This photo session was pretty special to me because SIX years ago when I first started photography school I cast my sisters pregnant belly and took photos of my newborn niece inside it. Fast forward to now…I really wanted to recreate the same thing as I have improved my photography skills over the years. Here is my niece 6 years ago (left) and 12 day old Josie snuggled perfectly in her mama’s belly cast (right). Such a difference!! And I’m loving that they were both born with tons of dark hair!! I would really love to start offering these to current clients. <3
Of course I had to sneak in a couple with mom. Especially since she’s also a photographer and like me, we always find ourselves behind the lens instead of in front of it!
You may remember Robert and Michele from their beautiful winter wedding we photographed a few months back. After going over their wedding options we decided to do a newborn session in place of an engagement session after the wedding since they were expecting baby Tyler. You may also remember a bit of blue and maize throughout their wedding, well it was a no-brainer to incorporate some of that in Tyler’s session–he is after-all one of U of M’s newest fans! They have been such a joy to photograph this year, and are one of the nicest families we have ever met!
Allison contacted us about photographing the newest addition to their family, Miss Adeline. She was worried they were going to miss capturing the newborn stage as Adeline was already three weeks old and quickly growing and changing! Newborns are typically best photographed at 10 days or less as they are usually sleepier and easier to pose during that time frame. Not to worry though, we were up for the challenge! 🙂 With a little bit of planning and preparation we a great session and we even got a little smile out of her at the end! Big sister Cora was also pretty smitten by her baby sister.
Behind the scenes//