Despite Dad hailing from Jersey, this family is chock full of Mama’s Louisiana-born southern hospitality. No offense to Jersey 😉 This lovely family couldn’t have made me feel more at home as I carried in an SUV-load of newborn photography props and equipment. I ended up staying a bit longer than planned, but Becca (mama) was so gracious and welcoming, at a time when I know she must have been exhausted…although she certainly didn’t look it.
I’m loving lifestyle photography for the family shots, and then posed newborn shots in the same session for selfish reasons. I love capturing a family in their environment as they are in that very moment in time. Sure things might be a little crazy, having just brought home a new baby. But that time is so very fleeting. With lack of sleep that many new parents experience, I know that I have very little recollection of my children as newborns, and I cherish the photos we have of that time.
Then posed shots, I mean come on, I get to hang out with ridiculously beautiful newborns. What is there not to like about that? One of my favorite shots from this session is Elsie on her grandfather’s american flag. It is such a beautiful nod to a man who served our country, and will go with a similar photo of her older brother when he was a newborn.