This sweet family was referred to me by another family photographer who was local but moved several hours south before I ever got to meet her. Hey Laurie!! :)
When I arrived at their home, the door opened and a beautiful mama welcomed me with a tiny baby in her arms, apologizing because she wasn't ready yet. She was beautiful as ever with not a stitch of makeup on and I was so excited to meet her two sweet girls and their daddy.
We jumped right into photographing their newest little love while mama finished getting ready. Their older daughter was a little bit apprehensive at first but I pride myself in winning over toddlers and within a half hour or so we were friends :)
We talked and photographed and photographed and talked and before I knew it I had been there almost 4 hours! We talked about what life was like with a two year old in the house and how different it is to be a mommy a second time around. Some of the fears remain, but your mommy-bones are stronger, you know better what you're doing, and can start to just enjoy that sweet baby smell better than ever before.
I so enjoyed photographing this sweet family and their love for each other. Calm and gentle, loving and kind, they welcomed me into their home and let me document this precious, fleeting time in their lives.
Here are some of my favorites from their lifestyle newborn session.