The first snow flurries floated down on Chicago and inside I got to meet little Naya, just a couple weeks new. What I love about photography is being able to story-tell through visuals. Telling an authentic story and documenting these milestones as time capsules. For newborn photography, this is especially true. There are so many different styles of baby portraits, but to me, capturing the strongest stories, the most authentic stories, means being a fly on the wall and letting the story unfold itself. Watching two new parents interact with each other and a newborn. Witnessing the quite moments and the real moments. These are the moments that happen in a flash and slip by in an instant. I'm here to freeze that story forever in your family journal.
I am a strong supporter of lifestyle documentary photos for newborns. Keep it simple. Natural light. Quiet moments. Focused on the new family life and welcoming a new babe into the world. While in Hawaii, I had the opportunity to meet Averly, just a couple weeks new. She did great in this newborn mini session in town.
Four years ago I photographed Katie and Pauls' marriage! Time flies so quickly and this past spring they welcomed their newborn son into the world. This guy did such a great job with newborn photos. So sweet, check out those little smiles!
It is always so exciting to be able to see how people's lives morph and grow. It was an honor to capture Cristina + Justin's wedding in 2014 and even more exciting this February when they welcomed their first baby. Just a couple weeks new, he did awesome at his newborn portrait session.
Well hello little baby! Kate and Ryan welcomed their new daughter just a few weeks ago. I was lucky to meet her; such a teeny tiny peanut. Also very happy to hang out with her awesome new mom and dad (who seemed blissfully in love with their new addition).
Yesterday morning I spent a little bit of time with Nomer and his son, Riley, in Chicago. This was a very special baby portrait session and I was honored to photograph these little moments of father and son.
One day young and she tackled her first photo shoot. I simply love newborn portraits shot as a documentary style. It's raw, it's precious, it's timeless, and you see the beauty of a newborn. There are plenty more times for dress up, but for today, it was just about being one day young.
Welcome to the world Natalie. Addison is going to make a great big sister.