Spring is finally in the air over here in West Michigan. We are having some beautiful days and that means busy season has struck! Everyone is thawing out from the winter and ready to get out and enjoy PICS and enjoy their families. I meet this little girl last year on her first birthday. This session I had the privilege of meeting the rest of her family, including her tiny newborn cousin.
Extended family sessions are always a little nerve racking, not because I don’t know what I’m doing, but because I know we may not have an option of rescheduling. I had two set up back to back and the weather forecast was predicting rain. With family members flying in from all over the country, I knew these sessions were make or break with the weather and the timing. Fortunately, the weather report wasn’t right (I know, surprise) and I had a great day for both sessions. The grandpa said this to me, “You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to have this done!” That is a heart warming moment when I hear things like that and make me thankful for the job and clients that I have.
Gavin was just two weeks old when he wore his daddy’s tie for this photo, isn’t it so adorable! His big sister was enjoying the session and enjoying being a big sister too. She loved her big sister shirt with her brother’s matching little brother shirt. Isn’t that so adorable how she is just cuddling him and holding him tight. That is definitely a precious moment!
I have three girls. I think God made me a perfect mom for girls. Boys on the other hand, seem completely exhausting to me. But, BABY boys are still SO sweet! I love this photo on the left because I asked the parents if he was a thumb sucker and they said, no, not yet. Well, I think we captured his first thumb sucking moment and it may seem silly, but it was so sweet!
I must admit, besides senior girls, newborns are probably my favorite sessions. They can be frustrating, exhausting, and a test of my patience, but the results are always so amazing. This particular baby was actually a very easy “model” because she slept when she was suppose to and didn’t mind me moving her around. The shot on the left, with her big brother, is probably one of my favorites all time. His face is just so sweet as he’s cuddling his new sister. I love it!!
I typically suggest newborn sessions to be scheduled within the first week of birth in hopes of a really sleepy subject. This one we squeezed in at 4 days because I was headed out on vacation the following week. I was shocked when the baby was awake the majority of the session. We had the heat cranked and the bottle ready. Although she was awake, we still captured some priceless shots. The one on the right is a classic that I wish I would have captured when my last baby was born. It just isn’t the same when the smallest hand isn’t tiny. I love it!
Some women are afraid of maternity photos and some really embrace them. I showed this couple a handful of photos when we first met to see what they liked and didn’t like. They were both natural in front of the camera and we had a really fun session. To see more from this session, check the maternity portfolio.
This little guy’s mama always comes with props in toe. From our maternity, newborn and now this 3 month session, she has had several fun ideas. One of the things she wanted to do was to keep his name blocks in all the photos, which I think is a cute idea. It will be fun to see how big he is compared to the blocks on his first birthday!