I’m excited to post the gallery online today for Baby Victor’s parents! They’re close friends of mine. His mom and I go way back to story hour at the public library! So it’s no exaggeration to say I care deeply about her and I was so thrilled when I found out they were expecting and then I prayed with all my heart for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
When she texted me to say their little one had entered the world a healthy, (almost) 8 lb baby boy and they named him Victor, my eyes filled with tears of joy. I was THAT happy!
So without further hesitation, here are some of my favorite portraits from his newborn session. I captured all these images at their home in the Twin Cities. Needless to say, I had LOADED my van down with blankets, backgrounds and wooden crates… anything that might be needed for this monumental photo session! I am sure they thought I was moving in when I arrived. I suppose they would have been grateful for an extra set of hands to help, although Victor’s daddy is not averse to changing a dirty diaper! He jumped at the opportunity to handle any of his needs, which I admire.
Congrats M & J!
Look at this little honey! Isn’t he a little piece of heaven? I almost love newborn portraits of little boys the best because we aren’t so tempted to put a headband or some other additional element in every shot.
This session’s “sets” were even simpler than normal because it was photographed on-location at the client’s home and we incorporated family portraits with their 2 1/2 year old son.
Although I did bring quite a bit of gear for our portrait set-up, I was able to do these with just the natural light from their patio doors which is always easier for the set-up/take-down, but I needed to be diligent about watching my settings as they needed to be adjusted as the light changed (clouds passed over, etc.)
I photographed their older son when he was a newborn as well (and his mommy’s maternity portraits) so she knew the drill and I think she really enjoyed relaxing and watching me work this time, completely trusting that I’d get some great images for her to cherish.