I am thrilled to feature this studio newborn session on the Looking Up Photography blog! It is always beyond special to witness the beginning of two people becoming parents. I still have such fond memories of this time in my own family life, hanging out at home and watching life busily continue around you. Meanwhile, time seems to stand still as you take in the new life you created. Valerie and Spencer are the kind of people you can easily become instant friends with, and I was so excited to find an email in my Inbox, asking me to photograph their new addition.
Valerie and Spencer met in graduate school and have been together as a couple for almost a decade. A year ago they decided to put their roots down together and get married; they are both veterinarians!
Valerie and Spencer chose this time to hire me as a professional photographer to mark this special occasion because Valerie really wanted some newborn photos to have as a keepsake, as well as to create an heirloom album and wall prints. Of course, she noted that the grandparents would need photos as well!
Valerie planned the colors and clothing for this session around Blake’s nursery colors, while keeping in mind the family’s modern but comfortable décor and home aesthetic. The couple kept their outfits simple, which is a classic choice.
My favorite part of this session was that I was able to capture the imagery Valerie requested, bringing to life the specific color stories she wanted included in Blake’s newborn photos. I had such a great time with Blake and her lovely parents, too.
I always keep in mind that families may want their images to be seen by family and friends. Photographs from our session will probably be displayed on walls and holiday cards alike. Clients love to create keepsake photo books with the images from our sessions together so that their children have something tangible to look at and hold dear to when they’re older. And, if family and friends tell you that you ‘win’ when it comes to the best photos and holiday cards, we all know how nice that feels!
It was a joy to see how their darling girl, Blake, lights up their lives. Valerie and Spencer were both clearly enjoying that magical ‘newborn bubble’ time, and their peaceful session left an impression on me long after I packed up my camera and closed the studio for the day. I’m so glad that this couple found me as the photographer that was just right for their growing family. Valerie, Spencer, it was truly an honor helping you to celebrate your new life as a family of three!
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