Last week I had the immense pleasure of meeting little Tessa Riley – only 10 days old. So sweet, beautiful and tiny, she was very relaxed and extremely observant for a newborn. I had photographed Heather and Ryan’s maternity session a couple of months ago so it was neat to see some of the before and after shots we re-created. Spending the afternoon with them was so special for me. The amount of love they have for their little miracle is truly inspiring and to capture it in photographs is another honor in itself.
When I first arrived at their home Tessa was wide awake, receptive and ready for her close-up. It was amazing to see how she studied her mommy and daddy’s faces throughout the session. And at only 10 days old she even noticed ME (well, I guess how can you miss a girl with a huge black camera in front of your face??). Nonetheless, she really was very cooperative throughout the shoot. Eventually she did need a little break for some mommy & baby time and when she returned she conked out and let us put her in a basket with a super soft and cozy blanket – that was lots of fun! She is truly a little angel! Thanks H & R for letting me spend the afternoon with your cute family – I hope you enjoy the photos!