In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Can you believe this is my eleventh session with Andrea + Michael?
We’ve gone from a pre-engagement “sweethearts” session . . . to an EPIC engagement session . . . to one-year anniversary . . . to pregnancy announcement . . . to maternity . . . to Baby Alexander Newborn . . . to Baby Alex 6 Months . . . to Alexander ONE . . .
to a pregnancy/gender reveal . . . to another maternity sesh . . . and now to Baby Hannah Newborn. All in a 5-year timespan.
Not only are they my clients but they are dear friends. They’re like family. The Hansens are such good people and it’s an honor to document their lives and witness their family grow, firsthand. (Even while they live in Bakersfield, CA and I live in Phoenix, AZ!)
I spent Mother’s Day weekend with this sweet crew, almost two weeks after they welcomed, Happy Hannah.
It didn’t all go off without a hitch, however. On the evening of Mother’s Day, big brother Alex had a little accident in the backyard and the family spent hours in the ER getting stitches in his lip. Alex was a champ and the whole ordeal was definitely harder on mom and dad.
Unfortunately, we were not finished with our family shots, so many of these feature Alex’s gashed lip and chin.
You know what? The scenario was not perfect but the imperfection is part of this memory . . . part of the family’s real-life story.
This is exactly where they were in this moment. A brand new baby and
a 20-month old with his first set of stitches. Sounds about right.
matters worse the story more interesting, I woke up with a sore throat the morning I flew out to Bakersfield. I was staying in their house, quite sick with a head/chest cold . . . a newborn baby and a 20-month old nearby. I wore a face mask my entire stay. Yes, absolutely. Because I am fiercely committed to protecting the health and safety of my clients. It’s not the first time I’ve worn a mask for a newborn session (not even the second), and I’m sure it won’t be the last. No one else got sick, thank goodness!! Those masks do their job if you are knowingly ill. Well, masks and a lot of hand washing. 😷