I'll be honest, up until this past year I had seriously thought about giving up on newborn sessions. They never seemed to work for me. I fully embraced lifestyle photography in all my work, but when it came to newborns I was stuck in an unproductive rut of attempting to produce images that were not my style. Prop style newborn photography is absolutely gorgeous, and I marvel at the photographers who have the ability to patiently wait for these tiny little bodies to fall in to a deep sleep, and place them in the most heavenly little poses. Beautiful! But you know what? That's not me.
The thing I love most about lifestyle photography is opportunity to document what's real. And what I've found to be real, is that newborns are happiest when they are in mom or dad's arms. I want you to remember what you felt like holding that new little baby-because one day soon, those memories will become hazy. I want you to remember how tired you were, how overwhelmed you were, how amazing it was that "this" many days ago that baby was still inside you, how your baby was probably, but most definitely the cutest little baby that you had ever seen, and how you never knew that it was possible to love another human being this much. My newborn sessions are family-focused.
That's what lifestyle means to me.
Now that I've said all that, let me introduce to you Oscar. He is clearly adorable, squeezable, kissable, and about 20 other kinds of "ables". His parents were super brave and traveled over an hour for this session. It was really fun to document his newness. I hope you enjoy.