Kathryn called me the day before Aislinn's scheduled newborn session to ask if we could postpone. She hated to do it, but Aislinn was just super fussy and not eating well because...tongue/lip ties. Oh man do I know that struggle. My youngest had both.
Naturally, we rescheduled. That is one of the things I love most about lifestyle newborn sessions. There is no pressure to fit that newborn session in before baby is 10 days old. I don't need my babies sleepy or pliable. I only need them snuggly. An easy requirement to meet when you're a baby. Even so, most mamas want to have those newborn photos done early and I don't get the pleasure of photographing too many 5-6 weekers. Babies are really beginning to engage and show personality at this age, and they are always especially fun to capture.
I laughed when Kathryn told me she was "feeling like a failure for waiting so long to have newborn pictures done," and assured her that we would have a wonderful session. And boy did Aislinn deliver. She worked the camera like a total pro and grinned about absolutely everything. Even the heirloom christening gown and bonnet mama wanted her picture taken in. Most babies I know would have complained about a lacey (and probably itchy) gown and bonnet, but Aislinn rocked it like it was the best outfit ever.
Big brother Bolt was so sweet and protective. I just knew it would make his day to be included in the pictures, so I asked mama to let him snuggle up on the couch with the rest of the fam. I'm pretty sure his look here is an expression of gratitude for my efforts to make sure he wasn't overlooked. I got your back little dude.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see Aislinn and her gorgeous family. I encourage you to take a moment to drop a comment below. If 50 people comment, I'll hook Kathryn & Luke up with an 8X10 mounted print from their session (valued at $40). I'm fairly certain they will choose one of Bolt. What's your vote?
Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design.
Photo Credit: Indie Pearl Photography