Meet Handsome baby Wesley, who was 10 days old for his in-home newborn session. He did NOT sleep the entire time, except for one tiny moment where he curled up so sweetly, for like 5 seconds. He was the sweetest little fox I have ever seen!
My favorite part of any family photo shoot, is getting the first family portrait. Everyone is sort of unsure and gentle and it's just such an amazing moment that I hope they look back on with love and happiness. I also loved Wesley's sweet nursery with his woodland Orange, Grey and Green motif. His beautiful cross stitch hanging was made by his mom! She just had a baby and had time to finish that for her sweet boy!? I was in awe.
If you're wondering when the best time to get a newborn session done, I say the sooner the better. Usually I try to do a week after birth, but you never know. You may have a stubborn boy like wesley and you won't get a real sleepy session. But that's ok! We'll still get amazing images of your sweet family! But I ALWAYS recommend booking your session at least a month before you are due. I work around your actual due date but it gets you on my calendar and gives us a chance to coordinate and plan!
Shannon and Charles, I hope you love this sneak peak and I'm sorry it took a few extra days to get these first images to you! I can't wait to give you all the rest.