The Linda Family’s Sleepy Newborn Shoot in Grand Rapids, MI

 

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Remember this super-fun couple? Soon after their maternity shoot around Holland, I had the honor of capturing their precious, sleepy son in action. I’ve heard he didn’t stay sleepy for long, but he sure did a good job for me at his first-ever photo shoot! This adorable little guy was NOT one to be swaddled… but he WAS ready to jump into the great wide world outside, and was happiest when he could STRETCH out during his naps and put his hands on his ears!
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I can never get over the tiny details of a sleepy newborn! His parents will treasure these memories for a lifetime.
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This blanket backdrop and teddy bear were his mama’s when she was born, and I just happened to have a bear hat on hand. Joy is just a teddy bear (and sleepy, snuggly newborn) away!
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Did I mention he likes to stretch as he sleeps? 😉
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After a quick feeding and diaper change, we took some life-style pictures with mom and dad. Their room was a bit cooler (without the lovely heater beside us), so Baby B decided to wake up for this part of the shoot. But it didn’t seem to matter – awake or asleep, this guy was chillaxed and knew how to handle himself in front of a camera!
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Check out this gorgeous pillow Baby B’s aunt made!

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Welcome to the family, Baby B! Keep growing strong, and get some sleepy time in for mom and dad. Their lives will never be the same. 🙂

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It was such a blessing to be able to capture this little guy in the first week of his life. By the time I met with his parents a couple of weeks later to share his shoot, he had already changed! It’s for this reason that I love to help preserve these moments professionally for parents to look back on and smile. The tiny features are so quickly lost in the midst of those first sleepless nights and long days… then suddenly he’s enjoying tummy time, smiling back at you, and showing his personality… and you realize it’s time for his 3-month shoot later this week!

 

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The Linda’s Adventurous Maternity Memories in Holland, MI

 

There are stages in everyone’s life that are both precious and that we wish could hurry up. Don’t we always look longingly at the next stage of life and almost miss the here and now? Graduating from HS, for instance. Meeting the man you’ll marry. I haven’t yet had my own children, but I can only imagine the joy, anticipation, and nervous impatience all wrapped into those 9 months of carrying your tiny child before they’re born!

I was honored to capture these maternity moments for the Linda couple/family. They may be excited to finally see the face of their new son, but they weren’t too busy looking forward to have fun together in the now! They were truly a blast to work with and we laughed the whole way through. I know sometimes photography sessions aren’t the most comfortable for guys, but this soon to be daddy took it all in stride and even seemed to enjoy the process. I loved his positive go with the flow attitude, the mama’s willingness to step out on rocks, and how neither hesitated to get their feet wet, clothes sandy, and be a little bit silly for some fun shots. By the end of the evening, we not only had way too many amazing pictures to choose from, but my assistant husband and I knew we had found some amazing new friends!

I’m eagerly awaiting the call to go meet their tiny son at the hospital to capture the next miraculous stage of their lives. But in the meantime, I’ll share some of our favorite shots from their super-fun maternity shoot.

It’s always fun when the very first shot of the day becomes one of your favorites. Isn’t she gorgeous?

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Then we brought dad into the picture.
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…and the little one… 🙂
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I knew we were in for a great time when one of the first things the couple agreed to do was go walking with the Wright Brothers at the airport. They’re going to be such fun parents! 🙂
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When I learned that this daddy was just as much of a car guy as my husband, I knew we had to get some pictures with his car! One of these just might adorn their little guy’s room someday 🙂
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Then we were off to the beach for some sand between our toes and more laughter along the way. This couple’s adventurous spirit made my job easy!

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…and because dad didn’t want to be left out…
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From there we headed to the pier and took some gorgeous model shots of this soon-to-be mama!
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…and we finished up with a couple of last-light shots of them just being themselves… both serious and fun! 🙂
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Did I mention how great they’re going to be as parents?!

 

 

Just as with any shoot, we created some custom artwork for this couple. Except that with so many great shots, we couldn’t just choose one! So here they are 🙂

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Thanks again, Lindas, for allowing me to join you for this super-fun memory-filled evening, and for welcoming my husband and I as new friends. We can’t wait to meet your new little one in just a few days! 🙂

 

 

 

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