I was so excited to be able photograph this sweet 10 day old baby girl. She was absolutely precious and looked so much like her big sister. It was even more fun because her big sister got to come along and sneak into some of the pictures. Big sissy was so excited to have a little sister and right before she turned the BIG 3!
When booking their session I found out that her mama's aunt was the one who first taught me photography in high school. She played a very instrumental part in the photographer I am today. She was a fantastic teacher and always pushed me to go beyond my little box of thinking. It is a small world!
We started out across the street in a quiet backyard along the water. It was a beautiful morning and we found the perfect shade under a nice big tree.
We then moved into the studio once she had fallen asleep. After picking out headbands and wraps we snuggled her in and got to posing. She did a fantastic job on her first photo shoot.
Big sister had fun playing dress up while baby girl was taking a feeding break. It is nice sometimes to have siblings there while the new baby takes a break. It gives us a chance to really put them back in the spotlight during such a big transition where they no longer have it all to themselves.
Is this not the most adorable doting sister ever? I think they are going to be the best of friends.
Adorable Newborn bonnet and leggings made by Mountain Mommy's Crochet
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What a treat it was to photograph this sweet 10 day old baby boy. His big "brother" Gunner greeted me at the door and stayed by my side through most of the session. I think he wanted to keep an eye on this strange lady who was photographing his little brother. Ethan was definitely used to having him around as he never startled when Gunner would bark. Me, on the other hand, jumped every time. :-)
We started our session with some family photos by the window. Gunner did a great job striking a pose for the camera. Ethan took a small break to fill his belly and then we continued with some more snuggle shots. Ethan was ready to snooze with his little belly full. A nice warm house and a full belly were a perfect combination for a peaceful newborn portrait session.
He snuggled right on in the bean bag like it was a big comfy recliner on a rainy day. I switched hats, posed hands, played with his feet without even a flinch from him. Gunner even snuck in a few snifs and kisses. He was out and let me pose him without any resistance. I love when babies are this relaxed. It makes for such peaceful photographs that will forever be treasured memories. Mama also got to enjoy her complimentary 60 minute massage that came with her newborn session.
Gunner doting on his little brother. So sweet...
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My husband has known this couple since his childhood. He and Mike raced together from teenagers till now. Although kiddies and life sometimes get in the way of racing. It has been my pleasure to watch them grow. I had the chance to photograph their first baby almost 2 years ago. Now that little baby is about to be a big brother to a sweet little girl. I couldn't be more excited.
Big brother was so overjoyed with excitement that it was hard for him to keep still. Reminded me of my little guy who is soon to be turning 2 as well.
Mama just simply glowed. She is already an amazing mother and I know will do a fabulous job with this little princess.
Stay tuned to see the little princess herself in just a few short weeks...
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