This was a shoot two weeks in the making. Baby Shane was found to have an infection shortly after birth that required a 14 day stint of antibiotics and a watchful eye in the hospital for that length of time as well. So, going into this newborn shoot, I knew we’d be more the lifestyle approach than the curl-up-in-all-sorts-of-poses shoot. And really, that is ok with me!

We started with Ben and his TWO kids first then gave Big Sis a breather to space out when her smiling duties would be. :)

We let Big Sis Ellie have a snack break with Ben while we did some of just Mama Jess & Shane-these might be my favorite of the whole afternoon-before finishing on the front step as a family of FOUR:

Jess + Ben: From your engagement photos, to your wedding day, from Ellie’s arrival to Shane’s, it’s been an honor to watch the story of your family unfold and I’m so thankful that you’ve chosen me to capture it all! It was such a relief to find out that Shane’s infection didn’t have long lasting effects and that, while delayed a bit and super stressful, he’s now home and healthy and utterly perfect. I can’t wait to see how Ellie dotes on “her baby” as the years progress!

Blessings & all the sleep you can manage,


PS You can view more of our time together HERE.