Updated: May 10, 2019
I LOVE when families purchase one of my growing family bundle packages as that means I am going to get to see them 3+ times at least in the coming year! But my favorite part about that is how I will get to document SUCH a special time in their lives as we will be taking maternity, newborn and 1st birthday photos!
The Guilbault family has just finished their bundle package with me and the past year has been so amazing watching their family grow and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it!
The maternity session was done in studio and we had SO much fun. We used different lighting for different moods and had a change of cloths for momma to show off her beautiful belly!
They asked to take a few photos with my vintage T.V. and I'm SO glad they did as the photos are soooo cute!!
For the last part of the session they had some of their extended family join them which I think is a fantastic idea! It's not often we are all able to be together and taking the time and effort to have photos done is so important!
This session was done in the family home. It's a great option to take photos in your home after you have had a baby as it's a lot of work to pack up and head out of the house in the first few weeks of the babies life. Staying at home and having me come to you is a great idea if you love the look and feel of a 'home' session!
I brought a few things like baskets and wraps but the thing I love most about home sessions is using YOUR items and having your home be the backdrop. No matter if you have a larger home or a cozy one I can make anything work! This home was so lovely and had some fantastic natural light which I find to be key at in home sessions!
Another bonus of having your newborn sessions at home is that if you have another child they can play and have snacks while photos are being taken of the baby. Newborn sessions are longer (2-3 hrs) so keeping an older sibling entertained and fed is much easier in your home!
Don't get me wrong, I love newborn sessions in studio too. Just two different looks and feels! Do what works best for you and your family!
FIRST BIRTHDAY SESSION
This session was done in studio and we took family photos and had the funnest time doing cake smash photos!!
We took family photos on a white seamless backdrop as that is my favorite look as it's not about the backdrop it's about YOU. Then I had the girls playing in my Teepee and decorated that with a super cute flower garland! Smiles silly faces, we covered it all!
It was then time for the cake smash and oooohhh man how cute is this set up!! Birthday girls momma Crystal and I collaborated on the design and look of the set and high five to us!
At the end of this set of photos you will see that big sister joined in on the smash and so did the parents!! I LOVE doing this as hey, it's a celebration for everyone and also the photos are adorable!!
Only a few tears were shed at the end of the session as birthday girl Alorah was sad mom moved her to her lap and away from the cake hahah she sure loved that cake! Can't blame her!