Those first few weeks at home with a new baby, especially your first, are such a blur. You are trying to get to know your new baby and keep them happy and healthy, all while navigating a change in yourself and your relationship with your partner. Needless to say, it can be a stressful time. But what I love most about in-home newborn sessions is that you get the opportunity to slow down a bit and be together. Although the reason you booked the session is the arrival of the new baby, I always make sure my newborn sessions are family focused. Of course I get shots of just the baby, but documenting your new relationship as parents and your new routines is so important. Taking the time to slow down together and acknowledging this hard/amazing/wonderful/beautiful thing you are doing together is what makes in-home newborn sessions so sentimental.
I had the honour of photographing Miss Elise and her family in their home when she was about 1 month old. This session was actually purchased by Ron as a gift for Lauren when she was pregnant and when the time rolled around for the session I was so excited to finally meet their sweet baby girl! The grins on their faces were so sweet the whole time, and you can just see the adoration in their faces when they look at each other. That is what I’m talking about. You can practically see the love written on their foreheads as they hold their baby and think about how much their life has changed in a few short weeks.
Thank you so much Ron & Lauren for inviting me into your home. Elise was a dream and I truly hope these images continually serve as a reminder of your love and gratitude.
Brittany VanRuymbeke is an Ontario In-home Newborn Photographer who specializes in documenting families in their home and creating emotive and timeless images. To contact her to discuss booking your next session, click here.