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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If any of you know this family then you know they have lots of charisma. I don't think I've ever laughed this much at a session before. My cheeks hurts from smiling by the time I was done. I used to work with these 2 beautiful women when I was a teacher. It is funny I worked in the same building as them for almost 4 years and I felt like I got to know them so much better in the short 1 hour photo session. See how much you can accomplish in 1 hour! :-)
I'm usually pretty sarcastic, but they sure brought out the best sarcasm in me. It made for some great smiles.
This little man knew how to shine in front of the camera. I wanted to quote him because as we were leaving he asked his mom if we could do the whole session again! Those are things I love to hear.
Something about a little boy in a mama's heart. Melt...
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I met this family about a year ago at a fundraiser photo shoot. It was a great event held at the Thoroughgood house in Virginia Beach. The event was a huge success and helped raise funds for a mother and wife get the surgery she needed all the way in Germany. They had so much fun last year that they decided to have their family portraits taken again this year, but this time on the beach.
Little man was full of smiles and loving the new independence he has discovered since learning how to walk. He gave me a great workout and tested my agility skills. Bystanders even stopped to lend happy pups to keep him entertained. We had fun making all sorts of animal noises and goofy faces. The end result was well worth it.