Last weekend, I met up with an old college friend to photograph her beautiful family of four. We’ve been chatting on Facebook for the past couple of months awaiting the arrival of her second child, Jack. He was a bit late, but he finally arrived on July 21st. And here he is – so sweet and sleepy. He handled his first photo session like a pro. His older sister, Layla (I hope I spelled that correctly), was so proud to hold her baby brother. I had a mini session with her while Jack was nursing – I’ll have to be sure to share those another day. I’m so glad that Melissa contacted me to photograph her family. It’s been such a treat to reconnect with my Peace College sisters over the past couple of years that I’ve been in business. It’s amazing to watch these young women (including Melissa) become beautiful young mothers. One of the things I love about my newborn sessions is that I get the chance to see love in action. For example, in this shot, you don’t even see Melissa’s face but you can tell how much she loves him by the way she strokes Jack’s face. And then there’s baby feet – who doesn’t love baby feet? At one point, Jack’s daddy and sister ran to the car to get a diaper (or something like that). I told Melissa to enjoy the quiet of the moment with her newborn. In that moment, he fell asleep and began sucking his thumb. It was too sweet not to capture. When his daddy came back, we made sure to capture a few of just the two of them. I don’t know why, but I love to cut off dad’s head for this type of shot. Big sister was quick to sneak in. Now the whole family – this is one of the shots I think should be blown up. Finally, we wanted to capture Jack in a cradle that has been passed down in his family for over 100 years. Such a classic and such a beautiful family.
Thank you again Melissa (and family) for inviting me to share your family for a couple of hours. I hope we can reconnect again soon!
Welcome Baby Jack