Rachelle contacted us to book a newborn session at the studio after seeing the photos from her newest nieces' newborn session. (Want to see John’s sweetest big cousin Cecilia? Of course you do - click here to see them!) Rachelle also asked to add on hair and makeup services to her session, as her sister had so enjoyed them as well.
The morning of their session, Rachelle arrived with John. She and I looked through the studio wardrobe and she fell in love with one of our newest wardrobe additions, a gorgeous full length white lace dress. Her husband Nash and big brother Robert were scheduled to arrive later. We minimize the time older siblings spend in the studio by having them arrive when baby’s solo portraits are done, and most dads also appreciate it as well! :) John was the cutest little chunk with a full head of hair, and after I squealed over how adorable he was, I took him into the newborn shooting room while Rachelle settled into the hair and makeup chair.
John was admittedly one of the easiest newborns that I’ve had in my entire career. He slept like a rock, and was very curly still. I moved through his solo portraits pretty quickly with only one nursing break needed. Every baby is different! I work with each baby and respect the unique individual that they are. If they don’t like being on their tummy or side, I will not force them into that position. My sessions are very baby led, and their safety and comfort are my top priority.
John did eventually wake up all the way, and I absolutely LOVE his quizzical expression. “Um. Who are you, and what is happening right now?!” Robert is SUCH a good big brother and so excited about his baby brother. He was so sweet and gentle with him, and loved participating in the session. After we finished up with the family and parent portion of the session, we said our goodbyes and the family headed home.
When I sent the gallery to Rachelle, she loved it so much that she opted to keep all of the photographs. We also designed a gorgeous album for the family and Rachelle chose stone colored suede as her album cover. We also designed birth announcements for them, and are still in the process of choosing a large framed print for their home. I really love designing beautiful artwork for clients to keep. Have no fear: newborn collections come with the digital files - added on artwork products are completely optional!
Enjoy John’s newborn session images! I’ve shared quite a few of them below.
If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!
Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.