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Newborn: Miss Isabelle

My heart is so full! I got to work with ANOTHER precious little face during a newborn session last Friday. Everyone, meet Miss Isabelle :)​

I've been doing back to back newborn sessions for what seems like weeks now, but Isabelle's Momma Lizzy was the first to book with me months ago. Since then, we've been texting back and forth planning poses, props, and must have shots.

To say that we were excited would have been an understatement ;) Once Friday finally came, I headed over to Lizzy and Branden's little home with the back of my SUV stuffed full.

Oh my, we had everything. Baskets and crates, blankets and wraps, we even had headbands to match whatever else we had planned to go into a shot. This was the absolute fastest newborn session I've had because we already had everything set up and planned before Baby Isabelle was even ready.

Texture on texture, and I am in love with how their session turned out! As I always say, it's so important to capture those little details newborns have before they grow up, and we couldn't have had better blankets to emphasize how soft and delicate her new skin is!

Now that I have a few newborn sessions under my belt, I feel like I have more of a routine down. Capture baby while she's still sleeping. Take all of the posed and propped up shots before she gets fussy, and involve everyone else afterwards.

Once Isabelle started getting hungry, I got Mom and Dad involved. I am SO in love with lifestyle photography for this reason exactly. Look at how natural these two look just taking care of their baby! No posing required, just parents being parents!

The love and admiration they have while holding their baby makes me so emotional. It's beautiful to see parents who are already so proud of the child in their arms. One of the best parts of my job is being able to capture these moments.

Aside from lifestyle photography being great for pictures with the parents, it also provides SO many opportunities for more candid shots of the newborn.

Before we stopped shooting, I should mention that Isabelle's grandparents were visiting. Instead of passing up on an opportunity, I knew that we needed to document the differences in generations - and I am so glad that we did!

I had such a great time with this little family and I'm so happy that they trusted me to capture such a big moment for them. Just for fun, here are a few of my favorites from their session :)

Hahaha! Her face is priceless! With that, I'll end today's blog post. Thank you so much for getting this far and be sure to check back in a few days when I post the session I'm about to head off to!