Planning newborn sessions in Germany during the Winter can be quite a challenge. In North Western Germany, you see grey skies more than sunny ones. You see more rain than snow. I have yet to be there in the Summer but I have heard the Summer makes up for it. On the day we planned Lyla's newborn photography session, we had the most beautiful day and I knew I needed to incorporate that abundance of sun into the session. Give me all the sun flare :) Beautiful Lyla is one lucky little lady to have two of the coolest parents I know. I can't wait to head back and see her cuteness soon!
I photographed their Upstate NY wedding at Saratoga National in 2016 and, a little over a year later, I got to meet their newest and most scrumptious addition. It really is such an honor to be able to photograph my wedding couples with their babies. Little Eli may not know it yet, but he is so lucky to be nourished and loved by his two incredible parents. Their session was photographed in the comfort of their own home near Saratoga.
Whew... I didn't think this would be as hard as my best of 2017 weddings recap. But it was. Just when I thought I had it narrowed down, I would see another photo and go "awww but look at how cute that photo is too". While the title of this post states it is my best newborn and family photos from 2017, it really is just a very small set of my best. Every family I worked with this year had a story worth telling and they all had one thing in common. That one thing was a whole lot of love for their family. I am so thankful to each and every family that I worked with to document a special day and time in their lives. Wishing lots of health and happiness to this special group in 2018.