It’s so amazing how quickly babies change. I photographed little Amelia in the hospital (you can see that session here), and just a few days later, I visited her in her family’s home for a newborn session. In that time, she had changed already. Still tiny and newborn like, but she definitely looked more alert and not quite as new as she did a few days earlier. She was one of my more awake babies, but the beauty of lifestyle photography is that they don’t have to be soundly sleeping so you can pose them. With a lifestyle session, the baby leads it. Whether they want to be swaddled, in their crib, or in their parents arms, it doesn’t matter. You’re going to get beautiful images whether they’re awake or asleep.
Dad was an expert swaddler and the one time Amelia did close her eyes, was just after he had wrapped her up. I’ve seriously never seen such a perfect swaddle! I think I need to up my game.
Little Amelia has two big sisters who are clearly so proud of their baby, and both of them took turns holding her. Some of my favorite images are of the three of them snuggled up on their parents’ bed. There is so much pride on their faces!
Towards the end of the session, the big girls had taken off with their Grandma, and it was just Mom, Dad & Baby. I adore these images. It really doesn’t matter how many kids you have, each time you welcome a new one, your heart expands again. By baby number three, these two were complete naturals and it’s always so lovely to just observe parents with their new little love.