So a few years ago I shot a great wedding for these two:
It was truly an uber-fun day, and they were a fantastic couple to work with. Skip ahead to 2013, and this fantastic couple welcomed Adelyn (don’t you love that name?), a gorgeous, expressive little girl. I love working with the same families again and again, and so was glad to hear it when they called me up to tell me the good news and ask about a Delaware newborn photography session.
As always, I do these shoots in my clients’ homes. Tim & Laura’s place is nice and big, with lots of great light and texture. After a few starts and stops (sometimes we need to take a break to feed la bambina) Adelyn settled in and gave us some great pictures.
I’m not a very prop-driven newborn photographer. In fact, I’d generally rather focus on the relationship between baby and mom and dad, and capture the sense of awe and wonder that comes along with being a new parent. I believe those are the pictures that will be so important to have years from now, when Adelyn finally comes home from college and wants to take a look back at what life was like way back when.
But I also love bringing blankets, hats, and other outfits that may have meaning into the shoot. Laura had all of the outfits, etc. that you see in these pictures — most were gifts, and some were even made for her by friends and family members. What an incredible gesture… so we made sure to take pictures of Adelyn in her first fashion show, so to speak, to be able to show everyone who put so much time into these things.
I’m looking forward to photographing Adelyn’s 6-month and 1-year portraits as well… See you soon, kiddo!
By Ryan Estes