When the Fields contacted me to book a newborn session for baby boy #2, I knew right away that I was going to like them as clients, but I had no idea how much until their mini session! They are super relaxed, open to my preferred "documentary-style" photos, and, oh my goodness, their 2-year-old son Grant is sweet toddler PERFECTION. He was calm, followed direction (as much as a 2-year-old is able), and has the most perfectly angelic little face...oh, and that gorgeous red hair!! Seriously! I literally can not wait to hang out with them again at their newborn session in a few weeks!
So, when clients book a newborn session with me, I think it is important to offer a free mini maternity session before baby arrives. I do this for a couple of reasons...
To capture the beauty and strength of the expecting momma-to-be.
No matter what your style, you are growing a new life and there is nothing more beautiful than that. It is my goal to help you celebrate that with your photos.
Document the final stages of the family as it is before new baby arrives.
The Fields' world revolves around their first son and I loved watching them with him and capturing their connection as a family of three.
Get to know the family a bit before the very lengthy in-home newborn session.
This way, we can establish a connection so that I am not just a stranger with a camera and TONS of equipment/props coming into your home to work with your brand-new baby for several hours.
By the end of their mini session, the Fields felt comfortable enough with me to suggest that I take their photo as they made a wish together as a family. This led to my favorite image of the session: