I struggle with newborns. I really do. And I've had a lot of trouble admitting that. Who wants to acknowledge they just aren't that good at something and don't really like it that much either. I slowly realized the past few months that posed newborns are not for me and I think it took me reflecting on my own experience for a newborn to come to that realization. Colton would have had the worst newborn session. He stirred all the time when he slept, was always wide awaken, and his arms were permanently glued to the sides of his head. I am not Anne Geddes and I don't have to be. I'm Kristen Maus, and I photograph lifestyle newborns. There I said it, and it felt good :)
Anyway, back to Nathan's session. Theresa contacted me a few weeks ago that she wanted a newborn session but her son Nathan was already a week old. We realized we had limited time to work so I managed to squeeze her in at the end of a busy work week. I was so excited when Theresa said she wanted mainly lifestyle with a few posed. When I arrived and met Theresa you would have never known she just gave birth, seriously. I got to meet little Nathan and right away got to experienced not just the connection between Theresa and him, but Theresa's mom as well. It was so sweet watching her not just with Nathan, but Theresa as well. I truly believe there's no time you need your mom than after childbirth. Nathan's dad Jackson joined us at the end of our session for some super sweet family shots. Did I mention the gorgeous lighting in their home? Seriously I wish I could rent it out for all my newborn sessions!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to do the session that fit me best, I truly believe it gave us amazing results I'm not sure I'll ever be able to recreate.