Ahh the preciousness of a newborn baby girl – you can’t help but want to snuggle with them (which is challenging considering all the social distancing going on these days!). We were so honored when Stephen & Lori asked us again to come into their home and document their newest bundle of joy. We spent a few moments indoors capturing the tiny features of their adorable little one – the tiny hands, cute button nose, and little toes – can’t help but love it! And then we spent of the rest of the evening out in their backyard amidst a beautiful late summer evening with cousins, grandparents, & family all around.
Newborn babies? Yes, please! It was so fun to meet up with Melanie & Anthony to photograph their beautiful baby girl in the home that they built together! We first met these two at Nathan & Cali’s wedding almost two years ago! I was pregnant with our third little one, and my sister-in-law was also at the wedding pregnant with their first kiddo who ended up being born a few days later! Since then, we’ve also had the honor to capture Nathan & Cali’s maternity photos and a lifestyle session with their sweet little girl! All this to say, small world and so fun to come full circle to now capture the Kasper’s newborn photos in their beautiful home!
We interrupt your daily coronavirus stream with an adorable newborn baby girl – yes, you’re welcome. Getting to take newborn photos at their home in St. Paul Park and see this little lady before everything changed as we know it was such a timely and HUGE blessing. I love getting to see the specialness of the family in newborn photos and in-home lifestyle shoots are all the more precious to me!
Maybe it’s just me, but after all the excitement of the holiday season, I can feel rather down in the dumps. We spend November working on being thankful, we go right into December counting down each moment and jam-packing a ton of activities in as we celebrate baby Jesus’ birth at Christmas, and then within a week we are sent into a new year. Wow, just thinking about it leaves my head spinning. And yet, we do this every year… and I’m starting to notice a pattern for myself of where I feel a bit overwhelmed with the daunting tasks and unknown future of the new year as I step into early January.
We all love the classic photos where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling – the ones that get used for family Christmas cards, the ones that get hung on grandpa and grandma’s wall, and the ones that are our profile or cover photo on facebook. These are the photos that we look back to on years to come to see the different ages of growth and development within a family that freeze a stage of a family’s life; but there are also the different kind of photos – the candid ones. The ones where a family is able to laugh and play, making real giggling memories, showing real relationships and moments within that stage of life. I just printed our own updated family photos for our photo wall in our home. It’s been almost two years (yes, even photographers struggle with it! #reallife). I printed off a large 20x30 of our three kids looking at me behind the camera, a new 8x10 of me and my hubby smilling at the camera, and the rest of the photos? Candids. A 20x30 of us chatting with each other on the beach this summer – bringing us back to a precious vacation time. A handful of ones of the boys playing together and Chloe looking over my shoulder – all showing the special relationships, snuggles, and fun. Both types of photos are important and precious!
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