I have been planning this newborn session with this beautiful mother for months, I mean we have been planning since before Christmas. And let me tell you, it did not go as planned.
I could never live with myself if I made new parents sick and although I am not sick and no one in my household is, you just never know what you are carrying in these times. Becoming a new parent is hard enough but I could not imaging how hard it would be with Covid-19. So we decided it was for the best if I did a through the window session. So I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. I am not going to lie it definitely was a challenge.
I showed up with my step ladder, my Apple Watch and my camera gear in the middle of the day. I was fortunate enough that the clouds were out and blocking any harsh sun making it a bit more easy than it could have been. But I still had to navigate the challenge of reflection, lighting within the home and trying to pose this couple while they were on speaker phone and I used my Apple Watch. But I think overall we were more relaxed knowing no one was sharing germs. Sweet baby boy wasn't super impressed with the changes in poses but he looked cute even when he was grumping, he did seem to treasure the snuggles with mom and dad though. Even the "first born" Thomas the pup seemed to be fond of the newest family addition.
A word from the mama
"Life is a little different now. We have welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world, which has made our world a little more chaotic, but weirdly calm at the same time. With the current health pandemic in full swing my husband leaves for groceries only when necessary, we have friends drop gifts at the front door, and we talk to them through an open window.
We have spent the last two weeks bonding with our baby which has been absolutely lovely. What has not been so lovely is having to tell family and friends that they cannot meet our newest addition. This has forced us to be more deliberate in our connections with family and friends. We send photos and video updates daily, and many family and friends have used video calling for the first time ever.
Although we have been physically alone for weeks now, we’ve had all the love and support of family and friends (from at least the suggested 6 foot distance) and that has touched our hearts."