At-home newborn sessions are easily one of my favorite milestones to document. I also think they're one of the most important sessions you can invest in.
The early days of a new baby can be so overwhelming and such a blur that we often forget to slow down and soak in the sweetness. Then before you know it, your newborn is a toddler, and you can't believe they were ever that little.
You can't believe their big chunky feet fit in the palm of your hands, or that their face was ever that tiny and squishy. Then you'd give anything for just one more moment to hold your newborn.
That's when you turn to the photos.
Ashley and Patrick, thank you so much for inviting me into your home — a home that's overflowing with love and memories — to document this chapter of life. Your girls are amazing big sisters and Sutton is the absolute sweetest! They are so blessed to have you two as parents.
Missed Ashley's glowy mountaintop maternity session? Find it here.
Sutton has the cutest nursery! The artwork above his crib was made by his big sisters, and the crib itself was Ashley's when she was a baby.
I love this one! There's no bond like a mom and her baby boy.
Look at those pouty lips and cheeks!
Laura Richards is a natural-light family and newborn photographer based in Roanoke, Virginia. To start planning your next session, send me an email now!
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, a Charlottesville-area photographer specializing in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!