Mermaid Photo Minisessions, a night in Cape May
I love Cape May. Being all the way at the end has benefits, and that main benefit is a sunset on the beach. Besides all the charm, lighthouses, and architecture, the light in Cape May is one of the best.
We did a wide variety of ages that night, and we had crochet and swim fins. We had sisters and we had babies. Every little girl instantly smiles once she is in her mermaid outfit. All the girls channeled their inner mermaid and knocked my socks off.
Welcoming baby is an occasion worth capturing. When Mom contacted me, she told me that her precious doggie was the inspiration for the theme of their new one. That and the fact that this child has to love Orange and be a Tennessee Vols fan! Mom really wanted the BIG sister in the pictures, but she was nervous if she would cooperate. A few tricks and some treats and our little doggie star stole the show! She was really good and looking at the camera, which is often a problem with dogs and photography
This gorgeous momma really wowed with her jeweled tone dress. I loved that we got some great light when we walked down their street to the lake that they like to walk to on nightly strolls. They were leaning towards a certain name, so we make sure to grab some shots in hopes that was the decision come arrival. I knew I was doing their newborn session so adding a maternity session is a fun choice. I get to know mom and dad and it makes our newborn session, even more, fun since our familiarity is already there with each other. I look forward to sharing Baby A’s newborn session very soon. He was adorable and his new big doggie sister loves loving on her lil’ Vol.
Lifestyle Home Newborn Baby Sessions are one of my favorite sessions to do. I love being able to go into a client’s home and just grab a snapshot at this overwhelming stage that bringing a newborn home can be. Many people think that this kind of session is a good alternative to coming into my studio for a posed newborn session. Some clients, especially new moms, have not thought about scheduling a newborn session until after the baby is here. I do all my studio-posed sessions within the first 12 days of life and some clients have not gotten around to wrapping their brain around mommyhood until that window has closed. In comes a newborn lifestyle session, an in-home session where I can capture an hour “in your life” session. Whether it is a feeding session in the rocker, hanging on the couch with dad, or settling into the new digs of the nursery, it is a reap snapshot into a true store of the new baby.
I also bring my travel beanbag and try some shots, because why not? But most babies from two weeks to a month have awaken to active awake cycles and their deep sleep is saved for night time. And posing newborns is something that need to be done in a deep sleep. I always try and encourage clients who have missed that newborn posed phase to try this way. As a newborn comes home, all schedules go out the door. I guarantee it will pass quicker than you want it to be, even though you long for solid 4-5 hours of sleep. There will be things you will not remember in your fog like state from that first month. Having an in home lifestyle session allows it to be captured for forever. It will be a session that you treasure the most.
In this session, the H family wanted to capture some newborn photos but were past the first 12 days of life. Their first born son was struggling with reflux so things were not going so smoothly for them at first. But once the routine was established, she reached out to me. I loved that I was able to capture his adorable nursery, plus some mom and dad cuddle time.