This little peanut was quite the surprise to her mom and dad as she decided to join their family 8 weeks early!
After talking with her parents I was so excited to meet this sweet girl!
We got along so well and had so many things in common. I knew we would hit it off and get to be great friends!
It was hard because this Lonsdale Newborn Photographer had to wait until Finley got to go home. Although I cannot imagine how hard the wait was for mom and dad as they waited for their sweet baby girl to come home with them.
Finley just had to get better at eating and put on some weight, which makes sense since she was born at a teensy 4 lbs 7 oz.
When Finley was discharged we scheduled her session right away as she was already 6 weeks old which for a newborn session is a bit later than I typically aim for.
As a trained newborn photographer I wasn't worried as I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to help babies be extra sleepy and happy!
The day of her session Finley was such a sweet and sassy girl. She fell asleep right away and was super comfortable in all of her poses. Every time I moved her she would grump at me with loud shrieks and once I had her in position she would go back into a peaceful sleep. Every. Single. Time.
It was hilarious! You just have to love a baby with a nice strong personality!
Mom and Dad were super relaxed and had a few suggestions for the session but all in all let me do my thing. I love this because sessions like this are where I can get creative and do what goes well together and with how baby is comfortable.
As a newborn photographer when you find out Dad is a drummer you definitely ask if they are going to bring a drum.
According to Mom they were bringing two “gun metal bedazzled” drums!
That's quite the specific description and it was spot on!
They brought a tom and a snare and they were so much fun to incorporate into her session.
Thank you for including me in this special time in your beautiful baby girls life!
Amber Skluzacek is a Lonsdale Newborn Photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full service newborn photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing newborns safely and beautifully.