Kennedy's dad Troy works with my husband and so I was thrilled when they contacted me wanting to book their newborn session with me. We patiently waited for Kennedy to make her grand appearance and when she came in for her session, she did not disappoint! Here's a little Q&A with Jennifer and some favorites from their session!
Please tell me some small details of your birthing process. When did you go into labor? Time of birth? Who all was at the hospital with you?
I started having contractions on a Tuesday. We went to the hospital Tuesday night only to be sent back home because I wasn’t dilated enough. My water broke Wednesday morning at 8:30 and Kennedy arrived a little over 12 hours later. My mom and mother-in-law kept my husband and I company all day until it was time to push.
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time?
It was just so surreal. I couldn’t believe I was finally meeting this little girl who I only knew by her movements. She stopped crying as soon as she was put on my chest and it was just the best feeling in the world.
What was your favorite part about our session together?
I loved how easy and laid back the whole session was. It was so nice to literally sit back and watch Angie work her magic at capturing some beautiful moments of this newborn stage.
Do you have a favorite image from your session? Was there any favorite setups or props used?
I have several favorites. But I think my absolute favorite is one of our family photos. It captures so many emotions and will forever have significant meaning to me as our very first family photo. And I loved all the props Angie used.
How did you prepare for our photo shoot? How was your experience? Were you nervous or worried before? How did it turn out?
I took a look at Angie’s work online to see what preferences I had for colors, props and backdrops. I was a little worried about not looking my best as a tired, new mom in our family photos. But the family photos turned out beautifully and I will forever treasure the moments Angie captured of our new little family.
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken?
Don’t worry over it and trust your photographer. We knew Angie knew what she was doing so we were able to just sit back and enjoy watching her work.
Anything else you'd like to add about your session and final images?
We are so very pleased with the final images. They are gorgeous, and we have received so many compliments on how beautiful all of the pictures are.