This Huntington Beach newborn photography session holds a very special place in my heart. I had the privilege of photographing Carrie and Justin’s Retro Ranch wedding (I’m still swooning over the back of her wedding gown). I’m also lucky to work alongside Carrie for several weddings each year because she is the mastermind behind Pure Lavish Events. I know this post is about her new baby boy – but if you are in the market for an event planner – you should definitely check Pure Lavish out!
When I found out Carrie and Justin were expecting I was hoping I would get the chance to photograph their sweet babe – so I was thrilled when they asked me to take these newborn photos!
Huntington Beach Newborn Photography
Newborn shoots can be unpredictable, because…well….newborns are unpredictable. Parents are tired, baby tummy’s are hungry and everyone is still learning how to make their new babe happy. Carrie and Justin’s sweet boy was a super easy subject. And that hair – with those natural highlights. Totally. In. Love!
While weddings definitely make up the bulk of my business, lifestyle shoots like newborn photography, hold a special place in my heart. Being able to photograph someone so new to this world and to capture the overwhelming love of the new parents is one of the biggest privileges of my profession.
Props and staging can be a lot of fun, but I like to utilize as many natural elements as possible and capitalize on things like light and emotions. And besides, who needs props when you have baby toes?!
We couldn’t resist using this new dad’s firefighter helmet and his son was as snug as a bug in it. What a proud moment to both witness and capture for these parents. I hope their son treasures these photos when he gets older as much as his parents treasured him during this session.