welcoming baby "c" | chatham, nj newborn lifestyle photographer

I can't tell a lie .. my heart skipped a beat when I entered Baby Cameron's nursery.  The colors and furnishings just "popped" and made me smile.  Basically her parent's design aesthetic is amazing and so much fun to photograph in.

Many new, first time parents who reach out to me always ask what entails a newborn shoot.   The first thing I tell them is that I will show up and just go with the baby's flow.  I never want it to be a stressful time and I will take as long as we need to.  Newborn shoots are almost always in the client's home because this is where you will want to preserve all of those memories.  (Plus who needs to traipse a baby to a new location ;-) The first few weeks with a newborn are a big blur so documenting this for a new family is what I love to do.

welcoming baby sister into the family | chatham, nj family lifestyle photographer

There is nothing better then spending time on a weekend morning with a family and their "new" newborn.  The excitement from the older children to show off their new baby sister is just the sweetest.  This family was no exception.  A typical newborn lifestyle photo session has me following the older children around to see what they want to play with.  I will quietly document them while talking and learning what their favorite book and animal is.  Once they are settled in their activity, I'll pop out to find mom and baby snuggling on the bed sharing a moment.  Of course those are always the sweetest images to capture.  I will then go back to the older children and do it all over again  ;-)  Its sessions like this that make me realize how important my job is. The next ten years will fly by but when you look back at those images, you will be instantly transported back to that wonderful Sunday morning when the coffee was brewing in the kitchen, the sun was shining throughout the house and all you could hear were giggles and laughter from playing in the ball-pit.

Big sister was so engaged and protective with her new little sister.  So cute!

I'm happy to announce that I've created a new package for expectant mothers and newborns called Belly + Baby.  I'm offering a quick 30 minute shoot to capture you and your beautiful round belly around the 30 week mark.  Once you've given birth, you let me know and we will schedule a time for me to come over to your house to photography your newborn.  Its a wonderful way to document this precious time of your life!