For a newborn photographer, one of the greatest honors is to have a family come back for their second baby's photography session. I have had the privilege of capturing so many amazing moments in Cara and Bishoi's life - including maternity, newborn, gender reveal, and another newborn session. They are such a wonderful family! We always have lots of laughs during their sessions and they are so much fun.
Newborn baby girl Gemma came for her newborn session when she was just seven days new. I always like to do family/sibling poses first as toddlers tend to be the most cooperative when they first arrive. Big sister Chloe was so sweet and it took quite a bit of coaxing to get her to snuggle with her little sister. Sometimes with sibling poses, I will have mom or dad lay right beside them so that they feel more comfortable. I know how special these are for mom and dad and how cherished these images will be.
For my work flow, after family images I like to move on to beanbag poses. The reason I like doing beanbag poses early on is because these can be the hardest to get since baby is not wrapped. If baby isn't cooperating I will move on to wrapped poses and come back to beanbag if baby falls into a deep sleep. Newborn baby Gemma was absolutely amazing and we were able to get through my entire work flow without stirring too much.
For Chloe's newborn session almost two years ago, we used the sweetest little cream romper with lace detailing - so of course we had to use the same for Gemma! We also used some beautiful pinks and creams so we chose a lot of the same tones for little sister's newborn session. Here are some of my favorite images from Gemma's portrait session.