It’s time to share the beautiful newborn portraits of Skylar! I couldn’t wait to photograph her after having worked with her mom, Katie, in my 3 part maternity series. These photos were taken just under a week old, which is the best time to take newborn portraits. They are still so little and like being all curled up in themselves.
I love doing on location shoots for newborns, because you get to work many of the real things that belong to the baby. What could be more meaningful looking back on the newborn photos then to say, “that was your basket you were sleeping in here.” Of course it’s also a wonderful opportunity to capture a few lifestyle shots of the new family too.
My favorite part of this shoot was the military theme as her Dad is an amazing member of the U.S. Navy! One of the coolest parts of their story is that Josh, her Daddy, flew in from 7 months at sea just one day before Katie went into labor with Skylar. It was amazing that they were all together, and I couldn’t love this session anymore because of all that it symbolizes and the beautiful love these parents have for their new baby princess.