It's no secret that I've got babies on the brain in a major way these days. So when Brooke contacted me about doing a lifestyle newborn session at their home in Ada, my heart fluttered.
For those of you who aren't familiar with "lifestyle" sessions, I'll explain! They are a more natural form of photography, usually in-home, that capture moments and memories, not just poses. One reason I think these types of sessions are so special for newborns is because these moments are so fleeting. Your babies grow so fast and those first few weeks together as a new family are such a blur, that you'll hardly remember exactly what those sleepy feedings looked like. Or how perfectly their tiny little hand wrapped around your finger. Or how sweet those sleepy cuddles on your bed felt. Sure, we definitely get some "less than sweet" moments, too. But nothing tugs at my heart strings more than seeing a new dad hold his crying baby in the nursery, bouncing and shushing him to sleep.
So while I do obviously also love photographing sweet newborns by themselves in cute wraps, hats, and props, it's the moments shared between new parents and their precious little creation that really make this momma-to-be cry her eyes out.
All that said, here are some of my favorites from sweet baby Harbor's session o' cuddles.