newborn photograpy

Embracing the Chaos - Family Newborn Session

A few years back, Jodi & Ryan contacted me to book a maternity and newborn photo package, and I absolutely loved working with them. One of my favorites from their new baby session got some love from Lemonade and Lenses, taking first place in their International Image Contest.  When they emailed to let me know that Erin was going to be a big sister, I was thrilled for them and was looking forward to this session for months! 

So often, people contact me worried about how their toddler (or older kiddo) will act during the family session once their new baby arrives.  And as a mom of two of my own, I understand the fear, but trust me when I say that when it comes to a lifestyle newborn session, there really isn't a reason to worry!  My favorite part of new baby sessions with siblings is playing with the older children, winning them over a bit, and capturing the essence of what having multiple kids is all about.  Because let's face it -- It is definitely NOT about everyone sitting perfectly for photos.  It's about running and jumping and playing and sometimes being too rough, and sometimes being really gentle, and snuggling and laughing and comforting.  And embracing the chaos that will become your new normal.  The chaos that you will surely miss one day.  

Thank you so much to the O'Shea family for trusting me to document this irreplaceable time ...