Oh the joys of being a Kelowna Newborn Photographer…
Mainly… snuggling babies. But also, meeting their siblings and seeing the love they have for their new baby. These two sweeties LOVED snuggling their little brother. At first, they were hesitant but once they got used to it, they did not want to put him down. It was ridiculously adorable!
I might be biased, having two August babies of my own, BUT…. August / early September are the best times to have a baby. In all seriousness, the weather is getting cooler and snuggling a newborn is the best feeling!
I am fairly certain that being a Kelowna Newborn Photographer, I get to snuggle the sweetest little babies in the city!
Give me all the babies!!
Kelly is a dear friend of mine and she has two beautiful boys. Little Max decided to come an entire month early and gave his parents a wee scare. Thankfully, Max is a healthy little man (and absolutely adorable!).
Big brother Jake was an absolute gem with his new little brother – honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen anything cuter.
The best thing about being a Kelowna Newborn Photographer? Just take a little look at this sweet baby boy and you’ll understand. Oh, and his smell. I wish you could all smell that newborn baby smell through the computer screen because IT. IS. GLORIOUS.
I made my way over to this beautiful family’s home for their in-home newborn session. They were unable to get newborn portraits done immediately after their little man was born, so believe it or not, he was almost a month old when this session took place. You would never know it because he was still less than 8lbs and slept like a dream!
To be completely honest, I could’ve photographed this little guy all day long!
While we are on the topic, let’s talk about in-home newborn photography sessions…. if you’re expecting and are on the fence about having an in-studio or in-home session, here are some reasons why your home might make the perfect location:
You don’t have to leave your home.
You are the most comfortable and stress-free in your own home. Leaving the house with a newborn can be a lot of work and can feel very stressful.
You still have time to get ready if I arrive and you aren’t quite camera-ready.
No packing a diaper bag.
Feeding and changing the baby in the comfort of your own home.
No car rides with a newborn (and if your newborn is like 2 of my 3 newborns, this is the best reason to have an in-home newborn photography session).
You can’t forget anything that you may have wanted to use for the portrait session.
You can have your baby’s nursery documented.
The images you choose to display in your home will already match your decor!
If you still need some convincing… just take a look at these images!
First comes love, second comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!
This little nursery rhyme proved true for Amanda & Ryan, who fell in love over coffee, had a beautiful wedding at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna (you can see it here), and then created a little masterpiece named Mr.Parker. A work of art, he is!
I’ve known from the day I met Amanda and Ryan, that they would make great parents. In fact, I feel like I should win a prize for predicting that they would have a baby within the first year of their marriage! Amanda just oozes all the beautiful qualities of a mother and it seems like Parker is her third, forth, or fifth baby, not her first. She holds him, calms him, and snuggles him with care and confidence. And there is something just slightly more beautiful about her since the last time I saw her – and I can’t put my finger on it. I’m sure Parker has something to do with that 😉 And Ryan – well… geeez. Just wait until you see the father-son Hallmark moments from this session. Oh and that suitcase that Parker is snuggled up in – it was Ryan’s grandfather’s! I love incorporating personal touches like that.
Of course, I can’t leave out Daisy, Parker’s doggy sibling. Every time I photograph Ryan and Amanda, Daisy steals the show. It doesn’t even matter though because she is so darn adorable!
I loved snuggling your baby, Amanda and Ryan! Please have some more! (too soon??)
Please people, bring me your babies and I will give you beautiful photos in exchange for snuggles<3
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Sweet little Gunner. He’s such an adorable and cuddly little man – all six pounds of him!
This little guy was the sleepiest baby I have ever photographed. Ever. I’m not kidding. He was sleeping when we arrived and was just barely waking up when we were finished. It was a world record of newborn session sleepiness. He also hit another newborn session record – he did not pee OR poop on me. WHAT??? I always tell my clients “Don’t worry if your baby has an accident on me. Actually, expect that he/she will. I have a change of clothes, don’t worry! And don’t feel badly. It is going to happen.” I think little Gunner is in the business of proving people wrong. He HAD to show me up! Good luck with that in the future, Mom and Dad!
Gunner has an adorable older dog-brother, Swayze. I couldn’t help but include a shot of them together. I think that Swayze proud of his family’s new little baby. You’ll see what I mean. Feel free to leave me a comment captioning his expression!
If you’re ready for an overdose of cuteness, feel free to check out Gunner’s photo session below!
Meet sweet Isaac. Six days new at the time of his session.
When we arrived to photograph this sweet little man, he was calm, sleepy, happy. He was ready! I feel confident saying that his calm nature was definitely a reflection of his mother’s nature. It’s not always the case that new moms are confident and calm. Isaac’s Momma, is one of those women who just exudes strength and surety. Mothering looks good on her!
Isaac’s Dad is a a firefighter here in Kelowna. We squished sweet Isaac up and propped him in Dad’s helmet. It’s amazing to think that someday, Isaac too, will grow into a strong man, just like his Dad.
I always feel so incredibly lucky that strangers invite me into their homes to snuggle their newborns and photograph all their little details. Details that are easily forgotten if not captured in a tangible image. Every time I snuggle a newborn, I think, “I can’t believe my boys were ever this tiny!”. It’s easy to forget, but so wonderful to recall by looking at photographs (and snuggling newborn babies!).
So…. it’s clearly been a LONG time since I’ve blogged. Mainly because when you add a third child to your family, overwhelm hits HARD. It’s all good now though, we are settled and adjusting to a routine.
I’m going to work my way backwards and post some of the sessions I’ve done over the past few months.
Here we have little Christopher who was born two weeks early. He was the sleepiest little peanut during his session, although he really didn’t like being undressed. We wrapped him up and he was a happy guy.