Archive for February, 2014

I am not known as a “baby” person.

I have nieces and nephews but, until this now they haven’t been babies in a long time. The youngest one I have is now 11. And I haven’t really held a newborn in about 19 years.

However my sister-in-law really wanted the super cute newborn photos. So I told her I would give it a shot. I even started to get super excited about it. I bought a super cute crown from Handcrafted Crowns and did lots of reading and was set… for the most part.

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I am apparently quite nervous when it comes to the little ones. Really not sure how much to move him and if he was comfortable.

He was quite happy the whole time. He just lounged in the sun and soaked it all in. He didn’t make a noise the whole time! I was quite impressed.

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Since there were still a few puppies in the house and Todd is such a good puppy we couldn’t resist getting some cute pictures with Todd and Jace.

It also helped I found the cutest picture for Jace’s room and brought it with me.

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He was such a good baby! I couldn’t believe how smoothly this session went. I have heard that newborn sessions can be quite difficult. But not so with this little one. However, will it stay as he grows up? I highly doubt it.

While this was a great experience and I may do it again, I do prefer lifestyle newborn sessions. These capture the room, the environment and the everyday moments that happen. Once our session was done, one of the Grandmas and two of his other aunts arrived and I was able to grab a few of his room and their interactions with him.

Jace 5

I love the bottom photo with Grandma and Auntie. I love the picture inside the picture – as this Auntie also has a strong photography interest. Which means I won’t be the only one pestering this little man with my camera!

Jace 6

Fresh 48 follows in the footsteps of Birth Photography. I do not do birth photography for a variety of reasons. But I love the idea of Fresh 48.

The purpose of a Fresh 48 is to captures some of the first moments in a new family’s life. They take place where the little one was born and look at some of those first (or almost first) moments.

With my sister-in-law being pregnant I am taking advantage of it and trying all the sessions I would love to do, including this one.

When I asked she thought it was a great idea, as pictures are not always on her mind.

She went into the hospital on a Thursday morning and was there for two days. My husband and I decided to go visit her to keep her company. However when we arrived at the hospital she was no longer in the room. As we were going to leave my mother-in-law arrived and let us know that the baby was being born right then. We decided we would wait around 😉

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Just by chance I was there to capture some of the very firsts. Mom holding son and some of the grandparents each holding their first grandchild. (This little man was the first grandchild on both sides).

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We left the new family to get some rest and I came back the next day to capture a few more moments. It was fantastic as the new mom was spending the  first long chunk of time with her little boy. My how quickly we attach to these little ones.

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Dad is so happy to be a new dad, although by the end he was quite tired himself.

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They are now settled in at home and starting their new life.

Next up will be the newborn session from home 😉 Can’t wait!!!