Watching Miles Grow: Durham, NC Newborn and Baby Sessions

This is gonna be a long one, dudes. I've know Miles' dad, David, for thirteen years now, and I've known for thirteen years that he would be an amazing father. When David met his wife, Nicole, she became a dear friend, too. So when they had Miles this Spring, I was ugly-crying before I ever MET the kid. I had to clean the snot-tears off my cell phone, no joke. Miles is his own guy-- determined, curious, snuggly. It's such a joy to get to know him, and to re-meet his parents in this new role. I took these photos at David and Nicole's house over the course of two sessions in as many months. The first was his newborn session. The second was a more impromptu "Baby's First BLT" session. Lots more photos to come, I know. I'm so lucky to call Miles my friend.

Hello, Baby L! A Northern Virginia Newborn Session

A big crop of my photos families have given birth to baby #2 in the past month or so, and it's been such a total joy to watch them welcome their sweet new friends! Baby L looks sp like much like his big sister, but his temperament is totally different! His folks and I spent the session admiring him, and remembering what his big sister was like at the newborn stage. We snuggled up in the bedroom and nursery for baby photos, and then caught up with big sister C downstairs for a few family shots in the playroom-- the perfect mix of new baby snuggles and toddler shenanigans!

Hello, W: A Durham, NC Newborn Session

W was so into spending an hour just snuggling with his folks-- snoozing, snacking, and chatting. I really love doing "newborn" sessions when the baby is about six weeks old, because everything seems to be coming into focus by then: tiny person is noticing the world around them, parents are learning more about who this tiny person is, and everyone is a little more relaxed into some kind (temporary) routine. It was really awesome just to capture W in his kingdom, with his loyal subjects, doing all his best stuff.

Snuggles with Tiny E and Big Brother: A Washington DC Newborn Session

Newborn E and her big brother, A, are just captivated with one another. He can't stop smooching her and playing with her little feet, and her eyes follow him everywhere. We spent the morning jumping on the bed, snuggling, and reading family stories. It makes me so happy to know that E and A will have these photos to look back on as they grow, commemorating the start of their sweet, sweet friendship.