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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Baby M| Fresh 48 Photography| Columbus, Ohio

Last month I got to photograph a Fresh 48 session with a cute, fun family. I showed up at St. Anne’s hospital on a typical overcast Ohio day. I love St. Anne’s hospital. It’s so homey and peaceful. The first thing that caught my eye when I entered the hospital room was the couch by the window. I was excited to get some pictures there.

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I planned with mom, Bethany, to arrive before big brothers came so I could have some quiet time with mom and dad and their sweet new little baby boy. It was a wonderful plan. I love these images that I captured. Baby M was a total rock star. He was so alert and just loved the camera. This is not normal for me with one day old babies. It was so fun!

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After a little while Baby M’s two big brothers came to see him at the hospital. They were excited and nervous and you could tell they missed their mom! The boys kept us laughing and I was just swooning over their beautiful hair and big eyes.

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We wrapped things up and I was out the family’s hair in about an hour. Fresh 48 sessions are so painless for everyone, even the most photo-shy people! They are quick and natural and most importantly they capture such a precious time in the life of your family.

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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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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!

 

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