Boston here is a rainbow baby. His big brother passed away at just one day old. Boston came to me for his rainbow baby newborn session and wasn't a big fan of me posing him. Mom brought along this little teddy bear that belonged to his brother and as soon as I laid it next to him, he snuggled right up and fell fast asleep. I know mom and dad will treasure this image forever.
I can't quite reach it! Elli trying to get the reddest apple from the apple tree. She DID succeed with a little help from momma. This was the last batch of apples we could pick before the season ended so all the kiddos were super happy to get one.
Baby Pearl has the perfect name, her beauty reflected and shine with pure simplicity and radiance like a true pearl. My focus on her session was on her eyes and per mom's request, I kept it as simple as possible to bring all her beauty as the main focus of her first birthday session. I loved how a pink pearl feels shine throughout her session. One of the best parts of portrait photography is to get the most of an image you need less to work with. I used one light source to keep contrast and texture on my image, and it worked perfectly.
From the moment this little girl came to our studio, she was so relaxed and really enjoyed my hands while posing her.
With this cute, completely relaxed face, we didn't want to create a typical soft pink newborn picture. We searched for a little mystery in the picture by using warm, red colors.
This was my fourth session with this family. Quite often in newborn shoots, dads can take a bit of a backseat, especially when there is a toddler to entertain. This lovely tender impromptu moment between dad and his two babies was captured towards the end of our session together.
I followed this young woman and her husband during his marriage and made a special connection. Her complicated pregnancy necessitated my moving home as soon as she had the right to get up. We took a lot of care to keep her physically clean and the session was held in the small park adjoining her home in natural light.
A life miracle is this baby. When doctors didn't give any chance to him to survive, mom insisted to go forward, and no regrets do she has now. A healthy beautiful newborn that fills his parents each day with love and joy. Sometimes a mother's heart knows what's better for her child
This GORGEOUS momma-to-be came to my studio before our session to try on a bunch of my maternity gowns. She looked stunning in all of them so the choice of which gowns we were actually going to use was quite hard. Before she left I had mentioned that there is a gorgeous little lake at the spot we are taking photos and it would look cool if we did photos in the water, if she was willing. I honestly didn't expect her to say yes but she was totally on board.
When I was picturing photos in the water, I just pictured maybe going knee-deep and this gorgeous lady kept joking she should float on her back and while it was an awesome idea I expected the water to be the way too cold for that. But this girl is ADVENTUROUS and the water was surprisingly warmer than anticipated so her joke turned into a reality and I absolutely love how this turned out!!
The glow of motherhood is unmatched, although the glow of this setting sun sure did try. This was baby number four for this family, and they decided to keep the gender a surprise until birth. After staying snuggly tucked in a week longer than expected, the baby boy finally made is debut and got to meet his sisters and brother.
I'm extremely excited and honored that my photo has been selected for the 42nd Collection! The little one in the photo is my daughter, Keren when she was 10 months old. Not wanting to forget one detail of Keren's childhood. I just capture this special moment for her first golden autumn time.
In ancient times, women from the Ethiopian community stayed in a separate home during menstruation and after birth, those women were not currently engaged in any work. They felt time and rest from their daily chores. The other family members who would pamper them and take care of all their needs.
Women during menstruation spent seven days in the other House or until the bleeding ended, postpartum women stayed there with the newborn, 40 days if a child was boy, and 80 days if a child was a girl.
Today, Ethiopian Jews continue in the ancient tradition of course, not the same way,
But when the child reaches 40 or 80 days they have a celebration.
On the foto:
Curious little July celebrates 80 days,
A magical moment with her mother in traditional clothes.