Project 366 – Day 45

Day 45 I got to spend a little time with a cute young couple from my church. They have been blessed with 3 sweet baby girls. It’s quite an undertaking for anyone and they are handing it a way that makes it seem easy!

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project 366 – Day 25 (newborn lifestyle session)

Originally when I started this project I was only going to include personal images. But then I started thinking about how business had really blurred into my personal life this last year as I have been working so hard to get my business started. So I decided I will include shots from sessions.

On the 25th day I had a lovely newborn lifestyle session with Amanda who blogs over at Girl About Columbus and her cute little family.  Baby girl needed a bit of a break to eat about halfway through and it gave me a chance to really slow down and observe. Before our session Amanda had told me that her dining room was one of here favorite rooms in the house. During that break time I was able to come up with some ways to include that room in our sessions. Here are 2 of them:

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Fresh 48 Baby C

Back in October I had the privilege of photographing this cute, cute family as they welcomed their second daughter into their family. It was such a nice experience. The parents were so laid back and baby C was so happy and content. Big sister was so great. She was so in love with her new baby sister and she actually liked getting her picture taken. So often that is not the case and I have to work and getting kids to feel comfortable. But this cute girl felt so happy to be in front of the camera.

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I love this series of photos with mom and her 2 girls. you can just tell how fun of a mom she is and how she really enjoys her kids.

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This girl is so ready to be a big sister!

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Look how proud this dad is! Two beautiful daughters. What a blessing!

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Mom of course got lots of snuggle time with her new little girl.

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I absolutely love Fresh 48 sessions. It is so awesome to be there and capture those early days of  a new baby. There is something special about those first few days of life.

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Newborn Lifestyle Photography | Columbus, Ohio| The K Family

You might recognize this family from their birth story. I had the awesome opportunity to do a newborn lifestyle session in their home about a month after their cute little baby boy arrived. Megan had been telling me about their Harry Potter themed nursery and I was excited to see it. So we started off the session in the fabulous nursery. Little Baby C was sleepy and content. In fact I don’t recall him waking up much at all during our whole session.

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The nursery, as you can see, is awesome. The perfect little room for any Harry Potter Fan. I especially loved the mobile with the flying keys from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The Hedwig light was pretty awesome, too. Oh and the knitted sorting hat! Okay, just everything!

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After some sweet snuggles with Baby C in the nursery we headed out to their main room for some family pics. They cute little dog joined in for family pictures. I am not a pet person but I am so in love with photographs that include family pets!

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I love how happy and content Baby C looked in his Daddy’s arms.

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We made sure to get some pics of everyone’s feet because Megan is a huge fan of baby feet!

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I juts have absolutely loved the time I have been able to spend with this family. Baby C has been blessed with some pretty awesome parents.

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** If you would like to schedule a Lifestyle Newborn or Family Photography session, contact me here!

 

Columbus Ohio Family Lifestyle Session | The W family

We get a lot of overcast days here in Columbus, Ohio so as a photographer you have to learn to deal with it. Since I do in-home lifestyle sessions and only use natural light overcast days can be particularly annoying. But good gear and some understanding of light and exposure make it possible!

Last month when I went to photograph the W family in their apartment the skies were threatening rain but the Ohio sky was kind to us and held off. It started to sprinkle just as I was wrapping up the session. I love the cozy feel of overcast days and I think this session shows off that feeling.

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The W family just welcomed a new baby girl to their family. Big brother was a sweet little guy. He didn’t give me tons of smiles but I think he liked me. He kept taking me by the hand to play with him.

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Mom and dad were so laid back. I loved the comfortable feeling in their home. We started off with a family coloring session and then switched off pics with mom and dad.

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I especially love these pics with baby and dad. She gave me some great facial expressions and it’s so great to see dads who are obviously so in love with their children.

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A Lego session was also in the schedule and we wrapped up with some family time on the master bed.

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Thank you W family for such a fun and easy session!

 

** If you would like to schedule s lifestyle session, contact me here.

 

Columbus, Ohio Family Lifestyle Photography – The M family

Back in June I had the great opportunity to do an in home lifestyle session for the M family to commemorate the birth of their new baby girl. When I talked to mom, Cassie, on the phone to plan our session she explain that her house was simply decorated. She almost seemed apologetic but I assured her it would be fine. What I found when I arrived was a simply gorgeous home that was well-organized and just perfect. It was so inspiring, I mean seriously inspiring. After the session I quickly went home and cleaned my bedroom!

