Welcome Baby Luke

Remember that gorgeous lady in the dreamy white dress I took maternity photos for a couple of months ago? Well, she and her husband just welcomed the newest member to their family and he is the sweetest little thing! As a newborn and family photographer, I love when I have the opportunity to document these early days as everyone in the family gets to know its newest member. It was a privilege to see them again and to capture these special memories for them.

We decided to have their Newborn Session at a studio located on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. I offer the studio as an option when a family would prefer to not hold the session in their own home. It still gives that feeling of a laid back In Home session with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The studio boasts huge windows which allow for tons of natural light. The space is thoughtfully decorated with modern furniture and simple, neutral tones. Krystal and I discussed clothing choices ahead of time and decided that a natural palette of greys, blues and tans would work perfectly in this space and she even brought a few more options for the baby to wear.

Newborn sessions are always longer than other types of sessions, and naturally always wear me out. While I was certainly tired after, I still felt rejuvenated and full of so much love and joy. Lifestyle newborn sessions are about capturing their lives just as they were in that moment. That we did. THIS is a lifestyle newborn session and THIS is what I strive for each and every time these days. My most favorite part of the session was watching older brother dance around the studio, and mom and dad just laughing and taking it all in while holding his new baby brother. THIS is real life. That’s what I want for each and every person in front of my camera. I want every session to be a time for real love, real emotions, real life.