dad gives newborn daughter a kiss

The lifestyle newborn session, ah what a cozy little dream it is. Those first few weeks at home with a newborn can be a blur. Long nights, little sleep, and soaking in all of the snuggles with your new little one. The lifestyle newborn session allows you to capture the beauty of those first few weeks together, in the comfort of your own home. It’s you cuddling up on the couch. Rocking in the nursery. Reading books. Stealing kisses. Feedings and outfit changes. Staring at your baby because she is all yours. Ah, I just love watching this all unfold infront of me and capturing the moments.

Ps. this session was extra special for me. For those of you who don’t know my family – this is my “little” brother, my sister-in-law, and my new niece. Love love love. Cue the tears, haha.

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This was so special! I know I’ve said it before, but I’m a homebody through and through. So the comfy at-home sessions really speak to me. It was quiet and relaxed. We took our time, we laughed, snuggled Ella when she needed a snuggle, and went about shooting. I love watching and documenting new families at home and in their element. Everyone says that this stage passes in the blink of an eye, so what better way to preserve these memories for years and years to come than with photos! I like to think that one day, Ella will look back on these photos and cherish them. That she’ll see what life looked like when her mom and dad first brought her home. And that she’ll really truly feel the love.