How to Capture Authenticity
I believe the best way to capture authentic family and newborn photos is by spending time truly getting to know the families I work with. Not only is this step important to my work, it’s also such a joy – you could hardly call it work. I enjoy every minute hearing about unique baby deliveries, adventurous travels, and funny stories from each family I work with. Getting to know each other helps family members relax and show off their genuine smiles (which are always better than forced, nervous smiles), and it also helps me to capture photos that truly reflect their personalities.
I first met this sweet family 20 months ago when their daughter was born. From their very first session, I knew that not only had I found amazing clients but fantastic friends as well. Since that session, I’ve been lucky enough to capture many moments of love and joy for their family, so there was no better way to end my year than welcoming Dylan as the very last baby of 2019. Or maybe I should say, “the grand finale!”
Ending the Year with a New Bundle of Joy
Baby Dylan couldn’t be more adorable at just 7 days new. He slept throughout most of his session, but he still warmed our hearts with his sleepy smiles and wiggles. They wanted a session of white, light blue, and grey, and I couldn’t love their choice more. Everything looked so classic and fresh — nothing to detract from all of Dylan’s cuteness and precious newborn features.
Detail shots are always some of my favorites because before we know it, those newborn wrinkles have smoothed out and they begin growing fast toward toddlerhood! It’s shots like these that make me especially thankful for photography, letting us freeze time and preserve these magical stages of our lives. With two older siblings, this family understands that very well, and I am so grateful they chose me to capture these moments for them!
Dylan James, I’m honored to have been able to spend this time with you and snuggle you, and cannot wait to watch you grow. xoxo