Scott & Tori welcome their precious son with a beautiful newborn session in The Woodlands, TX
When I arrived at Scott & Tori’s home for their newborn session, mama was was almost done nursing brand new baby boy August. As soon as he was done, she asked me if I wanted to hold him – and I immediately fell in love with everything about this precious little man!
Little Auggie arrived a few weeks before his due date and Tori wanted to capture everything about the first few magical days with a newborn; in fact, we scheduled her newborn session to celebrate his first week of life! At just seven days old, he was perfectly adorable for his first-ever photo session.
Welcoming August Maxwell with gorgeous newborn photos
Tori and Scott were overjoyed to be expecting, and we celebrated the upcoming arrival of August with a lovely late summer maternity session. We caught Mercer Arboretum in Humble, TX at the perfect moment before all of the bright summer blooms were gone for the season.
I love working with parents for a series of sessions where I get to see the amazing transformation that takes place when they welcome their first child. Tori and Scott were so much fun to work with during their maternity photo session – they couldn’t wait to meet their son! I couldn’t believe how well their maternity session went; in just one hour, we knocked out about 75 gorgeous images that I know they’ll love forever!
Don’t miss this lovely sneak peek video, delivered to mama within 24 hours of August’s newborn photo session!
While I snuggled with Auggie for a few moments before their newborn session started, Scott and Tori filled me in on the first week of parenthood. All they wanted to do was just sit and watch him sleep! Like most proud new parents, they were amazed at how loud newborns can be while they sleep, and they couldn’t wait to get beautiful photos to share with loved ones.
Matching outfits for mama and baby!
One aspect of new motherhood that every mama loves is dressing up her newborn; Tori is no exception! I loved that she had ordered a matching dinosaur robe/swaddle set for herself and Auggie! It was the perfect way to kick off this sweet at-home newborn photo session, especially because of the neutral colors that look so beautiful on mama and baby.
From there, we went directly into baby-only photos, where Auggie is the star of the show! Tori liked my neutral wraps , especially with the ivory fuzzy blanket and Moses basket. I love how these earth tones create such a peaceful, lovely portrait of precious August. He couldn’t decide if he wanted to be awake for all of the action, or drift off to sleep, so there are a few shots here of his eyes wide open!
Just the boys
Tori needed a few moments to change clothes, so I worked with super proud dad Scott in the living room. It’s so amazing how babies look even smaller when dad is holding them! Just look how gorgeous these shots of Scott and Auggie are, especially with the neutral color palette!
I know that dads aren’t crazy about being photographed, but that isn’t usually a factor during newborn photos. Most men are so proud of their babies that the photo session doesn’t seem all that bad! These are the moments that Scott and Tori will love sharing with August as he grows.
A bright blue nursery for a baby boy
Next, we moved up to Auggie’s room for family portraits and some mama/baby + daddy/baby photos. I love to shoot a good portion of newborn sessions in the nursery because it’s usually a space that mom and dad have poured hours of work and love into. The backdrop of baby’s crib and artwork create sweet, memorable moments!
Auggie’s room features a large window along one wall that allows in absolutely perfect natural light. I loved the light here so much that we shot the majority of August’s photos in this room.
These photos are effortlessly beautiful thanks to the big window in August’s room, and also because of the work Tori and Scott put into the nursery. I love the backdrop of the crib with these family photos!
Up next – celebrating August at six months old!
In early 2021, I’ll get to spend a little more time with Auggie when he’s around six months old! This mini session celebrates how much babies change from birth to six months. By that point, he might be sleeping through the night and even eating solid food! Tori and Scott’s life will continue to change in so many marvelous ways over the next year, and I’m so thankful to help them capture these precious moments!
View more of Tori’s beautiful at-home newborn photo session