Two weeks after Nicholas was born, we had a professional photographer come to the house to take a few pictures of our new family of four. I was completely unprepared for picture day. A complete Mommy fail if you will. I had nothing picked out for any of us to wear, no props, nothing!! I was so frazzled getting ready that morning. I am usually a little more organized, but having a new baby will make you a little crazy and not able to think clearly! I really wish I would have put more thought into picture day before I had the baby but still managed to pull everything together at the last minute. I even found something to wear that wasn't maternity!!
Our photographer showed up just as I was finishing my hair and make up. I can only imagine what she thought of my appearance when I came to the door, hair all a hot mess with one half clipped up and the other half straightened. I am sure that would have made for some interesting pictures! Fortunately for me, she is a Mom herself and knows what it's like to get a family of four ready for pictures after a night of little sleep. I can't say enough how wonderful our photographer, Faith Koscho, was. She had so much patience! My neighbor Courtney and I call her the "Baby Whisperer". She is just so good with newborns and stubborn toddlers. If you live in the Cleveland or Lake County area, I highly recommend her!
Faith came prepared with tons of photo props and backgrounds for us to use. She brought with her a space heater to keep the naked baby warm, and even used a white noise app on her iPhone to keep the baby calm. She was the perfect photographer for my "frazzled mom of a newborn and a toddler" self.
I couldn't have been more happy with how the pictures turned out. I have to admit, I was really worried after such a long day that we never took a decent family photo. We saved that photo opportunity until the end of the session and Jillian just wasn't having it by then. She was over getting her picture taken and wanted no part of it.
I was shocked when Faith sent us the proofs that it included one good photo of the four of us. See how my arm is pinned behind me? Jillian refused to put down my iPhone for the picture so I grabbed the phone right out of her hand at the last minute and it apparently it worked! Not the most natural pose of myself but a Mommy's gotta do what a Mommy's gotta do!!
I am so in love with these pictures!!! They were certainly worth all of the stress and chaos of photographing a newborn and a toddler!!
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