Newborn sessions use to be a little challenging for me. I thought I needed to photograph newborn babies a certain way, to bring things with me, and to pose babies and put hats on them. And while lots of photographers create incredibly beautiful art that way, it just didn’t feel like me. So I gradually let go of the “shoulds” and I started to let myself do what feels good to me. Instead of attempting to create beauty or enhance it, I started to simply capture the beauty that was already there.
And now, I look at these pictures and get tears in my eyes. Because I love spending time with families who have new babies. This family was particularly wonderful. And because I love photographing families in a way that really shows what is special about them, and in a way that feels authentic to me.
This is a glimpse into life with a toddler and a newborn.