I love love LOVE shooting maternity sessions. But, it is oh-so-sweet when those same clients invite me into their home to photograph one of life’s most sacred times — the first days with their newborn baby. You might remember Jenn and Todd’s Corona del Mar maternity session, which was absolutely stunning. I was beyond honored that they also entrusted me to capture their babe on camera once he was born! This Costa Mesa newborn session gave me all the feels!
Costa Mesa Newborn Session
There is a saying that circulates around parenting circles: Chill Parents; Chill Baby. While I don’t think there is any actual science behind that, this theory seems to have really worked out well for Jenn and Todd. Baby Callan is the most chill baby — like, EVER. He pretty much slept the entire session while his mom and dad sat by looking on, relaxed and just soaking up all the goodness that comes along with a new baby!
You know who else was soaking it up? ME! I got a good dose of baby therapy and new baby snuggles. I was literally in heaven.
Newborn sessions are so fun because they are held in the clients home. So much easier than packing up a brand new baby and schelping them out for photos. Plus, being in your comfort zone makes for better pictures. I loved the decor in Baby Callan’s room and that letterboard pretty much nailed life with a one-week old. :)
Callan – you are one lucky dude. It’s clear that your parents are head over heels in love with you! I can’t wait to see how much you change and grow this year. Your parents are in for a wild ride. And while it might be wild – it truly is the best ride out there!