The Brown Family - Maternity and Newborn Session

I absolutely adore this family! I first met Brandon and Christina as a newly engaged couple in 2010. Later that year, we photographed their beautiful wedding, then a maternity session earlier this year, and now, their precious son's newborn session. 

The Brown's maternity session was shot at a local park in Salisbury. Christina's vision was a winter/woodlands them, which I absolutely adored, and thought it was perfect. We found a beautiful spot with the gorgeous, golden light spilling in all around us. Christina's dress was the perfect pop of blue that stood out against the natural colors of the park.

Their newborn session was a documentary style session in their home. These are more relaxed and natural, and it allows me to focus on the newborns tiny features, the connections with mom and dad, and of course all together as a new family. A lot of couples always worry about shooting inside their home. I start in the nursery, and mom and dad's bedroom can sometimes be a great room as well, but we can also use any other room in the house that has simple decor and great, natural light. No worries about the mess, your pets, or anything like that. I have 2 children of my own, and I completely understand. Being in the comfort of your home means you can change and feed your baby when you need to. Most newborn sessions last around 1.5 hours, but some can last 2 hours or longer. We never rush them. 

When I began photographing couples and weddings, I knew I wanted to continue documenting their life events even after their wedding. What I didn't know, was what a blessing it would be to witness a young, engaged couple become married, expecting a baby, and then on to becoming parents. It's such an honor beyond words!