Being a newborn photographer is so special. You get to meet a growing family and you also get the privilege of capturing the newborn’s first moments in the world. It is so special to record the parents and the baby at such an intimate time, and a time that changes so quickly.
This is Paisley Rae. She was born on September 14th, 2015, just 5 days early. She was 8 lb 9 oz and 21 inches of beauty. Her parents Anna and George, and 6 year old brother, Jacob, welcomed her into the world and into their loving arms. The family lives in Huntley, IL but came to my Libertyville studio for this newborn session. One of Anna and George’s favorite things to do is to spend time with Jacob but they can’t wait to spend family time with their beautiful baby girl.
The final pictures from a newborn session are always so beautiful, polished and heartwarming, but many people don’t realize how long it takes to get to that point in the session! Sometimes it’s hard for a baby in a new environment to get comfortable or even to stay in the adorable poses we put them in. It always helps when mom and dad are there to rescue the day when they need to, and this sometimes results in the most precious pictures of them all.
One of my favorite pictures from this newborn session is the one of Paisley with mom Anna as they share an intimate moment with each other. As a newborn photographer, it is super special to capture these moments between the mother and daughter. It is really the very first bond that they share with each other, and it is a tear-jerker! I remember the first time I held my baby girl Ariana, and I cannot wait until I make that special bond with my third on the way!