My latest photo session was a family affair with Anne's cousin, Jamie. She recently gave birth to her newest addition to the family, Teagan. Along with her slightly older sister, Sophia and of course the man of the family, Cory. Instead of your typical 'newborn' session where we spend an hour or two putting the baby in different positions with different backdrop and outfits, I wanted to treat it more like my wedding photography which leans towards a documentary style. Not to say we didn't pose the baby a few times, but the majority of the shoot was me simply sitting back and capturing normal moments with no direction. I wanted it to be like I wasn't really there, just an observer, with a camera of course.
The results were amazing to say the least. There were so many natural moments and interactions that it was difficult to select the very best photos, because there were so many. It also helped that Sophia was not phased at all by me or Anne. She went ahead and played like she normally would. And of course, Teagan was just fantastic. I think she only cried once, but with that being said, I made sure to get a photo of that. With this kind of photography, it's important to capture the happy, sad and in between emotions. Just like a wedding day.
By the far the highlight of the session was when we just finished wrapping Teagan in a scarf to do a few posed shots. She ended up having a little accident. Not missing a beat, we continued to take the photos as it didn't seem to phase her at all. She was a real trooper.
After spending some time downstairs, I made sure we got at least a few photos upstairs where the crib was. Throughout the session, I also tried to get some detail photos of personal belongings. After all, all these little things add up to create their beautiful home. We only had an hour or so to work with, but in that time frame, I was able to tell a short story through photos and show just how much joy and love Jamie and her family have for one another.
Thanks for letting me into your home and be a part of it, even for just an hour.