This is a newborn session that’s extremely close to my (Kelley’s) heart.
Want to know why? See that cute baby girl? I’ve known her from the very first second she was born.
She’s my sweet little niece, Audrey.
(My sister’s friends each made Audrey a little block during my sister’s baby shower! Aren’t they adorable?!)
Yup, that’s right, I get to hold and cuddle this little one as much as I want. Try not to be too jealous.
In addition to getting lots of cuddles, I think it’s also safe to say that she’s going to be photographed A LOT!
I mean how could I possibly help myself? She’s pretty much the most adorable model ever!
When my mom came into town to meet and visit with Audrey, I decided it would be the perfect time for her very first photoshoot: a newborn session.
I shared my idea with my sister, and she was camera ready and on the scene in just a couple of hours.
Technically, little Audrey is already a month old (a little older than some of the newborns we photograph).
You see, she was born right around Christmas time, and had some jaundice issues for a while. After she started feeling better, Phoenix started enjoying some rainy weather. Then, when my mom came in to town, we finally had a perfect day to shoot.
We got some sweet shots of baby Audrey…
Lots of photos of momma and baby time…
Pictures of Audrey with her dad…
And we made sure to snap a few grandma snuggle shots as well.
It was so awesome to be able to take photos of my sister with her very first newborn baby, and know that these will be photos that our family will cherish for years to come.
It’s not very often that I get to be on the receiving side AND the photographer side of important family photos. For me, the experience really helped to reinforce the importance of the work that photographers do.
I’m so happy you came to join our family little miss Audrey. And I can’t wait to share these pictures with you again when you’re a little less small.