When Kate first contacted me about photographing her family, I was so excited that she truly understood lifestyle photography. It's a hard concept for some people - invite me into your home but then try to pretend I'm not there. Typically for an in-home session I'll do a combination of posed, semi-posed, and purely lifestyle, which is exactly what we did here. This is the home Kate and he sister grew up in, and she wanted to make sure they captured as much as possible in case the family ever moves away. My favorite part: baking their traditional family cookie recipe. They even had the original copy of the recipe. Thanks guys for letting me into your home and sharing a glimpse of the love and memories you've shared there.
It's been a while since we've posted. You may notice we've been a little quiet on social media and that's because not only did we have an insane summer and fall (didn't everyone?!), but we're also getting ready to welcome a new addition to our family - a baby boy due in February. I never imagined how much time we would spend preparing for this little guy, but it consumed most of our free time the past couple months. I'm sure we'll flood your feeds with photos of him once he arrives, but until then I'd love to share some work from 2016.
I thought it might be appropriate to share some lifestyle and newborn photos since we're on the topic. First up is baby Seamus. I was so excited to finally meet him (about a week and a half early!) after getting to know his parents during their fall maternity session back in October. So for fun, I thought I'd share both sessions together (bonus! there's a puppy too). Enjoy the cuteness!
And here's why I love in-home sessions.
I know Kirsten from my previous life as a designer, so I was so excited when she told me they were expecting baby #2. I already had the privilege of photographing Genevieve on her first birthday, and the whole family last fall. But when I walked into their home to photograph baby Forrest, I knew it would be a great session. Of course, it helps that they have a gorgeous home and an adorable dog Archie.
Per any lifestyle newborn session, I started with the nursery, details, and even the vintage bassinet in their bedroom (that was passed passed down for generations). From there, we wrapped Forrest up in his blankets, on their bed, in their home. He was WIDE awake for most of the session, but super calm. I think we finally exhausted him by the end of the session because he later passed out right as I was about to leave.
I hope you enjoy. Make sure to at least scroll down to the photos of Genevieve, who wanted nothing more than to hold him and kiss his forehead. <3