When Chantal + Brendan asked if they could alter their engagement session for a part engagement part family session I of course said yes. We have done a few of these over the years and it is a great way to let your entire family be part of your engagement and just the photo session in general. But upon meeting Tessa and their pup Maya, I am so, so glad they wanted them to be included because not only is Maya such a good doggo, but Tessa is without a doubt the coolest ten year old I have ever met!
It’s pretty special to me when I get to photograph someone from my old career in the private engineering sector. Not only because it allows me to catch up with them, but also because the ones that tend to reach out about doing a session are the ones who understood the desire to leave the company (and possibly even start something of their very own). Lee was definitely one of those people so when she and her husband Ruwan reached out about their little girl’s newborn session I was so freaking excited!
Baby Henry was just so cute and lovely to have in the studio. And honestly, I don’t think that is any bit of a surprise. I mean look at that lovely head of blonde hair and those cute little cheeks, they are just so squishable!!
Sometimes writing blog posts is hard and I struggled to meet the 300 word minimum I attempt to hit with each post. And sometimes blog posts are so easy that I feel like I could ramble on and on about the session and the amazing people who were a part of it. Little Josie’s cake smash session definitely falls into that second category as not only was this precious little girl so adorable and funny, but her parents are honestly two of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Parent photos are such a special addition to newborn sessions. Not only do they give some great photos of the brand new (and/or expanded family), but they also give you a great scale for seeing just how tiny this new baby really is.
And although a lot of parents take the first couple weeks off from work, it is also pretty common that one parent (more often than not, Dad) has just started going back to work just as we schedule the session. And it’s for this reason that I tend to do parent photos first thing. That way, if someone needs to head back to work, they can easily do that without missing out on the family photo.
This is exactly what happened for Mackenzie’s session as Dad was able to leave and head back to work as he had really only just started back the previous day.