Welcoming a new baby, whether it’s #1 or #4 is always special… But there is really something extra special about getting to see older siblings welcome a new baby into their clan. The G* Family had me over to mark the occasion of baby Elliott’s grand arrival when he was just 7 days-new, and I could not be happier for them.
Elliott will grow up with two fabulous older brothers, and one doting older sister to turn to for advice, help, encouragement and fun! Not to mention, two thrilled (but, perhaps, slightly overwhelmed at the moment!) parents. What a lucky little guy, and what a wonderful family!
Congratulations G* Family, and Welcome Little Eli!
One of my very favourite things to do is to shoot a family in their own home. Some of my favourite images have come from these ‘in-home’ lifestyle sessions. Children & Infants especially, benefit from the familiar sights, sounds & comforts of home.
I think that we photographers are occasionally guilty of forgetting how it feels to be on the other side of this camera gear. As much as we try to make our clients feel comfortable and at ease, there is always a little bit of pressure and anxiety to look/behave your best. Children are very sensitive to this pressure and I believe that this is the #1 reason why they have melt downs and tantrums during shoots. The pressure can be just too much. This is all the more reason to keep their environments as familiar & natural as possible, to keep smiles on your faces, and to go out of your way to keep things fun & relaxed.
I shot this session at the R* Family’s home in Burnaby, BC. It was an absolutely beautiful spring day! We began the shoot in their home, and then moved outside for the last half of it giving their daughter, Stella, a chance to blow off some steam. The R* family welcomed their newest addition, baby Angus, last month and this shoot was the first time he’d had his photo professionally taken. He was a complete natural!
Is there anything more fabulous that shooting an itty-bitty newborn and then coming back on year later to find out that “itty bitty newborn” has grown into the most vivacious, outgoing and charismatic little boy?
Claire first came to see me when she was still a bun in her Mommy’s oven… Well, I suppose that means that her MOM came to see me 😉 Claire was is now just shy of 4 weeks old, and oh-so-precious. Her big brother Ben even sat for a few shots as well.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is shooting an engaged couple, or a married couple, or a pregnant couple, and then being invited back later on for another shoot. You may remember beautiful Sabine, whose maternity session I shot in July. Well, her little one has arrived and I was honored to be asked back to do her newborn portraits. Elly Liv entered the world just 3 short weeks ago, and today she is a feisty, alert, 8lb bundle of sugar. I am so looking forward to any future sessions with this little beauty (and her equally as beautiful Momma!).
One month old, and weighing in at not much over 6lbs, baby Melanie was a tiny little angel to shoot! I shot her beautiful Momma in July and (as always) it was such a joy to get to see her again, this time with a wee one in tow. Melanie was wide awake and happy as a clam for our whole shoot, and tolerated her outfit changes and prop changes like an old pro. She’s just too cute for words– and look at all that hair! I could just eat her up.