It was a joy to be invited in to document this beautiful family’s transition of welcoming their first child. We had our Oakland Newborn Photography session in their home. Documenting newborns and their parents is such an honor! Capturing how they navigate a new life full of love, sleeplessness, and new learnings is a favorite of mine and this one proved to be magically cuddly.
We began our Oakland Newborn Photography session on the couch with Mom (Dad wasn’t ready yet 😉 ) and were able to capture the sweet connection between the two of them.
Halfway through the session, Baby S needed some time to cuddle in his favorite arms. His Dad shushed, rocked, and bounced him through the house until he was back to his normal state of calm. This happens in Newborn Photography Lifestyle Sessions frequently which is why mine are never timed!
When Dad arrived, we used their large windows and mirrors for interesting composition and light. I love to place my subjects closer to a window because it allows for the most natural and beautiful lighting. It also keeps the authenticity of the time, place and season of the session.
We ended the session outside on their deck overlooking the Oakland Hills. It was chilly outside so they were all cuddled together and loving on their little one. It was a great way to timestamp their memories of our session.
What a sweet and wonderful session! In all we were together for about 2 hours. It gave us time to transition from space to space and allow for outfit changes. The time made sure that we captured all the beauty of being with a newborn. If you’d like to see more Newborn Photography Lifestyle Sessions, check out my Xilo Blog– there are tons in there!