Introducing Charlie, 12 days old! He was wide awake, and alert for the majority of our time in their family home. Since his parents teach and coach, they read a book to Charlie and made sure to include favorite sports attire. The nursery is always one of my favorite spots to photograph a new one, especially one as cute as Charlie’s. They also spend the majority of time in their living room, so we wanted to highlight the everyday snuggles.
Congrats to your new family!
And boy, is this baby a cutie! We did this lifestyle photo session with minimal posing: rather we focused on the sweet moments, cuddling, affection, and some everyday elements like bath time, nursing, and napping. Look at this one, where he is wide awake. And look at the those squishy newborn ears, lips, and hands!
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your afternoon and photograph your gorgeous family!
How cute are my neighbors? Looking back at our images from last Christmas, I am amazed at how much they have grown up in 11 short months. The affection they have for each other is wonderful to see…in the hugs, kisses, hand holding, and play.
My hubby and I took our first trip together in 5 years and went to visit New Orleans and our dear friends Kara, John & their darling children Luca and John Xavier. In between all the great music, food, and fun we had I was able to capture some family moments. No posing: just play, exploration, tickles, hugs, favorite books & toys. Oh, and some jumping on the bed. What kid can resist that? I also wanted to capture images for this sweet family to remember their home that they have put so much time and love into as they are moving to Florida for new opportunities and adventures. Our first two days there were very rainy, so umbrellas were in order…complete with Luca’s yellow rain boots. Notice the rain puddles that sent drops flying?
John Xavier was starting to scoot around, so the dog hair on his onsie is fitting. I considered removing it in Photoshop, and then thought better of it. It’s all part of the story…that one moment in time.
Luca didn’t want to get dressed. That pout did not work in his efforts, but did make the parents happy as John has a photo with the same expression as a boy. Once his shirt was on, we had some puzzle time in the dining room. Johnny X wanted everything Luca touched, and wanted it in his mouth. Luca was just happy to play and crawl (hug…) on mamma.
Reading time….and some music.
What a darling room these boys share. See the “hey, I’m gonna pick my nose”? Then see the ornery expression? Ya, mom and dad are gonna have their hands full. I think one of my favorites from the room session was where Kara is sitting watching the play. Somehow, it sums up the feeling of being a mom to me personally.
Kara and John, thank you so much for your hospitality. Thank you for letting us invade your home and family time. Thank you for the great meals, company, and insight on the best places to go. We love you, and I couldn’t be happier to share these photographs with you. It’s just a slice of your story, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Happy first Birthday to you Lillian! Mamma and dad, your little girl is already one. If you are like me at all, you think that you will never forget the dents in her arms & legs, or the way her pudgy fingers grab hold to you, or way she sucks one her hands & plays with her tongue, or the way she sticks her legs out when she crawls. But one day your sweet baby girl will be an awesome 10 year old and you may have to look back through your photographs to refresh your memory. I know, because I had to do it the other day. Photographs are a blessing for that.