Minneapolis Newborn Photography / James, Jennifer + Joe
Jennifer and Joe were head over heals when they found out that they were expecting. They were ready to start a family and at the end of July this past year, their newest addition, James, entered the world. For their newborn session, they wanted natural and genuine photos of James but also of the three of them as a family. I rented my friend’s beautiful space, Block studios, so the four of us could relax, hang out and get to know each other through the session.
When Jennifer and Joe arrived, James was waking up. His big blue eyes peaked out from behind the blankets in his car seat. Joe slowly brought him out of the car seat to change him into his white knitted diaper for the session. After a few photos, James was hungry, so we took a break from the session to let James eat and get to know each other better.
Jennifer and Joe have been married for eight years. They said that being new parents had been incredible. James likes to stay awake during the day which makes it easier for them to sleep at night. Joe had been off from work on his paternity leave, but was due back the next week for his first official full week back in the office. Although this schedule would be new to them, they said they had been playing everything by ear. They had been letting things unfold and working with whatever came their way, which coming from new parents is inspiring for those of us out there (me!) who want a family but are little frightened by the whole life changing schedule thing.
After eating, James was awake and happy for photos. He was so sweet and easy to work with during our session. His energy was very calm and relaxed, just like his parents, and their photos show just that. I hope to see the three of these amazing humans soon- working with them was a dream come true- and to Jennifer and Joe (if you are reading this) congratulations on James! You two are already great parents!
I’m so happy for these three! I have more newborn sessions below if you want to see more of these natural moments with parents and their babies.