Newborn Lifestyle Sessions

Sometimes you want to remember how things looked, and sometimes you desperately need to remember how they felt. No time is sweeter, more exhilarating, more exhausting, or more fleeting than the first few weeks of bringing home baby. And it's so, so easy to forget what things looked AND felt like in the newborn haze. My mama heart knows exactly what you’re going through right now. 

I know that it is the tiny moments, full of tiny fingers and toes, and noses and bows, that make your whole world bigger. It’s the long, dark nights that make your days brighter. Somehow, it’s the slow, exhausting cycle of nursing and cleaning and crying and cuddling that makes time fly. It is all of these little nothings in particular, that make up every important thing all at once. 

Newborn lifestyle photography allows us to freeze time, for one precious day. When you look back on these photos you will remember what that sweet, milk-drunk breath felt like on your chest. You’ll feel the warmth of their tiny, soft body snuggled up close in your arms, and the tender newborn coos as you swaddle them tight. You’ll remember the pride and joy on your partner’s face, and remember how much you love each other right here, and right now. These are the extraordinary moments tucked lovingly inside the newborn days, and I want you to be able to grab hold of them and cherish them for the rest of your life. 

I remember being a week away from my first due date, running behind as usual, and so worried about finding a photographer. It’s so hard hiring a newborn photographer since you can’t do a “trial run” beforehand, and there are no do-overs of this precious time. Our past experience with photographers was good, but never “amazing I-am-in-love-with-all-of-these-photos” ... and then we met Rachel! She surpassed all of my expectations times a million. When we met her, I was so overwhelmed and flustered: trying to get ready, take care of a newborn, clean the house, etc., and I started trying to tell her exactly what shots I wanted, what I didn’t like, and not only did she listen to me, but she calmed me and assured me that she understood my vision. I was blown away with the beauty of the photos she was able to capture—she is truly is able to capture those “little moments” and freeze time in those special seconds where things are not posed, but unplanned, and I think that is where the most beautiful things happen! Rachel is a dream to work with and she is the only photographer I will ever recommend!
— Cassandra C