One of the best things about doing a photo session for a brand new family is that I don’t always know what we’re going to get. Will the house be small or huge (usually the former)? Are the kids going to be shy or rambunctious? (Usually the latter, and if they start off shy I win them over 😉 ) One thing I do know is that we’ll have a lot of fun, share some laughs, and that I’ll end up taking my favorite photos ever, until the next time!
This family lives in an amazing little house in a historic area of Philadelphia; tons of character and lots of details still intact from its Colonial origins. Big sister Evie stole the spotlight right away, jumping on the couch and laughing up a storm mere seconds after I’d walked in the door. And baby sister Eliza was content to snuggle in dad’s arms while mom and Evie had an epic tickle. Evie was so interested in everything to do with her baby sister, she wanted to watch the diaper change and had lots of questions while mom nursed on the couch. She also had to show me the gorgeous tulips they had growing out front, and I got to witness her impressive skills at Memory.
Then it was out back for some of the cutest gardening you’ve ever seen. Toddlers have such amazing enthusiasm when they get to try a new task, and Evie was really focused on watering those flowers, even if the water ended up mostly coming out of the wrong end of the watering can. Mom and dad each got to steal a few quiet moments with baby, and when Eliza got upset Evie was right there to give her comfort and kisses. Snuggled together on the big bed upstairs, the kisses kept coming, and we even had a John Lennon Yoko Ono moment that was completely unposed and will go down as one of my favorites.
This family was so relaxed and fun, and our session together was filled with so many of those little moments that I’m always talking about. They go by so quickly but make those early days with your babies the ones you never want to forget. We had so much fun together, and even as I was getting into my car to leave I spotted Evie standing in the doorway to say goodbye and couldn’t resist getting one more photo!
If you have memories that you want me to preserve for you through beautiful photographs like these, please be in touch to tell me about them!