Introducing sweet Lucas!! It was such a treat to capture his first photos and spend some time with this wonderful family. Lucas's Dad Ian serves in the military and was to be deployed overseas shortly after these photos were taken, so it was a bittersweet time, for sure. I've always understood the importance of photographs and how crucial it is to document family milestones over the years. But following the session, Ian shared that through the photos, he would have the ability to take his family with him wherever he may be stationed. What an amazing thing! I was thrilled that we were able to incorporate Ian's military details as they had hoped. When a client brings something to their session that holds emotional significance and we are able to add it seamlessly... what a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. We already have plans for their next session, when Ian is back in the states and is reunited with his family. I feel so blessed to be able to tell their family's story. <3
This handsome little soul was born to my sister and brother-in-law, so that means he's my NEPHEW. Ooh, I love saying that! His name has extra special meaning, which I know he will carry proudly through his life. Geronimo. It's said Geronimo is a word used to "express exhilaration." He was a long time waited for and a long time coming, but absolutely worth every day spent without him and so exhilarating now that he's here. He's changed everything. I drove to New York for his newborn session, capturing him in the beautiful light of their foyer. Shooting in-studio allows for use of all newborn props and clothing, but shooting at-home has benefits, too. My sister enjoyed some much-needed quiet time while I worked with Jonas. With a brand-new baby, solitude is a rare thing and she soaked it up! And I loved getting some peaceful snuggles from my new nephew... we bonded a lot that afternoon and even though he's far away, he's always in my heart. Here are some of my favorites from our session together... I hope you enjoy them!