Newborn photography is quickly becoming my favorite. It’s a fierce battle between newborn photography and 1st birthday photography. I adore both so much. I think the thing that kind of pushes me towards newborn photos a little more than 1st birthday photos is the sweet stories behind these baby’s arrivals. I love learning all about these pregnancies and deliveries. Each and every story is so very different and exciting.
Some moms tell me how they barely felt anything and only pushed two times and their baby was here. Others tell me they had a near death experience during their pregnancy! It amazes me how there are so many different ways that these sweeties make their way into this world.
One thing I do know, the world is a MUCH better place once you add a brand new baby. No matter how they arrive!!!
Baby Tyson’s story is a perfect example of how a pregnancy can be ever-changing and exciting.
Tyson’s momma, Courtney told me that the first 5 months of her pregnancy were awful! She mentioned being sick all day…EVERY DAY!!! I mean, can you even imagine that? Trying to work and carry on day to day responsibilities yet feeling like you could barf at any second. Us mommies are pretty strong, huh?
Then all of a sudden after that 5 month mark Courtney said the pregnancy was great. Isn’t that funny how it works!? You just never know what’s going to happen! One day your head is in the toilet, the next your at the gym feeling great and doing aerobics.
I guess you could say pregnancy prepares you for mommy hood in that way. When you have little ones at home that’s how life is. One day your getting so much accomplished and feeling on top of the world. The next day you’re spending two hours pulling bunchems out of your daughter’s hair and questioning life decisions.
Then the day came for Courtney’s 38-week checkup. She told me that she was dealing with some high blood pressure issues for 2 weeks before the appointment. So when the doctor came into the room they said “We’re sending you to the hospital for delivery!” She was not expecting that at all. Tyson made sure he kept his mom on her toes!
Of course mommy was excited to finally meet her baby. But unfortunately, being induced at 38 weeks made for a 28 hour labor!!! Courtney told me that it was so long and very painful. Luckily though, once it was time for Tyson to come Courtney only pushed for 15 minutes and her prince was here.
May 10th, 2017 at 9:10pm baby Tyson made his grand arrival.
Mommy had to be tended to after delivery so the doctors took the baby rather quickly so they could focus on her. But after a bit Daddy brought baby Tyson over to mommy and held him up to her so she could kiss all over him. That was the first time they were a family of 3. Such a sweet moment!
Courtney and Matt (Tyson’s Daddy) have a big family. So when it was time for everyone to meet the baby it was quite the party. There were lots of visitors that were anxiously waiting to meet their new baby. Courtney said they were all very shocked to see some red in baby Tyson’s hair!!!
About a week after Tyson’s arrival Matt and Courtney brought him to the Paint The Stars Photography studio in Glen Burnie, MD for his newborn photography session.
Guys, let me just tell you. This little boy could have been a newborn workshop model. He was so calm and content. Every pose we laid him in he would just sink down and be so cute!
For one of the first photo setups I wanted to get a nice bold color going. So I paired one of my custom photo prop blue onesies from Your Spot LLC with a nice vibrant blue floordrop. I’m so pleased with how the contrast between the blue and the cream turned out. Especially the photo below where Tyson is snuggling a little teddy bear!
I’ve been looking for opportunities to use this adorable grey wrap and bonnet set that I got from Eco Street. So for another one of Tyson’s newborn photos I grabbed my grey backdrop fabric and laid Tyson on it with the grey wrap draped over him. Then on my cream flokati, I snuggled Tyson up in another sweet pose over some wool fluff. Then I put that cute grey bonnet on him and swirled the grey wrap around him. He looks like a little baby doll with that hat on. I just love it!!!
The photos of Tyson with his parents turned out great as well. I loved posing them. Courtney and Matt both have very relaxed and down-to-earth personalities so they were very easy to move around and photograph. If you look below at the photos you’ll see one of my most favorite. The last photo on this post gives me goosebumps. I’m obsessed with the way mom and dad are looking tenderly down at their brand new son with the bright light shining on the three of them. The first day of the rest of their lives. That’s what it makes me think of.
Congratulations again Matt and Courtney. I know I’ve said it a million times but I’m just so happy for the two of you. Tyson is absolutely perfect and I can feel the love between the three of you. I’m still so honored that you chose me to photograph your sweet bundle of joy for the first time. I know how important and fast this time with Tyson being a newborn will fly by. It’s a big responsibility to have it photographed perfectly and I’m thrilled that you chose me.
How did you like reading about Tyson’s story? Do you have a similar pregnancy and delivery story? I’d love to hear about how your newborn made it into the world! Leave me a comment below with a photo of your sweet baby. I just love hearing baby stories.
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