I love photographing in home sessions, especially when it involves the precious first days of bringing your new baby home. The space instantly changes, it’s a home in a new way, the love and memories are at the very beginning and there’s something really sacred and beautiful about being invited in to that space.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to get to photograph the birth of each of these beautiful children. And while a lot of us had boy vibes at the birth, it was still such a fun surprise to see a boy enter their family! He is quite the squish, weighing in at over 10 lbs. I was super excited that they asked me to do their newborn session as well and oh my goodness, this chubby baby boy was so fun to photograph. He’s absolutely adored by every single person in their family and I hope their gallery reflects just how much he’s loved.
I knew it was going to be a great session with the very first photos were smiley. This family has the best smiles! Big brother and sister were just the sweetest with their new baby brother. They loved on him so much and it was so sweet to see.
Oh my, how they have grown. These two beautiful girls had so much fun during our session. The first time we met it was COLD and little miss wasn’t so sure about me and my camera. This time around, they were ready to play and have a great time! It was so fun to catch up with them!
Isn’t he just the cutest with his sweet little smile and red hair?! As much as we photographers focus on sleepy babies, I love it when newborns are this alert….he just loved the camera so much!
Gah! I’m going to totally overshare this session. Tara is a fellow Austin Photographer with Life is Sweet. I absolutely adore her work and she’s taken some absolutely amazing photos of my family. I was super excited and a little nervous to get her crew in front of my camera. Tara did a wonderful job getting everyone’s outfits together – I love love love how fancy they all are!
I love all the personalities shining through. From the boy energy, big sister love and sweet snuggles with momma, their family shines.
Because every good session ends with a selfie lol! Thank you Tara for trusting me to capture your beautiful family. It’s always an honor and I’m so thankful for your friendship!
Emily and I have talked about doing this session with Adelaide for quite awhile and I’m so happy we finally made it happen. This girl, she loves her animals. This is her element, her happy place, where she connects and it was such an honor to be invited in to her happy place to capture those special relationships. The animals respond to her with so much love and affection. And we couldn’t have been blessed with more gorgeous light on this day.
Mr. L has the most perfect little pout. And smile. And wardrobe. His little man clothes are killing me! So very cute! We were hoping he’d dive in to his cake, but he just wasn’t feeling it. He’s so cute though, it all worked out! Ha!
They always bring their A game! The energy and fun is always a blast with this sweet family! And I love that the boys come up with their own ideas of what to do and where to go during our time together. It’s just the best!
One of my most favorite families! The girls have grown up so much. I swear Ms. Ava reminds me of a little mini Cindy Crawford! This was a super fun location to capture them in – I love how their personalities just shine through!
I’m pretty sure I’ve probably seen Jenn in the grocery store a million times, or Target. Because now that I know her, I see her ALL THE TIME! It’s funny really how often we run in to each other! Jason and I took a Hypnobirthing class at Central Texas Birth Center in the second trimester and Jenn was our instructor. I can’t recommend her enough. Even though this is our 5th child, we still go so much out of the class. She made it fun and interesting and Jason actually even laughed out loud in her classes. I highly recommend it if you are in the Austin area! It was a total bonus that I got to meet her sweet family and photograph them. Jenn you are beautiful inside and out and I’m so thankful I can now call you my friend.
My friend Sarah and her family traveled to Austin in the fall for this session and I just have to share the words she shared when she saw her sneak peek:
“This morning was challenging. Neither girl wanted to be photographed, neither one wanted to be held, or sit on a lap, or smile, or hug her sister, or wear shoes, or generally do anything to make our morning a little easier. Lyndsay reassured me the whole time, saying, “Chaos photographs really well.” She was right.”
I tell clients that alllll the time. Cute with the perfect amount of chaos lets us see real personalities and that always photographs well. So if your kids bring the chaos, don’t worry, that works for me! And what feels like chaos to parents, feels totally normal to me. I’ll soon have 5 kids and my life is pretty much all chaos, all the time. I say bring it on! Sarah and Royal, thanks for making the trip to Austin for your session, I loved seeing you guys again!