I make a little game plan before each newborn arrives in the studio (it consists of jot-notes on a post-it which gets stuck to my studio cart). It contains both a best case and worst case scenario. Little Jack, with all his cuteness and sleepiness, definitely fell into the first category!!
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!!
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.
Even after photographing the session, editing the photos and now writing the blog post I am still having a hard time believing that I got to work with twins so early on in my studio newborn career. And I am in even more disbelief of how well the session went. But what I have absolutely no questions about whatsoever is how insanely adorable these identical twin girls are! Zoey and Skye were such troopers during their session, and I am so grateful to have been able to capture these precious photos of them for their amazing parents.