We had so much fun during this in home lifestyle session. Mom and Dad were amazing and I loved capturing all of the special moments with their sweet boys. I mean, look at those huge smiles. Pure joy! And can we talk about that gorgeous kitchen?!
When we met for our session back in August, it was as hot as a southern summer night can get. Momma is a photog and of course she had her gorgeous family looking super amazing and picture ready. And as any hot summer Charlotte day in August, any movement caused sweat to drip from everyone's foreheads, and as any family with little ones, sitting still is just not an option. I remember this night vividly, but most importantly for the magic they brought to the session. The golden hour light was amazing, they were gorgeous and their family chemistry the best. Excited to share the images from their sunset session!
So here's a little secret for you;) I didn't always love photographing newborns. Seriously. Sessions always lasted what felt like forever and a day, and keeping up with all of the props was a chore in itself. And to top it off, the images didn't always feel like "me" or suit my style. I came close to throwing in the towel on newborn sessions, until I decided to take charge of the situation. I ditched most of the props, built an amazing studio behind my house and changed the way I photographed newborns. Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing photographers out there that do gorgeous work with colors, props and seriously difficult posing. For me though, keeping it natural speaks to my inner core, makes me proud of what I do, and fuels my (now) burning passion for photographing these little loves. THIS is what I would want hang on the walls in my home. THIS is why I feel so proud and lucky to do what I do.
I do still offer on location newborn sessions, and YES, I do love this lifestyle, documentary photography as well. These are still some of my favorite images- you just won't see me lugging in a trunk full of stuff to capture them. Just me, my camera and a smile on my face;)