One of my greatest photography joys is following a family throughout the many seasons of their life. I met Gita and Nick several years ago when I did an engagement shoot for them. I wasn’t able to do their wedding, but I never forgot our session and how much fun we had. Fast forward several years later, and they called me to do a photo shoot of their beautiful baby boy!
Meet sweet Walker, what a DOLL!
Unlike the fast, 30 minute, Mini Sessions, I got to play for two hours with Walker! We journeyed through several different settings that Walker and his parents love from the vintage, black leather chair to the alcove off the kitchen to mom and dad’s bed.
We played with mama. Walker is enamored with his beautiful mama and the sweet, soft sounds of her voice. I LOVED watching Gita interact with him and seeing that little “love struck for my mama” look in his eyes.
The relational dynamics between mom and baby vs dad and baby always fascinate me. Baby might cuddle and coo with mama, but with dad it’s a lot more about discovery.
Like discovering our toes!
If a couple is comfortable with it, I love to have them get in bed with their baby. You never know what magic will happen when baby is in The Big Bed, surrounded by the two who love him most. See the Photo Recipe: the big bed in “Your Baby in Pictures” for more ideas of how to photograph this special, intimate setting.
The sheer joy on Walker’s face…this photo has to be one of my favorites.
We played so hard we ran right into nap time–the perfect time for a quiet, tender family photo. Gita, you are so lovely in this photo. I love your tender smile tucked in the warmth of the two men in your life.
Let’s not forget about bath time–our favorite time!
One last favorite!
Dear Gita and Nick, what a complete joy to be with you again and meet baby Walker. What a complete honor. Sweet Walker is such a bundle of joy. I LOVED every minute of our shoot. I especially love all the different settings and dynamics we captured of you three from play time to nap time to bath time! Thank you for trusting me with this special, timeless photo shoot.
All my love,
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