Oh, how my heart loves these newborn sessions. When Brittany reached out, I was so happy to hear from her! Firstly, I was a second shooter learning the ropes when she and Steven were married in 2018 (I hope that is the correct year, guy!). They were so happy and in love and the feeling being with them was infectious. We actually snuck into Kinnick Stadium for a brief moment because, hey, the door was open!
We went to their neighborhood to get photos with their dogs after, and being second shooter, I got to hold their leashes (aka play with and admire their two pups). This is the best part of the job, you guys. Their two dogs are an Italian greyhound and a Doberman, who was just a puppy when they did their engagement session. When I tell you that hanging out with their dogs brought me so much joy, I really mean it. So of course, I was delighted to see them again and had to get a few shots of Cane all grown up and Addie, who is so freaking cute.
To be with someone on their wedding day is such an intimate experience and you really get to know the deeper parts of your clients lives in order to tell their story in images. So when I am able and invited back to see their family grow by one adorable addition, it’s a wonderful experience that I am so grateful for. Calllum is absolutely precious. All the best wishes in the world to the Joneses!
So, how did we plan this in-home session? It seems scary to plan a session in your home, but it’s honestly the best. The purpose of taking photos is to preserve our memories, as our minds tend to forget the details as we age and more experiences come and go. The photo remains and brings the memories back when you view it. Not only will you remember the faces and admire the look of your family altogether, but you’ll also have the backdrop of the place you made all those memories, creating a stronger connection to that moment in time.
Any situation can work, but in this album, the Joneses home had large picture windows facing west, and we planned to do our shoot from 2-4pm in February as this would allow that west-sinking light to fill up the home. I always plan two hours with my newborn sessions because new babies need diaper changes, rocked into a position, comforted, fed, and all the things periodically. Let me know what questions you might have about in-home newborn sessions in the comments.