I was so excited when I got the call that Baby Leighton had finally arrived. I had been anxiously awaiting her arrival for several months. I've had the privilege of photographing The House Family for several years, and Leighton was the perfect little addition to make them the most adorable family of five!
I arrived at her session so excited and ready to meet her, and she was absolutely perfect! It's funny how much she already looked like her big brother Jude and she was only two weeks old. At the beginning of her session, she was wide-awake, which was so sweet because I was able to get some great shots of her looking at the camera with her beautiful blue eyes. Once she got a little sleepy, I wrapped her up (snug as a bug) and she drifted away into a sweet slumber. Some of my favorite images of Leighton are when she is asleep and a little smile appears on her face. I jokingly told Jenna (Leighton's Mom) that I thought when she smiled like that, it was her way of telling me she was having a lot of fun during her Newborn Session.
Later in the afternoon The House Boys arrived and it was no longer just us three girls. It was time for Ed (Leighton's Dad) and her two brothers (Jacob and Jude) to step in for a few shots. Wouldn't you know that it was a beautiful sunny afternoon while we were inside and a few minutes before we headed outside, it started to rain. Mother Nature has a way of always keeping me on my toes like that. Ha! One of the many things I love about Jenna and Ed is how easy going and go-with-the-flow they are. They just laughed when we looked outside and the rain turned into a downpour. Another thing I love about The House Family is they always look beautiful no matter when or where they are photographed. A little rain wasn't going to ruin my plans. We did their family portraits in the middle of their living room and it was perfect. Those images are so special and personal. I loved photographing the boys as they held their baby sister and smiled down oh so sweetly at her. I especially love the images of Jenna and Ed holding Leighton. You can feel the love the moment you see each of those images. Such a precious moment in time and I feel so honored to have been able to capture that for them.
The day of Leighton's Newborn Session was extra special because it was Jenna and Ed's Six Year Wedding Anniversary. I think it's safe to say that Leighton is the best anniversary gift they received! I was able to get a few shots of Leighton laying on Jenna's wedding dress. Talk about a special moment! I know that Jenna is so excited to share those images with Leighton as she grows up.
Not only do I absolutely adore Baby Leighton, but the entire House Family! I'm so excited to watch her grow over the next year and to be able to share so many charming images of her with you all. Here are just a few of my favorite images from Leighton's Newborn Session. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!