Thursday, March 17, 2016

Newborn Photos

I'm not big on photo shoots with professional photographers--sure, they look great and I always love the pictures, but it's just an extra expense that I find isn't necessary to have all the time. However, I knew for sure that I wanted some newborn photos. It is just much easier when you're an exhausted, first time parent to leave it to the professionals!

Newborn Photos

I noticed that a sorority sister, Hannah, did photography on the side, and I always loved the pictures she would share on Facebook, so I contacted her back at the end of summer and set things up. I'm so glad we connected, because she did such an amazing job, and was incredibly patient the whole time (especially as we tried to wrangle  Millie). If you're in the Northern Virginia area, I definitely recommend her--you can find her information at Hannah Elise Photography. 

Newborn Photos

During the photo shoot, Aida was a little fussy and basically refused to stay calm unless she had a pacifier. Didn't matter though, because we still got lots of great pictures!

Newborn Photos



At one point, we had to do a diaper change, and it worked out perfectly because Hannah was able to capture some of our favorite facial expressions!

Newborn Photos

Newborn Photos

And of course, we couldn't leave Millie out! We don't use the #FamilyofThreePlusMillie for nothin! No surprise, Millie was a little difficult to wrangle. Since Hannah was a visitor, Millie had to constantly check on her, then check back on Aida. So, Millie went back and forth, from one to the other, carrying her tennis ball just in case anyone wanted to play. It was almost impossible to get her to settle down for a photo, and I was worried we wouldn't get any, but luckily Hannah caught some great moments on camera!

Newborn Photos

Newborn Photos

Newborn Photos


It's obviously impossible for me to pick a favorite, and as much as I want to hang some around the house ASAP, I can't even decide which ones to get printed! Hannah also took some great detail pictures of the nursery, so I will be sharing those soon for Aida's nursery reveal.

How do you feel about hiring professional photographers? Worth it, or should you just DIY? As an exhausted parent of a newborn, it was definitely worth it!

All Love,

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