gain a sister this year, and then become connected to her family? Jude is my sister-in-law Elisha’s nephew, and I loved getting to know this little person and his loving family!
A little side not on my approach to newborn sessions… I love a cute newborn pose as much as the next person, but I rarely ever pose newborns. To capture those super-studio style newborn shots with the baby perfectly curled up, with it’s head resting in it’s hands, or bundled up in a basket, means the newborn really has to be in a deep sleep, and even when they are, the process of getting a newborn into a “pose” can be very taxing on the little ones, not to mention their parents. Instead, I really focus the flow of my sessions on the comfort of my tiny new friends, and I find it produces lovely images of their expressions and details, and authentic moments of interaction with their family. I find that if everyone is comfortable & relaxed during the session, beautiful moments naturally present themselves.
Here is one of my favorite non-posed shots from the session, that I couldn’t have planned if I tried!
Here are a few more favorites from the session, or view Jude’s slideshow here.Hilary & Matt, thank you so much for letting me capture this sweet & wonderous time in your family. I so enjoyed spending time with you all and getting to know you better!!!
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