Nothing makes my heart more happy as a Lonsdale Newborn Photographer than to get to know families during this amazing time in their lives. Bringing home new babies is one of the most amazing blessings my family has ever gone through and is so dear to my heart.
Imagine my excitement when this beautiful family scheduled both their maternity and newborn sessions with me?! Not only did I get to capture Amanda's beauty as a pregnant mother but I get to meet Amanda and Jon's sweet baby girl and spend some more quality time with them! Too much excitement!
The ideal time to start working with your newborn photographer is during the pregnancy prior to the 3rd trimester. This allows the photographer to leave room in their bookings for your little one and to prepare for your session. Which is exactly what Amanda and Jon did!
Knowing that Jon and Amanda were expecting a little girl was all too exciting and I may have gone a little overboard on new girl accessories!
....Nah! You can never have too many pretty headbands, wraps and bonnets right??? Well maybe don't ask my husband because I feel like his answer would be YES!
I personally love the versatility and being able to get creative and put together lots of variety in my clients images.
As we progressed through their sessions this summer we really got to know one another as friends and I anxiously awaited some exciting news. Their sweet girl waited until she was ready and....
Miss Ava Jean joined their family on Friday August 18th at 8:51 p.m.
She weighed 8 lbs 7 ounces and was 21.25 inches of perfection!
Her session was just perfect! I know the question you are all wondering and the answer is of course! I always get peed and pooped on! It's part of the job and it's okay! It's a good thing to have newborns frequently mess up the studio. It means that they are getting plenty of nutrition and are hydrated, and that is very important early on when baby and mommy are still getting acquainted to breastfeeding. After a bit of cleaning and nursing she was so good and I ended up using up my entire plan for her session (which never happens)!
I usually plan extras because every baby is so different and not all poses work for each baby and things get dirty. Nope not today! Just all sorts of beauty with this perfect little doll.
Congratulations Amanda and Jon, Ava is perfect! I couldn't be more honored to be trusted to preserve the memories of this special time in your lives.
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.