Newborn session: Nathan and family

He kept us on our toes in the beginning, but he settled in eventually. Meet Nathan, 12 days old. Mama’s nickname for him is wiggly. Allison and Michael make a great couple, Allison whom I have known for years. I’m so happy for them to be growing their family, and grateful to have been asked to document these earliest days!

We shot on-site at Nathan’s home in Hanover Park, Illinois. I brought with me a backdrop stand, off-camera speed lights, pockets wizards, and several fabric options for backdrops. Allison collected some sweet and simple swaddling and basket options.

Of course, Nathan owned his shoot, looking adorable and sleepy. It was so wonderful that we were able to schedule the session for a time when grandparents on both sides could participate, especially for those that were visiting from out of state. It was so precious to have generations and in-laws together. The photograph of all of the mothers holding Nathan I thought was especially touching. But I love the edge on the fussy portrait with daddy’s tattoo—it adds that extra something to classically traditional and minimalistic portraits.

Nathan, it was a joyful challenge to photograph with you. Allison and Michael, thank you for inviting me into your home and I hope your family enjoys your photographs.


~ by Stephanie Book on October 11, 2012.

2 Responses to “Newborn session: Nathan and family”

  1. It would be better if it looked like the baby was alive. The lighting and the limp poses suggest otherwise, and everyone looks sad. 😦 the background is so somber and funereal.

  2. Some of your best work. Love the black background.

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