I've done several newborn sessions throughout the years, but Baby Peyton's was different in that it was the first I did after having a newborn myself. With Peyton's session, memories were fresh: both the incredible challenge of those first few weeks with a new life to care for, and also how special that time is together becoming a family. It goes by in a blur- Brittany and JJ themselves said they felt like it had just been one long day since Peyton arrived- and it's somehow both too fast and too slow all at the same time.
Peyton was just 11 days old for this portrait session, and she bounced back and forth between sleepiness, hunger, and a bit of fussiness, but that's newborn life! What I love about lifestyle sessions is that they capture the sweet reality of days like these- not a propped up, Photoshopped version of it. I had such a wonderful time getting to know Peyton, as well as catching up with Brittany (whom I teach with in Chagrin Falls!) and her husband JJ.
Below are a few favorite images from our afternoon together. Congratulations to Brittany and JJ on their new addition!