Kansas City Family Photographer

In-Home Newborn Session

It’s a boy!! I love it when I am able to do maternity and newborn sessions for people. It’s exciting getting to be a part of a couple or families journey right before they meet their little one. I was eagerly awaiting news from Robyn knowing we were getting close to her due date.

Robyn and Nathan set up the nursery with an adorable Hundred Acre Woods and Winnie the Pooh theme for the little guy to come home to.

In-Home Family Session | Kansas City Photographer

The more I do in-home sessions the more I love the different side you get to see of families. I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be more comfortable in front of a camera when they are in a comfortable and familiar setting. The kids are often more playful, they are more cuddly, and sometimes they’ll even bring out some of their favorite toys to show off or document. Those often make some of the best photos..kids at play with their favorite every day toys or stuffed animals. There’s nothing more comfortable than snuggled up on your own couch with mom.

Waiting for Baby Eick | Kansas City Maternity Photographer

Waiting for Baby Eick | Kansas City Maternity Photographer

I got to meet the Eick’s for the first time at their maternity session at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. I’ve been looking forward to doing a session here for a while. I was excited when Robyn said they were willing to make the drive to try it. It did not disappoint!

In-Home Newborn Lifestyle | Baby G

One thing I love about in-home sessions is how slow paced and relaxed they can be. There’s no reason to rush and scramble. When a family is comfortable during their session that often reflected in their images.

Sweet Isla J. was a champ and slept through the entire newborn session. Our secret? Swaddled her up really tight and cozy. It was just what she needed. She was so comfy she snoozed the whole time—making her momma’s wish come true.

The first few weeks after bringing home a new baby are such a blur. It’s often hard to remember what life was like when they were so small and squishy. It’s one reason I love lifestyle sessions so much. These sessions capture those small moments early in a child’s life that are hard to remember because they go by so fast (and because of sleep deprivation).

To the parents of Isla: You guys are doing a fantastic job. Keep it up! <3

Lifestyle Newborn |Olathe Family

Lifestyle Newborn |Olathe Family

The pitter patter of bare feet running across the floor, the giggling and shrieks of little boys as they chased each other around the house. These were the sounds I heard as I was photographing sweet Baby B upstairs in his cozy little nursery.