Congratulations to Amanda and Kurt, who welcomed baby James homes earlier this winter! James joins big sister Abby, who dotes on him endlessly. I was invited to their gorgeous home in Addison County, Vermont to take some intimate family photos.
Lifestyle newborn photos are a challenge. Each time you walk into a client's home, you work with the available light, the baby's mood, and a million other factors. I think that's why I love them so much. They are never cookie-cutter, and never predictable. For each newborn session, my goal is to capture the sense of togetherness that new families are experiencing. It's certainly a magical time, and unlike any other session I photograph.
James was smiling almost the whole time, as if he practiced for our session. "He looks different every day," Amanda said of his rapidly changing features. That newborn magic is palpable. "I can't wait until he's older and he comes to me with problems," Abby said. "Stuff he can't talk to parents or teachers about."
Amanda, thank you so much and congratulations. Your family is gorgeous!