I love working in the home of a family welcoming a newborn baby. I especially love to see the dynamic when there are siblings involved. There is a carefully orchestrated dance that all parents quickly learn in order to keep their new baby safe from their young siblings while also trying not to make the first-born feel displaced. It is such a delicate time for both children and the balancing act is one you will adopt quickly if you find yourself in the same situation. In this case, Jackson was the perfect big brother, both interested in and so gentle with his new baby brother. Carter was so alert for the entire session and endured outfit and location changes really well. Second children are always so tolerant, it's almost like they come prepared for the fact that the world will revolve mostly, but not only, around them alone. Enjoy these photos of sweet, tiny Carter. I bet he is inches longer and pounds heavier by now. Katie and Ryan, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home and trusting me with these special moments with Carter!
Grayson's nursery is such a sanctuary; light, bright and shades of pink. She was calm and snuggly and I loved photographing her smooshy face and thick black hair. She wasn't bothered at all by her two wild brothers who lovingly held and hugged her and jumped on the bed while she slept. She was so longed for and is so loved, she is the perfect addition to this family and dare I say, the last piece of the puzzle. I can't wait to watch her grow and change, but please, keep all of that beautiful hair.
I met and adored this little lady last week. She made her entrance into the world several weeks early so although she wasn't technically a "newborn" she was still tiny, sleepy and very cooperative. I photographed her adorable little cousin a few months ago and I was so glad when Bethany and Chris contacted me about shooting their family too. I can't wait for their next two sessions to see how the kids have grown!