When Julia contacted me about setting up her newborn session she was so excited. She works at Your Birth, Your Baby and The Happiest Doulas and was EXCITED for her birth. These groups are filled with so much useful information and I love that most of the members are local! Julie offers training classes and over night care for new parents so she new first hand what to expect. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention she already has 4 children at home! Her beautiful family ranges in age from 18 to now newborn!
With this many people you never know what to expect but let me tell you I walked into the calmest and quietest house! You could see the love for new baby Violet who made her Mommy wait past her due date for her to arrive! Violet is very special to this family as she is their rainbow baby and I can’t imagine the relief they must have holding this precious girl in their arms. We started with some family shots in which I may or may not have rearranged the living room for! Mom (who did NOT look like she just had a baby) and Dad rocked their pictures with Violet making my job easy! Big brother Addisu who very cautious with handling his little sister but did great holding her for his picture. Samarah was like a little Mom stepping in to hold Violet or calm her any chance she got! She was also a huge support to her Momma during labor acting as a doula for the much anticipated home birth. By the time Addilyn was ready for her sister Violet was starting to be done with pictures but she snuggled in close and we captured a beautiful picture of them! The last of the kids was Braydon and he tried so hard to help Violet be calm. You can’t blame her, she was passed around so much she needed some time with Mommy. We took a small break and took some pictures of Violet for the few short minutes she was sleeping on the bed. We added Braydon back in for one last sibling and family shot!
Lifestyle sessions go so fast and I am thankful to be a part of capturing such a lovely family. They welcomed me in like we had been friends for years, they are a beautiful family.