Maia was born just as the world was shutting down. Everything was new and scary and no one knew what the future held. I was scheduled to do newborn photos at the beginning of March, but with a pandemic looming on the horizon, we decided to skip newborn photos and wait it out.
Thankfully, by the time it got to May the world was opening up a little bit more and we deemed it safe to go ahead with 3 month photos. It was one of my first sessions post quarantine and we took all of the precautions (including virtually no contact, I never touched Maia and I was wearing a mask the entire time). Maia had only seen a handful of people (literally less than 5 people) outside of her mom and dad. So needless to say, she was a little shy at first.
I LOVE babies and it was difficult not snuggling and loving on her! Also, I didn’t realize how much I rely on my facial cues to help make people (especially kids) smile! Let alone how hard it is to give directions for posing while wearing a mask! Thankfully these guys are naturals and didn’t need much direction! We endured the “new normal” with ease!
Even Stanley, who is one of the best behaved dogs I have ever had at a session, was perfection!
One thing is clear, these two are head over heels for their little girl.
Chelsea….not fair that you look this good after having a baby 3 months ago. Quarantine had everyone packing on pounds, but you were not a part of that category! #jealous
When Chelsea and Matt got out of the car I about swooned. They are the cutest couple and have great style! Obviously we had to sneak in a few couples shots.
These family shots are my favorite. There is something so sweet about a couple cooing and making their little girl smile.
In the end, Maia rewarded me with some big ol’ smiles!
I think we can all agree that a naked baby in bloomers is just about the most adorable thing on the planet. 2020 needs more cuteness like this, don’t you agree?
Maia just might have a future in modeling. Look at those eyes.
Thankful doesn’t begin to describe how lucky I am! To be able to do what I love even in the midst of global crisis is a blessing beyond measure. Documenting families and their love is my happy place.