Talia Ann was born just a few weeks ago to her sweet parents Melissa and Stefan. She was sleeping when I arrived. Melissa greeted me at the door and their gorgeous labradoodle, Sam, sniffed my gear and checked me out before showing me to the baby’s room. I LOVE photographing newborns, and I LOVE photographing dogs. When a family calls me and asks, “We’d like to have our dog in some of the pictures, would that be ok?” I am pretty sure they can hear me squeal with delight on the other side. I didn’t know Melissa and Stefan had a dog, so when I rang the door bell and heard the barking I became even more excited than I already was. There is something so special about babies and dogs and having them BOTH in a session is my FAVORITE!!! I can usually ask adult humans to “relax” or “turn a bit to their left,” but photographing dogs and children is a whole other story. I have to adjust to them, and I am OK with that. Sam is still very much a puppy: curious, playful, and always ready to play. Despite his boisterousness he was incredibly gentle with Talia and highly protective of her as well. I enjoyed photographing this family because everyone was so relaxed and their love for one another is so genuine. I felt privileged to capture the tender moments they shared, especially during such a special time in their lives.
Melissa and Stefan, thank you for inviting me into your home. May the love and joy you share continue to grow. Welcome to the World, Talia!