You may or may not have noticed, but I've had a short hiatus from formally shooting with clients since April. I'm happy to share with you what's been keeping me busy during this time off -- my baby girl, Alexandra Quinn. She is about 1 month old now and we've been adjusting to a family of 4 and re-acquainting ourselves with joining team-no-sleep!
Since newborn photography is one of my specialties, I absolutely loved being on the other side as a mommy. It's hard for moms to put themselves together so early after giving birth. Taking a shower is a luxury, and doing your hair and makeup is ridiculously hard to do when you're constantly sticking a boob in a little baby's face. And let's not get started about finding a dress to wear if you haven't already purchased one before the baby arrived. Ugh. I have a deep appreciation for my clients who choose to invest in a newborn lifestyle session, because it's a commitment to making memories for yourselves and the kids. In that manner, I wanted to take my own advice.
I also pride myself on teaching and mentoring. Ever since I've been learning, I've loved helping others to learn. This time, I had Tiffany Ho join me at my home. She's amazing and has been my assistant and associate photographer on client shoots over the past year. We walked through all the poses I typically shoot, worked on lighting strategy, and I was able to mentor in managing newborns with their wakeful/sleepy temperaments. I also have a ton of solo shots of the baby girl, but we will save those for another day.
Here are a few of our favorite shots of my very own family. Thanks for reading & looking in on these pictures - they mean a ton to me and I can't wait to resume shooting in July for other families experiencing the same joy my husband, Cory & first-born, Noah feel now. :) xo