newborn session

Graham's Newborn Session

A few weeks ago, I got to spend a relaxed, sunny morning with the Zillich family, and take photos of their newest addition, baby Graham. Their home was so welcoming, warm, and peace-filled. I had run out of coffee that morning at my house, and didn't have time to stop for any on the way, so when I walked in and Alan offered to make me some fresh ground and brewed coffee, I was a pretty happy gal. :)

Let me just say, newborns are so incredibly precious, and it makes my heart light up when I get to spend a couple hours with them. Graham was incredibly amazing, and cooperated with every shot and outfit change! I like to keep things simple when I shoot newborn sessions, and take in the everyday spots where families hangout with their little babes. I usually do a couple simple posed shots, but mostly I love to capture the family doing their thing in their home.

Graham has a big brother, Oliver, who was obviously proud to be the big boy and help take care of his little brother. Having two boys myself, I loved watching Oliver interact with Graham, knowing that they'll be buds as they grow and start playing together. Colleen pulled out some big brother, little brother outfits for a few shots, and those were some cute little moments we captured!

I love watching families interact so much, and one of the reasons I love photography is seeing how love is expressed in so many ways. Families are especially beautiful, and getting a sneak peek into homes, traditions, routines, and spaces is so much fun for me. The Zillich family has a spirit of adventure and unconditional love, and I was so happy to get to see their space and capture a piece of their lives. It's obvious that Graham will grow up being shown a love for travel and seeing the world, loving others, and savoring life.

Wishing this sweet family the best as they adjust to being a family of four. Enjoy some of the photos from their session below!

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Tegan's Newborn Session

When Alicia messaged me to inquire about a newborn session for Tegan, I got so excited. These sessions are some of my absolute favorite ones. There is something so quietly beautiful about a family welcoming a newborn into their hearts and home.

The Fetter family has such a spirit of love and tenderness about them, and it was such an honor to be able to share in some of the most sweet and precious moments between their new family of four. They are real, genuine, and full of love. Carson their oldest son, was so ready to jump in and help with Tegan, and he will be a great big brother.

I am also *slightly* obsessed with Tegan's nursery decor, and Brian and Alicia's handiness and attention to detail show up all throughout their beautiful home. One of my favorite elements was the headboard they made out of reclaimed pallet wood!

This session left my heart absolutely melting, and Tegan was such a champ the whole time. She is obviously loved so deeply by her family, and what a joy she brings to everyone. Congratulations, Fetter family!

Enjoy some sweet moments of Tegan and her family.

-Leah