I know way too many people that are pregnant right now. There must be something in the water. All over the country. But as a photographer it got me really anxious to do a gender reveal photo shoot! Personally, I want to do one when I get that taste of the water and it’s our time for that. I just love the fact that I can be there to capture the raw, genuine emotions of finding out whether it’s a boy or a girl! It’s such a BIG moment in your life! So I met up with Amanda, her husband and their two oldest children; a yellow lab and a boxer, at Poplar Grove Plantation and we had a fun afternoon taking LOTS of different shots of announcing what they’re having! And in true country-boy fashion, her husband did not see the issue with keeping his camo trucker hat on! Enjoy! 🙂
Here’s Nate’s newborn photos! He was such an awesome little dude throughout his whole session! He endured pictures in his nursery, outside on their screened patio, then to Wrightsville Beach, all without ever crying! He even slept through our time afterwards eating pizza at a local joint outside on a busy road! He only slept for the last bit of the evening but we made sure to get all the shots we wanted with him! Including an “after” shot from Atlanta’s maternity session on their privately owned dock!
There’s a whole new fad of photography out there for capturing the births of newborn babies. I hadn’t thought much about it, especially since with offering that kind of photography, you really need to be available at any time! However, with my sister-in-law and her husband expecting their first child just after we moved down here, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out this new gig and also document a very special time in these new parents’ lives!
Nate came to the world a happy and healthy 7lbs 12oz. My guess was 8lbs, 4 oz!
I wasn’t able to document the actual birth (a C-section isn’t very interesting anyways) but I was there starting with the grandparents seeing and holding their first grand baby for the first time. That Thursday was such an exciting and special day for our family. Welcome to the world, little Nate-boo! 🙂
Again, here is baby boy part deux. The newborn images from a maternity session I did a while back. I love doing maternity sessions then being able to meet the little bean a few months later! Newborns melt my heart no matter how much they cry or don’t cooperate during our time. This was a good example of that! This session took nearly 4 hours! But I didn’t mind because I had company (our mutual friend tagged along) and the new daddy grilled us some tasty burgers for lunch!
As you’ll see, someone in this family is a big sports fan. MLB to be exact, as the majority of the props and themed shots are all Phillies! It’s no Red Sox but at least it’s not the Yankees! 😉 Here is Jackson!
This is my favorite newborn shoot thus far because not only was this little dude SO cute, but he actually stayed asleep for almost the whole time! He was so precious and little and awesome and perfect… there was a moment where I wanted to take him home with me! This shoot was also my favorite because the parents actually wanted to be in the pictures and I got some heart-warming shots of them with their new bundle of joy. They were open to all kinds of poses which was great because I was FINALLY able to get the “head on the hands” pose. Which actually isn’t a pose at all.
For those who don’t know, to get that kind of “pose” I actually have to edit two separate pictures and combine them into one. One picture is of the parents holding the baby’s head so I can have a picture of the arms. And the second picture is of them holding from below so I can have a head to use. It’s a little tricky and this was my very first time attempting this shot so I’m pretty proud of the way that it came out!