June is the month of weddings. For me, it's the month of babies and I couldn't be happier! I finally have a summer baby to photograph which means we can take pictures outside! Kelly, Scot, and Colton recently welcomed the newest addition to their adorable family. With dark hair, dark eyes, tiny fingers and toes, he is handsome little guy and a future charmer!
One of the best parts of photographing Kelly and her family is all of her creative ideas! I love coming up with creative photos, but I also enjoy collaborating with families as well. The one thing that Kelly loves is her props! For this photo session we were on the hunt for a round basket, the perfect tree stump, a pretty basket, and an authentic crate. We had success all around!
Even though the weather started off a little cloudy and cool, by the time we were ready for outdoor photos, the sun popped out a little and we were ready for some close ups! In addition to the props, body positioners (read: bean bags), blankets, lenses and camera, I also brought the most essential item - the space heater. Babies love to stay warm and this space heater made it the perfect temperature to keep the baby comfortable and sleepy.
Working with children certainly has its moments. The key to remember throughout the entire photo session is to be patient and adapt. Newborns are certainly easier to photograph, but they too have minds of their own. At one point I tried to position the baby on his belly, but he really wanted to be on his side. All you can do is go with the flow and most times you'll get that beautiful photo.
Thanks to Kelly, Scot, and Colton for having me take pictures of your growing family! It's moments like these that make me love photography more and more. Interested in learning more? Check out more information about my family sessions here.
Welcome to our session!