When I first began my photography career, newborn sessions felt like so much work and to be honest, I dreaded them. I always felt like I needed to re-produce a studio like session - using multiple colors, swaddles, hats/bows, props, and difficult poses. I even used to take a huge bean bag for posing. And while my clients always loved their images, I never consistently felt satisfied - only drained and unfulfilled as an artist after the session.
Once I shifted my perspective to focus on capturing authentic moments and tender family connections - rather than forced posing - I completely fell in love with newborn sessions. Using a minimalistic and life-style approach, I step into your world, into your home, with your people to create artwork with the beauty that's already there.
This session still takes my breath away every time I look through the images. The love is palpable and these sacred moments of new life and new love preserved forever. Put into an heirloom album, I imagine 75 years into the future this sweet baby boy all grown up, with grandchildren on his lap, flipping through the pages telling love filled stories of his parents and childhood.