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As you can tell from the pictures Cassie is just a beautiful woman but she was also so kind and patient with her kids. I had such an enjoyable time capturing some pictures of her family. The older kids were just as cute as can be and although they were a little shy at first that perked up when they got to take me on a little tour of their house and show me their rooms.

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Dad came home for a quick-lunch and we got a lot of great pics with him. He was in and out in no time. Cassie told me he didn’t love photo sessions but that is why a lifestyle session was so perfect. Lots of dads don’t love doing professional photo shoots. Heck! I don’t even like it that much and I am a photographer! Lifestyle photography sessions are so great because there is minimal posing. You just go about your business and I act like a little fly on the wall and capture you just being you.

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Mom had several activities planned to do with the kids and it made the whole session so enjoyable for everyone.

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When the big kids got bored they got to go off for a little snack while Mom had some precious quite time with her new baby girl.

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Thank you M family for letting me capture some beautiful family time in your home!

 

** If you are interested in scheduling a lifestyle photography session in your home or even out and about, contact me here.

Newborn Lifestyle Session | Lewis Center, Ohio – The D family

Last month I showed up at the D family home in Lewis Center, Ohio on a beautiful sunny day. That is remarkable because sunny days are few and far between around here lately! I was greeted by beautiful Mom, Danielle, and she introduced me to dad, Barry, and their adorable kids: big brother G and baby K. I always talk to my clients on the phone before a session so I already felt at home with them.  We started off their session in the gorgeous master bedroom. Big brother just wanted to love on his new baby sister the whole time. It is hard to blame him because she was so darn beautiful!

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I love getting pictures of the baby by themselves on the big bed. It really gives you a sense of how small they are. And they won’t stay this little forever, so you really want to remember!

After the bedroom we let big brother dictate what we did. He enjoyed some snuggle time with dad and some reading time with mom. Then he entertained himself with some of his toys while we had some mom, dad, and baby time.

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I just love all these pictures with mom and dad holding their new baby. You can feel the love they have for her so much and the love they have for each other.

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I had to get a picture of those cute little baby feet. You just want to remember all the little details of your new baby.

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Baby K rocked her newborn lifestyle session. She was a natural. Thank you D family for letting me come to your home and photograph your family at such a wonderful time.

 

**Lifestyle sessions are a wonderful opportunity to capture your family in their natural environment. Kids are so much more themselves during a lifestyle session. They are so comfortable in the familiar surroundings and with the toys and things around it is easy for them to take needed breaks. If you are interested in scheduling a lifestyle session for your family you can contact me here.

Newborn Lifestyle Session – The J Family |Lewis Center, Ohio

Last month I had the privilege of shooting a session to document the arrival of a new baby in the J family. When I arrived at the J family home in Lewis Center I was greeted by beautiful mom, Courtney. Then I met the rest of the family, Dad, Andy and big brother and sister and finally baby L. The kids were cute and playful. I love sessions in the home because the kids are so much more at ease. The kids showed me their toys and even tried on some of their favorite costumes.

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Baby L was so sweet. I loved the quiet moments I was able to capture with mom and baby in the nursery. Newborn lifestyle sessions are so awesome because they capture those early days of  a new baby in their natural environment.

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We then headed into the beautiful master bedroom to capture some pics of the whole family. I love watching the whole family interact. The love they had for each other was obvious and it was easy to tell how loved the new baby is. The big kids were so cooperative, especially when we promised them they could jump on mom and dad’s bed after a few family pics.

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Baby L needed a break with mom so dad had some play time with the big kids. Lifestyle sessions are so nice for the family because we get to go with the flow and things don’t need to be rushed.

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We ended the session it the J family’s super cute front room. Baby L got some one on one time with dad and then the family all got together again for some fun snuggle time.

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Lifestyle sessions are an awesome way to capture your family’s personality, so much more than traditional family portrait sessions. And you don’t need a new baby to do a lifestyle session. Lifestyle sessions are for anyone who want to capture a story of their lives right now in a more intimate and natural environment. If you are interested in scheduling a lifestyle session for your family contact me here.