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Jesse | Downtown Mobile Rooftop Session

This shoot was definitely one for the books. I had been promising Jesse that we would go take pictures once I got back to Mobile for the school year, but literally every weekend for like a month and a half was raining. We finally found a weekend that was good for both of us and supposedly going to be sunny. But, in typical Mobile fashion, as soon as we got downtown, we could see a huge storm coming...like we could see the storm slowly inching closer as it traveled across the bay. As you can see, this made for some SUPER windy weather, but we just embraced the wind, raced to beat the rain, and used the crazy weather to get some of the most gorgeous golden hour shots that I have ever gotten before! Like goodness! I literally swoon every time I look over these photos! I'm so grateful to basically have a model as a sister!

Baby Catherine | Lifestyle Newborn Session

It's time for some real talk...I was actually really nervous when Melissa contacted me about being her newborn photographer...and I was even more nervous when I actually agreed to doing it!

I've had experience with young children, but I have never done a true newborn session before. Melissa contacted me awhile back, knowing I didn't have experience in this area, but still wanted to be my guinea pig if I was up for it. I thought about telling her no, and referring her to a photographer more experienced in this area, but, since she was willing to give me a chance, I was like, "Well, why don't I give this a shot?"

Guys, honestly, this is one of my most favorite shoots that I have done to date. I didn't know if I would enjoy it or not, but I am so grateful for Melissa giving me a chance to try this new area of photography and opening my eyes to something I never expected I would enjoy so much. 

Some things I learned from this experience: 

  1. Newborn photography is 100% different than any other type of session you will do because the main thing you are photographing (the newborn) only has a tentative arrival date. You have to be pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling in order to capture the precious babe in its first few days at home. I was so grateful that Melissa was so laid back with when I came. You see...silly me...when I told Melissa that I would take the pictures, I had no idea that I would be all the way in Savannah when the baby arrived...
  2. It is literally the coolest thing to do a lifestyle newborn session because you are being invited to share a few precious moments of probably the most monumental time in a couple's life. The parents are tired, happy, nervous, but totally and head-over-heels in love with their precious child. It is such an honor to be able to capture those emotions and memories in a still picture. 
  3. Warning: Once you do one newborn session, you will want all of your friends to have babies simply so you can take their pictures. (I'm not even kidding...)