It so perfectly captures Chase in his element. Sleepy and happy (wearing no clothes since Naked Baby is always in full force in our house) with his arms up by his face. I want to scoop him up and cuddle him when I see this photo and his expression shows me that he’s dreaming about something since his lips aren’t fully relaxed. My sweet little boy.
This moment was one of many captured by the incredibly talented Brooke of Brooke Whitney Photography.
Brooke came to our home in Charlotte 10 days after Chase was born for a newborn photo shoot. I am so grateful to her for beautifully capturing such a special time in our lives.
Brooke is an Atlanta-based photographer but was in town visiting a close friend and kindly offered to do a newborn photo shoot with us after Chase’s arrival. I am thrilled to be able to share some of her wonderful photos with you today!
Brooke instantly made all of us feel at ease when she arrived around 9 a.m. Right off the bat, she asked if there were any specific photos we wanted (my only request was to have Sadie included in a few) and if there was anything we wished to avoid. (I immediately told her that Ryan and I are awful with “serious” photos and prefer natural photos that feel genuine.) Brooke listened to everything I had to say and while she expertly took over snapping photos of Chase when he was peacefully sleeping, when it came time to incorporate me and Ryan into the photos, she basically let us be ourselves and just hang out… All the while snapping pictures over the course of about two hours.
Here are a few of my favorite photographs from our newborn session with Brooke:
Sadie wanted so badly to be included in every photo and I love that Brooke managed to capture her ridiculous personality in these pictures. When Sadie crawled onto our bed, she immediately started wiggling around, trying her best to reclaim her spot as the center of attention.
Our sleepy little boy…
Wispy blonde hair…
Sleepy baby with a full belly…
All snuggled up in a blanked knit by Grammy…
Tiny pink baby toes!
Baby cuddles on my chest… I can’t get enough!
You may see more photos from our session with Brooke on her blog. Thank you again, Brooke, for so beautifully capturing such wonderful memories for us. I will treasure these pictures of our little boy forever.