I love the look of urban photography - photos where you're in the city and it shows, whether it's for a maternity session or a family session.
So, I give you this. A couple in love, in front of a home they renovated to make their own, and where they are going to raise that little one when he or she arrives.
What we did not include in the shoot: Her parents' two huge Rottweilers. I'm kind of a loser for being scared to get out of the car, considering I own two pit bulls, but I was sitting in the car laughing at myself until the Daddy in this family came to "rescue" me. Then the dogs tried to lick me to death. Fail, Jamie. Fail.
What we did: one sweet little darling whose parents were so taken with her that it was a treat to see.
I'm pretty sure that this sweet girl is destined to be a Daddy's girl - it was easy to see how smitten with her he is.
And, why wouldn't you be? She is beautiful (please don't miss the teeny little light patch in her hair. Love it!)
You're really here for the pictures, though, right? Okay, enough outta me, here they are:
H Family, thank you so much for trusting these photos to me! I appreciate it very much and hope you love these photos as much as I loved creating them for you.
Here's just a little taste of a gorgeous maternity session I shot recently. It had been a sort of dreary day, but this fun and sweet couple was so much fun to work with!
They had so much love for each other - and so much excitement about meeting their little one, gender unknown!
Thanks for a great day, A and G!
This session was so much fun! I love it when the planets just seem to align and everything is great.
Maybe it was the sweet, loving energy that this amazing couple had for one another, for their baby, for life in general.
Maybe it was the choice of music that I realized Dad was playing on his iPod (who wouldn't feel a little weepy realizing that you are listening to Ray LaMontagne's "You Are The Best Thing" while, well, holding the best thing that has ever happened to this young couple - especially when you can really see it in their eyes!), maybe it was just the awesome that is baby C himself.
But, whatever the reasons were, this session was great. Baby C achieved the land speed record for newborn photography (at least my newborn photography), he is adorable, and we even got some smiles! (I love when I get smiles out of a little baby, regardless of the "gas" myth or not. Because, yeah, maybe grown men smile when they "have gas" but a baby this little doesn't know it's funny. He's just happy, right?)
Anyway, enjoy these photos of this sweet little dude.
And, yeah. The fedora? So cute, right? His mom had it all ready, because his dad loves them, and they're kind of "his thing". What a sweet wife!
Then, we put baby C IN his dad's fedora. You can tell from his big smile that he liked being in there. Maybe he's a fedora man in the making.
Thank you, C family, for an awesome session and for trusting me to capture these moments for you!
This family got one heck of a Christmas present this year, huh? Definitely something good to snuggle up with when the weather is this cold. <3
When I saw this adorable baby, I definitely gave a little squee! But when I saw their gorgeous house, my mind was spinning with ways to incorporate it into their session.
Baby J and his parents are awesome. All three of them are so sweet and were up for anything! We had a great time bouncing ideas off of each other for this fun and beautiful session.
Even though his big brother Lefty wasn't a huge fan of mine, we even managed to get a few shots of him in, relaxing instead of trying to bark me out the door.
This boy really is perfect, isn't he?
I love this one. Don't let the dog in the back be lost on you!
When I saw this awesome scooter as part of their home decor, I knew I couldn't let an opportunity like this pass me by! So, all three of us worked hard to get this image - which is a composite of a few photos merged together in photoshop. In reality, there was not a time that a parent's hand wasn't on the baby.
This awesome little nook was part of a built in artist's drawers in their home. Again, when I saw it, I had to use it!
Love this one of the family bathed in gorgeous light in their living room. Everyone surrounded by all the ones they love.
Thank you, D Family, for being so game to use the cool features in your house in your baby's newborn session. I hope you will treasure these photos for years to come!
And, reader dear. There are so many awesome photos from this session! You can see more at www.facebook.com/jamiesieverphotography