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A Tailored Newborn Session

— 05/20/2016 by Monika Wertman —

Over the last few months, we have had the privilege to capture several maternity sessions and the resulting newborn sessions, tailoring each to what the family wanted.  Each had it’s wonderful moments, but the one I am highlighting today holds a special place in my heart as it is the firstborn of a sweet couple who we have been creating memories for since they got engaged.  Every time we get together, their love for each other shines stronger than the last and seeing them add a little bundle to this love has been precious.  It is these sessions I live for, these moments that hold special meaning and are the reason why I do what I do.

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We did a series of three sessions, two of which were maternity, the first one being the gender reveal session, the second being the big belly session and of course, the third one being the newborn session.

This couple is a hoot.  We always laugh a lot when we get together and everything is very natural and free flowing.  I make suggestions and the two of them interpret them in their own perfect way.  For our gender reveal, my mommy-to-be had very specific ideas and working in the upstairs floor of an old building that houses a restaurant and bed and breakfast on the first and second floor and was under construction, gave us a perfect background to not only showcase the changes that were happening with this sweet couple but also the freedom to write on brick walls and contrast roughness and softness.

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For our second session, we were still able to go to the floor that was under construction as there are big windows and with the now larger belly, I wanted to create some silhouette images I had not been able to get in the earlier session.  We also drove than old family house for outdoor shots.

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Each of the three sessions included shots  in front of an antique mirror recording progress and change.

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For our newborn session we started in the nursery with a very bright-eyed 1 week old baby girl who gave us more than we had imagined.  Even at her tender age, her parent’s personalities are showing through and she was ready for action.

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For the second half of the session we returned to the old building to add to our collection of mirror shots and add a few images of the little one in her mommy’s wedding gown and images of the three of them as the new family that they are.

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Being allowed to take a part in a young family’s happiness is a privilege and honor we do not take lightly here at Wertman Photography.  This is a special moment in a couple’s live and amidst the chaos of lost sleep, diaper changes at 3am and bleary-eyed happiness it is important to step back for a couple of hours and just enjoy this bundle of joy and let us record these moments to look back on when everything settles down.

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