Baby #2 for Samantha
A few weeks ago I spent some time with this handsome little guy and his mama for an in-home newborn photo session in Conroe, TX! What a sweetheart little Roosevelt was! He was also so hungry and spent a good portion of our time together snuggled in mama’s arms nursing away. It’s hard work being a newborn, but sweet Roosevelt made it look easy.
This is the second little boy for Samantha, but this intimate photo session was reserved just for mama and Roosevelt while his big brother watched from her side. If you have more than one child, you know how rare and precious it is to get one-on-one time with just one of them! Samantha soaked up these sweet moments with her youngest son and made some sweet memories she’ll always cherish.
Blue-eyed baby boy
No matter how many newborns I see, I’m always so amazed at how tiny they are, along with all of their sweet things. While Samantha fed baby, I spent a few moments in his nursery to capture the little things you forget, like the tiny newborn diapers and baby’s pacifier, along with ultrasound photos and precious knick-knacks in his room.
Once Roosevelt was ready for photos, he didn’t want to miss a minute of the action and kept his pretty blue eyes open almost the entire time. Once babies are swaddled and comfy, they’re almost always out like a light – but not this guy. He had amazing eye contact for a brand new baby and he seemed fascinated with my camera. He also loved staring up at his mama!
Relaxed in-home newborn session for mama
In-home newborn sessions like this one are so much easier for mamas and babies because you don’t have to pack up and go anywhere. I love how convenient it is for new mamas, whether it’s the first child or a sibling. This helps keep everyone calm and relaxed, especially for first-time moms. You can nurse your baby, change baby, rock baby, soothe baby, all in the environment where both of you are most comfortable.
Some mamas are concerned about having newborn photos done at home because they assume that means a lot of cleaning before a session. While you may want to pick up a bit, it’s probably less work than what you think! In fact, we took almost all of Roosevelt’s photos in his nursery because the light was so beautiful there. Lifestyle photos are just that – a snapshot of what life is like when you bring baby home from the hospital. It’s a chaotic, beautiful, crazy time of adjustment – and it’s not the time to worry about having a perfectly clean house for photos.
I send all of my mamas a simple checklist of things to be aware of before the session. It helps parents feel prepared and know what to expect when I arrive. I’m a mom of three littles, so I completely understand what it’s like to have a new baby in the house. It feels like just yesterday that our youngest came home from the hospital, all wrapped up in pink when we were expecting blue!