Lucy | Newborn Lifestyle Photography

This story begins on October 31st, 2016. If you missed that post about my baby niece’s arrival, you can take a look back at the photos here.Β Β I had to keep Lucy’s newborn session photos a secret until after Christmas, as I made a photobook for my sister of both the birth photos and these newborn photos πŸ˜‰ She kept asking when I would have them done and I kept having to play dumb because they had been done for weeks. I absolutely LOVE giving gifts to others and since I couldn’t hold out on posting the birth photos (I was too excited to share them!), I wanted atleast part of the photos to be a surprise πŸ™‚
ANYWHO…below are the images of my sister, Lindsey, brother-in-law Mike and sweet niece Lucy to capture the first couple of weeks of what life was like with newborn Lucy πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰
First time parents holding newbornI should probably preface this session with the fact that Lucy was quite a fussy baby the first 6 weeks of life. God bless my sister for her patience and love for Lucy <3Newborn baby girl LucyAH baby feet. I could just kiss them!Newborn Photography at homeOne thing that seemed to help was listening to music. Lucy loves her music! So we had some playing throughout the whole session πŸ˜‰Husband and Wife With Newborn DaughterNewborn Baby Love(See previous comment about fussy-ness) This is real life photography, folks. Sure, we all would’ve loved to have had Lucy sleeping peacefully or even smiling! But, these are memories that are captured of what those first few weeks were like πŸ˜‰
Fussy Newborn PhotographyFussy Baby PhotographyAdmiring Newborn Daughter PhotographyIt has been so amazing to watch my big sister become such a natural and wonderful mama πŸ™‚Β First Time Mom Breastfeeding PhotographyOur sister, Olivia, was unable to meet Lucy until this day when she came home from college for Thanksgiving. She calls her “little nugget” πŸ˜€First Time Aunt Holds BabyWe purposely planned for the next shots right after feeding so she was nice and happy πŸ™‚ I could not be more excited about how these turned out!Newborn Photography ArtBaby Girl Newborn Pose with FlowersTHAT HAIR! You guys, it is crazy and wild and she had just had a bath before the session and it still goes crazy. LolΒ Sleeping Newborn PhotographyAwake Newborn PhotographyNewborn Girl PhotographyNewborn Posed PhotographyPhotography Newborn GirlPhotography of Newborn SleepingThe details are my favorite <3 πŸ™‚Β Newborn Baby Details PhotographySleeping Newborn PhotographySmiling Newborn PhotoBlue Eyed Baby PhotoAuntie loving and chubby chipmunk cheeks πŸ™‚New Niece and AuntsHusband and Wife PhotographyFamily of 3 Photography NewbornIndianapolis Newborn PhotographyNewborn Photography Family of 3Proud Dad and Daughter Newborn PhotographyLaughing Family PhotographyHappy Family Newborn PhotographyHappy Family of 3 Newborn PhotographyLove for Newborn DaughterSleeping Baby PhotographyI had to post the image on the left (below). We got laughing so hard about how the headband in the back makes her look like a Ninja Turtle LOLΒ Mom and Daughter PhotographyMom and Newborn Daughter PhotographySince they didn’t know the sex of the baby before she was born, the nursery was kept a neutral turquoise and mint colors.Β Nursery Newborn PhotographyMike was on top of the world the first week of Lucy’s life. The birth of his first daughter and the Cubs won the world series for the first time since 1908! This little Cubs teddy bear is named Rizzo ;-)Newborn Cubs World Series PhotographyNursery Newborn PhotographyStory behind the photos below: Lindsey and I both had these water bottle stuffed animals as kids (you fill them up with warm water and off to sleep you go!) Lindsey ended up stealing mine eventually as a kid. LOL. She called him “Bear Man”. It was (still is?) her favorite stuffed (?) animal. You may be frightened at the sight of this thing — you see, she loved it SO much that all the fur came off. So much so that my momΒ triedΒ (bless her heart) to sew new fur on it and re-attach it’s eyes. Well, my mom found a NEW Bear Man and gave it to Lindsey at one of her baby showers. Needless to say, there were tears shed and it was beautiful πŸ™‚ So here is Lindsey with old and NEW Bear Man for Lucy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚Β Bearman with Mom PhotoSoothing Dad PhotographyCrying Baby Newborn Photography Baby in Crib PhotographyCrib Photography of NewbornBaby Crib PhotoLots of Hair Newborn PhotographyI just LOVE Lucy’s little smile on the photo on the left πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚Β Cubs Win World Series Fan Newborn PhotographyDad Big Cubs Fan Newborn Born During World SeriesBaby and Stuffed Animals Newborn PhotographyNewborn Photography with Stuffed AnimalsBlue-Eyed Newborn Baby Girl PhotographyHappy Baby Newborn PhotographyMother's Comfort PhotographyBeautiful Newborn Girl Photography
Thanks sister for letting me take over your house for a few hours to capture some photos of my sweet Lucy! LOVE YOU ALL!
With love,
Auntie Malmo