It's always a joy to step into a home where a new baby has just arrived. Even though the newborn weeks can be a challenging adjustment, there's a sense of wonder and gratefulness that comes with new life and it's almost tangible at times.
That was certainly the case at the home of our dear friends after they welcomed baby Isaiah. He was born early and spent his first weeks at the hospital, so the sense of relief and gratefulness to be in their own home was real! I'm honored to have taken these images during that sweet time, and they're easily some of my favorite newborn photos.
I take a very natural, hands-off approach to newborn sessions. There are certainly times when I direct a pose or arrange a particular image, but I've found that keeping things slow and simple is the best way to keep anxiety at a minimum and to give space for natural, real moments to unfold. Those are my favorite moments, anyway. ♡