Last year I had a beautiful glowing pregnant client named Lyndsey. She was gorgeous and fun and outgoing and I was so envious of her having a husband who wasn’t stiff in photos. In fact Brian was so awesome he came up with some great posing ideas for their maternity session. The maternity session took place in Brentwood in September and it was as hot as Hades that day. But even the heat couldn’t shake the beauty that Lyndsey exuded at her session. You could tell these two were so excited for their baby girl Aubrey to come in October and so was I.
When we ended the maternity session Lyndsey asked me the best time to book her daughter’s newborn session. I expressed that between 4-6 days old is the best time – for some reason that is sweet spot where babies sleep really hard and don’t mind being put in all those adorable sleepy poses. I expressed as a mom I know how life changing having a baby is, and how overwhelming it may seem to book the session that soon after her birth. Lyndsey said that nothing was more important than getting Aubrey’s first few days captured. That was music to my photographer ears. Bless you Lyndsey!
Aubrey’s newborn session was perfect, and booked during that sweet spot time. I think those images show that. She was so tiny and a perfect sleepy angel. And when I say tiny I mean tiny. She was 5 pounds and a few ounces at her session, but she rocked out the sleepy poses like an 8 pounder. Such a gorgeous newborn.
Brian is one lucky guy! He was also an excellent assistant that day. As was Jake – Aubrey’s doggie. He was so sweet with her – he stirred every time she did. He also felt the need to be right next to her during the entire session. Thank you Brian and Lyndsey for sharing your sweet girl with me.