I could have look at this sleeping baby boy forever. Calmly sleeping and dreaming in comfort of his mom’s arms.
Watching a baby and his family adjusting to his new home is quite spectacular, especially that not long before that I had a Maternity Session with his mom! New family has started. Everything is so new, exciting and maybe even a little overwhelming, especially with so much of outpouring love.
There isn’t more comfortable place for a newborn session than his home. That’s why I recommend at home newborn sessions.
Mom can breastfeed in peace in her favorite chair, warm air surrounds us, which allows this baby sleep so beautifully and dad is always there to help and be a part of this wonderful session.
This, week old precious boy slept pretty much through the entire session. Of course swaddling and rocking him was a one of the reason why he was so content, but I have to submit, that , on top of sweet newborn photos, putting babies back to sleep is the thing I love the most!
Did you ever have that gut feeling that you will be a part of something purely wonderful???
We waited less or more patiently for this little fellow. He had so many people cheering for him and loving him with all their hearts even before he was born.
I drove to St. Vincent’s Jacksonville Beach hospital to capture First 48 hours session with such excitement and joy. When the door from the hospital suite opened you could feel happiness floating in the air… I felt immediately like a part of the family. NO WORDS TO EXPRESS IT.
Needlessly said, I just became a part of this miracle called “new life” with a camera by my side, documenting every emotional moment I could imagine and believe me… THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM!
To see grandmothers surrounding him with such care, to see parents thankfully hugging a doctor and then looking at this little human with disbelieve that THEY actually created this truly amazing baby… it’s breathtaking.
It makes my cheeks hurt, brings butterflies to my stomach and tears to my eyes…
First 48hours session demands me being on-call for at least a couple weeks, but oh my goodness!!!! It couldn’t be any more worth the wait!
Hello little fellow… I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will do!
In the last 12 years of my life I made only two trips alone… yes… I totally said that. Well, I was a stay at home mom with a part time job which honestly kept me busy enough…
BUT! When the Click Away 2014 announcemnt came, I was all in! A bunch of wonderful friends who shared a passion for photography with me. Wonderful location, awesome way to learn and shoot. Why not, right?? Well, as soon as last year’s Click Away came to an end, questions came to rise about when the 2015 Click Away would happen. Everybody waited for the big news… I never imagined how Click Away 2015 would be for me this time around. Never!
It all started a couple of years ago when I joined Clickin Moms. I wanted to get more technical information about photography, find my little place to share my work, ask questions… I am so glad I decided to stick around after the trial time… Since then I had so many wonderful opportunities, first becoming CMPRO, winning recognition in Clickin Walk, being published and showcased many times, and being able to connect with so many truly amazingly talented people… List is long!
Well this year (I cannot believe I am actually going to type this), I was teaching a class… actually two classes. One was “Indoor Boutique Class Depth in the Shadows/Expressive Low Light Portraiture” and the other “Golden Hour Class/Soulful Vision of Children Portaiture.” I remember exactly when I read that INSTRUCTOR email… I felt like it started another stage for my photography journey for sure! Full of happiness and excitement I put all of myself into it. On top of that wonderful news, I was even sponsored by Shootproof! An awesome company which I have supported for many years. Make sure to check them out! This amazing eclectic group of talented and caring people, had just a right idea on how to create an online proofing website. Focused on clients proofing and prints/downloads purchasing, with 5 great plans to choose from, with no sales commissions and set up fees and their own Lightroom plugin. I have been with this company since my first day in the business and it only gets better!
If I told you I was not nervous, I would be lying to you tremendously. As a child I was known for stuttering a lot, especially while speaking in front of people. I was sure excited to share every piece of photography knowledge I had and shoot with my attendees, but I was secretly crossing my fingers for myself… and then magic happened…
I swear… people were showing up, people were talking about my class in the elevator, and then sharing their experience with me, people were hugging me, we shared tears together, we searched for a chair to sit on, we shared our vision, and then we did what we all love… took pictures.
In my Boutique classes I had 2 gorgeous expecting ladies to photograph. They were really beautiful, BUT in the delicate stunning gown we received from Leah Maria Couture they truly looked angelic. I could swear I heard gasping sounds when window light spread over the sheer fabric and showcased their bellies. I am pretty sure that tens of us ran after the class to purchase that gown from Leah Maria Couture . My Golden Hour started very emotionally when one of the Click Away attendees came out to me with her sweet words, and we both shared a touching moment… this class didn’t even start, but my heart was already full. We had the cutest litlle girl to photograph. I mean really! In the little walk to our location, we became the best buddies. I learned stories about her family, their favorite food, grandparents, their last family trip, and how much she grew last year. Haha… and she gives the best hugs! I wish we had even more time photographing this precious little lady.
Click Away conference was not over for me yet. I continued with more wonderful classes and met people I waited to meet for a long time. It was such a treat to watch others teach, to improve myself, and to be social with other photographers and listen to so many wonderful speakers. Many of them I have the privilege to call my friends. Goodness, things really changed! Did I already tell you that Sue Bryce was a hand’s reach away from me while she was speaking? I remeber very well when I saw her on Creative Life for the first time.
I am so beyond blessed to meet all of the ladies who decided to put my class in their schedule. Each and every person I met was so kind and sweet to me. I felt like I knew many of them forever. All I can say is thank you to Clickin Moms for a wonderful time, and I am so looking forward to another conference with you!
And because I really want to showcase work of my attendees. Here you go! Check, many…many, (did I said many?)… amazing images they captured during our Depth in the Shadows class. You ladies were wonderful and you are a big part of my new journey in 2016. Breakout at Clickin Moms about what else but DEPTH IN IMAGES!!!
I was able to photograph this new baby boy and his amazing parents for the 2nd time, after having Maternity Session with his parents.
I think that is the reason why I love my Maternity+Newborn package so much! It allows me to connect with my clients on even deeper level and allow them get truly comfortable with them.
During the newborn session they will see me rocking their precious baby to sleep, calming down and often taking over baby duty, so they can take a breath while I take baby pictures. That’s one of the reasons why newborn sessions takes 3-4 hours. We are on the baby schedule of course!
This baby boy though was one of the calmest babies I had! He was sleeping so long and we adored watching him having his own baby dreams!
Dogs didn’t bother him, moving him from a bed to mom’s or dad’s arms didn’t interrupt him at all! One feeding in between and his was back to sleep.