I remember when Michele told me she was pregnant. My husband had offered her a drink which she refused with a smirk on her face. He didn't get it right away but I sure did. I immediately cried I was so happy. Needless to say when baby Owen was born I was so excited to meet and snuggle him. And I was honored to be able to photograph the family as they welcomed their newest addition.
This was the last session that I did that included posed newborn shots - the ones where I'd set up the bean bag, get out the props, get the baby to sleep and pose in just the right position. While those pictures were nice, the ones had really been speaking to my heart were the more natural pictures of the family just enjoying each other. The one that really got me on this session? Robbie reading Cat in the Hat to his little girl. It wasn't planned, I just watched it unfold, and it was so sweet. From here I was sold on lifestyle newborn sessions.